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    * Peripheral yields up on Greek, Spanish uncertainty * Euro tumbles, European stocks fall * Dollar hits eight-year peak above 122 yen * Commodities knocked by dollar strength * Investors await U.S. data later in session By Marc Jones LONDON, May 26 - Greece's financial crisis and signs of growing opposition to austerity in Spain sent the euro to its lowest level in a month on Tuesday, while sha...

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    Shares of low-cost carrier Ryanair (RYAOF) took off on Tuesday, with the stock on track for an all-time closing high after the airline's full-year profit beat expectations and surged 66%. In early European trade, Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYAOF) shares climbed as much as 6.6% to 11.60 euros on the Irish stock exchange. If it ends at that level, it would be the stock's highest close since Ryanair (RYAOF) went public in May 1997. For the year, the stock is up 15%, outperforming most other European airlines.

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    Ryanair rises as strategy shift pays off. European stocks and the euro fell Tuesday, with investors returning from a holiday to assess financial and political developments in Greece and Spain. The Stoxx Europe 600 lost 0.4% to 404.95, with no sectors trading higher.

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    The world's iron-ore glut has a reliable friend in China's state-run industrial complex. Shares in Fortescue Metals (FSUMF), the largest pure-play miner of iron ore in the world, jumped nearly 11% Tuesday on an Australian Financial Review report that Chinese companies are fishing for ore assets. China's largest publicly traded steel producer, Baoshan Iron and Steel--also known as Baosteel--and Citic, the country's largest conglomerate, are names in the mix.

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    FTSE Russell, one of the world's largest index providers, will launch two transitional indexes that include China A shares - a step that paves the way for Chinese-listed shares to later be included in its emerging markets benchmark, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.

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    * FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, Madrid underperforms. * Spanish banks fall, bond yields highest in 1 week. * Bumper airline results boost Ryanair. European shares fell on Tuesday, the first day of the trading week for several markets after a long holiday, with a local-election battering for Spain's government and Greece's ongoing debt drama offsetting bumper airline results.

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    * Dollar index hits 1-mth high, dollar/yen scales 2-mth peak. * Euro stuck below $1.1000, Greek concerns persist. * U.S. data including durable goods next test for dollar bulls. By Patrick Graham. The dollar rose 1 percent against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, extending gains since a round of improved inflation data last Friday and driving the euro below $1.09 for the first time in a month.

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    U.K. stocks were lower Tuesday, with London's benchmark on track to break its longest winning streak in two months. The FTSE 100 was down 0.4% at 7,003.94, with losses in all but the basic services group. Even within that group, mining stocks were mixed.

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    The dollar rose more than 1 percent against a basket of currencies and topped $1.09 per euro for the first time in a month on Tuesday as it extended its recent gains. In the first trade in London following a long holiday weekend, the euro fell to as little as $1.0885, down 0.8 percent on the day.

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    Italian bond futures fell in early trade on Tuesday on concerns about Greece's ongoing debt problems and a regional election result in Spain that reflected growing voter discontent with austerity programmes.

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    Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd (FRFHF). * Cash consideration will be paid within 10 days of date of this announcement to those Brit shareholders whose valid acceptances have already been received. * Anticipated that cancellation of listing and trading of Brit shares will take effect no earlier than 8.00 a.m. on 23 June 2015.

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    Brit Plc. * Applications will be made to UK listing authority and London Stock Exchange for cancellation of listing and trading of company's ordinary shares of 1 pence each. * Jonathan Feuer, Sachin Khajuria, Kamil Salame, Gernot Lohr, maarten hulshoff, hans-peter gerhardt and willem stevens have resigned as non-executive directors from Brit board.

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    Stock markets were seen opening on a mixed note in Europe on Tuesday, the first day of the trading week for several countries after a holiday weekend, with Greece's ongoing debt drama in focus and after a poor local election result for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

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    Biggest gainer is stock-exchange operator Hong Kong Exchanges& Clearing Ltd.. Shares in Hong Kong played catch-up with the rally in mainland stocks after news that China will soon launch a link allowing Hong Kong and mainland asset managers to sell funds to retail investors on either side. Chinese firms trading in Hong Kong jumped 3.6%, leading the Hang Seng Index up 1.7% to 28,357.31.

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    LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 4 to 8 points, or 0.1 percent higher on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * Britain's top share index hit closed up 0.3 percent at 7,031.72 points at its highest level in 10 days on Friday, driven by a jump in network operator Vodafone's (VOD) shares, which hit a 14-year high on the back of potential merger activity. * VODAFONE (VOD) - Investors are encouraging VODAFONE (VOD) to spin-off its emerging markets operations and seek a 120 billion pound ($185.38 billion) merger with Liberty Global (LBTYA), according to the Sunday Telegraph. * BHP BILLITON - BHP Billiton confirmed its demerger of South32 had been completed. * ROYAL DUTCH SHELL - The world's fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden told the Guardian in an interview on Friday. * EU REFERENDUM - Britain must "get on with it" and hold its planned referendum on whether to leave the European Union no later than next year to avoid a long period of damaging uncertainty, the country's leading manufacturing association said. The Bank of England plans to assess the implications of a possible British exit from the European Union, it said in a statement, confirming an email it inadvertently sent to a newspaper about the supposedly confidential research project. * MOTOR INSURERS - British motor insurers last year boosted their financial results by drawing on a large proportion of the reserves they had built up against future claims, consultancy Deloitte said on Tuesday. * UK CORPORATE DIARY: Micro Focus Micro Focus International PLC International PLC Pre-Close Update TODAY'S UK PAPERS > Financial Times > Other business headlines Multimedia versions of Reuters Top News are now available for: * 3000 Xtra : visit http://topnews.session.rservices.com * BridgeStation: view story .134 For more information on Top News visit http://topnews.reuters.com ($1 = 0.6473 pounds) (Reporting by Alistair Smout)

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    Analyst says parity looms for euro/dollar. The euro hit a one-month low against the dollar in Asia trade Tuesday as fears lingered about the Greek debt situation, while the dollar hit a fresh two-month high against the yen. The euro briefly touched as low as $1.0931 earlier in the session, its lowest since April 28, before bouncing back a bit to $1.0939.

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    The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Tuesday: BAYER. The drugmaker expects the world's largest economies to pool billions of euros in funding for the development of antibiotics against the growing threat of drug-resistant superbugs, its chief executive said on Friday. CARMAKERS.

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    Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open 4 to 8 points higher, or around 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX to open 40 to 45 points lower, or 0.4 percent, and France's CAC 40 to open 14 to 17 points lower, or 0.3 percent.

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    Japanese government bond prices stood little changed on Tuesday after paring earlier losses on decent results from a 20-year debt auction. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield stood unchanged at 0.42 percent, pulling back from 0.44 percent. The market was relieved after seeing 1.2 trillion yen of 20-year debt sold by the finance ministry draw ample demand.