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Stocks up as commodity slide offers a salve for inflation fears

The price falls have made for some relief in equities since energy and food have been the drivers of inflation. After some heavy recent losses, MSCI's World equities index is up 2% on the week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1% on Friday, flattered by short sellers bailing out of Alibaba - which rose 5% - amid hints that China's technology crackdown is abating.

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