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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, commodities recover after latest trade war jolt

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, commodities recover after latest trade war jolt

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index gains 0.6 pct, Nikkei bounces 1.3 pct * Spreadbetters see European stocks opening higher * Asian markets consolidate after previous day’s big tumble * Dollar stands tall amid trade fears, hits 6-mth high vs yen * Copper pulls up from 1-year low, crude also rebounds By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, July 12 (Reuters) - Stocks and commodities recovered slightly on Thursday as markets tried to consolidate from the previous session’s steep losses when fears of an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war jolted investor sentiment. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open higher, with Britain’s FTSE gaining 0.3 percent, Germany’s DAX adding 0.35 percent and France’s CAC 0.4