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  • 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...

  • Global stocks turn higher ahead of Yellen testimony Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 12:13 AM ET

    Stock benchmarks also fell in Southeast Asia, India and New Zealand. Markets are closed in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea for Lunar New Year holidays. Hong Kong and Korea reopen on Thursday and China and Taiwan resume trading on Monday.

  • *Japan's Nikkei extends steep losses, hits 16- mth low. TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks fell on Wednesday on growing concerns about the health of the world's banks, particularly in Europe, pushing investors into safer assets such as the yen, which stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. Spreadbetters expected the pessimism to carry over into Europe, forecasting a...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the health of the global banking sector, particularly in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei, which sank more than 5 percent Tuesday, extended...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid smouldering banking sector concerns, particularly banks in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood atop large gains made overnight. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged down 0.2 percent. The decline was limited after Wall Street shares cut most of their losses overnight and...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- U.S. "The mood in the market is very much' sell today, ask questions later' which is a boost for Treasuries and that flight to safety is led by fear," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. "Stocks found a bottom so Treasuries are adjusting and trading in line with that, but investors are still skittish," said Stanley Sun,...

  • *Stops short of $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 9- Gold turned higher on Tuesday but hovered beneath the previous session's 7-1/ 2- month high of $1,200 an ounce, buoyed by risk aversion as equities remained volatile and the dollar extended losses. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,192.30 an ounce at 2:12 p.m. EST, below the session high of $1,198.90...

  • UBS puts salaries on ice as bank shares fall Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 1:45 PM ET
    Swiss bank UBS in Midtown Manhattan

    UBS has reacted to the financial market turbulence by freezing salaries for its investment bankers until at least mid year. The FT reports.

  • *Stock indexes extend decline to third straight day. *Index of top European shares hits lowest since Sept' 13. NEW YORK, Feb 9- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled for the third straight session on Tuesday on fears of slowing global growth, with particular concern around the health of the banking sector, while benchmark U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- U.S. "There's a broad array of factors driving investors into Treasuries from fear about European banks, worries about financial market contagion and the possibility that you have financial weakness leading to perhaps a full-blown recession," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. "Stocks found a bottom so...

  • The news sent shares of J&J, whose annual Remicade sales of $6.5 billion are mostly in the United States, down almost 4 percent. FDA scientists released their favorable report ahead of a meeting Tuesday of an independent medical advisory panel to the agency. "The data submitted by Celltrion show that is highly similar to U.S.-licensed Remicade" in treating...

  • *$6 trillion of negative-yielding bonds globally. LONDON, Feb 9- With the historic fall in Japan's 10- year government bond yield below zero on Tuesday, the value of government bonds around the world registering negative yields is now above $6 trillion. Just two months ago, there were $3 trillion of bonds around the world with negative yields, and only 18 months ago...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- A sell-off in southern European bonds slowed on Tuesday as a market gauge of euro zone inflation hit a record low, raising pressure on the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy further. In addition to battling low inflation, the ECB is trying to weather the impact of a slowdown in global growth and turbulence in markets that have this week...

  • *Q4 adjusted operating profit 17.6 mln euros, down 31 pct. *Analysts in Reuters poll expected 24.5 mln euros. HELSINKI, Feb 9- Finnish mining technology company Outotec missed fourth-quarter earnings forecasts and warned that demand from miners would weaken further this year, sending its shares down 20 percent on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The yen rose on Tuesday to its highest against the dollar since November 2014, as a sell-off in global stocks and worries about Europe's banking sector underpinned demand for safe-haven currencies. Europe's banking index fell 1.3 percent and yields on southern European government bonds rose, keeping gains in the euro limited.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Emerging market stocks and oil-linked currencies fell on Tuesday, though for once the decline seemed to be the consequence rather than the cause of a sharp sell-off in the world's most developed markets. Stocks in Warsaw, which have bounced only half the 12 percent the rest of eastern Europe has gained since mid-January due to concerns over its new...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- European shares gave up early gains as bank stocks dropped and losses in Asian markets sent investors scurrying for safe havens. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 dipped 0.1 percent and then levelled off, after touching its lowest levels since October 2014, and still near its lowest close since 2013.. The search for shelter pushed up the Japanese...