*Wall Street set for subdued start. LONDON, March 14- Heightened tensions between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea pushed world stocks to their lowest in more than a month on Friday and left investors scurrying into safe-haven gold and bonds.» Read More
*MSCI ex- Japan skids to one-month low, on track for weekly loss. Russia launched new military exercises near its border with Ukraine on Thursday, even as the U.S. cautioned that Moscow risked facing serious steps if annexation was the outcome of a referendum planned for Sunday in the Crimea.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. PARIS, March 13- European stocks inched higher early trade on Thursday, halting their two-week slide, although a sell-off among UK retailers after a profit warning by Morrison's limited the rebound.
China concerns take toll on copper, stirs talk of policy easing. turn lower on Wednesday as economic uncertainty in China and. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.5 percent.
*European shares mixed, off highs; Germany gets data boost. *Ukraine tension, China growth outlook weigh on sentiment. NEW YORK, March 11- Major world equity markets were mostly steady on Tuesday, the euro edged down and gold rose as traders kept a wary eye on tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the pace of growth in China.
*Ukraine tension, China growth outlook weigh on sentiment. LONDON, March 11- World stocks held steady, the euro edged down and oil and gold nudged up on Tuesday as traders kept a wary eye on tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the pace of growth in China.
*Copper and oil hit by China, U.S. jobs data knocks gold. LONDON, March 10- World stocks edged off a six-year peak and commodities from copper to crude oil tumbled on Monday as surprisingly weak Chinese trade data rattled investors already on edge over the crisis in Ukraine.
*Copper, oil hit by China, stronger US jobs knocks gold. LONDON, March 10- World stocks paused near a six-year peak and commodities from copper to crude tumbled on Monday as surprisingly weak Chinese trade data rattled investors already on edge over the crisis in Ukraine.
Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 would open as much as 0.06 percent higher, Germany's DAX up 0.13 percent and France's CAC 40 add as much as 0.18 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 1.4 percent, and Tokyo's Nikkei stock average shed 1.0 percent, retreating from Friday's six-week high.
NEW YORK, March 7- A surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report on Friday sent bond and gold prices sharply lower and initially lifted equity markets, but mounting tensions over Ukraine led stocks in Europe and elsewhere to retreat, while U.S. shares ended little changed.
NEW YORK, March 7- A surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report on Friday sent bond and gold prices sharply lower and initially lifted equity markets, but mounting tensions over Ukraine led stocks in Europe and elsewhere to retreat, while U.S. shares traded near flat.
PARIS, March 7- European shares slipped in early trade on Friday as investors trod a cautious path in case of another escalation in tensions between Russia and Ukraine over the weekend.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.7 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 2.3 pct. PARIS, March 4- European stocks rose on Tuesday, reversing a big portion of the previous session's sharp sell-off after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would only use force in neighbouring Ukraine as a last resort.
European stocks closed sharply lower on Monday, with investor sentiment curbed by the growing instability in Ukraine's Crimea region.
*Russia hikes interest rate after rouble slide. *Copper falls to 3- month low on China slowdown concerns. LONDON, March 3- The rising threat of war between Ukraine and Russia spooked markets and sent investors scurrying for relative safety on Monday, pushing stocks down sharply and lifting gold to a four-month high.
TOKYO, March 3- Stocks slid while oil prices shot up on Monday, after Russia bloodlessly seized a part of Ukraine, escalating tensions between Russia and the West to a level not seen since the end of the Cold War.
European stocks closed flat on Friday, boosted by economic data from the U.S.
NEW YORK, Feb 27- Stocks on world markets edged lower on Thursday, as tension in Ukraine and Russia curbed risk appetite, though Wall Street managed to hold near unchanged as investors tuned in to Fed chair Janet Yellen's testimony in Washington.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.3 pct. Credit Suisse was also in the spotlight, down 2.8 percent as a U.S. Senate subcommittee alleged new misdeeds by the Swiss lender.
*Credit Suisse falls on U.S. Senate inquiry. LONDON, Feb 26- A drop in the shares of Swiss banks Credit Suisse and UBS weighed on European equities on Wednesday, stalling the advance of a major regional index to near 6- year highs. A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday alleged new misdeeds by Credit Suisse and accused the U.S. Justice Department of dragging its feet.
*Miners hit by concerns over China. *CAC, FTSE retreat from multi-year highs. Fresenius Medical Care fell 7.1 percent after it unexpectedly forecast another decline in profit for 2014 amid cuts to healthcare budgets in the United States.