Global Markets

Dollar rises above 110 yen for the first time since August 2008


TOKYO - The dollar rose above 110 yen for the first time since August 2008 on Wednesday, continuing to ride on bullish momentum against its peers generated by gains against a flagging euro. | Video

Asian shares slip, dollar near highs; Hong Kong unrest eyed

TOKYO - Asian shares got off on the back foot on Wednesday as continued civil unrest in Hong Kong sapped confidence, while the dollar index was in sight of a four-year high after marking its best quarterly gain in six years.

1:35am BST

Euro pressured as low inflation puts heat on ECB

SYDNEY - The euro languished near a fresh two-year trough early on Wednesday, having come under fire as a further slowdown in euro zone inflation intensified pressure for more stimulus from the European Central Bank.

12:34am BST

Wall St. ends down for day, month; indexes gain in quarter

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks slipped on Tuesday, dragged down by energy and materials shares as economic data disappointed. | Video

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Trio of pharma companies jump after CDC confirms U.S. Ebola case

NEW YORK - Several pharmaceutical companies with potential Ebola treatments jumped in extended trade on Tuesday after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the virus diagnosed in the country.

30 Sep 2014

U.S. fund managers cut global equity holdings but back local stocks: Reuters poll

- U.S. fund managers recommended cutting global stock holdings in their model portfolio to the lowest since the financial crisis and suggested increasing higher cash and property allocations, a Reuters poll showed.

30 Sep 2014
World Markets

European shares inch higher early; RBS jumps

PARIS, Sept 30 - European shares inched higher in early trading on Tuesday, led by shares of Royal Bank of Scotland after the UK lender cut provisions for bad loans.

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends down for day, posts September losses

NEW YORK, Sept 30 - U.S. stocks slipped on Tuesday, dragged down by energy and materials shares as economic data disappointed, and major indexes posted losses for the month.

European shares rise as inflation data raises prospect of ECB action

LONDON, Sept 30 - European shares rose on Tuesday as a batch of weak inflation data increased the chances the European Central Bank will introduce new stimulus measures to boost the region's flagging economy.

Nikkei little changed after mixed tankan data

* Tankan result gives limited impact to stock market - analysts * Selling in emerging market currencies can be a threat to Japanese market - analyst * Ibiden tumbles after cutting profit outlook By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Oct 1 - Japan's Nikkei share average was little changed in choppy trade on Wednesday, with a weak yen supporting sentiment despite mixed data from the Bank Of Japan's tankan survey. Business confidence among Japanese manufacturers improved for the fi

ADVISORY-Hong Kong markets shut for public holidays Wednesday, Thursday

Financial markets in Hong Kong are closed on Wednesday, Oct. 1, for China's National Day holiday and on Thursday, Oct. 2, for the Chung Yeung Festival, and will resume trading on Friday.

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