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  • *China October PMI at 3- month high of 50.4- HSBC/ Markit. *OPEC should cut output by at least 500,000 bpd- Libya. SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Brent crude fell for a second session running on Thursday, hitting a one-week low just above $84 a barrel as a sharp rise in crude inventories in top oil consumer the United States reinforced oversupply concerns.

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- China's commercial crude oil inventories rose for a third straight month in September as refiners focused on drawing down refined fuel stocks, which fell 2.7 percent over the previous month, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. Diesel led the fall with a 5.12 percent decline, as harvesting and fishing activity pushed consumption...

  • Japan's Nikkei share average fell 0.5 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.2 percent. The flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index edged up to a three-month high of 50.4 from a final reading of 50.2 in September, and just a hair's breadth from the 50.3 reading forecast by analysts.

  • *Takata shares fall to 18- month low. The Nikkei share index lost 0.7 percent to 15,089. 14 Wall Street shares slid on Wednesday after big gains in the past few days. 1/ 8 ID: nL2N0SH2QI 3/ 8 Oil prices also fell sharply, pressured by data that showed a second big jump in weekly U.S. crude stockpiles, as well as a rising U.S. dollar and falling equity markets. 1/ 8 ID: nL6N0SH1EW 3/...

  • TOKYO, Oct 23- Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices revived investor concerns over slowing global growth, as markets nervously waited for Chinese and European manufacturing reports later in the day. Japan's Nikkei share average fell 0.8 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. stocks fell in afternoon trading on Wednesday, with major indexes erasing earlier gains as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors and Boeing and Biogen sold off following results.

  • Wall Street fell as Boeing Co and Biogen Idec tumbled after their results disappointed investors, the two biggest drags on the S&P 500.. The retreat on Wall Street pulled MSCI's gauge of global equity performance lower, but European stocks closed higher, largely driven by earnings. GlaxoSmithKline rose 2.6 percent in London after saying it expects an Ebola...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. stocks turned lower in afternoon trading on Wednesday, with major indexes erasing earlier gains as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors and Boeing and Biogen sold off following results. Market benchmarks began drifting lower in late morning after a gunman fatally wounded a soldier in Ottawa, the Canadian capital, and...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St turns lower as Boeing, Biogen weigh Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    *Broadcom and Yahoo rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. stocks turned lower in afternoon trading on Wednesday, with major indexes erasing earlier gains as both Boeing and Biogen sold off following their results. Biogen Idec was the biggest drag on the S&P 500, falling 7 percent to $303.88 after the company reported sales of its big-selling new multiple...

  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 on track for best 5-day rally since 2011 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    *Results from Broadcom and Yahoo lift tech shares. Tech names were among the biggest advancers a day after both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations. Broadcom shares climbed 6.9 percent to $39.90 while Yahoo was up 5.3 percent at $42.34; the two made up the S&P 500' s top percentage gainers.

  • Both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations late Tuesday, putting the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its biggest five-day rally since December 2011. Yahoo rose 5.9 percent, Broadcom jumped 6.8 percent and GlaxoSmithKline rose 3.6 percent in London after saying it expects a vaccine against Ebola to be ready later this year. Both Yahoo and Broadcom...

  • *Libyan official calls for OPEC output cut. "The large crude oil build is the dominant feature of the report, making it bearish overall," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York. Brent has tumbled from $115 in June on abundant supply and concerns that slowing economic growth in Europe and China would hit oil demand.

  • US STOCKS-Earnings lift Wall St for 5th straight day Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    *Results from Broadcom and Yahoo lift tech shares. Tech names were among the market's biggest advancers a day after both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations. Broadcom shares climbed 7.2 percent to $40.01 while Yahoo was up 5.7 percent at $42.47; the two made up the S&P 500' s top percentage gainers.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St on track for 5th straight daily gain Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Late Tuesday, both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations, and the stocks were the S&P 500' s two biggest advancers. Broadcom climbed 7 percent to $39.95 while Yahoo was up 6.4 percent at $42.77. Dow Chemical rose 1.6 percent to $48.98 after its results, helping to lift material stocks 0.6 percent.

  • MIDEAST STOCKS-Markets rally further on solid Q3 results Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    *Qatar's Doha Bank disappoints investors. DUBAI, Oct 22- Most stock markets in the Middle East continued to recover from last week's sharp declines on Wednesday thanks to generally strong third-quarter earnings and a supportive global environment. Dubai's bourse rose 2.3 percent, largely on the back of lenders Emirates NBD and Dubai Islamic Bank, both of which...

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St edges higher after 4-day rally Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday, with buyers largely taking a pause following the biggest four-day rally for the S&P 500 since January 2013.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 22- Russian stocks fell on Wednesday and the rouble resumed its decline, a day after Russia and Ukraine failed to finalise a deal on gas supplies, and ahead of a sovereign rating review by Standard and Poor's on Friday. The rouble's fall intensified sharply after oil giant Rosneft requested almost $50 billion in financial aid from the government,...

  • Late Tuesday, both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat on revenue. Dow component Boeing edged 0.3 percent higher to $127.50 after its results, while Dow advanced 4 percent to $50.13. Yahoo climbed 5.4 percent to $42.34 while Broadcom added 6.3 percent to $39.70.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Boeing Co and Dow Chemical were among the biggest movers of Wednesday's premarket session, with both stocks higher in the wake of strong results. Dow Chemical rose 2.7 percent to $49.50 before the bell after the company also reported better-than-expected earnings, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday, implying that buyers were taking a pause following the biggest four-day rally for the S&P 500 since January 2013. Late Tuesday, both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom posted better-than-expected revenue growth. Yahoo rose 3.3 percent to $41.52 in premarket trading and was the Nasdaq's most active premarket...