GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian markets tread water, China opens weak, investors watch Greek standoff HONG KONG, July 2- Asian shares lost early steadiness and Chinese stocks got off to a weak start on Thursday, while upbeat U.S. economic data helped the dollar gain as investors globally opted for caution due to Greece's standoff with its creditors. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.13 percent following yet another weak...
| By: Saikat Chatterjee
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares subdued by Greek anxiety, dollar stands tall TOKYO, July 2- Asian stocks were subdued on Thursday as Greece's refusal to back down in a standoff with its creditors kept most markets on edge, while the dollar got a boost from upbeat U.S. economic indicators. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan stood flat. China's securities regulator said on Wednesday it has relaxed rules on margin...
| By: Shinichi Saoshiro
Dollar takes center stage, Greek worries fester The dollar stayed bid early in Asia on Thursday as the market geared up for a deluge of U.S. data that could back expectations for the Federal Reserve to lift interest rates sooner rather than later.
Greece's Tsipras digs in against bailout A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with European Union partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe.
FOREX-Dollar takes center stage as data looms, Greek worries fester *Sunday's referendum shaping up as flash point for Greece. SYDNEY, July 2- The dollar stayed bid early in Asia on Thursday as the market geared up for a deluge of U.S. data that could back expectations for the Federal Reserve to lift interest rates sooner rather than later. The euro slipped to $1.1044, continuing to retreat from Monday's high of $1.1279.
| By: Ian Chua
Beware of these EM dark horses The scope of worry for emerging market investors just got wider, as Colombia and Peru become the latest entrants to the pool of troublesome markets.
| By: Nyshka Chandran