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  • 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...

  • The stock market's sharp downturn in recent weeks has pulled the three major stocks 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 index, 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...

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday as concerns about China's cooling economy and further losses in Chinese stock markets demoralized investors, wiping out early gains. Daio Paper Corp. lost 17.9 percent, dragging down the Topix paper subindex after announcing it will issue 30 billion yen worth of euro-yen denominated convertible bond shares,...

  • KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.1 percent at 6,062 while Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 10,038. France's CAC-40 was 0.2 percent higher at 4,552. Wall Street was poised for a solid opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.5 percent. CHINA TRADING: The Shanghai market remained the focus across...

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- The dollar bounced to cut steep losses versus the yen on Wednesday as Tokyo shares rebounded after sharp losses, dulling demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency for the time being. The dollar was up 0.7 percent at 120.175 yen, hoisted up from a low of 119.225 as Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.8 percent following the previous day's 3.8 percent tumble.

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- Japanese stocks rose in volatile trade on Wednesday morning as investors picked up bargains, although sentiment remained fragile as lingering concerns about China's economy dented global equities. Gains were led by futures buying, which lifted index-heavy stocks such as Fast Retailing Co and Fanuc Corp, up 2.7 percent and 2.9 percent,...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 2- China's major stock indexes opened down on Wednesday, despite pledges by a number of brokerages to increase their stock invesment to support the market. China CSI300 stock index futures for September fell 2.1 percent, to 2,944.2, 291.12 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was down 1.0 percent, to...

  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. NEW YORK, Sept 1- World stock indexes and oil prices slumped on Tuesday as weak Chinese data fueled worries about a slowdown in its economy, the world's second biggest, and sparked more market turmoil. The moves followed a stormy week that left investors concerned about further market losses due to slowing...

  • TORONTO, Sept 1- Canada's main stock index fell 2.7 percent on Tuesday, in a broad retreat led by financial and energy stocks as oil prices slumped, weak Chinese data renewed fears of slowing growth, and Canada officially slipped into recession. Canada's energy sector, a major force on the index, dropped 4.6 percent as crude tumbled after a three-day rally.

  • Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The Dow fell 469.68 points, or 2.8 percent, to 16,058.35. The Standard& Poor's 500 index dropped 58.33 points, or 3 percent, to 1,913.85.

  • Sept 1- Wall Street shares fell close to 3.0 percent on Tuesday, pushing all three major U.S. indexes firmly into losses for the year after weak data from China intensified fears that a stumble in the world's second-largest economy will hobble global growth.

  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. NEW YORK, Sept 1- World stock indexes and commodities slumped on Tuesday as weak Chinese data revived fears about the effect of China's economic health on the global economy and fueled more market turmoil. The moves followed a stormy week in the markets, when investors became increasingly concerned...

  • *Netflix down on report of Apple mulling original shows. Sept 1- Wall Street slumped more than 2 percent on Tuesday, pushing all three major U.S. indexes into losses for the year after weak data from China added to fears that a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy will constrain global growth. "It's general risk aversion manifesting itself after a really...

  • *China factory activity shrinks at fastest pace in 3 years. NEW YORK, Sept 1- World stock indexes and commodities dropped on Tuesday as weak Chinese data revived fears about the effect of China's economic health on the global economy and fueled more market turmoil. On Tuesday, surveys showed China's manufacturing sector shrinking at its fastest pace in three...

  • TORONTO, Sept 1- Canada's main stock index fell more than 2 percent on Tuesday as the latest disappointing economic data from China spurred another round of selling in global markets and sent commodity prices lower. "A correction is never easy," said Michael Sprung, president at Sprung& Co. Investment Counsel. The most influential decliners on the index included...

  • *Netflix down on report of Apple mulling original shows. Sept 1- Wall Street slumped on Tuesday, pushing all three major indexes into negative territory for the year, after weak factory data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy and its effect on global growth. The weak China data pushed down oil prices more than 4 percent,...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- European equities fell sharply on Tuesday, with miners slumping after weak manufacturing data from China again raised concerns over the economic health of the world's biggest metals consuming country. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 2.9 percent at 1,390.50 points by 1428 GMT, with basic resources stocks plummeting...

  • *Netflix down on report of Apple mulling original shows. Sept 1- Wall Street opened sharply lower on Tuesday after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy and its effect on global growth. "The PMI was below 50, which is a psychologically important level and puts into real focus the fact that China is contracting,"...

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