LONDON, June 18- European stock index futures pointed to a lower start on Tuesday, as nervous investors fretted about a trimming of U.S. monetary stimulus in the run up to a Federal Reserve policy meeting. At 0602 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were down 0.3-0.4 percent. Futures on Britain's FTSE 100 were flat.» Read More
*MSCI world index, FTSEurofirst 300 hit five-year peaks. *China reports stronger-than-forecast April trade data. LONDON, May 8- Strong Chinese trade data and signs that Germany may escape a severe spring slowdown pushed world shares to five-year highs on Wednesday and boosted growth-sensitive currencies and metals.
*Thin trading volumes as UK market closed. PARIS, May 6- European stocks stayed within touching distance of multi-year highs in thin trading on Monday, bolstered by stimulus measures from central banks that could drive further gains even as the economy struggles.
*Low volumes as UK market closed for public holiday. Trading volumes were thin with the UK stock market, Europe's largest, closed due to a national holiday. "Now that the index crossed above its 2013 high, the mood is definitely bullish," said Guillaume Dumans, co-ahead of 2 Bremans, a Paris- based research firm using behavioral finance to monitor investor sentiment.
*Wall Street expected to edge higher. LONDON, May 2- The euro and European shares rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to an all-time low and investors waited to see whether it has plans for additional, less conventional support.
*Worry about weak China demand hits Shanghai copper. LONDON, May 2- European shares eased on Thursday as investors waited to see if the European Central Bank would cut rates and hint at more measures to boost struggling euro zone economies. London's FTSE 100 fell 0.25 percent, Paris's CAC-40 dropped 0.3 percent and Frankfurt's DAX gave up its early gains.
At 0602 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were flat to 0.2 percent lower.
*Worry about weak China demand hits Shanghai copper. European stock markets were seen tracking Asian shares lower, with financial spreadbetters predicting London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX would open down as much as 1 percent.
*Commodities sell off; U.S., China manufacturing data weighs on oil. NEW YORK, May 1- Oil futures and U.S. stocks dropped on Wednesday as the latest economic data in the United States and China raised new doubts about the strength of the global economy.
The U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index closed off its session highs on Wednesday, after worse-than-expected employment data was released in the U.S. Trade was thin, with most European bourses shut for the May Day public holiday.
*FTSE up 0.3 percent in holiday-thinned trade. By 0745 GMT, the FTSE 100 climbed 19.53 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,449.65 points in what is expected to be a quiet session, with most European indexes closed for a public holiday.
NEW YORK, April 29- World stock indexes and the euro advanced on Monday as the formation of a new government in Italy eased uncertainty about the political future of the country, the third-largest economy in the euro zone, while tame inflation data drove down U.S.
NEW YORK, April 29- Stock indexes advanced along with the euro on Monday as the formation of a government in Italy eased uncertainty about the political future for the euro zone country. Markets were also focused on prospects of an extension of the current loose monetary policies from the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank this week.
At least a plank of that uncertainty has been removed by the Italian political news, "said Richard Hunter, head of Equities at stockbrokers Hargreaves Lansdown. MSCI's world equity index was up 0.2 percent at 365.32 points, having gained 2.3 percent last week, although its moves were affected by market holidays in Japan and China.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Italy's MIB 1.5 pct higher. Italy's FTSE MIB added 1.5 percent after Italian centre-left politician Enrico Letta was sworn in as the country's new prime minister over the weekend. "While you could argue that Italy's got some scope to go up, that's only because it's been sold off."
NEW YORK, April 25- World stock markets rose and bond prices fell on Thursday as data indicated the U.S. labor market remains resilient despite recent signs of slower growth, while earnings that are beating lowered expectations helped buoy investor sentiment.
NEW YORK, April 25- World equity markets advanced on Thursday as data indicated the U.S. labor market remains resilient despite other recent signs of slower growth, while higher-than-expected corporate earnings buoyed the economic outlook and led bond prices lower.
NEW YORK, April 25- World equity markets advanced on Thursday as solid corporate earnings and data indicating the U.S. labor market remains resilient despite signs of slower growth buoyed optimism about the economy, an outlook that sent bond prices lower.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan up 0.7 pct, Nikkei hits fresh near 5- yr peak. European stock markets were seen subdued, with financial spreadbetters predicting London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX would open narrowly mixed between a 0.1 percent rise and a 0.1 percent drop.
LONDON, April 24- European shares built on their best day in seven months and oil climbed back above $101 per barrel on Wednesday after weak data bolstered expectations for a European Central Bank rate cut. Wall Street was expected to extend its run of gains to a fourth day when it reopens with durable goods data and another run of corporate earnings.
LONDON, April 24- European shares built on their best day in seven months and the euro dropped to a three-week low on Wednesday after weak data bolstered expectations for a European Central Bank rate cut.