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  • *Many markets closed around the region, as well as London, U.S. Markets are closed in other key countries around the region, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea, and will be closed later in London and New York. There were some guys taking profits in the dollar-yen this week, but most people seem happy to be caught long, "said Kaneo Ogino, director at...

  • The film was available for rental on Google Inc's YouTube site as of early Wednesday afternoon. Microsoft Corp and Sony itself are also showing the comedy, a day before the hastily scheduled premiere at some 320 independent theaters. He added that Sony had first reached out to Google, Microsoft "and other partners" on Dec. 17, the day the studio said it had no future...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Amira Nature Foods Ltd.: Approximately 794,100 shares changed hands, a 321.3 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose $2.95 or 30.1 percent to $12.75.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Luxfer Holdings PLC fell 6.8 percent to $14.62. Sanchez Energy Corp. fell 6.7 percent to $9.91.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Energous Corp. rose 18.7 percent to $9.46. Virgin America rose 14.5 percent to $41.00. Palmetto Bancshares Inc. rose 12.1 percent to $18.77.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 10.3 percent to $13.06 with 12,986,900 shares traded. American Realty Capital Properties Inc. was unchanged at $8.33 with 18,528,800 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 5 percent to $112.01 with 14,146,700 shares traded.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Amira Nature Foods Ltd. rose 30.1 percent to $12.75. Navigator Hldgs Ltd. rose 12.7 percent to $20.18.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund fell 20.3 percent to $11.25. Vascular Biogenics fell 7.7 percent to $6.00. Corium Intl Inc. fell 6.8 percent to $6.00.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    ASM International NV: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Alliance Bancorp Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Carolina Bank Holdings Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Brookfield Canada Office Properties: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.8 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Globant SA: Approximately 2,200 shares changed hands, a 95.4 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    The shares rose $1.45 or 9.9 percent to $16.10. Atossa Genetics Inc.: Approximately 1,479,300 shares changed hands, a 675.9 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 37 or 34.9 percent to $1.43.

  • HAVANA, Dec 24- Cuba released more information on its fragile external finances this week than it has in over a decade, as it seeks foreign investment and credit following its sudden improvement in relations with the United States. President Barack Obama' s announcement last week that Washington would restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and lift some economic...

  • Microsoft Corp and Sony itself are also showing the comedy, a day before its scheduled premiere at some 320 independent theaters. He added that Sony had first reached out to Google, Microsoft "and other partners" on Dec. 17, the day the studio said it was canceling the movie's Christmas Day release. The showing is a chance for Google and Microsoft, which have been bit...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 24- A U.S. judge has ordered Vivendi SA to pay nearly $50 million to resolve a shareholder lawsuit over a merger that occurred in 2000, but issued another order putting the money in escrow while the French media group appeals. On Wednesday, she issued a separate order that allows Vivendi to have the judgment's execution put on hold pending an appeal,...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 24- U.S. consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing encroachment from online rivals led by Amazon.com Inc.. "The past weekend will not save this holiday season," said Craig Johnson,...

  • ( (Adds comment from Google and White House). Microsoft Corp and Sony itself are also showing the comedy, the studio said, a day after agreeing to release it at some 200 independent theaters. The showing is a chance for Google and Microsoft, which have been bit players in a VOD market dominated by Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and cable and satellite operators, to raise their...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. shares ended flat on Wednesday, with the Dow industrials eking out a record close after the latest data showed strength in the world's largest economy, while a mixed economic picture in Europe kept the region's stocks largely in check. Oil prices resumed declines after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a large build in U.S....

  • NEW YORK— Celebrities react to Sony's announcement Wednesday that it released Seth Rogen and James Franco's North Korea satire, "The Interview," on digital platforms:. — "You wanna watch The Interview? Thanks Sony for making it happen.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 24- Global oil markets fell again on Wednesday in holiday-thin trade, extending more than a week of see-saw volatility as traders jousted over whether a growing supply glut had been fully priced in. "It's a Christmas flood of oil at a time when refiners and producers usually are letting inventories get lower for end-of-year tax reasons," said Phil...

  • *Prices erase earlier losses, yield curve resumes flattening. NEW YORK, Dec 24- Long-dated U.S. "People are gaining confidence that the economy is on very solid ground, and the Fed is probably going to move earlier than June, and that all rates should rise," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.