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  • Oil slips closer to $103 as supply fears recede Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 15 cents to $103.38 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Asian stock markets down for 3rd day Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:06 AM ET

    TOKYO— Stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after U.S. indexes pulled back from record highs and investors awaited fresh data from China and corporate earnings. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 index tracked Wall Street's declines, slipping 0.4 percent to 15,314.41 despite fresh data showing the current account surplus was larger than expected in May.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- The dollar eased and global equity markets fell on Monday after a surprise drop in German industrial output cooled a rally that sent various stock indexes to record highs last week and as investors turned to corporate earnings for the second quarter.

  • Wall Street pulled back the from record highs hit on Thursday by the S&P 500 and Dow industrials, while MSCI's all-country world index also slipped after hitting a record the same day.

  • *European shares dip, Wall Street expected to follow. LONDON, July 7- The dollar and world shares were losing steam on Monday as the momentum from last week's strong U.S. jobs data faded and attention began to turn to the fast-approaching earnings season.

  • LONDON, July 7- Emerging stocks traded at 13- month highs on Monday, extending the previous week's gains fuelled by global growth optimism, though fighting in Ukraine and air strikes in Israel weighed on the rouble and the shekel.

  • Asian stocks quiet after US indexes hit record Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 5:07 AM ET

    BEIJING— Global stock markets were mostly lower Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S. corporate earnings following last week's strong job numbers. In Europe, France's CAC-40 shed 0.3 percent to 4,455.11 and Germany's DAX was off 0.2 percent to 9,990.38. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 0.2 percent to 6,850.14.

  • European shares edge lower after German data miss Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct. *Total, Sanofi fall after cautioning over results. EDINBURGH, July 7- European shares fell on Monday after weak data out of Germany took the wind out of a rally that saw a top index post its best week in over three months.

  • European shares held back by weak German data Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    EDINBURGH, July 7- European shares fell on Monday after weak data out of Germany took the wind out of a rally that saw a top index post its best week in over three months. German industrial output fell 1.8 percent on the month in May, its biggest drop in more than 2 years, confounding expectations of unchanged industrial output in Europe's powerhouse.

  • Oil slips below $104 as Libya set to boost exports Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:42 AM ET

    The price of oil slipped below $104 a barrel Monday as expectations that Libya will soon boost its exports of crude offset strong U.S. job growth. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 19 cents to $103.87 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Asian stocks lower ahead of US earnings Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.1 percent at 2,059.65 points and Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 0.1 percent at 23,517.08. Taiwan, Sydney, Seoul and Singapore also registered small declines. Taiwan's Taiex shed 0.2 percent to 9,486.92 and Seoul's Kospi was off 0.4 percent at 2,001.27.

  • Plunge in Erste Bank halts European stocks rally Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Erste dropped by 14 percent after the bank, which is the third-biggest lender in emerging Europe, warned that fresh hits from Romania and Hungary would drive it to a record 2014 loss.

  • Oil slips below $104 as supplies set to increase Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    By early afternoon in Europe, the benchmark U.S. crude contract for August delivery was down 74 cents to $103.74 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was down 63 cents to $110.61 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

  • LONDON, July 4- European stocks paused for a breather on Friday after brisk gains since the start of July set key regional indexes on course for their biggest weekly gains in several months and close to major technical resistance levels.

  • Markets lackluster on US Independence Day Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Early in Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 inched down 0.1 percent to 6,860.96 and France's CAC-40 dropped 0.1 percent to 4,486.24. The Nikkei 225 average, the benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, gained 0.6 percent to finish at 15,437.13 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.1 percent to 23,546.36.

  • *Libya reaches deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. NEW YORK, July 3- Crude oil on both sides of the Atlantic dropped on Thursday as supply fears began to ease after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has slashed exports from the OPEC member.

  • *MSCI's world index hits fresh peak, as do Dow, S&P 500. MSCI's all-country world index, which covers about 85 percent of potential global stock investments, rose 0.22 percent to a record high. Jacob Oubina, senior U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York, called the Labor Department report "extremely bullish" as nonfarm payrolls increased by 288,000 jobs.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. PARIS, July 3- European stocks crept higher on Thursday, adding to the week's gains, as investors waited to see U.S. payrolls figures and the outcome of a European Central Bank policy meeting. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also rose 0.4 percent to 3,265.20 points.

  • European shares inch up ahead of payrolls, ECB Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:42 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. *Balfour Beatty tumbles 11 pct after profit warning. At 0731 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.2 percent at 1,387.42 points, as was the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index at 3,257.93 points.

  • *Spreadbetters see mixed open for Europe. *Asia in wait-and-see mood before 1230 GMT U.S. jobs data. Spreadbetters saw a mixed open for Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open up as much as 0.1 percent higher, Germany's DAX 0.1 percent lower and France's CAX effectively flat.