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  • NEW YORK— Stocks are opening lower in the U.S. following steep declines in Europe and some disappointing results from big companies. American Express slumped 4 percent early Friday, the most in the Dow Jones industrial average, after reporting revenue that missed analysts' forecasts. Honeywell fell 2 percent after its revenue also fell short.

  • Seagate meets 3Q profit forecasts Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    DUBLIN _ Seagate Technology PLC on Friday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $291 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.08 per share. Seagate shares have fallen 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 2 percent.

  • *Cheap central-bank cash offsets nerves over Greece. LONDON, April 17- Global equities were set for their third straight weekly gain on Friday, hovering near fresh all-time highs as cheap central bank cash kept buoying markets and offset fears that Greece may run out of money as debt repayments loom. The possibility that Athens might not be able to meet payments...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were mostly lower on Friday while stocks in mainland China extended their gains on expectations of further policy easing. KEEPING SCORE: European markets opened mixed with Britain's FTSE 100 up 0.4 percent at 7,090.82 and France's CAC 40 adding 0.1 percent to 5,227.91. CHINA STIMULUS: Stocks in Shanghai continued their...

  • Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 12 to 15 points, or 0.2 percent higher. Europe's stock markets have lately pushed to multi-year peaks, with both the FTSE and DAX setting record highs this year as new economic stimulus measures from the European Central Bank offset worries about Greece's fiscal woes. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • TOKYO, April 17- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Friday morning after weaker-than-expected U.S. housing data soured the mood, while investors awaited Japanese corporate earnings starting next week. Also dampening sentiment was weakness in Europe shares and concern about Greece's financial woes. Masayuki Kubota, chief strategist at Rakuten...

  • TOKYO, April 17- Asian shares edged up in early trade on Friday, on track to score weekly gains and shrugging off a languid performance on Wall Street after another set of lacklustre U.S. economic data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added about 0.2 percent in early trade, extending a seven-year high touched in the previous session and...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- Wall Street equities finished modestly lower on Thursday as investors worried about coming corporate results, while European stocks fell nearly 1 percent under the weight of Greece's worsening financial predicament. Wall Street was down most of Thursday despite another flurry of better-than-expected profit reports, including Netflix...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- European stocks declined nearly 1 percent on Thursday, pressured by Greece's worsening financial predicament, and euro zone government borrowing costs hit new lows. U.S. stocks edged higher on another flurry of better-than-expected profit reports, including ones from Netflix and Goldman Sachs. The widening rift between Greece and its...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- European stocks slipped on Thursday, pressured by Greece's worsening financial predicament, and euro zone government borrowing costs hit new lows. U.S. stocks were slightly lower, despite another flurry of better-than-expected profit reports, including ones from Netflix and Goldman Sachs. The widening rift between Greece and its...

  • LONDON, April 16- The lead market is on a tear. The least sexy of the industrial metals traded on the London Metal Exchange has surged by over 20 percent from its March lows to a current $2,040 per tonne. The impact on spreads and positioning is still evolving, not least because of follow-on hits on LME inventory such as this morning's fresh 15,500 tonnes of...

  • China stocks up on stimulus hope, other markets subdued Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    Major markets in Europe fell amid renewed concerns that Greece could default on its debts. HUGE QUEUE: Netflix added 4.9 million subscribers in the first three months of the year, better than any other quarter since the company started streaming video eight years ago. All told, Netflix finished March with 62 million subscribers around the world.

  • Greek bond yields soar as debt default fears swell Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    LONDON— Mounting fears of a Greek debt default sent the country's borrowing costs surging higher Thursday and prompted one prominent U.K. bookmaker to stop taking bets on the possibility of Greece leaving the euro. Greece owes the IMF around 1 billion euros in repayments next month. "What is concerning is how quickly these' informal' talks could turn into serious...

  • Media stocks drag down European equities from highs Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:31 AM ET

    The STOXX Europe Media index dropped 1.3 percent, the top sectoral decliner, dragged down by a 3.6 percent fall in Pearson after a report saying the Los Angeles Unified School District was seeking a refund from Apple over a bungled $1.3 billion iPad plan with curriculum from Pearson. Around Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 index was down 0.3 percent and Germany's DAX...

  • LONDON, April 16- Emerging market stocks rose to near seven-month highs on Thursday, riding momentum from a global equities surge and data from China showing investment into the country is holding up against slowing growth. The MSCI emerging stocks index was up 1.2 percent, its highest since last September, while the Asian ex- Japan benchmark was 1.3 percent...

  • LONDON, April 16- Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfill its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program, although regional stocks took a step back from this week's multi-year peaks. Investors also fretted about the deepening crisis in Greece. Credit rating agency Standard& Poor's...

  • LONDON, April 15- The roaring stock market rallies of the United States, Japan and Europe show no sign of reaching most emerging markets, where lacklustre economic growth and company profits point to a fifth straight year of lagging performance. MSCI's emerging equity index, in contrast, stands more than 20 percent below record highs hit in 2007 and despite...

  • Greek default fears weighing on European markets Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:03 AM ET

    LONDON— European stock markets fell Thursday amid renewed concerns over Greece's future in the euro currency. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks slipped, with Germany's DAX falling 1.6 percent to 12,033 and France's CAC 40 dipping 0.6 percent to 5,222. Greece's main stock market, which has underperformed most of its European peers this week, was 0.8 percent lower.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St up on earnings, oil surges Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    *Banks, Intel boost Wall Street. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks rallied following several strong earnings reports on Wednesday, while European shares hit a 14- year high after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance. Better-than-expected results from banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and earnings from Intel that were broadly in line with...

  • *Banks, Intel boost Wall Street. NEW YORK, April 15- European shares hit a 14- year high and the euro fell on Wednesday after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance, while U.S. stocks rallied after several strong earnings reports. U.S. stocks rallied, helped by better-than-expected results from banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and earnings...