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  • *U.S. crude for January delivery dropped as low as $62.25 a barrel, before trading at $62.88 by 0017 GMT, down 15 cents. *Iraq has cut the official selling price to Asia and the United States in January for its main crude oil export grade, Basrah light, but raised the OSP slightly to Europe. *The move follows a sharp reduction to Saudi Arabia's crude oil OSPs to Asia and the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- U.S. and European stocks fell on Monday after weak Chinese and Japanese data stoked worries about slowing global economic growth, while oil prices sank to five-year lows on expectations of oversupply into 2015.. The euro sagged to 2-1/ 2- year lows against the dollar after European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny warned of a "massive...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- U.S. and European stocks fell on Monday after weak Chinese and Japanese data stoked worries about slowing global economic growth, while oil prices sank to five-year lows on expectations of oversupply into 2015.. The euro sagged to 2-1/ 2- year lows against the dollar after European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny's warned of a "massive...

  • *China, Japan data add to global growth worries. LONDON, Dec 8- European stocks and the euro wallowed on Monday amid a stark warning about the currency bloc's economic prospects, keeping pressure on rock-bottom oil prices following weak data from Asia. That mirrored a move in Asia after China's trade performance in November was much weaker than expected and third...

  • *China trade data weak, Japan Q3 GDP revised even lower. LONDON, Dec 8- European stocks and government bonds dipped on Monday as weak data from Asia, a rating downgrade for Italy and the slump in oil prices stoked concerns about global growth. Europe's index of top shares, the FTSEurofirst, opened down 0.4 percent, mirroring a move in Asia after China's trade...

  • PARIS, Dec 8- European shares fell in early trading on Monday, trimming some of the previous session's sharp gains, following soft macro data from China and Japan while Italian shares dropped after S&P downgraded the country's credit rating. Milan's MIB index was down 0.7 percent, with Banco Popolare down 1.3 percent and BMPS down 0.9 percent.

  • TOKYO, Dec 8- Asian stocks stood firm and the dollar notched fresh seven-year highs against the yen on Monday after much stronger-than-expected jobs data underlined the strength of the U.S. economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was unchanged. Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.3 percent, poking above 18,000 for the first time since July 2007.

  • *Germany's DAX ends at record close of 10,087.12 points. PARIS, Dec 5- European stocks rallied on Friday, with Germany's DAX hitting a record closing high, boosted by data showing U.S. employers took on the most workers for nearly three years in November. Germany's DAX surged 2.4 percent, ending at a record closing high of 10,087.12 points.

  • The dollar hit a seven-year high of 120.335 yen in early European trading, helped by a Wall Street Journal report that simulations by Federal Reserve economists suggest it would be best to raise interest rates promptly. Unlike the United States, Europe, China and Japan are all losing momentum, slowdowns that are weighing on stock markets. Germany's Bundesbank...

  • TOKYO, Dec 5- Japanese stocks remained near 7-1/ 2 year highs on Friday as optimism on the U.S. economy helped investors shrug off a delay to hoped-for eurozone easing. The Nikkei benchmark slipped 0.3 percent to 17,832.32 by 0137 GMT, after hitting its highest since July 2007 on Thursday. Market participants pointed to economic resilience in the United States- a...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 4- Banco Santander Brasil SA, a unit of Spain's Banco Santander SA, is in talks with large Brazilian companies for the first green bond offering in Latin America's largest economy, where several infrastructure projects qualify as such issues. "There is a lot of potential for this type of bond in Brazil, due to the number of infrastructure projects...

  • *Microsoft rises, limiting the market's decline. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi brushed off pressure for more immediate monetary policy action but said the issue would be addressed early next year. "I wasn't expecting much from the ECB, which doesn't want to paint itself into a corner,...

  • *Euro zone shares slide, but Wall Street subdued. NEW YORK, Dec 4- The euro rebounded and bond yields in the euro zone bounced off record lows on Thursday, after the European Central Bank put off until next year a decision about whether to increase economic stimulus, leaving investors uncertain. Stocks in the euro zone fell more than 1 percent and MSCI's measure of...

  • *Europe shares slide, Wall Street subdued. LONDON, Dec 4- The euro and bond yields in the currency bloc spiked and shares stumbled on Thursday after the European Central Bank stuck to its line that it will judge early in 2015 whether more action is needed to revive the euro zone economy. Markets had been hoping for firmer details on if and when the central bank will...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 down 1.1 pct, FTSEurofirst down 0.9 pct. LONDON, Dec 4- Euro zone shares fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut growth and inflation forecasts and said it would make a decision on further stimulus early next year. At 1441 GMT, the euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index was down 1.1 percent at 3,211.92 points.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls at open on ECB comments Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi brushed off pressure to act and said the bank would reassess the impact of its monetary policy stimulus early next year and take further action if necessary. The United States is the main engine for a global economy in slow growth mode, a headwind for U.S. multinationals,...

  • The Reuters Deals Insight figures show that more than $525 billion of bonds have been underwritten so far this year, up from $473.3 billion last year, with Chinese issuance surging 123 percent, India 52 percent and Brazil 21 percent. Whereas China, India and Brazil and also Hong Kong drove the rise in activity, the strains over Ukraine and sanctions imposed by the...

  • European shares near seven-year highs ahead of ECB Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 4- European stocks rose on Thursday, with a benchmark index hovering near a seven-year high, helped by expectations the European Central Bank will embark on a sovereign bond-buying program in coming months to boost the economy. "The ECB will probably launch a quantitative easing program at some point," said Patrick Mange, head of emerging markets...

  • TOKYO, Dec 4- Japanese stocks jumped to a near 7-1/ 2- year high on Thursday as a weak yen lifted key exporter shares while data showing U.S. economic resilience and expectations of more monetary stimulus in Europe buoyed risk appetites. Also lifting sentiment was a poll suggesting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition will score a handsome win at the Dec. 14...

  • Vodafone plays down chance of Liberty deal Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 3- Vodafone has met with analysts and investors this week to calm fears it could make a multi-billion dollar takeover bid for Europe's biggest cable company Liberty Global, according to people present. Shares in Vodafone fell on Monday after people familiar with the situation said the world's second-biggest mobile operator was considering its...