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Mideast markets under pressure after oil plunge

Middle East stock markets fell on Wednesday after oil prices plunged again, although steadier global equities and some positive corporate news softened the blow.      Oil futures, which have been the main inf

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Saudi sinks after oil's plunge, Egypt also soft

Saudi Arabia's stock market dropped sharply in early trade on Wednesday after oil prices plunged again, while Egypt's bourse was also weak, tracking global emerging markets. The main Saudi equity index fell 2.7 per cent an

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China jitters send stocks tumbling

World stocks and commodity prices tumbled on Tuesday, as poor Chinese data saw fears about its economic health intensify. After a few upbeat days for world markets, concern about China revived after surveys showed its manufacturin

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Asian shares slip over downbeat China PMIs

Asian shares fell on Tuesday and the dollar struggled after twin surveys showed China's manufacturing sector in the grip of its worst slump in several years, raising fresh fears about the health of its economy. China's off

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Focus turns to US data as China slowdown looms

After a dizzying two weeks that saw a rapid plunge and rebound in equity prices, investors are looking forward to a week of economic data that may provide clarity on the likelihood of a near-term US interest rate hike and help tamp down the mark

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Wild week for markets ends quietly

A volatile ride for global markets this week ended calmly on Friday even as worries over Chinese economic growth and the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates weighed on stocks, but oil rebounded sharply for a second day.

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Gold struggles as stocks drop despite China rate cut

Gold slipped on Wednesday, struggling to draw buyers even as Asian stocks fell further despite China's latest policy easing with investors remaining wary of a near-term hike in US interest rates. Bullion erased early gains to

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Oil near 6-1/2 year lows as China fears linger

Crude oil futures held in a narrow band on Wednesday not far off 6-1/2 year lows after China's central bank moved to support the country's stumbling economy, while concerns about a supply glut capped gains. Asian stocks fe

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Stocks, oil extend gains after China cuts rates

Shares, oil and core bond yields extended gains in midsession European trade on Tuesday as a tentative market rebound picked up pace after China cut interest rates and banks' reserve requirements to kick-start its wavering economy.

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Stocks, oil extend gains after China cuts rates

Shares, oil and core bond yields extended gains in midsession European trade on Tuesday as a tentative market rebound picked up pace after China cut interest rates and banks' reserve requirements to kick-start its wavering economy.

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