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  • *Stock indexes extend decline to third straight day. *Index of top European shares hits lowest since Sept' 13. NEW YORK, Feb 9- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled for the third straight session on Tuesday on fears of slowing global growth, with particular concern around the health of the banking sector, while benchmark U.S.

  • *Oil prices reverse course to trade lower. Feb 9- Wall Street bounced between gains and losses in choppy trading on Tuesday, as a decline in energy and financial sectors offset gains in materials and technology stocks. "We're starting to feel some of the knock on effects from energy and distress in those markets," said Steven Baffico, chief executive officer at Four...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- U.S. "There's a broad array of factors driving investors into Treasuries from fear about European banks, worries about financial market contagion and the possibility that you have financial weakness leading to perhaps a full-blown recession," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. "Stocks found a bottom so...

  • *Stops short of $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday. Analysts said the metal is looking overbought and it pulled back after stopping short of testing key psychological resistance at $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday, but many say it could push higher again in coming days. Spot gold was trading down 0.1 percent at $1,189.96 an ounce by 1527 GMT, after rising to $1,200.60 on Monday,...

  • *Oil prices reverse course to trade lower. *Viacom lower after revenue misses estimates. Feb 9- Wall Street eked out small gains in early trading on Tuesday, easing off a lower opening, as a drop in energy and financial stocks was offset by a rebound in the technology sector.

  • TORONTO, Feb 9- Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday, including more losses for energy and financial sector stocks, as fears of a sustained global economic slowdown weighed on risk-sensitive assets. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 161.16 points, or 1.29 percent, at 12,374.24, shortly after the open. All 10 of the index's main...

  • Feb 9- Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday, led by financial stocks, as investors remained cautious and chose safer assets on mounting concerns of a prolonged slowdown in global economic growth. At 9:30 a.m. ET the Dow Jones industrial average was down 72.46 points, or 0.45 percent, at 15,954.59. The S&P 500 was down 13.74 points, or 0.74 percent, at 1,839.7 and the...

  • Feb 9- U.S. stock indexes were set to open lower on Tuesday, as cautious investors doubled down on safer assets amid increasing concerns of a sustained slowdown in global economic growth. Gold prices steadied near seven-month highs, while yields on Japan's 10- year government bond slipped into negative territory for the first time ever. Japan's Nikkei...

  • *Gold prices steadied near seven-month highs, while yields on Japan's 10- year government bond slipped into negative territory for the first time ever on Tuesday. * "There is a high probability of a further correction in equity prices, led by banking and energy stocks," said Lorne Baring, managing director of B Capital Wealth Management, adding that looming...

  • Viacom beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK _ Viacom Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $449 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.17 per share. Viacom shares have increased roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped slightly more than 9 percent.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The yen rose on Tuesday to its highest against the dollar since November 2014, as a sell-off in global stocks and worries about Europe's banking sector underpinned demand for safe-haven currencies. Europe's banking index fell 1.3 percent and yields on southern European government bonds rose, keeping gains in the euro limited.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Emerging market stocks and oil-linked currencies fell on Tuesday, though for once the decline seemed to be the consequence rather than the cause of a sharp sell-off in the world's most developed markets. Stocks in Warsaw, which have bounced only half the 12 percent the rest of eastern Europe has gained since mid-January due to concerns over its new...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- European shares gave up early gains as bank stocks dropped and losses in Asian markets sent investors scurrying for safe havens. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 dipped 0.1 percent and then levelled off, after touching its lowest levels since October 2014, and still near its lowest close since 2013.. The search for shelter pushed up the Japanese...

  • Germany's DAX fell 1.1 percent to 8,879.40 while France's CAC 40 slid 1.7 percent. He met in Paris on Tuesday with his German counterpart, Jens Weidmann, along with the finance ministers of France and Germany for an economic conference. We think that this volatility of the Asian markets has spread to Europe, the eurozone, and the whole world.

  • LONDON, Feb 9- The yen rose on Tuesday to its highest against the dollar since November 2014, as a sell-off in global stocks and worries about Europe's banks stoked demand for safe-haven currencies. Europe's banking index fell 1 percent and yields on southern European government bonds rose, pushing the euro lower against the dollar to $1.1185.

  • European stocks lose more ground as banks falter Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 3:26 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 9- European stocks fell on Tuesday, extending sharp losses from the previous session, as concerns persisted over the health of the region's top banks given signs of a global economic slowdown. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had fallen 3.4 percent in the previous session, lost more ground to decline by 0.3 percent in early session...

  • European banks' stock futures fall as concerns mount Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 2:38 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 9- Futures prices for European banks fell on Tuesday, as concerns mounted over the health of the region's top lenders given signs of a global economic slowdown. Futures on the Euro Stoxx Banks index fell 0.7 percent. Borrowing costs in Spain, Portugal and Italy jumped as investors demanded a fatter risk premium over safer German paper, where two-year...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safest of safe-haven assets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.2 percent, with Australian shares hitting 2-1/ 2- year closing low, and would have been lower if not for...

  • Japanese stock slide leads global markets lower Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 12:30 AM ET

    LONDON— Financial markets turned lower once again on Tuesday after a 5.4 percent slide in Japan's main stock index and the interest rate on the country's benchmark bond dropped into negative territory for the first time ever. On Tuesday, Japan's Nikkei index led the way lower, ending the day down 5.4 percent at 16,085.44. The FTSE 100 index of leading British...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- The yield on Japan's benchmark 10- year government bond turned negative for the first time on Tuesday as Tokyo's Nikkei stock index tumbled, boosting investor demand for safe-haven debt. Demand for 10- year JGBs, which now offer sub-zero rates through 10 years into the yield curve, received a fresh boost on Tuesday when the latest bout of global risk...