Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. On Thursday, global stocks were subdued after Google and IBM reported weak results, even though General Electric was optimistic and Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley beat expectations.» Read More
TOKYO, April 17- Japan's Nikkei share average ended flat in choppy trade on Thursday as profit-taking from the previous day's large gains offset optimism that the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for an extended period.
*Google and IBM fall after hours as earnings disappoint. However, disappointing results from Google and IBM knocked their shares lower after the bell and could crimp technology stocks in the region. Other markets fared better with shares in Australia up 0.5 percent and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan adding 0.33 percent.
TOKYO, April 17- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Thursday morning as profit-taking from the previous day's big gains offset strength in U.S. shares which rose on confidence that the Federal Reserve will keep the interest rates low.
*Google and IBM fall after hours as earnings disappoint. However, disappointing results from Google and IBM knocked their shares lower after the bell and could crimp technology stocks in the region. Other markets fared better with shares in Seoul up 0.4 percent and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan adding 0.2 percent.
SYDNEY, April 17- The yen wallowed at one-week lows against the dollar early on Friday, having eased broadly overnight as a rally in global stocks dented demand for the safe-haven currency. The dollar bought 102.22 yen after rising 0.3 percent on Wednesday, while the euro reached a two-week high of 141.77 yen before edging back to 141.22 yen.
*European shares rebound, Wall Street rallies, Yahoo shines. Wall Street rallied for a third straight day. The relief rippled through Asian markets then spread to Europe and Wall Street.
*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.
TOKYO, April 16- Japan's Nikkei share average surged on Wednesday after a better performance on Wall Street the day before and comments from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso that the market took to suggest more stock buying by the government's pension fund.
*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.
TOKYO— Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate earnings outweighed Ukraine's crisis and slower economic growth in China.
TOKYO, April 16- Benchmark Japanese government bond prices edged down on Wednesday, against the backdrop of firmer equities, with JGB market moves limited by caution ahead of Thursday's sale of 20- year bonds.
*European bond yields hit new lows as Ukraine tensions mount. SYDNEY, April 16- Asian markets took some comfort from a late spurt by Wall Street on Wednesday as investors tensed for a reading on Chinese economic growth, while rising tensions in Ukraine kept safe-haven sovereign debt well bid.
*European shares hit by weak sales, Ukraine crisis. LONDON, April 15- Crisis in Ukraine, weak trading updates from European companies and worries over China's economy turned investors sour on riskier assets on Tuesday, driving shares lower and bond prices higher.
TOKYO— World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 1.6 percent at 22,671.26 as a drop in China's money supply unnerved investors ahead of first quarter economic growth figures due Wednesday.
TOKYO, April 15- Japanese stocks rebounded from six-month lows on Tuesday after strong U.S. retail sales data helped calm nerves amid the backdrop of an escalating crisis in Ukraine, pulling the yen down and supporting exporters. The Nikkei share average ended 0.6 percent higher to 13,996.81, crawling back from previous day lows last visited in early October.
*Ukraine tensions prop up commodities like nickel, oil. TOKYO, April 15- Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. data helped Wall Street bounce from a sharp selloff in recent days, though tensions in Ukraine tempered demand for riskier assets.
*Crisis in Ukraine limits gains. TOKYO, April 15- Japanese stocks rebounded from six-month lows on Tuesday morning after strong U.S. retail sales data helped calm nerves amid the backdrop of an escalating crisis in Ukraine.
TOKYO, April 15- Asian shares edged higher in early trade on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. data helped Wall Street bounce from a sharp selloff in recent days. The flare-up came less than a month after Russia completed its annexation of Ukraine's southern Crimea peninsula.
*Ukraine's ultimatum to separatists saps risk appetite earlier. LONDON, April 14- Global equities rose on Monday on robust U.S. retail sales data, rebounding from last week's steep decline, while the euro fell, prompted by the European Central Bank's strongest signal yet that it would ease policy to cool the single currency.
*Ukraine's Monday ultimatum to separatists saps risk appetite. *Wall Street eyes first big week of Q1 earnings. LONDON, April 14- There was no let-up for bruised share markets on Monday as growing fears of a military conflict in Ukraine followed last week's heavy sell-off on Wall Street, Tokyo and major European exchanges.