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  • LONDON, Aug 27- Copper and other base metals jumped on Thursday after comments by U.S. Federal Reserve officials helped calm global markets, including hard-hit stocks in top metals consumer China. Equities rallied around the world on Thursday following comments by two Federal Reserve officials that prompted investors to push back forecasts for U.S. rate...

  • *Eyes on central banker meeting in Jackson Hole. NEW YORK, Aug 27- Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday, helped by strong U.S. economic data and after a U.S. "The bounce in Wall Street and stabilization in Asia are causing the market to rally back," said Clairinvest fund manager Ion-Marc Valahu.

  • *Global stock markets rise on Asia, Wall Street rally. *Standard Chartered cuts crude price forecasts sharply. However, do not be wrong footed by a correction higher, " PVM Oil Associates technical analyst Robin Bieber said.

  • LONDON, Aug 27- Stocks rose around the world on Thursday, following the biggest gains on Wall Street in four years, after a U.S. Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40 and Britain's FTSE 100 were all up more then 2 percent. "Financial market volatility has increased the likelihood that the first Fed hike will occur later than the September meeting," said Angela Hsieh at...

  • US stocks open higher after Chinese market surges Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia advanced in the wake of Wall Street's rebound, giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching global losses. Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 2.9 percent to 21,697.31 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent to 18,574.44.

  • Asian stocks rise after US data calms investor nerves Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day as they took advantage of this month's sell-off. Energy stocks surged as the price of U.S. oil jumped more than 10 percent, closing back above $40 a barrel. "Asset prices sold off so much and so drastically, people went in and did start to bottom-fish," said David Lyon,...

  • SEOUL, Aug 27- Brent crude climbed by more than $1 a barrel on Thursday on an unexpected fall in U.S. crude inventories and a rally in global equity markets, but a stronger dollar capped gains. Front-month Brent, the global oil benchmark, had gained $1.03 to $44.17 a barrel by 0225 GMT, having ended down 7 cents at $43.14 on Wednesday. U.S. crude's front-month contract...

  • *Wall Street closes significantly higher after late rally. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street rebounded sharply on Wednesday after six straight days of large declines caused by China worries, while long-dated bond prices fell after a top Federal Reserve official scaled back expectations of a September rate increase. Bets about the timing of a rate increase was...

  • *Wall Street rises but European stocks end down. *China stock indexes give up early gains to close down. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street was sharply higher on Wednesday while European shares and commodities prices fell as investors balanced strong U.S. economic data and interest rate comments with fears about China's slowing economy.

  • *Wall Street rises but European stocks end down. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street advanced while European shares and commodities fell on Wednesday as investors balanced strong U.S. economic data with fears about China's slowing economy. China's key share indexes ended down after attempts to move higher were slapped back by waves of selling several times,...

  • *China stock indexes give up early gains despite rate cuts. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street opened higher and European shares cut their losses on Wednesday as investors tried to shake off fears about China's slowing economy. "The root of this is concern that growth in China may be a lot lower than what the market had thought," said Michael Bolliger, head of emerging market...

  • *China stock indexes give up early gains despite rate cuts. LONDON, Aug 26- Wall Street was expected to open almost 2 percent higher and Europe staged a fight-back on Wednesday, as traders tried to shake off fears about China's slowing economy and stocks collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets. Europe's main bourses, which had surged on Tuesday after...

  • *Euro, yen seen benefiting from risk aversion longer term. LONDON, Aug 26- The dollar cut gains against the safe-haven yen and euro on Wednesday, as Chinese and European stock markets lost ground despite China's easing measures, with most investors fretting over the outlook for the global economy. The euro briefly turned higher on the day, rising to $1.1515 in...

  • US stocks open sharply higher after 6-day slump Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 2:14 AM ET

    TOKYO— Shares fell Wednesday in Europe and Asian markets were mixed as an initial burst of euphoria over an interest rate cut by China the day before succumbed to lingering worries over longer-term problems with its economy. Germany's DAX dropped 1.2 percent to 10,008.51, Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 1.4 percent to 5,997.09 and the CAC40 in France shed 1.3...

  • *Wall Street falls in late selloff. *Relief from China cut in rates, reserve requirements temporary. NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. stocks ended down on Tuesday after sharply reversing early gains late in the session as investors were unconvinced China's move to cut to interest rates and banks' reserve requirements could ease global growth concerns.

  • *European, U.S. stocks rally after China cuts rates. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 25- Gold fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday after an interest rate cut from China helped global markets rebound from the previous day's rout, with stocks rallying and the dollar also gaining, while palladium sank more than 7 percent to a five-year low. Palladium saw the steepest losses by far in...

  • *Market rebounds on cut in China rates, reserve requirements. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Markets rebounded on Tuesday with world stocks, oil prices and bond yields all rising after China cut interest rates and banks' reserve requirements in a bid to kick-start its wavering economic growth. The dollar turned around Tuesday to rise 1.2 percent against a basket of major...

  • *Beijing acted after Chinese shares plunged again overnight. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Stocks, oil prices and safe-haven bond yields rose on Tuesday as a tentative market rebound picked up pace after China cut interest rates and banks' reserve requirements to kick-start its wavering economy. The dollar motored ahead against most major currencies, rising 1 percent...

  • *China stock indexes fell more than 7 pct before cut. BEIJING, Aug 25- China's central bank cut interest rates and lowered the amount of reserves banks must hold for the second time in two months on Tuesday, ratcheting up support for a stumbling economy and a plunging stock market that has sent shockwaves around the globe. Global shares, bond yields and oil prices all...

  • LONDON, Aug 25- Gold fell on Tuesday as global markets rebounded from the previous day's rout after China cut interest rates to stimulate its wavering economy, with European stocks rising 4.5 percent and the dollar up 1 percent versus the euro. Gold had edged lower on Monday, with some traders citing liquidation to cover losses on other markets, but largely held...