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  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St rises, yen hits 7-year low Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    *Treasuries' price gains dulled by Alibaba bond deal. NEW YORK, Nov 20- World stock markets slipped on Thursday on signs the Chinese and European economies were cooling, while Japan's yen slid to seven-year lows against the dollar amid expectations of more Japanese stimulus. The China flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index showed factory...

  • *Intel shares up after upbeat outlook. NEW YORK, Nov 20- The Dow and S&P 500 finished at record highs on Thursday as data showed further strength in the U.S. economy and Intel gave an upbeat forecast. Boosting all three major indexes, Intel shares jumped 4.7 percent to $35.95, hitting their highest level since January 2002, after its 2015 revenue outlook was above Wall...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Thursday, pushing the Dow and S&P 500 to fresh record closing highs, as data showed further strength in the U.S. economy and Intel gave an upbeat forecast.

  • *Intel shares up after upbeat outlook. Tech shares helped to lead the day's gains after Intel's revenue outlook for 2015 was above Wall Street's expectations and the company also raised its dividend. Intel shares climbed 3.8 percent to $35.65, giving a boost to all three major indexes.

  • L Brands tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
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    L Brands on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $131.8 million.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday amid concerns over global growth following weak business data out of the euro zone and a loss of momentum in Chinese factories.

  • *Best Buy jumps after earnings beat. *GoPro falls after pricing follow-on shares at discount. Futures are "basically following European markets lower," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.

  • *Best Buy jumps after earnings beat. *GoPro falls after pricing follow-on shares at discount. *GoPro shares fell 6.2 percent to $74.19 in premarket trading after a follow-on-offering of 10.4 million shares priced at $75 per share, a 5.2 percent discount to Wednesday's $79.09 close.

  • LAGOS, Nov 20- Nigeria's main share index fell for the third straight day on Thursday, shedding more than 3 percent in volatile trading as investors sold off relatively liquid consumer and oil stocks, dealers said. Dangote Cement, which accounts for a third of total market capitalisation, fell 7.1 percent. Foreign investors, which dominate trades on the local...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 0.7 pct lower. *Technip weighs on France's CAC after CGG bid. France's CAC fell 0.7 percent, with Germany's DAX down 0.5 percent.

  • European shares dip, manufacturing data in focus Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    French stocks fell 0.4 percent, underperforming the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 and Germany's DAX after France's manufacturing PMI survey missed expectations, although data for the services sector came in slightly ahead of forecasts. The worst-performing blue-chip stock in France was Technip, down 6.6 percent after the oil and gas engineer said it had...

  • Hong Kong shares in 4th day of losses, financials down Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 20- Hong Kong shares posted a fourth day of losses on Thursday since the launch of the landmark Shanghai- Hong Kong stock connector scheme. The Hang Seng Index unofficially closed down 0.1 percent at 23,349.64 points. Analysts said the Hang Seng Index was below the 50- day average and approaching the 250- day average, amid bearish sell-off pressure...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 21- China stocks ended slightly up on Thursday, as fresh worries over the cooling economy and continuing profit-taking pressure undercut gains by financial sector shares. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen was flat. China Life Insurance Co Ltd rose 3.2 percent, China Pacific Insurance Group Co Ltd 2.4...

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- Japanese stocks were steady on Thursday as a further weakening of the yen boosted market sentiment, but gains were limited as investors took profits on such recent performers such as SoftBank Corp. The Nikkei benchmark ended 0.1 percent higher at 17,300.86, close to a seven-year peak hit last week. The broader Topix added 0.1 percent to close at...

  • China stocks fall on economy worries, Hong Kong steady Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:09 AM ET

    HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, Nov 20- China shares fell on Thursday on fresh worries over the cooling economy and as profit-taking pressure persisted after the launch of a landmark Hong Kong- Shanghai trading link. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen also fell 0.1 percent. Investors on the mainland have been offloading shares which...

  • *MSCI Asia index excluding Japan slips 0.3 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.3 percent, briefly touching a three-week low. The China flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index published on Thursday showed factory output contracted in the world's third-biggest economy for the first time in six...

  • Nikkei advances on weak yen, global demand hopes Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 20- Japanese stocks edged up on Thursday as a further weakening of the yen boosted market sentiment. The Nikkei benchmark added 0.2 percent to 17,318.85 "A huge chunk of Japanese corporate profits come from overseas, and with the weak yen, investors are rushing to buy today," said Takashi Hiroki, chief strategist at Monex Inc. in Tokyo.

  • *MSCI Asia index excluding Japan slips 0.3 percent. TOKYO, Nov 20- Asian mostly stocks fell on Thursday apart from Tokyo, where shares bucked the downward trend and rose in reaction to a further weakening in the yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent, with an extended decline in oil and other commodity prices continuing to...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- U.S. stocks ended little changed on Wednesday as minutes from the recent Federal Reserve meeting gave investors few new clues as to when U.S. interest rates may rise. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 4.66 points, or 0.03 percent, to 17,683.16, the S&P 500 lost 3.17 points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,048.63 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 26.73 points,...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St slips from record; focus shifts to Fed Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    *Lowe's, Target shares rise after results. Helping to limit losses, Target Corp rose 6.8 percent and Lowe's rose 6.3 percent, both after results. "I can understand the market being a bit jittery here after making a new high and pausing ahead of the Fed minutes," said Paul Zemsky, chief investment officer of Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions at Voya Investment...