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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • *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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • *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...

  • Spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC to open slightly lower, reflecting a tepid performance by most Asian stocks with the exception of buoyant Chinese shares. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent as Chinese shares recovered further after a series of government support measures to...

  • 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.