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  • Kering and BASF fall as European shares slip back Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    *Luxury goods group Kering falls after lower Gucci sales. LONDON, Oct 24- Shares in luxury goods group Kering and chemicals company BASF fell on Friday after business updates, while new worries about the Ebola virus also weighed on European stock markets. Kering slumped 5.1 percent, making it the worst-performing stock on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, as earnings from Microsoft and Procter& Gamble and easing concerns over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States helped put the S&P on track to snap a four-week losing skid. Microsoft was up 2 percent at $45.91, after it reported higher-than-expected...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, buoyed by gains in Microsoft and Procter& Gamble after their quarterly results and as steps towards expediting the development of vaccines for Ebola eased concerns over its possible spread in the United States. Microsoft was up 1.6 percent at $45.75, after it...

  • *Microsoft gain lifts U.S. shares. NEW YORK, Oct 24- Global equity markets rose modestly on Friday as gains in Microsoft buoyed U.S. shares, even as news that a New York City doctor tested positive for the Ebola virus produced a modest safe-haven bid for U.S. MSCI's all-country world equity index was set for its biggest weekly gain since July 2013, while the benchmark...

  • *Rise in Wall Street stocks limits safety bids for bonds. Fears about Ebola intensified late Thursday on news that a doctor in New York City had tested positive for the virus after working with Ebola patients in West Africa. For now, traders and analysts reckoned the first Ebola case in New York, the largest U.S. city, is contained and the situation would not...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results. But Microsoft, up 1.3 percent at $45.63, helped offset the drop in Amazon after it reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue while keeping its...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to cut its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Microsoft, up 4.6 percent at $47.09...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Microsoft, up 2.6 percent at $46.17 before the opening...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly gain, following disappointing results from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. *Microsoft, up 2.7 percent at $46.25 before the opening...

  • *BASF retreats after cutting 2015 earnings forecast. *Luxury goods group Kering falls after lower Gucci sales. LONDON, Oct 24- European shares pared early losses on Friday as investors bet the fallout for the banking sector from stress test results due on Sunday should be contained, and took a more measured view of New York's first case of Ebola.

  • LONDON, Oct 24- World stocks dipped on Friday, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City's first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits after the best week for shares in well over a year. A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city,...

  • European shares fall early after New York Ebola case Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 24- European shares fell in early trading on Friday, reversing the previous session's gains, as investors fretted about news that a doctor who had recently returned to New York from West Africa had tested positive for Ebola. At 0705 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.5 percent at 1,310.25 points. A New York City doctor who...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose to a two-week high on Friday as the weaker yen lifted exporters, while renewed fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States bolstered Ebola-related stocks such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp. Tokyo- listed shares in firms manufacturing Ebola-related products jumped in response to news that a New York City doctor...

  • JGBs bolstered by Ebola fears, BOJ operations Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 2:04 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese government bonds rose on Friday, with the benchmark 10- year yield dropping to a fresh 1-1/ 2- year low, as the Bank of Japan's operation adjustment underpinned the market and news that a New York doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus undermined risk appetite. The central bank reduced the size of its bill purchasing operation to 2.25...

  • Nikkei gains capped by Ebola case in New York Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    *Nikkei advances on weak yen, Wall Street gains. *Helath stocks Airtech, Fujifilm rise. TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose on Friday on the back of a weaker yen and Wall Street gains, but its advance was capped by reports of an Ebola case in New York City which sent U.S. stock futures lower.

  • Caterpillar, 3 M earnings underpin sentiment. TOKYO, Oct 24- U.S. stock futures tumbled while safe-haven assets such as the yen and U.S. bonds gained on Friday after media reported that a doctor who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola. Asian shares also some ground with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- U.S. stock futures and the dollar fell on Friday after reports that a New York doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus. S&P e-mini futures skidded 0.6 percent, while the greenback was down 0.3 percent against the yen to 107.96 after dropping as low as 107.88. A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa,...

  • *Caterpillar, 3 M earnings boost sentiment. Japan's Nikkei share average rose 1.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent. Results from Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co reassured investors that companies with large overseas revenue streams could deliver solid profits, despite concerns about global economic...

  • DOLLAR/ YEN FALLS 0.3 PERCENT AS STOCKS FALL ON NEW YORK EBOLA CASE REPORTS.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 24- U.S. crude futures pulled back on Friday to trade below $82 a barrel, after rising the most since mid-September in the previous session on news that top oil exporter Saudi Arabia supplied less oil to the market last month. *U.S. crude for December delivery had dropped 31 cents to $81.78 a barrel by 0016 GMT, after gaining $1.57 on Thursday.