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Nikkei snaps five days of gains as U.S. inflation data looms

TOKYO, June 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average snapped a five-session winning run on Friday, tracking Wall Street's plunge overnight as investors braced for key U.S. inflation data that will guide the Federal Reserve's policy tightening path. The Nikkei .N225 fell 1.49% to 27,824.29, slipping below the key psychological level of 28,000 and
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Japan's Nikkei retreats from 5-month peak ahead of key U.S. data

TOKYO, June 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average on Friday was set for its first session of loss in six, tracking an overnight plunge in Wall Street as investors braced for crucial U.S. inflation data that will guide the Federal Reserve's policy tightening path. The Nikkei .N225 was down 1.41% at 27,848.79 by the midday break, slipping below
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Japan's Nikkei climbs to two-month peak as energy shares rally

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, June 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a two-month closing high on Monday, as energy stocks rallied on stronger oil prices and tech names recovered, while gains in U.S. stock futures and Chinese equities also lent support. The Nikkei .N225 closed 0.56% higher at 27,915.89, after starting the session lower a
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"Super bad feeling"

A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. With the Nasdaq .NDX losing about a quarter of its value since the beginning of the year, no doubt some investors will share Elon Musk's "super bad feeling" about the economy. But the Tesla CEO's sentiment, shared with his executives in an email, might be taken by others with a generous pinch
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Japan's Nikkei reverses early losses on tech recovery; energy shares rally

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, June 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average eked out small gains erasing earlier losses on Monday, helped by a turn up in U.S. stock futures and a rise in Chinese equities, while energy stocks rallied on higher oil prices. The Nikkei share average .N225 rose 0.30% to 27,844.26 by the midday break, after starting the ses
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Japan's Nikkei edges back from 6-week high as Astellas, Sony drag

TOKYO, June 2 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average retreated from a six-week high on Thursday, tracking losses on Wall Street overnight amid simmering worries about global inflation. The Nikkei .N225 slipped 0.16% to 27,413.88 at close, but was off the early morning lows at 27,251.24. The benchmark ended at 27,457.89 in the previous session, th
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Japan's Nikkei retreats from 6-week high as Astellas, Sony drag

TOKYO, June 2 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average retreated from a six-week high on Thursday, with tech shares leading the slide — in line with losses on Wall Street overnight amid simmering worries about global inflation. The Nikkei .N225 fell 0.17% to 27,411.58 as of the midday break, but was off the day's lows at 27,251.24. The benchmark
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Aussie jumps, safe-haven dollar and yen ease amid Shanghai reopening signs

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, May 19 (Reuters) - The safe-haven dollar and yen eased on Thursday while the Australian and New Zealand dollars jumped amid signs of an easing in Shanghai's coronavirus lockdown, although sentiment remained fragile as global equities sold off. Shanghai will allow more businesses in some areas to resume normal operations fro
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Safe-haven dollar eases after Wednesday's jump, but risk sentiment remains fragile

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, May 19 (Reuters) - Safe-haven currencies, including the dollar, eased on Thursday, pausing for breath after big gains the previous session as Wall Street stocks tumbled amid mounting concerns that aggressive tightening by the Federal Reserve and other global central banks could choke growth. The dollar index =USD , which tr
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Japan's Nikkei extends gains, though China's slowdown fears weigh

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, May 16 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average gained for a second day on Monday, taking cues from previous session's tech-driven rally on Wall Street, although gains were curbed as China's economic data fuelled slowdown worries. The Nikkei .N225 ended 0.45% higher at 26,547.05. The benchmark jumped as much as 1.55% to a o
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Japan's Nikkei gives up early gains on China slowdown worries

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO, May 16 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average shed most of its early gains on Monday as data showing a sharper-than-expected slowdown at factories in major trade partner China offset the boost from a tech-driven rally on Wall Street on Friday. The Nikkei .N225 entered the midday break up 0.24% at 26,492.29 after earlier r
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World equities rise on bounce in U.S., European markets

* Wall Street rallies at end of roller coaster week * Crypto world stabilizes, bitcoin rallies after stablecoin slide * Oil jumps 4% as U.S. gasoline prices hit record high * U.S. yields gain as market angst eases a bit By Elizabeth Dilts Marshall NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) - Global shares rose on Friday as Wall Street rallied to end a volatile wee
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World equities rise on bounce in U.S., European markets

* Wall St opens higher, Twitter slumps as Musk puts deal on hold * European stocks find support at end of volatile week * Oil rises but set for weekly drop By Elizabeth Dilts Marshall NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) - Global shares rose on Friday and investor sentiment stabilized after a volatile week of trading, helping to push up stock indexes in the
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U.S. stock futures rebound, Twitter falls

* S&P futures up 1.09%, European stocks gain 1.44% * Twitter slides 18% after Musk puts deal on hold * Worries remain over inflation, tightening policy * Dollar close to 20-year highs on safe-haven demand By Carolyn Cohn LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rebounded ahead of the Wall Street open on Friday, keeping fears of a bear ma
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Crypto meltdown deepens as stablecoin Tether drops below dollar peg

(Updates throughout) By Alun John, Elizabeth Howcroft and Samuel Indyk HONG KONG / LONDON, May 12 (Reuters) - The meltdown in TerraUSD, one of the world's largest stablecoins, sent shockwaves through cryptocurrency markets on Thursday, pushing another stablecoin Tether below its dollar peg and sending bitcoin to 16-month lows. Cryptocurrencies have
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Wall Street set to rebound after three-day slump on rate-hike angst

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * AMC gains on strong Q1 as cinema-goers return * Peloton shares crushed as CEO says business "thinly capitalized" * Futures up: Dow 0.76%, S&P 0.93%, Nasdaq 1.55% By Amruta Khandekar May 10 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were set t
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Futures rebound after three-day slump on Wall Street

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Futures add: Dow 0.87%, S&P 1.00%, Nasdaq 1.45% May 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures climbed on Tuesday, with investors buying into beaten-down banks and megacap growth stocks after a three-day selloff on fears around tighter monet
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Japan's Nikkei falls but losses capped by Wall Street rebound hopes

TOKYO, May 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell for a second day on Tuesday, but avoided bigger losses as investors began to buy back stocks in hopes of a rebound on Wall Street later in the day. The Nikkei .N225 ended the day down 0.58% at 26,167.10, cutting losses in the afternoon session as U.S. stock futures rallied. The benchmark d
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Japan's Nikkei pulled lower by weakness in U.S. stocks; Uniqlo owner tumbles

(Corrects to remove erroneous reference to SoftBank, Toyota earnings in paragraph 6) TOKYO, May 9 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average slid on Monday, taking cues from weakness in U.S. shares which fell on Friday amid worries over inflation and likely aggressive Federal Reserve policy tightening. The Nikkei .N225 sank 2.2% as of the midday brea
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Something's off

A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. It's the final day of trading of April and it does look like despite the fireworks on Wall Street last night, this month bears sombre omens for what's to come, notably with Asian shares on the verge of their worst month since the COVID-19 March 2020 crash. It's even worse for the Nasdaq .NDX w
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