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  • 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.

  • HONG KONG/ TOKYO, Aug 7- Asian shares bounced off early lows on Friday but remained on track for their third straight weekly loss, while the dollar rose ahead of U.S. jobs data that could spur the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in September. Financial spreadbetters expect Britain's FTSE 100 to open 4 points higher, Germany's DAX to open up 0.1 percent, and...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Risk-off for markets as jobs data loom Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 3:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK Aug 6- Weak earnings dragged stocks lower on Thursday and oil fell on continued oversupply concerns, while Treasuries prices rose ahead of U.S. jobs numbers seen as key to determine the timing of a rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Sterling fell sharply against the U.S. dollar after only one official voted for higher interest rates at a meeting in which...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 ends down; results drag down Novozymes. *Munich Re raises guidance, shares climb higher. LONDON, Aug 6- European shares fell on Thursday, with weak corporate results weighing on enzyme company Novozymes and Deutsche Post even as UK stocks outperformed on receding rate-hike fears.

  • Wall Street traded lower, weighed by a second day of sharp declines in media companies after Viacom's earnings miss was linked to viewers increasingly shifting to online streaming. London's FTSE 100 equity index fell 0.1 percent, outperforming a 0.8 percent drop for the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index. Weak corporate results hit the shares of enzyme...

  • *Emerging stocks hit two year low as Asia stocks slip. *UK markets ready for Bank of England' Super Thursday'. The Swiss franc fell to its lowest in five months against the euro, as investors sensed that its central bank may have to ease policy, while UK markets were gearing up for what has been dubbed' Super Thursday' at the Bank of England.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 6- Global miner Rio Tinto on Thursday posted sharply lower first-half profits on sliding metal prices and pledged $1 billion in cost cuts this year. Miners have been among the worst performers on London's FTSE index of blue-chip companies so far this year, hit by oversupply and slowing growth in major consumer China. The FTSE 350 mining index has...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 edges down, Novozymes slumps on weak results. *Munich Re raises guidance, shares climb higher. LONDON, Aug 6- European shares retreated on Thursday, with some weak corporate results hitting the shares of enzyme company Novozymes and Deutsche Post.

  • *Asia stocks slip, Europe set to follow. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE Aug 6- Asian shares fell and European markets were set to follow suit on Thursday, while the dollar held firm after strong U.S. data and comments from a Federal Reserve governor fanned expectations of an interest rate hike in September. Dollar-denominated MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • *Stock exchange head sees' signs of normalization'. ATHENS, Aug 4- Greece's banking stocks plunged for the second day in a row on Tuesday, holding down the main Athens index which otherwise looked as if it was turning the corner after the previous day's record rout. On Monday, the Athens General Index lost 16.2 percent, around 8 billion euros in value, on the first day of...

  • ATHENS, Aug 4- The head of the Greek stock market said on Tuesday that trading appeared to be settling down after the previous day's record losses that followed a five-week shut down. "The second day of trading showed clear signs we are moving towards a normalisation of the market after the long shutdown," said Socrates Lazaridis, chief executive officer of...

  • Earnings-day blues drags UK shares down Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 down 0.5 pct, in line with Europe. *Travis Perkins, Standard Life down after results. The FTSE 100 index was down 0.4 percent at 0804 GMT, broadly in line with peers across Europe, though it has so far this year underperformed the region as a commodities sell-off and worries over China demand weigh on London- listed mining and energy shares.

  • *July PMI in China curbs risk sentiment. LONDON, Aug 3- Weak data from China helped push oil prices to their lowest in six months on Monday, knocking the Canadian dollar, and sent Asian stocks close to their 2015 lows. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial and Nazdaq markets all looked set to open little changed, shrugging off the troubles of Greece whose stock market...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- The Greek stock market slumped when it reopened on Monday after being shut down for five weeks, while weak data from China helped push oil prices to their lowest in six months and Asian stocks close to their 2015 lows. Surveys showed China's factory activity contracted by the most in two years, ensuring a three-month sell-off in commodity and...

  • *Asia stocks set for July loss after worst China drop in 6 years. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 31- Asian shares inched higher on Friday but were still set to post a loss for July, led by China's biggest monthly drop in six years. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open 2 to 4 points higher, or up 0.06 percent, Germany's DAX to gain 2 to 3 points, or almost flat...

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's Compass Group, the world's biggest catering firm, said operating profit this year and next would be hit by restructuring costs as it looks to offset weakness in its offshore& remote business and in Australia, Brazil and Turkey. Shares in the firm fell 4 percent in early trade, the biggest fall on the FTSE 100 Index. The group reported organic...

  • *Athens Stock Exchange been closed since June 29. Greece sent a first proposal to the ECB last week to reopen the stock market as soon as possible because it risked its place in global securities indexes if it remained closed for too long. On Tuesday, Greece gained the European Central Bank's approval to reopen its stock market with no restrictions for foreign...

  • *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...

  • 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...