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(27-04-2011)
  • China July factory growth unexpectedly stalls - official PMI survey

    Workers install the chassis along a production line at a truck factory of Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd (JAC Motors) in HefeiBy Brenda Goh and Winni Zhou BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday, reinforcing views that the economy needs more stimulus as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump. It did not mention any impact from a savage 30 percent drop in stock markets since mid-June, though analysts said wild price swings could hit consumer and business confidence and investment decisions, adding pressure on the already cooling economy. "It warrants more concrete policy measures to stabilise the real economy.


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  • U.S. labor data weigh on dollar, Treasury yields

    A teller counts U.S. dollars at a money changer in Jakarta, IndonesiaThe dollar fell and benchmark U.S. Treasury yields touched multi-week lows on Friday as an unexpectedly weak government reading of American labor costs dulled prospects for higher U.S. interest rates. Wall Street stock prices closed down, after surrendering early gains from the Employment Cost Index data showing the smallest quarterly increase in 33 years. Oil prices declined by 2 to 3 percent on growing worries about global oversupply.


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  • US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings

    FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a man walks to work on Wall Street, near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stocks were mixed on Friday, July 31, 2015, with China's stock market extending losses, after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks.


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  • Uber valued at about $51 billion after latest funding round - WSJ

    Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in Madrid(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has closed a new round of funding that values the online taxi-hailing company at nearly $51 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Uber raised close to $1 billion in the round, bringing its total funding to more than $5 billion, WSJ reported on Friday, citing one of the people. Investors in the latest round include Microsoft Corp and the Indian media conglomerate Bennett Coleman & Co's Times Internet, the report said.


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  • Wall Street ends lower as weak oil weighs

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange(Reuters) - Wall Street ended on a sour note on Friday as a drop in energy stocks eclipsed wage data that supported expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve might hold off on an interest rate.


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  • July U.S.-listed options volume spikes to nine-month high
    Fear of increased volatility in the U.S. stock market and the growing proximity of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike helped boost options trading volume in July, sending it to the highest level since October. The total volume of trading in U.S.-listed equity and index options looks set to rise to about 387 million contracts in July, up 16 percent over June, according to a Reuters analysis of data from options clearinghouse OCC. Average daily trading volume in July surged to 17.3 million contracts, the highest since January.More

  • Greece's stock market to reopen as bailout talks progress

    Lawmaker Yanis Varoufakis arrives at a parliament meeting in Athens, on Friday, July 31, 2015. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended his flamboyant former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, who came under heavy fire over claims he made — and confirmed after they were leaked — that he had drafted contingency plans for a parallel payment system that could have eased a euro exit. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange will reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy as talks with international creditors shifted into high gear.


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  • Bullard says Fed 'in good shape' for Sept rate hike: paper
    St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said the latest U.S. economic growth data boosts the case for the central bank to raise interest rates in September, according to a Wall Street Journal report. "We are in good shape" to begin hiking rates at a policy meeting set for Sept. 16-17, Bullard, a hawkish Fed official who has long called for an earlier tightening, was quoted as saying in the online report on Friday. Bullard was quoted as saying the Fed needed to "get that behind us before we could get to the first rate rise," and that "the outlook remains fairly good for the economy." He shrugged off data on Friday showing surprisingly little growth in employer costs, the paper said.More

  • Greek stock market to reopen Monday after five-week shutdown
    Greece's stock market will reopen on Monday after a five-week shutdown caused by capital controls, but local investors will face restrictions aimed at stemming capital flight, a bourse spokeswoman said on Friday. The Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) has been shut since June 29, when the government closed banks and imposed strict limits on withdrawals and foreign transfers to avert a run on deposits. The Finance Ministry cleared the way for the exchange to resume operations by issuing a decree setting out new trading rules for local investors.More

  • Greek stock market says all shares to trade on Monday
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Foreign investors will not face restrictions on operations when trade resumes at Greece's stock exchange on Monday following a five-week shutdown caused by capital controls, a stock exchange spokeswoman said.More

  • Greek stock market volatility limit to be cut to 20 percent
    The volatility limit at Greece's stock exchange will be reduced to 20 percent from the current 30 percent when the bourse reopens on Monday following a five-week shutdown caused by capital controls, the exchange said on Friday. The Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) .ATG EXCr.AT has been shut since June 29, when the government closed banks and imposed strict limits on withdrawals and foreign transfers to prevent a run on deposits by savers and companies.More

  • London close: FTSE finishes on the front foot as investors weigh earnings and data
    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 picked up steam to close on a positive note after a mixed day of corporate reports and economic data.More

  • Market overview: FTSE ends up a touch higher after mixed day of earnings and data
    (ShareCast News) - 1650 (Close): The FTSE 100 ended the day up 27.41 points to 6,696.28 after a mixed day of corporate reports and economic data. Eurozone inflation held steady in July while US consumer ...More

  • Oilpatch earnings reflect low oil prices
    Canada's oilpatch is buckling down to a "lower-for-longer scenario," in the words of one executive, after a fresh round of grim earnings. The prediction that oil prices will stay low for a long time came from Penn West Petroleum CEO Dave Roberts, who is addressing an accounting scandal as well as the need to adjust expectations in the face of oil prices below $50. Earlier this year, oil companies were predicting a bounce back in prices by the end of the year, but now that optimism is fading.More

  • Greek stock market says to reopen on Monday
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's stock market will reopen on Monday after a five-week shutdown, with restrictions on securities trading by local investors, a spokeswoman for the bourse said on Friday soon after a ministerial decree was issued.More

  • If Greek trades in U.S. are any guide, Athens bourse may have rocky re-start
    U.S.-listed equity instruments tied to Greece have fallen around 20 percent since the Athens stock market was closed in late June, heralding a potentially rough start when it finally re-opens. This was based on the performance of the "GREK" exchange traded fund (ETF) - comprised of U.S. market listings of Greek companies - since the actual Athens stock exchange has been shut. National Bank of Greece's U.S-listed equity instruments also rose 1.7 percent on Friday but again are down some 20 percent in the last month.More

  • Wall Street opens higher after wage growth data

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeREUTERS - U.S. stocks edged up on Friday as historically low wage growth supported the view that the Fed could delay the timing of a rate increase. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 10.96 points, or 0.06 percent, to 17,756.94, the S&P 500 gained 2.98 points, or 0.14 percent, to 2,111.61 and the Nasdaq composite added 12.37 points, or 0.24 percent, to 5,141.16. (Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru)


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  • US stocks little changed as investors react to earnings

    This July 6, 2015 photo shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange. Most major global markets rose Thursday, July 30, 2015, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low, corporate earnings mostly did better than expected and investors awaited U.S. economic growth figures. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed at the open as investors assess the latest batch of company earnings reports.


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  • China limits stock trading accounts over volatility

    The China Securities Regulatory Commission says it is investigating institutions and individuals for programme trading, which had amplified "big fluctuations" on the stock marketChina's two stock exchanges have slapped trading limits on more than 20 accounts as the market regulator on Friday announced a crackdown on computerised "programme trading", which it blamed for recent volatility. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said it was investigating institutions and individuals for programme trading, which had amplified "big fluctuations" on the stock market, according to a statement on its website. The practice typically involves automated transactions carried out by computer at high speed on a large number of stocks.


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  • China down again, other Asian stocks mostly up after US data

    This July 6, 2015 photo shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange. Most major global markets rose Thursday, July 30, 2015, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low, corporate earnings mostly did better than expected and investors awaited U.S. economic growth figures. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China's stock market extended its loss for a second day while other Asian stocks were mostly up Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter.


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