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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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People pass electronic information boards at the London Stock Exchange in the City of London October 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

People pass electronic information boards at the London Stock Exchange in the City of London October 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

People pass electronic information boards at the London Stock Exchange in the City of London October 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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A man looks at an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average (top C) and various countries' stock indices, as passers-by walk past outside a brokerage in Tokyo April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A man looks at an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average (top C) and various countries' stock indices, as passers-by walk past outside a brokerage in Tokyo April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A man looks at an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average (top C) and various countries' stock indices, as passers-by walk past outside a brokerage in Tokyo April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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People are reflected on a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People are reflected on a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People are reflected on a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Investors sit in front of computer screens at a brokerage house in Shenyang, Liaoning province, May 12, 2014. China's main stock index closed at its best level in two-and-a-half weeks on Monday, underpinned by Beijing's pledge to push ahead with a broad range of capital market reforms and a surging commodities sector. REUTERS/Stringer

Investors sit in front of computer screens at a brokerage house in Shenyang, Liaoning province, May 12, 2014. China's main stock index closed at its best level in two-and-a-half weeks on Monday, underpinned by Beijing's pledge to push ahead with a...more

Investors sit in front of computer screens at a brokerage house in Shenyang, Liaoning province, May 12, 2014. China's main stock index closed at its best level in two-and-a-half weeks on Monday, underpinned by Beijing's pledge to push ahead with a broad range of capital market reforms and a surging commodities sector. REUTERS/Stringer
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Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Remote/Stringer

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Remote/Stringer

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Remote/Stringer
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