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  • Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell $1.76, or 3.8 percent, to $44.59 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price oil internationally, lost $1.86, or 3.8 percent, to $46.87 a barrel in London. Chevron gave up $1.67, or 1.6 percent, to $100.03 and Exxon Mobil skidded $1.13, or 1.3 percent, to $86.39.

  • An increase in market-based rates and a firm dollar initially kept a lid on world stocks, but Europe hit a two-week peak, following a 1 percent rally in Japan's Nikkei 225, driven by the weak yen. Notable gainers in Europe were Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank, both up around 4 percent, after a German magazine reported that the German banks had considered a merger in...

  • LONDON, Aug 31- Bond yields rose on Wednesday, with 10- year U.S. U.S. futures pointed to a slight decline at the open on Wall Street and Europe's main bourses hovered close to flat in early trading. The notable gainer was German bank Commerzbank, whose shares rose as much as 4 percent after a German magazine reported that the country's biggest lender Deutsche Bank...

  • LONDON, Aug 31- Bond yields rose on Wednesday, with 10- year U.S. U.S. futures pointed to a slight decline at the open on Wall Street and Europe's main bourses hovered close to flat in early trading. The notable gainer was German bank Commerzbank, whose shares rose as much as 4 percent after a German magazine reported that the country's biggest lender Deutsche Bank...

  • KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 rose 0.5 percent in early trading to 4,479.46 and Germany's DAX inched down 0.01 percent to 10,656.05. Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.05 percent to 6,824.12. Comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chair Stanley Fisher at a conference last week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, signaled that the Fed is ready to raise interest...

  • TOKYO— Global stock markets mostly rose on Tuesday as investors weighed the possibility and timing of another U.S. interest rate increase this year. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.7 percent to 4,455 and Germany's DAX rose 0.9 percent to 10,640. Britain's FTSE 100 inched up less than 0.1 percent to 6,840. U.S. shares were set for a quiet open, with Dow and S&P...

  • LONDON, Aug 26- European equities edged lower on Friday, with investors focusing on a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the session for hints about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.2 percent by 0828 GMT, extending the previous session's losses, while Britain's FTSE 100 index fell 0.1 percent.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- European equities steadied in early trading on Friday, with investors focusing on a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the session for hints about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent by 0722 GMT after falling in the previous session. Britain's FTSE 100 index also fell 0.1...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 26- Asian stocks were largely steady on Friday, with modest losses in some markets and gains in others reflecting nervousness before a keenly anticipated speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. European markets are also heading for a flat start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100 and Germany's...

  • *Healthcare pulls Wall Street slightly lower. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Most investors refrained from making big bets on Thursday ahead of the start of a central bankers' meeting in the mountains of Wyoming that could clarify the path of U.S. interest rate policy. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the keynote speech on Friday, but she may struggle to convince...

  • *Healthcare pulls Wall Street slightly lower. NEW YORK, Aug 25- The start of a central bankers' meeting in the mountains of Wyoming, which could clarify the path of U.S. interest rate policy, kept most investors from making big bets on Thursday. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the keynote speech on Friday, when she may struggle to convince financial...

  • *Wall Street recovers after lower open. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Slumping healthcare stocks pulled European markets lower on Thursday after White House candidate Hillary Clinton demanded price cuts on a successful drug, while many investors awaited headlines from a big gathering of central bankers. London's FTSE closed 0.28 percent lower.

  • MILAN, Aug 25 (Reuters)- European equities fell on Thursday, dragged down by weaker miners and drugmakers, with investors cutting their exposure to riskier assets ahead of a key speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday. The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed 0.8 percent lower, also weakened by a disappointing sentiment survey in Germany and...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. LONDON, Aug 25- UK shares fell on Thursday, extending losses from the previous session as healthcare stocks dropped, though CRH rose after well-received results. Healthcare stocks were a major weight on the FTSE 100, with Hikma, Shire and Astrazeneca falling between 1.4 percent to 3.5 percent.

  • *Wall Street to open lower, durable goods, jobless data ahead. Japanese and Chinese stocks had suffered modest drops in Asia and the pace picked up in Europe as London's FTSE sank 0.4 percent and Frankfurt and Paris lost as much as 1.2 percent in a region-wide slide. Stubbornly low oil prices and warnings about steel demand kept the pressure on miners in Europe,...

  • *China property stocks down 2 pct; selling pressure in financials. Japanese and Chinese stocks had suffered modest drops in Asia and the pace picked up in Europe as London's FTSE sank 0.8 percent and Frankfurt and Paris lost 1.2 percent. "The recapitalisation of CGD is likely to have implications for Portugal's budget, but all in all it is positive," said DZ Bank...

  • Emerging market stocks retreated 1 percent, led by political risk-driven losses in South Africa and Turkey, while broader sentiment was dented by a revival of U.S. rate rise expectations. On a light day for data, investors' nerves may have been soothed by signs that the anticipated economic seizure in Britain- and beyond- from the shock vote in June to leave the...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- European stocks edged toward consecutive daily gains for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday, drawing support from a weak euro as investors moved to price in a U.S. interest rate rise, boosting the dollar. Some observers said that, on a light day for data, investors' nerves may have been soothed by signs that the anticipated economic seizure in...

  • *Stocks pull back from highs. LONDON, Aug 24- Stocks slipped on Wednesday while the dollar continued to claw back last week's losses as investors grappled with the prospect of a U.S. interest rate increase in the months ahead coming amid continued uncertainty about the strength of the global economy. Asian and world stock indices succumbed to profit-taking...

  • In Japan, shares rose on speculation the Bank of Japan may make a surprise move to help shore up growth. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 6,864.60 and Germany's DAX also fell 0.1 percent, to 10,583.67. TENSIONS IN KOREA: Rattling nerves in northeast Asia, North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine early Wednesday.