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  • US stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day as they took advantage of this month's sell-off. Energy stocks surged as the price of U.S. oil jumped more than 10 percent, closing back above $40 a barrel. "Asset prices sold off so much and so drastically, people went in and did start to bottom-fish," said David Lyon,...

  • TOKYO, Aug 27- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday as Tokyo stocks extended gains on the back of ebbing risk aversion. Two-year JGBs have attracted steady investor demand as the Bank of Japan's debt-buying scheme has made short-term six-month and one-year bills in short supply. Japan's Nikkei share average rose one percent on Thursday, adding...

  • *Copper finds strength in China turnaround. SYDNEY, Aug 27- London copper futures strengthened on Thursday after a sharp rebound in Chinese equity markets helped calm investors hit by worries over China's faltering economy. China's major stock indexes rose on Thursday following on from a strong rebound on Wall Street.

  • Still, some investors remained on edge, after European shares slid nearly 2 percent overnight and ahead of more readings on China's factory and services sector activity early next week. Markets around the world plunged earlier in the week as a slump in Shanghai shares fueled worries over China's economic health, but some calm returned after Beijing rolled out...

  • SEOUL, Aug 27- Brent crude climbed by more than $1 a barrel on Thursday on an unexpected fall in U.S. crude inventories and a rally in global equity markets, but a stronger dollar capped gains. Front-month Brent, the global oil benchmark, had gained $1.03 to $44.17 a barrel by 0225 GMT, having ended down 7 cents at $43.14 on Wednesday. U.S. crude's front-month contract...

  • Nikkei rises as Wall Street gains soothe sentiment Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 10:19 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 27- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after a strong rebound on Wall Street eased investors' fears of a prolonged global market rout. In a sign that the faltering Chinese economy and slumping oil prices could affect U.S. monetary policy, New York Fed President William Dudley said the prospect of a September rate hike seemed "less compelling"...

  • Taiwan stocks jump on Wall St; TSMC, Ilitek rally Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 9:50 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Aug 27- Taiwan stocks rose along with other Asian bourses on Thursday as a rally on Wall Street calmed jittery investors, with technology exporters such as TSMC leading the way. Mediatek, Taiwan's biggest chip design house, said its subsidiary plans to acquire Ilitek at T $51 per share. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.314 to T $32.451 per U.S. dollar.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 27- China's major stock indexes rose on Thursday as a strong rebound on Wall Street helped calm global markets after days of wild volatility. China CSI300 stock index futures for September rose 4.1 percent, to 2,938.6, 154.21 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up 3.2 percent, to 21,758.62 points.

  • Oil prices rise on crude stock draw, U.S. economic data Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 9:18 PM ET

    U.S. crude's front-month contract had risen 59 cents to $39.19 a barrel by 0115 GMT, after settling down 71 cents, or 1.8 percent, at $38.60 a barrel on Wednesday. Front-month Brent, the global oil benchmark, gained 64 cents to $43.78 a barrel, having ended down 7 cents at $43.14. U.S. crude inventories fell 5.5 million barrels in the week to Aug. 21, the biggest one-week...

  • *China stocks still a wild card. Stock markets around the world had tumbled earlier in the week as a slump in Shanghai shares fueled worries over China's economic health, but some calm returned after Beijing rolled out strong policy easing steps late on Tuesday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 percent early on Thursday,...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:26 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Wednesday, giving the stock market its best day in close to four years. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 619 points, or 4 percent. Stocks rebounded from a six-day slump that was prompted by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy.

  • *Wall Street closes significantly higher after late rally. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street rebounded sharply on Wednesday after six straight days of large declines caused by China worries, while long-dated bond prices fell after a top Federal Reserve official scaled back expectations of a September rate increase. Bets about the timing of a rate increase was...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street racked up its biggest one-day gain in four years on Wednesday as fears about China's economy gave way to bargain hunters emboldened by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve might not raise interest rates next month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 619.2 points, or 3.95 percent, to 16,285.64, the S&P 500 gained 72.88 points, or 3.9...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- Oil prices fell almost 2 percent on Wednesday after a huge drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles was offset by a larger-than-expected build in gasoline and distillates, which include diesel. Gasoline stocks also rose, by 1.7 million barrels versus forecasts for a 1.3 million-barrel drop, the data from the Energy Information Administration showed.

  • *Wall Street rises but European stocks end down. *China stock indexes give up early gains to close down. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street was sharply higher on Wednesday while European shares and commodities prices fell as investors balanced strong U.S. economic data and interest rate comments with fears about China's slowing economy.

  • *Cameron International soars on Schlumberger deal. Aug 26- Wall Street rallied more than 3 percent on Wednesday afternoon as fears about China's economy gave way to bargain hunters emboldened by expectations the U.S. All 10 major S&P 500 sectors were up, led by the technology index's 4.3 percent gain, raising expectations that Wall Street could snap a six-day...

  • *Wall Street rises but European stocks end down. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street advanced while European shares and commodities fell on Wednesday as investors balanced strong U.S. economic data with fears about China's slowing economy. China's key share indexes ended down after attempts to move higher were slapped back by waves of selling several times,...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St up on data, may end 6-day losing streak Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    *Cameron International soars on Schlumberger deal. Aug 26- U.S. stocks rose in morning trading on Wednesday, helped by stronger-than-expected durable goods data, raising hopes that Wall Street will snap its six-day losing streak. Apple Inc provided the biggest boost to the three major U.S. indexes.

  • *China stock indexes give up early gains despite rate cuts. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street opened higher and European shares cut their losses on Wednesday as investors tried to shake off fears about China's slowing economy. "The root of this is concern that growth in China may be a lot lower than what the market had thought," said Michael Bolliger, head of emerging market...

  • *All major S&P sectors up. *Cameron International soars on Schlumberger deal. Aug 26- U.S. stocks opened sharply higher on Wednesday, with all three major indexes up about 2 percent, after data showed durable goods orders rose more than expected in July.