LONDON, June 18- European stock index futures pointed to a lower start on Tuesday, as nervous investors fretted about a trimming of U.S. monetary stimulus in the run up to a Federal Reserve policy meeting. At 0602 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were down 0.3-0.4 percent. Futures on Britain's FTSE 100 were flat.» Read More
At 0603 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were flat to up 0.1 percent.
TOKYO, May 13- Oil and gold prices fell on Monday as the dollar strengthened, weighing on Asian shares, but Japanese equities outperformed on the back of the yen's slide to a fresh 4-1/ 2- year low against the U.S. currency.
*BT and Novartis boost telecom and health stocks. LONDON, May 10- European shares scaled fresh five-year highs on Friday, led by telecoms and healthcare stocks, and traders said key indexes had scope for further gains, with any near-term pullback likely to be short-lived.
LONDON, May 10- European shares scaled fresh five-year highs on Friday, led by healthcare group Novartis and telecoms firm BT on positive corporate news, and traders said key indexes had scope for more gains. I can't see anything to make it go off by too much, "said Darren Courtney-Cook, head of trading at Central Markets Investment Management.
LONDON, May 10- The yen made a decisive break through 100 to the dollar to hit a 4-1/ 2 year low on Friday, triggering a rise in safe-haven bond yields and supporting gains in European and Japanese shares which hit new five-year highs.
At 0603 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were up 0.02-0.18 percent.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan down after recent rally. *Japan investors buying foreign bonds last two weeks. Financial spreadbetters predicted London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX would open up as much as 0.2 percent.
NEW YORK, May 9- A measure of stocks around the world dipped after setting a fresh 5- year high on Thursday and the U.S. dollar strengthened in the wake of better-than-expected job market data.
*UK central bank seen leaving policy unchanged. Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE 100 were 0.1 percent lower. Robust German factory activity and China's stronger than expected trade performance have boosted investor sentiment this week with the mood enhanced by data showing strong UK industrial output in March and jobs growth in Australia and New Zealand.
In early European trading the blue chip Euro STOXX 50, Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC-40 FCHI> were 0.1 to 0.8 percent lower. We've seen a bit of stabilisation and positive surprises in the data recently, but we need to careful about reading to much into it, "said Morgan Stanley currency strategist Ian Stannard.
May 9- Two months ago, when Wall Street first approached a record high, I warned about the dangers of "stock market vertigo"- a condition that combines the fear of buying shares at unsustainably high prices with the equal dread of not buying shares at prices that will never again be on offer if the market soars to permanently higher levels.
*MSCI world index, FTSEurofirst 300 hit five-year peaks. *China reports stronger-than-forecast April trade data. LONDON, May 8- Strong Chinese trade data and signs that Germany may escape a severe spring slowdown pushed world shares to five-year highs on Wednesday and boosted growth-sensitive currencies and metals.
*China reports stronger-than-forecast April trade data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.8 percent to its highest since August 2011, pulled up by a 0.7 percent gain in Australian shares and a 0.8 percent rise in Hong Kong shares.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan up 0.2 pct, Nikkei opens 0.1 pct higher. "Foreign investors just don't stop buying Japanese shares," said Kenichi Hirano, operating officer at Tachibana Securities. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent, with Australian shares trading up 0.2 percent and South Korean shares opening 0.4 percent higher.
*MSCI share index at highest since 2008; DAX at record high. NEW YORK, May 7- Major stock indexes in Germany and the United States hit all-time highs on Tuesday after data bolstered expectations that Germany has returned to growth, while Australia reminded markets that accommodative policies from central banks have room to run.
*MSCI share index at highest since 2008; DAX at record high. NEW YORK, May 7- Major stock indexes in Germany and the United States hit all-time highs on Tuesday after data bolstered expectations that Germany has returned to growth, while a successful bond sale in Portugal indicated the country is on track to exit its bailout.
NEW YORK, May 7- U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its three-day rally to yet another intraday high, led by gains in the materials and energy sectors. Caterpillar Inc, the world's largest construction and mining equipment maker, was the Dow's biggest percentage gainer with its stock up 2.1 percent at $89.39.
LONDON, May 7- Robust results from heavyweight banks drove European shares to fresh peaks on Tuesday, with Germany's benchmark stock market rising to a record high.
*MSCI world share index at highest since 2008, DAX at record high. Wall Street edged up at the open, with the S&P touching an intraday high of 1,623.74. If this rotation into cyclical stocks from defensive ones continues, that will be a very healthy sign for us, "said Art Hogan, managing director at Lazard Capital Markets in New York.
*Investors await China trade data due on Wednesday. LONDON, May 7- Copper hit a three-week high on Tuesday as last week's strong U.S. report helped fuel hopes that an improvement in the world's largest economy will spur global growth, and as copper stocks trended lower.