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  • LONDON, June 4- Rising German and U.S. bond yields knocked emerging assets hard on Thursday, with stocks down almost 1 percent while currencies, from the Indonesian rupiah to the Russian rouble, hit multi-month or multi-year lows. MSCI's emerging equity index slipped to two-month lows, now standing 8 percent below end-April levels. That was despite gains in China,...

  • SHANGHAI, June 4- China's stock market went on a dramatic roller-coaster ride on Thursday, with an after-lunch meltdown spurring a wave of fresh buying that produced gains for the day instead of a sharp loss. And it underscored increasing volatility in the high-flying, and highly-leveraged, China market. The pattern of abrupt falls being followed by a quick...

  • Hong Kong shares cut losses but still end lower Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 4:09 AM ET

    JUNE 4- Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index erased most of the losses it suffered during an early afternoon sell-off, mirroring the dramatic reversal mainland stock markets saw on Thursday. The Hang Seng index ended 0.4 percent lower, at 27,551.89, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.1 percent, to 14,127.01 points. Shares of Shenzhen- listed BYD Co Ltd,...

  • SHANGHAI, June 4- China's stock market went on a dramatic roller-coaster ride on Thursday, with an after-lunch meltdown spurring a wave of fresh buying that produced gains for the day instead of a sharp loss. The pattern of sharp falls being followed by a quick rebound has become a "new normal" for China, said Hong Hao, chief China strategist at Bank of Communications...

  • European shares led lower by weaker utility stocks Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    German 10- year Bund yields rose to 2015 highs on Thursday, extending a rise that had begun on Wednesday after Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said the ECB saw no reason to adjust its monetary policy stance despite recent volatility in the credit market. Spain's Gas Natural fell 1.7 percent while rival Red Electrica declined by 1.6 percent,...

  • TOKYO, June 4- Japan's Nikkei share average eked out its first gains in three sessions on Thursday, with insurers leading the way on higher Japanese and global bond yields, though rising volatility in bond prices kept many investors cautious. The Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent to 20,488.19, not far from its 15- year high of 20,655.33 hit a week ago.

  • SHANGHAI, June 4- China stocks fell on Thursday morning, with investor sentiment soured by signs that more brokerages are starting to tighten margin trading, though banking shares gained on reform hopes. Hong Kong stocks fell at a slightly slower pace. Small-sized brokerage Golden Sun Securities said on Thursday that to control risks, it would suspend margin...

  • TOKYO, June 4- The euro continued riding high on Thursday thanks to a spike in euro zone debt yields, while in Asian equities Chinese shares slid and tempered risk sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.1 percent. Japan's Nikkei and South Korea's Kospi, on the other hand, gained 0.3 percent and 0.5 percent as some markets...

  • *Rakuten announces public offering through new shares. TOKYO, June 4- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday morning after U.S. and European shares strengthened, but Rakuten Inc tumbled after announcing plans to issue $1.6 billion in new shares. Treasury yields rose in tandem with their European counterparts as European Central Bank President Mario...

  • *Asia stocks tip toe higher on hopes for Greek debt compromise. TOKYO, June 4- The euro continued riding high on Thursday thanks to a spike in euro zone debt yields, while Asian stocks rose on hopes that Greece could be inching closer to a deal that would save it from default. The European common currency rode the momentum gathered overnight when the European Central...

  • *C.H. Robinson rally lifts transport stocks. Adding to the day's upbeat tone, Greece's international creditors signaled they were ready to compromise to avert a default even as Athens indicated it might skip an IMF loan repayment due this week. Higher yields on fixed income translate into higher rates and that increases the net interest margin for financials, "...

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Wall Street stocks rose modestly on Wednesday on hopes for an imminent Greek debt agreement and after data pointed to renewed life in the U.S. economy, while German debt yields climbed after comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Greece's international creditors signaled on Wednesday they were ready to compromise to...

  • NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by optimism that Greece was close to an agreement to avoid a default and as further gains in bond yields lifted financials.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Wall Street rose modestly on optimism an agreement over Greek debt was drawing closer and as data pointed to renewed life in the U.S. economy, while German debt yields climbed after comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Greece's international creditors signaled on Wednesday they were ready to compromise to avert a...

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Wall Street moved higher on optimism an agreement was on the horizon surrounding Greek debt and data pointed to a rebound in the U.S. economy, while German debt yields climbed after comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Greece threatened to miss a loan repayment to the IMF this week, opening the way for possible default, just...

  • *Synchronoss jumps on reports of possible sale. June 3- U.S. stocks rose in late morning trading on Wednesday on growing hopes that Greece would avert a default and as strong domestic data suggested the U.S. economic recovery was on track. "Greece is driving the market sentiment today," said Marshall Gause, chief executive officer of Geneva Fund Partners in Denver,...

  • *Synchronoss jumps on reports of possible sale. June 3- U.S. stocks were higher in early trading on Wednesday after data showed that the country's private sector added more jobs than expected in May and the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at record lows. "There was nothing disturbing in the numbers," said Mark Luschini, chief investment...

  • June 3- U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday after a better-than-expected report on U.S. private sector employment for May and as the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged.

  • *Synchronoss jumps on reports of possible sale. June 3- Wall Street was set to open higher after data showed that the U.S. private sector added more jobs than expected in May and the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at record lows. "There was nothing disturbing in the numbers," said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery...

  • June 3- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday ahead of the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting and the release of private sector job numbers. *Also due on Wednesday are trade deficit numbers for April at 8:30 a.m. ET and the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index for May at 10:00 a.m.. *Synchronoss Technologies'...