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  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Japanese fund managers marginally trimmed their holdings of stocks in August, as a slide in global risk assets markets prompted them to raise holdings of safe-haven bonds, a Reuters survey found on Friday. Federal Reserve could delay hiking interest rates, "said Soichiro Monji, chief strategist at Daiwa SB Investments. The MSCI World Index tumbled...

  • *Asia stocks rise on Wall Street surge, upbeat US data. Wall Street rose sharply overnight thanks to revised U.S. gross domestic product data showing the economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter- a reassuring sign amid worries over deepening economic woes in China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.3...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 28- Taiwan stocks rose on Friday, amid widespread gains in regional markets and Wall Street. Concerns over a slowdown in China's economy gave way to cheer over an upward revision to U.S. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.504 to T $32.266 per U.S. dollar.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Japan's Nikkei share average surged more than 2 percent on Friday, helped by further gains on Wall Street after strong U.S. economic data buoyed sentiment that had been shaken by fears of a China- led global economic slowdown. Commodity-related stocks led the rally after oil prices rocketed overnight and other commodity prices soared, with trading...

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Asian shares extended a global rally on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data calmed sentiment shaken by days of turmoil in Chinese equities. Wall Street rose sharply overnight thanks to revised U.S. gross domestic product data showing the economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter- a reassuring sign amid worries over...

  • Aug 27- Wall Street rallied more than 2 percent on Thursday as strong U.S. economic data and hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely fueled optimism that the worst of recent market turmoil was over. "The worst is probably behind us but it's going to take a while before we get back to normal and we might still see some downward risk," said Scott Brown,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Most U.S. Treasuries prices were modestly lower on Thursday, as a rally on Wall Street and a surprisingly large upward revision on U.S. economic growth in the second quarter revived some bets the Federal Reserve would raise rates by year-end. The Commerce Department said U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 3.7 percent annual pace in the quarter...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Wall Street rallied in a volatile session on Thursday, fueled by optimism after strong U.S. economic data and by hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Stock around the world rallied on Thursday, shaking off a slump related to China growth fears, as strong U.S. economic data boosted investor sentiment and crude oil rebounded sharply. All three major U.S. indexes were up less than 1 percent in afternoon trade, trimming earlier gains, following share rebounds in China and Europe.

  • Aug 27- Wall Street rallied on Thursday as investors grew optimistic that the worst of recent market turmoil was over after strong U.S. economic data and hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely. The market had ended a 6- day losing streak on Wednesday after New York Fed President William Dudley said the case for a September hike was "less...

  • LONDON, Aug 27- Copper and other base metals jumped on Thursday after comments by U.S. Federal Reserve officials helped calm global markets, including hard-hit stocks in top metals consumer China. Equities rallied around the world on Thursday following comments by two Federal Reserve officials that prompted investors to push back forecasts for U.S. rate...

  • *Eyes on central banker meeting in Jackson Hole. NEW YORK, Aug 27- Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday, helped by strong U.S. economic data and after a U.S. "The bounce in Wall Street and stabilization in Asia are causing the market to rally back," said Clairinvest fund manager Ion-Marc Valahu.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St extends gains, helped by GDP data Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 10:06 AM ET

    *Second-qtr GDP rose 3.7 pct vs earlier reading of 2.3 pct. Aug 27- U.S. stocks rose sharply on Thursday, a day after posting their biggest one-day gain in four years, as data showed the U.S. economy grew faster in the second quarter than initially thought. While strong data points to increased chances of an interest rate hike in September, some investors said the...

  • Aug 27- U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Thursday, a day after Wall Street posted its biggest one-day gain in four years. *Stocks soared on Wednesday after New York Fed President William Dudley said the case for a September rate hike seemed "less compelling" than before. *Dudley's dovish comments came a day before many of the world's top central bankers gather...

  • *Stocks rise after Wall Street rally. LONDON, Aug 27- The yen nursed losses against the dollar on Thursday as calm returned to currency markets with gains in global equities, including a 5 percent jump in Shanghai, underpinning risk sentiment and sapping demand for safe haven currencies. Traders said any upward revision to second-quarter growth data out of the...

  • WRAPUP 2-China stocks jump on U.S. rally, yuan edges up Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 5:09 AM ET

    *China indexes had lost more than 20 pct in days. *China tycoon says should give up "fantasy" of 7-8 pct growth. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, Aug 27- China's turbulent stock markets rose sharply on Thursday, helped by a strong rebound on Wall Street on expectations that the U.S.

  • UPDATE 4-Oil prices rise more than $1 as equities rally Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 5:07 AM ET

    *Global stock markets rise on Asia, Wall Street rally. LONDON, Aug 27- Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Thursday after a rally in equity markets and an unexpected fall in U.S. crude inventories, but worries over the health of the Chinese economy and a global oil glut kept the outlook uncertain. Front-month Brent, the global oil benchmark, was up $1.50 at $44.64 a...

  • LONDON, Aug 27- Stocks rose around the world on Thursday, following the biggest gains on Wall Street in four years, after a U.S. Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40 and Britain's FTSE 100 were all up more then 2 percent. "Financial market volatility has increased the likelihood that the first Fed hike will occur later than the September meeting," said Angela Hsieh at...

  • Hong Kong shares bounce on Wall Street, mainland rally Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 4:11 AM ET

    Aug 27- Hong Kong stocks posted its biggest one-day percentage gain since July 9 on Thursday, taking cues from sharp rallies on the Wall Street and in mainland China. The Hang Seng index rose 3.6 percent, to 21,838.54, while the China Enterprises Index gained 4.6 percent, to 9,863.61 points. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were CCT...

  • FOREX-Yen nurses losses as stocks rally cheers mood Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:56 AM ET

    *Stocks rise after Wall Street rally. LONDON, Aug 27- The yen nursed losses against the dollar on Thursday as calm returned to currency markets with gains in global stock markets, including a 5 percent jump in Shanghai, underpinning risk sentiment and sapping demand for safe haven currencies. Traders said any upward revision to second-quarter growth data out of...