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  • TOKYO, June 29- U.S. stock futures and the euro fell almost two percent in early Asian trade on Monday as Greece looks set to default on its debt repayment this week and Athens is forced imposed capital control to halt bank runs. A cash-strapped Greece looks certain to miss its debt repayment on Tuesday as Greece's European partners shut the door on extending a...

  • June 28- U.S. equity futures dropped sharply and bond futures rallied at the beginning of trading Sunday, as the chances that Greece will default on its debt and exit the euro zone grew. Greece will introduce capital controls and keep its banks closed on Monday after international creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- World stock markets slipped and the euro fell on Friday, with investors cautious ahead of a meeting in Europe that could decide whether Greece will default on loans. Greece rejected a five-month extension of bailouts on Friday, a day before euro zone finance ministers will meet to decide the country's fate. The country needs new funding to avoid...

  • *New-crop corn hits $4 a bushel, soybeans $10. Corn and soybeans also rose but pared gains as farmers took advantage of the rally and sold supplies of both commodities. Corn rose 9 percent, the most since July 2012, during a historic U.S. drought.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- The S&P 500 closed flat on Friday but ended lower for the week, with investors cautious ahead of a meeting in Europe that could decide whether Greece will default on critical loans. The Dow closed higher, boosted by strong results from component Nike Inc, while the Nasdaq ended solidly lower on disappointing results from Micron Technology Inc,...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- The S&P 500 closed flat on Friday but ended lower for the week, with investors cautious ahead of a meeting in Europe that could decide whether Greece will default on critical loans. For the week, both the Dow and S&P 500 fell 0.4 percent while the Nasdaq fell 0.7 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 57.39 points, or 0.32 percent, to 17,947.75,...

  • NEW YORK— After a sizzling rally that more than doubled the value of China's main stock market over the past year, investors are now heading for the exit. China's Shanghai Composite plunged more than 7 percent Friday, one of its biggest drops in the last 10 years. There have been signs of overheating in China for a while.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Crude futures rose modestly Friday on hopes for a deal that would help Greece avoid a debt default, and on uncertainty over whether a nuclear deal could be sealed with Iran next week that may end crippling sanctions on its oil exports. Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he saw no reason for Athens not to have a deal with its creditors...

  • *New-crop corn hits $4 a bushel, soybeans $10. Corn and soybean futures advanced but pared gains as farmers took advantage of the rally and sold supplies of both commodities. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 11:40 a.m. CDT, July wheat was up 31 cents at $5.63 per bushel after reaching $5.66, the highest spot price since Jan. 13.

  • *China shares post some of their heaviest losses in seven years. LONDON, June 26- Copper and other base metals fell on Friday after a rout in Chinese shares and uncertainty about Greek debt talks over the weekend. Shares in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, on Friday posted some of their worst losses in seven years.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Signs of possible agreement soon between Greece and its creditors steadied world stock markets on Friday and sent U.S. bond yields to nine-month highs by curbing demand for safe-haven U.S. debt. That helped steady global equity markets which fell in earlier trading Friday on concerns over the failure of Greece to reach a pact with its creditors...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks had a mixed day Friday, as investors waited for negotiators to finish their work on a solution to Greece's debt problems. China's benchmark index is still up more than double over the past year. It was largely lifted by Nike, which rose more than 4 percent after posting strong quarterly results.

  • European shares pick up ahead of crucial Greece talks Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 11:19 AM ET

    LONDON, June 26- European stocks rose in afternoon trading on Friday, as optimism for some kind of progress on Greece picked up ahead of weekend talks designed to push Athens into a last-minute cash-for-reform deal with international creditors. Greek markets rallied and European equities were set for a positive end to the week as European Commission...

  • *China shares post some of their heaviest losses in seven years. LONDON, June 26- Copper edged higher on Friday amid signs of firmer demand but most other base metals fell after a rout in Chinese shares and uncertainty about Greek debt talks over the weekend. Shares in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, on Friday posted some of their worst losses in seven...

  • *Huge Chinese nickel imports not demand-driven- Natixis. Shares in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, on Friday posted some of their worst losses in seven years. "I certainly think the sharp drop in Chinese equities will have a negative effect, and that is probably the main factor today," said Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis in London.

  • *China shares sink as economy falters. LONDON, June 26- European stocks fell on Friday as investors sought to cut exposure to risk after Greece and its creditors again failed to resolve their differences, paving the way for a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default. Currency and bond markets took a more cautious stance, driven by expectations that...

  • *Euro sticks to ranges as Greece sidelines FX investors. LONDON, June 26- Global stocks fell on Friday as equity investors sought to cut exposure to risk after Greece and its creditors again failed to resolve their differences, paving the way for a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default. "By the time the markets reopen next week, Greece may have either...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.6 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.7 pct. LONDON, June 26- European stocks fell on Friday, with investors discouraged by a lack of progress in Greek debt crisis negotiations heading into crunch talks at the weekend. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 was down 0.7 percent, while Greek shares fell 1.4 percent.

  • Elsewhere, stocks traded softly as the standoff between Greece and its international creditors appeared little closer to being resolved. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.6 percent at 6,770, while Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent to 11,471. The CAC-40 in France bucked the trend, trading 0.5 percent higher at 5,064....

  • UPDATE 2-Oil prices rise, all eyes on Greece Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:01 AM ET

    *WTI and Brent should find support at $59 and $62.38- Phillip Futures. *Market monitoring Iran nuclear talks ahead of June 30 deadline. "Traders and investors are very much on tenterhooks on the outcome," said Ben Le Brun, a market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney, following another failed round of talks to finalise a cash-for-reform pact for Greece.