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  • 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— Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent to 19,265.00 as buying picked up following recent losses. ANALYST VIEW: "Markets...

  • *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...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks gave up an early rally and are falling in late trading after Republican leadership delayed a vote on their health care bill amid mounting doubts the legislation has enough votes to pass. Investors are worried that that means trouble for the business-friendly agenda of Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump.

  • *Bonds gain as concerns about Washington gridlock grow. NEW YORK, March 22- U.S. shares recovered from five-week lows on Wednesday following a downturn on concerns over potential delays to President Donald Trump's pro-growth policies, while European shares ended lower and safe-haven gold, U.S. S&P 500 stock index notched its first gain in five sessions after...

  • *S&P 500 touches 5- week low after sinking 1.2 pct Tuesday. *Bonds gain as concerns about Washington gridlock grow. NEW YORK, March 22- Most U.S. and European share indexes fell or were little changed on Wednesday as concerns over potential delays to President Donald Trump's pro-growth policies again unnerved investors, while safe-haven gold, U.S.

  • *S&P 500 touches 5- week low after sinking 1.2 pct Tuesday. *Bonds gain as concerns about Washington gridlock grow. NEW YORK, March 22- Most U.S. and European share indexes fell on Wednesday as concerns over potential delays to President Donald Trump's pro-growth policies again unnerved investors, while safe-haven gold, U.S.

  • *Europe shares hit two-week low, Asia biggest fall since Dec 15. *Wall Street seen opening lower, VIX tops 13 percent. Wall Street was expected to open slightly lower, index futures showed, and the CBOE's VIX index, known as the "fear gauge," briefly topped 13 percent for the first time since mid-January.

  • *Czech bonds mixed before auction, abundant supply is seen. *Czech crown retreats in forward contracts implied rates. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, March 22- Central European government bond yields and stocks fell on Wednesday, tracking global markets, as doubts grew over U.S.

  • *Europe shares hit two-week low, Asia lowest since Dec 15. *Wall Street seen opening lower, VIX tops 13 percent. The dollar touched a four-month low against the Japanese currency, whose strength helped push Tokyo stocks to a three-week low, while the euro held close to its highest since early February at around $1.08.

  • LONDON, March 22- Emerging assets slipped on Wednesday after a slide on Wall Street, with stocks snapping an eight-day winning streak, though the South African rand briefly firmed after data showed a narrower current account gap. Treasuries also slipped, emerging currencies were broadly weaker, especially in Asia, while emerging sovereign dollar bond yield...

  • Gains for shipping company FedEx helped take industrial companies upward. Nike took its biggest one-day loss in five years as investors were disappointed by its quarterly sales and outlook, and 130- year-old retailer Sears plunged after it said it may not be able to stay in business. Terry Simpson, a multi-asset strategist for BlackRock, says it's noteworthy...

  • *Japan, Australia shares lead regional losses. "Asian stocks have had a good run so this is a good excuse to take some money off the table though there is plenty of cash waiting on the sidelines to be invested if the selloff intensifies," said Alex Wong, a fund manager at Ample Capital Ltd. in Hong Kong. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.4...