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  • *Focus on U.S. non-farm payrolls data at 1230 GMT. LONDON, Sept 4- European shares retreated on Friday after strong gains in the previous session, with investors focusing on a U.S. jobs report for hints about the timing of an expected interest rate rise in the United States. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 1.3 percent at 1,410.52 points by 0744 GMT,...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were lower Friday with Tokyo's index down 2 percent as jitters mounted before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption next week of trading on Chinese stock markets. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 1.7 percent to 6,097.27 and France's CAC 40 sank 1.7 percent to 4,573.23. Germany's DAX fell 1.7 percent to...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- The euro fell 1 percent on Thursday on a darkening euro zone outlook, while U.S. stocks pared sharp early gains as investors grew cautious ahead of Friday's key jobs report. Stocks rallied earlier following European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's pledge to beef up or prolong the bank's economic stimulus if necessary.

  • *Intel boosts S&P, Apple holds weighs. Sept 3- Wall Street rose on Thursday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted at additional stimulus measures and ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that could figure in the Federal Reserve's decision about when to lift interest rates. "Whether it's in the U.S., Japan or Europe, the market likes quantitative easing," said...

  • *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...