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  • 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.

  • *Wall Street pares gains after late biotech selloff. NEW YORK, March 28- Global equity markets ended higher on Friday but U.S. stocks sharply pared gains after a late selloff in biotechnology shares, while euro zone government bond yields fell on renewed bets the European Central Bank will ease policy next week.

  • *Gold at six-week low as U.S. economic picks up. NEW YORK, March 28- Global equity markets rose on Friday, bolstered by U.S. economic data that was largely promising and signs that China will step in to support a cooling economy, while euro zone government bond yields fell on renewed bets the European Central Bank will ease policy next week.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Global equity markets rose on signs China will step in to support a cooling economy and on mostly promising U.S. data, while government bonds yields fell across the euro zone on renewed bets the European Central Bank will ease policy next week.

  • *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.

  • European shares trim losses on Philly Fed data Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    *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.

  • Europe shares dip after shift to Fed rate guidance Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:53 AM ET

    *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.

  • *UK insurers hurt by budget measures. *Spain's IBEX outperforms as Inditex reassures. Legal& General was down 13 percent and Aviva down 7.5 percent after UK finance minister George Osborne announced the plans as part of the UK budget.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Europe shares pause after sell-off; Morrison sinks Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 5:13 AM ET

    *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.

  • *Copper and oil hit by China, U.S. jobs data knocks gold. LONDON, March 10- World stocks edged off a six-year peak and commodities from copper to crude oil tumbled on Monday as surprisingly weak Chinese trade data rattled investors already on edge over the crisis in Ukraine.

  • *Copper, oil hit by China, stronger US jobs knocks gold. LONDON, March 10- World stocks paused near a six-year peak and commodities from copper to crude tumbled on Monday as surprisingly weak Chinese trade data rattled investors already on edge over the crisis in Ukraine.

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