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Feb 27, 2015

Global share markets mixed after revised U.S. GDP

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks fell slightly on the last trading day of February as weak U.S. growth data made investors cautious, while European shares broke multi-year records ahead of the European Central Bank’s injection next month of 60 billion euros to spur growth.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares .FTEU3 was up 0.27 percent on Friday after reaching its highest level since November, 2007. It has surged more than 14 percent this year, its strongest start since benchmarks were created in 1986.

Feb 26, 2015

Global equities fall as oil sinks; dollar rallies

NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Global equities dipped on
Thursday as investor enthusiasm was dampened by a pullback in
oil prices related to rising inventories, while the dollar rose
as economic data drove expectations that the Federal Reserve
will raise interest rates.

The U.S. S&P 500 ended down, led by an 1.8 percent
drop in energy shares. Brent crude settled down
2.6 percent and U.S. crude fell 5.5 percent.

Feb 26, 2015

Global equities fall as decline in oil drags on energy shares

NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Global equities declined
slightly on Thursday as a pullback in oil prices due to rising
inventories dampened investor enthusiasm while the dollar rose
as data revived confidence in the U.S. economy.

Major U.S. equities indexes were little changed. The S&P 500
was pressured by a 1.8 percent drop in energy shares
. Brent crude was down 1.4 percent and U.S.
crude fell 1.9 percent.

Feb 26, 2015

Global equities fall; energy shares decline as oil tumbles

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global equities declined on Thursday after a mixed bag of U.S. economic indicators and a pullback in oil prices dampened investor enthusiasm.

Major U.S. equities indexes were little changed, pressured by a 1.6 percent drop in energy shares .SPNY.

Feb 25, 2015

S&P 500 lags global markets as Yellen ends two-day testimony

NEW YORK, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Wall Street lagged a rise in
global markets on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq
closing slightly lower even as energy shares gained along with a
surge in oil prices.

Upbeat U.S. housing data and Chinese factory data were not
enough to drive up sentiment and a second day of testimony by
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen provided few new clues
on the timing of an interest rate hike.

Feb 25, 2015

World stock indexes rise after Fed comments

NEW YORK, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Global stock markets rose
slightly on Wednesday, helped by better-than-expected Chinese
factory activity data, and comments from U.S. Federal Reserve
Chair Janet Yellen suggesting the U.S. central bank is in no
rush to raise interest rates.

Following Wall Street’s gains on Tuesday and more rises in
Asia overnight, MSCI’s 46-country world index
was up 0.18 percent at 433.63 points and veering closer to the
434.24 all-time peak it scaled in September.

Feb 25, 2015

World stock indexes fall but stay near record after Fed comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets fell on Wednesday but stayed within reach of an all-time high as investors welcomed Tuesday’s comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggesting that the U.S. central bank is in no rush raise interest rates.

Markets, still on a high after the euro zone agreed to extend Greece’s debt deal, were also supported by slightly better than expected Chinese factory activity data.

Feb 24, 2015

Dow, S&P finish at records after Yellen comments

NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed higher on
Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting records, as investors
attempted to interpret a subtle change in emphasis in testimony
by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Yellen told a congressional committee that the Fed is
preparing to consider increases “on a meeting-by-meeting basis.”
While economists have been expecting a hike as soon as June,
some investors saw Yellen’s comments as an indicator of a later
liftoff for the Fed’s first rate hike since 2006.

Feb 24, 2015

Dow, S&P edge up, hit intraday records after Yellen comments

NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks advanced in choppy
trading on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 touching intraday
records, as investors attempted to interpret testimony by
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

As investors sought clues on the timing of the Fed’s first
interest rate increase since 2006, Yellen told a congressional
committee it is preparing to consider hikes “on a meeting by
meeting basis,” in a subtle change of emphasis.

Feb 24, 2015

Dow, S&P edge up to record highs after Yellen comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks advanced slightly on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 at intraday records, as investors attempted to interpret testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

As investors sought clues on the timing of the Fed’s first interest rate increase since 2006, Yellen told a congressional committee it is preparing to consider hikes “on a meeting by meeting basis,” in a subtle change of emphasis.

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      "Sinead is a telecommunications industry correspondent. Her coverage area spans U.S. service providers, cellphone makers and chip makers. Before joining Reuters in 2002, she covered technology and telecoms for various trade publications."
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