BEIJING, April 16- China shares closed a touch higher on Wednesday after slightly better-than-expected first-quarter growth data eased worries about a dramatic slowdown in the Chinese economy. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.1 percent.» Read More
SHANGHAI, April 11- Hong Kong shares fell on Friday with H-shares down sharply, as new rules allowing mainland and Hong Kong investors to invest in each other's markets led to a sell-off in dual-listed shares previously trading at premium to their mainland counterparts.
*Nikkei sinks through major chart support, much of Asia in the red. SYDNEY, April 11- Japanese shares sank to six-month lows on Friday as an escalating selloff on Wall Street spread to Asia and slugged markets that had been fairly resilient up to now.
European markets opened weaker, with Britain's FTSE 100 losing 1 percent to 6,575.83. Germany's DAX fell 1.2 percent to 9,338.48 and France's CAC-40 shed 1 percent to 4,369.26.
April 10- IT services company iGate Corp said revenue would grow faster in the second half of the year, after it reported better-than-expected quarterly results due to customer additions and higher revenue from Europe and financial industry clients.
April 10- Shares of bailed out auto-lender Ally Financial Inc fell 3 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $11.7 billion in the biggest U.S. Detroit- based Ally's shares were trading at $24.25 shortly after the opening on the New York Stock Exchange.
April 10- Rite Aid Corp forecast 2015 earnings above analysts' estimate, after reporting a higher-than-expected quarterly profit due to strong pharmacy same-store sales, sending its shares up about 10 percent before the bell. Rite Aid estimated full-year earnings of 31- 42 cents per share and sales of $26 billion- $26.5 billion.
SHANGHAI, April 10- Hong Kong shares closed at their highest level in more than three months on Thursday, lifted by news that Beijing's securities regulator will allow cross-border stock investment between Hong Kong and Shanghai. The announcement also boosted mainland indexes, with the Shanghai composite index reaching a two-month high.
SHANGHAI, April 10- China's securities regulator and its Hong Kong counterpart said on Thursday they would allow mainland investors to trade shares in designated companies listed in Hong Kong, while letting Hong Kong investors buy selected Shanghai- listed shares.
LONDON— Another drop in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index prompted renewed jitters across financial markets on Thursday despite earlier relief over Greece's successful bond market return. In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed up 0.1 percent at 6,641.97 but Germany's DAX fell 0.6 percent to 9,454.54.
*Hong Kong Jewellery down on weak earnings. SHANGHAI, April 10- Hong Kong stocks steadied at midday after early losses, while China shares listed in the territory drifted lower over more signs of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong dropped 0.7 percent.
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April 9- Constellation Brands Inc said it expects to spend upto $1.1 billion- almost double its previous forecast- to increase capacity at a Mexican brewery, hurting its full-year profit and cash flow forecasts and sending its shares down 5 percent.
La Quinta raised $650 million from the offering of 38.25 million shares, which priced slightly below the expected range at $17 per share. La Quinta's shares opened at $16.75 and touched a low of $16.65 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, valuing the company at $2.04 billion.
SHANGHAI, April 9- China shares ended at a new 7- week high on Wednesday, as certain tech stocks outperformed but profit-taking in banking shares weighed on index performance. Industrial Bank Co Ltd slid 0.6 percent, while China Minsheng Banking Corp Ltd and Ping An Bank Co Ltd shed 1.1 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively.
SHANGHAI, April 9- Hong Kong shares extended gains from the previous day on increases in Tencent and casino shares as well as modest rises in mainland banking stocks, sending the Hang Seng Index to its highest intraday level since February. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong gained 0.4 percent.
A breakout pattern and new uptrend are yet to emerge for the Shanghai Composite Index – recent activity indicates three possible patterns ahead.
*Asian shares rise after Wall St snaps 3- day losing streak. TOKYO, April 9- Asian shares rose in early trade on Wednesday after Wall Street snapped a three-day losing streak, but Japanese stocks tumbled after the yen surged on fading hopes of near-term stimulus from the Bank of Japan.
For the second time this week, policymakers from a major central bank dashed expectations for additional stimulus, with the governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, saying Tuesday that there was no need for more monetary support to escape deflation.
LONDON, April 8- Gold rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday as the dollar and equity markets fell on signs the European Central Bank may not recur to more stimulus, while renewed tensions in Ukraine kept risk appetite subdued. Gold futures for June delivery gained 1.1 percent to $1,311.90 an ounce.
LONDON, April 8- Gold rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday as the dollar and equity markets fell on signs the European Central Bank may not recur to more stimulus, while renewed tensions in Ukraine kept risk appetite subdued. Gold futures for June delivery gained 1.1 percent to $1,312.30 an ounce.