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  • TOKYO, April 1- Tokyo shares fell on Wednesday as investors sold recent gainers to lock in profit on the first day of the Japanese financial year and after a disappointing tankan business sentiment survey from the Bank of Japan. Both the Nikkei share average and the Topix fell below their 25- day moving average, a key short-term support level, clouding the outlook...

  • *HK's GEM jumps after China relaxes insurers' investment rules. SHANGHAI, April 1- Chinese stocks rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday after surveys showing the country's factory sector unexpectedly picked up in March, as retail investors continued to flock into a bullish market analysts say will rise further. Hong Kong stocks also rose, with start-up shares...

  • *Yen firmer as weak Tokyo shares weigh on risk sentiment. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, April 1- The dollar slipped versus the yen at the start of a new quarter on Wednesday, as a soft reading on Japanese business sentiment dented Tokyo shares and helped bolster the safe haven yen. "Dollar/yen has led this move today and I think it's basically trading off the back end of the Nikkei,"...

  • TOKYO, April 1- Tokyo shares fell on Wednesday as investors sold recent gainers to lock in profit on the first day of Japanese financial year and after soft reading on the Bank of Japan's tankan business sentiment survey. A close below the 25- day moving average would probably lead to a near-term correction in the market, "said Takashi Oba, senior strategist at...

  • *Crude decline continues, Iran talks drag on past deadline. Crude oil prices continued declining as negotiations between Iran and world powers over nuclear technology with potential supply implications dragged on beyond a deadline. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent.

  • *Oil prices weaken for third straight day. *Charter to buy Bright House for about $10 bln. NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as energy and healthcare shares retreated, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their ninth straight quarterly advance.

  • *Oil down on worries that Iran could add to supply. NEW YORK, March 31- The euro closed out the worst quarter in its 15- year history on Tuesday, slammed by monetary policy changes and worries about Greece, while U.S. stocks retreated a day after posting big gains. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year, while the European Central Bank's...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:59 PM ET

    U.S. stocks ended lower on Tuesday, erasing much of the market's gain from the day before. The broad decline came as traders seized on the final day of the quarter to do some profit-taking and prune their portfolios. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 200.19 points, or 1.1 percent, to 17,776.12.

  • *Charter to buy Bright House for about $10 bln. NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks ended down on Tuesday in a retreat from the previous session's sharp rally as energy shares declined and the dollar edged up, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their ninth straight quarterly rise. The S&P Energy index declined 0.9 percent, while shares of Exxon Mobil Corp fell 0.7...

  • The price of oil fell $1.08 to close at $47.60 a barrel in New York. Kraft Foods had one of the biggest declines in the S&P 500, giving up 4 percent. Luxury watchmaker Movado jumped 11 percent after posting surprisingly strong fourth-quarter results.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks ended near their session lows on Tuesday, in a retreat from the previous session's sharp rally, but the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite posted their ninth consecutive quarter of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 200.12 points, or 1.11 percent, to 17,776.19, the S&P 500 lost 18.35 points, or 0.88 percent, to 2,067.89 and the...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell 1.0 percent to $32.65 with 27,306,800 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. fell. 3 percent to $12.92 with 22,763,800 shares traded.

  • US stocks move slightly lower a day after a big jump Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    The price of oil fell 32 cents to $48.37 a barrel in New York. Luxury watchmaker Movado jumped 13 percent after posting surprisingly strong fourth quarter results. Movado said it would raise prices and streamline its operations.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks retreated on Tuesday from the previous session's rally, though major indexes were headed for a positive first quarter, while the euro was on track for its biggest quarterly fall as worries about Greece kept the currency under pressure. The European Central Bank's one-trillion-euro economic stimulus program, launched this month,...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks are forecast to post more modest gains this year than in 2014 as rising interest rates and a firmer dollar partly offset strong economic growth, a Reuters poll found. A recent Reuters poll showed the majority of Wall Street's top banks see the Fed acting in September. "Ultimately we think the market is going to end higher, but it's not...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stock fell on Tuesday in a modest retreat from the previous session's sharp rally, though major indexes remained on track for a positive first quarter and the S&P 500 was set for its ninth straight quarterly rise. Energy shares will be in focus as crude oil fell 1.4 percent to $48 per barrel, sending the S&P Energy index down 1 percent and Exxon...

  • US stocks open slightly lower a day after a big jump Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    The price of oil fell 66 cents to $48.04 a barrel in New York. Movado jumped 20 percent after posting surprisingly strong fourth quarter results. Movado said it would raise prices and streamline the operations of the luxury watchmaker.

  • UK's FTSE ends strong first quarter with sharp drop Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:36 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 down 1.7 pct. The FTSE was down 115.11 points, or 1.7 percent, at 6,776.32 points at 1318 GMT but remained up 3.2 percent this year, heading for its biggest quarterly gain since the end of 2013.. Consumer staple stocks trimmed nearly 24 points off the blue-chip FTSE 100, weighed down by a 3.7 percent drop in Imperial Tobacco and a 2.8 percent fall in British...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks fell at the open on Tuesday, slightly reversing the previous day's rally, though the S&P 500 remained on track for its ninth straight quarterly rise.

  • *Charter to buy Bright Hose for about $10 bln. NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stock were poised to open lower on Tuesday, indicating a modest retreat from the previous session's rally, though the S&P 500 remained on track for its ninth straight quarterly rise. Energy shares will continue to be in focus as crude oil fell 1.3 percent to $47.58 per barrel, sending Exxon Mobil Corp...