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  • US stocks open lower, in line with global declines Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    LONDON— China's main Shanghai stock index reversed earlier big losses to finish on Wednesday but most markets around the world drifted lower amid ongoing concerns over the state of the world's second-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.8 percent at 6,472 while Germany's DAX fell 1.1 percent to...

  • *Shanghai shares plunge, rekindling worries on China growth. TOKYO, Aug 19- Asian shares retreated to two-year lows on Wednesday after Chinese stocks extended their plunge, continuing to stoke fears about the stability of China's economy. China's securities regulator said late last week that the market had normalized and the government would allow market...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- A 6.0 percent tumble in Chinese shares on Tuesday, and weak earnings from Wal-Mart pressured U.S. stocks and copper prices saw six year lows. Chinese stocks earlier plunged on concerns that companies may pull more money out of China as economic growth slows, lowering earnings for U.S. and European companies dependent on revenue from China.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- A 6 percent tumble in Chinese shares on Tuesday and soft earnings from Wal-Mart held U.S. equities in check while copper touched multi-year lows. Wal-Mart Stores Inc fell 3.4 percent to $69.48, the biggest drag on both the Dow and S&P 500, after reporting weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and lowering its full-year forecast.

  • "The problem in China is that the markets haven't been released for free and open trading and until that happens there is going to continue to be downside pressure," said Randy Frederick, managing director of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab in Austin, Texas. Earlier, China's main Shanghai Composite and Shenzhen 300 indexes both lost more than 6 percent...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- A 6 percent fall in Chinese shares on Tuesday hit Asian stocks and left European equities struggling for gains while emerging market currencies and oil prices touched multi-year lows. The commodity sell-off is also weighing on sentiment today, "said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda in London. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Stocks fell on Tuesday, with European markets buckling under heavy selling pressure carried over from Asia after Chinese shares slumped 6 percent and emerging market currencies and oil prices remained anchored at historic lows. "European equity markets are taking their cues from China, and traders' suspicion is that the second largest economy...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- World equity indexes advanced modestly on Monday as upbeat U.S. housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing report, while the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates lifted the dollar for a third day. Earlier in the session, stocks had dropped as Empire State data showed August manufacturing activity in New York was at its weakest...

  • *Empire State manufacturing way below expectations. NEW YORK, Aug 17- World equity indexes gained modestly on Monday as upbeat U.S. housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing report, while the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates lifted the dollar for a third day. Earlier, stocks had dropped as Empire State data showed August manufacturing...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are rising in late afternoon trading Monday as China's currency steadied and Greece's bailout cleared another big hurdle. A measure of manufacturing activity in New York state fell, while an index of homebuilder sentiment showed optimism at its highest level since the housing boom a decade ago. THE QUOTE: "This continues to be a resilient...

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    The UK wage gap is growing, a report by Britain’s income watchdog shows.

  • *Dollar gains broadly, Wall Street seen higher. LONDON, Aug 17- European stocks rebounded from last week's heavy selloff on Monday and the dollar rose broadly, with investors reassured by stability in China's yuan exchange rate after it was fixed slightly higher for the second day running. Alstom shares rose as much as 7 percent after two people familiar with the...

  • US stocks rise at midday after early losses Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 2:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are rising in morning trading Monday as China's currency steadied and Greece's bailout cleared another big hurdle. FACTORY CHECK: Manufacturing activity in New York state contracted in August at the fastest pace since the Great Recession, pulled down by sharp declines in new orders and shipments, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • *MSCI Asia-Pacific index down as yuan woes weigh on China stocks. TOKYO, Aug 17- Asian stocks were dragged lower by volatile Chinese equities on Monday, as relative stability in the yuan failed to assuage underlying concerns that Beijing may push its currency further down after last week's surprise devaluation. The index added to last week's loss of 2.6 percent...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 14- Asian shares mostly fell on Friday, and were on track for a steep weekly losses in the wake of China's surprise currency devaluation on Tuesday. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open flat to 1 point lower, Germany's DAX to open 7 to 14 points lower, or down 0.1 percent, and France's CAC 40 to open down 5 to 7 points, or 0.1...

  • *China pushes yuan down overnight after devaluation. LONDON, Aug 12- Markets around the world fell for a second day on Wednesday, with stocks, the dollar and emerging market currencies all under pressure after China pushed the yuan lower again overnight, boosting the appeal of top-rated government bonds. Germany's 2- year yield fell to a fresh record low of -0.29...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 12- Asian stocks and emerging market currencies tumbled on Wednesday and commodities fell after China let the yuan fall sharply for a second straight day, forcing investors to seek refuge in safe-haven government debt. Financial spreadbetters expect Britain's FTSE 100 to open 0.6 percent lower, Germany's DAX to start 0.9 percent lower.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 12- Beijing's efforts to support collapsing shares have pulled Chinese stocks back to around 4,000 points, but index-linked funds trading at discounts tell a less optimistic story. Outflows in China ETFs began in mid-June when the market tumbled 30 percent in a span of just one month after a 110- percent rally from November to June.

  • *Banco Popolare and Allianz rise. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index and Germany's DAX both rose 1 percent, while France's CAC advanced by 0.8 percent. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index progressed 0.7 percent, but Britain's FTSE 100- which has a greater exposure towards commodity stocks than other European markets- fared less well, rising by...

  • Euro zone shares rise to outperform weaker UK market Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 6:38 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst down, mainly due to drop in FTSE. However, the broader, pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.2 percent, reflecting the impact of a 0.9 percent decline in Britain's FTSE 100 market. German insurer Allianz rose 1.7 percent after price target upgrades from JP Morgan, Berenberg and Exane BNP Paribas.