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  • *China shares have fallen nearly 30 pct from mid-June peak. SHANGHAI, July 3- Chinese stocks tumbled again on Friday, taking the week's losses to more than 10 percent, as the securities regulator said it was investigating suspected market manipulation amid increasingly desperate attempts by Beijing to head off a full-blown crash. The CSI300 index of the largest...

  • SHANGHAI, July 3- China stocks slumped again on Friday, taking their three-week tumble to nearly 30 percent and wiping out most of this year's gains. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 5.4 percent on Friday, to 3,885.92, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 5.8 percent, to 3,686.92 points. The remarks were quickly...

  • HONG KONG— World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend austerity referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as much as 7 percent as government market stabilization measures failed to reassure panicky investors. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 6,622.15. The government says a "No" vote will put it in a...

  • TOKYO, July 3- Japan's Nikkei share average inched up on Friday, paring earlier losses thanks to gains by banking sector shares and other large-caps, although caution ahead of a weekend Greek national vote limited overall action. Banking stocks rose across the board, lifted by a report that Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group will create targets this fall to reduce...

  • The rout in China's stock markets has wiped out trillions of dollars of market capitalization in Shanghai and Shenzhen's stock markets. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open down 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX up 0.2 percent, and France's CAC 40 or 0.3 percent higher. "Some of the stocks which have seen bubbly valuations in China have been the...

  • *CSI300 -2.4 pct; SSEC -3.3 pct; HSI -0.2 pct. SHANGHAI, July 3- China stocks slumped again on Friday, taking their three-week tumble to nearly 30 percent and wiping out most of this year's gains, prompting regulators to launch investigations into suspected market manipulation. said Fu Xuejun, strategist at Huarong Securities Co..

  • *China shares have fallen nearly 30 pct from mid-June peak. SHANGHAI, July 3- Chinese stocks fell again on Friday, as the securities regulator said it was investigating suspected market manipulation amid increasingly desperate attempts by Beijing to head off a full-blown crash. After a slump of nearly 30 percent in Chinese stocks since mid-June, the China...

  • HONG KONG, July 3- Asian stocks fell on Friday as China's stocks plunged and growing caution before Greece's weekend referendum prompted investors to cut risky bets, while disappointing U.S. employment data weighed on the dollar. The rout in China's stock markets has wiped out trillions of dollars of market capitalization in Shanghai and Shenzhen's stock...

  • *China shares have fallen more than 20 pct from mid-June peak. SHANGHAI, July 3- Chinese shares tumbled on Friday, after the country's securities market regulator said it had opened an investigation into suspected market manipulation as Beijing struggles to head off a full-blown crash that could damage an already slowing economy. The Shanghai benchmark had...

  • China equities slump more than 4 pct in early trade Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 9:46 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 3- China's major stock indices tumbled over 4 percent early Friday, following reports by official media that China's securities regulator was preparing to investigate possible market manipulation. The CSI 300 was down 4.2 percent at 3,935.9, while the Shanghai Composite was off 4.9 percent to 3721.9 as of 0144 GMT. Chinese stocks have lost more...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with a slight loss on Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended Independence Day weekend. Investors sold after the release of a downbeat report from the International Monetary Fund on Greece's finances as the country prepares for a Sunday vote on terms of its bailout. U.S. markets will be closed Friday.

  • *IMF warns Greece needs debt extension. July 2- U.S. stocks closed down slightly on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund warned Greece ahead of its Sunday referendum that it faces a huge financial hole, and mixed jobs data dampened the U.S. economic outlook. While the IMF was warning that Greece needed an extra 50 billion euros over the next three years to...

  • NEW YORK, July 2- U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund warned that Greece faces a financial hole ahead of its Sunday referendum, and as muted jobs data dampened the U.S. economic outlook. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 30.5 points, or 0.17 percent, to 17,727.41, the S&P 500 lost...

  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar index fell from a three-week high on Thursday as chances of a U.S. interest rate hike as soon as September took a hit following a weaker-than-expected U.S. payrolls report, while Wall Street and world stock markets also ticked down. Across the Atlantic, Greece was headed to a referendum on Sunday that...

  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar index fell from a three-week high on Thursday as chances of a U.S. interest rate hike as soon as September took a hit following a weaker-than-expected U.S. payrolls report, while Wall Street and world stock markets were slightly higher. Greece heads to a referendum on Sunday that could decide its...

  • China stocks plunge as market rout deepens Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investors bought at the opening of trading after a Labor Department report on job creation suggested the economy was improving, though not so fast as to raise the specter of inflation and higher interest rates.

  • July 2- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after data showed job growth slowed in June, indicating that the U.S. If anything, it buys the Fed a little more time before the first rate hike, "said Wilmer Stith, a fixed income portfolio manager at Wilmington Trust in Baltimore. The Fed has kept short-term rates near zero since December 2008, resulting in reduced borrowing costs...

  • July 2- U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday after data showed smaller-than-expected growth in U.S. jobs, reducing chances of an interest rate hike in September.

  • *Europe waits for Greek vote, Spain borrowing costs rise. *Gold also dips after U.S. payrolls. Gold fell too, hitting a 3-1/ 2 month low of $1,157 an ounce, while U.S. stock futures extended gains to point a 0.3-0.4 percent rise for the main Wall Street markets when they reopen.

  • LONDON, July 2- German utility stocks rose sharply on Thursday after plans for a coal levy were scrapped, outperforming a flat showing on other benchmark European equity indexes that remained dogged by concerns over Greece. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was also flat while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index slipped 0.1 percent.