NEW YORK, March 14- Wall Street ended lower on Friday with all three major stock indexes down for the week, as concerns over tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated ahead of a referendum in Crimea this weekend.» Read More
*EPL Oil to be acquired by Energy XXI for $2.3 bln. NEW YORK, March 12- U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a third day of declines, as concerns grew over the strength of China's economy.
LONDON, March 12- European shares fell in early trading on Wednesday, with poor earnings outlook from some companies and concerns about the Chinese credit market hurting sentiment.
HONG KONG, March 12- Chinese shares listed in Hong Kong closed at their lowest since July on Wednesday, led by resources-related counters after commodities markets again slumped to multiyear lows, with further losses feared ahead of more macroeconomic data.
HONG KONG, March 12- Shanghai shares closed at their lowest in nearly eight weeks on Wednesday, as weakness in retailers offset strength for property counters which stemmed from hopes China would not put additional curbs on that sector. The CSI300 of the largest Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings inched up 0.3 percent.
TOKYO, March 12- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a one-week low on Wednesday as investors locked in profits after a recent rally and as caution over Chinese demand continued to hurt such commodity-related shares such as mining and metal companies.
*Copper prices melting as Shanghai futures hit lowest since 2009. SYDNEY, March 12- Asian stock markets swung lower on Wednesday as economic uncertainty in China and the United States combined with political tensions in Ukraine to keep investors cautious and commodities under a dark cloud.
*Yamato Holdings soars to 8- year high on price hike report. TOKYO, March 12- Japan's Nikkei share average slid more than 2 percent on Wednesday as investors locked in profits after a recent rally to a five-week high, while a stronger yen hit overall sentiment and dragged down exporters like Toyota Motor.
China concerns take toll on copper, stirs talk of policy easing. turn lower on Wednesday as economic uncertainty in China and. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.5 percent.
*Men's Wearhouse to acquire Jos. A. Bank Clothiers. Shares of retailers American Eagle and Urban Outfitters fell sharply after disappointing outlooks. They're just taking some money off the table, "said Frank Lesh, futures analyst and broker at FuturePath Trading LLC in Chicago.
NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with selling picking up late in the session, as investors cashed in some of the recent market gains after the S&P 500 set a record high last week.
NEW YORK-- A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 3.5 percent to $3.95 with 20,671,900 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $12.13 with 16,246,100 shares traded.
*Ukraine tension, China growth outlook in focus. LONDON, March 11- Stocks, the euro, oil and gold all steadied on Tuesday as traders kept a wary eye on Ukraine and Russia and on the pace of growth in China. World shares rose 0.1 percent, buoyed in part by Europe, where gains by most major indexes broadly mirroring moves in Asia ex- Japan and Japan.
HONG KONG, March 11- Hong Kong shares lingered at a one-month low on Tuesday, in spite of Chinese snack maker Want Want jumping 4.6 percent after posting at midday full-year 2013 net profit that was broadly in line with expectations. The Hang Seng Index finished flat at 22,269.6 after having closed on Monday at its lowest since Feb. 13.
HONG KONG, March 11- A gauge of large-cap Chinese stocks listed in the mainland made a modest rebound on Tuesday from the previous day's five-year low, lifted by strong gains for the property sector. The CSI300 of the largest Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings, which hit its lowest closing level since February 2009 on Monday, rose 0.5 percent.
TOKYO, March 11- Japan's Nikkei average gained on Tuesday as investors scooped up battered commodity stocks, but trading volume was thin as caution over an economic slowdown in China and Ukraine tensions kept traders on the sidelines.
TOKYO, March 11- Japanese government bonds were little changed on Tuesday, drawing little impetus from the Bank of Japan which left monetary policy unchanged as widely expected. The benchmark 10- year cash yield inched up 0.5 basis point to 0.625 percent, with a rise in Tokyo's Nikkei stock average mildly capping the bond market.
SYDNEY, March 11- Asian markets were finding their feet on Tuesday after a rocky ride the previous session, though uncertainty about the true state of China's economy kept the mood brittle and commodity prices depressed. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.2 percent, after shedding 1.3 percent on Monday.
NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks dipped on Monday, weighed by soft data out of China and Boeing's latest production setback. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 33.84 points or 0.21 percent, to 16,418.88, the S&P 500 lost 0.85 points or 0.05 percent, to 1,877.19 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.775 points or 0.04 percent, to 4,334.448.
China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, falling 18.1 percent from a year earlier and swinging the trade balance into deficit. The data underscored recent concerns about the outlook for China's economy, even though the Lunar New Year holidays were blamed for the slide.
*Facebook shares hit another record after UBS raises target. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks fell on Monday weighed by soft data out of China, lingering concerns over Russia's claim over part of Ukraine and Boeing's latest production setback.