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  • 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.

  • 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.

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