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Your Evening Briefing

If any evidence is needed on how major global events can give markets the jitters, Trump's decision to launch a missile attack on Syria offers the perfect example. The move triggered an instant reaction across everything from stocks to commodities and currencies. As questions are raised about the president's broader foreign policy, all eyes will now be on Trump's meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, particularly for any indication of how Trump likely will respond to North Korea's growing nuclear threat. —Alex Millson

Australia's success in dodging the global recession is coming back to haunt it. The country deployed fiscal and policy stimulus to avoid economic contraction after the 2008 financial crisis, while commodity prices soared. The upshot: all that good work only delayed the effects of the recession.

Investors feud with Goldman as commodity euphoria fades. After cash poured into exchange-traded funds linked to raw materials earlier this year, inflows have plunged in recent weeks. Banks, including Goldman, are urging investors to have "patience."

How far apart the two Koreas have grown in 60 years. This series of graphics shows how far the two halves have separated in six decades, and points to the huge challenges, but potential benefits, of reunification.

India's ban on liquor sales near highways has distillers bracing for pain. A sales drop of up to 8 percent is forecast this year, biting into the country's $31 billion spirits market. Some 40,000 shops and restaurants stopped selling alcohol after the April 1 ban on selling within 500 meters of a highway came into force.

The CEO of Singapore's DBS bank saw his pay last year fall more than his counterparts at the city-state's two other large banks. Here's how much the three earned.

The most anticipated new car ever is caught on camera. Prototypes of Tesla's Model 3 have been spotted being driven outside company headquarters, months before the rollout. Take a look at its sleek exterior here.

Tesla’s tweaked Model 3.

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