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  • LONDON, Oct 29- Emerging stocks rose to three-week highs on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in China and expectations of a dovish U.S. Fed stance though the positive mood did not touch Russia where the rouble hit another record low. Chinese and Hong Kong shares closed 1.5 percent higher while most Asian indexes including India, South Korea and Taiwan jumped between 0.6...

  • European shares inch higher; Sanofi drops again Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    *Fugro tumbles 21 pct after saying it won't pay dividend. PARIS, Oct 29- European stocks inched higher early on Wednesday, tracking sharp gains on Wall Street ahead of a U.S. France's Schneider Electric rose 3.1 percent after reporting a 7 percent rise in third-quarter sales and saying Western Europe showed long-awaited but fragile signs of stabilisation.

  • Europe's main indices followed the overnight lead from Wall Street and Asia, although the third-quarter earnings reports out of Europe weren't quite as solid as those from the United States. Germany's DAX was up almost 1 percent in early trade, Britain's FTSE was up half a percent, and France's CAC 40 up a third of one percent. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs as resource prices rise Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 28- Canada's main stock index rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with higher crude and other commodity prices helping boost energy and mining companies as investors returned to buying after a sharp sell-off in recent weeks. Suncor Energy Inc was the biggest positive driver, adding 2.2 percent to C $39, while Canadian Natural Resources Ltd gained...

  • *Brent oil steadies around $86 as weak dollar offsets data. NEW YORK, Oct 28- Global equity markets rose and bond prices eased on Tuesday on solid corporate earnings on both sides of the Atlantic and an upbeat U.S. consumer confidence report that more than made up for weak American housing and industrial data. With 245 companies in the S&P 500 having reported...

  • Robust earnings spur European stocks higher Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    *Sanofi share drop means over $10 bln market value wipeout. EDINBURGH, Oct 28- European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday, reversing the previous session's dip as better-than-expected results from a number of blue-chips including pharma group Novartis and bank UBS helped lift sentiment. While French pharma Sanofi and UK- listed Standard Chartered Bank...

  • LONDON, Oct 28- World stocks inched up and U.S. bond yields steadied after almost three weeks of gains on Tuesday with Federal Reserve policy setters expected to end six years of aggressive monetary stimulus. With the euro zone running into turbulence again and China's giant economy also struggling for pace, the prospect of a world without U.S. stimulus has...

  • Robust earnings help Europe stocks resume rally Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:35 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.8 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.9 pct. *Sanofi share drop represents $10 bln market value wipeout. PARIS, Oct 28- European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday, reversing the previous session's dip as better-than-expected results from a number of blue-chips including pharma group Novartis and bank UBS helped lift sentiment.

  • "Ahead of the European open, we're calling the major bourses positive with a bit of a recovery after yesterday's weakness," he said, predicting London's FTSE could open about 0.2 higher, while Germany's DAX and France's CAC could open up 0.3 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shrugged off early losses and a lacklustre...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shrugged off early losses and a lacklustre performance on Wall Street to rise about 0.3 percent. But Japan's Nikkei stock average extended losses, shedding 0.8 percent on concerns over corporate earnings after disappointing results from Canon Inc, despite upbeat economic data released before...

  • TOKYO, Oct 28- U.S. crude futures fell back below $81 a barrel on Tuesday in early Asian trade, pressured by Goldman Sachs slashing its price forecasts and expectations of a rise in U.S. crude inventories. *NYMEX crude for December delivery was down 42 cents at $80.58 a barrel by 0008 GMT, after settling down 1 cent on Monday. *Citing rising production and insufficient...

  • *MSCI Asia wilts after lacklustre session on Wall Street. TOKYO, Oct 28- Asian shares wobbled in early trade on Tuesday, with investors cautious ahead of the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched down about 0.1 percent in early trade, after a lacklustre session on Wall Street.

  • NYMEX-Oil falls below $81 on expected fall in stocks Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:19 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 28- U.S. crude futures fell back below $81 a barrel on Tuesday in early Asian trade, pressured by Goldman Sachs slashing its price forecasts and expectations of a rise in U.S. crude inventories. *NYMEX crude for December delivery was down 42 cents at $80.58 a barrel by 0008 GMT, after settling down 1 cent on Monday. *Citing rising production and insufficient...

  • *Morgan Stanley strategists remain' overweight banks'. PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 27- European stocks fell on Monday as investors booked recent gains after the European Central Bank review of the region's banks and a German business sentiment index dropped to its lowest in almost two years. Among the few gainers, shares in Austria's Erste Group Bank added 3.5 percent and...

  • *Morgan Stanley strategists remain' overweight banks'. PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 27- European stocks fell on Monday, as investors booked the gains they made after the European Central Bank's review of the region's banks and an index of German business sentiment dropped to its lowest in almost two years. Among the few gainers, shares in Austria's Erste Group Bank added 4.5...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- Global equity markets slipped on Monday, hit by weak German business sentiment and another decline in oil, while Brazil slumped after incumbent Dilma Rousseff narrowly won a second term over an opponent seen as more pro-business. "It's very hard to put a positive spin on what's going on in Europe," said Bernard Baumohl, managing director and chief...

  • *Wall Street set to open down ahead of data. *Italy's Monte Paschi drags down bank share index. "The success of the exercise has been that it has forced banks to raise capital ahead of it, and we can now be more confident of their resilience to future crises," said Aberdeen Asset Management's co-head of credit research Neil Williamson.

  • *Wall Street set to open down ahead of data. *Italy's Monte Paschi drags down bank share index. "The success of the exercise has been that it has forced banks to raise capital ahead of it, and we can now be more confident of their resilience to future crises," said Aberdeen Asset Management's co-head of credit research Neil Williamson.

  • *Gold steadies after three-day losing streak. LONDON, Oct 27- Gold prices steadied on Monday as a retreat in the dollar and a softer tone to stock markets after downbeat German economic data helped the metal snap three straight days of losses. Gold's outlook this week will depend on a Federal Reserve policy meeting, when the U.S. central bank is widely expected to...

  • *Austrian banks, Commerzbank rally as test seen positive. LONDON, Oct 27- Shares in Italy's Monte dei Paschi slumped on Monday after an industry health check found it had the biggest capital hole to fill among European banks. Shares in Monte dei Paschi were down 17 percent at 0910 GMT after the "stress test" showed it still had a 2.1 billion euro capital hole to fill,...