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  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safest of safe-haven assets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.2 percent, with Australian shares hitting 2-1/ 2- year closing low, and would have been lower if not for...

  • Japanese stock slide leads global markets lower Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 12:30 AM ET

    LONDON— Financial markets turned lower once again on Tuesday after a 5.4 percent slide in Japan's main stock index and the interest rate on the country's benchmark bond dropped into negative territory for the first time ever. On Tuesday, Japan's Nikkei index led the way lower, ending the day down 5.4 percent at 16,085.44. The FTSE 100 index of leading British...

  • Banks worst hit as Greek stocks fall to 25-year low Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 9:56 AM ET

    ATHENS/ LONDON, Feb 8- Greece's main equity index fell to its lowest level in more than 25 years, with bank shares touching record lows, driven by political uncertainty and concerns about Europe's financial sector. Greece's finance minister said on Monday that the country expected the review of its bailout performance to resume next week and conclude two weeks...

  • *Lunar New Year closes most markets, with China off all week. TOKYO, Feb 8- Asian shares pared losses on Monday as a weaker yen helped Japan's Nikkei snap a four-day losing streak, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open around 0.6 percent higher, and Germany's...

  • Stocks edge lower in early trading on Wall Street Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 12:57 AM ET

    HONG KONG— World stock markets were uneven Friday as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. France's CAC 40 rose 0.6 percent to 4,255.33 while Germany's DAX dipped 0.2 percent to 9,378.43. Britain's FTSE climbed 0.2 percent to 5,911.46.

  • *Europe shares follow Asia higher, focus on commodity firms. LONDON, Feb 4- Stocks advanced in Europe and Asia on Thursday, with the focus on energy companies as speculation U.S. interest rates may not rise at all this year left the dollar nursing hefty losses and oil held most of the previous day's big gains. Brent, the global benchmark, dipped 5 cents to $34.99 a barrel,...

  • HONG KONG— Most Asian stocks jumped Thursday, leading world markets higher as oil prices bounced back and weak U.S. economic data fueled investor hopes that the Fed would slow the pace of rate hikes this year. Britain's FTSE 100 percent rallied 1.5 percent to 5,921.69 and Germany's DAX climbed 0.7 percent to 9,504.25. France's CAC 40 gained 0.6 percent to...

  • *Germany sells five-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 3- A rise in oil prices on Wednesday failed to lift European stocks, which instead sagged on weak earnings, prompting investors to seek safety in the Japanese yen, gold and low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel and global benchmark Brent rose 52 cents to $33.24 after Russia...

  • *Germany sells five-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 3- A rise in oil prices on Wednesday failed to lift European stocks, which instead sagged on weak earnings, prompting investors to seek safety in the Japanese yen, gold and low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel and global benchmark Brent rose 52 cents to $33.24 after Russia...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- Glimmers of recovery in oil prices on Wednesday lifted European stock markets off their lows and dimmed the allure of the Japanese yen, gold and ultra-low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel after a third consecutive day of oil price losses in Asia had weighed on regional stock markets. Global benchmark, Brent, was last 44...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- European shares fell on Wednesday, as weak earnings from some leading companies weighed on markets, although Syngenta surged after ChemChina agreed on a $43 billion bid for the Swiss seeds and pesticides group. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index fell 0.8 percent, Britain's FTSE 100 declined 0.5 percent while Germany's DAX fell 1 percent.

  • *Nikkei down 3.2 pct, Hong Kong 2.7 pct. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 2.1 percentled by a 2.7 percent fall in Hong Kong shares. The selloff is likely to extend into the European session, with spread-betters expecting Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 lose as much as 1.1 percent each and Britain's FTSE 0.9 percent.

  • Strong company earnings, oil recovery send stocks higher Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 12:13 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 inched down 0.2 percent to 4,276.23 and Germany's DAX was down 0.7 percent at 9,513.72 in early trading. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.4 percent to 5,899.64. Two days of sharply weaker oil prices have refocused share markets on the potential problems flowing from the bear market in oil, "said Ric Spooner, chief analyst at CMC Markets...

  • Oil struggled to steady, having fallen as much as 7 percent on Monday, and the glum macro mood sweeping back though markets saw European shares follow Asia deep into the red. Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 were down 1.4-1.7 percent as BP's biggest loss in 20 years and plans to cut thousands more jobs dovetailed with rating cuts by S&P for...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Europe started lower, with Britain's FTSE 100 down 1.2 percent to 5,985.97. Germany's DAX fell 1 percent to 9,656.78 while France's CAC 40 slipped 1.4 percent to 4,331.20. Benchmark U.S. oil was down 56 cents to $31.06 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Europe stocks lower as weak China data weighs Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:00 AM ET

    Japanese stocks, however, extended gains following the Bank of Japan's decision last week to introduce a negative interest rate policy to boost lending and spur growth. KEEPING SCORE: Europe got off to a weak start with Britain's FTSE 100 down 0.4 percent to 6,059.68. THE QUOTE: "There are precious few indicators that point to a recovery within China and this...

  • European stocks bounce on BOJ rate decision Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 5:18 AM ET
    European stocks bounce on BOJ rate decision

    CNBC's Nancy Hulgrave reports European markets are in rally mode with the financial sector leading the way.

  • US stocks rise as oil prices jump again; tech climbs Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rose Thursday as the price of oil climbed for the third day in a row on hopes that major oil exporters would cut production. Sports apparel maker Under Armour also surged. Energy prices and companies rose after the Kremlin said it is discussing the state of the oil markets with Saudi Arabia and OPEC.

  • European markets choppy in early trading Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:18 AM ET
    European markets choppy in early trading

    CNBC's Nancy Hulgrave reports it's a big earnings day in European markets as shares of Deutsche Bank are hurt by weak trading.

  • *Europe markets expected to open lower. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Jan 28- Asian shares rose slightly in choppy trade on Thursday as investors attempted to interpret the U.S. Europe looks set for a negative open, with financial spreadbetters expecting Britain's FTSE 100 Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to start the day about 0.7 percent lower.