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  • LONDON, April 12- Gold rose to three-week highs on Tuesday as the dollar sank back to a near 8- month low, weighed down by expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep U.S. interest rates lower for longer. Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,259.40 an ounce at 0930 GMT, having earlier touched a high of $1,262.60 an ounce. Silver also broke above $16 an ounce for the...

  • Stocks across the globe flat as Wall St ends lower. *Pro-business candidates in Peru runoff, markets rise. NEW YORK, April 11- The U.S. dollar touched its lowest level in nearly eight months on Monday, lifting metals prices and commodity sector stocks, and U.S. crude reversed losses to settle above $40 a barrel.

  • NEW YORK, April 11- The U.S. dollar dropped to its lowest level in nearly eight months on Monday, lifting metals prices and commodity sector stocks, and U.S. crude reversed losses to settle above $40 a barrel. On Wall Street stocks edged up, led by miners and banks ahead of results from Alcoa, seen as the unofficial start to quarterly reporting season.

  • *Wall St gains in early trading. NEW YORK, April 11- The U.S. dollar dropped to its lowest level in nearly eight months on Monday, lifting metals prices and commodity sector stocks, and U.S. crude reversed losses to trade above $40 a barrel. On Wall Street, stocks opened higher led by miners and ahead of results from Alcoa, seen as the unofficial start to quarterly...

  • Treasury yields rose across the curve on Monday as growing hopes of stimulus in China and the potential for intervention in Japan helped support bids for riskier assets like oil and stocks. With no major U.S. data due and thin liquidity, Monday's bond market activity followed a theme of improved risk appetite from Friday, when Treasury yields rose from their...

  • LONDON, April 11- World markets struggled for direction on Monday, with renewed strength in the yen, government bonds and gold pointing to heightened caution among investors, but a sharp rebound in European stocks suggesting a pent-up appetite for risk. Europe's main indices fell as much as 1 percent, Japan's yen rose to a 17- month high against the dollar and...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.6 pct. MILAN, April 11- European shares were higher on Monday, reversing earlier losses helped by gains in Italian banks and mining stocks. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.59 percent to 1,311.81 points by 0820 GMT, after gaining 1.2 percent in the previous session.

  • *Oil climb lifts stocks in U.S., Europe. NEW YORK, April 8- Global equity markets advanced on Friday, buoyed by a jump in oil prices, but were lower for the week as the dollar gave up early gains against the yen. Stocks on Wall Street and in Europe were lifted by energy names, with Brent and U.S. crude oil jumping more than 6 percent as drawdowns in U.S. crude stocks fed hopes a...

  • *Oil climb lifts stocks in U.S., Europe. Stocks on Wall Street and in Europe were lifted by energy names, with Brent and U.S. crude oil jumping more than 6 percent as drawdowns in U.S. crude stockpiles fed hopes a punishing global glut that has persisted for nearly two years may be nearing tipping point. "Crude oil continues to be one of the two principal drivers of equity...

  • *Oil climb lifts stocks in U.S., Europe. Stocks on Wall Street and in Europe were lifted by energy names, as both Brent and U.S. crude oil saw gains of more than 5 percent on hopes a global excess of crude could be nearing a tipping point. "You've kind of got this story of we are still expanding but there is a litany of risks, or weak points, to the expansion that could easily...

  • April 8- A strong rebound in oil pushed U.S. stocks higher on Friday, while investors took comfort in Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's positive comments on the economy. Crude jumped more than 6 percent on rising hopes that top producers would agree to freeze output and positive economic indicators in the United States and Europe hinted at an increase in...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, April 8- European equities rebounded on Friday as Italian banks rallied and energy stocks advanced, although a pan-European index was headed for its fourth straight week of losses. The STOXX Oil and Gas sub-index rose 3.5 percent to lead gains among sectors, as encouraging economic data from the United States and Germany helped oil prices to rally.

  • April 8- Wall Street was higher on Friday, bolstered by a surge in crude oil and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments pointing to resilience in the U.S. economy. U.S. crude rose 5 percent on rising hopes that top producers would agree to freeze output and economic indicators in the United States and Europe would push demand higher. Investors will look for...

  • LONDON/ OSLO, April 8- Norway's multi-billion-dollar high-yield bond market has become the latest casualty of the oil industry slump, with looming debt defaults for firms that operate supply ships and drilling rigs set to hammer investors who bet on the once-booming business. This has effectively shut down a part of the corporate bond market that is worth...

  • *But soaring crude output in Iraq, Iran compounds glut. LONDON, April 8- Oil prices rose on Friday, lifted by hopes that a punishing global excess of crude oil could be nearing a tipping point and firm economic indicators from the United States and Germany that cast a positive light on growth in fuel demand. "You have declining supply in the United States and a...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. Crude futures rose about 5 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. After Thursday's market close, Yellen said in a rare appearance with former Fed chairmen Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker that the U.S. economy was close to full strength.

  • April 8- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, boosted by a surge in oil prices and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's positive comments on the economy. *Crude rose more than 3 percent as encouraging economic indicators in the United States and Europe boosted hopes of rising demand. *Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals rose 5.2 percent to $172.50 premarket...

  • rally@ LONDON, April 8- Emerging market equities rose on Friday, helped by a strong performance in eastern Europe and higher oil prices which lifted the Russian rouble and other oil exporters after a weak session in Asia. The benchmark emerging stocks index was up 0.3 percent after decent data from emerging Europe helped bourses across the region rally, although...

  • *But soaring crude output in Iraq, Iran compounds glut. LONDON, April 8- Oil prices rose on Friday, lifted by fresh hopes over a proposed freeze in oil production and firm economic indicators from the United States and Germany that cast a positive light on growth in fuel demand. "You have declining supply in the United States and a declining rig rate," said Bjarne...

  • LONDON, April 8- Emerging market equities rose on Friday, helped by a strong performance in eastern Europe and higher oil prices which lifted the Russian rouble and other oil exporters after a weak session in Asia. The benchmark emerging stocks index was up 0.3 percent after decent data from emerging Europe helped bourses across the region rally, although the...