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  • *Axel Springer shares rise 6.1 pct to top sector index. FRANKFURT, Aug 4- After its failed bid to buy the Financial Times, Germany's biggest news publisher Axel Springer will concentrate on digital expansion through small and medium-sized deals, the company said on Tuesday. Nikkei's bid of $1.3 billion pipped Springer's by just 100 million euros.

  • Britain's FTSE 100 edged down 0.2 percent to 6,673.48. CHINA WEAKNESS: Two recent surveys showed China's giant manufacturing industry weakened in July, suggesting government efforts to stimulate the world's No. 2 economy aren't gaining broad traction. We saw a surprise downward adjustment to China's gauge for smaller manufacturers' activity, signaling...

  • TOKYO, Aug 4- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Tuesday on weakness in manufacturing activity in China and the United States, prompting investors to rotate out of cyclicals to defensive stocks such as drugmakers. Suppliers to Apple Inc tumbled as the tech giant's shares hit six-month lows, continuing a downward trend in place since its earnings two...

  • TOKYO, Aug 4- Asian shares cautiously nudged into positive territory on Tuesday after downbeat economic data pressured Wall Street ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that could provide important clues to the timing of the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was slightly higher, while Japan's...

  • *U.S., Chinese factory figures drag down Wall Street. TOKYO, Aug 4- Asian shares struggled to stay positive on Tuesday after downbeat economic data pressured Wall Street ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that could provide important clues to the timing of the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was...

  • *U.S., Chinese factory figures drag down Wall Street. TOKYO, Aug 4- Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday after downbeat economic data pressured Wall Street ahead of key U.S. jobs data later this week that could provide a key clue to the timing of the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent in early trading, while Japan's...

  • *July PMI in China curbs risk sentiment. LONDON, Aug 3- Weak data from China helped push oil prices to their lowest in six months on Monday, knocking the Canadian dollar, and sent Asian stocks close to their 2015 lows. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial and Nazdaq markets all looked set to open little changed, shrugging off the troubles of Greece whose stock market...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- The Greek stock market slumped when it reopened on Monday after being shut down for five weeks, while weak data from China helped push oil prices to their lowest in six months and Asian stocks close to their 2015 lows. Surveys showed China's factory activity contracted by the most in two years, ensuring a three-month sell-off in commodity and...

  • Nikkei retreats on China worries, but pares losses Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 2:32 AM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 3- Japanese shares slipped on Monday, with the Nikkei average snapping a three-day winning streak, as a barrage of mostly positive earning reports failed to dispel growing concerns over a slowdown in China's economy. Steelmakers were worst hit, with Kobe Steel dropping 4.2 percent and Nisshin Steel shedding 9.7 percent. A failure at the weekend by...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 3- An index of Asian shares outside Japan fell close to this year's lows thanks to a deepening selloff in commodities and concerns over slowing growth in China, while the dollar held its ground against a basket of currencies. "We believe the stock market panic in early July chilled economic activity, which is what the manufacturing PMIs picked up," ING...

  • *Nitto Denko shares tumble despite strong earnings. *Honda bucks trend, jumps 7 pct on upbeat North America sales. TOKYO, Aug 3- Japanese shares fell on Monday, snapping a three-day winning streak, as a barrage of earning reports failed to dispel growing concerns over a slowdown in China's economy.

  • *Asia stocks take early cues from lower Wall Street. TOKYO, Aug 3- Asian shares took cues from a lower Wall Street and dipped early on Monday, while the dollar was on the defensive against the euro and yen following disappointing U.S. wage growth data that dented prospects for an early interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • TOKYO, July 31- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up in choppy trade on Friday as investors took heart from strong Japanese quarterly corporate earnings, while they took comfort from less volatile Chinese share moves. The Nikkei share average gained 0.3 percent to 20,585.24 after traversing positive and negative territory. For the week, the index rose 0.2...

  • *Asia stocks set for July loss after worst China drop in 6 years. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 31- Asian shares inched higher on Friday but were still set to post a loss for July, led by China's biggest monthly drop in six years. Financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open 2 to 4 points higher, or up 0.06 percent, Germany's DAX to gain 2 to 3 points, or almost flat...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— China's stock market extended its loss for a second day while other Asian stocks were mostly up Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter. Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat at 20,525.29 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.4 percent to 24,602.11. Stocks in Australia and New Zealand were higher as...

  • *Investors warily eye China shares after previous session's drop. Investors kept a wary eye on China, where stocks dropped on Thursday after state media reported that banks were investigating their equities exposure in the wake of the recent dramatic rout there. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.1 percent in early...

  • The study-- by the Cass Business School, the Bank of England and City University Hong Kong-- used data from more than 40 stock markets, observed over 30 years. "This leaves significant returns available to investors allocating money across global stock markets when returns are measured in an investor's home currency," the Cass Business School said.

  • LONDON, July 30- The dollar jumped and stock markets around the world were left flat-footed on Thursday after the Federal Reserve painted a relatively bright picture of the U.S. economy, boosting bets that it will hike interest rates in September. Big name companies set to report include Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Mondelez International before the bell and...

  • *Europe set for busy day of data. Europe's stock markets had initially started brightly but began to fade as attention switched from company earnings from the likes of Siemens and Deutsche Bank to upcoming euro zone unemployment, business sentiment and German inflation data. Q2 gross domestic product data also due later that could reinforce the rate hike view,...

  • Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 12:52 AM ET

    BEIJING— Most major global markets rose Thursday after the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gained 0.5 percent to 11,263.71 and France's CAC-40 was up 0.6 percent at 5,047.43. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.7 percent to 6,680.37.