U.S. stock futures rise as investors refocus on earnings Jul 28, 2015 07:42AM

By Tanya Agrawal

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday as investors refocused on corporate earnings a day after a tumble in the Chinese stock market sent global markets lower.

* Wall Street sank on Monday, for the fifth straight day, after the steepest decline in Chinese stocks in eight years increased concerns that cooling growth in the world's No. 2 economy could hurt China's trading partners.

* After Chinese stocks plunged more than 8 percent, the... (continue reading...)


China shares fall again as Beijing scrambles to calm markets Jul 28, 2015 06:22AM

By Samuel Shen and Pete Sweeney

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese shares fell on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a stock market whose wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second biggest economy.

After a plunge of more than 8 percent in major indexes on Monday, Chinese regulators said on Tuesday they were investigating share "dumping" incidents.

Earlier the China Securities and Regulatory Commission (CSRC) had said... (continue reading...)


Wall Street drops as China stock slump stokes growth fears Jul 27, 2015 07:48AM

(UPDATED 4:49PM ET) By Noel Randewich

(Reuters) - Wall Street sank on Monday, with the Nasdaq losing almost 1 percent after the steepest decline in Chinese stocks in eight years increased concerns that cooling growth in the world's No. 2 economy could hurt China's trading partners.

The Dow Jones industrial average finished at its lowest since February, the Nasdaq Composite hit a four-week low and the benchmark S&P 500 ended at its lowest in over two weeks.

In an additional... (continue reading...)


China stocks tumble, suffer biggest one-day loss in eight years Jul 27, 2015 06:22AM

By Samuel Shen and Pete Sweeney

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese shares tumbled more than 8 percent on Monday amid renewed fears about the outlook for the world's No. 2 economy, reviving the specter of a full-blown market crash that prompted unprecedented government intervention earlier this month.

Major indexes suffered their largest one-day drop since 2007, shattering a period of relative calm in China's volatile stock markets since Beijing unleashed a barrage of support... (continue reading...)


Stocks Hit Session Lows; Biotech, Homebuilders Lead Slump Jul 24, 2015 01:33PM

Stocks hit session lows Friday afternoon, with the S&P down 0.75% and the Nasdaq lower by 0.5% -- despite huge gains in Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN).

Biotech was among the worst performing sectors with ETFs like iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (NASDAQ: IBB) falling 2.75%, largely due to steep losses in Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) after it cut FY guidance.

Housing was another area of weakness, with SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF falling following disappointing new home sales data.


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