DJIA: 16,654.77  +369.26 (2.27%) | NASDAQ: 4,812.708  +115.172 (2.45%) | S&P 500: 1,987.66  +47.15 (2.43%) Markets status unavailable

  • Show Article Details

    The five major stock market averages have been sliding since the Nasdaq Composite set an all-time intraday high of 5,231.94 on July 20. China has a major influence on the U.S. economy and stock market, and investors in U.S. stocks could not have ignored the Shanghai Composite's open below its 200-day simple moving average at 3,662.24 on Aug. 21.

  • Show Article Details

    Rise sparks talk of chart pattern, state intervention. China's Shanghai Composite jumped 5.3% on Thursday, snapping a five-day losing streak. The rally has cheered investors worldwide, given all of the China-inspired selling in recent days, but it's also triggered plenty of skepticism, snark and chart-related goofiness.

  • Show Article Details

    The roller coaster week in European stocks continued Thursday, as the region's main markets posted strong gains following Wednesday's falls, which reversed Tuesday's rise, which had gone some way to righting Monday's tumble.

  • Show Article Details

    * EM stocks set for best day in two years as China rebounds. * Fed rate hike delay prospects lift bonds, FX. * Ukraine looks set to announced debt restructuring deal. By Marc Jones. Emerging markets stocks and currencies were in fight-back mode on Thursday, boosted by the firmest signal yet that U.S. interest rates won't go up next month and a rebound in Chinese equities.

  • Show Article Details

    Asian markets rebounded Thursday with the help of central bankers around the globe and encouraging signs from China, where volatility in stocks dropped off significantly from previous sessions. The Shanghai Composite Index ended up 5.3% at 3,083.59, carried by a late-afternoon surge, after crashing to a 23% loss over the past five sessions. The Hang Seng Index is up 3.8%.

  • Show Article Details

    China stocks rebounded sharply on Thursday, snapping a savage five-day losing streak, as a rally on Wall Street brought some calm to shaky global markets. Local and foreign investors hunted for bargains after a more than 20 percent plunge in the country's major indexes over the past week.

  • Show Article Details

    Japan's Nikkei share average extended the previous day's gains on Thursday after a strong rebound on Wall Street and continued calm in Chinese markets eased investors' fears of a prolonged global market rout. Expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve might not raise interest rates next month also aided sentiment.

  • Show Article Details

    The following Spanish stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Thursday. ABENGOA (ABGB). The renewable energy firm is negotiating the entry of an Arab fund as a way of propping up its capital, Expansion reported.

  • Show Article Details

    LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 111 to 127 points, or up to 2.1 percent higher on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The FTSE 100 index closed down 1.7 percent at 5,979.20 points, broadly in line with falls in European equities, on Wednesday, as fears about Chinese growth gnawed and a commodities sell-off rattled markets across Europe. * BARCLAYS - Major U.S. stock exchanges and Barclays Plc on Wednesday won the dismissal of nationwide litigation in which pension funds and other investors accused them of rigging markets to benefit high-frequency traders. * GLENCORE - Global mining and trading firm Glencore Plc and Australia's Bloomfield Group agreed to acquire Vale's Integra coal mine in Australia for undisclosed terms, the buyers said in an emailed statement on Wednesday. * SAINSBURY - British supermarket chain Sainsbury's will hand its 137,000 non-management store staff their highest pay increase in more than a decade this month, it said on Thursday, lifting its basic pay above the recently announced national living wage. * EX-DIVS - Dixons Carphone, Hikma 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 (Reporting by Alistair Smout)

  • Show Article Details

    LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen jumping higher at the open on Thursday, buoyed by gains on Asian and U.S. markets after a leading U.S. central bank official said the prospect of a September rate hike seemed "less compelling" than before. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 111-127-points, or 1.9-2.1 percent higher. Germany's DAX was seen opening up by 199-275 points, or 2-2.8 percent higher, while France's CAC 40 was seen rising by 114 points, or 2.5 percent higher. MAJOR U.S. COMPANIES REPORTING : DOLLAR GENERAL DOLLAR TREE TIFFANY MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS (GMT) : GERMAN IMPORT PRICES DATA 0700 UK NATIONWIDE HOUSE PRICE INDEX 0700 U.S. PRELIMINARY GDP 1330 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0525 GMT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1,940.51 3.9 % 72.9 NIKKEI 18,646.39 1.47 % 269.56 EUR/USD 1.134 0.22 % 0.0025 USD/JPY 120.02 0.1 % 0.1200 10-YR US TSY 2.152 -- -0.02 YLD 10-YR BUND YLD 0.711 -- 0.00 SPOT GOLD $1,126.66 0.13 % $1.51 US CRUDE $39.47 2.25 % 0.87 > GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks take heart from Wall Street rally, China gains > US STOCKS-Wall Street chalks up biggest gain in four years > Nikkei rises as Wall Street gains soothe sentiment > TREASURIES-U.S. long-dated bonds sag as Fed's Dudley downplays Sept rate hike > FOREX-Yen nurses losses as equities rally lifts mood > PRECIOUS-Gold coasts along as stocks perk up, possible Fed hike delay supports > METALS-Copper gains as China stocks rally injects confidence > Brent climbs by over $1 on crude stock draw, U.S. economic data (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

  • Show Article Details

    * CSI300 +2.1 pct; SSEC +1.6 pct; HSI +2.5 pct. * $3.7 bln worth of net inflows into Shanghai stocks this week. * Goldman say concerns seem quite well priced in Chinese equities. China stocks rose on Thursday as a strong rally on Wall Street helped calm shaky global markets, prompting Chinese and foreign investors to hunt for bargains after a 20 percent plunge over the past week.

  • Show Article Details

    * Yen and euro nurse previous day's losses vs dollar. * Asian equities rise after Wall Street rally. * Fading risk of September Fed hike supports risk sentiment. By Masayuki Kitano and Ian Chua. The yen nursed losses against the dollar on Thursday as gains in Chinese equities helped underpin risk sentiment for now and dampened demand for the safe haven Japanese currency.

  • Show Article Details

    Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday as Tokyo stocks extended gains on the back of ebbing risk aversion. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield rose one basis point to 0.380 percent, moving away from a 3-1/2-month low of 0.350 percent reached last week when a global turmoil in the equity markets hit investor risk appetite hard.

  • Show Article Details

    Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL. * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks take heart from Wall Street rally, China gains. * Brent climbs by over $1 on crude stock draw, US economic data. * MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf pulls back as global markets stay fragile; foreigners buy Egypt.

  • Show Article Details

    * Copper finds strength in China turnaround. * Gain slight, and investors remain wary. By James Regan. London copper futures strengthened on Thursday after a sharp rebound in Chinese equity markets helped calm investors hit by worries over China's faltering economy. China's major stock indexes rose on Thursday following on from a strong rebound on Wall Street.

  • Show Article Details

    * All of Topix's 33 subsectors in positive territory. * Long-term investors still risk averse - analysts. * Investors will continue to prefer defensive stocks - analysts. By Ayai Tomisawa. Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after a strong rebound on Wall Street eased investors' fears of a prolonged global market rout.

  • Show Article Details

    London copper futures strengthened on Thursday after a sharp rebound on Wall Street helped calm investors hit by worries over China's faltering economy. FUNDAMENTALS. * Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was 1 percent higher at $4,994 tonne by 0138 GMT, moving further away from a six-year low of $4,855 plumbed on Monday.

  • Show Article Details

    China's major stock indexes rose on Thursday as a strong rebound on Wall Street helped calm global markets after days of wild volatility. The CSI300 index rose 2.2 percent to 3,092.81 points by 0126 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.7 percent to 2,978.03 points.