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  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. TOKYO, Sept 1- Asian shares fell on Tuesday and the dollar struggled after twin surveys showed China's manufacturing sector in the grip of its worst slump in several years, raising fresh fears about the health of its economy. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.7 in August from the...

  • *China manufacturing activity, share market moves in focus. TOKYO, Sept 1- Asian shares were skittish in early on Tuesday after logging their worst month in three years and the dollar struggled as investors braced for data from China that could raise fresh fears about the health of its economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up...

  • *S&P 500 posts biggest monthly percentage drop since May 2012. The S&P 500 registered its biggest monthly percentage drop since May 2012 after being pummeled in the past two weeks on concerns about slowing growth in China. "If they move in September, it's going to cast a lot of doubt about where they will stop," said Stephen Massocca, chief investment officer at...

  • Stocks fell moderately on Monday, as a spike in crude oil prices helped offset steeper declines. The Standard& Poor's 500 index ended August down 6.3 percent, its worst showing since May 2012. The Dow fell 114.98 points, or 0.7 percent, to 16,528.03.

  • Aug 31- Wall Street ended lower on Monday and wrapped up its worst month since 2012 after a senior Federal Reserve official heightened fears among investors of a potential U.S. interest hike in September. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Saturday said U.S. inflation would likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- Wall Street ended lower on Monday after a senior Federal Reserve official added to fears among investors of a U.S. interest hike in September. The S&P 500 registered its biggest monthly percentage drop since May 2012. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 114.98 points on the day, or 0.69 percent, to 16,528.03, the...

  • *China worries, Fed outlook spook investors. NEW YORK, Aug 31- World stock indexes fell on Monday amid persistent investor concerns about slowing growth in China and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates, while oil prices rallied. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said in a speech at the annual Jackson Hole, Wyoming, central bankers' symposium that U.S....

  • Aug 31- Wall Street was lower on Monday afternoon as investors worried that the Federal Reserve may start raising interest rates in September, although a rally in oil boosted energy stocks. The market was poised for its worst monthly drop over three years after being pummeled in the past two weeks due to worries about the health of China's economy and the timing...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street pared some of their early losses in afternoon trading on Monday as energy stocks gained after oil prices rallied sharply. The S&P energy index reversed course and was up 1.05 percent- on track for its best four-day gain in seven years- boosted by ConocoPhillips, Schlumberger and Phillips 66.. Still, Wall Street was poised for its worst monthly...

  • *China worries, Fed outlook spook investors. NEW YORK, Aug 31- World stock indexes edged lower on Monday amid persistent investor concerns about slowing growth in China and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates, while oil prices rallied. Oil was up more than $2 a barrel, rebounding from early losses, as data showed contracting U.S. production and OPEC...

  • Aug 31- U.S. stocks were poised for their worst monthly drop in more than three years on worries about the health of China's economy and the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. All three major indexes slipped more than 1 percent on Monday after weekend comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike in...

  • Fears about a slowdown in China's economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this month. The move, an effort to boost China's economy, seemed to have the opposite effect. Global investors interpreted the decision as a sign that China's economy, the second-largest in the world, was growing more...

  • *China worries, Fed outlook spook investors. NEW YORK, Aug 31- World stock indexes fell while oil prices dropped on Monday amid persistent investor concerns about slowing growth in China and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said in a speech at the annual Jackson Hole, Wyoming, central bankers' symposium that U.S....

  • Aug 31- Wall Street opened the week in the red after comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer over the weekend appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike in September. U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest rates gradually, Fischer said at the global central banking...

  • Aug 31- U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday after weekend comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer appeared to keep the possibility of a September rate hike alive.

  • *UK stock market closed for holiday. LONDON, Aug 31- European shares fell on Monday, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their weakest month for four years, hit by sliding Chinese stocks and prospects of a near-term U.S. interest rate increase. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index fell 1 percent going into the close of the trading session, while...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street was set to open lower on Monday after weekend comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike in September. U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest rates gradually, Fischer said at the global central banking conference in...

  • *Europe shares head for worst month in four years. *China worries, Fed outlook spook investors. LONDON, Aug 31- Stocks in Europe fell on Monday, heading for their worst monthly losses in four years amid persistent investor concerns about slowing growth in China and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates.

  • *Weekend comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike next month. *U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest rates gradually, Fischer told CNBC at the global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. *Fischer's comments suggest...

  • *UK stock market closed for holiday. LONDON, Aug 31- European shares fell on Monday, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their weakest month for four years, hit by sliding Chinese stocks and prospects of a near-term U.S. interest rate increase. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index fell 0.8 percent going into the middle of the trading session,...