HONG KONG— World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.» Read More
European stocks closed lower on Thursday, with sentiment remaining fragile after poor data from China and France.
TOKYO, Feb 20- Asian stocks tumbled on Thursday and the yen firmed as a survey painted a grim picture of China's manufacturing sector, heightening uncertainty about the outlook for the region's economic powerhouse.
European stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, with worse-than-expected jobs data weighing on the U.K.'s FTSE 100, and investors awaiting the release of the latest minutes from the U.S Federal Reserve.
European stocks closed flat on Tuesday, after mixed data from Germany and reports that PSA Peugeot Citroen had finalized a deal with China's Dongfeng.
LONDON, Feb 18- German stocks outperformed regional peers in cautious trade early on Tuesday ahead of data expected to show improved sentiment over Europe's biggest economy, while top European shares edged off three-week highs.
*Dollar hits six-week low on weak U.S. data. LONDON, Feb 17- The dollar fell to six-week lows on Monday as recent weak U.S. data cast doubt on the pace of monetary tightening, while prospects for a new reforming government in Italy sent its bond yields to their lowest since 2006..
*Europe stocks see record $17 bln in inflows year-to-date. PARIS, Feb 17- European stocks rose on Monday, extending a brisk two-week rally fuelled by record inflows as an increasing number of investors bet on the region's economic recovery. Within Europe, equity funds focused on Italy and Spain have been leading the way in terms of inflows, EPFR said.
LONDON, Feb 17- World stocks hit 3-1/ 2 week highs on Monday, helped by encouraging news on Chinese lending, while the dollar hit six-week lows following recent weak U.S. manufacturing data.
LONDON, Feb 17- European shares edged up in early trading on Monday, with one index touching its highest level in around two weeks following overnight gains in Asia. Italy's FTSE MIB equity index, which outperformed with a 1.6 percent gain on Friday as investors welcomed the likelihood of centre-left leader Matteo Renzi becoming prime minister, rose 0.2 percent.
*ThyssenKrupp boosted by robust results. LONDON, Feb 14- European stocks notched up their seventh rise in eight sessions on Friday as firmer economic growth in Germany and France fuelled expectations of a rebound in corporate profits in Europe this year. The FTSEurofirst 300 was up 0.5 percent at 1,332.04 points by 1214 GMT, with Italy's FTSE MIB, up 1.7 percent.
TOKYO, Feb 13- Asian shares stepped back from three-week highs on Thursday, snapping a five-session winning streak that was underpinned by receding concerns about global growth prospects and reassurance over U.S. monetary policy. European shares are seen slipping, with both Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE expected to fall as much as 0.3 percent.
*FTSE 100 closes up 1.2 pct at 6,672.66 points. *FTSE rises for 5th straight session. *FTSE could hit 6,900 over coming month- APS Alpha.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0./ XX pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0./ pct. At 1455 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.8 percent at 1,311.29 points, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was up 0.8 percent at 3,057.46 points.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 flat. *Euro STOXX 50 halted by key resistance level. Spanish blue-chips Banco Santander, BBVA and Telefonica- which derive about half of their revenues from Latin America- took another beating, down 1.2-1.9 percent.
European and U.S. markets were unable to fight the flow with Europe's main stock indexes suffering another torrid day and Wall Street opening down 1 percent on course for a second successive week of falls.
Capital Spreads predicted Britain's FTSE 100 would open 18 points lower, or 0.3 percent; Germany's DAX to fall 15 points, or 0.2 percent; and France's CAC 40 to open flat. With several countries, including Hong Kong and Singapore, observing the Lunar New Year holiday, Asian activity was lighter than usual.
*Stocks, Asian currencies rebound as Turkey lifts rates sharply. European shares rode the wave of optimism sparked by Turkey as they opened, with Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 all climbing a second day running, with the gains of around 0.9- 1.0 percent.
HONG KONG, Jan 28- Chinese asset management firm CSOP said on Tuesday it was collaborating with London- based Source to apply for an exchange-traded fund in the United States, following their first such product launch in London earlier this month.
*About 2.3 bln euros wiped off Deutsche Bank's market cap. PARIS, Jan 20- European stocks inched lower in thin trade on Monday, slipping from 5-1/ 2 year highs as Deutsche Bank's surprise quarterly loss prompted investors to cash in recent sharp gains on banking stocks.
*Royal Dutch Shell slips following profit warning. PARIS, Jan 17- European shares rose on Friday in brisk volumes, extending their new-year rally as expectations of a pick up in global growth prompted investors to buy mining stocks. Miners were the biggest contributors to Friday's rally in Europe, with Glencore Xstrata up 3.4 percent and Lonmin up 3.1 percent.