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GE chief executive, Jeff Immelt, met French officials Monday to discuss the U.S. company's bid for Alstom amid news of a rival bid from Siemens of Germany.
TOKYO, April 28- Tokyo's Nikkei fell on Monday, weighed down by a drop on Wall Street and as tensions in the Ukraine drove up the yen. With the earnings season in swing, lacklustre corporate estimates also dampened sentiment, with Honda Motor Co falling 4.5 percent after its net profit forecast for the year through March 2015 came in well below market expectations.
*Incentives in North America up on aging vehicle lineup. DETROIT, April 25- Ford Motor Co posted a lower-than-expected first-quarter profit on Friday as the No. 2 U.S. automaker saw $400 million in higher warranty costs in North America, sending shares down 3.4 percent.
*Incentives in North America up on aging vehicle lineup. DETROIT, April 25- Ford Motor Co posted lower-than-expected first-quarter profit on Friday as the No. 2 U.S. automaker saw higher warranty costs in North America for older vehicles by $400 million, sending shares down 2 percent in premarket trading.
*Microsoft shares rise after results, Amazon down. NEW YORK, April 25- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Friday as intensifying violence in Ukraine and weakness in Amazon.com overshadowed positive results from Microsoft Corp.. *Amazon fell 2 percent to $330.25 after posting a jump in revenue that was offset by sharp increases in spending.
PARIS, April 25- European shares fell on Friday as new signs of violence in Ukraine weighed on stock markets that had recently been buoyed by corporate takeover activity. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk accused Russia of wanting to start World War Three by occupying Ukraine "militarily and politically", in some of the strongest language he has used.
BEIJING, April 25- Hong Kong shares fell on Friday as concerns about the state of China's economy and the health of the banking sector clouded positive earnings from several H-share listings. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was down 1.2 percent by the lunch break.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Amazon.com Inc reported higher-than-expected revenue growth in the first quarter and boosted its investments in technology, content and warehouses as the e-commerce giant branches out into new businesses.
DETROIT, April 24- General Motors Co's first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent on Thursday due to the massive recall for defective ignition switches, and shares fell 1.3 percent after the company said expectations for the rest of the year must be trimmed.
Shares of the company, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise, fell as much as 3.2 percent in early trading. Royal Caribbean said its cruise operations were hurt by several mishaps in the first quarter. Royal Caribbean has also been struggling to boost sales in the Caribbean, its biggest market.
*Alstom shares up more than 14 percent. PARIS, April 24- Shares in Alstom jumped more than 14 percent on Thursday after a report that U.S. conglomerate General Electric was in talks to buy the struggling French turbine and train maker for about $13 billion.
April 24- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest cruise operator, reported a much lower-than-expected quarterly profit as costs rose and passengers spent less onboard. Shares of the company, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise, fell as much as 3.2 percent in early trading.
April 24- Under Armour Inc reported a 73 percent jump in first-quarter profit, driven by strong growth in sales of its athletic apparel and footwear. Shares of the company, known for its HeatGear and ColdGear clothing, rose 5.7 percent to $57.5 in premarket trading.
BEIJING, April 24- China shares slipped on Thursday as Shanghai free trade zone-linked companies faced more profit-taking following their strong gains earlier in the week, while rises in property stocks helped limit some of the decline. The CSI300 index of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings shed 0.2 percent.
SYDNEY, April 24- Shares in tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook held hefty after-hours gains on Thursday as their results handily outpaced Wall Street expectations, though Asian markets managed only a muted cheer on the news. Seoul shares added 0.2 percent as Samsung Electronics climbed 1.7 percent, but Japan's Nikkei struggled to make any headway at all.
April 23- Electronic products distributor Ingram Micro Inc posted a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit due to a rise in costs, sending its shares down 8 percent in extended trading. The company's costs rose 10 percent to $542.2 million in the first quarter ended March 31.
April 23- Angie's List Inc, which operates a website that allows users to review local businesses, posted a smaller quarterly loss as it signed up more paid customers for its services. Angie's List shares rose nearly 10 percent to $14 in extended trading, after the company also forecast second-quarter revenue above analysts' estimates.
April 23- Safeway Inc on Wednesday said it plans to boost results by passing higher costs for meat, produce and other staples on to shoppers at its U.S. grocery stores, sending shares up 1.4 percent.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday posted its smallest quarterly revenue increase since 2010 as it wrestles with a smartphone market that is losing steam and shifting to China, sending its shares lower.
April 23- Electronic products distributor Ingram Micro Inc posted weaker-than-expected quarterly results due to a rise in costs and interest expenses, sending its shares down 8 percent in extended trading.