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  • Asian stock markets boosted by US data, earnings Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 4:58 AM ET

    Oil rose above $104 per barrel amid renewed tensions between Ukraine and Russia. In early European trading Germany's DAX fell 0.5 percent to 9,275.98 and France's CAC-40 shed 0.1 percent to 4,361.36. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 0.5 percent to 6,530.90.

  • *Ukraine's Monday ultimatum to separatists saps risk appetite. LONDON, April 14- Bruised share markets took a further battering on Monday on growing fears of military conflict in Ukraine.

  • TOKYO, April 14- Japanese stocks slumped to a fresh six-month low on Monday as market sentiment stayed fragile after a rocky session on Wall Street and on escalating tensions in Ukraine. The Nikkei share average closed down 0.4 percent at 13,910.16, its lowest level since Oct. 8.

  • TOKYO, April 14- Asian share markets gave up more ground on Monday after a dismal week on Wall Street and tensions in Ukraine sapped investors' appetite for risk, which helped underpin the safe-haven yen.

  • Asian stocks decline after US losses Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 11:54 PM ET

    Oil rose above $104 per barrel amid renewed tensions between Ukraine and Russia. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.4 percent to 2,122.38 and the regional heavyweight, Tokyo's Nikkei 225, shed 0.1 percent to 13,944.43. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.1 percent to 22,980.27 and Taiwan's Taiex lost 0.5 percent to 8,867.20.

  • *Dip-buying in Toyota and other large-caps supports. TOKYO, April 14- Tokyo stocks slipped to a fresh six-month low on Monday as market sentiment stayed fragile after a rocky session on Wall Street and on escalating tensions in Ukraine. Bargain hunting in large caps like Toyota Motor Corp offered some support and helped the benchmark Nikkei trim earlier losses.

  • TOKYO, April 14- Asian share markets gave up more ground in early trade on Monday after a dismal week on Wall Street, helping underpin the safe-haven yen. Ukraine gave pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.

  • TOKYO, April 14- The safe-haven yen started the week on a firm footing and Asian shares braced for more losses on Monday after a dismal week on Wall Street. Ukraine gave pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.

  • *MSCI World index falls 0.5 pct, MSCI Europe down 1.2 pct. *Sharp sell-off on Wall Street hits global stocks. LONDON, April 11- Global equities slipped to a two-week low on Friday as a sell-off on Wall Street led by technology and biotech shares and triggered by growing concerns that valuations are over stretched spread to Asia and Europe.

  • *Sharp sell-off on Wall Street hits global stocks. LONDON, April 11- Global equities slipped to a two-week low on Friday as a sell-off on Wall Street led by technology and biotech shares and triggered by concerns that valuations are over stretched spread to Asia and Europe.

  • TOKYO, April 11- Japanese shares tumbled to six-month lows on Friday and posted their biggest weekly fall since the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster after a rout in U.S. tech shares spurred selling by momentum players.

  • John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japanese stocks will return to being a earnings-driven market.

  • *Nikkei sinks through major chart support, much of Asia in the red. SYDNEY, April 11- Japanese shares sank to six-month lows on Friday as an escalating selloff on Wall Street spread to Asia and slugged markets that had been fairly resilient up to now.

  • Tech sell-off roils global markets Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    European markets opened weaker, with Britain's FTSE 100 losing 1 percent to 6,575.83. Germany's DAX fell 1.2 percent to 9,338.48 and France's CAC-40 shed 1 percent to 4,369.26.

  • *Fast Retailing slides on cut in full-year profit outlook. TOKYO, April 11- Japanese shares tumbled to six-month lows on Friday and could log their worst performance since the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster after a rout in U.S. tech shares spurred selling by momentum players.

  • TOKYO, April 11- Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2.8 percent on Friday to hit a six-month low after U.S. tech shares posted their biggest fall in two-and-a-half years over concerns about their expensive valuations, with the rising yen also a factor.

  • SYDNEY, April 11- Japanese shares are set to open sharply lower on Friday after Wall Street took a fresh tumble in what is increasingly looking like a major portfolio shift from equities to bonds, emerging markets and, to a lesser extent, gold.

  • TOKYO, April 10- Japanese stocks ended flat in lacklustre trade on Thursday after disappointing China trade data erased early gains made when minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary meeting eased worries over the timing of rate hikes.

  • Nasdaq leads markets lower again Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    LONDON— Another drop in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index prompted renewed jitters across financial markets on Thursday despite earlier relief over Greece's successful bond market return. In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed up 0.1 percent at 6,641.97 but Germany's DAX fell 0.6 percent to 9,454.54.

  • TOKYO, April 9- Japanese stocks stumbled 2.1 percent to a three-week low on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda raised doubts over whether the central bank will ease its policy stance anytime soon, sending the yen higher.

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