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  • TOKYO, Sept 22- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Monday as investors booked gains in heavyweight Softbank after the listing of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, but the broader market held firmer near six-year high. The Nikkei declined 0.7 percent to 16,205.90, with a 6.1 percent slide in Softbank shares accounting for more than a half of the benchmark's fall.

  • *Agile Property plunges after rights issue plan. HONG KONG, Sept 22- Hong Kong shares slumped to two-month lows on Monday, as investors fretted that a preliminary factory survey on Tuesday could provide more evidence of a slowdown in China. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong slid 1.8 percent to its lowest since July 22.

  • Asian shares slip on jitters over China growth Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 11:24 PM ET

    South Korea's Kospi fell 1 percent to 2,032.97 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 1.2 percent to 24,006.28. THE QUOTE: "All eyes will be on China's HSBC flash PMI after the recent spate of soft data, especially industrial production and property prices last week," Mizuho Bank said in a commentary. HSBC's gauge of China manufacturing is due Tuesday.

  • *Nikkei heavyweight Softbank falls on profit-taking after Alibaba. TOKYO, Sept 22- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Monday as investors booked gains in heavyweight Softbank after the listing of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, but the broader market held firm near six-year high.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes ended mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut on the New York Stock Exchange. The Standard& Poor's 500 index slipped less than a point on Friday but still finished with its best weekly gain in a month. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 13.75 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,279.74.

  • *Alibaba soars in debut, Yahoo falls. NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stocks closed little changed on Friday after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled, but the Dow managed to edge higher to set a record for a second straight session.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Stock markets around the world closed flat on Friday as early gains failed to hold through the session, though the upward trend in equities continued and Alibaba soared in its historic U.S. trading debut. Alibaba Group, one of the biggest IPOs ever, ended up 38 percent at $93.89 on massive volume.

  • Stock indexes end mixed after Alibaba debuts Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are ending mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market. Alibaba soared 38 percent on its first day of trading. The Chinese e-commerce giant rose $25.89 to close at $93.89.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- The Dow and S&P 500 ended Friday's session with slight moves, while the Nasdaq closed lower after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by such falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo.

  • US STOCKS-Midcap tech stumbles as Tibco weighs Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 19- Midcap technology shares were trading lower on Wednesday along with their larger-cap counterparts, weighed down by a drop in Tibco Software after the company posted disappointing results.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. fell. 5 percent to $16.95 with 85,093,900 shares traded. Coca-Cola Co. rose. 6 percent to $42.05 with 43,893,700 shares traded.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stocks were little changed mid-session on Friday after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- The FTSEurofirst 300 index touched its highest level in more than six years on Friday after Scotland voted against independence, but trimmed gains in late trading on profit taking and on speculation about a downgrade of France. Britain's FTSE 100 index also closed up 0.3 percent, although off its intra-day highs.

  • Stocks rise slightly at midday as Alibaba debuts Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are slightly higher at midday after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market. Alibaba surged as it began trading on the New York Stock Exchange just before noon. It traded at $98 minutes after its debut, a 44 percent rise from its initial public offering of $68 a share.

  • Stocks up early as Alibaba stock is set to debut Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wall Street is opening higher on the day Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba makes its big debut in the stock market. Alibaba begins trading later on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "BABA." The British pound weakened against the U.S. dollar after Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday after Scotland's vote to remain in the United Kingdom removed market uncertainty and as Alibaba's strong pricing gave support to risk assets. Alibaba priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stock index futures were rising early on Friday, building on record highs set in the previous session by the Dow industrials and S&P 500 and ahead of the debut of Alibaba Group on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 19- Hong Kong shares had solid rises on Friday, after Alibaba Group's red-hot initial public offering underpinned U.S. bourses, but they were still down for for the week. HSBC Holdings, top boost on the Hang Seng, added 1.7 percent to a seven-month high and Standard Chartered rose 0.9 percent.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 19- China shares rose for a third straight day on Friday, bolstered by strength in shipbuilders and aviation firms, which are expected to benefit from plans to let private capital enter the defense industry.

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese stocks soared to a seven-year high on Friday after the yen dropped sharply after Scottish voters rejected a bid for independence and averted a break-up of the United Kingdom.