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  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks rose, following the biggest surge in U.S. shares since October 2013, after the  Federal Reservepledged patience on interest-rate increases and the yen weakened, boosting Japanese equities. Exporters  Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) and Honda Motor Co. gained more than 1 percent. Seafood supplier Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. jumped 7.2 percent, leading gains on the Nikkei 225 ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks erased earlier losses, closing up for a second day, as gains in energy and commodity producers led the Stoxx Europe 600 Index higher. Total SA and Royal Dutch Shell Plc pushed a gauge of oil-and-gas companies ahead, while Rio Tinto Group led increases among miners. The Stoxx 600 added 0.3 percent to 329.81 at 4:30 p.m. in London, reversing a loss of as much as 1.1 percent. Greece's ASE Index climbed...

  • In European Equity Markets banks led stocks lower, dragging the Stoxx Europe 600 Index to its seventh drop in eight days. The Stoxx 600 slid 0.7 percent to 326.47 at 1:00 p.m. in London. Among stocks moving on corporate news,  Royal Philips NV (PHIA) slid 3.3 percent after agreeing to buy  Volcano Corp. (VOLC) for $1 billion to boost its growth in image-guided treatments of the heart and...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks fell amid concern demand for commodities will falter as economic growth slows. Price swings in the benchmark index jumped the most in four years. Jiangxi Copper Co. slid 2.8 percent to lead declines for material producers. Yanzhou Coal Mining Co. tumbled 4.6 percent. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. and China Construction Bank Corp. gained more than 3 percent to pace gains for  fin...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks climbed, snapping six days of losses, as energy shares rebounded from a five-year low and automakers rallied. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 1.7 percent to 328.61 at 4:30 p.m. in London for its biggest gain since Dec. 5. The gauge earlier fell as much as 1.3 percent as factory data from China and  Francemissed economists' forecasts. Oil-and-gas producers rose for the first time in seven day...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell for a seventh day, erasing earlier gains, as banks and energy companies fell. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped 0.8 percent to 320.59 at 12:08 p.m. in  London after climbing as much as 0.7 percent. Earlier, it lost as much as 1.2 percent as factory data from China and  Francemissed economists' forecasts. Societe Generale SA and ING Groep NV slid more t...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, with the regional index at a two-month low while shrinking Chinese manufacturing stoked concern the global economy may falter. Inpex Corp., an energy explorer, slid 2.1 percent. Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest carmaker by market value, lost 1.3 percent. Aeon tumbled 6.4 percent to 1,113 yen, its biggest drop since April 1 and the largest decline on the Nikkei 225. 

  • In European Equity Markets stocks dropped, erasing earlier gains after data showed a decline in manufacturing for the  New York area, while  oil prices reversed gains. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 2.2 percent to 323.44 at 4:30 p.m. in  London, after earlier rising as much as 0.8 percent. Greece's  ASE Index (ASE) was the only gauge among 1...

  • In European Equity Marekts  stocks rebounded from their biggest weekly drop in three years as energy shares rose and BT Group Plc pushed telecommunications companies higher. The Stoxx  Europe 600 Index gained 0.4 percent to 331.89 at 12:30 p.m. in  London, paring an earlier advance of as much as 0.8 percent. Energy companies rebounded today after falling to their lowest level since ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks fell, after U.S. markets posted the biggest weekly drop in three years, amid concern that a tumbling oil price signals weakness in the outlook for global economic growth. All but two of the 33 Topix  industry groups retreated, with carmakers and insurers leading losses. Toyota Motor Corp., which gets about 31 percent of revenue in  North America, fell 2.5 percent, the big...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks retreated, sending the Stoxx Europe 600 Index to its worst weekly slump in more than three years, as miners and oil companies led declines. The Stoxx 600 slid 2.6 percent to 330.42 at 4:30 p.m. in  London, with all 19 industry groups down. BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio Tinto Group slid more than 2 percent, sending a gauge of European  mining stocks to its bigges...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks retreated, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index heading for its worst weekly slump in more than two years, as miners and oil companies led declines. The Stoxx 600 slipped 1.5 percent to 334.37 at 12:30 p.m. in London, as all 19 industry groups retreated. A gauge of commodity producers posted the worst performance among 19 Stoxx 600 industry groups as data showed factory production in  China s...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks rose after U.S. data on retail sales and unemployment claims boosted optimism in the world's largest economy. Japanese shares fluctuated ahead of the weekend's election. China's stocks swung between gains and losses after data showed industrial production grew slower than forecast. SAIC Motor Corp. dropped 2.7 percent to pace declines for consumer companies reliant on economic growth. <...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed, erasing earlier losses, as U.S. reports indicated the world's biggest economy is strengthening. Greek shares tumbled a third day, sending the ASE Index down 20 percent this week. Greece's ASE Index slid 7.4 percent today, posting the biggest three-day slump since 1987, amid concern a possible snap parliamentary election would open the door to anti-austerity leadership. The Stoxx...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks extended a three-week low, led by a slump in miners. Greek shares tumbled a third day, posting the biggest drop among 18 western-European markets. Commodity producers are falling for a sixth day, the longest streak since September.  Iron ore may drop to less than $60 a metric ton next year, according to Roubini Global Economics LLC. Rio Tinto Group and BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's big...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks dropped after oil's collapse to a five-year low triggered the biggest blow to  U.S. stocks (SPX) since October. Oil explorer Inpex Corp. lost 1.1 percent and energy-services provider JGC Corp. fell 2.2 percent. Honda Motor Co., which gets more than 80 percent of revenue abroad, dropped a fourth day. Banking stocks retreated, with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc.,  Japan's t...

  • In European Equity Markets a drop in oil and gas companies sent European stocks down a third day after OPEC said it sees demand for crude in 2015 at the weakest level in 12 years. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined 0.3 percent to 339.57 at 4:30 p.m. in London, erasing an earlier advance of as much as 0.9 percent. Greece's benchmark gauge fell 1 percent today, extending losses after yesterday tumbling the most since 1987. 

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks advanced, following their biggest slide in more than seven weeks. Greek shares bucked the trend as lenders declined a second day. The Stoxx  Europe 600 Index rose 0.5 percent to 342.13 at 12:30p.m. in London. The ASE Index retreated 1.7 percent, with lenders extending losses. Alpha Bank AE fell 2.8 percent, National Bank of Greece SA dropped 3.1 percent, and Piraeus Bank SA r...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell for a second day as a retreat in global equities extended after stocks tumbled in  China, a plunge in Greek shares spread to the rest of Europe and the yen jumped amid haven demand. Tiremakers fell the most among 33 industry groups on the Topix index, with Bridgestone Corp. and Yokohama Rubber Co. both losing more than 3 percent. Toyota Motor Corp., the world's No. 1 carmaker by market...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks retreated for a second day, as Greece's benchmark index posted its biggest drop since 1987 amid investor concern over elections. Greece's ASE Index slid 13 percent as the government announced that voting for a new president will begin next week. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will have to rely on opposition votes to push through his pick for the mainly ceremonial post. Lenders contributed the most t...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks retreated for a second day, as Tesco Plc tumbled and energy companies fell further, while banks led Greece's benchmark index to its biggest drop since 2008. The Stoxx  Europe 600 Index slid 1.1 percent to 344.71 at 12:00 p.m. in  London, heading for its largest two-day decline in seven weeks. Greece's ASE Index tumbled 11 percent as the government announced t...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, after U.S. shares dropped the most in almost seven weeks, as oil extended its decline and a stronger yen weighed on Japanese exporters. Japan Drilling Co. sank 5.2 percent, its biggest loss in seven months. Energy services stocks JGC Corp. and Chiyoda Corp. each retreated more than 2 percent as ConocoPhillips announced a 20 percent cut in expenditures for next year. Sony Corp. fell 4 percent as ha...

  • In Eruopean Equity Markets a plunge in construction and energy companies sent  European stocks down after a four-week rally. The Stoxx  Europe 600 Index slid 0.7 percent to 348.61 at the close of trading in London after a  1.1 percent gain last week propelled it to its highest level since January 2008.  Sika AG tumbled a record 22 percent today and Cie....

  • In European Equity Markets a slump in construction and chemicals companies sent  European stocks down after a four-week rally. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slid 0.5 percent to 349.37 at 12:30 p.m. in London after a  1.1 percent  increase last week propelled it to its highest level since January 2008. Sika AG tumbled 19 percent today and Cie. de Saint-Gobain SA also fell as a hostile bid by Europe's ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose after a surprising surge in U.S. payrolls increased optimism about the world's largest economy and sent the yen tumbling, boosting Japanese shares. China's  Shanghai Composite Index surpassed 3,000 for the first time since 2011 and a gauge of the nation's biggest companies headed for a record winning streak on optimism shares will extend their world-beating rally. Ping ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose, rebounding from their biggest drop in seven weeks, amid speculation the European Central Bank will consider quantitative easing at its January meeting, and after German factory orders beat forecasts. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 1.2 percent to 349.1 at 12:30 p.m. in London. National benchmark indexes gained in 16 of the 18 western European markets, with  Greece's A...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  regional benchmark index was little changed ahead of a monthly U.S. jobs report. Materials shares led declines, while consumer companies advanced. Sony Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. each climbed 1.3 percent as electrical-appliance and auto makers provided the  biggest boost to the Topix. GungHo Online Entertainment Inc. posted its biggest gain in more than 18 months after the company was said to be ...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell after  Mario Draghi said the  ECB will gauge the need for further stimulus early next year, quelling speculation the lender would start buying sovereign bonds soon. Banks, miners and energy shares posted the biggest declines on the Stoxx 600. Banco Santander SA lost 3.2 percent and BNP Paribas SA dropped 2.3 percent. Total SA and Royal Dutch Shell Plc fell mo...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose after U.S. equities climbed to fresh records on optimism in the world's largest economy and as the yen neared 120 per dollar, a level it hasn't breached since July 2007. Toyota Motor Corp., which gets three-quarters of sales abroad, climbed 1.8 percent even as it widened a recall of some vehicles. Takata Corp. fell 3.3 percent after its largest customer,  Honda (7267) Motor Co., t...

  • In European Equity Markets gains in miners helped propel European stocks to within 0.1 percent of a six-year high amid bets that the  European Central Bank will expand stimulus. Greece's ASE Index and Spain's IBEX 35 Index rose more than 1 percent for the biggest gains among 18 western-European markets. The U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index fell 0.4 percent. An index of European commodity producers advanced 1.7 percent, with R...

  • In European Equity Markets a gain in health-care companies helped push European stocks to within 0.2 percent of a six-year high, amid bets that the European Central Bank will expand stimulus. Telenor ASA climbed 1.7 percent and TeliaSonera AB gained 1.4 percent after the phone carriers agreed to combine their Danish businesses. Copenhagen-based rival TDC A/S jumped 5.4 percent, its biggest gain in more than three years. Salzgitter A...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks advanced for a second day, following U.S. equities higher, as  Japan's  Topix (TPX) index rallied on a weaker yen and investors weighed the impact of a slump in  oil prices on the global economic outlook. Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest car manufacturer by market value, climbed 0.9 percent as it contributed the most to the  T...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks rose, extending a two-month high as German equities posted their longest winning streak since May 2013. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.2 percent to 346.28 at the close of trading, after earlier rising as much as 0.6 percent.An index of banks  contributed the most to the Stoxx 600 advance today. HSBC Holdings Plc added 1.3 percent and Societe Generale SA rose 1.8 percent. The ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose, with the regional benchmark gauge heading for a three-day advance, as consumer and industrial shares climbed as Japanese stocks rallied after a holiday. Japanese  stocks rose, with the Topix index closing at its highest since June 2008, as insurers and tiremakers led the advance amid optimism global central banks will take more steps to support growth. Dai-ichi Life In...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed, paring gains in the final hour of trading, as commodity producers and oil and gas companies fell, while lenders climbed. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.1 percent to 345.73 at 4:30 p.m. in  London. It jumped as much as 0.5 percent earlier, with the gauge's lenders  contributing the most to the advance. Banks in the Stoxx 600 rose 1.3 p...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose, with a regional gauge heading for its biggest advance this month, after U.S. indexes reached another record as  China's unexpected interest-rate cut stoked optimism in the global economy. Financial and material companies led gains in  Hong Kong with  China Life Insurance Co., Haitong Securities Co. and Jiangxi Copper Co. surging at least 5...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks climbed to a two-month high as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated his commitment to raising inflation as fast as possible, and  China cut interest rates. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 2.1 percent to 345.37 at 4:30 p.m. in London, snapping a two-day losing streak. National benchmark indexes advanced in 17 of the 18 western European markets today...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fluctuated as the yen rose for the first time in seven days after Finance Minister Taro Aso said its decline has been too fast and as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to dissolve parliament ahead of elections. The Topix rose 0.1 percent to 1,398.63 as of 3:00 p.m. in Tokyo, reversing an earlier loss of 0.9 percent. It is headed for a 0.2 percent decline this week, which would be its first such drop...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks declined as miners fell after manufacturing data missed economists' estimates for the region and  ChinaThe Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped 0.3 percent to 338.22 at 4:31 p.m. in  London. A gauge of mining stocks fell to its lowest level this year, with iron-ore producers BHP Billiton Ltd. and  Rio TintoGroup losing more than 2.5 percent. National ...

  • In European Equity Markets mining companies led a decline in stocks as manufacturing data missed economists' estimates for the region and  ChinaThe Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 0.6 percent to 337.07 at 12:30 p.m. in  London. A gauge of mining stocks dropped to a one-month low, with iron-ore producers BHP Billiton Ltd. and  Rio Tinto Group losing more than 2 percent.