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  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Japanese government bonds slipped on Wednesday, as investors took profits ahead of a public holiday and a day after the benchmark yield slipped into negative territory for the first time. JGBs have soared, putting downward pressure on yields, since the Bank of Japan adopted negative interest rates on Jan. 29, under which banks have to pay interest on...

  • Stock benchmarks also fell in Southeast Asia, India and New Zealand. Markets are closed in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea for Lunar New Year holidays. Hong Kong and Korea reopen on Thursday and China and Taiwan resume trading on Monday.

  • *Japan's Nikkei extends steep losses, hits 16- mth low. TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks fell on Wednesday on growing concerns about the health of the world's banks, particularly in Europe, pushing investors into safer assets such as the yen, which stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. Spreadbetters expected the pessimism to carry over into Europe, forecasting a...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the health of the global banking sector, particularly in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei, which sank more than 5 percent Tuesday, extended...

  • *Abenomics rally has come to an end- analyst. TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan's Nikkei share average fell more than 2 percent to its lowest level since October 2014 on Wednesday as worries about the health of global banks persisted. It had dropped to as low as 15,626.04 earlier, a level not seen since Oct. 30, 2014.

  • NYMEX-Crude oil rebounds after steep selloff Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 8:18 PM ET

    *U.S. crude for March delivery was 47 cents higher at $28.41 a barrel by 0113 GMT. *The front-month Brent contract was 50 cents higher at $30.82 a barrel, after it had closed $2.56, or 7.8 percent, down on Tuesday. *Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency predicted the world will store unwanted oil for most of 2016 as declines in U.S. output take time and that OPEC is...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid smouldering banking sector concerns, particularly banks in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood atop large gains made overnight. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged down 0.2 percent. The decline was limited after Wall Street shares cut most of their losses overnight and...

  • Japan's Nikkei falls to lowest level since Oct 2014 Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 7:25 PM ET

    TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to the lowest level since October 2014 on Wednesday morning in choppy trade, extending a sharp fall on the previous day. The Nikkei shed 0.6 percent to 15,994.02 in early trade after opening a tad higher. It had dropped to as low as 15,964.35.

  • Dollar lower, investors flee to yen & Swiss franc Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 4:31 PM ET

    The dollar tumbled to a four-month low on Tuesday as growing fears of a global slowdown pushed investors to safe-haven currencies.

  • *Stock indexes extend decline to third straight day. *Index of top European shares hits lowest since Sept' 13. NEW YORK, Feb 9- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled for the third straight session on Tuesday on fears of slowing global growth, with particular concern around the health of the banking sector, while benchmark U.S.

  • *Stops short of $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday. Analysts said the metal is looking overbought and it pulled back after stopping short of testing key psychological resistance at $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday, but many say it could push higher again in coming days. Spot gold was trading down 0.1 percent at $1,189.96 an ounce by 1527 GMT, after rising to $1,200.60 on Monday,...

  • Feb 9- U.S. stock indexes were set to open lower on Tuesday, as cautious investors doubled down on safer assets amid increasing concerns of a sustained slowdown in global economic growth. Gold prices steadied near seven-month highs, while yields on Japan's 10- year government bond slipped into negative territory for the first time ever. Japan's Nikkei...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Emerging market stocks and oil-linked currencies fell on Tuesday, though for once the decline seemed to be the consequence rather than the cause of a sharp sell-off in the world's most developed markets. Stocks in Warsaw, which have bounced only half the 12 percent the rest of eastern Europe has gained since mid-January due to concerns over its new...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- European shares gave up early gains as bank stocks dropped and losses in Asian markets sent investors scurrying for safe havens. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 dipped 0.1 percent and then levelled off, after touching its lowest levels since October 2014, and still near its lowest close since 2013.. The search for shelter pushed up the Japanese...

  • Germany's DAX fell 1.1 percent to 8,879.40 while France's CAC 40 slid 1.7 percent. He met in Paris on Tuesday with his German counterpart, Jens Weidmann, along with the finance ministers of France and Germany for an economic conference. We think that this volatility of the Asian markets has spread to Europe, the eurozone, and the whole world.

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- Crude oil prices rose on Tuesday, with U.S. crude shrugging off big drops in Japan's stock market and eroding some of the previous session's losses that were driven by festering concerns about global oversupply. U.S. crude was up 33 cents at $30.02 a barrel at 0720 GMT, after rising as far as $30.30. But on Tuesday, oil market traders ignored a more than 5...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safest of safe-haven assets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.2 percent, with Australian shares hitting 2-1/ 2- year closing low, and would have been lower if not for...

  • Japanese stock slide leads global markets lower Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 12:30 AM ET

    LONDON— Financial markets turned lower once again on Tuesday after a 5.4 percent slide in Japan's main stock index and the interest rate on the country's benchmark bond dropped into negative territory for the first time ever. On Tuesday, Japan's Nikkei index led the way lower, ending the day down 5.4 percent at 16,085.44. The FTSE 100 index of leading British...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- The yield on Japan's benchmark 10- year government bond turned negative for the first time on Tuesday as Tokyo's Nikkei stock index tumbled, boosting investor demand for safe-haven debt. Demand for 10- year JGBs, which now offer sub-zero rates through 10 years into the yield curve, received a fresh boost on Tuesday when the latest bout of global risk...

  • *If Nikkei falls further, lowest level since Oct 2014 in sight. *Strong yen triggers worries about Japan Inc's earnings. TOKYO, Feb 9- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to a 2-1/ 2- week low on Tuesday morning, with banks taking the brunt of the sell-off, while a stronger yen dragged down stocks across the board.