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  • *Hong Kong heartened by US employment data. SHANGHAI, Dec 8- China stocks rose on Monday, shrugging off weak trade data and extending a policy-fueled rally that as repeatedly set records for turnover. "Some profit-taking pressure will probably surface before the breaching 3,000 points," said Du Changchun, analyst at Northeast Securities in Shanghai.

  • TOKYO, Dec 8- Asian stocks stood firm and the dollar notched fresh seven-year highs against the yen on Monday after much stronger-than-expected jobs data underlined the strength of the U.S. economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was unchanged. Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.3 percent, poking above 18,000 for the first time since July 2007.

  • ZURICH, Dec 7- Sudden swings in financial markets recently suggest they are becoming increasingly sensitive to unexpected events, the global organisation of central banks said on Sunday, warning "more than a quantum of fragility" underlies the current bullish mood. MSCI's all-country world stock index is hovering around multi-year highs after rebounding...

  • *Nov jobs report comes in well ahead of expectations. NEW YORK, Dec 5- The Dow and S&P 500 closed a seventh straight weekly advance on Friday as a better-than-expected jobs report indicated strong economic growth, but perhaps to the point where interest rates could rise sooner than previously anticipated. Ronald Sanchez, chief investment officer of Fiduciary...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs and closed out a seventh straight weekly advance on Friday as a strong jobs report indicated healthy economic growth, but perhaps to the point where interest rates could rise sooner than previously anticipated.

  • *U.S. stocks rise on payrolls; MSCI global index edges up. NEW YORK, Dec 5- An unusually strong U.S. jobs report lifted the dollar to a five-and-a-half-year high against a basket of currencies on Friday and drove stocks higher, led by financial shares. "It is unequivocally bullish on the U.S. economy," said Anthony Valeri, fixed-income strategist at LPL Financial in San...

  • *Nov jobs report comes in well ahead of expectations. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 on track for their seventh straight weekly advance after the November jobs report came in much stronger than anticipated, boosting banks and other sectors tied to the pace of growth. Bank of America rose 2.8 percent to $17.70 while Goldman Sachs was...

  • *Germany's DAX ends at record close of 10,087.12 points. PARIS, Dec 5- European stocks rallied on Friday, with Germany's DAX hitting a record closing high, boosted by data showing U.S. employers took on the most workers for nearly three years in November. Germany's DAX surged 2.4 percent, ending at a record closing high of 10,087.12 points.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 5- The rouble defied falling oil prices to firm on Friday, buoyed by what traders said were sizeable interventions by the central bank after President Vladimir Putin gave instructions to deal with "speculators" he blames for weakening the currency. Russian stocks fell heavily, however, weighed down by oil prices falling further below $70 per barrel.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stocks rose at the open on Friday after November payrolls came in much stronger than anticipated as financials rose on heightened expectations a rate hike from the Federal Reserve may come sooner than previously thought.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stock index futures were mixed in volatile trading on Friday after November payrolls came in much stronger than anticipated, raising expectations a rate hike from the Federal Reserve may come sooner than previously thought. The U.S. dollar strengthened across the board and short-term interest-rate futures traders were pricing in the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday ahead of the key employment report for November, which investors awaited for clues on the strength of the world's largest economy and the next policy move from the Federal Reserve. *Data on durable goods and factory orders are both due shortly after trading begins on Wall Street. *American Eagle...

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 0.7 percent, to 3,124.88 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.3 percent, to 2,937.65 points. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Bank of China, up 4.5 percent to 3.693. 60 yuan; Agricultural Bank of China, up 8.85 percent to 3.323. 18 yuan and Minsheng Bank, up 1.11...

  • TOKYO, Dec 5- Japanese stocks edged up on Friday as the weakening yen boosted exporters' shares, helping reverse slim losses in the morning session. Exporter Nissan Motor Co Ltd rose 1.3 percent and Panasonic gained 0.6 percent. Large-cap Fanuc Corp added 1.2 percent, accounting for nearly one-third of the Nikkei's net point gains.

  • The Nasdaq-style ChiNext Composite Index of mostly high tech startups listed in Shenzhen slumped 3.3 percent. "There is strong profit-taking pressure, with the index set to hit 3,000 points and after such a big jump," said Zhang Yanbin, analyst at Zheshang Securities in Shanghai. Haitong Securities, Hong Yuan Securities and Southwest Securities rose their 10...

  • TOKYO, Dec 5- Japanese stocks remained near 7-1/ 2 year highs on Friday as optimism on the U.S. economy helped investors shrug off a delay to hoped-for eurozone easing. The Nikkei benchmark slipped 0.3 percent to 17,832.32 by 0137 GMT, after hitting its highest since July 2007 on Thursday. Market participants pointed to economic resilience in the United States- a...

  • TOKYO, Dec 5- Asian shares edged higher in early trade on Friday, while the dollar marked time ahead of the key U.S. jobs report later in the session that could help it retake ground lost to the euro overnight. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.1 percent, but on track for a weekly loss of 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei stock average...

  • *Microsoft rises, limiting the market's decline. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi brushed off pressure for more immediate monetary policy action but said the issue would be addressed early next year. "I wasn't expecting much from the ECB, which doesn't want to paint itself into a corner,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks ended lower on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi brushed off pressure for more immediate monetary policy action, but equities ended off their lows as he said the issue would be addressed early next year.

  • *Euro zone shares slide, but Wall Street subdued. NEW YORK, Dec 4- The euro rebounded and bond yields in the euro zone bounced off record lows on Thursday, after the European Central Bank put off until next year a decision about whether to increase economic stimulus, leaving investors uncertain. Stocks in the euro zone fell more than 1 percent and MSCI's measure of...