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  • Stocks fall for 3rd straight day as earnings disappoint Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 12:04 AM ET

    Disappointing earnings and outlooks from several big companies, including American Express, Caterpillar and 3 M weighed on the market. BLUE-CHIP BAGGAGE: American Express, Caterpillar and 3 M all released weaker-than-expected results, helping pull the Dow lower. American Express fell $2.17, or 2.7 percent, to $76.82.

  • South Korea's economy recorded its weakest expansion in six years in the second quarter, battered by a deadly virus outbreak and poor exports, while Japan reported strengthening export growth in June but concern remained about how shipments to China might be affected by its slowing economy. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TOKYO, July 23- Asian shares slipped early on Thursday after disappointing earnings from tech giants weighed on Wall Street, while the dollar rebounded on the back of upbeat U.S. economic data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent. Microsoft also slumped after reporting its biggest-ever quarterly loss.

  • *OPEC members say expect price fall to be short-lived. "The crude oil inventory rise was driven by a strong rebound in crude oil imports, which neared 8 million barrels per day," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York. Imports from several other OPEC- member countries also rose.

  • *Gold slides 1 pct to 5- year low as investors pullback. In Europe, chip designer ARM Holdings, a major supplier, fell 6 percent and German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor tumbled 6.6 percent. Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York, said there is concern regarding the lack of organic revenue growth and the strong dollar, which will...

  • *Gold prices slide to lowest since March 2010. LONDON, July 22- Gold fell more than 1 percent to a five-year low on Wednesday as a bounce in the dollar fueled downside momentum, with investors continuing to pull away from the metal after its dramatic slide earlier this week. Spot gold was down 1.1 percent at $1,088.78 an ounce at 1213 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for...

  • By Patturaja Murugaboopathy BENGALURU, July 22- Palladium investors are keeping record bets on a further slump in the market as broad-based weakness plagues the precious metals complex, but some analysts say the metal's slide to 3 1/ 2- year lows is overwrought and a supply deficit will help the metal reclaim lost territory. Gold has fallen 7.6 percent, silver is...

  • Industry data released on Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute showed crude inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma hub rose 2.3 million barrels last week, compared with analyst expectations for a decrease of the same volume. "The U.S. crude oil stocks build reported by the API last night is weighing on prices," said Tamas Varga, analyst at London brokerage...

  • European stocks hit by ripple effects from Apple Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 5:09 AM ET

    *FTSE 300 down 0.3 pct. LONDON, July 22- European shares dropped in early trading on Wednesday, led lower by technology stocks after disappointing results from Apple, as the quarterly earnings season gathered pace in Europe and on Wall Street. The STOXX Europe 600 Technology index shed 1.3 percent, with chip designer Arm Holdings among those falling the most.

  • LONDON, July 22- Disappointment over U.S. corporate earnings, most notably at Apple Inc, the world's largest company, pushed stocks lower on Wednesday and investors towards the shelter of bonds. British investors are also awaiting the latest Bank of England policy minutes, which may show a more hawkish tilt towards raising rates. "Despite a beat at the earnings...

  • European shares fall in early deals, led lower by ARM Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    LONDON, July 22- European shares dropped in early trading on Wednesday, led lower by chip designer ARM after disappointing results from major client Apple, as the quarterly earnings season gathered pace in Europe and on Wall Street. Arm Holdings was the biggest faller, down 4.1 percent. Europe's second-biggest budget carrier easyJet was the top gainer on the...

  • Apple outlook weighs on global markets Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 1:26 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets dropped Wednesday after U.S. earnings fell short of expectations and investors began to focus on next week's Federal Reserve meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 6,719.52 and Germany's DAX declined 0.4 percent to 11,563.48. ANALYST'S TAKE: "With Greece and China slipping off the table, investors...

  • *Weak results from IBM, Apple take a toll on U.S. shares. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended losses and was down about 1 percent. S&P 500 mini futures were down about 0.4 percent from late U.S. levels, after U.S. equities tumbled on weak earnings from bellwethers IBM and United Technologies, while Apple Inc slumped in late trading...

  • *Weak results from IBM, Apple take a toll on U.S. shares. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent in early trading. S&P 500 mini futures were down about 0.4 percent from late U.S. levels, after Wall Street skidded on weak earnings from bellwethers IBM and United Technologies while Apple slumped in late trading after posting...

  • *Wall Street slides with earnings in focus. Stocks on Wall Street fell, with results from bellwethers IBM and United Technologies weighing the most on the S&P 500, while Apple slumped 7 percent late after posting earnings. "For the first time in a while fundamentals seem to be driving the action today in an otherwise very quiet macro backdrop and probably will...

  • Mixed earnings and easyJet lead Britain's FTSE lower Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    *Gold stabilizes, pushes mining shares up. LONDON, July 21- Britain's top stock index edged lower on Tuesday as a mixed set of corporate results and lingering concern over commodity price falls outweighed a rebound in gold-mining companies and a rally in car insurers. "It's all a little bit lackluster today, and I suppose in some respect it's because we're in the eye...

  • *Wall Street slides with earnings in focus. U.S. crude oil futures rose after falling under $50 a barrel while Brent remained towards the bottom of its $55- $60 a barrel range, near its lowest since early April. Stocks on Wall Street fell, with results from bellwethers IBM and United Technologies weighing the most while Apple was also down ahead of earnings expected...

  • *Gold stabilizes, pushes mining shares up. Receding fears over Greece have helped UK and European stocks rally in recent weeks, although UK equities remain nearly 5 percent below April's record high. "It's all a little bit lackluster today, and I suppose in some respect it's because we're in the eye of US and UK earnings," said London Capital Group analyst Brenda...

  • Britain's FTSE edges higher as gold miners rebound Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 up 0.2 FTSE percent. *Gold stabilizes, pushes mining shares up. Receding fears over Greece have helped UK and European stocks rally in recent weeks, although UK equities remain nearly 5 percent below April's record high.

  • *Novartis leads market lower after results. LONDON, July 21- European shares edged lower on Tuesday after hitting a six-week high in the previous session, with the healthcare sector leading the market lower after Novartis reported quarterly incomes below analysts' expectations. The STOXX Europe 600 Healthcare Index fell 1.0 percent, the top sectoral decliner...