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Nov 3, 2011

Asian shares, oil fall; spooked investors shun risk

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares, the euro, commodities and the Australian dollar all fell on Thursday as fears that Europe’s debt crisis could unleash financial chaos prompted investors to shed riskier assets in favour of the relative safety of the dollar.

U.S. stock futures also fell, retreating from a Wall Street rebound on Wednesday, as leaders of the world’s biggest economies began arriving in France for a G20 summit set to be dominated by the threat of a Greek exit from the euro zone.

Nov 3, 2011

Asian stocks, euro and oil fall as investors shun risk

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares, the euro and the Australian dollar all fell on Thursday as fears that Europe’s debt crisis could unleash financial chaos prompted investors to continue shedding riskier assets in favour of the relative safety of the dollar.

U.S. stock futures also eased, stepping back from a Wall Street rebound on Wednesday, as leaders of the world’s biggest economies began arriving in France for a G20 summit set to be dominated by concerns that Greece is on course for default.

Nov 3, 2011

Stocks, euro and oil fall as investors shun risk

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares, the euro and the Australian dollar all fell on Thursday as fears that Europe’s debt crisis could unleash financial chaos prompted investors to continue shedding riskier assets in favor of the relative safety of the dollar.

U.S. stock futures also eased, stepping back from a Wall Street rebound on Wednesday, as leaders of the world’s biggest economies began arriving in France for a G20 summit set to be dominated by concerns that Greece is on course for default.

Nov 1, 2011

Traders try to limit damage from MF Global collapse

LONDON/SINGAPORE, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Traders scrambled to
cover trading exposures to MF Global on Tuesday, as
administrators sought to save what money was left in the
collapsed U.S. brokerage’s London arm.

In Australia, trading in grain futures and options was
suspended by bourse operator ASX Ltd , prompting
concerns about the integrity of the country’s agricultural
futures market.

Nov 1, 2011

MF Global’s collapse ripples through futures exchanges

Nov 1 (Reuters) – The fallout from the collapse of MF Global
Holdings Ltd rippled through global exchanges on Tuesday,
as operators moved to suspend the U.S. futures broker or limit
trades of its customers.

MF Global filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday
following bad bets on euro zone debt.

Oct 17, 2011

Global stocks, commodities up on hopes for Europe plan

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Monday and the euro held near a one-month high amid hopes that a crucial week for the euro zone crisis will see policymakers finally come up with a plan to resolve the region’s debt woes and recapitalise its banks.

Commodities were also higher on hopes that Europe will avoid a meltdown in its financial system and on signs that China, a key source of resources demand, is containing inflation and so more likely to avoid an economic “hard landing”.

Oct 17, 2011

Asia shares up on hopes for Europe crisis plan

By Alex Richardson

(Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Monday and the euro held firm amid hopes that a crucial week for the euro zone crisis will see policymakers finally come up with a comprehensive plan to resolve the region’s debt woes and recapitalize its banks.

Commodities were mostly higher on hopes that Europe will avoid a meltdown in the financial system and on signs that China, a key source of resources demand, is containing inflation and so more likely to avoid an economic “hard landing.”

Oct 11, 2011

Global shares rise after China bank move, euro firm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Tuesday after China moved to support its stock market by buying shares of major banks, and the euro held the previous session’s big gains on hopes that European leaders are finally taking action to protect the continent’s lenders.

European stock index futures pointed to a steady start after four straight sessions of gains while U.S. futures were mildly weaker.

Oct 11, 2011

Asia shares jump after China move, euro firm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares jumped on Tuesday after China moved to support its stock market by buying shares of major banks, and the euro held the previous session’s big gains on hopes that European leaders are finally taking action to protect the continent’s lenders.

World stocks clambered out of bear market territory on Monday after a pledge from German and French leaders to come up with a plan by the end of the month to tackle Greece’s confidence-sapping debt woes and recapitalise European banks.

Oct 11, 2011

Shares rise on bank hopes, euro holds gains

By Alex Richardson

(Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Tuesday and the euro held most of the previous session’s big gains on hopes that European leaders are finally taking action to protect the continent’s banks from its festering sovereign debt crisis.

World stocks clambered out of bear market territory on Monday after a pledge from German and French leaders to come up with a plan by the end of the month to tackle Greece’s confidence-sapping debt woes and recapitalise European banks.

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