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  • *European, U.S. stocks shrug off China fall. Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40 and Britain's FTSE 100 were all up around 0.5 percent too, while S&P futures pointed to similar gains at the open on Wall Street. Earlier, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ended the day 0.2 percent higher after falling nearly 1 percent early on, touching its lowest...

  • HONG KONG, July 28- Asian stocks rose from the day's lows on Tuesday as Chinese shares see-sawed after Beijing scrambled to prop them up while some investors took shelter from market volatility in safe-haven assets such as government bonds and the Japanese yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent on the day after...

  • China stocks fall for second day, Europe rises Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 1:09 AM ET

    BEIJING— Chinese stocks fell further Tuesday after suffering their biggest drop in eight years the previous day while most other Asian markets declined and Europe rose. In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.9 percent at 11,150.48 and France's CAC-40 gained 0.8 percent to 4,967.18. CHINA'S PLUNGE: The Shanghai index fell 8.5 percent on Monday, its biggest one-day...

  • Shanghai market records biggest daily loss since 2007. Wall Street was down on worries over China's slowing growth, crystallized by a stunning 8.5 percent fall in shares in Shanghai that also rattled equity markets in Europe and Asia. China's top securities regulator quickly said the government would continue to buy shares to stabilize the stock market as an...

  • Wall Street opened lower on worries over China's slowing growth, crystallized by a stunning 8.5 percent fall in Shanghai that also rattled equity markets in Europe and Asia. Share indices in Frankfurt and Paris tumbled more than 2 percent, while London's FTSE 100 was off nearly 1 percent. Japan's Nikkei slipped nearly 1 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— The Shanghai share index fell the most since early 2007 on Monday as Chinese stocks suffered a renewed sell-off despite government efforts to calm the market. In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.1 percent to 6,573.22 and Germany's DAX shed 1.3 percent to 11,198.22. Monday's fall on the Shanghai market was the biggest one-day decline in...

  • SYDNEY/ HONG KONG, July 27- Asian shares began the week on a plaintive note amid losses on Wall Street and worries over China, while investors braced for a Federal Reserve meeting that might take another small step toward lifting U.S. interest rates. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 0.3 percent lower, Germany's to open 0.4 percent down, and...

  • European markets steady despite earlier Asian weakness Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower in early trading, but Amazon soared after reporting a surprise profit. With corporate earnings in full swing, several big companies were making sharp moves Friday after reporting their results. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 20 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,712 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.

  • Stocks steady but NZ dollar surges after small rate cut Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 4:57 AM ET

    TOKYO— Global stock markets were mostly higher Thursday after Greece passed another bailout hurdle and New Zealand cut interest rates. Britain's FTSE 100 gained a slight 0.03 percent to 6,669.35. KIWI FLIES: The New Zealand dollar, also known as the Kiwi, jumped as much as 1.2 percent after the country's central bank cut interest rates by a...

  • *China stocks extend gains as market normalizes. South Korea's economy recorded its weakest expansion in six years in the second quarter, battered by a deadly virus outbreak and poor exports, while Japan reported strengthening export growth in June but concern remained over how shipments to China might be affected by its slowing economy.

  • Stocks fall for 3rd straight day as earnings disappoint Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 12:04 AM ET

    Disappointing earnings and outlooks from several big companies, including American Express, Caterpillar and 3 M weighed on the market. BLUE-CHIP BAGGAGE: American Express, Caterpillar and 3 M all released weaker-than-expected results, helping pull the Dow lower. American Express fell $2.17, or 2.7 percent, to $76.82.

  • European stocks hit by ripple effects from Apple Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 5:09 AM ET

    *FTSE 300 down 0.3 pct. LONDON, July 22- European shares dropped in early trading on Wednesday, led lower by technology stocks after disappointing results from Apple, as the quarterly earnings season gathered pace in Europe and on Wall Street. The STOXX Europe 600 Technology index shed 1.3 percent, with chip designer Arm Holdings among those falling the most.

  • LONDON, July 22- Disappointment over U.S. corporate earnings, most notably at Apple Inc, the world's largest company, pushed stocks lower on Wednesday and investors towards the shelter of bonds. British investors are also awaiting the latest Bank of England policy minutes, which may show a more hawkish tilt towards raising rates. "Despite a beat at the earnings...

  • Apple outlook weighs on global markets Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 1:26 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets dropped Wednesday after U.S. earnings fell short of expectations and investors began to focus on next week's Federal Reserve meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 6,719.52 and Germany's DAX declined 0.4 percent to 11,563.48. ANALYST'S TAKE: "With Greece and China slipping off the table, investors...

  • Mixed earnings and easyJet lead Britain's FTSE lower Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    *Gold stabilizes, pushes mining shares up. LONDON, July 21- Britain's top stock index edged lower on Tuesday as a mixed set of corporate results and lingering concern over commodity price falls outweighed a rebound in gold-mining companies and a rally in car insurers. "It's all a little bit lackluster today, and I suppose in some respect it's because we're in the eye...

  • *Gold stabilizes, pushes mining shares up. Receding fears over Greece have helped UK and European stocks rally in recent weeks, although UK equities remain nearly 5 percent below April's record high. "It's all a little bit lackluster today, and I suppose in some respect it's because we're in the eye of US and UK earnings," said London Capital Group analyst Brenda...

  • Britain's FTSE edges higher as gold miners rebound Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 up 0.2 FTSE percent. *Gold stabilizes, pushes mining shares up. Receding fears over Greece have helped UK and European stocks rally in recent weeks, although UK equities remain nearly 5 percent below April's record high.

  • *Gold gains after plunging over 4 pct to 5- yr lows. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open about 12 points higher, or up 0.2 percent; Germany's DAX to gain 18 points, or 0.2 percent; and France's CAC 40 to open flat. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was last up about 0.4 percent, after wavering between positive and...

  • World stocks uneven as Europe rally on Greece fades Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 5:46 AM ET

    HONG KONG— World stock markets were uneven Friday as Europe's rally faded while most Asian indexes advanced, led by a jump in Chinese shares, after strong U.S. earnings. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 6,788.61. ANALYST INSIGHT: " Greece is on the way to becoming just background noise- at least for a while anyway," said Shane Oliver, head of investment...

  • *Could scupper China's goal of inclusion in key indexes. As China's stock markets dropped 30 percent in less than a month, around 1,500 companies listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen suspended their stocks, many citing reasons that would not typically require a trading halt or were not borne out by their subsequent actions. Investors said a review of suspension...