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  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- Shares in major markets gained on Friday and the euro weakened against the dollar as investors anticipated actions by U.S. and European central banks next month. The head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, offered the strongest hint yet that the ECB will unveil fresh stimulus measures at its Dec. 3 meeting. "Any siren call from a central bank,...

  • *Nike jumps on buyback; biggest boost to Dow, S&P. Nov 20- U.S. stock indexes were higher on Friday, led by Dow component Nike, setting them on track for their best weekly performance since October. Nike's shares jumped 4.8 percent to $131.78 after the company announced a $12 billion share buyback and a 2- for-1 share split.

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  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Shares of Square Inc, the mobile payments company co-founded and still run by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, rose as much as 64 percent in their market debut, sharply countering the negative sentiment that has nagged at Silicon Valley startups in recent weeks. Square's shares touched a high of $14.78 in early trading on Thursday before...

  • Nov 19- Shares of media mogul Barry Diller's Match Group Inc, the owner of popular dating site Match.com and mobile app Tinder, jumped as much 16 percent in their market debut on Thursday, valuing the company at $3.34 billion. The company's initial public offering raised $400 million after the shares were priced at $12 each, at the lower end of the expected range of...

  • Nov 19- Shares of Square Inc, the mobile payments company co-founded and still run by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, rose as much as 64 percent in their market debut, offering hope to tech startups hoping to go public. While the stock popped at the opening, the IPO price of $9 per share was well below the expected range of $11- $13. "The shares will do well given...

  • Nov 19- Shares of media mogul Barry Diller's Match Group Inc, the owner of popular dating site Match.com and mobile app Tinder, rose as much as 12.5 percent in their market debut on Thursday, valuing the company at about $3 billion. The company's initial public offering raised $400 million after the shares were priced at $12 each, at the lower end of the expected...

  • Nov 19- Shares of Square Inc, the mobile payments company co-founded and still run by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, rose as much as 64 percent in their market debut on Thursday, offering some hope to startups hoping to go public. Square's shares touched a high of $14.78 in early trading, valuing the company at $4.77 billion. Competition is also...

  • Nov 19- Shares of Square Inc, the mobile payments company co-founded and still run by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, opened at $11.20, above offer price of $9. The IPO raised $243 million after the company's shares were priced at $9 each. The stock hit a high of $12.09 shortly after the opening- at the middle of its expected range of $11- $13.

  • Mining giant BHP Billiton defended its progressive dividend policy even as share prices and profits slump.

  • *Bank of Japan maintains stimulus, ECB minutes due later. The Bank of Japan surprised no one at its regular policy meeting by maintaining the current pace of asset buying, though many still suspect it will have to ease again at some point to force inflation higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 1.5 percent.

  • Nov 18- KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc's shares surged more than seven-folds in extended trading after Turing Pharmaceuticals Inc's controversial CEO Martin Shkreli bought 1.2 million shares of the company that is about to wind down its operations. The shares were bought at prices ranging between 61 cents and $2.43 each on Monday and Tuesday, a regulatory...

  • Nov 18- Keurig Green Mountain Inc, the maker of K-Cup single-serve coffee pods, posted a drop in net income for the fiscal fourth quarter, but topped earnings per share and revenue estimates, sending shares up 20 percent as the company has sought to cut costs and rebound from recent sales declines of its pods and brewers. Net income attributable to Keurig fell to...

  • Nov 18- Drug developer KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc's shares rose five-fold in extended trading after Turing Pharmaceuticals Inc's Chief Executive Martin Shkreli bought 1.2 million shares of KaloBios. The shares were bought at prices ranging between 61 cents and $2.43 each on Monday and Tuesday, after the company said it would wind down its operations and...

  • Nov 18- Concerns about higher spending and increasing competition have felled the once high-flying shares of electrical weapons maker Taser International Inc.. Two tests loom in the next few months, when police departments in London and New York City are expected to announce contracts for body cameras. It tumbled 10.8 percent on Oct. 20, the day Motorola...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 18- Target Corp on Wednesday reported a higher quarterly profit and raised the low end of its fiscal-year forecast, but its shares fell nearly 5 percent because of slower growth in online sales and margin pressures. Macy's Inc and Nordstrom Inc have reported similar problems. Target's gross margins were slightly lower than a year earlier because of...

  • Nov 18- Hong Kong stocks slipped on Wednesday, taking cues from weak mainland markets, even as property shares rose on encouraging China home price data. Market sentiment remained fragile, amid lingering anxiety over terrorism in the wake of Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, falls in global commodity prices, and the prospect of United States interest rates...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 18- China stocks fell roughly 1 percent on Wednesday as a surge in property shares in the wake of encouraging home price data was offset by slides in many other sectors as investors took profits. The market has rebounded more than 25 percent from the low hit during the summer rout, but selling pressure is increasing as China will soon resume initial...

  • *Copper, gold at multi-year lows, oil up after stockpile rise. Copper continued to suffer, shedding 1.5 percent to $4,612.50 a tonne after hitting a 6-1/ 2- year low of $4,590 overnight, amid fears of waning demand from China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped about 0.2 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Shares of dietary supplement retailers tumbled in heavy trading volume on Tuesday, spurring a surge in options hedging activity for those stocks even though fears they would be mentioned in a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit did not materialize. No specific companies were named in the announcement, but traders then sold off shares of GNC,...