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  • *China announces steps Monday to prop up sliding house prices. TOKYO, March 31- Asian stocks rose on Tuesday after a rally on Wall Street and steps by China to shore up its economy boosted risk appetite, while Greek debt worries again haunted the sagging euro. After unveiling details over the weekend for a modern " Silk Road" that could pump tens of billions of dollars...

  • *Greece lowers target for asset sales, proposes bad bank. ATHENS March 30- Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday appealed for an "honest compromise" with lenders but warned Greece would not agree to an "unconditional" one, after its biggest creditor demanded it do more to show commitment to reform. Athens could run out of cash by April 20, a source has previously said.

  • LONDON, March 30- Greece's bond yields edged up on Monday as its biggest creditor Germany said the euro zone would give Athens no further financial aid until it provides a more detailed list of reforms. While Greece sounded an upbeat tone on talks through the weekend, creditors said the list submitted by Athens on Friday was more a collection of ideas than...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- The euro slumped against the dollar on Monday on worries over whether Greece would secure aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks, while the greenback gained versus other currencies on the view the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates this year. Athens sounded upbeat about talks with its creditors to release funds from its 240-...

  • European stocks rebound as tech shares turn higher Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    *Yoox rises on Net-A-Porter talks. Shares in European technology stocks such as Infineon, STMicroelectronics and ASML were all up 2-3 percent on Monday. Signs of merger and acquisition activity also pushed up the shares of Yoox by 9.4 percent, after Yoox and Richemont's Net-a-Porter confirmed merger talks to create an industry leader in the fast-growing...

  • ATHENS/ BERLIN, March 30- Greece's biggest creditor Germany said on Monday that the euro zone would give Athens no further financial aid until it has a more detailed list of reforms and some are enacted into law, adding to scepticism over plans presented last week. A senior official in Brussels on Sunday had dismissed the list as "ideas" rather than a plan that Greece...

  • *Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks lead on stimulus hopes. LONDON, March 30- Shares rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China's economy, but the euro slipped on renewed concern about Greece's finances. Earlier, Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk Road to...

  • BRUSSELS— With its next financial deadline looming, Greece is struggling to convince its creditors it has a viable economic reform plan to unlock emergency funds and prevent the country from going bankrupt. Without outside help, Greece faces the prospect of going bankrupt in the next few months. An agreement should unlock Greece's next funds— around 7 billion...

  • *Euro weighed down by uncertainty over Greece. LONDON, March 30- The euro fell on Monday, hurt by uncertainty over whether Greece and its creditors will be able to strike a deal that will help Athens secure funding before it runs out of money by April 20. "Even though euro short positions are at record highs, given the Greek uncertainty and the bias for more monetary...

  • LONDON, March 30- Greek bond yields edged up on Monday as investors cautiously waited to see whether Athens would come up with a list of reforms sufficient to unlock much-needed bailout cash. While Greece sounded an upbeat tone on talks through the weekend, creditors said the list submitted by Athens on Friday was more a collection of ideas than something that...

  • European stocks bounce back as tech stocks rally Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:23 AM ET

    Shares in European technology stocks such as Infineon, STMicroelectronics and ASML were all up between 2-3 percent on Monday. U.S. tech stocks had climbed on Friday after news of Intel's talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera in a deal likely to top $10 billion. Intel shares jumped 6.4 percent while Altera shares surged 28.4 percent.

  • MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.8 percent, lifted by China stocks jumping almost 3 percent on hopes that more infrastructure spending and policy stimulus will re-energise a cooling economy and boost profits. "China' stocks surged to yet another year-to-date high on the back of market expectations that the PBoC might provide even more monetary policy...

  • *Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks lead on stimulus hopes. Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk Road to Europe and Africa and signs from People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan that added to expectations of more monetary policy easing. "China's economy is under relatively big...

  • Rallying techs help European stocks bounce back Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:15 AM ET

    *Lafarge drops as two Holcim shareholders reject revised deal. U.S. tech stocks climbed on Friday after news that Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top $10 billion. Intel shares jumped 6.4 percent while Altera shares surged 28.4 percent.

  • LONDON, March 30- Greek bond yields edged up on Monday as investors cautiously waited to see whether Athens would come up with a list of reforms sufficient to unlock much-needed bailout cash. While Greece sounded an upbeat tone on talks through the weekend, creditors said the list submitted by Athens on Friday was more a collection of ideas that something that...

  • ATHENS, March 30- Greece has not given up on its aim to renegotiate its debt to render it manageable, the country's deputy finance minister said on Monday as talks between Athens and its lenders on reforms to unlock aid continue. He reiterated a plan to link the repayment of Greece's 318 billion euros of debt with economic growth or exports, along the lines of a deal...

  • *Euro weighed down by uncertainty over Greece. LONDON, March 30- The euro fell on Monday, hurt by uncertainty over whether Greece and its international creditors will be able to strike a deal that will help Athens secure funding before it runs out of money by April 20. "Even though euro short positions are at record highs, given the Greek uncertainty and the bias for...

  • Greece says not backing down on debt relief goal Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 3:30 AM ET

    ATHENS, March 30- Greece has not given up on its aim to renegotiate its debt to render it viable, the country's deputy finance minister said on Monday as talks between Athens and its lenders on reforms to unlock aid continue.

  • Global stocks get European economy and Yellen boost Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 3:03 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 1.3 percent at 12,024 while the CAC-40 in France rose 1 percent to 5,084. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.3 percent higher at 6,877. Wall Street was poised for a solid start with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures 0.5 percent higher. A survey from the European Commission showed economic...

  • March non-farm payrolls seen up 244,000. BRUSSELS, March 29- The state of the U.S. labor market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter, adding to the seesaw debate over when the Federal Reserve will spring its first interest rate hike. Fed Chair Janet Yellen made it clear on Friday that the U.S. central bank is likely to start...