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  • HONG KONG— World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend austerity referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as much as 7 percent as government market stabilization measures failed to reassure panicky investors. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 6,622.15. The government says a "No" vote will put it in a...

  • The rout in China's stock markets has wiped out trillions of dollars of market capitalization in Shanghai and Shenzhen's stock markets. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open down 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX up 0.2 percent, and France's CAC 40 or 0.3 percent higher. "Some of the stocks which have seen bubbly valuations in China have been the...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Global stocks were higher on Thursday as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadowed worries about Greek debt. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 1.3 percent to 6,607.79 and France's CAC 40 jumped 2 percent to 4,885.45. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said its manufacturing index rose to the highest...

  • UK shares fall to 5-1/2 month low, supermarkets sink Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    *Standard Life slips after downgrade from RBC. LONDON, June 30- Britain's top equity index hit its lowest level since mid-January on Tuesday, pulled down by miners and supermarkets and underperforming even euro zone shares despite Greece being hours away from a repayment default. The FTSE 100 index closed down 1.5 percent, with mining stocks BHP Billiton and...

  • *China shares bounce more than 5 pct but wildly volatile. Financial spreadbetters expect Britain's FTSE 100 to open down 0.5 percent, Germany's DAX 0.7 percent, and France's CAC 40 0.6 percent. "There is still too much uncertainty in the markets and investors would be watching developments in Greece and China very carefully before jumping in," said Karine Hirn,...

  • TOKYO— Asian stock markets bounced back Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses, but investors remained worried the crisis in Greece could spread to other financially weak countries. China's Shanghai Composite was down 0.6 percent at 4,052.47 while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was little changed at 5,423.70. "Most traders are well prepped over...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- U.S. stocks added to a global selloff on Monday as Greece veered toward a default on its debt, while the euro recovered from early sharp loss to turn higher against the dollar. Greece will not pay a 1.6 billon euro loan installment due the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, a Greek government official told Reuters. Talks between Athens and its...

  • European markets tumble on Greece fears Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets tumble on Greece fears

    European equities closed sharply lower on Monday as fears rose that Greece could be the first country to exit the euro zone.

  • NEW YORK, June 29- U.S. stocks added to a global selloff on Monday as markets digested news of capital controls in Greece and the country veered toward a default on its debt, while the euro recouped some of its earlier losses against the dollar. Talks between Athens and its creditors broke down over the weekend after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a surprise...

  • LONDON, June 29- European shares sank almost 4 percent and government bond yields in Italy, Spain and Portugal jumped on Monday as investors priced in a growing risk that Greece will be the first country to leave the euro. Drops in bank shares and a 30 basis point rise in the cost of borrowing for other southern European euro zone members was the start of an acid test...

  • *Greece imposes bank holidays to stop bank runs. TOKYO, June 29- The euro fell almost 2 percent on Monday and European share markets looked set to eclipse big declines in Asia, as investors were spooked by the spectre of a Greek debt default which forced Athens to shut down its banks to prevent a run on deposits. With the prospect of Greece being forced out of the euro in...

  • GLOBAL X FTSE GREECE 20 EXCHANGE TRADED FUND FALLS MORE THAN 5 PCT IN TRADING AS GREEK DEFAULT CHANCES RISE.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- The S&P 500 closed flat on Friday but ended lower for the week, with investors cautious ahead of a meeting in Europe that could decide whether Greece will default on critical loans. The Dow closed higher, boosted by strong results from component Nike Inc, while the Nasdaq ended solidly lower on disappointing results from Micron Technology Inc,...

  • NEW YORK— After a sizzling rally that more than doubled the value of China's main stock market over the past year, investors are now heading for the exit. China's Shanghai Composite plunged more than 7 percent Friday, one of its biggest drops in the last 10 years. There have been signs of overheating in China for a while.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.6 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.7 pct. LONDON, June 26- European stocks fell on Friday, with investors discouraged by a lack of progress in Greek debt crisis negotiations heading into crunch talks at the weekend. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 was down 0.7 percent, while Greek shares fell 1.4 percent.

  • Elsewhere, stocks traded softly as the standoff between Greece and its international creditors appeared little closer to being resolved. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.6 percent at 6,770, while Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent to 11,471. The CAC-40 in France bucked the trend, trading 0.5 percent higher at 5,064....

  • Global stock markets cautious amid Greek debt talks Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 3:02 AM ET

    TOKYO— Global shares turned lower during European trading on Wednesday amid signs that Greece and its creditors still had differences to bridge over the country's bailout. GREECE TALKS: Greece and its creditors were holding more meetings to reach a bailout deal for the country. Greece needs loans in time to pay a debt repayment on June 30.

  • LONDON, June 22- Global stocks and peripheral euro zone bonds rose on Monday, lifted by hopes that crunch meetings in Brussels between Greece and its international creditors can still produce a last-minute deal to help Athens avert default. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met the heads of the European Commission, European Central Bank and International...

  • LONDON, June 22- Global stocks and peripheral euro zone bonds rose on Monday, lifted by hopes that crunch meetings in Brussels between Greece and its international creditors can still produce a last-minute deal to help Athens avert default. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met the heads of the European Commission, European Central Bank and International...

  • LONDON, June 22- Global stocks, the euro and peripheral euro zone bonds all rose on Monday, lifted by a wave of optimism that Greece and its international creditors will strike a last-minute deal that will see Athens avert default. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet the heads of the European Commission, European Central Bank and International...