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  • Europe stocks lower as weak China data weighs Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:00 AM ET

    Japanese stocks, however, extended gains following the Bank of Japan's decision last week to introduce a negative interest rate policy to boost lending and spur growth. KEEPING SCORE: Europe got off to a weak start with Britain's FTSE 100 down 0.4 percent to 6,059.68. THE QUOTE: "There are precious few indicators that point to a recovery within China and this...

  • Asia stocks uneven as China data, Japan policy weighed Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 10:54 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Chinese stocks fell Monday after a weak manufacturing report while Japan extended gains following its central bank's introduction of a negative interest rate policy to boost lending by banks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.8 percent to 17,833.53 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 1,918.22. THE QUOTE: Investors will...

  • TOKYO, Feb 1- Japan's Nikkei share average soared to more than a three-week high on Monday as the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to adopt negative interest rates spurred further buying, though most economists doubted it would give much of a boost to the economy. "Given the uncertainty over China and the uneasiness as the U.S. Federal Reserve begins a phase of...

  • *Japan bond yield plunge to record low, 2- yr at -0.10 pct. TOKYO, Feb 1- Asian shares started a new month on somewhat firmer footing on Monday, helped by accommodative monetary policies in Japan and Europe, but traders were cautious ahead of China factory and service sector activity surveys. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Stocks jumped worldwide and the yen slumped on Friday after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by adopting negative interest rates, while hopes the Federal Reserve will slow the pace of future U.S. rate hikes also underpinned stock gains. Equities surged globally, the yen tumbled and sovereign debt rallied after the BOJ said it would charge 0.1...

  • *BOJ unexpectedly adopts negative rates in big stimulus step. NEW YORK, Jan 29- Global equities jumped and the yen slumped against the dollar after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by introducing negative interest rates, while hopes the U.S. Global equities surged, the yen tumbled and sovereign debt rallied after the BOJ said it would charge 0.1 percent for...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- World shares jumped and the yen slumped on Friday after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by taking one of its main interest rates into negative territory, its boldest step yet to reinflate the economy. The yield on Japanese benchmark government bonds plunged to record lows after the central said it would charge 0.1 percent for excess reserves...

  • TOKYO, Jan 29- Japan's Nikkei share average soared to more than a two-week high on Friday after the Bank Of Japan unexpectedly eased monetary policy further by introducing a negative interest rate policy. On the broader market, 4.125 billion shares changed hands on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's First Section, 90 percent more than the daily average of around 2.2...

  • *Nikkei climbs but volatile after BOJ policy easing surprise. TOKYO, Jan 29- Japan's Nikkei share average rose more than 3 percent in volatile trade on Friday after the Bank Of Japan unexpectedly eased monetary policy further by introducing a negative interest rate policy. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda had said as recently as last week that the bank was not...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Tokyo stocks finished nearly 3 percent higher on Friday while the yen dived after after the country's central bank introduced a negative rate interest policy to boost the economy after previous stimulus efforts produced indifferent results. Other Asian markets were higher after China's top economy official said there is no basis for the...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 29- Asian shares jumped on Friday and the yen swooned after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by adopting negative interest rates in its boldest step yet to reinflate the long-languishing economy. The yen fell across the board and sovereign bonds rallied after Japan's central bank said it would charge 0.1 percent for excess reserves parked with the...

  • TOKYO, Jan 29- Japan's Nikkei share average soared more than 3 percent to its highest in more than two weeks on Friday as the Bank Of Japan unexpectedly eased monetary policy further by introducing a negative interest rate policy. The Nikkei extended early gains and was up 3.4 percent to 17,626.51 points by early afternoon, the highest since Jan. 13 after the BOJ...

  • *Wall St bounces as Facebook shines, Amazon slides. SYDNEY, Jan 29- Asian shares crept cautiously higher on Friday as oil cobbled together another session of gains and markets wagered U.S. interest rates would not be rising much this year, if at all. Policymakers now have the difficult decision of steering into the wind and taking decisive action amid global...

  • *Fanuc falls 12 pct, hit by weak demand in China. TOKYO, Jan 29- Japanese shares slipped on Friday as investors cautiously looked to whether the Bank of Japan will step up its stimulus later in the day. Policymakers now have the difficult decision of steering into the wind and taking decisive action amid global instability, or sticking to the program and risking...

  • *Wall St bounces as Facebook shines, Amazon slides. SYDNEY, Jan 29- Asian shares got off to a tentative start on Friday after oil cobbled together a third session of gains and markets wagered U.S. interest rates would not be rising much this year, if at all. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, while Australia added a slight 0.1 percent.

  • US stocks rise as oil prices jump again; tech climbs Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rose Thursday as the price of oil climbed for the third day in a row on hopes that major oil exporters would cut production. Sports apparel maker Under Armour also surged. Energy prices and companies rose after the Kremlin said it is discussing the state of the oil markets with Saudi Arabia and OPEC.

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Uncertainty over the future path U.S. interest rates weighed on European stocks on Thursday, while the resignation of Japan's economy minister impacted currency markets, sending the yen higher. Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said he would step down from his post to deal with allegations, which he denies, that he received bribes from a...

  • *Europe markets expected to open lower. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Jan 28- Asian shares rose slightly in choppy trade on Thursday as investors attempted to interpret the U.S. Europe looks set for a negative open, with financial spreadbetters expecting Britain's FTSE 100 Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to start the day about 0.7 percent lower.

  • LONDON— Concerns over the state of the global economic recovery following some cautious comments from the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 1 percent at 5,935 while Germany's DAX fell 1.6 percent to 9,724. The CAC-40 in France was 1.2 percent lower at 4,329. U.S. stocks were set for an uninspiring open following...

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japan's Nikkei edged up on Thursday morning in choppy trade as a weaker yen boosted export-exposed stocks like automakers, cheering investors after the market opened lower under the influence of weak Wall Street performances overnight. Wall Street stocks had slipped after the U.S. Hit by falling oil prices and fears of slower economic growth in...