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  • *Euro, dollar stuck in tight range as Greece sidelines investors. TOKYO, June 26- Asian equities fell on Friday as Greece failed again to reach an agreement with its creditors and stumbled towards a default, while major currencies like the euro and dollar drifted in narrow range as the debt saga sidelined investors. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • LONDON, June 25- Persistent concerns of Greece leaving the euro weighed on European stocks on Thursday, with the lack of progress in negotiations on a cash-for-reform deal for Athens pushing investors towards safe-haven German Bunds. The talks stumbled on Wednesday, with euro zone finance ministers accusing Greece of refusing to compromise ahead of a...

  • TOKYO, June 25- Japan's Nikkei share average edged lower on Thursday as negotiations to avert a Greek debt default stumbled, but underlying sentiment remained bullish a day after the benchmark hit its highest level since late 1996. The Nikkei fell 0.4 percent to 20,771.40 in the wake of falls in U.S. and European shares after Athens rejected counter-proposals...

  • *Wall Street lurches lower as optimism for Greece talks fades. TOKYO, June 25- Asian shares edged down and the dollar was treading water in early Asian trade on Thursday, with investors on ice ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders later in the session as Greece continued last-minute efforts to avert a default. Athens's talks with creditors bogged down on...

  • Nikkei rally is 'nearly 85% done': Expert Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:13 PM ET
    Nikkei rally is 'nearly 85% done': Expert

    Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, says the benchmark Nikkei 225 remains dependent on the Japanese yen, which isn't moving much as the Bank of Japan keeps policy on hold.

  • *Wall Street lurches lower as optimism for Greece talks fades. TOKYO, June 25- U.S. stock futures and the dollar were steady in early Asian trade on Thursday, with investors on ice ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders later in the session as Greece continued its last-minute efforts to avert a default. "Confidence that a deal with Greece will be sealed shortly...

  • *German yields dip in sign of caution on Greece. German government bonds yields edged lower in a sign of caution that the sometimes acrimonious stand-off between debt-stricken Greece and its creditors could still prove hard to resolve. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet the heads of the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and...

  • Global stock markets cautious amid Greek debt talks Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 3:02 AM ET

    TOKYO— Global shares turned lower during European trading on Wednesday amid signs that Greece and its creditors still had differences to bridge over the country's bailout. GREECE TALKS: Greece and its creditors were holding more meetings to reach a bailout deal for the country. Greece needs loans in time to pay a debt repayment on June 30.

  • JGBs mixed as stocks rise, Greek optimism caps upside Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:34 AM ET

    TOKYO, June 24- Japanese government bond prices were mixed on Wednesday, with the yield curve slightly steepening as the benchmark JGB yield edged down and yields in the superlong zone inched up. The BOJ offered to buy 400 billion yen in the 5- year to 10- year zone, 400 billion yen in the 3- year to 5- year zone, and 375 billion yen in the 1- year to 3- year zone under its...

  • *Asia shares edge higher, Nikkei highest since 1996. SYDNEY, June 24- Asia shares were trying to score a sixth session of gains on Wednesday as investors chose to be optimistic on the chances of a Greek debt deal, while the dollar held firm as the prospect of U.S. rate rises came back into view. MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.13 percent to...

  • *Nikkei rises above dot-com bubble peak hit in 2000. TOKYO, June 24- Japan's Nikkei share average vaulted to the highest level since 1996, ramping up the gains to around 20 percent since the start of the year thanks to signs of a pick up in economic growth, earnings optimism and hopes Greece will avoid a debt default. I think the Nikkei's rally will accelerate in the...

  • Nikkei 225 scales 18-year high Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:08 PM ET
    Nikkei 225 scales 18-year high

    Japan's Nikkei stock market rose to its highest level since December 1996 on Wednesday. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji reports.

  • Are bubbles brewing in the Nasdaq, Nikkei? Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:05 PM ET
    Are bubbles brewing in the Nasdaq, Nikkei?

    Ray Barros, CEO of Ray Barros Trading Group, says easy money from the U.S. and Japanese central banks are propelling the Nasdaq and Nikkei 225 indexes.

  • *Asia shares edge higher, Nikkei highest since 1997. SYDNEY, June 9- Asia shares rallied for a sixth straight session on Wednesday as investors chose to be optimistic on the chances of a Greek debt deal, while the dollar held broad gains as the prospect of U.S. rate rises came back on the radar. MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent to...

  • *Greece optimism lifts shares in Europe, Asia. *Wall Street, MSCI global stock index near flat. "If people are looking past Greece, we can return to the divergence theme... and when you do that you look at fundamentals," said Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York.

  • *Greece optimism lifts shares in Europe, Asia. *Wall Street, MSCI global stock index near flat. "If people are looking past Greece, we can return to the divergence theme... and when you do that you look at fundamentals," said Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York.

  • *Greece optimism lifts shares in Europe, Asia. However, with some euro zone leaders warning much work was still needed to seal an agreement between Greece and its creditors, the euro fell against a dollar lifted by further evidence of U.S. economic strength. Greece presented new proposals on Monday that euro zone leaders welcomed as a basis for a possible...

  • Greek deal optimism gives stocks another nudge ahead Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 3:25 AM ET

    Elsewhere, Germany's DAX rose 1.2 percent to 11,598 while the CAC-40 in France rose 1.3 percent to 5,063. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.3 percent higher 6,843. Wall Street looked poised for another up day, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.2 percent. Investors think that a deal will be signed then, in time for Greece to get the...

  • TOKYO, June 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Tuesday as hopes grew for progress in Greek debt talks and lifted stocks, such as banks, that had suffered recent declines. Sentiment was also boosted by a weaker yen and an outline for a strategy to boost Japan's growth potential that the government unveiled late on Monday.

  • *Toshiba underperforms after report saying accounting trouble spread to other ops. TOKYO, June 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Tuesday morning as hopes grew that a deal would be reached to avoid Greece defaulting on loans, lifting recently fallen stocks such as banks. European Council President Donald Tusk, who chaired an...