London — A dive in the dollar catapulted the euro higher and flattened stocks on Thursday, as the first US-China trade talks since July and a report accusing the European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi of going rogue, jostled for attention.

Markets were bombarded from all sides by denials and counter-denials on both the US-China trade talks and the countdown to Brexit, by Turkey’s military push into Syria, and by a blizzard of weak data stretching from Japan to France.

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