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  • *Batch of soft China data nudges Aussie to 6- year trough. TOKYO, March 11- Asian stocks skidded to a two-month low on Wednesday as nervous markets recoiled on worries about an earlier U.S. interest rate hike, a prospect that sent the dollar to a 12- year high against the euro. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent after...

  • *Credit Suisse surges after naming new CEO. LONDON, March 10- European shares slipped further on Tuesday from a seven-year high after sharply weaker oil and metals prices pulled down commodities stocks, although Credit Suisse rallied after naming a new chief executive. "Credit Suisse has had different issues throughout the years and someone with a diverse...

  • European stocks finish sharply lower, Credit Suisse surges

    European equities extended losses to close sharply down on Tuesday, as the sell-off in U.S. stocks gained momentum, with investors spooked by the weakness in the price of oil, currency turmoil and ongoing negotiations surrounding Greece.

  • *Credit Suisse surges after naming new CEO. LONDON, March 10- European shares slipped further away from a recent seven-year high on Tuesday as a sharp decline in crude oil and metals prices hit commodities stocks, although a rally in Credit Suisse capped market losses. "Credit Suisse has had different issues throughout the years and someone with a diverse...

  • Europe stocks end lower amid US hike jitters   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe stocks end lower amid US hike jitters

    European equities finished lower on Monday amid speculation that Friday's better-than-expected U.S. jobs report will lead the Federal Reserve to hike rates soon.

  • LONDON, March 6- While UK stocks have broadly shrugged off the looming general election, some investors are shunning a sector that risks becoming a political punch bag. Domestic utilities including Centrica and SSE have fallen since the start of 2015, even as the FTSE 100 index has hit record highs. The opposition Labour Party is campaigning to give the energy...

  • Europe shares end mixed after robust US jobs data

    European equities closed mixed on Friday, as fresh jobs data from the U.S. beat market expectations.

  • *$35 bln poured into Europe stocks, bonds since QE unveiled. PARIS, March 6- European stocks rose on Friday with shares in stainless steel producers surging after news the European Union was set to impose anti-dumping duties on imports from China and Taiwan. Sources told Reuters the EU will impose anti-dumping duties later this month on imports of stainless...

  • Aviva ensures FTSE 100's move back toward record highs Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    *Aviva and Friends Life surge after strong results. LONDON, March 5- Britain's top share index approached record highs again on Thursday, lifted by a rally in insurance stocks such as Aviva after positive results in the sector. Aviva rose 7.1 percent, to be among the top gainers in the FTSE 100, after reporting higher profits.

  • Europe markets cheered by ECB as it sets the date   Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe markets cheered by ECB as it sets the date

    European equities ended higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) set a start date for its bond-buying program and upped economic growth forecasts for the euro zone.

  • *Tullow down on project delay and FTSE demotion worries. The Greek banking index fell nearly 10 percent, while lenders National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank and Alpha Bank fell 10.0 to 11.8 percent to feature among the top decliners. "The fears about a possible default for Greece are certainly not completely off the table," Gerhard Schwarz, head of equity strategy at...

  • LONDON, March 2- European shares retreated from multi-year highs on Monday, with Greek banks slipping on lingering concerns about the country's debt and Tullow Oil falling on worries about project delays and its likely ejection from a major share index. The Greek banking index fell 9.4 percent, while lenders National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank and Alpha Bank...

  • *Tullow Oil down on speculation over potential FTSE 100 exit. LONDON, March 2- Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index retreated from a seven-year high on Monday, with Tullow Oil down on concerns that it could be dropped from Britain's blue-chip index after a quarterly reshuffle and Vivendi falling after a stake disposal. Tullow Oil slid 6.8 percent to feature among the...

  • *MSCI's Asia-Pacific stock index up 0.1 pct after China rate cut. *Australian shares hit 7- year high after China eases. *But overall risk asset impact from China cut limited.

  • LONDON, Feb 27- British investment managers have cut back on bonds and increased reserves of cash as they warn of market volatility across asset classes in the year ahead, a Reuters poll found. Many stocks benchmarks are trading near multi-year highs, such as Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index which this week finally breached a peak not seen since 1999....

  • LONDON, Feb 27- Global investors increased their bets on stocks during February as major equity markets broke through all-time highs, fuelled by the promise of more monetary stimulus, Reuters' monthly asset allocation poll showed. As around 20 central banks have cut interest rates since the start of 2015, and with the European Central Bank set to launch...

  • *New home sales data expected at 10 a.m.. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stock indexes were little changed on Wednesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 climbed to their latest records, before a second day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and data on the housing market. *Other retailers expected to post earnings on Wednesday include L Brands, Target Corp and TJX...

  • European stock rally pauses after mixed corporate results Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:50 AM ET

    By Blaise Robinson and Francesco Canepa. PARIS 1/ 4 LONDON, Feb 25- European shares edged lower on Wednesday as mixed corporate results halted the rally that had propelled both Britain's FTSE 100 and Germany's DAX to record highs. Investors expected a boost from the European Central Bank's asset-buying program, known as quantitative easing, which isdue to start...

  • Feb 25- Engineering company Weir Group Plc said uncertainty in the oil and gas industry would significantly reduce its 2015 revenue on a constant currency basis despite aggressive cost-cutting, sending its shares tumbling on Wednesday. The number of rigs drilling for oil in North America last week was the lowest since July 2011, a survey by oil services firm...

  • European shares pause rally after mixed corporate results Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET

    PARIS, Feb 25- European shares were steady on Wednesday morning, pausing a recent sharp rally that propelled both Britain's FTSE 100 and Germany's DAX to record highs as investors combed through mixed corporate results. Europe's second-biggest insurer AXA rose 4.6 percent after posting a 12 percent increase in 2014 net profit and voicing confidence in its...