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  • *China lending data beats expectations, lifts Shanghai stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.2 percent. Shanghai shares bucked the downtrend and added 0.6 percent after Chinese bank lending data provided a regional bright spot.

  • TOKYO, Oct 16- Asia extended a selloff in global equities on Thursday, as heightened concerns about world economic growth sent Japanese stocks tumbling and U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended early losses and was down 0.6 percent while Japan's Nikkei stock average tumbled 2.2 percent and touched a 4-1/ 2- month low.

  • TOKYO, Oct 16- A sharp slide in Japanese stocks led Asian equities down on Thursday, as a maelstrom of concern about global growth drove U.S. The New York Fed's Empire State general business conditions index also plunged to 6.17 in October from September's 27.54, marking the weakest pace of manufacturing activity in New York state since April.

  • TOKYO, Oct 15- Japan's Nikkei share average snapped a five-day losing streak on Wedneday, but gains were limited by investor worries about the slowing global economy and the deadly Ebola virus. Denso climbed 1.7 percent and Shin-etsu Chemical gained 2.6 percent. Oil shares Inpex Corp and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co underperformed, slipping 1.2 percent and...

  • *Spreadbetters expect lower open for Europe. In a reflection of the cautious mood, spreadbetters saw a lower open for Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to start as much as 0.2 percent lower, Germany's DAX down 0.17 percent and France's CAX 0.4 percent lower. "Against a backdrop of deteriorating economic data it will remain difficult for stocks to rally...

  • TOKYO, Oct 15- Lingering concerns over global growth kept Asian stocks on a tentative footing on Wednesday, with more signs of gloom in the euro zone economy helping underpin the dollar. The dollar extended gains after disappointing data out of Germany and Britain checked the euro's recent bounce. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was...

  • *European shares follow Tokyo, Wall St lower. LONDON, Oct 14- Deepening worries over the health of the global economy dragged shares in Europe and Japan lower on Tuesday, while the dollar rebounded against the euro and yen from big declines the previous day. In Tokyo, Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2.4 percent, hitting lows last seen in mid-August, as traders got...

  • JGBs edge up as risk aversion hits Tokyo stocks Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 14- Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks slid amid ongoing investor aversion towards riskier assets. The Bank of Japan's regular JGB purchasing operation, a part of its extensive quantitative easing programme, also helped JGBs by tightening supply. The Nikkei share average fell more than 2 percent to a fresh...

  • TOKYO, Oct 14- Japan's Nikkei share average fell more than 2 percent to a fresh two-month low on Tuesday as Wall Street tumbled on fears that global economic weakness will weigh on U.S. growth. Exporters led the declines hit by a stronger yen, while falling crude oil prices hurt such oil shares as Inpex Corp. But at the G20 meeting last weekend, the focus was whether...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan managed to nudge up 0.2 percent but was still within sight of its 6 1/ 2- month low hit on Monday. And the G20 meeting last weekend showed there is no panacea to lift the economy, "said Hirokazu Kabeya, senior strategist at Daiwa Securities. The spectre of a possible recession in Europe, a slowdown in China and...

  • *Wall Street stocks tumble for third straight session. NEW YORK, Oct 13- Stocks on Wall Street tumbled in late selling on Monday as the technical picture soured for the S&P 500, while the U.S. dollar posted its worst day in a year after comments from Federal Reserve officials hinted at delays in expected interest rate hikes. "There's been a lot of focus on breaking...

  • *Trade data eases worries over China slowdown. Stronger-than-expected data out of China gave the bulls some respite, but traders remained cautious after numbers out of China and Germany last week pointed to a global slowdown. "The fact we broke 1,900 on the S&P, the 200- day moving average, if we don't close above there today, that means the trip to lower levels is...

  • *China trade numbers beat forecast. SYDNEY, Oct 13- Asian stocks stumbled to seven-month lows on Monday, while crude oil prices were pinned near a four-year trough as promising trade numbers out of China failed to cheer a market still worried about faltering global growth. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent, extending...

  • TOKYO, Oct 10- Japan's Nikkei share average fell for a fourth straight day on Friday, hitting a two-month low on concern about the global economy, and falling crude oil prices hurt oil shares. Oil shares underperformed, with Inpex Corp falling 4.9 percent, while Japan Petroleum Exploration Co fell 1.8 percent after Brent crude futures tumbled nearly $2 to below...

  • TOKYO, Oct 10- Japanese government bond prices edged down on Friday as participants locked in profits before a three-day weekend. The Tokyo financial markets will be closed on Monday for a public holiday. A slide by Tokyo stocks helped limit losses by JGBs.

  • TOKYO, Oct 10- Asian shares drooped and oil prices fell to two-year lows on Friday after weak German export data raised fears that a recession at the heart of Europe could slow down the global economy. Japan's Nikkei share average fell 1.1 percent in early trade while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.8 percent.

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Foreign investors continued to shun Japanese cash stocks and futures last week, posting their biggest net selling in two months, indicating that the market may have entered a correction phase after big rallies in the last month. Foreigners, who were net sellers for the past two weeks, sold a total of 1.063 trillion yen worth of Japanese stocks and...

  • *Wall Street shares make biggest gains in 2014. LONDON, Oct 9- World stock markets roared their approval on Thursday of reassurances the U.S. There were big gains on Wall Street and for Asia stocks, and European shares duly followed suit as Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 rose 0.7, 1.2 and 0.8 percent respectively in early trading.

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Thursday as concerns about a resurgent yen, which hit stocks of exporters, erased early gains stemming from optimism over the Federal Reserve's dovish position on interest rates. The Nikkei fell 0.8 percent to 15,478.93, its lowest close in five weeks. Canon Inc. fell 1.7 percent.

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan, which in the previous session, touched its lowest level since March, gained 1.3 percent. But Japan's Nikkei share average edged down 0.3 percent as the dollar sank against Japan's currency. "The overall tone of the minutes was that the Fed will manage its policy so as not to damage a fragile economy,...