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  • *Shanghai stocks fall almost 9 pct, hurt by lack of Beijing move. *More than 1 trillion euros wiped off European stocks in August Dollar slides vs euro, yen; Treasury yields hit 4- month low. NEW YORK, Aug 24- World stock markets plunged on Monday after a near-9 percent dive in China shares and a tumble in oil prices, while U.S. stocks were on track to end the day with steep...

  • In a matter of five sessions, sentiment shifted dramatically on Wall Street and seemed to climax early on a volatile Monday, when the S&P fell as much as 12.5 percent from its record intraday high set last May, and the Dow Jones industrial average, fell 1,089 points shortly after the opening bell. In mid-afternoon trading, major Wall Street indexes were still down...

  • *Shanghai stocks lose almost 9 pct, lack of steps from Beijing disappoints. NEW YORK, Aug 24- World stock markets plunged on Monday, after a near 9 percent dive in China shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major commodities sent investors rushing for the exits. Concerns about a China- led global economic slowdown and tumbling commodities prices had U.S. traders...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Copper prices tumbled to six-year lows on Monday alongside Shanghai equities on growing nervousness about economic activity and demand prospects in top industrial metals consumer China. The metal used in power and constriction was at $4,897 a tonne at 1121 GMT from $5,055 at Friday's close. The perception that the Chinese government can...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- China stock markets slumped again on Monday, giving up all their gains for the year on a massive selloff that dragged down regional markets, with even some state media saying the government rescue attempt had now failed. As much as 80 percent of China's tradable stocks hit the downside limit during the day, and ominously all index futures...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- Contagion from China's equity malaise spread across emerging markets on Monday, driving a 4 percent tumble in the benchmark equity index while currencies fell 1-2 percent to multi-year lows against the dollar. Selling escalated across emerging markets, taking MSCI's benchmark equity index to six-year lows and their biggest one-day loss...

  • *Shanghai stocks lose 9 pct, lack of steps from Beijing disappoints. Safe-haven government bonds and the yen and the euro rallied as widespread fears of a China- led global economic slowdown and currency war kicked in. "It is a China driven macro panic," said Didier Duret, chief investment officer at ABN Amro.

  • *Oil slumps on China consumption fears. LONDON, Aug 24- Top-rated German bond yields fell to the lowest level seen in nearly three months on Monday, as fears of China- led global economic slowdown saw investors barrel out of riskier assets like stocks. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England's plans to raise interest rates in the coming months, and may even force the...

  • *Shanghai stocks lose 9 pct, lack of steps from Beijing disappoints. Safe-haven government bonds and widespread fears of a China- led global economic slowdown kicked in.the yen and the euro rallied as. Speculators are selling assets that seem the most vulnerable, "said Takako Masai, head of research at Shinsei Bank in Tokyo.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- Chinese stocks plunged more than 8 percent on Monday in panic selling, with flagship indexes smashing key support levels and posting their biggest one-day percentage losses since the height of the global financial crisis in 2007.. The latest tumble, which wiped out what was left of market gains this year, was rooted in investor disappointment...

  • *Gold on track to rally towards $1,200- Phillip Futures. MANILA, Aug 24- Gold hovered near its highest level in almost seven weeks on Monday as worries over a slowing Chinese economy pushed investors away from risky assets and into those deemed as safe haven. "Gold is rising on market fears," said Howie Lee, analyst at Phillip Futures in Singapore.

  • *Solar stocks tumble along with China's share rout. SINGAPORE, Aug 24- Commodities markets tumbled on Monday as fears spread that a more severe slowdown in China would pull down other economies in the region, denting energy and raw material consumption. WTI traded well below $40 a barrel and Brent fell under $45 per barrel by 0500 GMT.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- Chinese stocks dived more than 8 percent on Monday morning, with the Shanghai index giving up all its gains for the year on investor disappointment that Beijing held back expected policy support at the weekend after markets shed 11 percent last week. The Hang Seng index dropped 4.6 percent to 21,378.40 points, which analysts blamed both on weak...

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Aug 24- China's yuan weakened against the dollar on Monday, pulled down by a collapsing stock market, but losses were capped by a stable central bank midpoint, traders said. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.3862 per dollar prior to market open, slightly stronger than the previous fix of 6.3864. If the CNH liquidity in the...

  • TOKYO, Aug 24- Asian stocks dived to 3- year lows on Monday as a rout in Chinese equities gathered pace, hastening an exodus from riskier assets as fears of a China- led global economic slowdown roiled world markets. Safe-haven government bonds and the yen rallied on the widespread unrest in the financial markets, set in motion nearly two weeks ago when China...

  • The safe-haven yen rallied and key government bonds were bought from the widespread unrest in the financial markets, set in motion nearly two weeks ago when China devalued its currency and generated fears about the state of its economy. Fears of a China- led global economic slowdown drove Wall Street to its steepest one-day drop in nearly four years on Friday...

  • *China factory activity at almost 6-1/ 2- year low. NEW YORK, Aug 21- World stock markets tumbled on Friday and U.S. oil prices dove briefly below $40 a barrel sparked by fresh evidence of slowing growth in China, sending investors scurrying to the safety of bonds and gold. Thomas Lee, managing partner at Fundstrat Global Advisors in New York, said it was hard to say what...

  • *China factory activity at almost 6-1/ 2- year low. NEW YORK, Aug 21- World stock markets fell sharply on Friday, heading for their worst week of the year, and commodities swung lower as more data pointed to slower growth in China and sent investors scurrying to the safety of bonds and gold. "The Fed is in an extremely awk6ward situation right now," Robbert van Batenburg,...

  • Aug 21- Wall Street was set to open lower on Friday, with the S&P 500 mini futures falling to their weakest level since early February, as more alarming data from China spooked investors already worried about global growth. The data from China showed its giant manufacturing sector slowing at the fastest pace since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009,...

  • *Experts says China has regulations, not always enforced. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, Aug 21- Several warnings preceded the deadly blasts at the Chinese port of Tianjin, including a state-backed research paper highlighting the risk of "grave accidents and casualties" in the chemicals sector and an explosion in another city blamed on lax safety controls.