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Wall Street lower as earnings roll in; Fed meet eyed

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Wall Street opened slightly lower on Monday as investors braced for another set of corporate earnings and awaited the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting.

G20 growth promise keeps global shares near nine-month high

LONDON World shares held near nine-month highs on Monday after G20 finance chiefs said over the weekend they would use "all policy tools" to lift global growth.

1:01pm BST

Oil prices slide on oversupply, economic headwinds

LONDON Oil prices fell to two and a half month lows on Monday amid worries that a global glut of crude and refined products would weigh on markets for some time.

2:45pm BST

Japan FY2020 budget deficit to narrow to 5.5 trillion yen - sources

TOKYO Japan's primary budget deficit is expected to be around 5.5 trillion yen ($51.77 billion) in fiscal 2020, improving from a 6.5 trillion yen deficit earlier projected but still missing the goal of a surplus, government sources who have seen the figures said on Monday.

12:26pm BST

Dollar steady before U.S. Fed, Bank of Japan meetings

NEW YORK The dollar was steady against the euro and yen on Monday as investors look ahead to central bank meetings with the U.S. Federal Reserve due to conclude a two-day meeting on Wednesday and the Bank of Japan due to meet on Friday.

3:03pm BST

G20 will use 'all policy tools' to lift growth as Brexit weighs

CHENGDU, China The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism.

3:33am BST
World Markets

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 25

July 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 7 points on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. Futures for the index were up 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open.

US STOCKS-Wall St lower as earnings roll in; Fed meet eyed

* Indexes down: Dow 0.28 pct, S&P 0.26 pct, Nasdaq 0.17 pct (Updates to open)

European shares gain ground as Ryanair and William Hill surge

LONDON, July 25 European stocks rose on Monday, with low-cost airline Ryanair climbing after it issued a bullish outlook while shares in William Hill surged on bid interest from its rivals.

Nikkei ends flat as investors take profits, Nintendo poked lower

TOKYO, July 25 Japan's Nikkei share average pared early gains and ended flat on Monday as investors took profits after a Wall Street-inspired rise.

Hong Kong shares close up slightly

HONG KONG July 25 Hong Kong shares finished up slightly on Monday as investors stepped back into the market at the end of the day.

9:18am BST
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