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Global shares, oil fall on fears of U.S. "fiscal cliff"

Traders work in front of a trading board showing Shutterstock Inc on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders work in front of a trading board showing Shutterstock Inc on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders work in front of a trading board showing Shutterstock Inc on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A general view of the German stock exchange in Frankfurt November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

A general view of the German stock exchange in Frankfurt November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

A general view of the German stock exchange in Frankfurt November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
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A man is reflected on an electronic board displaying currency rates outside a brokerage in Tokyo December 13, 2012. Japan's Nikkei average surged above 9,700 for the first time in eight months, led by exporters, as the yen fell to a multi-month low on mounting expectations of aggressive monetary easing by the Bank of Japan after a general election at the weekend. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A man is reflected on an electronic board displaying currency rates outside a brokerage in Tokyo December 13, 2012. Japan's Nikkei average surged above 9,700 for the first time in eight months, led by exporters, as the yen fell to a multi-month low...more

A man is reflected on an electronic board displaying currency rates outside a brokerage in Tokyo December 13, 2012. Japan's Nikkei average surged above 9,700 for the first time in eight months, led by exporters, as the yen fell to a multi-month low on mounting expectations of aggressive monetary easing by the Bank of Japan after a general election at the weekend. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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People are reflected on an electronic board displaying a graph showing the movement of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People are reflected on an electronic board displaying a graph showing the movement of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People are reflected on an electronic board displaying a graph showing the movement of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A visitor walks near the logo of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A visitor walks near the logo of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A visitor walks near the logo of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A city trader monitors stock prices in London.

A city trader monitors stock prices in London.

A city trader monitors stock prices in London.
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The logo of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is pictured at its office in Singapore July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong

The logo of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is pictured at its office in Singapore July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong

The logo of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is pictured at its office in Singapore July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong
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