TOKYO— World markets were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data while cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. boosted Asian stocks. KEEPING SCORE: In morning trade in Europe, France's CAC 40 dipped 0.1 percent to 4,359.30 and Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 6,807.75.» Read More
*Global stocks slip on Iraq concerns. LONDON, June 25- European shares fell on Wednesday, mirroring losses in the United States and Asia, as fears violence in Iraq could escalate further prompted investors to take refuge in safer assets such as German bonds.
TOKYO, June 25- Asian shares fell on Wednesday, echoing losses on Wall Street as concerns about escalating violence in Iraq eclipsed stronger U.S. economic data.
LONDON, June 24- European stocks fell on Tuesday after a survey found German business morale was flagging, raising concern over growth in Europe's largest economy. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of leading shares dropped 0.2 percent to 1385 points, Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 9912 points and France's CAC 40 was up 0.1 percent at 4520 points.
LONDON, June 24- European stocks and major currency and bond markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, underpinned by manufacturing data from China, Japan and the United States the previous day but unnerved by growing signs of economic weakness in Europe.
TOKYO, June 23- Asian stocks and the Australian dollar rose on Monday as upbeat news from China's factory sector and fresh highs on Wall Street fueled appetites for riskier assets, while crude oil held near nine-month highs as fighting in Iraq intensified.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.7 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 1.1 pct. PARIS, June 19- European stocks rallied on Thursday, with a blue-chip index near a six-year high, after the U.S. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index had risen 1.1 percent to 3,316.36 points, a level not seen since mid-2008.
LONDON, June 19- Global stocks and bonds rose on Thursday after the U.S. Following the S&P 500' s rise to yet another record high on Wednesday, Asian equities posted strong gains- Japan's Nikkei 225 hit its highest since late January- and European bourses also opened sharply higher.
LONDON, June 19- Global stocks and emerging market assets rallied on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled that rising inflation won't trigger an interest rate rise any time soon, while Iraq turmoil sent crude oil futures to their highest this year.
Financial spreadbetters saw the momentum carrying on into Europe, with Britain's FTSE seen rising as much as 0.5 percent at the open, Germany's DAX up 0.6 percent and France's CAC 0.7 percent higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.8 percent.
LONDON, June 17- European stock markets rose on Tuesday, to claw back ground lost in previous sessions, as new signs of possible takeover activity pushed up major healthcare and pharmaceutical stocks.
NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday, ahead of impending data on housing and inflation, and as the Federal Reserve prepared to begin a two-day policy meeting. *The S&P 500 has advanced over the past two sessions and is down 0.7 percent from its record close on June 9 as escalating violence in Iraq has given investors reason for caution.
LONDON, June 17- A bout of mergers and acquisitions gave European stocks a shot in the arm on Tuesday, while commodity and emerging market investors were somewhat calmed by the absence of an escalation in the Iraq crisis overnight.
*Oil prices elevated on deepening Iraq conflict. TOKYO, June 17- Most Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday as the deepening conflict in Iraq and a gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia sapped investors' appetite for riskier assets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.3 percent.
*Iraq crisis, chance of early UK rate hike hit sentiment. LONDON, June 13- Major European stock indexes ended lower on Friday, with British equities slipping on the possibility of an early rate hike and travel stocks hurt by concern the Iraq conflict will raise oil prices.
TOKYO, June 13- Asian stocks slid and crude oil scaled nine-month highs on Friday as escalating civil war in Iraq dulled risk appetite which had been buoyant just days before.
*Oil prices firm as militants advance on Iraq oil town. TOKYO, June 12- Asian shares slipped on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and escalating violence in Iraq delivered a one-two punch to risk appetite, which in turn kept oil prices near three-month highs.
LONDON, June 11- European equity markets fell on Wednesday as a profit warning from German airline Lufthansa hit travel stocks. Air France KLM fell 6.1 percent, International Consolidated Airlines Group dropped by 3.5 percent and the regional STOXX Europe 600 Travel& Leisure Index fell 1.5 percent, making it the worst-performing equity sector.
LONDON, June 11- European equity markets fell on Wednesday as a profit warning from German airline Lufthansa hit travel stocks. Air France KLM fell 6.2 percent, International Consolidated Airlines Group dropped by 5 percent and the regional STOXX Europe 600 Travel& Leisure Index fell 1.8 percent- making it the worst-performing equity sector.
EDINBURGH, June 11- European stocks opened steady on Wednesday, consolidating after a three-week rally led several indexes back to multi-year highs, leaving indexes at risk of a pullback in the short term.
*Barclays recommendation upgrade lifts Novartis. PARIS, June 10- European stocks inched up on Tuesday, extending a three-week rally, led by gains in defensive Swiss blue-chips such as pharma group Novartis, boosted by an upbeat broker note.