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  • KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.4 percent to 11,465 while the CAC-40 in France rose 0.7 percent at 5,042. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.1 percent higher at 6,992. U.S. shares were poised for a fairly flat open with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.1 percent. GREECE UNCERTAINTY: Greece remains one of the key...

  • *Toshiba up after govt approves late annual report submission. TOKYO, June 1- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday morning, imperiling an 11- day winning streak, after U.S. stocks languished as weak economic data dented investor sentiment, triggering profit-taking on exporters. "After rising for so many days, it's natural to see a correction," Hikaru Sato, a...

  • *Greece's ongoing woes, downbeat U.S. data hit sentiment. TOKYO, June 1- Asian shares slipped early on Monday as persistent fears about Greece's precarious financial situation and downbeat U.S. data sapped confidence. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.5 percent in early trading, while Japan's Nikkei stock index gave up...

  • TOKYO, May 29- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for an eleventh day on Friday on hopes for better shareholder returns, but gains were limited as investors stayed cautious against imminent profit-taking. The Nikkei average ended 0.1 percent higher to 20,563.15 points, hitting another 15- year closing high. The 11- day winning streak is the longest since...

  • TOKYO, May 29- Asian shares rose on Friday as Chinese shares edged back from the previous day's dizzying plunge, though regional investors remained fearful that the world's best performing equity market was at the beginning of a major correction. Spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC to open higher, albeit modestly in light of...

  • Behind Nikkei's longest winning streak since 1988   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:33 PM ET
    Behind Nikkei's longest winning streak since 1988

    Apart from improvements in the economy, a global appreciation of stock markets also supported the benchmark Nikkei 225, says Takuji Okubo, principal & chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors.

  • *MSCI Asia-Pacific index flat, gives up earlier gains. TOKYO, May 29- Chinese share markets extended a bruising selloff on Friday after the previous day's plunge, while the dollar took a breather from a sharp run up this week. The slide in China forced Asian markets off earlier gains, with the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan flat.

  • *Investors anxiously await open of China markets after plunge. TOKYO, May 29- Asian stocks were modestly higher early on Friday with investors on edge ahead of opening trade in China's markets which plunged the previous day, while the dollar took a breather from a sharp run up this week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent...

  • These factors will take Japan stocks higher   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:06 PM ET
    These factors will take Japan stocks higher

    Nicholas Ferres, investment director of Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments, attributes his bullish stance on Japan to factors such as corporate restructuring and valuation re-rating.

  • Here's what to buy in the Nikkei 225   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Japan factory output improving gradually: Pro

    Kathy Matsui, MD & Chief Japan Strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan, outlines the buying opportunities in Japan's benchmark index, such as real estate stocks.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- The U.S. dollar on Thursday hit its highest against the yen since 2002 while stocks fell after Chinese brokerages tightened margin rules and the IMF head played down talk of an imminent deal to keep Greece afloat. "We are all in the process of working towards a solution for Greece, and I would not say that we already have reached substantial results,"...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- The U.S. dollar hit its highest against the yen since 2002, while global stocks cascaded lower after Chinese brokerages tightened margin rules and the IMF head downplayed talk of an imminent deal to keep Greece afloat. "We are all in the process of working towards a solution for Greece, and I would not say that we already have reached substantial...

  • Share markets in China, Hong Kong, Australia skid. LONDON, May 28- The dollar took a breather on Thursday after hitting its highest level against the yen since 2002, and stocks stuttered as high-flying Chinese shares tumbled and European officials downplayed talk of an imminent deal to keep Greece afloat. Commodity markets rebounded as the dollar's momentum...

  • *Share markets in China, Hong Kong, Australia skid. *Uncertainty on Greece keeps investors hopeful but wary. TOKYO, May 28- An index of Asian shares fell on Thursday as the Chinese, Hong Kong and Australian markets slipped, while the dollar scaled its highest level against the yen since 2002 on expectations the U.S.

  • TOKYO— Chinese shares dived Thursday after big gains in the past three months and other global stock markets were mostly lower as a deadline neared for cash-starved Greece to make a debt payment. In Europe, France's CAC 40 slipped 0.5 percent to 5,155.42 and Germany's DAX lost 0.4 percent to 11,725.46. Britain's FTSE 100 inched up 0.2 percent to 7,046.80.

  • Nikkei rises for 10th day as weak yen lifts exporters Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:37 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 28- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday morning, extending its gains to a 10th day as investors hoped exporters' earnings will rise after the dollar hit eight-year highs against the yen. "I thought the market would see a correction given the straight days of gains, but contrary to my initial view, it's being lifted by the weak yen," said Masashi Oda,...

  • NYMEX-Oil prices edge up after two days of steep falls Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:54 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 28- Crude oil prices edged up on Thursday morning after a two-day slide, although high U.S. stocks and strong global production, along with a firm dollar, were keeping markets under pressure. *Front-month U.S. crude futures were up 25 cents from their last settlement at $57.76 per barrel by 0040 GMT on Thursday. *Brent futures climbed 40 cents to $62.46 a...

  • *Vague hopes of deal for Greece underpin shares. *Investors still cautious amid uncertainty on Greece. TOKYO, May 28- Asian shares edged up on Thursday on vague hopes of a rescue deal for Greece while the dollar was at the helm in currency markets on expectations that the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, May 27- European stocks lead major markets higher on Wednesday and the euro edged up on signs, later dismissed, that Greece and its creditors were drafting an agreement that would provide Athens much-needed debt relief. Greece's government said it is starting to draft an agreement with creditors including the European Union and the International...

  • Chinese stocks in your 401(k)   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Chinese stocks in your 401(k)

    The Shanghai is clearly in bubble territory, says Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, sharing his thoughts on Chinese stocks when considering asset allocation.