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  • Europe stocks dip; Greek shares extend retreat Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:46 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 28- European shares dipped in early trading on Wednesday, with Greek stocks extending their sell-off sparked by the victory of leftwing Syriza party in Sunday's election. Shares of Greek utility PPC and Greece's biggest port, Piraeus Port Authority, fell by 6.6 and 8.3 percent respectively after the new government said it would freeze privatization...

  • Stocks fade late as oil dips, Fed gives investors pause Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:29 AM ET

    "The market is, on one hand, happy the Fed is saying things look solid, but it means at some point we will get that first rate hike," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist for Prudential Financial. Impressive earnings from Apple and Boeing made investors optimistic and lifted stocks early. The Energy Department reported that U.S. oil inventories rose to their highest...

  • *Citigroup says spot price could drop to $53 later in year. *China steel output seen slipping in 2015. SINGAPORE, Jan 28- A deepening iron ore glut and worries over a sharper economic slowdown in top buyer China will drive the average 2015 price for the steelmaking ingredient to a record low, a Reuters poll showed.

  • *U.S. stocks fall on disappointing earnings; MSCI global index slips. NEW YORK, Jan 27- World stock indexes fell on Tuesday following disappointing company earnings, while the dollar retreated after an unexpected decline in U.S. durable goods orders. All three major U.S. stock indexes ended more than 1 percent lower, with shares of Microsoft, down 9.3 percent, and...

  • Greek markets slide on fears of clash with creditors Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    *Bank stocks plummet, pulling down Athens index. LONDON, Jan 27- Greek borrowing costs jumped and a dive in bank stocks dragged down the Athens bourse on Tuesday, after weekend elections resulted in an anti-bailout government that looks set on a collision course with the country's creditors. This was up four percentage points since Sunday's vote although down...

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is opening sharply lower following disappointing corporate earnings and weak economic news. Caterpillar's stock fell 7 percent after the heavy equipment maker was hurt in the fourth quarter by restructuring costs and issued a weak outlook. Technology giants Apple and Yahoo will disclose their results after the close.

  • *Caterpillar shares slide as low oil prices hurt profit. *Microsoft shares tumble a day after results. NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, weighed by company earnings results including those of sector bellwethers Microsoft and Caterpillar.

  • *Ericsson and Philips fall after weak updates. LONDON, Jan 27- Renewed concern over Greece and weak figures from leading companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday. The benchmark Athens ATG equity index fell 3.6 percent and Greece's borrowing costs rose.

  • Asian stocks tumble after weak US corporate earnings Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:11 AM ET

    The companies that rattled the market included Microsoft, Caterpillar and Procter& Gamble. It was the biggest one-day decline for the blue-chip index since Jan. 5. "That theme,' Boy, this is the year earnings are going to come back,' suffered a little bit of a setback," said Sean Lynch, co-head of global equity strategy at Wells Fargo Investment Institute.

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. The main European indices were expected to open higher, though foul weather in the United States will curb activity on Wall Street. Other moves were mostly modest and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat on the day.

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian share markets were mostly firmer on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European equities had weathered Greece's election outcome without much disruption. Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for...

  • *Wall Street action curtailed by blizzard. SYDNEY, Jan 27- Asian shares moved higher on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European markets had weathered Greece's election outcome without much disruption. Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for caution as the...

  • *MSCI global share index up slightly. The electoral results spurred concern over new instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote. The MSCI's global share index was up 0.2 percent, while the S&P 500 was nearly flat.

  • *MSCI world shares, U.S. stocks edge lower. The victory by the Syriza party spurred concern over fresh instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote. "The ongoing display of angst is that Greece removes itself from the euro zone.

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is opening slightly lower as investors shrug off an election victory by a Greece party opposed to that country's bailout plan. In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.9 percent while the CAC-40 in France rose 0.4 percent. In Greece, the main stock market recouped some of its early losses to trade 3 percent lower.

  • LONDON, Jan 26- The euro and European shares and bonds shook off worries on Monday over Greek election winner Syriza's pledge to take on international lenders, a strong sign of confidence in the ECB's new money-printing program. Weakness in European shares lasted only for about two hours, although the main Athens index fell and Greek bond yields rose.

  • While a fall of 5 percent would be quite large in major European stock markets, it is not exceptional in Athens, where six one-day drops of at least that much have been recorded since mid-October. "The expectation that there will be a government formed today and we will avoid a second round of elections should provide support," said Constantine Morianos, CEO of...

  • PARIS, Jan 26- Greek stocks fell on Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in the polls, though this damage failed to halt a broader rally in European equities driven by the European Central Bank's bond-buying plan. Athens's ATG index was down 1.3 percent at 0922 GMT, led lower by banking stocks such as Piraeus Bank, down 9 percent, and Alpha Bank,...

  • PARIS, Jan 26- Top Greek shares slumped more than 5 percent at the open on Monday after Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures in the wake of its victory in a snap election. Athens' ATG stock index fell 5.2 percent, led lower by banking stocks. Piraeus Bank fell 14.5 percent and Alpha Bank dropped 11.6 percent.

  • European shares fall at open after Greek election Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 3:08 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 26- European stocks fell at the open on Monday, trimming some of last week's sharp gains on heightened concerns the Greek election results could lead to renewed instability in Europe. Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza...