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  • LONDON, June 9- Britain's top share index fell on Thursday after previously gaining for four sessions in a row, with a sharp decline in commodities prices putting pressure on mining and energy stocks. The UK mining index fell 3.6 percent after the copper price slid to its lowest in nearly four months, hit by a strengthening dollar and investor worries about excess...

  • rally@ SAO PAULO, June 9- Latin American stocks and currencies fell across the board on Thursday as traders locked in gains following a week-long rally. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index fell more than 1 percent, weighed down by shares of state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA. Bradesco SA fell 0.9 percent following a more than 3 percent jump...

  • *MSCI world index down 0.75 percent, off recent highs. *Yields drop to 3-1/ 2 month lows on global growth concern. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S.

  • June 9- Bank stocks led Wall Street lower on Thursday, mirroring global markets, as bond markets rallied and oil prices fell. Globally stocks were hit after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi warned that monetary policy alone would not avert the risk of Europe suffering lasting economic damage from weak productivity and low growth.

  • TORONTO, June 9- Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday as a pullback in crude oil prices weighed on energy stocks after three days of gains that pushed oil to 2016 highs. Financial stocks also pulled the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index lower, hurt by a fall in global bond yields as investors moved on waning expectations of higher U.S....

  • *Oil down more than 1 pct, ends 3- day rally. *Bank of America leads financials lower. June 9- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday morning, led by financials and as lower oil prices weighed on energy companies.

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- U.S. wholesale inventories recorded their largest increase in 10 months in April as stocks of machinery and farm products rose, suggesting inventories could be a boost to economic growth in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Thursday that wholesale inventories increased 0.6 percent. Inventories for March were revised up...

  • LONDON, June 9- A rally in global bond markets picked up on Thursday on waning expectations the Federal Reserve will raise rates soon, driving yields on safe-haven German Bunds to record lows, and putting pressure on shares of some of the world's biggest banks. The dollar hit a five-week low against the yen, hurt by falling Treasury yields with investors...

  • *Futures down: Dow 43 pts, S&P 6.5 pts, Nasdaq 12 pts. June 9- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday as a rally in oil prices ended, and ahead of weekly jobless claims data, the first labor report since dismal May payrolls numbers jolted markets last Friday. *A report due 8:30 a.m. ET is likely to show initial jobless claims increased by 3,000 to 270,000 last week.

  • *Pan-European indexes down 0.7 percent. MILAN, June 9- European shares fell for a second straight day on Thursday weighed down by weakness among commodities-related stocks, while Essentra plunged after a profit warning. The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes were both down around 0.7 percent by 1109 GMT.

  • LONDON, June 9- Global stocks retreated on Thursday, dragged down by lower European and Japanese equity markets, as appetite for riskier assets faltered, underpinning demand for safe-haven German Bunds whose yields hit record lows. With worries about a possible British exit from the European Union also gathering, investors are uncertain whether the Fed will...

  • LONDON, June 9- British 10- year gilt yields struck a record low on Thursday, matching moves in other government bond markets as investors dumped stocks. The 10- year gilt yield fell to 1.224 percent, its lowest level on record and down 3 basis points on the day, according to data from both Reuters and Tradeweb. German 10- year government bonds also fell towards...

  • TOKYO, June 9- Japanese shares prices fell on Thursday with financials leading the losses on falling global bond yields, while exporters' shares were not helped by the yen's gain against the dollar. The Nikkei average fell 1.0 percent to 16,668.41, near the middle of its trading range in recent weeks. Turnover was 1.785 trillion yen, about 30 percent below the...

  • Spreadbetters expected a lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC with a stronger euro seen weighing on European shares. The New Zealand dollar soared to a one-year high after the nation's central bank kept interest rates steady as expected, even as some in the market had wagered on a cut. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • *Toshiba soars after India nuclear plants deal. TOKYO, June 9- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Thursday as a strong yen soured the mood and dragged down large-cap shares. "Theses stocks listed on the Mothers market are not vulnerable to a strong yen compared to Nikkei-listed stocks," said Yoshihiro Okumura, general manager at Chibagin Asset Management.

  • TOKYO, June 9- Asian stocks edged up on Thursday after modest gains on Wall Street overnight, while a weaker dollar buoyed commodities such as gold and crude oil. The New Zealand dollar soared to a one-year high after the nation's central bank kept interest rates steady as expected, even as some in the market had wagered on a cut. South Korea's Kospi edged up 0.3...

  • *Oil prices hit 2016 highs but energy shares down. June 8- The Dow ended above 18,000 for the first time since April on Wednesday as declines in the dollar lifted some commodity-related shares and boosted the outlook for multinationals. "The weaker dollar and strength in commodity names is certainly helping to fuel the market's strength," said Michael James,...

  • OTTAWA, June 8- Canada's main stock index slipped on Wednesday as weakness in the energy sector dragged, offsetting gains by gold mining companies benefiting from higher bullion prices. Goldcorp increased 1.3 percent to C $23.38 and Barrick Gold rose 1.5 percent to C $24.40. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed down 52.51 points, or 0.37...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- The U.S. dollar fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday on waning expectations of a near-term Federal Reserve interest rate hike, while an index of world equity markets advanced to a six-week high. The dollar hit a five-week low against a basket of currencies as traders reduced bets of an imminent U.S. rate increase following a weak jobs...

  • *Oil prices hit 2016 highs but energy shares down. June 8- The Dow ended above 18,000 for the first time since April on Wednesday as declines in the dollar lifted some commodity-related shares and boosted the outlook for multinationals. "The weaker dollar and strength in commodity names is certainly helping to fuel the market's strength," said Michael James,...