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
LONDON, March 31- Global stocks rose on Monday, as investors looked to close a shaky quarter on a positive note on expectations of growth-boosting measures from the euro zone and China, offsetting a reduction in U.S. stimulus.
PARIS, March 28- European stocks rallied on Friday, with Milan's benchmark index hitting a near three-year high, lifted by mounting expectations that the European Central Bank will ease policy next week to support the region's fragile economic recovery.
*Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all down on Russia tensions. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, led by fresh selling in technology shares after the West agreed to prepare possibly tougher sanctions to punish Russia over Ukraine, while the dollar pared gains made on strong U.S. economic data.
NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, led by renewed selling pressure in technology shares, while the dollar pared gains after an earlier rally on strong U.S. economic data. President Barack Obama and his allies agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions unless Moscow goes beyond the seizure of Crimea.
European shares, though, were set for a lower start, with financial spreadbetter London Capital Group expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open -34 points, or -0.5 percent; Germany's DAX to open -47 points, or -0.5 percent; and France's CAC 40 to open -38 points, or -0.8 percent.
*Pan-European index trims losses after Philadelphia data. It later trimmed losses to trade 0.3 percent lower at 1,301.34 points by 1559 GMT, after the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its business activity index rose to 9.0 in March from -6.3 in February.
*Blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 seen adding 7.3 pct by end-2014. *Germany's DAX seen trailing, Italy's FTSE MIB surging. Germany's DAX will underperform, however, hurt in part by its strong exposure to troubled emerging markets, which have seen big swings in the value of their currencies.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.3 pct. *Siemens boosted by UBS rating upgrade. At 0837 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.2 percent at 1,302.56 points, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was down 0.3 percent at 3,066.87 points.
NEW YORK, March 19- The world's major stock and bond markets were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the conclusion of the Fed's two-day policy meeting.
Federal Reserve policy decision later in the day and as military tensions between Ukraine and Russia ratcheted up. Europe's major stock markets were down as much as a third of one percent in early trading, following Asian shares lower after the the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.2 percent.
PARIS, March 18- European stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday, trimming the previous session's gains as tensions in Ukraine following Sunday's referendum in Crimea kept investors on edge. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that Russia would move forward with procedures to annex Ukraine's Crimean region, defying Western sanctions.
European shares were poised for a steady start, with financial spreadbetter IG expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open 5 points higher, or up 0.1 percent; Germany's DAX to open up 15 points, or 0.2 percent higher; and France's CAC 40 to open flat.
*Siemens leads Russia- exposed risers as sanctions awaited. LONDON, March 17- European stocks nosed up on Monday with a major index recovering from its lowest level in more than a month after Sunday's referendum over whether Crimea will join Russia passed without violence and as anticipated sanctions have yet to materialise.
TOKYO, March 17- Asian shares hovered around one-month lows on Monday as Western countries issued fresh warnings of more sanctions on Moscow after Crimea voted overwhelmingly to break from Ukraine to join Russia, as expected. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, staying near Friday's one-month low.
*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.
LONDON, March 14- Heightened tensions ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea and stresses over China's growth pushed world stocks to their lowest in a month on Friday and sent investors scurrying into safe-haven gold and bonds.
PARIS/ LONDON, March 14- European shares fell to five-week lows on Friday, with German blue chips among the worst hit, as tensions in Ukraine ahead of a weekend referendum unnerved investors.
LONDON, March 14- European shares fell on Friday, setting up Germany's DAX index for its worst weekly loss since June 2012 as investors grew increasingly worried about the threat of war in Ukraine and jitters in the Chinese credit market.
*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.