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  • Japan stock index down more than 5 percent Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 2:15 AM ET

    The latest slump reflected heightened concerns that global economic growth is slowing, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her confidence in the U.S. economy in testimony to congress Thursday. Kinahan, TD Ameritrade's chief strategist. The price of oil tumbled to $26.21, its lowest level since May 2003.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 recovers after sharp fall. LONDON, Feb 10- European shares rebounded on Wednesday from two-year lows reached in the previous session, helped by some solid corporate earnings and a recovery in Deutsche Bank. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had fallen 1.6 percent to its lowest point since September 2013 on Tuesday, rose 1.5...

  • European stock markets have closed higher after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen indicated the central bank would consider slowing the pace of interest rate increases. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.7 percent to close at 5,672.30 and Germany's DAX rose 1.6 percent to 9,017.29. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the central bank is carefully watching...

  • *Japan's Nikkei extends steep losses, hits 16- mth low. TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks fell on Wednesday on growing concerns about the health of the world's banks, particularly in Europe, pushing investors into safer assets such as the yen, which stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. Spreadbetters expected the pessimism to carry over into Europe, forecasting a...

  • Germany's DAX fell 1.1 percent to 8,879.40 while France's CAC 40 slid 1.7 percent. He met in Paris on Tuesday with his German counterpart, Jens Weidmann, along with the finance ministers of France and Germany for an economic conference. We think that this volatility of the Asian markets has spread to Europe, the eurozone, and the whole world.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safest of safe-haven assets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.2 percent, with Australian shares hitting 2-1/ 2- year closing low, and would have been lower if not for...

  • Japanese stock slide leads global markets lower Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 12:30 AM ET

    LONDON— Financial markets turned lower once again on Tuesday after a 5.4 percent slide in Japan's main stock index and the interest rate on the country's benchmark bond dropped into negative territory for the first time ever. On Tuesday, Japan's Nikkei index led the way lower, ending the day down 5.4 percent at 16,085.44. The FTSE 100 index of leading British...

  • *Lunar New Year closes most markets, with China off all week. TOKYO, Feb 8- Asian shares pared losses on Monday as a weaker yen helped Japan's Nikkei snap a four-day losing streak, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open around 0.6 percent higher, and Germany's...

  • Stocks edge lower in early trading on Wall Street Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 12:57 AM ET

    HONG KONG— World stock markets were uneven Friday as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. France's CAC 40 rose 0.6 percent to 4,255.33 while Germany's DAX dipped 0.2 percent to 9,378.43. Britain's FTSE climbed 0.2 percent to 5,911.46.

  • STUTTGART, Feb 4- Daimler AG expects slower sales growth for its Mercedes-Benz cars in China this year after a surge in demand in 2015 that helped the automaker post record sales and earnings. The stock was down 4.4 percent at 60.21 euros by 0915 GMT, its lowest in more than a year and underperforming Germany's blue-chip DAX index,, which was up 0.2 percent.

  • HONG KONG— Most Asian stocks jumped Thursday, leading world markets higher as oil prices bounced back and weak U.S. economic data fueled investor hopes that the Fed would slow the pace of rate hikes this year. Britain's FTSE 100 percent rallied 1.5 percent to 5,921.69 and Germany's DAX climbed 0.7 percent to 9,504.25. France's CAC 40 gained 0.6 percent to...

  • *Germany sells five-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 3- A rise in oil prices on Wednesday failed to lift European stocks, which instead sagged on weak earnings, prompting investors to seek safety in the Japanese yen, gold and low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel and global benchmark Brent rose 52 cents to $33.24 after Russia...

  • *Germany sells five-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 3- A rise in oil prices on Wednesday failed to lift European stocks, which instead sagged on weak earnings, prompting investors to seek safety in the Japanese yen, gold and low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel and global benchmark Brent rose 52 cents to $33.24 after Russia...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- Glimmers of recovery in oil prices on Wednesday lifted European stock markets off their lows and dimmed the allure of the Japanese yen, gold and ultra-low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel after a third consecutive day of oil price losses in Asia had weighed on regional stock markets. Global benchmark, Brent, was last 44...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- European shares fell on Wednesday, as weak earnings from some leading companies weighed on markets, although Syngenta surged after ChemChina agreed on a $43 billion bid for the Swiss seeds and pesticides group. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index fell 0.8 percent, Britain's FTSE 100 declined 0.5 percent while Germany's DAX fell 1 percent.

  • *Nikkei down 3.2 pct, Hong Kong 2.7 pct. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 2.1 percentled by a 2.7 percent fall in Hong Kong shares. The selloff is likely to extend into the European session, with spread-betters expecting Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 lose as much as 1.1 percent each and Britain's FTSE 0.9 percent.

  • Strong company earnings, oil recovery send stocks higher Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 12:13 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 inched down 0.2 percent to 4,276.23 and Germany's DAX was down 0.7 percent at 9,513.72 in early trading. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.4 percent to 5,899.64. Two days of sharply weaker oil prices have refocused share markets on the potential problems flowing from the bear market in oil, "said Ric Spooner, chief analyst at CMC Markets...

  • Oil struggled to steady, having fallen as much as 7 percent on Monday, and the glum macro mood sweeping back though markets saw European shares follow Asia deep into the red. Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 were down 1.4-1.7 percent as BP's biggest loss in 20 years and plans to cut thousands more jobs dovetailed with rating cuts by S&P for...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Europe started lower, with Britain's FTSE 100 down 1.2 percent to 5,985.97. Germany's DAX fell 1 percent to 9,656.78 while France's CAC 40 slipped 1.4 percent to 4,331.20. Benchmark U.S. oil was down 56 cents to $31.06 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Europe stocks lower as weak China data weighs Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:00 AM ET

    Japanese stocks, however, extended gains following the Bank of Japan's decision last week to introduce a negative interest rate policy to boost lending and spur growth. KEEPING SCORE: Europe got off to a weak start with Britain's FTSE 100 down 0.4 percent to 6,059.68. THE QUOTE: "There are precious few indicators that point to a recovery within China and this...