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Asia jumps as cautious Fed lifts risk appetite, dollar on defensive

 Asian shares gained across the board on Thursday as risk appetite revived after the Federal Reserve reduced the number of interest rate hikes expected this year, while the dollar nursed substantial losses.

IMF reports weaker economic growth in LatAm in first half of 2013

 Economic growth in Latin America in the first half of 2013 was weaker than forecast, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report released Tuesday.