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  • LONDON, Sept 2- The dollar rose on Wednesday as fragile global stock markets stabilised, taking the heat out of a rush to unwind carry trades that boosted the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro in recent weeks. The dollar was up 0.6 percent at 120.10 yen, rising from a low of 119.225 yen as European stock markets rose and U.S. stock futures were almost 1 percent...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 2- China's major stock indexes opened down on Wednesday, despite pledges by a number of brokerages to increase their stock invesment to support the market. China CSI300 stock index futures for September fell 2.1 percent, to 2,944.2, 291.12 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was down 1.0 percent, to...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 2- Nine Chinese brokerages have pledged additional funds worth over 30 billion yuan to buy shares, the China Securities Journal said on Wednesday, answering fresh government calls to support a wobbly stock market. Brokerages including Guotai Junan Securities Co, Changjiang Securities and Pacific Securities said they would increase the size...

  • Sept 1- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Tuesday after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. *Adding to the nervous sentiment, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that global economic growth was now likely to be weaker than had been expected just a few months ago.

  • Sept 1- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Tuesday after data showed that China's manufacturing sector shrank at its fastest pace in three years and its services sector also showed signs of cooling. S&P 500 e-minis were down 42.25 points, or 2.15 percent, with 372,618 contracts traded at 6:17 a.m. ET. Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 95 points, or 2.22 percent, on...

  • *Man Group posts biggest individual decline. LONDON, Sept 1- European stocks fell on Tuesday, extending the losses of recent weeks after weak manufacturing data from China again raised concerns over the health of its economy. "The PMI was below 50, which is a psychologically important level and puts into real focus the fact that China is contracting," ETX Capital...

  • MANILA, Sept 1- Gold edged higher on Tuesday as equities faltered on mounting expectations that the U.S. Fischer's comment sent Wall Street lower overnight and U.S. stock futures stretched losses on Tuesday, with Asian shares also falling, led by China. "We are seeing some general risk-off moves in the Asian timezone and some buying of gold would be consistent with...

  • BEIJING, Aug 27- China has expanded its debt-for-bond swap programme for local governments to 3.2 trillion yuan from 2 trillion yuan, state news agency Xinhua quoted Finance Minister Lou Jiwei as saying on Thursday. The programme, which is meant to ease the financing pressure on China's heavily indebted local governments, has been steadily expanded from a...

  • Aug 27- U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Thursday, a day after Wall Street posted its biggest one-day gain in four years. *Stocks soared on Wednesday after New York Fed President William Dudley said the case for a September rate hike seemed "less compelling" than before. *Dudley's dovish comments came a day before many of the world's top central bankers gather...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 27- China's yuan closed firmer against the dollar on Thursday as traders cited large transactions by state-owned banks possibly on behalf of the central bank, which supported the Chinese currency in both spot and derivative markets. "Major state banks did some large deals, supporting the yuan's value," said a dealer at a European bank in Shanghai.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 27- China's major stock indexes rose on Thursday as a strong rebound on Wall Street helped calm global markets after days of wild volatility. China CSI300 stock index futures for September rose 4.1 percent, to 2,938.6, 154.21 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up 3.2 percent, to 21,758.62 points.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise but uncertainty remains Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Aug 26- U.S. stock index futures were sharply higher on Wednesday, a day after a rally on Wall Street fizzled as concerns about China's economy overwhelmed a bout of bargain-hunting. * "These type of swings are typical when the market behaves in a way that is a real test of nerves and there is a lot of ongoing uncertainty," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at...

  • LONDON, Aug 26- The dollar rose on Wednesday as some calm returned to currency markets with Wall Street stock futures pointing to a firm start and European shares recouping some of their losses, all of which lessened the need to buy safe-haven currencies like the yen. China's central bank ramped up its efforts to shore up sentiment, pumping $21.8 billion into the...

  • Aug 26- U.S. stock index futures were sharply higher on Wednesday after China's central bank said it injected 140 billion yuan into the interbank money market. S&P 500 e-minis were up 23.5 points, or 1.25 percent, with 407,357 contracts traded by 6:05 a.m. ET. Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 46.5 points, or 1.15 percent, on volume of 64,390 contracts.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 26- China's major stock indexes opened up on Wednesday after aggressive monetary easings announced by the central bank on Tuesday evening following a massive market slide. China's Financial Futures Exchanges announced Wednesday morning that they will raise transaction fees and margin requirements for index futures to curb speculation.

  • MANILA, Aug 26- Gold edged up on Wednesday after falling the most in five weeks the session before as global equities were revived after China cut interest rates and bank reserve requirements to support a flagging economy. But China's move appears to have only boosted equities temporarily, with U.S. stock futures resuming their descent and Asian shares...

  • *China's rate cut may not boost China demand that much- analyst. TOKYO, Aug 26- U.S. stock futures resumed descent in early Asian trade and Asian shares were seen on the defensive on Wednesday as monetary easing by China's central bank had limited success in cheering up nervous investors. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent...

  • Aug 25- U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Tuesday in anticipation of bargain hunting a day after Wall Street turned in its worst performance in four years and as China cut interest rates for the second time in two months. *All three major Wall Street indexes fell into correction mode over the past two trading days. *Oil price were up more than 3 percent, bouncing...

  • Aug 25- U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Tuesday, a day after Wall Street turned in its worst performance in four years, sending all three major indexes into correction mode. An index is considered to be in correction when it closes 10 percent below its 52- week high. S&P 500 e-minis were up 57.75 points, or 3.09 percent, with 416,473 contracts traded by...

  • FOREX-Dollar climbs vs yen as risk aversion eases Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    *Yen sags as Tokyo shares and U.S. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 25- The dollar rose more than 1 percent against the yen on Tuesday and pulled away from seven-month lows as investor risk aversion showed signs of easing, but the outlook remained clouded by worries about slowing Chinese growth. Traders said a rise in U.S. stock index futures and a bounce in Tokyo equities from...