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  • TOKYO, July 16- Most Asian shares edged up on Thursday after Greece approved a bailout plan and brought mild relief, while the dollar stood tall as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reinforced expectations for a U.S. rate hike. Spreadbetters expected a higher opening for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC after the Greek parliament approved a...

  • *Greece to vote on bailout deal. LONDON, July 15- European shares edged lower on Wednesday on lingering uncertainty over Greece and a tumble in bearings maker SKF after it warned of weaker demand. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.1 percent at 1,578.69 points by 0822 GMT, while the euro zone's Euro STOXX 50 index edged 0.2 percent lower.

  • European shares surge on Greek debt deal, banks lead Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 4:32 AM ET

    *Euro STOXX 50 up 1.4 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.3 pct. LONDON, July 13- European shares surged on Monday after euro zone leaders reached an agreement to move forward with a bailout loan for Greece following all-night talks in Brussels. Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.7 to 1.6 percent.

  • LONDON, July 13- European shares surged in early trading on Monday after European Council President Donald Tusk said euro zone leaders reached a unanimous agreement following all-night talks in Brussels to move forward with a bailout loan for Greece. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index rose 1.3 percent, while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300...

  • LONDON, July 13- European stock index futures pointed to a lower open for equities on Monday as euro zone leaders demanded that Athens enact key reforms this week before they open talks on a financial rescue to keep it in the euro currency area. Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was told to push legislation through parliament to convince his 18 partners in...

  • *Hit by rising political tension around Greece debt deal. BOSTON/ LONDON, July 9- Hedge funds that make big bets on currencies, interest rates and commodities were hit hard in June as a worsening Greek debt crisis, concerns about China growth and U.S. rate rise uncertainty unsettled markets. During June, leading markets fell as the political tussle between Greece...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 up 1 pct, fell 4 pct in last two sessions. LONDON, July 8- European stocks rebounded on Wednesday, lifted by a rise in heavyweight financial and pharmaceutical shares, while politicians gave Greece more time for a deal to avoid having to leave the euro. Barclays rose 2 percent as investors welcomed the bank's decision to dump its chief executive, while...

  • TOKYO, July 8- Asian shares tumbled to a 1 1/ 2- year low on Wednesday and the safe-haven yen rallied as Chinese stocks struggled to pull out of a tailspin, shaking investors already rattled by Greece's debt crisis. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 would open up 0.7 percent, Germany's DAX was seen gaining 1.3 percent, and France's CAC 40 was...

  • *Europe shares dip as Greece summit awaited. LONDON, July 7- European stocks fell and the euro hit a five-week low against the dollar on Tuesday before a euro zone summit to discuss the Greek debt crisis, while a fall in Chinese shares reminded investors of other clouds on the horizon. Failure to reach a deal would make it more likely Greece will drop out of the euro.

  • *Europe shares recover as Greece summit awaited. Failure to reach a deal would increase the likelihood of Greece leaving the single currency. "The rest of Europe is ring fenced from what's going on in Greece.

  • *Investors hope for eventual deal on Greece. TOKYO, July 7- Most Asian stocks drooped on Tuesday as Chinese equity markets went into a fresh tailspin, fraying investor nerves already strained by uncertainty hanging over the future of Greece and the European currency union. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4 percent after a sharp fall on Monday while European shares were...

  • Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open 106 to 140 points lower, or down as much as 2.1 percent. Germany's DAX was seen falling 294 to 328 points, or as much as 3 percent lower, and France's CAC 40 was seen slipping by 134 to 143 points, or down as much as 3 percent. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's deputy said Athens had wrecked any hope of...

  • The rout in China's stock markets has wiped out trillions of dollars of market capitalization in Shanghai and Shenzhen's stock markets. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open down 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX up 0.2 percent, and France's CAC 40 or 0.3 percent higher. "Some of the stocks which have seen bubbly valuations in China have been the...

  • UK shares fall to 5-1/2 month low, supermarkets sink Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    *Standard Life slips after downgrade from RBC. LONDON, June 30- Britain's top equity index hit its lowest level since mid-January on Tuesday, pulled down by miners and supermarkets and underperforming even euro zone shares despite Greece being hours away from a repayment default. The FTSE 100 index closed down 1.5 percent, with mining stocks BHP Billiton and...

  • *China shares bounce more than 5 pct but wildly volatile. Financial spreadbetters expect Britain's FTSE 100 to open down 0.5 percent, Germany's DAX 0.7 percent, and France's CAC 40 0.6 percent. "There is still too much uncertainty in the markets and investors would be watching developments in Greece and China very carefully before jumping in," said Karine Hirn,...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- U.S. stocks added to a global selloff on Monday as Greece veered toward a default on its debt, while the euro recovered from early sharp loss to turn higher against the dollar. Greece will not pay a 1.6 billon euro loan installment due the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, a Greek government official told Reuters. Talks between Athens and its...

  • European markets tumble on Greece fears Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets tumble on Greece fears

    European equities closed sharply lower on Monday as fears rose that Greece could be the first country to exit the euro zone.

  • NEW YORK, June 29- U.S. stocks added to a global selloff on Monday as markets digested news of capital controls in Greece and the country veered toward a default on its debt, while the euro recouped some of its earlier losses against the dollar. Talks between Athens and its creditors broke down over the weekend after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a surprise...

  • LONDON, June 29- European shares sank almost 4 percent and government bond yields in Italy, Spain and Portugal jumped on Monday as investors priced in a growing risk that Greece will be the first country to leave the euro. Drops in bank shares and a 30 basis point rise in the cost of borrowing for other southern European euro zone members was the start of an acid test...

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent on Monday and European share markets looked set to eclipse big declines in Asia, as investors were spooked by the spectre of a Greek debt default which forced Athens to shut down its banks to prevent a run on deposits. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in...