U.S. Markets News
MONTE CARLO, Monaco, June 20 - Former chess grandmaster-turned hedge fund manager Patrick Wolff is betting on a stock market crash in China, where he says corruption and bad debts have spiralled to dangerous levels.
LONDON, June 20 - European shares extended losses on Thursday, with a key index down more than 2 percent and closing in on two month lows.
HONG KONG, June 20 - Hong Kong shares tumbled to their lowest in nine months on Thursday, with interest rate-sensitive counters sliding after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled a tapering of stimulus and cyclicals hurt by a weak China factory activity survey.
* FTSEurofirst 300 falls 1.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 1.7 pct
* Nikkei down 1.7 pct, Topix off 1.3 pct as Fed comments hurt mood * China's weak flash PMI drags down China-related manufacturers * Real estate shares battered * Weak yen lends some support to currency-sensitive stocks By Tomo Uetake TOKYO, June 20 - Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Thursday as weak China data further unsettled markets coming to grips with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's confirmation that the U.S. central bank could trim its bond-buyin
* MSCI Asia ex-Japan slides 3.5 pct in biggest drop since 2011
All American Indices
|Symb||Index||Mkt Report||Time||Last||Chg||Chg %|
|.DJI||Dow Jones Industrial Average||View||19 Jun 2013||15,112.19||-206.04||-1.35%|
|.IXIC||Nasdaq Composite Index||View||19 Jun 2013||3,443.20||-38.98||-1.12%|
|.TRXFLDUSP||Thomson Reuters Equity US Index||19 Jun 2013||147.76||-2.04||-1.36%|
|.TRXFLDCAP||Thomson Reuters Equity Canada Index||19 Jun 2013||230.04||-1.86||-0.80%|
|.GSPTSE||S&P/TSX Composite Index||View||19 Jun 2013||12,268.29||-99.17||-0.80%|
|.XAX||AMEX Composite Index||View||19 Jun 2013||2,320.00||-29.18||-1.24%|
|.MXX||MXSE IPC||View||19 Jun 2013||39,044.95||-415.03||-1.05%|