Global Markets

China anxiety knocks shares, oil


LONDON - Stock markets fell on Monday after China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August, while worries over the impact of another round of sanctions on Russian projects added to headwinds for Moscow-listed companies and the oil market.

Swedish crown slips to two-month low, Aussie weakens on China data

LONDON - Sweden's crown fell to a two-month low against the euro on Monday after the country elected a minority government, which could lead to a political impasse in Scandinavia's biggest economy.

9:02am BST

Wall St. declines with energy, ends five-week string of gains

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks fell on Friday as energy shares extended their recent slide, while rising bond yields drove down high-dividend paying shares.

12 Sep 2014

Investigators turn bankers into informants in forex probe: WSJ

- U.S. investigators have turned several bank employees into informants to gather evidence against some of their colleagues in the probe of possible manipulation of currency markets, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

7:18am BST

Growing foreign fund influence a risk for emerging markets: BIS

LONDON - The global fund management industry is a potential source of risk for emerging markets because of its vast size and herd-like investor behavior that can exacerbate asset price fluctuations, a BIS report said on Sunday.

9:56am BST

Options trading heats up on big bets U.S. rates are going up

NEW YORK - Traders piled into U.S. short-term interest rates options on Friday, adopting a bearish posture on the view the Federal Reserve will signal next week that interest rates will be notably higher by the end of next year.

12 Sep 2014
World Markets

REFILE-European shares fall on poor China data, SABMiller up

LONDON, Sept 15 - European equities fell in early trading on Monday after disappointing macroeconomic data from China raised concerns about the pace of economic growth in the world's second-biggest economy.

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St falls, weighed by energy, defensive shares

NEW YORK, Sept 12 - U.S. stocks fell on Friday weighed by energy shares as crude prices continued to fall, while high-yielding utilities and telecom shares also sold off as Treasury yields jumped.

Weaker Chinese data weighs on European shares, SABMiller rises

LONDON, Sept 15 - European equities fell on Monday, led lower by shares in commodity companies, after disappointing macroeconomic data from China intensified concerns about the pace of economic growth in the world's No. 2 economy.

Nikkei ends at 8-month high as weak yen lifts exporters

TOKYO, Sept 12 - Japanese share prices rose for the fifth straight session on Friday to end at an eight-month high, with exporters leading the gains on the yen's weakness. Japan's Nikkei share average rose 0.3 percent to 15,948.29 points, its highest close since Jan. 8. For the week, it gained 1.8 percent, outperforming most other share markets. The broader Topix gained 0.2 percent to a six-year closing high, while the new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.2 percent. (Addition

Hong Kong shares end at lowest in five weeks, Sinopec drags

HONG KONG, Sept 15 - Hong Kong shares finished at their lowest in five weeks on Monday, after a slew of weaker-than-expected China data over the weekend fanned fresh worries about the world's second-largest economy.

9:07am BST
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