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  • European shares leap on prospect of Greek debt deal Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 9:11 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 3.2 pct. *United Internet rises after says it may float division. LONDON, July 10- European stocks surged on Friday after Greece made substantial concessions in its latest bid to win new funds from creditors and avert bankruptcy.

  • July 10- U.S. stock index futures were sharply higher on Friday after Greece made substantial concessions in its latest bid to win new funds from creditors and avert bankruptcy. *Greece has asked for $59 billion to help cover debts until 2018 and has pledged new tax hikes in return. *Investors will also look for clues regarding the timing of an interest rate hike in...

  • *FCC needs fresh strategy to shave debt and grow. FCC is one of the worst performers on Spain's blue chip index and has lost a quarter of its stock value since the December rights issue, with uncertainty over Bejar's intentions since the arrival of Slim hanging over its shares. On Friday, FCC shares gained 1.3 percent to 8.956 euros each, underperforming a 2.12...

  • HONG KONG, July 10- Hong Kong stocks surged for the second day on Friday to trim losses for the week, tracking the turnaround in China's markets after Beijing unleashed a series of support measures staunch losses after a worryingly steep decline. CITIC Ltd led gains in the Hong Kong blue-chip index, surging 9 percent. BYD Co Ltd led rises in the China companies index,...

  • *CSI300 and Shanghai Composite indexes up about 5 pct. SHANGHAI, July 10- Chinese stocks rose strongly for a second day on Friday, buoyed by a barrage of government support measures, but worries persist about the long-term impact that four weeks of stock market turmoil may have on the world's second-largest economy. The CSI300 index of the largest listed...

  • SHANGHAI, July 10- China stocks bounced sharply for the second day on Friday, reversing an early-week slump in frenetic trading as markets regained a measure of composure following a barrage of government support steps to stem the rout. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 5.4 percent, to 4,106.56, while the Shanghai...

  • LONDON, July 10- European stocks surged at the open on Friday after Greece submitted fresh reform proposals to its euro zone creditors, making substantial concessions in a bid to win new funds and avert bankruptcy. Greece has asked for 53.5 billion euros to help cover its debts until 2018, but has pledged new tax hikes in return. "The proposals appear to offer...

  • SHANGHAI, July 10- Chinese stocks rose strongly for a second day on Friday, buoyed by a barrage of government support measures, but worries persist about the long-term impact that four weeks of stock market turmoil may have on the world's second-largest economy. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose another 6.1 percent...

  • SHANGHAI, July 10- China stocks surged for the second day, reversing an early-week slump in frenetic trading on Friday as markets regained a measure of composure following a barrage of government support measures to stem the rout. The CSI300 Index of China's biggest listed companies jumped 5.8 percent by midday, after Thursday's 6.4 percent rise, heading for a...

  • Greece has tabled a cash-for-reforms proposal to creditors, raising hopes that a deal could be reached this weekend. "Underlying growth remained weak... and some of the commodities prices suggested activity growth likely underperformed in June," Morgan Stanley said. Chinese steel and iron ore prices hit record lows this week as demand in the world's top producer...

  • SHANGHAI, July 10- Chinese stocks rose strongly for a second day on Friday, buoyed by a barrage of government support measures, but worries persist about the long-term impact that four weeks of stock market turmoil may have on the world's second-largest economy. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose another 6 percent on...

  • *Fast Retailing tumbles on weak domestic sales outlook. TOKYO, July 10- The Nikkei share average rose on Friday morning as surging China markets eased worries, but gains were capped by sharp losses in Fast Retailing Co on its weak domestic sales outlook for the current quarter. In China, the Shanghai Composite index and the CSI300 index of China's biggest listed...

  • TOKYO, July 10- Asian shares and the euro gained on Friday as investors took heart from strength in recently volatile Chinese markets, and after Greece's offer of a new reform plan raised hopes of a deal at a weekend summit of European leaders. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended early gains and was up 1.2 percent, but was still on...

  • *U.S. stock futures up as much as 1 pct after Athens offers plan. TOKYO, July 10- Asian shares and the euro gained in early Asian trade on Friday after Greece offered new reform proposals to creditors, raising hopes of a cash-for-reform deal at a weekend summit of European leaders. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent, but...

  • TOKYO, July 10- U.S. stock futures jumped and the euro gained in early Asian trade on Friday after Greece offered new reform proposals to creditors, raising hopes of a cash-for-reform deal at a weekend summit of European leaders. New measures Greece offered included a tax hike on shipping companies and scrapping tax breaks for its islands, higher value added tax...

  • *Coty falls after agreeing to buy P&G's beauty business. July 9- U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday after Wall Street found relief in Beijing's efforts to halt a rout in Chinese stocks, which lifted markets around the world. Wall Street had fallen sharply in the previous session as market turmoil in China, a rout in commodity prices, the Greek debt crisis and a...

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends higher on China relief Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 4:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday after Wall Street found relief in Beijing's efforts to halt a rout in Chinese shares, which lifted markets around the world.

  • *Coty falls after agreeing to buy P&G's beauty business. While the NYSE resumed operations late in the trading day on Wednesday, all eyes were on the exchange to see if its systems would withstand heavy opening trade volumes. "NYSE open for trading, business as usual," the exchange tweeted shortly after the opening bell.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, July 9- World equity markets snapped a five-day sell-off and safe-haven assets such as bonds, the Swiss franc and yen fell on Thursday as Beijing halted a rout in Chinese stocks and Europe revived hopes that Greece could be kept in the euro currency union. Shares on Wall Street rebounded about 1 percent, having been dragged into the red for the year...

  • In response, Beijing has cut interest rates and stopped the trading of thousands of stocks, preventing some shareholders from selling their positions in hopes of ending the downturn. The measures have instead helped spread the rout to the Hong Kong- based Hang Seng index, whose listings of so-called H share companies are largely owned by foreign investors and...