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  • TOKYO, July 26- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a near 2- week low on Tuesday as the yen firmed against the dollar ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting, hurting shares of exporters. The Nikkei fell 1.4 percent to 16,383.04 points, its lowest closing level since July 13.

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan still eke out one-year peak. SYDNEY, July 26- Caution was the watchword among investors on Tuesday, with equity markets mixed and the yen scampering higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan did edge up 0.7 percent to reach its highest in almost a year, aided...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen scampering higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.2 percent firmer, still consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month...

  • TAIPEI, July 26- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday in cautious trading, paced by declines in electronics and financial shares. Shares of Hon Hai Precision slipped 0.2 percent, while Cathay Financial Holdings dipped 0.4 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.03 to T $32.170 per U.S. dollar.

  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 percent, consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month highs.

  • SAO PAULO, July 25- Latin American currencies and stocks ended mostly lower on Monday as traders avoided risky bets ahead of this week's U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings. In Mexico, the stock index closed down 0.86 percent, partly driven by Grupo Mexico which saw a 3.21 percent drop in its share price after posting weaker second-quarter...

  • *William Hill jumps after receiving takeover bid. LONDON, July 25- Britain's top share index ended lower after hitting an 11- month high on Monday, with a fall in crude oil prices hurting energy stocks and weaker gold prices and negative company updates dragging down precious metals miners. "The FTSE is held back by oil majors taking a significant 25 points off the...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Global equity markets edged lower on Monday as a 2 percent drop in crude prices weighed on investor sentiment and traders awaited signals of a potential interest rate increase this year from a meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers. Shares in Europe advanced in early trade but turned lower after Wall Street opened. "With stocks starting to...

  • meetings@ SAO PAULO, July 25- Latin American currencies and stocks fell on Monday as traders avoided risky bets ahead of this week's Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday he would ease policy further if necessary. Shares of Petróleo Brasileiro SA also advanced after the state-controlled oil...

  • July 25- SunEdison Inc's unit TerraForm Power Inc said it had adopted a shareholders rights plan to prevent any sale of a significant number of Class A shares in the company. TerraForm Power shares rose 6.7 percent to $13.34 in light premarket trading on Monday. TerraForm Power had 80 million Class A shares and 60.4 million Class B shares outstanding as of Oct. 31,...

  • STOCKHOLM, July 25- Swedish mobile telecoms gear maker Ericsson ousted Hans Vestberg as chief executive on Monday, a move led by major shareholders after months of criticism of Vestberg's leadership and pay. Chief Financial Officer Jan Frykhammar was named acting chief executive while the company searches for a successor to Vestberg, CEO since 2010, who...

  • The Kyoto- based gaming company, which is due to report first-quarter results this week, surprised markets with a statement on Friday that income garnered through its 32 percent stake in affiliate Pokemon Company, which owns the licensing rights, would be limited and that it did not plan to revise its earnings outlook for now. "The market has overreacted to the...

  • TOKYO, July 25- Shares of Nintendo Co tumbled as much as 18 percent early on Monday after the company said smash-hit mobile game Pokemon GO would have only a limited impact on its earnings. Nintendo said its affiliate Pokemon Co receives licensing and fees from the game's developer, Niantic Inc, and that profits at Nintendo from those revenues would be limited.

  • Mexico's blue-chip IPC stock index rose 0.36 percent, driven by financial services and retail company Grupo Elektra, which rose more than 8 percent a day after it posted stronger quarterly results. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index tracked the S&P 500 higher, with shares of Localiza Rent a Car SA leading the gains. Currencies such as Brazil's real and...

  • July 22- Husky Energy Inc, Canada's No. 3 integrated oil company, reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Friday as its focus on fewer, more efficient resource plays helped reduce production costs. The strong results sent shares up 2.66 percent to C $15.83 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, even as the Calgary- based company rushed to clean up after oil...

  • *Spain's Banco de Sabadell slumps after profit warning. LONDON, July 22- European stock markets slipped on Friday, weighed down by falls at Spain's Banco de Sabadell, though Vodafone gained after its update. The STOXX 600 index is up by around 10.5 percent from a low point reached in June in the immediate aftermath of Britain's shock vote to quit the European Union,...

  • July 22- Wall Street was set to open slightly higher on Friday, a day after the Dow ended a nine-session gaining streak and as investors assessed earnings reports from a host of industrial companies including GE. Dow component GE's shares fell 2.3 percent to $31.85 premarket after the company reaffirmed its full-year operating forecast.

  • LONDON, July 22- European stock markets slipped on Friday, weighed down by falls in mining companies and Swedish construction group Skanska. The STOXX 600 index is up by around 10 percent from a low point reached in June in the immediate aftermath of Britain's shock vote to quit the European Union, but the index remains down by around 7 percent since the start of...

  • LONDON, July 22- European stock markets fell on Friday, weighed down by a drop in the shares of mining companies and a fall at Swedish construction company Skanska. The pan-European STOXX 600 and the similar FTSEurofirst 300 were both down by 0.4 percent. The STOXX 600 index is up by around 10 percent from a low point reached in June in the immediate aftermath of...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks rose Friday afternoon trading, the latest nudge forward for a market that has taken a decidedly slow-and-steady path to record highs. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was up 8 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,173 at 2:22 p.m. Eastern time. ANALYST'S TAKE: "I think people are a little more sensitized, where any tick lower in the market creates this' buy-on-the-dip'...