Nikkei tops 10,000 to 8-month high, US rates weigh TOKYO, June 11 (Reuters) – The Nikkei average briefly edged above 10,000 to an eight-month high on Thursday before slipping 0.1 per cent on the day, with worries about rising U.S. interest rates offsetting a jump in steel shares on a brokerage upgrade. Full Article
HK shares finish flat; China stocks slip on IPO worries 4:45am EDT HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, June 11 (Reuters) – Hong Kong shares shuffled sideways in a skittish session on Thursday, taking a breather after the previous session’s sharp ascent, as local property stocks were beaten down on worries about rising interest rates. Full Article
FTSE flat early on; miners, oils down; pharmas up 4:19am EDT LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) – Britain’s leading share index was flat in early trade on Thursday with weakness in heavyweight oils and miners balanced by gains in pharma issues supported by a Morgan Stanley sector upgrade. Full Article
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