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  • DAX declines as European shares dip below multi-year highs Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    LONDON, March 25- European shares retreated further from 7-1/ 2- year highs hit last week as a rebound in the euro pegged back stock markets and pushed the German market back off record highs. Germany's DAX equity index, which hit a record of 12,219.05 points last week, fell 0.6 percent to 11,928.88 points. On Tuesday, figures showed Germany's private sector grew in...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St, dollar slip on U.S. growth worries Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 25- Wall Street stocks and the dollar slipped on Wednesday as government data signaled the U.S. economic expansion was slowing, while gains in the euro prompted a pullback in European stock markets. A modest lift at the opening bell for U.S. stocks on news of a deal between Kraft Foods and Heinz Co to create North America's third-largest food company...

  • *Wall Street set for steady open. Futures showed Wall Street set to open steady. Germany's Ifo index rose for the fifth successive month to its highest since July 2014, suggesting growth in Europe's largest economy rebounded again in the first quarter of 2015..

  • *Wall Street set for steady open. Futures showed Wall Street set to open steady. Germany's Ifo index rose for the fifth successive month to its highest since July 2014, suggesting growth in Europe's largest economy rebounded again in the first quarter of 2015..

  • European shares dip early; Hermes falls after results Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 4:13 AM ET

    PARIS, March 25- European shares dipped in early trading on Wednesday, hovering below 7-1/ 2- year highs, as investors awaited a survey on German business climate for insight on the outlook for Europe's biggest economy. Hermes has a strong exposure to Japan. At 0810 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.3 percent at 1,600.35 points.

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Wall Street drifted down while European shares neared record highs in choppy global equities trading on Tuesday as the dollar rebounded and oil prices fell. Declines on the Nasdaq were held in check by a boost from Google, up 2 percent to $570.19. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.

  • *China factory activity skids to 11- month low. NEW YORK, March 24- European stocks held near record highs on Tuesday on signs the euro zone economy was gaining momentum, while the dollar recovered from recent losses and oil fell. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 15.21 points, or 0.08 percent, to 18,100.83, the S&P 500 lost 1.38 points, or 0.07...

  • Private sector data helps European shares recover Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:48 AM ET

    *Lufthansa, Airbus down after plane crash. LONDON, March 24- The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index steadied near a recent 7-1/ 2- year high on Tuesday after falling earlier in the session, with forecast-beating economic data from Germany offsetting a poor reading of Chinese factory activity. However, Lufthansa and Airbus were down 4.7 percent and 2.1 percent...

  • LONDON, March 24- Someone has just rudely awoken the lead market from its months-long slumber. LME lead for three-month delivery spent 2013 and the first half of 2014 shuffling around in a range of $2,000- 2,300 per tonne. Since then it has drifted steadily downwards, culminating in last week's near five-year low of $1,676.50.

  • Asia stocks steady as investors mull economic data Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 5:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks dropped Tuesday as investors weighed company news and the latest report on consumer prices. Signs that the dollar could resume its recent surge also made investors nervous. "We're in something of a holding pattern as markets continue to digest all that's going on," said Kristina Hooper, U.S. investment strategist at Allianz Global Investors.

  • *GS Yuasa dives after cutting earnings forecast. TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday morning, hit by a weak survey out of China and fall in U.S. shares, but continuing ongoing expectations of better returns for holders of Japanese shares limited losses and supported overall sentiment. Fund managers said that such stocks as JGC Corp, Misumi...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The dollar fell further on Monday on views a Federal Reserve interest rate hike will come later rather than sooner, and the decline helped boost oil prices. U.S. energy shares initially were among the biggest gainers on Wall Street as crude prices rebounded on the weak dollar. Gold rose for a fourth day to a two-week high, while London copper prices...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday amid investor anxiety over negotiations between Greece and its creditors over the terms of a 240- billion-euro bailout for the cash-strapped nation. "This is an incredibly important week for Greece.

  • *Wall Street gains as dollar adds to losses, oil also rises. Gold steadied after a three-day rally lifted it to a two-week high, while copper prices in London hit their highest point since Jan. 9. "The market has been in a back-and-forth motion for the last couple of weeks, caught between the potential for rising interest rates and its impact on the dollar and the...

  • *Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. LONDON, March 23- European shares slipped from multi-year highs on Monday, with car stocks hurt by a rise in the euro and lingering worries over Greece leading investors to book profits. Traders said that lingering uncertainty over Greece was also pegging back European stock markets.

  • Treasuries prices rose on Monday amid investor anxiety over negotiations between Greece and its creditors over the terms of a 240- billion-euro bailout for the cash-strapped nation. "This is an incredibly important week for Greece. The level of anxiety could run high but there is still optimism there will be a resolution between Greece and its creditors, "said...

  • *Brent, WTI prices fall again after Saudi comment on supply. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks were set to dip at the open on Monday following strong gains in major indexes the previous week, as investors assessed gyrations in the dollar and crude prices and their impact on equities. "The market has been in a back and forth motion for the last couple of weeks, caught between...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stock index futures ticked lower on Monday following strong gains in major indexes last week, as investors eyed negotiations over the future of Greece in the euro zone and as oil prices fell further. *German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras were set to meet in Berlin, and Tsipras' list of reform proposals will...

  • MOSCOW, March 23- Lower oil prices will have a long-lasting impact on Russia, Central Bank First Deputy Governor Ksenia Yudayeva said on Monday. The Russian economy is forecast this year to slip into recession for the first time since the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2009, hit by declining crude prices and sanctions imposed on Moscow over its role...

  • European shares slip from 7-1/2 year high Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:06 AM ET

    *Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. PARIS, March 23- European shares slipped on Monday, taking a breather following recent sharp gains, while shares in Pirelli rose 3.5 percent after China National Chemical Corp agreed to buy the tyre maker in a 7.1 billion euro deal. The acquisition, agreed with Pirelli shareholders on Sunday, will see state-owned...