Jobs Thursday for US stocks U.S. stock futures ticked up on Thursday ahead of closely-watched jobs data, as the Greek crisis takes a back seat for now.
| By: Dhara Ranasinghe
UPDATE 1-Toyota prices 'Model AA' shares at top of range as investors flock *Stock's dividends a draw in nearly zero-interest Japan. *Some foreign funds have criticized the Japan- only shares. TOKYO, July 2- Toyota Motor Corp set the price for its "Model AA" class shares at the top of its range, as retail investors flocked to the $4 billion issue the world's biggest automaker hopes will secure it longer-term shareholders.
| By: Emi Emoto
Global stocks gain as US data eclipse Greek risk SEOUL, South Korea- Global stocks were higher on Thursday as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadowed worries about Greek debt. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 1.3 percent to 6,607.79 and France's CAC 40 jumped 2 percent to 4,885.45. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said its manufacturing index rose to the highest...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer
GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar firms before payrolls, Greece unease simmers LONDON, July 2- The dollar was near a three-week high on Thursday and world stock markets had a delicate feel, as the implication of U.S. jobs data later for a possible Fed rate hike added to Europe's uncertainty over Greece. Europe's main bourses in London, Frankfurt and Paris and Milan opened largely flat having rallied on Wednesday but the mood remained skittish...
| By: Marc Jones
Europe flat as Greek standoff returns European equities were flat Thursday after Greece and its creditors clashed yet again over any new financial aid for the country.
| By: Holly Ellyatt
Hong Kong shares close mixed, dragged by China shares BEIJING, July 1- Hong Kong shares finished up slightly on Thursday, massively outperforming mainland markets, which continued their collapse despite new regulatory blandishments. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were HANNY HOLD RTS, up 57.1 percent to HK $0.02 LANDINGINTL RTS, unchanged at HK $0.02 and PING SHAN TEA, down 8.5...
China stocks fall despite regulators' bid to stop the slide The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 3.4 percent, to 4,107.99, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 3.5 percent, to 3,912.77 points. Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Bank of China, up 5.3 percent to 5.00 yuan; ICBC, up 5.6 percent to 5.43 yuan and Agri Bank of China, up 1.1 percent to 3.63 yuan.
Manufacturing deal wins China cheap supply of GSK's new HIV drug LONDON, July 2- China will receive cut-price supplies of GlaxoSmithKline's new HIV drug Tivicay, following a deal for Shanghai- based Desano Pharmaceuticals to become an additional manufacturer of the medicine's active ingredient. The collaboration between GSK's HIV unit ViiV Healthcare and Desano marks an improvement in the business climate for the...