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  • TOKYO, Sept 5- Japanese government bond yields rose to six-week highs on Friday as weaker U.S. Treasuries and firmer Tokyo stocks dampened bond market sentiment. Treasury yields rose overnight after German bund yields made an about-turn and edged up despite the European Central Bank's surprise monetary easing.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, euro dip ahead of ECB meeting Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    *MSCI ex-Japan Asia shares retreat from 7- year high. LONDON, Sept 4- A month-long march higher for European and Asian stock markets stalled on Thursday on concerns the European Central Bank will do nothing immediate at its meeting later in the day to address a deteriorating economic outlook.

  • TOKYO, Sept 4- Japanese stocks fell on Thursday, snapping a three-day winning streak as most investors took profits from the recent gains after they quickly priced in the Bank of Japan's decision to maintain its massive monetary stimulus and its upbeat view on the economy.

  • TOKYO, Sept 4- Japanese stocks were steady on Thursday morning, hovering around a seven-month high as most investors kept to the sidelines ahead of the outcome of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting.

  • Oil futures on both sides of the Atlantic rose by more than $2 a barrel on Wednesday, moving away from multi-month lows as the prospect of peace talks over Ukraine and strong U.S. economic data raised demand expectations. *U.S. crude for October delivery was down 32 cents at $95.22 a barrel by 0055 GMT.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- World markets jumped on Wednesday as Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said a ceasefire had been reached with Russia, raising hopes that a recent escalation in the conflict could be reversed.

  • What's fueling the Nikkei's rally     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:50 PM ET

    Geoff Kendrick, Head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, says the government's cabinet reshuffle indicates that Abenomics is moving forward, which is positive for stocks.

  • TOKYO, Sept 3- Asian shares inched lower early on Wednesday after a lacklustre day on Wall Street, while the dollar was close to 14- month highs against a basket of major currencies after data underscored that the U.S. economy's modest expansion continues to chug along.

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- Japan's Nikkei share average ended at a seven-month high on Tuesday in active trade as the yen slipped to a seven-month low against the dollar, sending exporters higher on hopes of a boost to earnings. A planned cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also supported sentiment, traders said.

  • *Palladium hovers near 13-1/ 2 yr high on Ukraine crisis. Spreadbetters expected an effectively flat open for Europe, with Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAX forecast to open about 0.1 percent higher.

  • JGBs weaken on Nikkei's rise, less-robust 10-year sale Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 2- Japanese government bond prices dropped on Tuesday, initially pressured by a weaker yen and stronger equities and extending the declines after the results of 10- year sale came in slightly below expectations. The dollar rose to a high of 104.79 yen, its highest level since January, while the Nikkei stock average surged 1.5 percent.

  • *Dollar/yen hits 7- month high as Tokyo shares gain. *Palladium hovers near 13-1/ 2 yr high on Ukraine crisis. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.4 percent after managing to carve out gains on the previous day.

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 4-1/ 2- week high on Tuesday morning as the yen slipped to a seven-month low against the dollar, sending exporters higher on hopes of a boost to earnings.

  • *Palladium hovers near 13-1/ 2 yr high on Ukraine crisis. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.2 percent. The index managed to carve out gains on Monday, brushing aside the Ukraine crisis and a downbeat China manufacturing survey.

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday morning as tensions in the Ukraine conflict flared up again, but hopes that domestic investors would start buying up large-cap stocks limited the losses. Toyota Motor Corp gained 0.5 percent, Honda Motor Co added 0.4 percent and Sony Corp rose 0.6 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Stock markets around the world fell on Thursday after Ukraine said Russia moved more troops into the country, escalating the risk of the region's crisis spreading, as nervous investors shifted money into gold and U.S. and German government bonds.

  • In line with Asia's subdued performance, spreadbetters expected a slightly lower start for European shares, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open as much as 0.1 percent lower, Germany's DAX down 0.15 percent and France's CAX 0.1 percent lower.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Tokyo stocks fell on Thursday morning as concerns about Japan's economic recovery pushed investors to the sidelines as they waited for another batch of key data on Friday.

  • *Bullish Wall Street give Asia shares lift. TOKYO, Aug 28- Asian stocks crept up early on Thursday following another steady performance by Wall Street shares which hovered near record highs, while the euro clung to modest gains after rebounding from 13- month lows. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- The euro rebounded from a 13- month low on Wednesday after a report suggested the European Central Bank might not introduce more stimulus next week while major U.S. stock indexes were little changed, with the S&P 500 clinging near the 2,000 milestone.