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  • Small-caps lead China rebound; HK shares down Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 11:24 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Feb 2- China stocks bounced more than 2 percent on Tuesday, led by small-caps, but some analysts say the accompanying thin trading volume suggest the technical rebound could be short-lived. Hong Kong stocks ended the morning in negative territory though, as investors remain unconvinced that economic fundamentals are improving.

  • *Nikkei falls 0.7 percent, MSCI ex- Japan shares down 0.2 pct. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.7 percent. Investors awaited the outcome of the Reserve Bank of Australia's policy meeting, expected at 0330 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 1- Alphabet Inc surpassed Apple Inc as the most valuable company in the United States in after-hours trading on Monday, knocking the iPhone maker from the top spot that it has held for the better part of four years. Alphabet shares jumped 6 percent on Monday after reporting strong quarterly earnings after the bell, making its combined share classes...

  • TORONTO, Feb 1- Canada's main stock index lost ground on Monday, with shares in energy companies weighing heavily as oil prices tumbled and weak economic data out of Europe and China exacerbated concerns about a global slowdown. Suncor, the country's largest oil and gas company, could provide further insight on the overall health of the oil patch when it reports...

  • "As long as the core business continues to operate well with accelerated revenue... investment in those businesses can continue," said Ronald Josey of JMP Securities. Alphabet said consolidated revenue jumped 17.8 percent to $21.33 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $18.10 billion a year earlier. Total operating losses on the Other Bets- which...

  • Rayonier Advanced Materials posts 4Q profit Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 4:58 PM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $13 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Jacksonville, Florida- based company said it had profit of 30 cents. Rayonier Advanced Materials shares have declined 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Questar and Alere are big market movers Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 4:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:. Questar Corp., up $4.60 to $24.99. Aetna Inc., up $1.53 to $103.37.

  • TOKYO, Feb 1- Tokyo shares on Monday soared to near one-month highs in heavy volume as the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to adopt negative interest rates spurred further buying, lifting real estate stocks. Real estate stocks, beneficiaries of lower interest rates, extended gains. The Nikkei ended 2.0 percent higher at 17,865.23, its highest close since Jan. 6.

  • *China official factory PMI falls to lowest since 2012. The Shanghai Composite Index eased 1.6 percent, while the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen lost 1.4 percent. "The manufacturing sector will likely face a tough year ahead on the back of overcapacity, weakening global demand, and government's plans to tackle pollution,"...

  • Jan 29- Wall Street surged nearly 2 percent on Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly cut interest rates and Microsoft led a strong rally in technology shares. Japan's central bank cut a benchmark rate below zero to stimulate its economy, a surprise move that boosted global equities. Wall Street's rally follows four weeks of volatility that has left the S&P...

  • DALLAS— Chevron suffered its first money-losing quarter since 2002 in the final three months of last year, as plunging crude prices chopped more than one-third from its revenue. The company has sold off $11 billion worth of facilities such as pipelines over the past two years and hopes to raise up to $10 billion more with sales through 2017.

  • The company's shares fell 4.82 percent to $53.50 in premarket trading. The company posted a net profit of $1.52 billion, or 92 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $810 million, or 51 cents per share, a year earlier. Adjusted revenue rose to $6.36 billion, below the average analyst estimate of $6.39 billion.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- World shares jumped and the yen slumped on Friday after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by taking one of its main interest rates into negative territory, its boldest step yet to reinflate the economy. The yield on Japanese benchmark government bonds plunged to record lows after the central said it would charge 0.1 percent for excess reserves...

  • *Fanuc falls 12 pct, hit by weak demand in China. TOKYO, Jan 29- Japanese shares slipped on Friday as investors cautiously looked to whether the Bank of Japan will step up its stimulus later in the day. Policymakers now have the difficult decision of steering into the wind and taking decisive action amid global instability, or sticking to the program and risking...

  • TORONTO, Jan 28- Shares of Bombardier Inc, which closed below C $1 for the first time since 1991 on Wednesday, fell 10 percent further on Thursday as some funds dumped shares on fears that the train and plane maker may be ejected from Canada's main index. The stock closed 10 percent lower at 89 Canadian cents a share on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with investors...

  • Jan 28- Facebook Inc shares surged 15.5 percent on Thursday, their biggest percentage increase since July 2013, after the social networking service posted quarterly results that blew away expectations on every key measure. Facebook shares closed at $109.11, putting its market capitalization at about $308.6 billion. That would make it the fourth most...

  • TORONTO, Jan 28- Shares of Bombardier Inc, which closed below C $1 on Wednesday for the first time since 1991, fell further on Thursday as some funds dumped shares on fears of the train and plane maker being ejected from Canada's main index. The stock was down 11 percent at 88 Canadian cents a share in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with investors...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- Raytheon Co on Thursday reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and forecast higher results for 2016, citing increasing demand from the Middle East, Asia and Europe for precision missiles and missile defense. Chief Executive Officer Tom Kennedy told analysts that lower oil prices were not hurting demand from the Middle...

  • Shares of Potash Corp, which also reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, fell 3.9 percent in pre-market trading in New York. Potash prices have fallen sharply on pressure from bloated capacity, soft grain prices and weak currencies in major consumers such as India and Brazil. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based Potash Corp suspended...

  • Jan 28- EBay Inc's shares plunged 13 percent on Thursday, after a disappointing holiday-quarter performance and a weak forecast suggested that overwhelming competition from Amazon.com Inc was gutting the one-time Wall Street favorite. The stock fell to $23.01 in early trading, knocking off $4 billion from Ebay's market value. He cut his price target on the...