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Shares gain as global economy fears ease; oil rallies

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NEW YORK U.S. and European shares rebounded from recent weakness on Friday, with reassuring U.S. retail sales data boosting sentiment, while U.S. crude prices rallied from more than 12-year lows. | Video

Strong U.S. consumer spending counters recession fears

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.

12:36am IST

Wall Street rallies; S&P 500 snaps five-day losing streak

U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak in the S&P 500, as financial, commodity-related and other beaten-down shares rebounded. | Video

5:09am IST

Tougher lending standards pose risk to outlook for Fed

WASHINGTON A recent tightening of credit for U.S. companies is threatening to undermine economic growth, making it less likely the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates anytime soon.

2:31am IST

Late-day buying could be start of turnaround

NEW YORK As U.S. stocks continue to struggle in 2016, equities are showing some signs selling pressure may be reaching an end.

1:48am IST

ECB rate cut likely but no appetite for now for radical easing: policymakers

FRANKFURT There is firm support for a deposit rate cut within the European Central Bank's Governing Council but appetite for more radical action is still limited, conversations with policymakers indicate a month before the March rate decision.

12 Feb 2016
World Markets

European shares rally back as German banks rebound

LONDON, Feb 12 European shares rebounded on Friday as Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank rallied, helping stock markets stage a partial recovery from stinging losses earlier in the week.

European shares boosted by banks and commodities

LONDON, Feb 12 European rose on Friday, rebounding from the previous session's steep losses, with encouraging results from Commerzbank and a rally in oil prices helping banks and commodity-related stocks to regain ground.

European shares rally back as German banks rebound

LONDON, Feb 12 European shares rebounded on Friday as Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank rallied, helping stock markets stage a partial recovery from stinging losses earlier in the week.

China next in line of fire as Hong Kong stocks sink to 3-1/2-year low

* China FX fixings, data key for trading next week (Updates to close, adds China details)

12 Feb 2016
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