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  • Asian stocks mostly higher as Japan exports improve Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    TAKING IT ALL IN: "It seems the market is in a holding pattern as investors are waiting to see just how much the dollar impacts corporate earnings," said Russell Price, Ameriprise Financial's senior economist. The chemical giant also lowered its forecast for full-year profits, and its stock fell $2.15, or 3 percent, to $70.70. CLEANING UP: Kimberly-Clark jumped 4...

  • *Greece default worries keep investors on edge, cap euro. TOKYO, April 21- Asian stocks were firm on Tuesday after China's latest step to prop up its faltering economy lifted global equities, while the euro was pressured on growing worries a cash-strapped Greece may default on its debt. "China's action undid the damage caused by the crackdown," said Hirokazu Kabeya,...

  • Nikkei rises on earnings hopes; Toyota jumps 1.5 pct Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:06 PM ET

    TOKYO, Apr 21- Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday morning as growing hopes for strong corporate earnings drove up exporters such as Toyota Motor and Panasonic Corp. The Nikkei benchmark added 0.8 percent to 19,796.72 Market analysts said that investors are seeking out stocks before earnings announcements, hoping that corporate governance reforms will boost...

  • *Greece default worries keep investors on edge, cap euro. TOKYO, April 21- Asian stocks were firm on Tuesday after China's latest step to prop up its faltering economy lifted global equities, while the euro was pressured on growing worries a cash-strapped Greece may default on its debt. "China's action undid the damage caused by the crackdown," said Hirokazu Kabeya,...

  • Where to find value now   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 PM ET
    Where to find value now

    Are stocks around the world more attractive than American equities? Andrew Burkly of Oppenheimer and Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com discuss with Morgan Brennan.

  • *Euro slips on Greece worries, dollar. NEW YORK, April 20- European and U.S. stocks rose on Monday after China announced economic stimulus measures while the euro fell against the dollar on worries Greece may default. "What's helped the market today is the story about more stimulus in China," said Rick Meckler, President of LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey...

  • *China move boost Aussie, euro down on Greece worries. LONDON, April 20- Global stock markets had a mixed start to the week on Monday and core bond yields fell as investors juggled Chinese steps to stimulate its slowing economy and a proposed telecoms deal in Europe with growing worries Greece may default. This, in turn, contributed to an early rise in European shares,...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— European stocks rose on Monday as investors shrugged off concerns about China's slowing economy that had battered Asian markets earlier in the day. Wall Street was set to open higher after strong earnings from Morgan Stanley. CHINA STIMULUS: China's central bank on Sunday cut the required reserve ratio for banks by 1 percentage point to...

  • TOKYO, April 20- An index of Asian shares slipped on Monday and Chinese stock markets erased earlier sharp gains made after China's central bank boosted banks' lending power by reducing their reserve requirements. Britain's FTSE 100 was seen to open 35 to 36 points higher, or up 0.5 percent; Germany's DAX to open 23 to 25 points higher, or up 0.2 percent; and France's...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Japanese stocks edged down in a volatile session on Monday as weakness in China shares soured sentiment in late trade, but the losses were limited by China's latest move to cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves. The Nikkei 225 ended 0.1 percent lower at 19,634.49 after moving in and out of positive territory. The broader Topix fell...

  • *China shares rise after Beijing cuts banks' reserve requirements. TOKYO, April 20- Stock markets in China and Japan rose on Monday after Beijing's latest stimulus to shore up the world's second-largest economy underpinned sentiment and helped limit losses across the rest of Asia. "There's no need for markets to worry too much because of the weakness in global...

  • China stocks boosted by central bank action Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 11:43 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Shanghai stocks rose Monday after China's central bank announced a boost for the slowing Chinese economy. CHINA STIMULUS: China's central bank on Sunday cut the required reserve ratio for banks by 1 percentage point to stimulate lending into a slowing economy. THE QUOTE: Cuts in China's reserve ratio were expected throughout 2015 but "the...

  • *JFE Holdings, Mazda among firms announcing earnings this week. TOKYO, April 20- Japanese stocks edged up in a choppy Monday morning, pulling back up from a two-week low as China's latest stimulus step offset weakness in U.S. and European shares. He said China's latest step to shore up its economy underpinned Japanese stocks.

  • *China cuts banks' reserve requirements. TOKYO, April 20- Asian shares dipped in early trading on Monday after a weak performance on Wall Street, though China's latest stimulus to shore up the world's second-largest economy was likely to underpin sentiment. Fed is now being augmented by money from China as the capital account is liberalized, "said Sean Darby,...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were mostly lower on Friday while stocks in mainland China extended their gains on expectations of further policy easing. KEEPING SCORE: European markets opened mixed with Britain's FTSE 100 up 0.4 percent at 7,090.82 and France's CAC 40 adding 0.1 percent to 5,227.91. CHINA STIMULUS: Stocks in Shanghai continued their...

  • Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 12 to 15 points, or 0.2 percent higher. Europe's stock markets have lately pushed to multi-year peaks, with both the FTSE and DAX setting record highs this year as new economic stimulus measures from the European Central Bank offset worries about Greece's fiscal woes. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • TOKYO, April 17- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Friday morning after weaker-than-expected U.S. housing data soured the mood, while investors awaited Japanese corporate earnings starting next week. Also dampening sentiment was weakness in Europe shares and concern about Greece's financial woes. Masayuki Kubota, chief strategist at Rakuten...

  • TOKYO, April 17- Asian shares edged up in early trade on Friday, on track to score weekly gains and shrugging off a languid performance on Wall Street after another set of lacklustre U.S. economic data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added about 0.2 percent in early trade, extending a seven-year high touched in the previous session and...

  • China stocks up on stimulus hope, other markets subdued Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    Major markets in Europe fell amid renewed concerns that Greece could default on its debts. HUGE QUEUE: Netflix added 4.9 million subscribers in the first three months of the year, better than any other quarter since the company started streaming video eight years ago. All told, Netflix finished March with 62 million subscribers around the world.

  • LONDON, April 16- Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfill its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program, although regional stocks took a step back from this week's multi-year peaks. Investors also fretted about the deepening crisis in Greece. Credit rating agency Standard& Poor's...