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Equity holdings in biggest one-month fall in two-years: BAML survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors cut equity holdings by the most in two-years in February, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey showed on Tuesday, as world shares had their worst week since...

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares rebound after worst week in two years

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - World shares rallied on Monday in a broad advance that brushed off fresh rises in global bond yields that have been driven by inflation fears as investors shifted asset allocations after the worst week in global markets in the past two years.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares advance as dollar loses steam

* Tech shares lead Wall St higher but Goldman, Bank of America lag

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World shares pull back from record highs, set for second fall of 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares pulled back from record highs on Wednesday, set for only their second day of losses in 2018 as lower commodity prices and a string of downbeat updates from companies dampened the mood in global markets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares pull back from record highs, set for second fall of 2018

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - World shares pulled back from record highs on Wednesday, set for only their second day of losses in 2018 as lower commodity prices and a string of downbeat updates from companies dampened the mood in global markets.

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Stocks pull back from record highs, set for second day of losses in new year

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares pulled back from record highs on Wednesday, set for only their second day of losses in the new year as lower commodity prices and a string of downbeat updates from companies dampened the mood in global markets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks pull back from record highs, set for second day of losses in new year

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - World shares pulled back from record highs on Wednesday, set for only their second day of losses in the new year as lower commodity prices and a string of downbeat updates from companies dampened the mood in global markets.

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Shares stay on record run as metals skid

LONDON (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, although a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets skidding.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares stay on record run as metals skid

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, although a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets skidding.

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Shares stay on record run, metals suffer meltdown

LONDON (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, though a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets sprawling.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares stay on record run, metals suffer meltdown

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Asia and Europe's big bourses kept world shares on their record-breaking run on Tuesday, though a steadier dollar halted the sizzling start to the year for the euro, yen and yuan and sent metals markets sprawling.

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BOJ bond tweak buoys yen, stocks rally rumbles on

LONDON (Reuters) - A tweak to the Bank of Japan's bond-buying program shunted the yen higher on Tuesday, while gains from commodity stocks as oil hit its highest since 2015 helped world shares maintain their flying start to the year.

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BoJ's tweak buoys yen, stocks rally rumbles on

LONDON (Reuters) - A tweak to the Bank of Japan’s bond-buying program caused the yen to rise on Tuesday, while gains from commodity stocks as oil hit its highest since 2015 helped world shares maintain their flying start to the year.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-BoJ's tweak buoys yen, stocks rally rumbles on

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A tweak to the Bank of Japan’s bond-buying programme caused the yen to rise on Tuesday, while gains from commodity stocks as oil hit its highest since 2015 helped world shares maintain their flying start to the year.

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Dollar starts 2018 in doldrums, European stocks groggy

LONDON (Reuters) - The ailing dollar fell to its lowest in over three months on Tuesday, while surprisingly upbeat Chinese manufacturing data ensured there was no serious new year hangover for world shares despite a groggy start for Europe.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar starts 2018 in doldrums, European stocks groggy

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - The ailing dollar fell to its lowest in over three months on Tuesday, while surprisingly upbeat Chinese manufacturing data ensured there was no serious new year hangover for world shares despite a groggy start for Europe.

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World shares off record highs as U.S. tax bill passes Senate

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets wavered just below recent record highs while U.S. Treasury yields held near multi-month peaks on Wednesday as the final procedural throes of long-awaited U.S. tax reform played out in Washington.

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CORRECTED-GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares off record highs as U.S. tax bill passes Senate

LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - World stock markets wavered just below recent record highs while U.S. Treasury yields held near multi-month peaks on Wednesday as the final procedural throes of long-awaited U.S. tax reform played out in Washington.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares gain; U.S. yield curve flattest in decade

* Dollar index firmer on tax bill optimism (Updates to Europe close, adds commentary)

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Global shares limp toward third week of gains, dollar hobbles

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares fell on Friday and the dollar slipped against major and heavyweight emerging market currencies, as nagging uncertainty about a U.S. tax cuts package dovetailed with broad-based end-of-year caution.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares limp toward third week of gains, dollar hobbles

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - World shares fell on Friday and the dollar slipped against major and heavyweight emerging market currencies, as nagging uncertainty about a U.S. tax cuts package dovetailed with broad-based end-of-year caution.

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World shares little changed amid slate of central bank meetings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets were little changed on Thursday after policy meetings from major central banks in Europe, while some U.S. shares were buoyed by news that the Republicans' tax legislation could face final votes in Congress before year-end.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares little changed amid slate of central bank meetings

* Dollar index up (Updates to U.S. trading open; changes byline, dateline, previously LONDON)

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Global stocks edge up amid central bank bonanza

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares eked out modest gains on Thursday as cautious comments on inflation from the U.S. Federal Reserve gave investors pause on a day packed with central bank decisions in Europe.

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World stocks ride tech boom to scale new highs in pre-Thanksgiving rally

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares scaled yet another record high on Wednesday, propelled by a bullish growth and company earnings outlook, as well as investors' unflagging enthusiasm for technology stocks.

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World stocks ride tech boom, bat aside politics to scale new high

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares scaled yet another record high on Wednesday, propelled higher by a bullish growth and company earnings outlook, as well as investors' unflagging enthusiasm for technology stocks.

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Oil hits two-and-a-half year peak on Saudi purge, world shares retreat

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil jumped to its highest in over two years on Monday as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through a crackdown on corruption, while world shares eased a notch and major currencies traded in tight ranges.

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Oil hits two-year high on Saudi purge, world shares retreat

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil jumped to its highest in over two years on Monday as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through a crackdown on corruption, while world shares eased a notch and major currencies traded in tight ranges.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil hits 2-year high on Saudi purge, world shares retreat

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Oil jumped to its highest in over two years on Monday as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through a crackdown on corruption, while world shares eased a notch and major currencies traded in tight ranges.

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World stocks take breather, dollar inches up ahead of payrolls

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares took a breather and the dollar crept up on Friday, as investors turned their attention to monthly U.S. jobs data after welcoming the appointment of a centrist to the helm of the country's central bank, the Federal Reserve.

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World stocks pause, dollar creeps up ahead of payrolls

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares took a breather and the dollar crept up on Friday, as investors turned their attention to monthly U.S. jobs data after welcoming the appointment of a centrist to the helm of the country's central bank, the Federal Reserve.

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Europe cautious ahead of Catalonia independence call

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares ground out a fresh record high on Tuesday, making it almost 50 for the year, although Europe tread cautiously as markets waited to see whether Spain's Catalonia region would push for independence later in the day.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-German, U.S. stock indexes set fresh peaks; oil gains

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - World shares traded little changed on Monday after key German and U.S. indexes hit record peaks, while oil prices received a lift from OPEC comments that signaled further possible cuts in crude production.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Germany, U.S. stock indexes set fresh peaks; oil gains

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - World shares climbed on Monday, with several key indexes hitting record peaks, while oil prices received a lift from OPEC comments that signaled further possible cuts in crude production.

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Germany, China lift world stocks, Spanish worries simmer

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares rose on Monday, with Chinese stocks hitting 21-month highs and the German index setting a new record, while political uncertainty triggered big moves in sterling, the Turkish lira and Spanish debt.

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Germany, China lift world stocks, Spanish worries ease

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares rose on Monday, with Chinese stocks hitting 21-month highs and Germany a record, while political uncertainty triggered big moves in sterling, the Turkish lira and Spanish debt.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares extend spate of record highs, dollar eases

NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - World shares extended a run of record highs on Tuesday on signs of strong economic growth, while the dollar was slightly weaker against the euro as investors squared positions after a three-week rally and before several days of heavy U.S. data.

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Global shares extend run of record highs, dollar flexes muscle

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares hit their latest in a run of record highs on Tuesday, while the dollar was at it strongest in 1-1/2 months as encouraging U.S. data lifted it in tandem with global bond yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares extend run of record highs, dollar flexes muscle

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - World shares hit their latest in a run of record highs on Tuesday, while the dollar was at it strongest in 1-1/2 months as encouraging U.S. data lifted it in tandem with global bond yields.

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Global shares score latest record high, dollar flexes muscle

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares hit their latest in a run of record highs on Tuesday, while the dollar was at it loftiest in 1-1/2 months as encouraging U.S. data lifted it in tandem with global bond yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares score latest record high, dollar flexes muscle

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - World shares hit their latest in a run of record highs on Tuesday, while the dollar was at it loftiest in 1-1/2 months as encouraging U.S. data lifted it in tandem with global bond yields.

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Global shares return to record high as Irma loses strength

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares returned to a record high on Monday, on relief that hurricane Irma looked to be losing strength in the United States and that North Korea's anniversary celebrations at the weekend passed without any new missile test.

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Dollar up on weaker Irma as shares climb towards highs

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rose on Monday and world shares climbed back towards record highs, on relief that North Korea did not conduct a further missile test at the weekend when it celebrated its founding anniversary.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar up on weaker Irma as shares climb towards highs

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The dollar rose on Monday and world shares climbed back towards record highs, on relief that North Korea did not conduct a further missile test at the weekend when it celebrated its founding anniversary.

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Stocks advance, dollar struggles ahead of U.S. jobs data

LONDON (Reuters) - Gains for Europe and Asia pushed world shares back towards record highs on Friday, while the dollar lost traction ahead of U.S. payrolls data.

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Stocks, dollar advance ahead of U.S. jobs data

LONDON (Reuters) - Gains for Europe and Asia pushed world shares back towards record highs on Friday, while the dollar crept up ahead of the monthly excitement of U.S. payrolls data.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares, dollar rise after week of N.Korea-driven losses

* European shares rebound 0.8 percent, world stocks up 0.2 pct

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares rise to fresh peak; oil gains

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) - Upbeat data helped send world shares to a fourth all-time high in less than a month on Thursday as Wall Street edged higher in anticipation of solid earnings, while crude oil gained on evidence of stronger demand in China.

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Shares, bonds rally as markets count on cautious Fed

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares hit their fourth all-time high in less than a month on Thursday as investors wagered policy tightening in the United States would be glacial at best, lifting Wall Street to record peaks and lowering bond yields almost everywhere.

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Global shares stumble, oil steadies after flying start to second half

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares pulled back and bonds and gold regained favor on Tuesday as a long-range ballistic missile test by North Korea and July 4 holidays for U.S. markets dampened risk appetite.

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BRIEF-Fairfax Financial's exchange offer for Allied World shares to expire on June 30

June 26 (Reuters) - Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ltd:

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks reboot after another tech sell-off

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) - World shares steadied on Friday after selling in the tech sector triggered their biggest fall in over a month, while the yen slid to a two-week low as the Bank of Japan signalled its stimulus was staying in place.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar cleans up as UK election shock stuns sterling

LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - A shock British election result that left no single party with a clear claim to power hit sterling on Friday and left the dollar on course for its best week in over a month, while world shares headed towards their first weekly fall since April.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise as US interest rates ease, China steps up yuan defence

* Asian shares hit 4-week high, world shares at 1-1/2-year high

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, U.S. yields in retreat as 'Trump trade' unwinds

* Asian shares at 3-week high, world shares at 1-1/2-year high

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Global stocks, euro push higher ahead of ECB stimulus plan

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares climbed to a three-month high on Thursday as encouraging Chinese data and a record-high Wall Street kept traders upbeat before an expected extension of the European Central Bank's already generous stimulus program.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks creep up amid Fed limbo, dollar dips

LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - World shares crept up on Tuesday while the dollar lost ground as investors awaited further clues on whether the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates this year.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks choppy, Kiwi soars after rate cut

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - World shares hovered close to one-year highs on Thursday as oil prices dropped for a third straight day and the latest interest rate cut in a developed market - this time...

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks edge towards 1-month high; U.S. jobs data eyed for Fed clues

LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) - World shares advanced towards their highest level in a month on Friday, although investor wariness over rising prospects of a near-term Federal Reserve rate hike subdued activity as traders awaited U.S. jobs data later in the day.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks limp into June on oil and data slips

LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) - World shares started the new month on the back foot on Wednesday as sliding oil prices hurt energy-related shares and a raft of disappointing economic data dampened demand for riskier assets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares hit 2016 high, FX hit by Singapore sting

* World shares hit 4-month high, Europe holds Wednesday gains

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks swing higher as global slowdown fears fade

LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - World shares and bond yields rose on Wednesday as positive economic data from Australia to the United States calmed fears of a global economic slowdown, although the rally lost momentum in European trade as oil prices reversed direction.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rally as global slowdown fears fade

LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - World shares and bond yields rose on Wednesday as the recent recovery in oil prices and a batch of positive economic data from Australia to the United States calmed fears of a global economic slowdown.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares heat up as Bank of Japan goes sub-zero

* BOJ unexpectedly adopts negative rates in big stimulus step

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Global shares march on as alarm bells ring for metals

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares headed for their best week in over a month on Friday, though alarm bells over global growth were ringing in metals markets as copper hoovered at its lowest level since 2009 and nickel since 2003.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares march on as alarm bells ring for metals

LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - World shares headed for their best week in over a month on Friday, though alarm bells over global growth were ringing in metals markets as copper hoovered at its lowest level since 2009 and nickel since 2003.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Soothing Fed sounds send shares, emerging markets higher

LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - World shares and risk assets rallied and the dollar backed off highs on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve flagged a rate hike next month, but also an intention to take things slow and steady after that.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar at three-month high as pre-payrolls paralysis sets in

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The dollar reached a three-month high on Friday and world shares headed for their fifth week of gains out of six, before U.S. jobs data that may nudge the Federal Reserve towards its first interest rate increase in almost a decade.

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Dollar at three-month high as payrolls paralysis sets in

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar was at three-month high on Friday and world shares headed for their fifth of six weeks of gains, ahead of U.S. jobs data expected to nudge the Federal Reserve towards its first interest rate hike in almost a decade.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Tech boom eases world stocks to 2-1/2 month high

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A 15-year high for tech stocks on the Nasdaq helped world shares to a 2-1/2 month peak on Tuesday, though more engine trouble for Volkswagen and a $5.1 billion cash call by Standard Chartered left Europe feeling flat.

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World stocks on course for best month in four years

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares rose on Friday and were on course for their best month in four years, as global central banks kept stimulus policies intact and many hinted at further steps to re-energize their economies.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares rise to two-month highs after U.S. data

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Europe extended a global share market rebound on Friday, following Asian and U.S. stock indexes higher after better U.S. data helped allay fears about global growth and sent world stocks to two-month highs.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, dollar slip as China inflation cools

LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - World shares fell for a second day running and the dollar dropped to its lowest in almost a month on Wednesday following new signs of a slowdown in China's economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares sag as China jitters persist

* European stocks drop 2 percent as roller-coaster ride continues

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Mixed earnings and easyJet lead Britain's FTSE lower

* AO World shares gain 3.2 pct (Updates with closing prices, details)

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Britain's FTSE edges higher as gold miners rebound

* AO World shares up 9 pct (Adds detail and company news, updates prices)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares subdued by mixed China, euro zone PMI data

* European bourses fall after German disappointing PMI data * Shanghai stocks focus on potential positives of weak China PMI * Dollar dips after Fed minutes point to no near term rate hike * Greek focus turn to Latvia meeting By Marc Jones LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - World shares hovered near record highs on Thursday after downbeat Chinese manufacturing data put pressure on Beijing for more stimulus and the Federal Reserve signalled an increase in U.S. interest rates is still

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World shares hit new high, Europe shrugs off Greece worry

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares hit a new high on Monday, with European stocks joining the rally after early falls, as investors looked ahead to central bank meetings this week and put aside worries over Greece.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares hit new high, Europe shrugs off Greece worry

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) - World shares hit a new high on Monday, with European stocks joining the rally after early falls, as investors looked ahead to central bank meetings this week and put...

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares hit new high but Europe rally fades on Greece

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) - World shares hit a new high on Monday, led by China, though the global rally faded in Europe as investors looked ahead to central bank meetings in the United States and worried over Greece.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares sag after sub-par PMIs, waning Greece fears buoy euro

* European shares slide after soft PMIs * Euro rebounds after taking hit on PMIs * China HSBC PMI dips to 49.2 in April from 49.6 * German, UK yields fall after Wednesday's sell-off * Wall Street set for subdued start By Marc Jones LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - World shares weathered soft readings on Chinese and Japanese manufacturing which served to recharge expectations of more policy stimulus there, though lacklustre euro zone data soured the mood on Thursday.

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Shares, euro sag after euro zone PMIs disappoint

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares weathered soft readings on Chinese and Japanese manufacturing on Thursday that merely drove expectations of more policy stimulus there, though lacklustre euro zone data was less well received.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro rises, shares sag as dollar lays low ahead of Fed

* World shares hit one-week high; Asia gain from dollar pause

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Euro, shares rise as dollar lays low ahead of Fed

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro and world shares gained on Tuesday as the dollar steadied before a two-day meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve, where the Fed may edge closer to its first interest rate rise in almost a decade.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro, shares rise as dollar lays low ahead of Fed

* World shares hit one-week high; Asia gain from dollar pause

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar off recent peaks; stocks rise

* World shares see first rise in 5 days as Wall Street rallies

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar inches up on Yellen hopes, Greek breather

LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - World shares held near all-time highs on Tuesday on relief that Greece had submitted reform plans and the dollar was firmer on expectations that Fed chair Janet Yellen would keep the bank nudging towards U.S. rate hikes.

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Bumper week for shares, oil and euro as payrolls due

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares were heading for their strongest week since October as markets awaited U.S. jobs data on Friday, while oil was shooting for a near 20 percent rebound and the euro was gunning for its biggest weekly rise since late 2013.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, shares improve after bullish U.S. payrolls

* By Patrick Graham LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. and European stock markets trimmed losses after slightly better than expected U.S. jobs figures on Friday, but indices of world shares still looked set to end their first full week of 2015 in the red. Prices of U.S. Treasuries rose after the number, which showed employers added 252,000 jobs in December, while the dollar also improved to stand almost unchanged on the day against the euro and a basket of currencies. Bund futur

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bumper U.S. growth gives stock markets a Christmas lift

* Robust U.S. GDP enhances risk appetite, lifts world shares

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Shares lifted by ECB, Chinese and Japanese stimulus hopes

LONDON (Reuters) - Bets that European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi will open the door wider to U.S.-style money printing pinned the euro at a two-year low and lifted world shares on Thursday, as China and Japan also geared up for more stimulus.

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Global shares lifted by U.S. data and Draghi stimulus hints

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares headed for a second week of gains on Friday after more reassuring U.S. data, while the yen pulled out of its dive as Japan's finance minister warned its recent weakening had been "too rapid".

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China deal sends shares to one-month high, ruble surges

LONDON (Reuters) - A landmark deal to give global investors easier access to China's $3.9 trillion stock market lifted world shares to their highest in over a month on Monday, as tensions in Libya and Ukraine pushed up oil prices.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares jump, yen slumps as BOJ cranks up stimulus

* BOJ surprises markets as it accelerates stimulus drive * Nikkei surges 4.8 pct to highest since Nov 2007, yen at 7-yr low * Euro zone inflation expected to keep pressure on ECB to ease * Rouble sheds some of Thursday's gains ahead of c.bank decision By Marc Jones LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - World shares jumped and the yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar on Friday as the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by significantly expanding its massive stimulus pro

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Omega Advisors sold firm's 1.1 million SeaWorld shares '3 weeks ago': sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors sold all of the firm's 1.1 million share stake in SeaWorld Entertainment "three weeks ago," two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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US STOCKS-Biotechs lift Wall St; Dow back in black for 2014

* King, SeaWorld shares sink on weaker-than-expected revenue

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Shares, dollar sink as U.S. authorizes air strikes in Iraq

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares and the dollar tumbled on Friday and oil and gold jumped after U.S. President Barack Obama authorized targeted air strikes in Iraq, stoking fears of another drawn-out conflict in the region.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, dollar sink as U.S. authorises air strikes in Iraq

* European shares down 1 percent, Bunds make gains * U.S. stock futures drop, Treasury yields at 14-month low * Oil jumps $1 a barrel, gold hits highest since July 18 By Marc Jones LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - World shares and the dollar tumbled on Friday and oil and gold jumped after U.S. President Barack Obama authorised targeted air strikes in Iraq, stoking fears of another drawn-out conflict in the region. Fighting also resumed in Gaza between Palestinian militants and Isra

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, dollar tumble as U.S. authorises air strikes in Iraq

* European shares open down 1 percent, Bunds make gains * U.S. stock futures drop, Treasury yields hit fresh 14-month low * Oil jump $1 a barrel, gold hits highest since July 18 By Marc Jones LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - World shares and the dollar tumbled on Friday and oil and gold jumped after U.S. President Barack Obama authorised targeted air strikes in Iraq, raising worries of another drawn-out conflict in the region. It came as fighting also resumed in Gaza between Palest

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Focus turns to U.S. outlook, Russian stocks stabilise

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares hovered just below all-time highs on Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets and beaten-down Russian stocks enjoyed some relief after three days of heavy selling.