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  • TOKYO, July 25- Asian shares pulled back from this week's three-year highs on Friday after a mostly flat day on Wall Street, though a fresh S&P closing record and upbeat U.S. employment data underpinned sentiment.

  • World stocks fall on US earnings, Russia sanctions Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:09 AM ET

    Sentiment was further hit after EU officials said they had agreed on a preliminary plan to impose limits on trade with Russia of defense, technology and other goods with Russia. In Europe, Germany's DAX slumped 1.5 percent to 9,644.01 while the CAC-40 in France dropped 1.8 percent to 4,330.55.

  • *Tech stocks boosted by Apple, Facebook hit record high. The HSBC flash PMI for China came in at 52.0 for July, well above forecasts of a small rise to 51 in July and the highest reading in 18 months. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.2 percent, and Australia notched another six-year peak.

  • But a cautious mood was expected to return in early European trade, where spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open 8 to 15 points lower, or down as much as 0.2 percent; Germany's DAX to open down 20 to 22 points, or 0.2 percent lower; and France's CAC 40 to open 5 to 6 points lower, or down 0.1 percent.

  • Stocks open higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    Comcast rose 1.3 percent after reporting higher profits than investors were expecting. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin rose 2 percent after the company's income and revenue beat analysts' forecasts. The DAX in Germany and the CAC-40 in France both rose 1 percent.

  • US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected. COMMENT: "The news today is pretty good," said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade.

  • Global stocks recover as plane tensions ease Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    TOKYO— World stock markets rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro- Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft's black boxes. In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.5 percent to 6,764.55 and Germany's DAX added 0.8 percent to 9,689.15.

  • US stocks slip following mixed company earnings Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are moving lower as U.S. companies turn in mixed quarterly results and as investors worry about tensions with Russia over the downed airliner in Ukraine. Hasbro fell 2 percent in midday trading Monday after the toy maker reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that fell short of analysts' targets.

  • US stocks open lower as more earnings roll in Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are opening lower as more U.S. companies turn in their quarterly results and as investors worry about tensions with Russia over the downed airliner in Ukraine. Hasbro fell 2 percent in early trading Monday after the toy maker reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that fell short of analysts' targets.

  • EDINBURGH, July 21- European stocks fell on Monday, hit by a drop in German stocks as sensitivity to tension in Ukraine mounted. Risk-sensitive shares in the travel and leisure and autos and parts sectors, both down 1 percent, have been under pressure since Thursday, after the Malaysian passenger plane was shot down over Ukraine.

  • SYDNEY, July 21- Most Asian stock markets edged higher on Monday as investors set aside geopolitical concerns for the moment to focus on the generally upbeat flow of U.S. corporate earnings ahead of a host of results due this week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent, with modest increases for most markets across Asia.

  • European shares extend losses on Malaysian plane crash Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    LONDON, July 17- European shares slumped on Thursday, sharply extending losses at the end of the trading day on news that a Malaysian passenger plane had crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. Germany's DAX index was down by 1.1 percent while France's CAC fell by 1.3 percent.

  • Markets roiled by fresh US sanctions on Russia Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:03 AM ET

    The strong performance of Wall Street indexes is at odds with the modest growth prospects of the U.S. economy and the same contradiction also prevails in Europe and parts of Asia. In early European trading, Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.4 percent to 6,759.68 and France's CAC 40 dipped 0.5 percent to 4,349.28.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip, euro probes lows Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    *Spreadbetters expect lower opening for Europe. Spreadbetters expected European stock markets to follow suit, forecasting Britain's FTSE 100 would open as much as 0.25 percent lower, Germany's DAX down 0.15 percent and France's CAC 40 off 0.3 percent.

  • Asian stock markets make mild gains Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    TOKYO— Asian stock markets were lukewarm Wednesday after China met expectations of solid but unspectacular growth in the second quarter. Other Asian stock markets were mostly higher, including shares in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

  • *Intel stock up more than 4 pct after beating estimates. SYDNEY, July 16- Asian stocks held stubbornly steady on Wednesday after China reported economic growth that was just ahead of market expectations, drawing a sigh of relief from investors rather than outright applause.

  • *BES plunges to record low, weighs on Lisbon stock market. LONDON, July 15- European stocks fell as declining investor morale hit Germany's benchmark DAX equity index and lingering worries over Portuguese bank BES weakened the Lisbon stock market.

  • *Asia share index dips, regional markets mixed. Moves in Asia had been generally modest with markets mixed across the region. Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines lost ground but China, Singapore and Australia eked out gains.

  • LONDON, July 10- Investors across Europe trimmed their exposure to banks on Thursday in response to growing concerns about the health of Portugal's biggest listed lender, with a leading pan-European share index slipping to a two-month low.

  • LONDON, July 9- World stocks fell on Wednesday as a decline in Chinese inflation and weaker European industrial data combined to suggest global growth may be slowing, eclipsing a positive start to the U.S. earnings season.