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  • *MSCI global stocks index climbs. NEW YORK, Sept 3- The euro fell 1 percent on Thursday on a darkening euro zone outlook, while global stock markets rallied as the European Central Bank chief pledged to beef up or prolong the bank's economic stimulus if necessary. ECB President Mario Draghi's comments on the bank's bond-buying program came as the bank cut its...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- The euro fell on Thursday on a darkening euro zone outlook, while global stock markets rallied as the European Central Bank chief pledged to beef up or prolong the bank's economic stimulus if necessary. ECB President Mario Draghi's comments on the bank's bond-buying program came as the ECB cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the euro zone,...

  • *FTSE 100 up 1.4 pct, slightly outperforms Europe. *Battered miners Glencore, Anglo American stage rebound. The FTSE 100 blue-chip index, which is due to be reshuffled on Sept. 21 to include housebuilder Berkeley Group and drop Weir Group, was up 1.4 percent at 6,169.22 points at 1103 GMT, slightly outperforming the FTSEurofirst 300 index, up 1.3 percent.

  • European shares bounce, focus on ECB meeting Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    *EasyJet surges on positive profit outlook. LONDON, Sept 3- European shares rose sharply on Thursday, tracking strong gains on Wall Street and ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that investors expect will deliver a boost to markets following recent turmoil. Focus will be on stressing that the ECB stands ready to act, " Robert Parkes, equity strategist at HSBC,...

  • MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.26 percent, with a 2 percent Wednesday rally on Wall Street improving overall equity sentiment. "It's helpful that China is closed as the large swings had created volatility and uncertainty in other markets," said William Jackson, senior emerging markets economist at Capital Economics. Investors are eyeing an interest rate...

  • UPDATE 4-Oil down on stock builds, equity rally aids Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    Brent was 20 cents lower at $50.30 a barrel by 0840 GMT, having gained 94 cents in the previous session. U.S. crude was just 5 cents lower at $46.20 a barrel, up from the day's low of $45.65, after settling up 84 cents on Wednesday. Olivier Jakob, managing director of PetroMatrix, said the market was quietening down after the extreme moves, with public holidays in the...

  • LONDON, Sept 3- World stocks rose on Thursday, lifted by the strong rally on Wall Street the previous day, but investors were cautious ahead of a potentially critical 24 hours that will include a European Central Bank policy meeting and the latest U.S. jobs data. Germany's DAX was up 1.8 percent at 10,231 points, France's CAC 40 was up 1.6 percent and Britain's FTSE...

  • EasyJet leads European shares higher, focus on ECB Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 4:13 AM ET

    *EasyJet surges on positive profit outlook. LONDON, Sept 3- European shares rose sharply on Thursday, tracking strong gains on Wall Street and ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that investors expect will deliver a boost to markets following recent turmoil. Focus will be on stressing that the ECB stands ready to act, " Robert Parkes, equity strategist at HSBC,...

  • Asian stock markets ebb ahead of US jobs report Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 1:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks were slightly higher Thursday, helped by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus to the region's economy, if needed. READY TO ACT: The European Central Bank said it's ready to give the eurozone a bigger dose of stimulus should inflation across the 19- country bloc fail to pick up,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Downside risks to the global economy have risen and a combination of threats including slower growth in China and rising market volatility could severely cut the outlook, International Monetary Fund staff warned on Wednesday. The IMF in July lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 to 3.3 percent and forecast growth in China- where a...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Global stock indexes rose on Wednesday, drawing support from reports of brokerage measures in China to invigorate the country's battered markets, while oil recovered from earlier losses to trade near flat. The news stabilized global markets and soothed concerns that slowing growth in China will hurt the global economy. "Possible actions by...

  • Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China. Tax preparation company H&R Block was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500, rising $2.47, or 7.5 percent, to $35.42. The market has been bouncing around sharply the last few weeks following signs of weakness in China and uncertainty over when the...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Emerging equities fell for the third day running on Wednesday, approaching six-year lows on deepening concerns about global growth, as oil price weakness fuelled another drop in the Russian rouble. Chinese mainland shares bounced off early losses after a range of brokerages pledged additional funds to buy shares while Hong Kong shares fell 1...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Fresh government intervention to support China's jittery markets and bets on a more dovish stance from central bankers provided limited respite from a stock market sell-off on Wednesday as oil resumed its fall. European equities gave up early gains, with commodities stocks the hardest hit, as U.S. crude fell more than $1 to $44.39 a barrel.

  • US markets open solidly higher a day after big plunge Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 2:04 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.1 percent at 6,062 while Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 10,038. France's CAC-40 was 0.2 percent higher at 4,552. Wall Street was poised for a solid opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.5 percent. CHINA TRADING: The Shanghai market remained the focus across...

  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. NEW YORK, Sept 1- World stock indexes and oil prices slumped on Tuesday as weak Chinese data fueled worries about a slowdown in its economy, the world's second biggest, and sparked more market turmoil. The moves followed a stormy week that left investors concerned about further market losses due to slowing...

  • said Phil Flynn, energy analyst at the Price Futures Group. " Starting last summer oil began to fall, sliding from near $100 to under $45 in March. U.S. oil production was booming, OPEC nations kept oil flowing and even rising demand wasn't enough to absorb the flood of oil.

  • European shares hit by Chinese data, miners slump Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 1- European equities fell sharply on Tuesday, with miners slumping after weak manufacturing data from China again raised concerns over the economic health of the world's biggest metals consuming country. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 2.9 percent at 1,390.50 points by 1428 GMT, with basic resources stocks plummeting...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro rose on Tuesday on concerns about China's economy, as investors unwound bets against the two currencies widely used to fund positions in riskier assets. Surveys of China's manufacturing and services reinforced worries about a sharper economic slowdown with Japan's Nikkei ending nearly 4 percent...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- A raft of weak economic data kept emerging assets on the ropes on Tuesday, with stocks extending August's heavy losses and central banks scrambling to control currencies' relentless slide against the dollar. The emerging index fell 9 percent in August, the worst monthly loss since May 2012. "We've had a wide range of data all of which is showing that...