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  • China's already-volatile benchmark stock index, with a combined market capitalisation of $4.6 trillion, has lost 10 percent in the last two days of trade. "Typically, equity markets do have a high correlation to quarterly GDP growth," Deutsche Bank strategist Michael Lewis said. Brent was down 72 cents at $52.75 a barrel by 1054 GMT, having hit a session low of...

  • LONDON, July 28- Emerging stocks languished near a two-year low on Tuesday after Chinese shares took another beating while currencies, mired around multi-year lows, were pulled in different directions by the rising dollar and falling oil prices. MSCI's emerging market stock index was flat after Chinese shares closed down 1.7 percent with Beijing scrambling...

  • BEIJING— A timeline of government measures aiming at curbing a slide in share prices after China's main market index peaked June 12 and fell sharply in the following weeks:. June 27: Beijing announces a surprise interest rate cut— its fourth since November— in what market analysts say is a move to reassure investors recent changes in bank regulators are not aimed...

  • BEIJING— China's stock market tumbled this week despite a massive government intervention aimed at halting a slide in prices that began last month. But on Monday the sell-off resumed, with the Shanghai index suffering a drop of 8.5 percent, its biggest daily fall since February 2007. But even with the new additions, a survey by Southwestern University of Finance...

  • China's already-volatile benchmark stock index, with a combined market capitalisation of $4.6 trillion, has lost 10 percent in the last two days of trade. "Typically, equity markets do have a high correlation to quarterly GDP growth," Deutsche Bank strategist Michael Lewis said. Brent had fallen 78 cents to $52.69 a barrel by 0821 GMT, having hit a session low of...

  • *European, U.S. stocks shrug off China fall. Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40 and Britain's FTSE 100 were all up around 0.5 percent too, while S&P futures pointed to similar gains at the open on Wall Street. Earlier, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ended the day 0.2 percent higher after falling nearly 1 percent early on, touching its lowest...

  • HONG KONG, July 28- Hong Kong blue chip stocks rose on Tuesday, bucking falls for mainland shares, on hopes for a stabilizing China market as Beijing hinted at further monetary easing. The Hang Seng Index, which touched a three-week low early Tuesday, rose 0.6 percent, its biggest daily gain since July 17, to 24,503.94. China Eastern Airlines' Hong Kong shares dropped...

  • SHANGHAI, July 28- Chinese shares fell on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a stock market whose wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second biggest economy. But despite those moves, aimed at bolstering the confidence of the ordinary investors who dominate China's equity markets, the CSI300 index...

  • HONG KONG, July 28- China stocks ended lower in a volatile session on Tuesday, even as Beijing pledged to lend further support after stocks sank 8 percent in the previous session, raising concerns about financial stability in the world's second-biggest economy. "Instead of jumping in to buy stocks, investors liquidated their positions and took to the sidelines...

  • TOKYO, July 28- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Tuesday in volatile trade after crawling back from a more than two-week low hit earlier in the session as Chinese shares pared losses. In the morning, it fell to as low as 20,070.62, the lowest level since July 13. At 0600 GMT, the CSI300 index was down 0.1 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index shed 1.4...

  • HONG KONG, July 28- Asian stocks rose from the day's lows on Tuesday as Chinese shares see-sawed after Beijing scrambled to prop them up while some investors took shelter from market volatility in safe-haven assets such as government bonds and the Japanese yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent on the day after...

  • TOKYO, July 28- Japan's Nikkei share average rebounded on Tuesday afternoon, recovering from a more than two-week low hit earlier in the session as Chinese shares pared losses. The Nikkei share average rose 0.1 percent in the afternoon after falling to as low as 20,070.62 in morning trade, the lowest level since July 13. The CSI300 index was down 1.0 percent, while...

  • BEIJING— Chinese stocks fell further Tuesday after suffering their biggest drop in eight years the previous day while most other Asian markets declined and Europe rose. In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.9 percent at 11,150.48 and France's CAC-40 gained 0.8 percent to 4,967.18. CHINA'S PLUNGE: The Shanghai index fell 8.5 percent on Monday, its biggest one-day...

  • *China Eastern Airlines falls after Delta agrees to buy stake. HONG KONG, July 28- China stocks were lower by midday on Tuesday, in volatile conditions, even as Beijing pledged to lend further support after stocks sank 8 percent in the previous session, raising concerns about stability in the world's second-biggest economy. They prefer to stay away from the market...

  • TOKYO, July 28- The benchmark Japanese government bond yield slipped to an eight-week trough on Tuesday on flight-to-quality spurred by a global retreat in equities, although market wariness towards driving yields too low kept the decline shallow. Stock markets sank globally after Shanghai stocks on Monday marked their biggest fall since 2007, deepening...

  • TAIPEI, July 28- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday, recovering somewhat from a steep fall in the previous session spurred by huge losses in Chinese markets. Optoelectronics also saw significant gains, rising 3.38 percent and led by world's No.4 flat-panel maker AU Optronics Corp, up 4.57 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.063 to T $31.497 per U.S. dollar.

  • TOKYO, July 28- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a more than two-week low on Tuesday as investors worried that a fresh rout in Chinese shares would damage China's economy and as commodity prices tumbled. The dollar was under pressure as China jitters spurred flows into safe haven assets such as the yen, while commodities including oil and copper weakened...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent in early deals, its lowest level since July 9 as mainland Chinese indexes opened 2- 5 percent lower. Since hitting a peak in early June, Chinese shares have gone through a roller-coaster ride with main China indexes falling by a third in less than a month before rebounding by a quarter,...

  • SHANGHAI, July 28- China stocks slumped further on Tuesday morning after their worst single-day drop in more than eight years in the previous session, shrugging off Beijing's promises of more support for the market. China CSI300 stock index futures for August pointed to further losses, falling 3.3 percent to 3,635.6, or 63.10 points below the current value of...

  • MELBOURNE, July 28- London copper edged up on Tuesday, after sliding to six-year lows in the previous session, as China pledged to halt a stockmarket rout that has unnerved investors and undermined the prospect for metals. *China said on Monday it was prepared to buy shares to stabilize the stock market and avert "systemic risks," after major indices plunged more...