HONG KONG— World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.» Read More
*Nikkei leads the way, encouraged by late rally on Wall St. *UK, euro zone data in focus, Ukraine tensions simmer. LONDON, April 16- Share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome.
*Softbank, Yahoo reap the benefits of Alibaba holdings. SYDNEY, April 16- Asian share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. "This is likely to be the low point for this year," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital in Sydney.
TOKYO— Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate earnings outweighed Ukraine's crisis and slower economic growth in China.
The late rally even gave a lift to tech stocks like Google and Intel, which had weighed on the market much of the day. "As long as the market can close on a positive note, it sends a signal to investors that there are bargains in the market still to be had," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial.
TOKYO— World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 1.6 percent at 22,671.26 as a drop in China's money supply unnerved investors ahead of first quarter economic growth figures due Wednesday.
*Ukraine's ultimatum to separatists saps risk appetite earlier. LONDON, April 14- Global equities rose on Monday on robust U.S. retail sales data, rebounding from last week's steep decline, while the euro fell, prompted by the European Central Bank's strongest signal yet that it would ease policy to cool the single currency.
*Ukraine's Monday ultimatum to separatists saps risk appetite. *Wall Street eyes first big week of Q1 earnings. LONDON, April 14- There was no let-up for bruised share markets on Monday as growing fears of a military conflict in Ukraine followed last week's heavy sell-off on Wall Street, Tokyo and major European exchanges.
Oil rose above $104 per barrel amid renewed tensions between Ukraine and Russia. In early European trading Germany's DAX fell 0.5 percent to 9,275.98 and France's CAC-40 shed 0.1 percent to 4,361.36. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 0.5 percent to 6,530.90.
*Ukraine's Monday ultimatum to separatists saps risk appetite. LONDON, April 14- Bruised share markets took a further battering on Monday on growing fears of military conflict in Ukraine.
European markets opened weaker, with Britain's FTSE 100 losing 1 percent to 6,575.83. Germany's DAX fell 1.2 percent to 9,338.48 and France's CAC-40 shed 1 percent to 4,369.26.
LONDON— Another drop in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index prompted renewed jitters across financial markets on Thursday despite earlier relief over Greece's successful bond market return. In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed up 0.1 percent at 6,641.97 but Germany's DAX fell 0.6 percent to 9,454.54.
LONDON— The sell-off in global markets dragged into Tuesday following another Nasdaq-inspired retreat on Wall Street and as investors fretted over the rise in tensions in eastern Ukraine.
*Nikkei tripped by higher yen, Wall St tech retreat. SYDNEY, April 7- Japanese shares were slugged on Monday by a one-two combination of a higher yen and a selloff in the tech sector, while the euro struggled with speculation of more policy easing at home.
HONG KONG— A sell-off of Internet and technology stocks that started on Wall Street spread around the globe on Monday, with tech companies in Asia hammered by worries about excessively high valuations.
*Madrid's IBEX surges after strong Spanish PMIs. PARIS, April 3- European shares rose on Thursday, with some benchmark indexes hitting multi-year highs, after the European Central Bank opened the door for unconventional measures to thwart the risk of deflation. Madrid's IBEX rose 1.4 percent to 10,584.1 points, a level not seen in nearly three years.
*Madrid's IBEX outperforms after strong PMIs. PARIS, April 3- European shares rallied on Thursday, with some national indexes hitting multi-year highs, after the European Central Bank opened the door for unconventional measures to thwart the risk of deflation. Madrid's IBEX surged 1.7 percent, to 10,602.6 points and hitting a near-three year high.
LONDON, April 3- Slightly slower growth in euro zone business activity last month and unchanged interest rates on Thursday halted this week's European stock market rally in its tracks. Seventy of 72 economists polled by Reuters correctly predicted the European Central Bank would keep its main interest rate on hold at a record low 0.25 percent.
*FTSEurofirst 300 dips 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. Spain's Ibex index, however, rose 0.7 percent, taking its rise since its March low to around 8 percent, as data showed the country's service sector expanded more than expected last month, fuelling hopes of overall economic growth in the first quarter.
LONDON, April 3- The rise in European stocks this week petered on Thursday after figures showed that economic activity slowed a bit last month and with investors reluctant to add fuel to the rally ahead of the European Central Bank's policy decision later in the day.
LONDON, April 2- European shares rose on Wednesday, gaining for their seventh session in the row, lifted by German stocks on optimism over the outlook for Deutsche Post and good U.S. sales figures for some car makers.