LONDON, April 17- European equities finished higher on Thursday after losing ground earlier in the session, with upbeat results from major U.S. companies like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and General Electric improving sentiment.» Read More
Stocks are moving higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy. Yahoo rose 6 percent after the Internet pioneer said it was benefiting from its lucrative investments in Asia.
Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies posting big gains. Stocks started climbing from the opening bell on Wednesday as investors cheered the latest quarterly earnings report from Yahoo. The Web pioneer reported late Tuesday that it is making most of its money from its stakes in two Asian Internet companies: China's Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan.
Stock indexes are opening higher after more U.S. companies reported solid earnings and some encouraging news about China's economy. Yahoo soared 8 percent after the company said it was benefiting from its lucrative investments in Asia and that its advertising sales were recovering.
NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose at the open on Wednesday after China's economic growth exceeded expectations and Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake.
*Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. China, the world's second-largest economy, grew 7.4 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. "That momentarily took the air out of that move," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.
*Bank of America posts loss, shares fall. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday after China's economic growth exceeded expectations and Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake.
*Bank of America posts loss, shares fall. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after China's economic growth came in above expectations and Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake.
*Euro STOXX 50 up 1 pct, moves back above 50- day moving average. PARIS, April 16- European shares rose on Wednesday, reversing the previous session's slide as economic growth data from China came a touch above forecasts. French utilities Veolia Environnement and Suez Environnement both surged around 3 percent, boosted by merger speculation.
BEIJING, April 16- Hong Kong shares finished slightly up on Wednesday, with investors relieved about China's slightly better-than-expected economic growth, which eased fears of a dramatic slowdown. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was also up 0.1 percent.
*Euro STOXX 50 up 0.9 pct, moves back above 50- day moving average. *Credit Suisse, Danone drop after posting lower results. PARIS, April 16- European shares rose early on Wednesday, reversing the previous session's losses as data showed economic growth in China a touch above forecasts, while gains in Tesco also lifted markets.
BEIJING, April 16- China shares closed a touch higher on Wednesday after slightly better-than-expected first-quarter growth data eased worries about a dramatic slowdown in the Chinese economy. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.1 percent.
LONDON, April 16- European shares advanced on Wednesday to bounce back from the previous session's losses after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, while a rise in retailer Tesco also lifted markets. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also rose 1 percent, to 3,122.50 points.
TOKYO, April 16- Japan's Nikkei share average surged on Wednesday after a better performance on Wall Street the day before and comments from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso that the market took to suggest more stock buying by the government's pension fund.
BEIJING, April 16- Chinese and Hong Kong investors shrugged off China's first quarter growth that was the slowest in 18 months, leaving all major indices in positive territory on Wednesday.
TOKYO— Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate earnings outweighed Ukraine's crisis and slower economic growth in China.
TOKYO, April 16- Benchmark Japanese government bond prices edged down on Wednesday, against the backdrop of firmer equities, with JGB market moves limited by caution ahead of Thursday's sale of 20- year bonds.
*European bond yields hit new lows as Ukraine tensions mount. SYDNEY, April 16- Asian markets took some comfort from a late spurt by Wall Street on Wednesday as investors tensed for a reading on Chinese economic growth, while rising tensions in Ukraine kept safe-haven sovereign debt well bid.
Stocks notched modest gains Tuesday after a day of up-and-down trading as investors weighed encouraging earnings from Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson against a survey of U.S. homebuilders that showed the industry's confidence in the housing market remains low. Major U.S. indexes moved between gains and losses all day before ending slightly higher.
*Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson rally after results. *Tesla and Netflix slide, but Twitter jumps after deal. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq's advance.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks ended higher after a volatile session on Tuesday, lifted by gains in Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson, though weakness in Apple, Tesla and Netflix limited the Nasdaq's advance. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 89.32 points or 0.55 percent, to end unofficially at 16,262.56.