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  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Asian stocks fell on Thursday as falling oil prices added to global growth concerns, while the dollar saw a bit of a respite against the yen and euro after successive sharp losses. Spreadbetters expected the bearish tone for equities to continue into Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to fall by as much as 0.3 percent at the open, and Germany's DAX and...

  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Asian stocks fell on Thursday as falling oil prices continued to feed into global growth concerns, while the dollar struggled against peers such as the yen and euro after a further drop in U.S. bond yields. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent as another large decline in oil prices took a heavy toll on energy...

  • By Marcy Nicholson and Clara Denina. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 10- Gold dropped a shade on pressure from tumbling oil prices on Wednesday, after nudging up to a seven-week high as equity markets surrendered earlier gains to turn lower and the dollar extended losses versus a basket of currencies. "The weak oil prices sapped some of the strength out of the gold market," said...

  • European shares extend sell-off, Airbus plunges Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    PARIS, Dec 10- European stocks fell for a third session in a row on Wednesday as a further plunge in crude prices knocked down the shares of oil majors and oil services groups such as Royal Dutch Shell and Fugro. Shares in Shell dropped 2.4 percent and Fugro tumbled 11 percent as Brent crude oil fell below $65 a barrel on mounting signs of oversupply and lacklustre...

  • PARIS/ LONDON, Dec 10- European stocks fell for a third session in a row on Wednesday, as a further drop in crude prices knocked down the shares of oil majors and oil services groups such as Royal Dutch Shell and Fugro. Shares in Shell dropped 1.7 percent and Fugro tumbled 12 percent as Brent crude oil slipped below $65 a barrel, hitting a five-year low on rising...

  • Renewed slide in energy stocks sends Europe shares lower Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 10- European equities turned negative on Wednesday, as a fresh fall in the price of Brent crude oil hit energy stocks. "Crude oil is under punishment today once again on the back of the OPEC news. OPEC has cut its demand forecast for next year and this has unbalanced the demand and supply equation further and traders are not liking the sound of this at all, "...

  • *China inflation falls to 5- year low of 1.4 pct. LONDON, Dec 10- Oil prices were anchored near five-year lows and Germany's benchmark government bond yield fell to a record low on Wednesday as concerns over Greece's political and financial prospects spurred demand for safety. At 1220 GMT Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent at 6,542 points, Germany's DAX was up...

  • PARIS, Dec 10- European stocks rose in a technical bounce on Wednesday after sliding 3 percent slide over two days, although energy stocks dropped again as Brent crude fell toward $65 a barrel. If Samaras fails to secure victory for his presidential candidate, snap national elections could be called which the leftist Syriza party-- a fierce opponent of Greece's...

  • LONDON, Dec 10- Oil prices were anchored at a five-year low on Wednesday and European stocks recovered from the previous day's selloff after a similar rebound in Chinese shares prompted by hopes that weak inflation will bring more monetary policy easing in China. "watching equities, oil and Greece." At 0845 GMT Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.5 percent at 6563 points,...

  • LONDON, Dec 10- Brent crude oil slipped below $66 a barrel on Wednesday, just above a five-year low, on mounting signs of oversupply and lacklustre demand as global economic growth falters. The price of the North Sea oil benchmark has fallen more than 40 percent since June as new supplies of high-quality crude from North America have fed a glut of fuel in many parts...

  • *China consumer inflation marks 5- year low. TOKYO, Dec 10- Asian shares, the dollar and oil prices all slumped on Wednesday, pulling back as global growth concerns and political uncertainty in Greece prompted a flight to safety. Britain's FTSE 100 was expected to open 18 to 26 points higher, or as much as 0.3 percent; Germany's DAX was seen opening 69 to 78 points higher,...

  • *Skymark soars as ANA says would consider helping it. TOKYO, Dec 10- Japanese stocks tumbled to a more than one-week low on Wednesday morning, as political uncertainty in Greece spooked world markets already under strain from a slide in crude oil prices and worries over global growth. Traders said the benchmark should be supported by its 25- day moving average of...

  • TOKYO, Dec 10- Oil prices were knocked again on Wednesday, with Asian shares and the dollar also pulling back as global growth concerns and political uncertainty in Greece prompting a flight to safety. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.4 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average was down more than 1 percent.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    The U.S. stock market ended slightly lower Tuesday, avoiding the sharp declines that occurred in Europe and Asia thanks to a rally in beaten-down energy companies. Energy shares rebounded after the price of oil bounced back from a five-year low. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,801.20.

  • US stocks end mostly lower; European markets sink Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, avoiding the sharp declines that occurred in Europe and China. Stocks also fell in China after regulators there tightened rules for lending. The price oil rose 77 cents to $63.82 a barrel in New York.

  • *Greece may get credit line till February- Schaeuble. If Samaras fails to secure victory in parliament for his presidential candidate, snap national elections will be called that the leftist Syriza party- a fierce opponent of Greece's bailout deal with the European Union and IMF- is likely to win. The Athens general stock index tumbled 12.8 percent, its biggest...

  • Dec 9- Bank of America Corp and Citigroup Inc expect weaker trading revenue in the fourth quarter, according to presentations they made at an investor conference in New York. Citigroup's market revenue will fall about 5 percent, Chief Executive Mike Corbat said at the conference. Bank of America's shares were down 1.9 percent at $17.32 in late morning trading on...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Greek share and sovereign bond markets plunged on Tuesday after the government brought forward a presidential vote, in a political gamble that heightened uncertainty over the country's transition out of its IMF/EU bailout. Athens stock exchange's main index was down 8.9 percent, setting it on course for its sharpest one-day drop since 2009. An...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- European shares hit a two-week low on Tuesday, with a further slide in crude oil prices hitting energy stocks. Greek banks fell sharply, with National Bank of Greece down 8.8 percent and Alpha Bank dropping 7.9 percent. The STOXX Europe 600 Oil and Gas index was the biggest sectoral decliner, down 2.5 percent, after Brent oil slipped to a five-year low...

  • Asian shares mostly lower on weak China data Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market ended slightly lower Tuesday, avoiding the sharp declines in Europe and Asia thanks to a rally in beaten-down energy companies. That followed a sharp drop in European indexes, most notably in Greece, where the stock market suffered its biggest one-day loss since 1987. Greek officials called an early presidential vote, and...