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  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Stock around the world rallied on Thursday, shaking off a slump related to China growth fears, as strong U.S. economic data boosted investor sentiment and crude oil rebounded sharply. All three major U.S. indexes were up less than 1 percent in afternoon trade, trimming earlier gains, following share rebounds in China and Europe.

  • *Eyes on central banker meeting in Jackson Hole. NEW YORK, Aug 27- Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday, helped by strong U.S. economic data and after a U.S. "The bounce in Wall Street and stabilization in Asia are causing the market to rally back," said Clairinvest fund manager Ion-Marc Valahu.

  • LONDON, Aug 27- Stocks rose around the world on Thursday, following the biggest gains on Wall Street in four years, after a U.S. Germany's DAX, France's CAC 40 and Britain's FTSE 100 were all up more then 2 percent. "Financial market volatility has increased the likelihood that the first Fed hike will occur later than the September meeting," said Angela Hsieh at...

  • BEIJING— China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia advanced in the wake of Wall Street's rebound, giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching global losses. Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 2.9 percent to 21,697.31 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent to 18,574.44.

  • TOKYO, Aug 27- Japan's Nikkei share average extended the previous day's gains on Thursday after a strong rebound on Wall Street and continued calm in Chinese markets eased investors' fears of a prolonged global market rout. North America and Europe are doing just fine and that's what really drives things as far as Japan is concerned--the shopping malls of rich...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- China's economic slowdown should not harm Japan's exports very much in coming years, and falling oil prices will not stop the Bank of Japan from hitting its inflation target, BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday. Kuroda, addressing a New York audience, said China's economy is likely to slow further although he predicted growth in its...

  • *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,...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and prime ministers of Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania to attend. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the...

  • *But refuses to say if Japan will build vessels in Australia. ADELAIDE, Australia, Aug 26- Japan's effort to charm Australian politicians and the public over its bid for a A $50 billion submarine project appeared to stumble on Wednesday, with officials from Tokyo resisting pressure to commit to building the vessels in Australia. Once seen as the frontrunner to win...

  • *Euro, yen seen benefiting from risk aversion longer term. LONDON, Aug 26- The dollar cut gains against the safe-haven yen and euro on Wednesday, as Chinese and European stock markets lost ground despite China's easing measures, with most investors fretting over the outlook for the global economy. The euro briefly turned higher on the day, rising to $1.1515 in...

  • ADELAIDE, Australia, Aug 26- Japan's effort to charm Australian politicians and the public over its bid for a A $50 billion submarine project appeared to stumble on Wednesday, with officials from Tokyo resisting pressure to commit to building the vessels in Australia. Once seen as the frontrunner to win the contract, the Japanese bid has since come under...

  • US stocks open sharply higher after 6-day slump Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 2:14 AM ET

    TOKYO— Shares fell Wednesday in Europe and Asian markets were mixed as an initial burst of euphoria over an interest rate cut by China the day before succumbed to lingering worries over longer-term problems with its economy. Germany's DAX dropped 1.2 percent to 10,008.51, Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 1.4 percent to 5,997.09 and the CAC40 in France shed 1.3...

  • *Dollar gains after Shanghai shares rise on China policy easing. TOKYO, Aug 26- The dollar edged up against the euro and yen on Wednesday, as China's policy easing steps halted a slide in the region's equity markets and prevented a further worsening in risk sentiment for now. It managed to pull away from a seven-month low of 116.15, after China's central bank cut...

  • *China stock indexes give up early gains despite rate cuts. HONG KONG, Aug 26- Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilize its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets. China's key share indexes attempted to move higher several times in morning trade only...

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japanese government bond prices were steady on Wednesday, as volatility in global asset markets helped support safe-haven debt. Treasuries fell overnight in response to China's policy easing steps late on Tuesday, but they regained traction as trading in the region's equity markets remained volatile despite the supportive measures.

  • *Dollar trims gains made in knee-jerk reaction to China easing. *Shanghai stocks drop despite China steps. TOKYO, Aug 26- The dollar was subdued against the euro and yen on Wednesday, losing its bounce as already fragile risk sentiment weakened once it became clear that China's policy easing steps had failed to shore up battered Shanghai shares.

  • ADELAIDE, Australia, Aug 26- A Japanese consortium eyeing one of the world's most lucrative defence contracts, a A $50 billion project to build submarines for Australia, on Wednesday launched a public charm offensive to address local concerns over its bid. The consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries has been hesitant to...