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Asia surges with Japan, China stocks in lead; risk appetite lifts dollar

Asian shares surged on Wednesday following gains on Wall Street, with Japanese and Chinese stocks leading the way, while investors’ stronger appetite for riskier assets pushed up U.S. debt yields. Spreadbetters saw Asia’s upward momentum spilling over into Europe, forecasting a higher open for Britain’s FTSE .FTSE, Germany’s DAX .GDAXI and France’s CAC .FCHI. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares ...

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Asia shares aim to break losing streak

Asian share markets crept ahead on Tuesday after the benchmark for U.S tech stocks hit its highest in 15 years, while a holiday in Japan kept currencies tethered within recent tight ranges. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan firmed 1.1 percent after losing ground for five straight sessions. Australian stocks bounced 1.2 percent, recouping a little ground after ...

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Wall St. climbs, led by energy, healthcare; Nasdaq 100 hits 15-year high

U.S. stocks added to their recent run with gains across all sectors on Monday, led by increases in the beaten-down energy group and the acquisition-driven healthcare industry. The gains on the first trading day of the month followed the best monthly performance of the major indexes in four years in October. The Nasdaq 100 .NDX on Monday closed at its ...

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Turkish markets surge on return to single-party rule

Turkish assets rallied on Monday, with the lira on track for its biggest one-day gain in seven years and stocks up 5 percent after an election that returned the country to single-party rule, ending months of investor uncertainty. The AK Party, founded by President Tayyip Erdogan, took just shy of 50 percent of Sunday’s national vote, giving it a clear ...

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Global stocks slip, but post best month in four years; oil gains

Oil gained on Friday while stocks on Wall Street closed lower even as major U.S. and European stock indices posted their best month in at least four years, boosted in part by accommodative monetary policies in the euro zone and Japan. Oil prices rose after the U.S. oil rig count fell for a ninth straight week, indicating potentially lower crude ...

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Asian shares edge up, Nikkei gyrates as BOJ holds steady

Asian shares edged up on Friday, on track for their biggest monthly rise since January 2012 but headed for weekly losses as investors fretted about the possibility United States interest rates could still rise this year. Japanese shares slipped briefly and then regained their composure, while the yen rose after the Bank of Japan held policy steady. The BOJ kept ...

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U.S. Equities Climb After Fed Amid Rally in Banks, Energy Shares

U.S. stocks soared to a two-month high as commodity producers rallied and the Federal Reserve’s signal that it may raise interest rates as soon as December sent financial shares surging. Equities had advanced into the afternoon Fed statement, boosted by Apple Inc. following its better-than-expected results and by energy shares as oil surged the most in eight weeks. The indication ...

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European shares

European shares drifted lower on Monday as the effect of China’s rate cut faded, although German stocks outperformed after a business sentiment survey came in better than expected. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.4 percent at 1,484.52 points at the close, after rising 1.95 percent in the previous session. The euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was ...

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Asian stocks advance on China rate cut, U.S. tech earnings

Asian stocks on Monday were close to wiping out all their losses since China’s shock currency devaluation in August, as global equities rallied after the Chinese central bank cut rates and U.S. tech giants provided upbeat earning guidance. MSCI’s index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.5 percent to hit its highest since Aug. 12, led by 1.2 percent ...

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UK Stocks

Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 23 to 27 points lower, or 0.36 to 0.42 percent on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue chip index closed 0.1 percent higher at 6,348.42 points on Wednesday. * ROYAL DUTCH SHELL – Australia’s competition watchdog said it has ...

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