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  • *Respite may be brief as China on a holiday break. TOKYO, Sept 3- Asian shares struggled to recover on Thursday with volatility remaining high, while emerging economy and commodity-linked currencies softened as investors worried about the global repercussions of slower growth in China. Japan's Nikkei rose for the first time in four days, gaining 1.4 percent,...

  • TOKYO, Sept 3- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for the first time in four days on Thursday as gains on Wall Street boosted sentiment and bargain hunters flocked to recently battered stocks. Traders said global markets were getting some respite from worries about China, as markets there are closed on Thursday and Friday for ceremonies to mark the end of World...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 3- U.S. crude futures dipped below $46 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday after a rise in U.S. crude stocks and a stronger dollar weighed on prices, although a rebound on Wall Street put a floor under prices. Public holidays in China and Hong Kong on Thursday are likely to keep markets subdued. *U.S. crude for October delivery fell 30 cents to $45.95...

  • TOKYO, Sept 3- The price of shares and other risk assets staged a tentative recovery in early Asian trade on Thursday though volatility remained high as investors fretted over global economic health. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent, hovering about 2.8 percent above the three-year low hit last week, while Japan's...

  • *ECB policy meeting awaited for cues, China markets closed. TOKYO, Sept 3- The dollar climbed against the euro and yen on Thursday as global investors tentatively stepped back into riskier equities, tempering the recent rush to unwind carry trades that had boosted the single currency and the Japanese unit. Global stock indexes rose on Wednesday, helped by reports...

  • Fears the China growth woes could knock the global economy have spread turmoil in world financial markets, toppling the benchmark MSCI Asia Pacific ex- Japan index 16 percent this year. But the turbulence hides opportunities, some funds say, with Credit Suisse estimating net selling in emerging Asia ex- China reached a whopping $19.8 billion in the three months...

  • Sept 2- Wall Street rose on Wednesday in a volatile session as investors weighed the impact of a stumbling Chinese economy and global market turmoil on the U.S. Federal Reserve's impending decision about when to raise interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 293.9 points, or 1.83 percent, to 16,352.25, the S&P 500 gained 35.05 points, or 1.83 percent,...

  • *Tech stock lead gainers, Netflix hit by short-sell call. *Ambarella's forecast drags on stock and GoPro. Wall Street had closed sharply lower on Tuesday, with concerns about China's economy pushing major indexes down almost 3 percent and intensifying fears of a long-term selloff.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Global stock indexes rose on Wednesday, drawing support from reports of brokerage measures in China to invigorate the country's battered markets, while oil recovered from earlier losses to trade near flat. The news stabilized global markets and soothed concerns that slowing growth in China will hurt the global economy. "Possible actions by...

  • *Ambarella's forecast drags on stock and GoPro. *Navistar falls on possibility of SEC lawsuit. However, Netflix fell 3 percent after Citron Research recommended a short call on the stock.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose unexpectedly last week as refinery throughput fell for a fourth week and imports jumped, while gasoline stocks fell, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday. October crude was down $1.22 at $44.19 a barrel at 11:05 a.m. EDT, having swung from $43.71 to $46.32. Brent October crude was down...

  • Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China. Tax preparation company H&R Block was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500, rising $2.47, or 7.5 percent, to $35.42. The market has been bouncing around sharply the last few weeks following signs of weakness in China and uncertainty over when the...

  • Sept 2- U.S. stocks opened up almost 1 percent on Wednesday, rebounding from steep losses a day earlier, after fresh intervention from China to support its markets helped calm jittery investors and oil prices reversed course to trade higher.

  • *Ambarella falls as Q3 revenue forecast misses expectations. *Navistar falls on possibility of SEC lawsuit. Sept 2- U.S. stock futures pared some gains on Wednesday, but kept Wall Street on track to open higher, after weaker-than-expected private U.S. jobs data, raising the odds that the Federal Reserve would not raise interest rates this month.

  • Sept 2- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after fresh intervention from China to support its markets helped calm jittery investors, and ahead of U.S. private employment data. *Wall Street closed sharply lower on Tuesday, with renewed concerns about China's economy pushing major indexes down almost 3 percent and intensifying fears of a long-term...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Emerging equities fell for the third day running on Wednesday, approaching six-year lows on deepening concerns about global growth, as oil price weakness fuelled another drop in the Russian rouble. Chinese mainland shares bounced off early losses after a range of brokerages pledged additional funds to buy shares while Hong Kong shares fell 1...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Fresh government intervention to support China's jittery markets and bets on a more dovish stance from central bankers provided limited respite from a stock market sell-off on Wednesday as oil resumed its fall. European equities gave up early gains, with commodities stocks the hardest hit, as U.S. crude fell more than $1 to $44.39 a barrel.

  • Sept 2- Hong Kong's benchmark stock index fell 1.2 percent on Wednesday to close at its lowest level in two years as China's markets continued to wobble. The Hang Seng index fell 250 points to 20,934.94, its lowest close since July, 2013. The China Enterprises Index lost 1.6 percent, to 9,301.32 points. Air China jumped as much as 7 percent before giving up much of its...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- The dollar rose on Wednesday as fragile global stock markets stabilised, taking the heat out of a rush to unwind carry trades that boosted the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro in recent weeks. The dollar was up 0.6 percent at 120.10 yen, rising from a low of 119.225 yen as European stock markets rose and U.S. stock futures were almost 1 percent...

  • Q&A: What are the signs of a 'bear market' for stocks Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    The stock market's sharp downturn in recent weeks has pulled the three major U.S. stock indexes into what is known as a "correction." A correction is a Wall Street term for when an index like the Standard& Poor's 500, the Dow Jones industrial average, or even an individual stock, falls 10 percent or more from a recent high. The Dow fell 469.68 points Tuesday to 16,058.35,...