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*Nikkei leads the way, encouraged by late rally on Wall St. *UK, euro zone data in focus, Ukraine tensions simmer. LONDON, April 16- Share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome.
*Shares in Alibaba shareholders Yahoo, Softbank jump. SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering.
*Softbank, Yahoo reap the benefits of Alibaba holdings. SYDNEY, April 16- Asian share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. "This is likely to be the low point for this year," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital in Sydney.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Yahoo Inc delivered modest revenue growth in the first quarter but its shares jumped on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ahead of the Chinese e-commerce company's highly anticipated initial public offering. Shares of Yahoo were up roughly 8 percent to $36.90 in after hours trading on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as early gains evaporated when momentum shares once again lost ground, overshadowing a jump in Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson after their quarterly earnings. Tesla Motors Inc fell 5.5 percent to $187.25 and NetFlix Inc dropped 4.5 percent to $316.82 to rank among the worst performers in the Nasdaq 100 index.
BEIJING, April 15- Hong Kong listed shares in BYD. Chinese media and the Wall Street Journal reported that the company sold 39,300 vehicles globally in March, citing an emailed statement from the company.
April 14- Shares of medical device maker Medtronic Inc fell as much as 6 percent after a U.S. court temporarily halted sales of its aortic heart valve replacement system in the country.
BEIJING, April 14- China stocks fell on Monday, with financial shares losing 1.1 percent as investors locked in gains after last week's announcement that Hong Kong and China investors can buy shares in companies listed on each other's bourses.
BEIJING, April 14- Shares in Chongqing Changan Auto surged on Monday, touching their highest daily trading limit after the company reported robust earnings for 2013 and predicted strong net profit growth in the first quarter of this year. The earnings report, released on Saturday, showed preliminary 2013 net profit up 142.4 percent on year to 3.51 billion yuan.
April 11- Shares of Zoe's Kitchen Inc rose as much as 73 percent in their market debut, valuing the casual dining restaurant chain at more than $475 million. Zoe's Kitchen raised about $87.5 million from the offering, after its initial public offering of 5.83 million shares was priced at the upper-end of the expected price range.
NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday after JPMorgan Chase& Co, the first of the major Wall Street banks to report results, posted earnings that were below expectations. Shares of the Dow component fell 3.7 percent to $55.29. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 38.89 points, or 0.96 percent, at 4,015.22.
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.
April 10- Shares of auto-lender Ally Financial Inc fell as much as 4.1 percent in their market debut on Thursday, taking the shine off the biggest U.S. initial public offering so far this year as investor appetite for big stock offerings shows signs of waning.
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 auto-lender Ally Financial Inc fell as much as 3 percent in their market debut on Thursday, taking the shine off the biggest U.S. Treasury, which sold 95 million shares at $25 each, the low end of the expected price range of $25- $28.
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.
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.
NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight advance, after Alcoa Inc reported adjusted profits that beat expectations. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 20.37 points, or 0.50 percent, at 4,133.36. Shares of Alcoa rose 4.5 percent to $13.11.