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  • SHANGHAI, July 7- Chinese stocks opened down on Tuesday, taking no comfort from a slew of support measures unleashed by Beijing in recent days, and unnerved by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's failure to mention the market chaos in a statement on the economy. After a brief pause to the slide on Monday, the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and...

  • SHANGHAI, July 7- Chinese investors sold off shares on Tuesday morning after Premier Li Keqiang was quoted on a government website saying that China has the ability to deal with economic risks but did not specifically mention the country's embattled stock market. The CSI300 index fell 1.1 percent to 3,953.89 points at 0156 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite...

  • *Investors hope for eventual deal on Greece. *China share market losses raise concerns for Asia. Japan's Nikkei rose 1.2 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan, which fell to six-month low on Monday, was up 0.2 percent.

  • NEW YORK, July 6- U.S. stocks fell in a volatile session on Monday as Greeks resoundingly backed the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout and as China implemented emergency measures to stop a selloff in Shanghai's market.

  • *IMF says will help Greece if asked, ECB holds call. *Aetna falls after Humana deal, other insurers lower. U.S. stocks opened more than half a percent lower, but pared some of those losses, even turning positive briefly, after the International Monetary Fund said it is ready to assist Greece if asked.

  • *Oil sinks 5 percent on worries over Greece, China, Iran. SAN FRANCISCO, July 6- Equity markets around the world fell on Monday and U.S. oil prices slumped 5 percent after Greece overwhelmingly voted against conditions for a rescue package and on unprecedented measures in China to staunch massive recent losses in its stock markets. Wall Street trimmed earlier...

  • *IMF says will help Greece if asked to. *Aetna falls after Humana deal, other insurers lower. July 6- U.S. stocks erased most of their earlier losses, even turning positive briefly, on Monday after the International Monetary Fund said it ready to assist Greece if asked.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans. Meeting in Paris with her French counterpart, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the importance of Greece taking "responsibility"...

  • July 6- U.S. stocks fell at the open on Monday after Greece rejected debt bailout terms, increasing the uncertainty over the future of the country's euro zone membership. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 77.66 points, or 0.44 percent, to 17,652.45. The S&P 500 lost 11.25 points, or 0.54 percent, to 2,065.53 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 41.29 points, or 0.82...

  • *China stocks surge at opening, close up 2-3 pct. In an extraordinary weekend of policy moves, brokerages and fund managers vowed to buy massive amounts of stocks, helped by China's state-backed margin finance company, which in turn would be aided by a direct line of liquidity from the central bank. Oliver Barron, China policy research analyst at NSBO, said it wasn't...

  • *Greece owes $3.5 bln bond payment to ECB on July 20. July 6- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Monday after Greece rejected debt bailout terms, throwing the future of the country's euro zone membership into further doubt. A new bailout deal is needed for Greece to meet a July 20 deadline to repay $3.9 billion of bonds to the ECB.

  • In this photo by Andy Wong, a man touches a bull statue on display outside a bank in Beijing, where the financial district has several statues investors see as good luck charms. The Shanghai stock market has tumbled by 27 percent from its June 12 peak, although its index edged up 2.4 percent on Monday following government actions to stem the plunge.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will meet in Paris in the afternoon. *Greece's finance minister quit and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said his government was ready to return immediately to negotiations with creditors in a bid to open shuttered banks. The Institute for Supply Management's services index data is...

  • *China bounces on Beijing support, Hong Kong hammered. LONDON, July 6- Emerging market stocks flirted with their biggest fall in two years on Monday as fears that Greece could be heading back to the drachma reached fever pitch, China remained volatile and Fed minutes this week kept U.S. rate jitters simmering. Most of the damage, however, had been done in Asia where...

  • *China stocks surge at opening, close up 2-3 pct. In an extraordinary weekend of policy moves, brokerages and fund managers vowed to buy massive amounts of stocks, helped by China's state-backed margin finance company, which in turn would be aided by a direct line of liquidity from the central bank. Oliver Barron, China policy research analyst at NSBO, said it wasn't...

  • Shares of some state companies including PetroChina Ltd., Asia's biggest oil producer, and China's four major state-owned commercial banks rose by close to 10 percent. Trading of almost 900 other companies— out of a total of 2,802 on exchanges in Shanghai and the southern city of Shenzhen— fell by the maximum 10 percent daily limit permitted by regulators,...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 1.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 1.7 pct. Italy's Unicredit and Intesa Sanpaolo both were down more than 3 percent. Spain's Santander, France's Societe Generale and Germany's Deutsche Bank all fell about 2.5 percent.

  • The Hang Seng index fell 3.2 percent, its largest drop since May 16, 2012, to 25,236.28. Hong Kong tracks global and regional markets, nearly all of which saw heavy selling after Greeks voted to reject conditions of a rescue package. Stocks in Hong Kong fell across the board, with the Growth Enterprise Market slumping over 14 percent.

  • *China stocks surge at opening, close up 2-3 pct. In an extraordinary weekend of policy moves, brokerages and fund managers vowed to buy massive amounts of stocks, helped by China's state-backed margin finance company, which in turn would be aided by a direct line of liquidity from the central bank. Oliver Barron, China policy research analyst at NSBO, said it wasn't...

  • MELBOURNE, July 6- London copper struck its weakest in more than four months on Monday as concerns deepened over the health of China and the euro zone economies. China stocks jumped 8 percent at the open before reversing direction to cut gains by half on Monday, after Beijing enacted an unprecedented series of policy moves to support the market in a bid to prevent a...