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  • *China shares gain sharply on hopes for Beijing reforms. LONDON, May 19- The euro tumbled on Tuesday and the region's stocks and bonds jumped after the European Central Bank suggested it may speed up its 1 trillion euro bond-buying campaign slightly to account for lower market liquidity in high summer. The euro was back at $1.12 for the first time in a week and the...

  • TOKYO, May 19- Asian shares shrugged off early losses on Tuesday, as surging Chinese shares and Wall Street's record close offset continuing worries over Greece's fiscal woes. The cheer was expected to continue in Europe, where financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 12-13 points, or 0.2 percent higher. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • *Oil rises on fighting in Yemen and Iraq. Brent crude rose $1 to near $68 a barrel as violence in Irag and Yemen outweighed concerns about oversupply. MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares, excluding Japan, fell 0.7 percent, though Tokyo's Nikkei closed 0.8 percent higher.

  • Autos and miners help European shares to advance Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:36 AM ET

    However, Italy's FTSE MIB index fell 0.9 percent as several companies in the index traded without the attraction of their latest dividend payouts. The STOXX Europe 600 Automobile and Auto Parts index rose 1.4 percent, the top sectoral gainer, helped by a 2.4 percent rise in shares of Volkswagen after Deutsche Bank saw an upside from efficiency gains at the...

  • Weaker commodity stocks push FTSE lower at the close Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    *Blue-chip FTSE 100 index ends 0.2 pct lower. LONDON, May 15- Britain's top share index slipped on Friday, with energy and mining sectors falling the most on U.S. economic growth concerns and after prices of key commodities dropped. Shares in Anglo American, Glencore and Fresnillo were down 1.2 to 1.8 percent.

  • *Europe bourses in 2015: http://link.reuters.com/pap87v. LONDON/ EDINBURGH, May 14- European shares rose on Thursday, helped by a rally in steel company stocks after a report that the European Commission had opened an anti-dumping inquiry into imports of cold rolled steel from Russia and China. The European Commission has set tariffs on imports of...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro at 3-month high, bond yields key Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    *Euro zone hits 3- month high above $1.14. Gold at 5- week high. Asian stocks ex- Japan were broadly flat while Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 1 percent, weighed down by the yen's strength against the sagging dollar.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, May 14- The U.S. dollar was broadly lower on Thursday after poor U.S. retail sales figures proved a huge disappointment to those expecting a strong American economic rebound from a weather-weakened first quarter. Spreadbetters expected higher bond yields resulting in a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.

  • European stocks mixed as Airbus leads France lower Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    *Airbus shares fall after military plane crash in Spain. *Delhaize, Ahold shares surge on merger reports. LONDON/ EDINBURGH, May 11- European stock markets were mixed on Monday, with French stocks among the worst performers after the crash of a military plane caused Airbus shares to drop.

  • European stock markets pushed down by Athens angst Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:15 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 helped by rise in UK's FTSE. LONDON, May 11- Lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation pegged back European stock markets on Monday, though a rate cut in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, boosted mining stocks. Shares in plane maker Airbus fell 4.3 percent after an Airbus A400M military transport plane crashed outside Seville on...

  • Athens angst weighs on European stock markets Monday, 11 May 2015 | 4:16 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 helped by rise in UK's FTSE. LONDON, May 11- Lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation pegged back European stock markets on Monday, though a rate cut in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, boosted mining stocks. Shares in plane maker Airbus fell 3.4 percent after an Airbus A400M military transport plane crashed outside Seville on...

  • TOKYO, May 11- Asian shares rose on Monday as investors cheered China's latest cut to interest rates to bolster its flagging economy and after Wall Street rallied on a robust headline reading for U.S. employment. But European stocks were seen opening slightly lower on the day, with lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation seen eclipsing the China...

  • *S&P books best day in 7 weeks on April U.S. jobs bounce. NEW YORK, May 8- An April rebound in U.S. jobs growth boosted Wall Street and supported the dollar on Friday, while a surprise Conservative victory cast away fears of a hung British Parliament and sparked a rally in sterling and European stock markets. Gold edged higher following two days of losses as lower bond...

  • *Syngenta rallies after rejecting Monsanto bid. LONDON, May 8- European equity indexes rebounded on Friday, led by UK shares after election results showed Prime Minister David Cameron's pro-business Conservatives had won a further five years in power. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of pan-European shares ended 2.8 percent higher, while Britain's blue-chip FTSE...

  • *Domestically focused FTSE mid-cap index sets record high. LONDON, May 8- Britain's stock market surged higher on Friday after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives unexpectedly won the parliamentary election, giving the party another five years in power. The FTSE 250 mid-cap index finished 2.8 percent stronger after setting an all-time high as the...

  • *Wall Street rises on April rebound in U.S. jobs growth. NEW YORK, May 8- An April rebound in U.S. jobs growth boosted Wall Street and supported the dollar on Friday, while a surprise Conservative victory cast away fears of a hung British Parliament and sparked a rally in sterling and European stock markets. Gold edged higher following two days of losses as lower bond...

  • *Domestically-focused FTSE mid-cap index sets record high. LONDON, May 8- Britain's stock market surged higher on Friday after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives unexpectedly won the general election, giving the party another five years in power. The FTSE 250 mid-cap index rose 2.7 percent to set an all-time high as the election results came...

  • LONDON, May 8- A rebound in U.S. jobs numbers lifted U.S. stock futures, boosted the dollar against the euro and helped European shares consolidate their biggest daily gain since January on Friday. "This is more evidence that the economy is expanding after its first-quarter swoon," said Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist at Chicago- based Northern Trust...

  • LONDON, May 8- Britain's stock market surged higher on Friday after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives unexpectedly won the general election, giving the party another five years in power. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index rose 1.9 percent to 7,017.35 points by 1104 GMT, within touching distance of the record high of 7,122.74 points reached last month.

  • LONDON, May 8- World bond and stock markets rose on Friday after a bruising week and sterling surged to a two-month high after the business-friendly Conservative party won Britain's parliamentary election. Sterling leapt 1.3 percent against the dollar and London's FTSE led equity markets with a 1.9 percent jump to help European shares rebound from...