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  • Athens angst weighs on European stock markets Monday, 11 May 2015 | 4:16 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 helped by rise in UK's FTSE. LONDON, May 11- Lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation pegged back European stock markets on Monday, though a rate cut in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, boosted mining stocks. Shares in plane maker Airbus fell 3.4 percent after an Airbus A400M military transport plane crashed outside Seville on...

  • TOKYO, May 11- Asian shares rose on Monday as investors cheered China's latest cut to interest rates to bolster its flagging economy and after Wall Street rallied on a robust headline reading for U.S. employment. But European stocks were seen opening slightly lower on the day, with lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation seen eclipsing the China...

  • *Metro, Morrisons slip; Beiersdorf gains. LONDON, May 7- European shares recouped most of their daily losses to trade modestly lower on Thursday, as a selloff in government bonds eased and the euro gave up its gains against the dollar, partly helped by some estimate-beating U.S. data. Germany's DAX index, which is heavily export-oriented and benefits from a weak euro,...

  • The regional FTSEurofirst was led down by 1.2 and 1.8 percent falls on Germany's Dax and France's CAC 40 and as the euro hit its highest level against the dollar and other top currencies since February. Bond markets were taking some heavy blows again too with Germany's normally rock-solid Bunds on course for their biggest jump in yields in over a decade and...

  • *European stocks start lower after fresh selling in Asia. LONDON, May 7- World financial markets were unsettled again on Thursday as a week-long sell-off in benchmark government bonds, stocks and the dollar, and a race up in oil prices, was compounded by UK election uncertainty. London's FTSE, the region's biggest share market, meanwhile, was down 0.6 percent and...

  • LONDON, May 6- A worldwide sell-off in government bonds deepened on Wednesday, with the rise in long-term borrowing costs to their highest level this year spreading unease across all assets and putting stock markets under pressure too. That deflation scare, itself driven by a halving of energy prices at the back end of 2014, had unleashed a wave of central bank...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Bond rout rattles all assets Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:55 AM ET

    LONDON, May 6- A worldwide selloff in government bonds deepened on Wednesday, with the rise in yields to their highest level this year spreading unease across all asset classes and putting stock markets around the world under pressure. Even top-rated assets sank, with Germany's 10- year yield rising to a 2015 high at just under 0.6 percent. "Another bloodbath in...

  • European shares drop as Athens bourse slides Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    Athens' benchmark ATG equity index fell 3.9 percent on worries over a deadlock in Greece's attempts to strike a deal with its international creditors. Greece stepped up diplomatic efforts with its euro zone partners on Tuesday to avoid running out of money this month, when it must make a big debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund as cash reserves dry...

  • European shares fall as Greek stocks slide Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 9:38 AM ET

    LONDON, May 5- European shares fell on Tuesday as renewed worries over Greece weighed on the region's stock markets. Greece stepped up diplomatic efforts with its euro zone partners on Tuesday to avoid running out of money this month, when it must make a big debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund as cash reserves dry up. Talks continued with the IMF,...

  • *Athens' ATG index down 3 pct as debt worries weigh. Traders cited concerns that the International Monetary Fund may cut a funding lifeline to Greece unless its European partners accept more debt writedowns as weighing on the Greek market, with Greek bond yields also rising. Nevertheless, many traders still said new economic stimulus measures from the European...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-European markets buck China concerns Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 5:07 AM ET

    *Shanghai index down over 4 percent, more stimulus talk. LONDON, May 5- European markets opened firmer on Tuesday after an extended weekend break, bucking fears of slowing demand from China and despite debt stand-off fears depressing Greek stocks. Britain's FTSE 100 index was up 0.9 percent after a three-day weekend and Germany's DAX rose more than 1 percent,...

  • Ongoing caution over Greece hinders euro zone. GLASGOW, May 5- Shares of Swiss bank UBS were the top performers in Europe on Tuesday, rising on the back of its highest quarterly profit in nearly five years, as gains for non-euro zone shares helped European stocks into positive territory. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.5 percent at 0756 GMT, though...

  • HONG KONG, May 5- Asian stock markets retreated on Tuesday and the Australian dollar stumbled after the central bank cut interest rates for the second time in four months as the region's growth falters in the face of slowing demand from China. Financial spreadbetters expected European markets to open mixed, with Britain's FTSE 100 likely to open 0.7 percent...

  • *Upbeat German data helps push Europe shares higher. NEW YORK, May 4- Global equity markets rose on Monday, lifted by the biggest gain in U.S. factory orders in eight months and solid manufacturing data in Germany, while German bund yields rose as investors shook off deflation fears that had gnawed European bonds. When viewed with a report from the European Central...

  • The disappointing news on the world's biggest economy, coming on top of a worrying slowdown in China, found expression in a warning by New Zealand's central bank that it could cut rates if domestic momentum weakened. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.9 percent. "Risk has been building in the markets for weeks- the mass account...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks cool, dollar slides ahead of Fed Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    *Subdued opening seen for Wall Street, European bourses fall. The dollar also weakened and Wall Street was expected to open lower, with more macro data and company earnings set to give the Fed its latest look at the U.S. economy. The figures came just nine days before a British election, which is already brewing doubts about Britain's future cohesion and its...

  • European bourses and the euro also dipped in early trading after both had been boosted on Monday by a revamp of Greece's negotiating team, while the pound tumbled on weak UK growth figures just ahead of next week's tightly contested national election. The figures were seen as loaded with significance coming just nine days before an election and its aftermath,...

  • *Eyes on Greece as talk of' plan B' swirls. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.6 percent, led by solid gains in Greater China, with Hong Kong shares hitting a seven-year high and Taiwanese shares a 15- year high. European shares are seen mixed, with spreadbetters expecting 0.2 percent gains in Germany's DAX and largely flat openings...

  • *Electrolux and Renault, rise after results. LONDON, April 24- European shares rose on Friday, boosted by encouraging corporate earnings and upbeat economic data, while prospects for a deal over Greece's debt crisis also lifted Athens' volatile market. There was also optimism regarding Greece, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had had a "...

  • European shares rise as DAX and Greek markets rally Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:07 AM ET

    *Electrolux and Renault, rise after results. LONDON, April 24- European shares climbed higher on Friday, boosted by encouraging corporate earnings and upbeat economic data, while the volatile Athens market also rose on prospects for a deal over Greece's debt crisis. There was also optimism regarding Greece, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had a "...