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  • Europe shares dip on report of stress-test failures Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:55 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 22- European shares reversed early gains and dipped on Wednesday morning, with traders citing worries over potential failures in the European Central Bank's ongoing bank stress tests. At 0839 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.5 percent at 1,293.03 points. Traders pointed to a report from Spain's Efe news service which...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 22- Hong Kong shares had its best daily gain since early September, underpinned by a rally in U.S. shares and optimism the Chinese government will roll out more stimulus to prop up growth. The Hang Seng Index closed up 1.4 percent at 23,403.97 points, its biggest daily rise since Sept. 3. Sinopec ended up 1.5 percent, China Oilfield Service Ltd. rose 2.8...

  • Europe shares inch up; earnings help lift sentiment Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 22- European shares inched higher in early trading on Wednesday, extending the previous session's sharp gains, with a raft of positive corporate results from companies including ABB and Husqvarna lifting sentiment. At 0711 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.1 percent at 1,300.72 points, after surging 2.1 percent on...

  • China shares end lower, pharmaceutical sector weak Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Oct 22- China shares finished weaker on Wednesday, reversing earlier gains, as the effects of a rebound in U.S. stock markets faded in the afternoon and weakness resurfaced. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings lost 0.6 percent. Jiangsu Lianhuan Pharmaceutical Co Ltd declined 4.8 percent and Zhejiang Shapuaisi...

  • Nikkei rallies on ECB hopes; Apple-related shares soar Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 22- Japanese stocks climbed more than 2 percent on Wednesday as the prospect of the European Central Bank taking further action to stimulate the faltering eurozone economy boosted investor sentiment. The Nikkei share average rose 2.6 percent to close at 15,195.77 points, more than recouping Tuesday's losses. Shares in Japanese suppliers to Apple...

  • Stocks gain on Europe stimulus talk, China data Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:28 AM ET

    Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered global stocks Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.2 percent to 6,384.89. EUROPE STIMULUS: As the region teeters on the brink of recession again, speculation is growing that the European Central Bank will further expand...

  • China stocks rise on policy support optimism, U.S. rebound Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:28 AM ET

    *Shanghai index up 0.4 pct. The CSI300 index of the largest companies listed in Shenzhen and Shanghai rose 10.022 points, or 0.41 percent, in the morning session to 2,443.413, the Shanghai Composite Index gained 8.8227 points, or 0.38 percent, to 2,348.4797. "The rise can be attributed to the market's bullish sentiment on more policy support to come in the future,"...

  • *Apple, Texas Instruments results power Wall Street gains. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended gains and was up 0.9 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average added 1.7 percent, rebounding from Tuesday's 2 percent drop. In U.S. trading, shares of Apple Inc and Texas Instruments Inc gained on stronger-than-expected quarterly...

  • JGBs inch down on higher Nikkei, weaker Treasuries Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:04 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 22- Japanese government bond prices inched down on Wednesday with the debt market weighed by a bounce in Tokyo stocks and overnight weakening by U.S. The Bank of Japan's regular bond-buying operation, through which it offered to purchase a total of 630 billion yen of JGBs on Wednesday, helped limit the debt market's losses. Tokyo's Nikkei climbed 1.5...

  • *Takata recoups losses but it may take time to restore trust- analyst. TOKYO, Oct 22- Japanese stocks soared more than 2 percent on Wednesday, as the prospect of the European Central Bank taking further measures to support a faltering economy and strong gains in Apple Inc- related shares eased concerns over slowing global growth. Air bag maker Takata Corp also...

  • *Apple, Texas Instruments results power Wall Street gains. In U.S. trading, shares of Apple Inc and Texas Instruments Inc gained on stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings, lifting the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index more than 2 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average was...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Tuesday Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard& Poor's 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies. The Dow rose 215.14 points, or 1.3 percent, to 16,614.81.

  • *Apple rallies, lifting S&P 500 and Nasdaq. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 notching a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's. "That is allowing the market to breathe a little sigh of relief," said Kevin Caron, market strategist at Stifel, Nicolaus& Co in Florham Park, New Jersey.

  • US stocks log biggest gain of the year; Apple up Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market had its best day of the year as investors applauded solid earnings from U.S. companies and economic growth in China. It was the fourth straight gain for the Standard& Poor's 500. The index climbed 37 points, or 2 percent, to 1,941.. Apple rose 3 percent after predicting strong holiday sales, and Harley-Davidson jumped 7 percent after its...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks jumped on Tuesday following upbeat earnings and a report that the European Central Bank was looking at buying corporate bonds.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Bank of America Corp. rose 1.4 percent to $16.48 with 43,696,500 shares traded. Coca-Cola Co. fell 6.1 percent to $40.67 with 33,182,900 shares traded.

  • *Apple rallies, lifting S&P 500 and Nasdaq. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's. Apple Inc rose 2.4 percent to $102.18 a day after revenue topped expectations, helped by strong iPhone sales.

  • US stocks gain in midday trading; Apple, Harley up Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Apple and Harley-Davidson both rose after releasing their latest quarterly results. Apple gained 2 percent after predicting strong holiday sales, and Harley-Davidson jumped 7 percent after its results beat analysts' forecasts. U.S. crude gained 44 cents to $82.35 a barrel.

  • *Apple rallies, lifting S&P 500 and Nasdaq. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains as Apple and Texas Instruments jumped following their results. Apple Inc rose 2.4 percent to $102.20 in heavy trading a day after revenue topped expectations, helped by strong sales of its iPhone line.

  • *Wall Street higher on Apple, Texas Instruments results. A rally in shares of Apple Inc and Texas Instruments Inc after stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings reports lifted the tech-heavy Nasdaq index over 1 percent and helped put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains, while European shares gained on a Reuters report that the ECB was...