Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth. Ukraine's president declared that Russian forces have entered his country and called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council. Germany's DAX lost 1.4 percent and France's CAC-40 fell 0.7 percent.» Read More
*Stocks buoyant, but Europe pauses for breath. LONDON, Aug 27- The euro extended its slide on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level in a year against the dollar as expectation grew that the European Central Bank will act soon to counter low growth and inflation.
PARIS, Aug 26- European shares slipped in early trade on Tuesday, trimming the previous session's sharp gains that were fuelled by prospects of further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. The UK market, shut on Monday for a holiday, gained ground, with the FTSE 100 index up 0.5 percent.
*Euro STOXX 50 closes up 2.2 pct at 3,165.47 points. LONDON, Aug 25- European shares rose on Monday, as prospects of new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank enabled the region's stock markets to shrug off weak German data and the resignation of the French government.
NEW YORK— Stocks are opening higher in the U.S. after central bankers in Europe and Japan said support for their economies would continue. Burger King jumped 14 percent in early trading following news that the fast-food chain is in talks to buy Tim Hortons of Canada. The DAX in Germany gained 1.2 percent and the CAC-40 rose 1.3 percent.
LONDON, Aug 25- European stocks rallied and the euro fell to a near one-year trough against the dollar on Monday as investors saw rising chances of further policy easing by the European Central Bank. ECB President Mario Draghi said late on Friday that the bank was prepared to respond with all its available tools should inflation in the euro zone drop further.
*Euro STOXX 50 up 0.9 pct. LONDON, Aug 25- European shares rose on Monday, as prospects of new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank enabled the region's stock markets to shrug off weak German data and the resignation of the French government.
LONDON, Aug 25- The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar and euro zone stocks and bonds rallied on Monday as investors positioned for rising chances of further policy easing by the European Central Bank.
*Euro STOXX 50 index rises 1.1 percent. LONDON, Aug 25- European shares rose in morning trading on Monday, with market sentiment improving after comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi raised expectations of further policy easing.
LONDON, Aug 25- European shares rose sharply higher on Monday, with sentiment improving after comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi raised expectations of further policy easing. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was up 1.2 percent to 3,135.38 points at 0708 GMT after climbing to a three-week high in early deals.
*Jackson Hole conference to begin. *Bank of America gains before expected settlement deal. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, ahead of a flurry of economic data and the start of the meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
*Raiffeisen Bank jumps on reassuring comments on Russia. PARIS, Aug 21- European stocks rose on Thursday, extending their sharp two-week rebound, boosted by better-than-expected German private sector growth figures which reassured investors about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy following a soft patch.
LONDON, Aug 21- European shares rose on Thursday, with Germany's DAX index climbing to a three-week high after a survey showed the country's private sector grew for the 16th month running in August.
LONDON, Aug 20- World stocks fell on Wednesday as investors braced for the possibility that a major central bank could raise interest rates this year after Bank of England minutes showed two of the bank's nine rate-setters voted for a hike earlier this month.
*Attention shifts from Ukraine- Russia conflict. LONDON, Aug 20- World stocks mostly halted their recent rally on Wednesday before the latest policy signal from the U.S. central bank, while UK stocks and bonds fell after Bank of England minutes showed two rate-setters voted to raise interest rates earlier this month.
*Wall St boosted by Home Depot results, housing data. NEW YORK, Aug 19- Wall Street got a lift from the U.S. housing sector and extended a global stock markets rally on Tuesday as investors shifted focus from political crises to expectations monetary policy will remain accommodative.
LONDON, Aug 19- European shares rose on Tuesday to extend the previous session's rally, with Germany's DAX index outperforming, driven by what traders saw as an easing of tension in the Ukraine crisis.
PARIS, Aug 19- European shares rose in early trading on Tuesday, extending the previous session's rally, as investor concern over the conflict in Ukraine began to ease. Germany's DAX- recently hit by the faceoff between Ukraine and Russia and concern that sanctions against Moscow could hurt Europe's biggest economy- outperformed on Tuesday, up 1 percent.
*Europe higher, follows on from Asia, U.S. gains. LONDON, Aug 19- Global stocks rose and core bonds barely moved on renewed investor appetite for risk on Tuesday, driven by a lack of escalation of the Ukraine crisis and upbeat U.S. housing data that buoyed Asian and European markets.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are moving higher, following big gains in Europe and the latest moves in corporate dealmaking. A bidding war for Family Dollar sent that company's stock higher. Family Dollar rose 5 percent after Dollar General offered to pay about $9 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher, following gains in Europe. A bidding war for Family Dollar sent that company's stock higher. Family Dollar rose 5 percent after Dollar General offered to pay about $9 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid.