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  • TOKYO, Sept 4- Asian shares won a reprieve on Friday after the European Central Bank signalled its readiness to take further steps to shore up the European economy, and investors looked to U.S. jobs data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent while Japan's Nikkei also ticked up 0.1 percent. The ECB cut its growth and inflation...

  • TOKYO, Sept 4- Asian shares won a reprieve on Friday after the European Central Bank signalled its readiness to take further steps to shore up the European economy, and investors looked to U.S. jobs data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent while Japan's Nikkei also ticked up 0.1 percent. The ECB cut its growth and inflation...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- An $80 billion portfolio managed by hedge fund titan Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates and widely held by many pension funds slumped in August and some investors blame the strategy of such funds for the eruption in volatility that slammed stocks and commodities. Bridgewater's "All Weather Fund" fell 4.2 percent in August and is down 3.76...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in another volatile session on Thursday while the euro fell 1 percent on a darkening euro zone outlook as investors grew cautious ahead of the closely watched U.S. monthly jobs report. Global stock markets rallied earlier following a pledge from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to beef up or...

  • U.S. stocks moved slightly higher Thursday after investors were encouraged by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus to the region's economy, if needed. The Dow rose 23.38 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,374.76. The Standard& Poor's 500 index added 2.27 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,951.13.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Wall Street rose on Thursday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted at additional stimulus measures and ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that may figure in the Federal Reserve's decision about when to lift interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- The euro fell 1 percent on Thursday on a darkening euro zone outlook, while U.S. stocks pared sharp early gains as investors grew cautious ahead of Friday's key jobs report. Stocks rallied earlier following European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's pledge to beef up or prolong the bank's economic stimulus if necessary.

  • *Intel boosts S&P, Apple holds weighs. Sept 3- Wall Street rose on Thursday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted at additional stimulus measures and ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that could figure in the Federal Reserve's decision about when to lift interest rates. "Whether it's in the U.S., Japan or Europe, the market likes quantitative easing," said...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rally fades ahead of key jobs data Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 1:40 PM ET

    *Joy Global falls after slashing full-year forecast. Sept 3- Wall Street's early rally faded in afternoon trading on Thursday as investors appeared to turn cautious ahead of a key U.S. jobs report, which is expected to figure in the Federal Reserve's decision on when to lift interest rates. The market rose sharply earlier in the day after European Central Bank...

  • *MSCI global stocks index climbs. NEW YORK, Sept 3- The euro fell 1 percent on Thursday on a darkening euro zone outlook, while global stock markets rallied as the European Central Bank chief pledged to beef up or prolong the bank's economic stimulus if necessary. ECB President Mario Draghi's comments on the bank's bond-buying program came as the bank cut its...

  • *Joy Global falls after slashing full-year forecast. Sept 3- Wall Street extended its gains on Thursday as data pointed to a strengthening U.S. economy and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted at additional stimulus measures. The ECB also cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the euro zone in the wake of lower oil prices, weaker growth in China and...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- The euro fell on Thursday on a darkening euro zone outlook, while global stock markets rallied as the European Central Bank chief pledged to beef up or prolong the bank's economic stimulus if necessary. ECB President Mario Draghi's comments on the bank's bond-buying program came as the ECB cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the euro zone,...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. services companies expanded at a healthy pace in August, lifted by robust consumer spending resulting from steady job gains. The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its services index slipped to 59 from 60.3 in the previous month. The figures also indicate that China's faltering economy and gyrations in the U.S. stock market...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St opens higher on data, ECB comments Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 10:06 AM ET

    *Joy Global falls after slashing full-year forecast. Sept 3- Wall Street opened higher on Thursday as data pointed to a strengthening U.S. economy and the European Central Bank indicated it could prolong its stimulus program. The ECB also cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the euro zone in the wake of lower oil prices, weaker growth in China and a...

  • Sept 3- Wall Street opened slightly higher as U.S. data indicated a strengthening economy and the European Central Bank pledged to beef up or prolong its stimulus program.

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher but investors remain cautious Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 7:29 AM ET

    Sept 3- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday but investors remained wary of taking big positions a day before the release of the monthly jobs report, which may be a critical factor in the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision. *Some investors believe that the bout of recent market volatility caused by concerns about China's slowing economy might...

  • *FTSE 100 up 1.4 pct, slightly outperforms Europe. *Battered miners Glencore, Anglo American stage rebound. The FTSE 100 blue-chip index, which is due to be reshuffled on Sept. 21 to include housebuilder Berkeley Group and drop Weir Group, was up 1.4 percent at 6,169.22 points at 1103 GMT, slightly outperforming the FTSEurofirst 300 index, up 1.3 percent.

  • European shares bounce, focus on ECB meeting Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    *EasyJet surges on positive profit outlook. LONDON, Sept 3- European shares rose sharply on Thursday, tracking strong gains on Wall Street and ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that investors expect will deliver a boost to markets following recent turmoil. Focus will be on stressing that the ECB stands ready to act, " Robert Parkes, equity strategist at HSBC,...

  • MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.26 percent, with a 2 percent Wednesday rally on Wall Street improving overall equity sentiment. "It's helpful that China is closed as the large swings had created volatility and uncertainty in other markets," said William Jackson, senior emerging markets economist at Capital Economics. Investors are eyeing an interest rate...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The latest on the European economy as the European Central Bank meets to discuss its monetary policy:. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has dismissed the idea that central banks in developed economies should lower their inflation targets amid a prolonged period of subdued price increases. The euro fell sharply and stocks rose...