Global Markets

Weak U.S. consumer spending points to slower first-quarter growth


WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January as households continued to cut back on purchases, opting to save much of the massive windfall from cheaper gasoline. 

U.S. stocks extend rally, dollar reaches 11-year high

NEW YORK - U.S. stock prices rose on Monday, with the Nasdaq composite touching the 5,000-point mark for the first time in 15 years, while the dollar hit an 11-year high on expectations the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates later this year.

6:14pm GMT

Wall St. advances, with Nasdaq hitting 5,000, after data

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks advanced on Monday, with the Nasdaq nudging above the 5,000 mark for the first time in 15 years, as a round of mixed data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.

6:35pm GMT

Dollar nudges 11-year high as euro gives up gains

NEW YORK - The dollar edged up on Monday, with an index that tracks the greenback against major currencies touching an 11-year peak even after soft economic data.

8:07pm GMT

Mixed messages on third Greek bailout talks

MADRID/ATHENS - Euro zone countries are discussing a third bailout for Greece worth 30 billion to 50 billion euros, Spain's economy minister said on Monday, but EU officials said there were no such talks.

6:57pm GMT

Brent tumbles on Iran, Libya; U.S. crude up on spread play

NEW YORK - Brent crude tumbled more than 3 percent on Monday on speculation of a nuclear deal that could boost Iran's oil exports, and U.S. crude rose by around 1 percent as traders bet the gap between the two would narrow.

7:35pm GMT
World Markets

Telecoms M&A helps European shares cling to 7-year highs

LONDON, March 2 - European shares kicked off March on a flat note on Monday, with a boost from merger activity in the telecoms sector offset by falls in media group Vivendi .

US STOCKS-Wall St advances, with Nasdaq hitting 5,000, after data

* Indexes up: Dow 0.61 pct, S&P 0.34 pct, Nasdaq 0.5 pct (Adds data)

European equities end lower as Greek banks and oil shares slip

LONDON, March 2 - European shares ended lower after setting new multi-year highs on Monday, with Greek banks slipping on lingering concerns about the country's debt and energy shares tracking a sharp decline in crude oil prices.

Nikkei rises to 15-year high on weak yen, China rate cut

TOKYO, March 2 - Japanese stocks closed Monday's session at fresh 15-year highs after China's weekend interest rate cut bolstered risk appetite and as the yen weakened, but the gains were limited as investors were cautious of a potentially overheating market. The Nikkei share average ended 0.2 percent higher at 18,826.88, the highest closing level since April 2000. The broader Topix gained 0.1 percent to 1,524.97, with 2.17 billion shares changing hands, the lowest level in thr

Hong Kong shares edge up after China rate cut

HONG KONG, March 2 - Hong Kong shares edged up on Monday after China's central bank cut interest rates to support the slowing economy.

8:11am GMT
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