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  • *Republicans pull bill to dismantle Obamacare. NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shares pared losses to end slightly lower on Friday after Republicans pulled their bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system due to a shortage of votes, dealing a blow to U.S. S&P 500 stock index ended a touch lower after falling as much as 0.4 percent earlier, before a House Republican...

  • CHICAGO, March 24- U.S. soybean futures dropped 1.6 percent on Friday to their lowest level in more than five months on pressure from rising forecasts for already-robust South American harvests, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat rose on bargain buying following four straight days of declines. Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shares pared gains and European shares slipped on Friday as investors were on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome of a vote in Washington on healthcare legislation reform, seen as pivotal for U.S. The White House said the vote was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EDT. The back-and-forth over the bill has led to some of the choppiest trading Wall Street...

  • *Spain's government bond yield falls to three-week low. LONDON, March 24- Euro zone government bond yields edged lower on Friday, changing direction as investors took advantage of an early rise in yields to move back into the market ahead of a highly anticipated vote in Washington on healthcare reform. Spain's 10- year government bond yields led the reversal...

  • *U.S. indexes post modest gains, European shares edge lower. NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shares edged higher and European shares slipped on Friday as investors were on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome of a vote in Washington on healthcare reform, seen as pivotal for U.S. The back-and-forth over the bill has led to some of the choppiest trading Wall Street has seen since...

  • LONDON, March 24- All eyes in financial markets were fixed on stuttering Republican efforts to pass a replacement for Obamacare on Friday, the result of the vote and Donald Trump's response seen as crucial to his promise to deliver a "phenomenal" tax reform. Tuesday's first 1 percent daily fall on Wall Street since October has put world stocks on course for their...

  • *Spain's government bond yield falls to three-week low. LONDON, March 24- Euro zone government bonds edged lower on Friday, changing direction as investors took advantage of an early rise in yields to buy, sending yields back down. Spain's 10- year government bond yields led the reversal dropping to a three-week low of 1.677 percent, down 4 basis points on the day...

  • BUDAPEST, March 24- Central European assets moved sideways on Friday as investors awaited a U.S. vote on healthcare, legislation that will test President Donald Trump's ability to work with Congress and deliver on other priorities like tax cuts and infrastructure spending. "EM watching the U.S. healthcare debate from the front seat," said Simon Quijano-Evans,...

  • LONDON, March 24- Emerging stocks paused on Friday ahead of a vote on a key U.S. reform that may pave the way for stimulative tax cuts, whilst the Russian rouble firmed ahead of a central bank meeting at which interest rates are expected to stay on hold. Investors are awaiting a U.S. healthcare bill vote seen as a litmus test of whether President Donald Trump can muster...

  • LONDON, March 24- All eyes in global financial markets were fixed on stuttering Republican efforts to pass a replacement for Obamacare on Friday, with failure likely to undermine faith in Donald Trumps promise to deliver a "phenomenal" U.S. tax reform. The White House's ability to get legislation through Congress is crucial to "Trumpflation" bets on fiscal...

  • SHANGHAI, March 24- China stocks rose on Friday as strong gains in the infrastructure sector offset concerns over tightening liquidity in the country's banking system, increased regulation and fresh curbs on property investment. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.8 percent to 3,489.60 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.6 percent to 3,269.45.

  • HONG KONG— World stock markets were mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. France's CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent to 5,019.56 and Britain's FTSE 100 slipped less than 0.1 percent to 7,338.09. ANALYST VIEW: "Markets are likely to remain on hold today...

  • *FY adj profit view $5.70- $5.87/ shr vs est. *2nd- qtr profit $1.33/ shr vs est. Accenture plans to spend about $1.5 billion on acquisitions in the year ending August, Chief Financial Officer David Rowland said on a call with analysts on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks rose slightly on Thursday despite signs that President Donald Trump was struggling to get enough votes to pass a healthcare bill in Congress, while European shares rose on bank borrowing and gold prices slipped. U.S. investors remained in suspense, with Trump poised to make a final push to secure the votes needed to begin dismantling...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.2 pct. LONDON, March 23- British shares turned up on Thursday after a two-day losing streak as markets turned more bullish and retail sales data indicated more robust consumption. Clothing retailer Next was up 8.6 percent and the top FTSE gainer in heavy volume, posting its best gains in nine months after it maintained its guidance for 2017-18 from...

  • *FY adj profit view $5.70- $5.87/ shr vs est. *2nd- qtr profit $1.33/ shr vs est. Accenture plans to spend about $1.5 billion on acquisitions in the year ending August, Chief Financial Officer David Rowland said on a call with analysts.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks rose slightly on Thursday, with gains limited by signs that President Donald Trump was struggling to get enough votes to pass a healthcare bill in Congress, while European shares rose on bank borrowing and oil prices slipped. U.S. investors remained in suspense, with Trump poised to make a final push to secure the votes needed to begin...

  • LONDON, March 23- Euro zone stocks and bonds rallied on Thursday as banks snapped up almost quarter of a trillion euros of interest-free European Central Bank cash in what the ECB hopes will be the last outing for one of its main crisis-fighting tools. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 rose 0.25 percent with Frankfurt, Paris and Milan up as much as 0.6 percent and...

  • The FTSEurofirst 300 barely budged as London, Frankfurt and Paris started flat and the pound fared better than most as the dollar began to muscle higher again in the currency markets. The history of these attacks, including those in France, Germany and Belgium last year as well those in London and Madrid more than 10 years ago, show little lasting impact on...

  • *Polish PM says may block the EU's Rome declaration. BUDAPEST, March 23- Central European stocks rebounded on Thursday, tracking Western European peers and shrugging off a warning from Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo that her country may block a political roadmap for the European Union. Regional share indices dipped in early trade after eastern Europe's...