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  • US STOCKS-Futures down after Saudi air strikes on Yemen Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:38 AM ET

    *SanDisk tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. *Oil prices spiked, with Brent crude up 3.4 percent to $58.40 and U.S. crude up 3.5 percent to $50.93 after warplanes from Saudi...

  • *Oil rises on fears of Middle East supply disruption. LONDON, March 26- Crude prices rose as much as 6 percent on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen, pushing shares lower in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and lifting oil producers' currencies. "Oil is having a nice move after more geopolitical tensions in the Middle East over...

  • *Market cautious on developments in Yemen; oil firms gain. TOKYO, March 26- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Thursday as investors sold semi-conductor and other hi-tech shares after their U.S. peers were sold off sharply following soft U.S. economic data. News that Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries had launched military operations in Yemen to beat back...

  • Nikkei tumbles as semi-conductor shares take hit Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:34 PM ET

    *Market cautious on developments in Yemen; oil firms gain. TOKYO, March 26- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Thursday as investors sold semi-conductor and other hi-tech shares after their U.S. peers were sold off sharply following soft U.S. economic data. Oil-related shares bucked the trend and rose 1.0 percent as oil prices firmed after Saudi Arabia and...

  • *Oil up as Saudi Arabia launches military strikes on Yemen rebels. SYDNEY, March 26- Asian share markets were mostly lower on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East and losses on Wall Street soured sentiment, while the dollar's bull run looked to have stalled for the time being. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's...

  • *Asia under pressure as tech stocks drag on Wall St. *Oil up as Saudi Arabia launches military strikes on Yemen rebels. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.5 percent.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip as soft US data dims mood Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:55 PM ET

    *Asia under pressure as tech stocks drag on Wall St. SYDNEY, March 26- Asian shares slipped on Thursday as losses on Wall Street and soft U.S. economic data soured sentiment, while the dollar's bull run looked to have stalled for the time being. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • *Wall Street set for steady open. Futures showed Wall Street set to open steady. Germany's Ifo index rose for the fifth successive month to its highest since July 2014, suggesting growth in Europe's largest economy rebounded again in the first quarter of 2015..

  • *Wall Street set for steady open. Futures showed Wall Street set to open steady. Germany's Ifo index rose for the fifth successive month to its highest since July 2014, suggesting growth in Europe's largest economy rebounded again in the first quarter of 2015..

  • Nikkei edges up as investors seek dividends Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:15 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 25- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday as investors loaded up on stocks before they go ex-dividend later this week, but gains were limited by concerns that the market was looking technically overbought after a long rally. The Nikkei benchmark rose 0.2 percent to 19,746.20 points after traversing positive and negative territory.

  • TOKYO, March 25- Asian stocks stalled on Wednesday following declines on Wall Street, while the dollar held on to modest gains after a rise in U.S. inflation. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed by midday after a small bounce the previous day. "These themes as well as increasing wages will likely continue attracting...

  • *Eisai drops on after soaring 32 pct over the last 2 days. TOKYO, March 25- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Wednesday morning in choppy trade as U.S. shares languished, but losses were limited by investor appetite for stocks before they go ex-dividend later this week. Outperforming the market was Santen Pharmaceutical Co, which jumped as high as 9.2...

  • TOKYO, March 25- Asian stocks were steady on Wednesday, caught between conflicting signals from lower Wall Street and higher euro zone shares, while the dollar held to modest gains after a rise in U.S. consumer inflation. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan stood little changed after a small bounce the previous day. The European Central...

  • *China factory activity skids to 11- month low. NEW YORK, March 24- European stocks held near record highs on Tuesday on signs the euro zone economy was gaining momentum, while the dollar recovered from recent losses and oil fell. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 15.21 points, or 0.08 percent, to 18,100.83, the S&P 500 lost 1.38 points, or 0.07...

  • *GS Yuasa dives after cutting earnings forecast. TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday morning, hit by a weak survey out of China and fall in U.S. shares, but continuing ongoing expectations of better returns for holders of Japanese shares limited losses and supported overall sentiment. Fund managers said that such stocks as JGC Corp, Misumi...

  • TOKYO, March 24- An index of Asian shares erased its early gains on Tuesday after a measure of Chinese factory activity unexpectedly skidded to an 11- month low. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 percent. "A renewed fall in total new business contributed to a weaker expansion of output, while companies continued to trim...

  • TOKYO, March 24- An index of Asian shares rose in early trading on Tuesday, while the U.S. dollar wallowed near recent lows as investors bet that the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.3 percent in early trade. Japan's Nikkei stock average was down about 0.1 percent shortly after the open, edging away from the previous...

  • Japan's 'cash rich' potential: Pro   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:07 AM ET
    Japan's 'cash rich' potential: Pro

    Jason Trennert, Strategas Research, provides his call on where he is seeing the best investment opportunities, including a lot of 'potential' in Japanese stocks.

  • TOKYO, March 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Monday, tracking gains in U.S. shares, while Eisai Co jumped 21 percent after a brokerage upgraded the stock, citing the effectiveness of its drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. The Nikkei ended 1.0 percent higher at 19,754.36 points, its highest closing level since April 2000.

  • JGBs edge up, tracking other debt markets up Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:25 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 23- Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Monday, tracking gains in other key sovereign debt markets in the previous session. A regular bond buying operation by the Bank of Japan also helped nudge JGB prices higher, although a rise in Tokyo's Nikkei to a fresh 15- year high kept the gains in check. Euro zone bond yields remained near record...