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  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Asian stocks fell on Thursday as falling oil prices added to global growth concerns, while the dollar saw a bit of a respite against the yen and euro after successive sharp losses. Spreadbetters expected the bearish tone for equities to continue into Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to fall by as much as 0.3 percent at the open, and Germany's DAX and...

  • *China inflation falls to 5- year low of 1.4 pct. LONDON, Dec 10- Oil prices were anchored near five-year lows and Germany's benchmark government bond yield fell to a record low on Wednesday as concerns over Greece's political and financial prospects spurred demand for safety. At 1220 GMT Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent at 6,542 points, Germany's DAX was up...

  • LONDON, Dec 10- Oil prices were anchored at a five-year low on Wednesday and European stocks recovered from the previous day's selloff after a similar rebound in Chinese shares prompted by hopes that weak inflation will bring more monetary policy easing in China. "watching equities, oil and Greece." At 0845 GMT Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.5 percent at 6563 points,...

  • *China consumer inflation marks 5- year low. TOKYO, Dec 10- Asian shares, the dollar and oil prices all slumped on Wednesday, pulling back as global growth concerns and political uncertainty in Greece prompted a flight to safety. Britain's FTSE 100 was expected to open 18 to 26 points higher, or as much as 0.3 percent; Germany's DAX was seen opening 69 to 78 points higher,...

  • Europe closes down 2% after oil hits $65  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Tuesday as a slide in the oil price and Chinese and U.S. equities weighed on investor sentiment.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- European shares hit a two-week low on Tuesday, with a further slide in crude oil prices hitting energy stocks. Greek banks fell sharply, with National Bank of Greece down 8.8 percent and Alpha Bank dropping 7.9 percent. The STOXX Europe 600 Oil and Gas index was the biggest sectoral decliner, down 2.5 percent, after Brent oil slipped to a five-year low...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 9- Oil prices skidded to fresh five-year lows on Tuesday, pressuring commodity-linked currencies and most Asian shares as a bout of risk aversion rippled through world markets. Brent crude shed 70 cents to $65.49 a barrel, while U.S. crude futures lost another 46 cents to $62.59. Prices are likely to remain around $65 a barrel for the next six to seven...

  • Europe closes lower, led by construction stocks  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday, with construction stocks continuing to weigh heavily after Wall Street opened down.

  • *China trade data weak, Japan Q3 GDP revised even lower. Spreadbetters expected a subdued start for European stocks, forecasting Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC to open effectively flat. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.2 percent.

  • *Germany's DAX ends at record close of 10,087.12 points. PARIS, Dec 5- European stocks rallied on Friday, with Germany's DAX hitting a record closing high, boosted by data showing U.S. employers took on the most workers for nearly three years in November. Germany's DAX surged 2.4 percent, ending at a record closing high of 10,087.12 points.

  • European shares near seven-year highs ahead of ECB Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 4- European stocks rose on Thursday, with a benchmark index hovering near a seven-year high, helped by expectations the European Central Bank will embark on a sovereign bond-buying program in coming months to boost the economy. "The ECB will probably launch a quantitative easing program at some point," said Patrick Mange, head of emerging markets...

  • TOKYO, Dec 4- Asian stocks rose on Thursday amid fresh signs of resilience in the U.S. economy, while the euro wallowed near two-year lows before a much-anticipated European Central Bank meeting that could open the door to more stimulus. "There's activity in anticipation of extremely promising conditions being born," said Hiroyuki Nakai, chief strategist at...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks shaky as oil heads lower again Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 2- Stock markets wobbled in Europe after a strong start on Tuesday as oil prices resumed the sharp falls that have shocked global financial markets over the past month. A bounce in oil prices on Monday from five-year lows had helped foster a broadly more positive tone in Asia, but by mid-morning in Europe Brent crude was down more than 1 percent on the day...

  • *Most Asian shares skid, but Japan, China buck downtrend. TOKYO, Nov 28- Oil prices seized the Asian spotlight on Friday, as related shares and currencies plunged in the wake of OPEC's decision to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut. With U.S. markets shut on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, investors focused on the Organization of Petroleum...

  • LONDON, Nov 27- Share price falls for energy firms capped gains for top European stocks on Thursday, after OPEC resisted pressure to cut supply in the face of a global slump in the oil price. However, shares were able to edge higher, led up by the German DAX, which extended its recent sharp rally on the back of encouraging data and expectations of further stimulus...

  • Germany's DAX extends rally; OPEC sinks energy firms Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    *Energy shares under pressure as OPEC maintains supply. LONDON, Nov 27- European shares rose on Thursday led by the German DAX, which extended its recent sharp rally on the back of encouraging data and expectations of further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. At the same time weak inflation data raised again the spectre of deflation in the region,...

  • European shares rise, boosted by Germany's DAX Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    *Energy shares under pressure ahead of OPEC meeting. LONDON, Nov 27- European shares rose on Thursday, adding to their recent sharp rally that has been fuelled by expectations of further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. At the same time Spanish and Italian stocks rose as expectations mounted that the European Central Bank would buy bonds.

  • Oil prices near 4- year low as OPEC output cut hopes fade. TOKYO, Nov 27- Asian stocks hit a one-month high on Thursday as investors bet that more central bank stimulus in China and Europe would shore up the global economy, while oil prices tumbled to a four-year low as hopes for output cuts by OPEC faded. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • *Oil prices near 4- year low as OPEC output cut hopes fade. Oil prices tumbled more than one percent to a four-year low as hopes for curbs in output by the OPEC faded. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.3 percent though Japan's Nikkei retreated 0.4 percent on the yen's rebound.

  • Germany's DAX enjoys longest winning run in 18 months Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    *Seadrill sinks 18 pct after scrapping dividend. PARIS, Nov 26- European shares inched higher on Wednesday, with Germany's blue chip DAX index advancing for the 10th session in a row as investors bet on further monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank. Gains in stocks were capped by a renewed drop in shares of oil services companies, however, with Norwegian...