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  • *Oil rises on fears of Middle East supply disruption. LONDON, March 26- Crude prices rose as much as 6 percent on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen, pushing shares lower in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and lifting oil producers' currencies. "Oil is having a nice move after more geopolitical tensions in the Middle East over...

  • London Stock Exchange drags European shares lower Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:24 AM ET

    LONDON, March 26- European shares fell on Thursday, with London Stock Exchange leading the market lower on news that Borse Dubai will sell its full stake in the company and ARM Holdings extending the previous session's steep losses, tracking its weaker U.S. peers. Shares in the London Stock Exchange fell 8.2 percent after a source familiar with the situation told...

  • *Market cautious on developments in Yemen; oil firms gain. TOKYO, March 26- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Thursday as investors sold semi-conductor and other hi-tech shares after their U.S. peers were sold off sharply following soft U.S. economic data. News that Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries had launched military operations in Yemen to beat back...

  • Nikkei tumbles as semi-conductor shares take hit Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:34 PM ET

    *Market cautious on developments in Yemen; oil firms gain. TOKYO, March 26- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Thursday as investors sold semi-conductor and other hi-tech shares after their U.S. peers were sold off sharply following soft U.S. economic data. Oil-related shares bucked the trend and rose 1.0 percent as oil prices firmed after Saudi Arabia and...

  • *Oil up as Saudi Arabia launches military strikes on Yemen rebels. SYDNEY, March 26- Asian share markets were mostly lower on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East and losses on Wall Street soured sentiment, while the dollar's bull run looked to have stalled for the time being. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's...

  • *Asia under pressure as tech stocks drag on Wall St. *Oil up as Saudi Arabia launches military strikes on Yemen rebels. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.5 percent.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip as soft US data dims mood Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:55 PM ET

    *Asia under pressure as tech stocks drag on Wall St. SYDNEY, March 26- Asian shares slipped on Thursday as losses on Wall Street and soft U.S. economic data soured sentiment, while the dollar's bull run looked to have stalled for the time being. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • *Gold near $1,200 an ounce as dollar dip lifts oil. NEW YORK, March 25- Wall Street stocks tumbled and the dollar slipped on Wednesday after government data signaled the U.S. economic expansion was slowing, while gains in the euro prompted a pullback in European stock markets. The main U.S. stock indices were off more than 1 percent midway through a session that began...

  • Tech stocks drag European shares from multi-year highs Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    LONDON, March 25- European shares retreated further from 7-1/ 2- year highs hit last week, led lower by weaker technology stocks that slid on the back of a sell-off in their U.S. peers. Germany's DAX equity index, which hit a record of 12,219.05 points last week, also fell 0.6 percent to 11,928.88 points. On Tuesday, figures showed Germany's private sector grew in March...

  • 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...