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  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 8- Mexico's peso sank on Monday and stocks fell, dragged down by fears of a global economic slowdown and a drop in the price of oil, a key export for Latin America's second-largest economy. Mexico's peso tumbled more than 1 percent to 18.6750 per dollar, slumping for a third straight day toward a recently set record low of 18.80 per greenback.

  • *U.S. banks follow European peers lower. Feb 8- U.S. stocks dropped on Monday as concern over global growth hit banks and other economically sensitive shares, although a late rally in energy shares left the market well above its lows of the day. It is down more than 20 percent from its July 2015 high, confirming the sector is in the grip of a bear market.

  • U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Monday following a steep sell-off in materials, financials and technology stocks. The market pared its losses by the end of the day but still ended down for the second day in a row. The Nasdaq composite index closed almost 20 percent below its record high last year.

  • *U.S. banks follow European peers lower. Feb 8- U.S. stocks dropped on Monday as concern over global growth hit banks and other economically sensitive shares, but a late rally in energy shares left the market well above its lows of the day. I think that's what financials are reflecting- that their net interest margins are going to be further compressed under...

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as banking, energy and consumer stocks lost ground, pressured by a broader sell off in European and U.S. stocks amid worries over global growth and the health of the financial sector. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 228.59 points, or 1.79 percent, at 12,535.40...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- U.S. stocks dropped on Monday as concern over global growth hit banks and other economically sensitive shares, but a late rally in energy shares left the market well off its lows of the day.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- U.S. Treasuries have notably become a clear beneficiary of that risk-off tone, "said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York. Investors noted data showing that China's foreign reserves fell for a third consecutive month in January as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and stem capital outflows.

  • *U.S. banks follow European peers lower. Feb 8- U.S. stocks added to losses in late Monday trading in a broad selloff that drove financial, tech, consumer and materials indexes down more than 3 percent amid persistent fears of a global slowdown. "When you see selling this broad and nondiscriminant, when everything is being sold, it tends to end when it just exhausts...

  • Feb 8- Wall Street sank sharply on Monday as financial stocks sold off amid worries about interest rates and investors backed off from richly valued tech and consumer stocks amid persistent fears of a global slowdown. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 2.5 percent to its lowest since October 2014, weighed down by Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, stocks...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 8- European shares closed at their lowest level in more than two years on Monday with investor concerns over the health of the region's banks compounding worries over slowing global growth. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed down 3.4 percent at 1,239.68 points, its lowest since October 2013. Shares in Deutsche Bank fell 9.5...

  • *S&P financial index falls about 3 pct. NEW YORK, Feb 8- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled on Monday, led by banking stocks in Europe and technology stocks on Wall Street on persisting fears of a global economic slowdown, while benchmark 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest in a year on demand for assets deemed less risky. Wall Street continued Friday's...

  • Feb 8- Shares of companies offering data analytics and cloud services, including Tableau Software Inc, fell sharply again on Monday amid worries that their customers were cutting spending. Tableau shares fell another 10 percent to $37.28. RBC Capital Markets analysts asked in a research note.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- U.S. "Weakness in global equities is adding pressure on Treasuries," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. Investors concerned about slowing growth noted data showing China's foreign reserves fell for a third consecutive month in January as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan...

  • *U.S. crude falls below $30 per barrel. Feb 8- Wall Street was deep in the red on Monday, as technology stocks extended a selloff from Friday and U.S. crude oil slipped below $30 per barrel, sending investors scurrying for cover to safe-haven assets. "Equities are in a' go-nowhere-fast' mode, with a downward bias in the near term," said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 8- European shares touched a 16- month low on Monday with investors rattled over a slowdown in global economic growth and newly concerned about the region's banking sector. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 3.1 percent at 1,243.21 points by 1521 GMT, its lowest level since October 2014. Shares in Deutsche Bank fell 6.5 percent,...

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as heavyweight banking and energy stocks lost ground, offsetting gains among gold miners. Oil prices fell as a meeting of producing countries Saudi Arabia and Venezuela showed few signs that steps would be taken to deal with a supply overhang. At 10:17 a.m. EST, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX...

  • ATHENS/ LONDON, Feb 8- Greece's main equity index fell to its lowest level in more than 25 years, with bank shares touching record lows, driven by political uncertainty and concerns about Europe's financial sector. Greece's finance minister said on Monday that the country expected the review of its bailout performance to resume next week and conclude two weeks...

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as weaker crude oil prices and a broader sell-off in risky assets weighed on energy and financial stocks, overshadowing gains for gold stocks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 127.35 points, or 1.00 percent, at 12,636.64, shortly after the open. Nine of the index's 10 main groups...

  • Feb 8- U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday as technology stocks continued to drag and oil prices fell, amid fears of a global economic slowdown deepening.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 index falls 2.5 percent. LONDON, Feb 8- European equities fell to a 16- month low on Monday, extending the previous week's hefty losses, with cyclical sectors such as banking and automobiles bearing the brunt of a broader sell-off. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares fell 2.5 percent to 1,250 points by 1252 GMT, its lowest intraday...