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  • More big businesses joined the earnings parade Tuesday, saying their profits were even larger in the first three months of the year than analysts were expecting, including Caterpillar and McDonald's. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed even more due to the big gains for Caterpillar and McDonald's, which are both among the 30 stocks in the average.

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei post gains as market euphoria persists. *Oil up but limited by worries OPEC won't extend production curbs. European stocks also look set for a strong start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open up 0.2 percent and Germany's DAX to start the day 0.3 percent higher.

  • TOKYO— Shares were higher Tuesday in Europe and Asia as the rally driven by the outcome of France's vote persisted. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged 0.1 percent higher to 5,275.32, while the FTSE 100 of Britain jumped 2.1 percent to 7,264.68. FRENCH FACTOR: Investors were encouraged that Emmanuel Macron, a candidate who investors see as pro-business, got the...

  • KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 spiked 4.6 percent to nine-year highs of 5,290, while Germany's DAX advanced 3.2 percent to 12,427. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 1.9 percent higher at 7,247. U.S. stocks were poised for solid gains at the open, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 1.2 percent. FRANCE FOCUS: Though Le Pen came second...

  • LONDON, April 24- European shares were set to rise on Monday, led by a 2 percent bounce on France's bluechip CAC 40 according to financial spreadbetters, after centrist Emmanuel Macron led the first round of the French presidential election. France's CAC 40 index was set to open around 103 points higher, and Germany's DAX was expected to open 186 points higher.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks slumped Friday as financial and health care companies moved lower. "I don't think anything's actually going to happen or be implemented any time soon," said Scott Wren, senior global equity strategist for the Wells Fargo Investment Institute. He said he thinks a corporate tax cut is more likely to pass Congress and become law than a tax cut for...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks set for weekly loss; Nikkei higher. SINGAPORE, April 21- Asian stocks were set to end the week on a positive note, unscathed by a U.S. trade probe on Chinese steel exports, while the euro remained on edge ahead of Sunday's first round in a tight French presidential election after a shooting overnight in Paris that was claimed by Islamic State.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday as transportation companies jump following solid earnings from railroad operator CSX, while paint and coatings maker Sherwin-Williams sends companies that make and sell basic materials higher. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 14 points, or 1 percent, to 1,381.. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLING: Railroad...

  • *Sterling basks in UK election news glow. LONDON, April 19- Stocks flatlined and gold fell on Wednesday as investors continued to question the' reflation' trades that had lifted markets since the election of U.S. president Donald Trump in November, while sterling basked in the glow of a six-month high following Tuesday's surprise news of a snap UK election.

  • LONDON, April 18- European shares hit three-week lows on Tuesday in volatile trade after Britain's prime minister called for an early election and the first round of France's presidential election loomed. The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed down 1 percent, suffering its worst day's losses in 10 weeks, while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 2.5 percent.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks fell Tuesday after weak first-quarter reports from Johnson& Johnson and Goldman Sachs frustrated investors who hope that company earnings are on the rise. Johnson& Johnson took its biggest one-day loss in a year. Kate Warne, an investment strategist for Edward Jones, said Goldman Sachs and Johnson& Johnson had a dramatic effect on stocks...

  • *Asia ex- Japan falls; Nikkei higher. Treasury Secretary spoke in support of a stronger currency as escalating tensions around North Korea dragged sentiment lower. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent.

  • HONG KONG— World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as geopolitical tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula and uncertainty over France's upcoming presidential election weighed on investor sentiment. Britain's FTSE 100 sank 1 percent to 7,255.27, France's CAC 40 lost 0.8 percent to 5,030.42 and Germany's DAX shed 0.3 percent to 12,073.65.

  • *Trump says he wants low interest rates. *China surprises with punchy trade data. U.S. futures pointed to a fall of around 0.3 percent at the open on Wall Street as investors digested Trump's apparent reversals on interest rates, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and China's currency policy.

  • *China surprises with punchy trade data. Surprisingly strong Chinese trade figures and Trump's remarks that the United States will not name China a currency manipulator helped boost Asian stocks. "The U.S. president also appeared to move away from a more confrontational tone against China by acknowledging the country has not intervened to weaken its...

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises; Nikkei closes down 0.7. President Donald Trump's comments favouring lower interest rates and tensions over North Korea, while Asian stocks put in a mixed performance amid a raft of regional economic data. European stocks look set for a muted start, with financial spreadbetters expecting Britain's FTSE 100 and Germany's DAX to ease 0.1...

  • MILAN, April 12- European shares inched up on Wednesday, steadying around 16 month highs, helped by gains in Syngenta and a rally in defense stocks on investor concerns about lingering geopolitical risks. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.2 percent but trading was choppy just a few days ahead a holiday break, while Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent and...

  • MILAN, April 12- European shares inched up on Wednesday, steadying around 16 month highs, helped by gains in Syngenta and a rally in defence stocks on investor concerns about lingering geopolitical risks. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.2 percent but trading was choppy just a few days ahead a holiday break, while Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent and...

  • *Asia ex- Japan down; Nikkei closes lower on yen strength. SINGAPORE, April 11- Asian stocks fell on Tuesday as the political tinderbox in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula added to uncertainty over the looming French vote, pushing nervous investors into safer assets such as the yen and Treasuries. European stocks were also on track for a subdued start, with...

  • SYDNEY, April 7- Bonds, gold and the yen jumped in Asia on Friday, while stocks retreated, as investors fled to safe assets after the United States launched cruise missiles against an airbase in Syria, raising the risk of confrontation with Russia and Iran. "It was a knee-jerk reaction because markets are starting to come back a little, as it doesn't seem like there...