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  • 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...

  • *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...

  • TORONTO, March 21- Canada's benchmark stock index fell on Tuesday, with heavyweight financial stocks following Wall Street banks lower as investors fretted about U.S. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 129.19 points, or 0.84 percent, at 15,313.13. Canada's heavyweight financials group fell 1.2 percent, adding to losses from the...

  • *OPEC sources say group leaning towards extending cuts. NEW YORK, March 21- Oil prices fell on Tuesday, with U.S. crude dropping to its lowest since November, as concerns about new supplies overshadowed the latest talk by OPEC that it was looking to extend output cuts beyond June. Brent futures for May delivery fell 66 cents, or 1.3 percent, to settle at $50.96 a barrel,...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months Tuesday as a health care bill backed by President Donald Trump ran into trouble in Congress, which raised some questions about his agenda of faster economic growth spurred on by lower taxes and cuts in regulations. "President Trump promised that this health care bill would be signed, sealed, delivered...

  • *Kansas, Cleveland Fed chiefs to speak later in the day. Investor optimism was also boosted by French centrist Emmanuel Macron's performance in a television debate that boosted a view that he would win the presidential election over the far-right's Marine Le Pen. The expectations boosted sentiment across Europe, with stock markets across the region broadly...

  • *Kansas, Cleveland Fed chiefs to speak later in the day. French centrist Emmanuel Macron's performance in a television debate raised expectations that he would win the presidential election over the far-right's Marine Le Pen, boosting sentiment across Europe, with shares edging up towards 15- month highs. "U.S. equity markets are expected to open a little...

  • LONDON, March 21- Oil prices rose on Tuesday, helped by expectations that an OPEC- led output cut would be extended beyond June but gains were pegged back by concerns about persistently high crude inventories. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some non- OPEC producers agreed to curb production from Jan. 1 by 1.8 million barrels per day for...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.2 pct. *FTSE mid-caps turn negative after record high. Consumer prices leapt 2.3 percent, their biggest increase since September 2013 and up sharply from 1.8 percent in January, the Office for National Statistics said.

  • LONDON, March 21- A further pullback in the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields on Tuesday helped to extend a winning streak by emerging market equities to the longest since last August, while Russian bond yields hit three-year lows on rate-cut expectations. The index is up 4.4 percent this month to its highest since August 2015.

  • *France's 10- year yield spread over Germany falls 4 bps. LONDON, March 21- France's 10- year borrowing costs over Germany fell 4 basis points on Tuesday as investors responded to a strong showing by centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in a televised debate on Monday night. Far-right candidate Le Pen has pledged to try and take France out of the...