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Stocks bounced off their worst levels in the final minutes but still finished slightly lower in choppy trading Tuesday as investors hesitated to jump in amid ongoing concerns about the Federal Reserve's plans to scale back its bond-buying program and reports of political turmoil in Egypt.
European shares recovered slightly Tuesday to close narrowly lower, as worrying euro zone signals gave way to better-than-expected U.S. factory orders.
New orders for US factory goods rose for a second straight month in May, adding to tentative signs of stabilization in manufacturing after a recent slowdown.
The Federal Reserve Board is ratcheting up the amount of capital U.S. banks will need to hold. In a final draft rule that the Fed will vote on in an open meeting today.
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Asian stocks closed mostly higher on Tuesday with Australia's benchmark S&P ASX 200 leading gains by 2.6 percent after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) maintained its easing bias.
The RBA kept interest rates unchanged at a record low 2.75 percent on Tuesday, in line with expectations that a weaker Australian dollar would prevent them from making a cut.
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Stocks eased off their best levels but still kicked off the first day of the third quarter with a modest rally, boosted by a pair of better-than-expected economic reports.
European shares closed higher on Monday, shadowing gains on Wall Street, where the Dow bounced above the psychologically important 15,000 level.
US manufacturing activity grew in June behind a pickup in new orders and stronger production while a separate report showed that spending on residential housing rose.
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China formally launched on Monday an investigation into whether Europe is unfairly subsidizing and dumping its wines in the Chinese market, potentially adding to trade frictions between the world's second-largest economy and its biggest trade partner.
Manufacturing output in the euro zone improved in June to a 16-month high, a sign that the economy was stabilizing, albeit slowly. But the readings for individual countries revealed a more mixed picture.
Asian stock markets ended mixed in a choppy session on Monday after factory activity in China confirmed fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy while pessimism over a withdrawal of U.S. stimulus also hurt sentiment.
The continued decline in China's manufacturing activity highlights the risk the world's second largest economy now poses to global growth, experts told CNBC.
Sentiment among Japanese manufacturers moved into positive territory for the first time in two years in the three months to June on Monday.
The Dow and S&P 500 finished near session lows as investors were reluctant to jump in following a three-day rally, but major averages still capped the volatile quarter with gains.
European shares closed lower on Friday, as investors traded cautiously on the last day of the second quarter.