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  • LONDON, June 2- Greek shares fell on Tuesday on lingering uncertainty over the country's debt problems, while a rebound in the euro-- whose weakness has boosted German exporters-- pushed investors out of German stocks towards southern European bourses. Athens' benchmark ATG equity index retreated 1 percent, reflecting some investors' concerns over a lack of...

  • Greece must repay four loans totaling 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund this month, starting with a 300 million euro payment on June 5. The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditors agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" as they try to reach a deal that would prevent a default. "Stocks have been trying to break...

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower as Greece uncertainty weighs Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 7:26 AM ET

    June 2- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Tuesday, tracking European markets, as uncertainty lingered regarding the outcome of Greece's negotiations with creditors. *Greece must repay four loans totaling 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund this month, starting with a 300 million euro payment on June 5. *The leaders of Germany,...

  • June 2- Hong Kong stocks slipped on Tuesday, as investors waited for fresh mainland policies to guide money into the city's market and speculated on when the U.S. The Hong Kong market got little encouragement from the mainland market, which posted solid gains for a second straight session after plunging on Thursday. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong...

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 1.7 percent, to 5,161.87, and the Shanghai Composite Index also gained 1.7 percent, to 4,910.53 points. The Shenzhen market, home to start-up firms and small- and medium-sized enterprises, was much stronger than the Shanghai market on Tuesday. Infrastructure stocks rose on news that...

  • *NTT Docomo soars to over 10- year high on report for higher ROE. *Japan Tobacco falls after Canadian court orders to pay C $2 bln. TOKYO, June 2- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a 13th day on Tuesday as expectations for better shareholder returns continued to support the market, while the weak yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp. The Nikkei 225 gained...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Monday as transportation shares bounced back from recent losses though economic data painted a mixed picture of the economy.

  • LONDON, June 1- European equities steadied at the close on Monday, with stronger real estate and healthcare offsetting weaker energy stocks, which tracked a sharp drop in crude oil prices. The STOXX Europe 600 real estate index gained 1.3 percent, with traders attributing the rise to a positive note by JP Morgan, raising its target price for stocks of companies...

  • LONDON, June 1- European equities rose in late trading on Monday, with Roche leading drug stocks higher following an encouraging company update and real estate shares getting some support from a positive sector note from JP Morgan. The STOXX Europe 600 real estate index rose 1 percent, with traders attributing the rise to a positive note by JP Morgan, raising it...

  • June 1- U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday following a strong rally in Chinese stock markets and ahead of a string of domestic economic data.

  • MOSCOW, June 1- Russia's rouble slumped on Monday and bonds fell after the central bank suspended its one-year forex repo auctions, another signal that policymakers are concerned that a recent rouble rally has gone too far. Moscow- listed shares, meanwhile, were mixed after dropping sharply on Friday, with the rouble-denominated MICEX index recovering but the...

  • *Intel to buy Altera for $16.7 bln. June 1- Wall Street was set to open higher on the first day of the month, helped by an almost five percent rally in Chinese stock markets and ahead of a string of domestic economic data. "It's the first day of the month and news out of China is bullish," said Andrew Barber, chief market strategist at Eagleview Capital in Delaware.

  • June 1- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday, after closing down the previous week, as investors focused on the bright spots in China's factory activity data and ahead of a string of domestic economic data. *Intel shares were up 0.6 percent at $34.68 in premarket trading on reports that the company was nearing a deal to buy programmable-chip maker Altera.

  • *Roche, AstraZeneca gain on positive updates. LONDON, June 1- European shares held steady at the start of the month on Monday, with a rally in some drug stocks on the back of positive company updates offset by lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation and weaker commodity stocks. Drugmakers Roche and AstraZeneca, up 2.2 percent and 1 percent respectively,...

  • SHANGHAI, June 1- China stocks jumped nearly 5 percent on Monday, regaining most of the ground lost in Thursday's sell-off, as investors sitting on growing piles of cash took advantage of that tumble to swoop on shares as a chorus of official media commentary asserted the bull market is not over yet. "The pattern in a bull market is that immediately after a plunge,...

  • LONDON, June 1- European stock markets inched higher on Monday, putting aside concerns over Greece that unsettled the euro after Chinese stocks rallied almost 5 percent. "The pattern in a bull market is that immediately after a plunge, money will pile in, pushing the market higher," said Wang Yu, analyst at Pacific Securities Co in Beijing. The CSI300 index of the...

  • On Friday, a Korean man was confirmed as China's first case after traveling to the country via Hong Kong with Asiana Airlines Inc. None of 64 people quarantined after contact with the man tested positive, state media reported. In Hong Kong, 299 people died from SARS and tourism dropped almost 90 percent during the worst-hit months. Korean Air Lines Co Ltd closed...

  • June 1- Hong Kong stocks rose on Monday, taking cues from a surge in Chinese shares, but the gains were capped by Friday's sluggish U.S. market after disappointing U.S. economic data. China's main indexes jumped nearly 5 percent, as investors were encouraged by market-friendly commentary in official media, and also took a positive view on PMI data showing growth in...

  • SHANGHAI, June 1- China's key CSI300 index posted its biggest single-day rise in two and a half years, as investors sitting on growing piles of cash took advantage of last week's tumble to swoop on shares, emboldened by a chorus of official media commentary asserting the bull market is not over yet. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and...

  • TOKYO, June 1- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a 12th straight day on Monday, erasing early losses rooted in weak economic data that had pulled down U.S. stocks. Helping reverse losses in the afternoon was speculation about a possible move by the Bank of Japan to purchase exchange traded funds. The winning streak is the longest since February 1988.