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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise, bond yields steady as ECB seen on hold

* Euro off lows as inflation cools bets for ECB cut next week * Wall Street gains on mostly strong economic reports * German Bund yields tick higher but still near record lows * S&P 500 and Euro STOXX 50 post biggest monthly gains since Feb (Adds close of U.S. marekts, new comment) By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Aug 29 - Global equity markets rose on Friday, posting their best month since February on strong U.S. data, while German bond yields edged up from record lows

US STOCKS-S&P 500 edges up to set new record; best month since Feb

* Indexes up: Dow 0.11 pct, S&P 0.33 pct, Nasdaq 0.5 pct (Updates to close)

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P advances to set new record in quiet session

NEW YORK, Aug 29 - U.S. stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record as the latest in a string of positive data helped extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise, bond yields steady as ECB seen on hold

* Euro off lows as inflation cools bets for ECB cut next week * Wall Street gains on mostly strong economic reports * German Bund yields tick higher but still near record lows (Adds oil settlement prices) By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Aug 29 - Global equity markets rose on a fresh round of strong U.S. economic reports on Friday, while German bond yields edged up from record lows as expectations that the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy next week faded.

US STOCKS-Wall St edges up, set for best month since February

* Dow off 0.04 pct, S&P up 0.18 pct, Nasdaq up 0.3 pct (Updates to midday trading)

Wall St Week Ahead-U.S. coal stocks could gain on Russia tension

NEW YORK, Aug 29 - Beaten-down U.S. coal company stocks may receive a lift in coming weeks if deteriorating relations between Russia and the West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe's natural gas supply.

 
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NYSE Gainers

Symb Last Change Chg %
RALY.N 11.54 +1.54 +15.40
VMEM.N 4.22 +0.46 +12.23
VIV.N 21.40 +1.88 +9.63

NYSE Losers

Symb Last Change Chg %
VIPS.N 196.63 -12.33 -5.90
MBT.N 18.45 -0.97 -4.99
SHI.N 33.44 -1.36 -3.91

All American Indices

Data as of 30 Aug 2014. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
Symb Index Mkt Report Time Last Chg Chg %
.DJI Dow Jones Industrial Average View 29 Aug 2014 17,098.45 +18.88 +0.11%
.IXIC Nasdaq Composite Index View 29 Aug 2014 4,580.27 +22.58 +0.50%
.TRXFLDUSP Thomson Reuters Equity US Index 29 Aug 2014 182.28 +0.68 +0.37%
.TRXFLDCAP Thomson Reuters Equity Canada Index 29 Aug 2014 294.00 +1.29 +0.44%
.GSPTSE S&P/TSX Composite Index View 29 Aug 2014 15,625.73 +67.56 +0.43%
.XAX AMEX Composite Index View 29 Aug 2014 2,784.08 +23.99 +0.87%
.MXX MXSE IPC View 29 Aug 2014 45,628.09 +126.81 +0.28%
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DAX 9,470.17 +7.61 +0.08%
CAC 40 4,381.04 +13.19 +0.30%
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Oil 95.84 +1.41 +1.49%
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NYSE Most Actives

Symb Last Chg % Volume
BAC.N 16.09 +0.50 15,285,186
PBR.N 19.57 +2.35 8,915,415
GE.N 25.98 -0.12 6,883,842
Data as of Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:18pm BST.

NASDAQ Most Actives

Symb Last Chg % Volume
AAPL.OQ 102.50 +0.24 12,682,803
INTC.OQ 34.92 +0.78 9,760,289
FB.OQ 74.82 +1.31 8,565,726
Data as of Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:18pm BST.

AMEX Most Actives

Symb Last Chg % Volume
APP.A 0.94 +0.81 680,329
GSAT.A 1.26 +6.02 554,033
PAL.A 0.27 +5.65 454,785
Data as of Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:18pm BST.
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PFBX.OQ 3.00 to 1.00 Buy
GSJK.OQ 3.00 to 1.33 Buy
SNHY.OQ 2.00 to 1.00 Buy
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PEIX.OQ 1.00 to 3.00 Hold
LRAD.OQ 1.00 to 3.00 Hold
BOTA.OQ 1.00 to 3.00 Hold