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  • SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were mostly lower on Friday while stocks in mainland China extended their gains on expectations of further policy easing. KEEPING SCORE: European markets opened mixed with Britain's FTSE 100 up 0.4 percent at 7,090.82 and France's CAC 40 adding 0.1 percent to 5,227.91. CHINA STIMULUS: Stocks in Shanghai continued their...

  • Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 12 to 15 points, or 0.2 percent higher. Europe's stock markets have lately pushed to multi-year peaks, with both the FTSE and DAX setting record highs this year as new economic stimulus measures from the European Central Bank offset worries about Greece's fiscal woes. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • DAX to reach 13,500 by year-end: Analyst   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    DAX to reach 13,500 by year-end: Analyst

    Yacine Kanoun, managing director of PivotHunters says the DAX could reach 13,500 by the end of 2015, but will meet some challenges along the way.

  • US stocks inch lower in midday trading; Netflix soars Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    In the U.S., Netflix soared 15 percent after announcing a surge in subscribers. Citigroup rose 2 percent after reporting stronger earnings as its legal costs fell. The price of U.S. crude oil fell 69 cents to $55.70 a barrel in New York.

  • China stocks up on stimulus hope, other markets subdued Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    Major markets in Europe fell amid renewed concerns that Greece could default on its debts. HUGE QUEUE: Netflix added 4.9 million subscribers in the first three months of the year, better than any other quarter since the company started streaming video eight years ago. All told, Netflix finished March with 62 million subscribers around the world.

  • Media stocks drag down European equities from highs Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:31 AM ET

    The STOXX Europe Media index dropped 1.3 percent, the top sectoral decliner, dragged down by a 3.6 percent fall in Pearson after a report saying the Los Angeles Unified School District was seeking a refund from Apple over a bungled $1.3 billion iPad plan with curriculum from Pearson. Around Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 index was down 0.3 percent and Germany's DAX...

  • LONDON, April 16- Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfill its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program, although regional stocks took a step back from this week's multi-year peaks. Investors also fretted about the deepening crisis in Greece. Credit rating agency Standard& Poor's...

  • Greek default fears weighing on European markets Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:03 AM ET

    LONDON— European stock markets fell Thursday amid renewed concerns over Greece's future in the euro currency. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks slipped, with Germany's DAX falling 1.6 percent to 12,033 and France's CAC 40 dipping 0.6 percent to 5,222. Greece's main stock market, which has underperformed most of its European peers this week, was 0.8 percent lower.

  • *Alcatel shares fall back as Nokia unveils bid details. PARIS, April 15- European stocks rallied on Wednesday, with one regional benchmark hitting a level not seen since late 2000, after the European Central Bank said it remained committed to its full asset-buying programme to revive the euro zone economy. "Our focus will be on the full implementation of our...

  • *Alcatel shares fall back as Nokia unveils bid details. PARIS, April 15- European stocks rallied on Wednesday, with one regional benchmark hitting a level not seen since late 2000, ahead of a European Central Bank meeting at which the bank is expected to affirm its loose monetary stance. Shares in France's Alcatel-Lucent dropped 13 percent, slipping back from its...

  • Nokia, miners help European shares reach new 14-year high Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:27 AM ET

    *Nokia gains after deal, Alcatel-Lucent slips. LONDON, April 15- European shares touched a new 14- year high on Wednesday, with Nokia gaining after agreeing to buy rival telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, and firmer oil and metals prices boosting energy and mining stocks. Shares in Royal Dutch Shell, Tullow Oil and BP rose 0.8 to 2.4 percent.

  • TOKYO— Global stocks were subdued on Tuesday after several indexes in Europe and Asia hit multi-year highs this week, while the price of oil pushed higher. MORE DEAL-MAKING: News of corporate deal-making continued with Nokia saying it was in talks to buy French networks company Alcatel-Lucent. Shares in Alcatel-Lucent, which has reported losses for almost a...

  • TOKYO, April 13- A rally in China's stock markets to seven year highs on Monday kept an index of Asian shares near its highest level since September, as weak Chinese trade data hardened expectations for more economic stimulus measures from Beijing. Exports contracted 15 percent in March from a year earlier, in a surprise drop that left China with a trade surplus of...

  • BEIJING— China's stock benchmark closed at a seven-year high Monday as hopes for economic stimulus rose. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX shed 0.2 percent to 12,347.09 and France's CAC 40 was off just under 0.1 percent to 3,237.41. ASIA'S DAY: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.2 percent to 4,121.71 points, closing above 4,100 for the first time since March 11, 2008,...

  • TOKYO, April 13- Asian shares got off to a shaky start on Monday as recent rallies offered traders a profit-taking opportunity, while the dollar edged away from recent peaks in early trading. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 percent after touching its highest levels since September in the previous week.

  • *GE divestment scheme lifts Wall Street. *China inflation flat, suggesting more easing from Beijing. Wall Street scored solid gains after U.S. conglomerate General Electric Co. said it plans to sell assets and buy back up to $50 billion of its stock.

  • European shares hit highest since 2000 as euro falls Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 9:56 AM ET

    LONDON/ PARIS, April 10- European shares powered ahead to their highest level since 2000 on Friday, helped by further declines in an already weak euro that is seen supporting an economic recovery and boosting corporate profits. Germany's DAX index, which includes dividends unlike most other benchmarks, was up 1.5 percent, hitting a record high, while France's CAC...

  • *China inflation flat, suggesting more easing ahead from Beijing. The stock market push was set to keep Wall Street going up when it resumes later and complemented more lows for euro zone bond yields after Greece repaid a loan tranche to the International Monetary Fund to keep alive its hopes of more aid. Subdued Chinese inflation also fuelled talk of additional...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, April 10- European shares powered ahead to their highest level since 2000 on Friday as the euro weakened to its lowest since mid-March. Germany's DAX index, which includes dividends unlike most other benchmarks, was up 1.2 percent, hitting a fresh record high, while France's CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent to its highest level since 2008. Britain's FTSE 100...

  • *China inflation flat, suggesting more easing ahead from Beijing. The stock market push was complemented by another low for euro zone bond yields, after Greece repaid a loan tranche to the International Monetary Fund to keep alive its hopes of more aid. Subdued Chinese inflation also led to talk of additional stimulus from Beijing, and upbeat data from major...