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  • 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...

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Japan's Nikkei share average changed course in extremely volatile trading and rose on Tuesday morning after solid U.S. stock futures eased concerns a global stock rout rooted in China worries would continue. At the outset, after shares plunged in New York, the Nikkei touched a fresh six-month low. The selloff in risk assets gathered pace, with U.S....

  • Dollar rebounds vs yen as U.S. equity futures rise Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 10:07 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Aug 25- The dollar extended its gains versus the yen on Tuesday and rose 1.4 percent on the day at one point, as a rise in U.S. stock index futures helped ease risk aversion. The dollar rose to as high as 120.10 yen, up about 1.4 percent on the day. That marked a gain of 3.4 percent from Monday's seven-month low of 116.15 yen.

  • China stocks tumble more than 6 percent at open Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 9:36 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Aug 25- China's major stock indexes sank more than 6 percent in early trade on Tuesday, after a catastrophic Monday that saw Chinese exchanges suffer their biggest losses since the global financial crisis, destabilizing financial markets around the world. China CSI300 stock index futures for September fell 4.3 percent, to 3,001, 69.01 points below...

  • FACTBOX-U.S. stock circuit breaker levels Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 9:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 24- Nasdaq 100 September futures were halted in premarket trading on Monday after falling to 3,992.25, marking a 5 percent drop in overnight hours. According to CME Group, the equity index price limits are designed to coordinate with circuit breaker provisions the New York Stock Exchange has in place. The New York Stock Exchange implemented circuit...

  • Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into the bull market Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 7:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Well, that was fun while it lasted. That was its worst weekly slump since 2011. U.S. stock futures Monday are indicating another steep decline that could pull the index into what Wall Street calls a "correction," or a fall of 10 percent from a recent high. The big trigger for selling last week was yet more evidence of a slowdown in China's economy, but there were...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- China stock markets slumped again on Monday, giving up all their gains for the year on a massive selloff that dragged down regional markets, with even some state media saying the government rescue attempt had now failed. As much as 80 percent of China's tradable stocks hit the downside limit during the day, and ominously all index futures...

  • Aug 24- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Monday as Chinese stocks plunged more than 8 percent after Beijing did not come through with further support in response to the market's rout last week. S&P 500 e-minis were down 46 points, or 2.33 percent, with 752,999 contracts traded by 6:24 a.m. ET. Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 160.5 points, or 3.82 percent, on...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- China major stock indexes collapsed on Monday morning, with traders saying market disappointment over the lack of a liquidity move by the central bank during the weekend triggered a fresh selloff. China CSI300 stock index futures for September fell 7.1 percent, to 3,233.6, or 109.37 points below the current value of the underlying index, and all...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- China major stock indexes opened down sharply on Monday as investors failed to take inspiration from the formalization of rules allowing pension funds to invest in the stock market over the weekend. China CSI300 stock index futures for September also tumbled 3.8 percent, to 3,348.2, 106.40 points below the current value of the underlying...

  • "We saw strange things in the data," said Chris Barnes, a former swaps trader now with ClarusFT, a London- based data firm. The missing transactions reflected an effort by some of the largest U.S. banks- including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley- to get around new regulations on derivatives enacted in the wake of the financial...

  • Aug 21- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Friday, with the S&P 500 mini futures falling to their weakest level since early February, as more alarming data from China spooked investors already fraught with concerns over global growth. *The data from China showed its giant manufacturing sector slowing at the fastest pace since the depths of the financial...