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  • *10- yr Treasury yields hit 1.53 pct, lowest since Aug 2012. *Dollar hits lowest vs yen since October 2014. NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock markets fell worldwide on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy and the banking sector, with MSCI's global stock index dropping to more than 20 percent below its all-time high, while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide stumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with a global equity benchmark index closing the day more than 20 percent below its record high last May, confirming global stocks are in a bear market. MSCI's all-country world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 nations, was last down 4.73 points, or...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Global stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years. In addition to the fall in U.S. stock markets, major stock indexes worldwide have also been hit hard, despite efforts by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank to spur growth through lower interest rates. With Thursday's decline, the S&P 500 stock index has lost 10.5 percent so far in...

  • *Treasury sells $15 billion of 30- year bonds at auction. NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. "In our view there is a mini-financial crisis impacting Treasury prices," said Bo Christensen, chief analyst at Danske Invest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Global stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years. In addition to the selling in the United States, major stock indexes worldwide have also been hit hard, despite efforts by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank to spur growth through lower interest rates. "One of the new themes in markets is that has damaged the banks and that...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic, while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.. The U.S. dollar slid to its lowest against the safe-haven yen since October 2014 of 110.985 yen, and was on track for its worst...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide stumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.. The dollar hit its lowest against the safe-haven yen since October 2014 of 110.985 yen, and was on track for its worst week...

  • *All 10 S&P sectors fall, led by financials. Feb 11- U.S. stock indexes plummeted on Thursday morning as investors spooked by the health of the global economy jettisoned stocks and fled to safe-haven assets. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday acknowledged tightening financial conditions and uncertainty about China and the risks that posed to the...

  • Italy passes bank reforms, but shares drop further Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 9:35 AM ET

    Bank shares were broadly down Thursday, as the Milan Stock Exchange's benchmark index fell 5 percent, the worst performer in Europe. Market leaders UniCredit and Intesa SanPaolo shed 8.8 percent and 6.7 percent. That comes after the government late Wednesday approved measures agreed with the European Union to bundle bad loans that have worried investors...

  • *Oil slump, Yellen comments stoke worries. Feb 11- U.S. stock indexes were set to open sharply lower on Thursday, with investors piling into safe haven assets as another fall in oil prices and cautious comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen rekindled doubts about global economic health. Yellen on Wednesday acknowledged tightening financial...

  • *Wall Street expected to open down 1.7 percent. *Hong Kong shares lead Asia equity markets lower. Wall Street was expected to open almost 2 percent lower.

  • LONDON, Feb 11- Shire, the London- listed drugmaker buying Baxalta International for $32 billion, reported a better-than-expected 13 percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, helped by strong sales of its ADHD treatment Vyvanse. The London- listed company clinched its biggest acquisition to date in January, with a cash and shares deal to buy the...

  • *Wall Street expected to open down 1.7 percent. *Hong Kong shares lead Asia equity markets lower. LONDON, Feb 11- The dollar hit a 16- month low against the yen on Thursday and headed for its worst week since the Lehman crisis as investors scrambled for relative safety, buying up gold and top-rated bonds and dumping stocks.

  • The Latest: European stock markets close sharply lower Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 4:14 AM ET

    Germany's DAX benchmark index fell 2.9 percent to close at 8,752.87 while Britain's FTSE 100 shed 2.4 percent to 5,536.97. France's CAC 40 dropped 4.1 percent to 3,896.71, dragged down by bank Societe Generale, which fell 12.6 percent after warning on profits. All eyes are turning to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as she prepares to give her second day of...

  • Japan stock index down more than 5 percent Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 2:15 AM ET

    The latest slump reflected heightened concerns that global economic growth is slowing, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her confidence in the U.S. economy in testimony to congress Thursday. Kinahan, TD Ameritrade's chief strategist. The price of oil tumbled to $26.21, its lowest level since May 2003.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Most U.S. shares ended little changed to lower on Wednesday, erasing early gains on concerns about global growth and sliding commodity-related shares, while greater calm surrounding the European banking sector boosted that region's shares. S&P 500 stock index rose as much as 1.6 percent following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday the U.S. financial system is well-positioned to weather headwinds and the fall in stock prices may have put the nation's asset markets on a healthier path. In its semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress, the Fed said financial vulnerabilities in the United States have continued to moderate since...

  • *Bank shares lead Europe stocks up after Asia falls. LONDON, Feb 10- European stocks rose on Wednesday, rallying after losses in Asia, as concerns about the health of banks that have hammered shares globally in recent days eased and oil prices recovered from Tuesday's steep falls. Investors and traders were looking ahead to Congressional testimony from Federal...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 recovers after sharp fall. LONDON, Feb 10- European shares rebounded on Wednesday from two-year lows reached in the previous session, helped by some solid corporate earnings and a recovery in Deutsche Bank. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had fallen 1.6 percent to its lowest point since September 2013 on Tuesday, rose 1.5...

  • European stock markets have closed higher after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen indicated the central bank would consider slowing the pace of interest rate increases. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.7 percent to close at 5,672.30 and Germany's DAX rose 1.6 percent to 9,017.29. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the central bank is carefully watching...