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Greek talks failure hits world shares, buoys low-risk debt

Failure in the latest talks aimed at averting a Greek default hurt shares in Europe and Asia on Monday, drove investors into the safety of low-risk government bonds and weighed on the euro.

World shares hit new high, Europe shrugs off Greece worry

World shares hit a new high on Monday, with European stocks joining the rally after early falls, as investors looked ahead to central bank meetings this week and put aside worries over Greece.

World stocks fall, dollar up before US jobs data

Global shares fell on Friday and the euro eased against the dollar, hit by weak euro zone manufacturing data and nerves ahead of a key U.S. jobs report.

World shares hover near all-time high

World shares hovered just off an all-time high and the euro was steady on Tuesday, as the European Central Bank made sure there was little doubt in investors minds that global liquidity will continue.

World stocks dip, Wall St flat; ruble at five-year low

World stock markets dipped on Wednesday, stung by growing worries over some emerging markets as escalating tensions in Ukraine sent the Russian ruble to a five-year low, while equities on Wall Street ended flat.

Wall Street hits record high; world shares rally

The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 103.84 point at 16,207.14. The Standard & Poor`s 500 Index was up 11.36 points, or 0.62 percent, at 1,847.61.

Slow start to 2014 for world shares as China disappoints

European stocks had started the year at a 5-1/2 year high, but an initial push higher proved short-lived despite the upbeat data as London's FTSE, Paris's CAC 40 and Frankfurt's Dax dropped 0.5, 0.6 and 0.5 percent respectively.

US dollar sags as Fed support, China growth lift shares

Expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus in place for longer following the confidence-sapping U.S. fiscal stalemate pushed world shares to a five-year high and the dollar to an eight-month low on Friday.

Unease over Fed leaves shares at one-month low, bonds settle

World shares sank to their lowest level in more than a month on Tuesday as unease about an expected cut in US stimulus and a related rise in bond yields left markets on edge.