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US stocks open higher as oil rebounds, banks rise

TOKYO— European stocks rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12- year low. Germany's DAX was up 1.4 percent at 8,873.93 and Britain's FTSE 100 rose 1.7 percent to 5,631.27. Shares in Germany's Commerzbank AG jumped 17 percent after it announced its first dividend since 2007 and upbeat...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer
Asia markets extend rout as Nikkei plunges 4.8%

Markets in Asia dropped sharply on Friday, with the Nikkei tumbling, as oil remained volatile and concerns about how central banks' easing measures will affect banks' earnings persisted.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Saheli Roy Choudhury
Slump in banks and resources pushes European shares to 2-1/2 year low

*FTSEurofirst 300 down 3.1 pct. LONDON, Feb 11- A top European share index plunged to its lowest level in 2-1/ 2 years on Thursday, led down by a renewed slump in banks and commodity-related stocks, with Societe Generale sliding after disappointing results. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 3.1 percent at 1,203.59 points by 1542 GMT, having earlier in the...
Source: Reuters | By: Kit Rees and Alistair Smout
Bank and miner slump sees European shares slide to 2-1/2 year low

*FTSEurofirst 300 down 3.4 pct. LONDON, Feb 11- A top European share index plunged to its lowest level in 2-1/ 2 years on Thursday, led down by a renewed slump in banks and miners, with Societe Generale sliding after disappointing results. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 3.4 percent at 1,199.01 points by 0848 GMT, slumping to its lowest level since August...
Source: Reuters | By: Alistair Smout
The Latest: European stock markets close sharply lower

Germany's DAX benchmark index fell 2.9 percent to close at 8,752.87 while Britain's FTSE 100 shed 2.4 percent to 5,536.97. France's CAC 40 dropped 4.1 percent to 3,896.71, dragged down by bank Societe Generale, which fell 12.6 percent after warning on profits. All eyes are turning to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as she prepares to give her second day of...
Source: The Associated Press
Global stocks turn higher ahead of Yellen testimony

Stock benchmarks also fell in Southeast Asia, India and New Zealand. Markets are closed in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea for Lunar New Year holidays. Hong Kong and Korea reopen on Thursday and China and Taiwan resume trading on Monday.
Source: The Associated Press | By: By The Associated Press
Oil rebounds in Asia as Iran talk raises hopes

Oil prices rose sharply in Asian trade on Wednesday on glimmers of hope of a producer cut-back and after a steep sell-off overnight.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Huileng Tan
Nikkei extends losses to close down 2.3%

Monkeys threw a wrench into Asian markets in the Lunar New Year's first week of trading, with sell-offs in Japan, Singapore and Down Under on Wednesday.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Saheli Roy Choudhury
Mrs Watanabe loses faith in Abenomics, turns bullish on yen

TOKYO, Feb 10- Japanese retail traders have turned bullish on the yen for the first time in 2-1/ 2 years, a telling sign they are losing confidence over government efforts to cheapen the currency. "Japanese individual investors don't look like they will be bullish on the dollar and bearish on the yen any time soon, as far as recent market moves go," said Takuya Kanda,...
Source: Reuters | By: Shinichi Saoshiro
The 4 charts hinting at another European crisis

CNBC highlights the different warning signals from the region that have accentuated a wall of worry that has spread across the globe.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Matt Clinch