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  • NEW YORK, May 26- The U.S. dollar rallied on Tuesday after a string of healthy economic data boosted near-term rate hike prospects, while Greece's financial crisis and signs of growing opposition to austerity in Spain weighed further on the euro. Markets in the United States as well as London and Frankfurt returned to action after a long holiday weekend, with the...

  • NEW YORK— The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece's debt crisis and a surge in the U.S. dollar. Time Warner Cable rose after agreeing to be acquired by Charter Communications for $55 billion. Time Warner closed up $12.42, or 7 percent, to $183.60.

  • TOKYO, May 26- Asian shares turned higher on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses on the back of gains in Hong Kong and China, while the dollar extended highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent, after eking out a late gain in the previous session.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip, dollar stands tall Monday, 25 May 2015 | 8:28 PM ET

    *Monday's holiday in U.S., UK, much of Europe kept trading thin. TOKYO, May 26- Asian shares fell in early trading on Tuesday, while the dollar held near highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent in early trade, after eking out a late gain in the previous session.

  • WARSAW, May 25- Poland's main opposition party celebrated its first national election win in a decade on Monday, after its candidate for the presidency unexpectedly defeated incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski. The Warsaw stock market fell, though, as Andrzej Duda's Law and Justice party is considered less business-friendly and less pro- European Union than the...

  • *Markets in U.S., much of Europe closed on Monday. LONDON, May 25- European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar powered ahead after U.S. Investor concerns about Greece's debt problems and a poor regional and local election result by Spain's ruling People's Party also weighed on the euro and European shares.

  • UPDATE 4-Oil prices edge down as dollar strengthens Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:58 AM ET

    LONDON, May 25- Crude oil futures edged lower towards $65 a barrel as the dollar strengthened on Monday, with a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe keeping trading muted. Front-month Brent crude shed 17 cents to $65.20 a barrel by 1052 GMT. U.S. crude was down 35 cents at $59.37 a barrel.

  • *Volumes thin with London, Frankfurt and New York closed. LONDON, May 25- European equities fell on Monday, with the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by investors' concerns over Greece's debt problems and a poor local election result for the Madrid government. Athens' main index equity index fell 1.2 percent after Greece's interior minister said on Sunday the...

  • Global stocks mostly higher in quiet trading day Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:49 AM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on a quiet trading day with Hong Kong, Wall Street and London closed for holidays. London and Frankfurt were closed for holidays. Wall Street is closed Monday for Memorial Day.

  • Greek, French, Italian shares fall in thin trading Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:44 AM ET

    LONDON, May 25- European equities fell on Monday, tracking Friday's losses on Wall Street and as a Greek minister said Athens cannot make debt repayments next month unless Greece reaches a deal with its creditors. Greece's ATG index fell 2.5 percent on the comments by Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis during a weekend TV show. The benchmark French CAC 40 index was...

  • French, Spanish and Italian stock markets fall Monday, 25 May 2015 | 3:23 AM ET

    Trading volumes in Europe were expected to be thin as several markets in countries including the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States were shut for holidays. Spain's IBEX fell 1 percent after the ruling People's Party took a battering in regional and local elections on Sunday after voters punished Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for four years of...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Asian shares got off to a slow start on Monday after U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent in early trade, with weakness in Southeast Asia offset by rises in China, Australia and South Korea. "For the first time in nearly two months, investors began rewarding the dollar for good economic data rather than...

  • Asian stock markets mostly higher in quiet trading day Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 11:29 PM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on a quiet trading day with Hong Kong, Wall Street and London closed for holidays. Singapore, Manila and New Zealand also rose. GREECE DEBT: Greece's ruling Radical Left Coalition rejected a call by party hardliners to skip its next payment to the International Monetary Fund.

  • TOKYO, May 25- Asian shares got off to a lackluster start on Monday, after rising inflation and a hawkish tone from the U.S. Activity was likely to be thin this session, as UK and U.S. markets are shut on Monday for the Spring Bank Holiday and Memorial Day respectively. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 percent in early trade.

  • LONDON, May 22- German bond yields headed for their first weekly fall in five weeks on Friday as the market focused again on central banks' continued use of heavy stimulus, which is helping to bring stability after weeks of violent price swings. Greece was the exception in the European bond market, as its yields rose after the latest talks with creditors failed to...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- Global equity markets dipped modestly Friday but remained near record highs, while the yield on U.S. government debt rose as a gain in core consumer prices in April should keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates later this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected to acknowledge recent sluggishness in the U.S. economy, including a...

  • NEW YORK— The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note. Just 2.5 billion shares changed hands on the New York Stock Exchange, three-quarters of the normal level. Among stocks making big gains, Deere& Co. rose $3.89, or 4.3 percent, to $93.35 after the equipment maker beat analysts' estimates for its latest quarterly earnings.

  • *London and Wall St closed for holiday on Monday. LONDON, May 22- European shares hovered near three-week highs on Friday, boosted by a dip in the euro on currency markets, although luxury goods stocks underperformed after weak sales figures from Richemont. European equities have rallied this year on the back of a government bond-buying program and record low...

  • LONDON, May 22- Copper prices fell on Friday on worries about demand in top consumer China, while nickel hit a four-week low after stocks in LME registered warehouses climbed to a record high. Three-month copper traded down at $6,200 a tonne in official rings from $6,260 at Thursday's close. "The fundamental situation in the copper market clearly speaks to higher...

  • *China worries weigh on copper. LONDON, May 22- Copper fell on Friday as worries about China dominated sentiment, but expectations of stronger demand from the top consumer over coming months limited losses. "The fundamental situation in the copper market clearly speaks to higher prices," said Daniel Briesemann, analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt.