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  • *Asia-Pacific index down 10 percent so far this month. *Fears of China slowdown add to volatility. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.8 percent and is set to fall 10 percent this month, its worst monthly drop since May 2012.

  • *Asia-Pacific index -0.5 pct, on track for 10 pct monthly loss. *Concerns remain over China economy, markets, policy. TOKYO, Aug 31- Asian stocks sagged on Monday after top Federal Reserve officials kept the door open for an interest rate hike in September and investors braced for China economic data this week.

  • *Asia stocks rise on Wall Street surge, upbeat U.S. data. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open around 8 points, or 0.1 percent, higher, Germany's DAX to open up around 13 points, or 0.1 percent, and France's CAC 40 to start the day about 8 points, or 0.2 percent, higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.2 percent.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Japanese stocks extended a rally on Friday as investors took heart from strong U.S. economic data and further gains on Wall Street, with strength in Chinese markets further helping to calm frayed nerves. Mitsubishi Corp. gained 6.2 percent and Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal climbed 7.6 percent while Toho Zinc gained 7.1 percent.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Friday, with the negative impact from rallying Tokyo shares and an overnight retreat by U.S. Treasuries offset by the Bank of Japan's regular debt buying. Japan's Nikkei surged more than 2 percent, helped by further gains on Wall Street after strong U.S. economic data buoyed sentiment that had...

  • *Asia stocks rise on Wall Street surge, upbeat US data. Wall Street rose sharply overnight thanks to revised U.S. gross domestic product data showing the economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter- a reassuring sign amid worries over deepening economic woes in China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.3...

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Japan's Nikkei share average surged more than 2 percent on Friday, helped by further gains on Wall Street after strong U.S. economic data buoyed sentiment that had been shaken by fears of a China- led global economic slowdown. Commodity-related stocks led the rally after oil prices rocketed overnight and other commodity prices soared, with trading...

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Asian shares extended a global rally on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data calmed sentiment shaken by days of turmoil in Chinese equities. Wall Street rose sharply overnight thanks to revised U.S. gross domestic product data showing the economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter- a reassuring sign amid worries over...

  • *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...

  • US stocks open higher after Chinese market surges Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    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.

  • Asian stocks rise after US data calms investor nerves Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    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...

  • Nikkei rises as Wall Street gains soothe sentiment Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 10:19 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 27- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after a strong rebound on Wall Street eased investors' fears of a prolonged global market rout. In a sign that the faltering Chinese economy and slumping oil prices could affect U.S. monetary policy, New York Fed President William Dudley said the prospect of a September rate hike seemed "less compelling"...

  • *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,...

  • *Wall Street closes significantly higher after late rally. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street rebounded sharply on Wednesday after six straight days of large declines caused by China worries, while long-dated bond prices fell after a top Federal Reserve official scaled back expectations of a September rate increase. Bets about the timing of a rate increase was...

  • *Wall Street rises but European stocks end down. *China stock indexes give up early gains to close down. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street was sharply higher on Wednesday while European shares and commodities prices fell as investors balanced strong U.S. economic data and interest rate comments with fears about China's slowing economy.

  • *Wall Street rises but European stocks end down. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street advanced while European shares and commodities fell on Wednesday as investors balanced strong U.S. economic data with fears about China's slowing economy. China's key share indexes ended down after attempts to move higher were slapped back by waves of selling several times,...

  • *China stock indexes give up early gains despite rate cuts. NEW YORK, Aug 26- Wall Street opened higher and European shares cut their losses on Wednesday as investors tried to shake off fears about China's slowing economy. "The root of this is concern that growth in China may be a lot lower than what the market had thought," said Michael Bolliger, head of emerging market...