Stock markets, pound subdued as UK triggers Brexit request

HONG KONG — World stock markets were subdued Wednesday as Britain triggered the start of its exit from the European Union, a formal step that kicks off two years of negotiations that will have wide-ranging consequences for business in the region.

KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was faring worst in Europe, dropping 0.4 percent to 7,317. Germany's DAX climbed 0.4 percent to 12,200 and France's CAC 40 added 0.1 percent to 5,050. U.S. stocks were poised to open higher. Dow and S&P 500...

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