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  • *HSBC cuts Asian growth forecast, says export weakness to last. SINGAPORE, July 8- Oil futures fell again on Wednesday as worries over the Greek debt crisis and China's stock market turmoil outweighed an expected U.S. inventory drop. China's stocks tanked further on Wednesday in a deepening crisis in which China's Securities Finance Corp said it would provide...

  • TOKYO, July 8- Japanese stocks fell sharply on Wednesday morning as a massive selloff in China's stock markets raised fears of a damaging blow to the world's second-largest economy- a major export market for Japan. Companies with high exposures to China underperformed, with construction equipment makers Komatsu Ltd and Hitachi Construction Machinery...

  • TOKYO, July 8- Asian shares tumbled on Wednesday and the safe-haven yen rallied as Chinese stocks remained in a tailspin, shaking investors already rattled by Greece's debt crisis. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended its early losses after Chinese shares opened sharply lower, and was last down 2.5 percent.

  • *China stock markets keep tanking despite new support measures. *HSBC cuts Asian growth forecast, says export weakness to last. SINGAPORE, July 8- Oil futures fell again on Wednesday as worries over the Greek debt crisis and China's stock market turmoil outweighed an expected U.S. inventory drop.

  • *Euro zone sets end-of-week deadline for Greece. TOKYO, July 8- Asian shares fell on Wednesday as investors fretted over Greece's debt crisis and a recent plunge in Chinese stocks, while the euro steadied. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock index fell 0.7 percent.

  • U.S. stocks ended higher Tuesday, erasing an early loss, as traders hoped for progress in talks in Europe on how to keep Greece in the euro. The gains were led by utilities stocks and makers of consumer staples, safe-play sectors investors tend to favor when they're fearful of market swings. Materials stocks fell as prices for metals dropped.

  • HONG KONG, July 8- A wild plunge in China's stock market over the past month has burned millions of retail investors, but 22- year-old student Zhu Qimeng prefers to view any losses as a valuable part of his education for a career in finance. Unlike in the United States or Europe, China's stock markets are dominated not by financial institutions but by ordinary...

  • *China slowdown fears have dragged commodities towards 2015 lows. July 7- U.S. stocks ended higher after a choppy session on Tuesday, as a rebound in U.S. oil prices helped offset concerns about a slowdown in China and the Greek debt crisis. "The decline in oil ended," said Stephen Massocca, Chief Investment Officer at Wedbush Equity Management LLC in San Francisco.

  • *China slowdown fears drag commodities towards 2015 lows. July 7- U.S. stocks reversed early losses and moved higher in choppy trade on Tuesday, as a rebound in U.S. oil prices offset concerns of a slowdown in China and the Greek debt crisis. Oil markets have been keeping a close eye on negotiations between Iran and six major powers over a nuclear deal.

  • *China slowdown fears drags commodities towards 2015 lows. July 7- U.S. stocks were lower in afternoon trading as concerns of a slowdown in China weighed on commodity prices and investors fretted over aid talks for Greece as it runs out of cash. An emergency euro zone summit, which started at 12 p.m. ET in Brussels, will consider a desperate bid by Greek Prime Minister...

  • *U.S. stocks fall, MSCI world index down 0.8 pct. NEW YORK, July 7- Global equity markets fell on Tuesday and the euro hit a five-week low against the dollar as euro zone leaders held an emergency summit to discuss Greece's future in the currency bloc, while commodities sold off on China demand worries. Copper prices dropped to a six-year low following the dollar's...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- U.S. Demand for Treasuries left yields on 30- year Treasuries below 3 percent and also was driven by China's slumping equities markets, according to traders. Chinese stocks have declined almost 30 percent since the middle of June, and China's CSI 300 index of the biggest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen closed down 1.8 percent on Tuesday...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Equity markets around the world fell while the euro slid to a five-week low against the dollar on Tuesday amid concerns over Greece's future as euro zone leaders were set to meet for an emergency summit on the country's debt crisis. "Markets seem to be losing patience and faith in the Athens' debt crisis ending with Greece's banks intact and the...

  • *Euro zone summit on Greece proposal to start at 1600 GMT. *Shake Shack falls after Morgan Stanley rating cut. July 7- U.S. stocks opened higher before quickly reversing course on Tuesday morning, setting the stage for another volatile session as investors await the outcome of a euro zone summit that will attempt to find a solution to the ongoing debt crisis in...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.6 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 1.1 pct. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 0.6 percent by 1406 GMT, while the euro zone Euro STOXX 50 fell 1.1 percent, adding to Monday's 2.2 percent drop. France and Germany told Greece on Monday to come up with serious proposals to restart financial aid talks, while the ECB kept a tight grip on funding to...

  • Greece and its creditors held talks in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss how to keep the country from falling out of the euro. Reports out late in the day said European officials considered providing Greece with emergency funding to help it avoid defaulting on its debts. "It's all Greece all the time," said Burt White, chief investment officer at LPL Financial.

  • *Euro zone summit on Greece proposal to start at 1600 GMT. *Shake Shack falls after Morgan Stanley rating cut. July 7- Wall Street was set to open slightly higher on Tuesday ahead of a euro zone leaders summit at which Greece will bring a proposal in a last-ditch bid to secure an aid package to keep the country in the currency club.

  • *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.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.7 pct. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 0.3 percent by 1131 GMT, while the euro zone Euro STOXX 50 fell 0.7 percent, adding to Monday's 2.2 percent drop. France and Germany told Greece on Monday to come up with serious proposals to restart financial aid talks, while the ECB kept a tight grip on funding to...

  • July 7- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday ahead of a euro zone leaders summit at which Greece will bring a proposal in a last-ditch bid to secure an aid package to keep the country in the currency club. *Greek lenders are down to their last few days of cash and the European Central Bank has tightened the noose on funding, putting pressure on Greek Prime Minister...