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  • *STOXX 600 up 0.5 pct, blue chips rise 0.6 pct. LONDON, July 25- Strength among commodity firms and banking stocks as well as a string of solid updates boosted European shares in early deals on Tuesday. "We're at that difficult junction in the middle of the year where we've rallied, we've done well, starting to accept that central banks are normalising more, but we...

  • LONDON, July 25- Emerging markets stocks and some currencies softened a touch on Tuesday as a tepid dollar and higher oil and commodity prices held back risk appetite in the run up to a meeting of U.S. Stocks in South Africa gained 0.7 percent while Turkish peers rose 0.4 percent. China's bluechip index slipped 0.6 percent with fresh talk by Beijing about...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.7 pct. LONDON, July 25- Strong results and buoyant basic resource stocks boosted Britain's blue-chip index on Tuesday, as small-cap luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo soared 17 percent after an agreed bid by U.S. retailer Michael Kors. Britain's FTSE 100 jumped 0.7 percent, erasing the previous session's losses as results from Informa and Segro impressed.

  • LONDON, July 25- Greece's government borrowing costs held near their lowest level since 2010 on Tuesday as the country sought to end a three-year exile from financial markets. Greece will later on Tuesday sell a new five-year bond and conclude an offer to switch or tender old bonds maturing in 2019. Thomson Reuters' IFR reported on Tuesday it is aiming to sell the...

  • LONDON, July 25- Strength among commodity firms and banking stocks as well as a string of solid updates boosted European shares in early deals on Tuesday. Germany's DAX rose 0.1 percent, and the commodity-heavy FTSE 100 was up 0.5 percent. Updates also weighed on paper maker UPM, chemicals firm Croda International, chocolate-maker Lindt& Spruengli and Domino's...

  • TOKYO— Share benchmarks rose in Europe early Tuesday, buoyed by reports showing an improved economic outlook, as investors awaited a slew of corporate earnings reports. The FTSE 100 of Britain jumped 0.9 percent to 7,440.91. UPBEAT IN EUROPE: The International Monetary Fund's latest economic projections revised growth forecasts upward for economies in the...

  • *Asia ex- Japan marginally up, Nikkei pulls back. SINGAPORE, July 25- The dollar surrendered short-lived gains on Tuesday as concerns about the U.S. economy and politics returned to the fore ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting, while a lack of catalysts kept Asian stocks subdued. European stocks look set for a stronger open, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets...

  • *Asia ex- Japan inches up, Nikkei pulls back. SINGAPORE, July 25- The dollar held above a 13- month low on Tuesday after readings on U.S. factory and services activity beat expectations ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting later in the day, but Asian stocks were subdued with few catalysts to drive them. The dollar was little changed at 111.065 yen on Tuesday,...

  • *Asia ex- Japan flat, Nikkei jumps as yen weakens. SINGAPORE, July 25- The dollar crept up from a 13- month low on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected readings on U.S. factory and services activity ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting later in the day, but Asian stocks were subdued. The dollar rose 0.15 percent to 111.29 yen early on Tuesday, after touching a...

  • *Dollar inches up; eye on Washington, the Fed. *Oil rallies as Saudi Arabia vows to cap exports. Developments in Washington, weak U.S. economic data and reduced inflation expectations have weighed on the dollar for much of the month.

  • *Dollar inches up; eye on Washington, the Fed. *Oil rallies as Saudi Arabia vows to cap exports. Developments in Washington, weak U.S. economic data and reduced inflation expectations, have weighed on the dollar for much of the month.

  • *Oil rallies as Saudi Arabia vows to cap exports. NEW YORK, July 24- The U.S. dollar rose from its lowest level in more than a year and U.S. Further developments in Washington, including on U.S.

  • *STOXX 600 ends down 0.2 pct. *Julius Baer jumps on biggest inflows since fin crisis. LONDON, July 24- European shares dipped on Monday with automakers hitting their lowest level this year after anti-trust regulators opened an investigation, while price war worries hurt airlines.

  • At 10:11 a.m. CDT, MGEX spring wheat for September delivery was down 31-1/ 2 cents at $7.34-1/ 4 a bushel. Chicago Board of Trade September soft red winter wheat was 12-1/ 2 cents lower at $4.86-3/ 4 a bushel while K.C. hard red winter wheat for September delivery was off 12-1/ 2 cents at $4.83-1/ 2 a bushel. CBOT November soybean futures were down 16-3/ 4 cents at $10.05-1/ 2 a...

  • ATHENS, July 24- In its first attempt to return to the bond market in three years as its debt crisis eases, Greece on Monday invited holders of its 4.75 percent outstanding bonds maturing in 2019 to tender them for cash, along with a plan to offer new five-year paper. Greece last ventured into international bond markets with two issues in 2014, a year before then...

  • ATHENS, July 24- In its first attempt to return to the bond market in three years as its debt crisis eases, Greece on Monday invited holders of its 4.75 percent outstanding bonds maturing in 2019 to tender them for cash, along with a plan to offer new five-year paper. Greece last ventured into international bond markets with two issues in 2014, a year before then...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece is poised to tap international bond markets for the first time in three years in a move the government hopes will signal the country is ready to emerge from its bailout era. Greece lost market access in 2010 as the country descended into a financial crisis that saw it receive three international bailouts to keep it afloat in return for...

  • "Attention now will focus on these controversial laws going back to parliament, how they are redrafted and whether in their final form they will continue to cause alarm for investors and for the European Union." The measures have attracted strong criticism from the European Union, which gave Poland a week to shelve the judicial reforms or risk sanctions.

  • LONDON, July 24- Britain's top share index fell on Monday as heavyweight Reckitt Benckiser dropped following its results while energy firms and airlines were also weaker, with just a handful of defensive stocks in positive territory. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.8 percent at 7,396.04 points percent by 0847 GMT. However, as long as 7,400 holds we...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes were mixed Monday, ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and a meeting of the Federal Reserve. Global stock markets were mixed, while the price of oil rose. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard& Poor's 500 index fell 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,471, as of 2:40 p.m. Eastern time.