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  • *Wall Street rises ahead of U.S. TOKYO, May 30- Asian shares edged down on Monday while the dollar marked fresh highs after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike in the United States could be around the corner. Financial spreadbetters predicted Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to each open up 0.7 percent, after Friday's gains on...

  • *Spain, Italy underperform, hit by their banks. LONDON, May 26- European shares were mixed on Thursday, with banks in Italy and Spain on the back foot following a recent rally while commodity stocks were boosted as Brent crude oil prices hit $50 a barrel for the first time since November. Britain's FTSE 100, France's CAC and Germany's DAX were all flat to 0.3 percent...

  • LONDON, May 26- European shares were mixed on Thursday, with banks on the back foot following a recent rally while commodity stocks were boosted as Brent crude oil prices hit $50 a barrel for the first time since November. Britain's FTSE 100, France's CAC and Germany's DAX were all 0.1 percent higher. However, oil companies rose 0.6 percent after Brent crude hit $50...

  • Asian shares stumbled to near 2-1/ 2- month lows overnight though Europe was in better form as confirmation that Germany's economy had a solid start to the year added to hopes that talks in Brussels will secure an unusually swift aid deal for Greece. Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC climbed 0.8 to 1 percent as even markets like Russia shrugged...

  • LONDON, May 23- Stocks, oil and yields on government bonds all fell on Monday, reversing some of their recent gains as investors began the week in a cautious mood, still grappling with the possibility that U.S. interest rates could soon be raised. The FTSEuroFirst 300 index of leading shares, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 all shed around 0.8 percent, and Britain's...

  • LONDON, May 23- Stocks seesawed on Monday while oil, the dollar and bond yields all fell as investors began the week cautious about prospects that U.S. interest rates could soon be raised. The FTSEuroFirst 300 index of leading shares, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 all fell as much as 1 percent in early trade but then rebounded into positive territory.

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.6 percent, after U.S. shares rallied on Friday, shrugging off growing expectations of further tightening in monetary policy. But Japan's Nikkei stock index ended down 0.5 percent on worrying economic data and reports that Japan's sales tax increase would be implemented after all, quashing...

  • *MSCI Asia-ex Japan falls 1 percent. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open down nearly 1 percent, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to each pull back 0.6 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1 percent as the prospect of a second U.S. rate hike in six months raised concerns for emerging markets already...

  • LONDON, May 17- World shares rose on Tuesday as technology giant Apple Inc's biggest rise in over two months and oil's march higher to within sight of $50 a barrel boosted investor demand for riskier assets at the expense of safe-haven bonds. The major European stock markets rose around 1 percent in early trading, following similar gains in Asia after Wall Street...

  • Spreadbetters saw a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC in the wake of the soft Chinese indicators, which have added to doubts about whether the world's second-largest economy is stabilising. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent. Tokyo's Nikkei climbed 0.6 percent, buoyed by a weekend...

  • Wall Street, where a sharp fall on Wednesday set the gloomy tone in Asia, was set to open higher, according to index futures. Germany's Dax index gained 0.6 percent and Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.4 percent. Earlier, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.4 percent, moving back toward a two-month low touched on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, May 12- European shares followed Asian stocks lower on Thursday, hit by sharp falls on Wall Street the previous day, while German government bond yields hit one-month lows as investors sought shelter in low-risk debt. Germany's Dax index fell by 0.4 percent while Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.5 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside...

  • TOKYO, May 12- Asian shares fell on Thursday following a dismal session on Wall Street, while the dollar firmed but remained shy of this week's highs and crude oil gave back some of its recent gains. The gloom was expected to carry over to Europe, with financial spreadbetters at IG predicting Britain's FTSE 100 would open down by 0.4 percent. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • LONDON, May 11- A promising start to the week by stocks fizzled out on Wednesday after a series of disappointing earnings reports. Germany's DAX snapped a four-day winning streak and the broader FTSEuroFirst 300 index of leading European shares erased much of Tuesday's rise, which was the biggest in three weeks. "I'm still in the bearish camp, and any rallies on the...

  • LONDON, May 11- The dollar fell on Wednesday, succumbing to a bout of profit-taking after hitting a two-week high the previous day, while European stocks also put a positive start to the week behind them to trade in the red. Weak corporate earnings weighed on stocks, as Germany's DAX snapped a four-day winning streak and the broader FTSEuroFirst 300 index of...

  • LONDON, May 10- European shares advanced on Tuesday, with Danish jewelry maker Pandora surging after strong results and Swiss bank Credit Suisse gaining after its smaller than expected first quarter loss. The FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 1 percent by 0805 GMT, while Greek shares rose 2 percent after euro zone finance ministers offered to grant Greece some debt...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent, its lowest since Mar. 11. European stocks were expected to open slightly higher with spreadbetters picking Britain's FTSE 100 to open up 0.4 percent, Germany's DAX 0.5 percent and France's CAC 40 0.3 percent. "I think monetary policy will be kept steady with structural easing-...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- The yen tumbled against the U.S. dollar on Monday as Japan signalled it was ready to intervene in the currency market, while a drop in oil prices undercut stocks. Europe's broad stock index gained, supported by a 1.1- percent rise for Germany's DAX index amid positive news for the country's economy. "Today, really you're seeing just that...

  • *European shares led by Germany's DAX after strong orders. NEW YORK, May 9- The yen tumbled against the U.S. dollar on Monday as Japan signaled it was ready to intervene in the currency market, while a drop in oil prices undercut stocks. "Today, really you're seeing just that back-and-forth that has been here for months: very tight ranges, modest movements and just a mix...

  • Dow up for third day

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks ahead at the day's market action as stocks edge higher.