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By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks marched higher again on Thursday, drawing support from European auto sales and German trade data, while expectations that the first U.S. interest rate increase will come in the latter part of the year continue to grow. Investors also breathed a sigh of relief as Greece confirmed it Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged higher on Monday as China’s weekend interest rate cut partially offset soft U.S. data, while the dollar hit an 11-year high against a basket of currencies. China on Saturday stepped up its easing tempo and cut its lending and deposit rates as the world’s second largest Read More

TOKYO – Asian shares prices edged away from five-month highs on Thursday, while the dollar steadied after slipping on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s indication that the US central bank is in no hurry to hike interest rates. Financial spreadbetters expected a downbeat open in Europe, with Britain’s FTSE 100 .FTSE seen opening 12 to Read More

By Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) – European share markets hovered near seven-year highs on Friday as investors grew more confident that euro zone finance ministers would reach a deal that would allow Greece to receive funding and stay in the euro zone. U.S. stock futures indicated a slightly firmer opening on Wall Street, with the Read More

By Nigel Stephenson LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares hit their highest since September and the euro firmed on Monday with investors cautiously optimistic euro zone finance ministers would reach a deal to shore up Greece’s dwindling finances. The prospect that Greece and its partners will find common ground in talks later in the day and Read More