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  • *China shares hit seven-year high on new Silk Road project. NEW YORK, March 30- The dollar rose and global equity markets surged on Monday on merger and acquisition activity among drugmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, while Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high on an ambitious government plan to create a modern Silk Road. Earlier, China unveiled details of an...

  • 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...

  • *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...

  • 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.

  • *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...

  • 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...

  • *Crude dips as market reassesses conflict in Yemen. Asian shares dropped overnight but the pan-European FTSEurofirst tip-toed higher as a 0.2 percent fall for Britain's FTSE was offset by 0.6 and 0.1 percent gains on Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40.. "I'm not surprised that European shares are fading their gains," said Gavin Friend, a strategist at National...

  • *Crude dips after rally as market reassesses conflict in Yemen. TOKYO, March 27- Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as rising tensions in the Middle East obscured the investment outlook, while the dollar rebounded. Crude oil prices were lower due to the dollar's bounce and as the market reassessed the potential impact of the escalating conflict in Yemen, where...

  • *Oil rises on fears of Middle East supply disruption over Yemen. *Gold tops $1,200 an ounce. NEW YORK, March 26- Stock markets worldwide were knocked lower and oil prices jumped on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out air strikes in Yemen that fueled worries Middle East energy shipments may be put at risk, although Wall Street later recovered.

  • European shares fall sharply, LSE and tech stocks weigh Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:35 AM ET

    LONDON, March 26- European shares fell on Thursday, with London Stock Exchange leading the market lower on news Borse Dubai will sell its full stake in the company and ARM Holdings extending the previous session's steep losses. London Stock Exchange shares fell 10 percent after a source familiar with the situation told Reuters that Borse Dubai, the LSE's...

  • *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...

  • *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..

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The dollar fell further on Monday on views a Federal Reserve interest rate hike will come later rather than sooner, and the decline helped boost oil prices. U.S. energy shares initially were among the biggest gainers on Wall Street as crude prices rebounded on the weak dollar. Gold rose for a fourth day to a two-week high, while London copper prices...