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  • Germany's DAX fell 1.1 percent to 8,879.40 while France's CAC 40 slid 1.7 percent. He met in Paris on Tuesday with his German counterpart, Jens Weidmann, along with the finance ministers of France and Germany for an economic conference. We think that this volatility of the Asian markets has spread to Europe, the eurozone, and the whole world.

  • TOKYO— Asian stock markets crept higher Monday in thin holiday trading, with gains kept in check as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.1 percent to 17,004.30 while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was flat at 4,975.40. Markets were closed in...

  • Fluidigm reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:55 PM ET

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. _ Fluidigm Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $12.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 48 cents per share. Fluidigm expects full-year revenue in the range of $124 million to $128 million.

  • WASHINGTON— Factory activity in the world's two biggest economies— the United States and China— slowed in January, a discouraging trend for the global economy. In China, an official survey found that manufacturing fell to its lowest level in more than three years. Prospects for the global economy have been dimmed by China's sharp deceleration, which has, in turn,...

  • Survey: US consumer confidence slips in January Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 10:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— American consumers lost some confidence this month after the stock market tumbled and the economy showed signs of weakness, the University of Michigan said Friday. Richard Curtin, chief economist for Michigan's surveys, blamed a drop in stocks that caused an "an erosion of household wealth, as well as weakened prospects for the national economy."

  • NORTH CHICAGO, Ill.— Soaring U.S. sales of the blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira helped AbbVie post a profit of $1.52- billion for the fourth quarter and match Wall Street's earnings expectations. Cost-cutting also helped AbbVie Inc. in the quarter. AbbVie booked an $810- million loss in the final quarter of 2014, as a $2.2- billion breakup fee and...

  • *Tianjin caused estimated insured losses of up to $3.3 bln. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Jan 7- Reinsurance rates in the marine sector continued to fall at the start of the year, in spite of the huge cost of explosions at China's Tianjin port last August, reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter said on Thursday. The blasts at Tianjin caused insured losses of up to $3.3 billion, Guy...

  • *Barclays, BNP Paribas, Deutsche likely to cut jobs- sources. *Barclays likely to add to S.Korea, Taiwan cuts- sources. Bankers and headhunters told Reuters that BNP Paribas SA, Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays PLC are among lenders likely to cut back equities trading and research teams in non-core markets in Asia this year.

  • "The continued scarcity of costly catastrophe losses and more than adequate capacity led to reinsurance pricing reductions, although there are signs the rate of descent is slowing as compared to 2015," reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter said on Wednesday. Both Guy Carpenter and peer broker Aon Benfield said the amount of capital available to write...

  • SHANGHAI/ NEW YORK, Jan 6- A growing number of China's retail investors are opening trading accounts on messaging and social media app WeChat, and some institutional investors are even using it to instruct brokers, making it harder for regulators to monitor trades and spot illegal activity, traders and investors told Reuters. While using mobile messaging and...

  • *HSBC says not caused by cyber-attack or malicious activity. *UK lawmaker says to ask HSBC CEO for explanation. LONDON, Jan 5- HSBC said on Tuesday online banking was returning steadily to service after a blackout affected its customers in Britain.

  • *HSBC says not caused by cyber-attack or malicious activity. *UK lawmaker says to ask HSBC CEO for explanation. LONDON, Jan 5- HSBC said on Tuesday that customers affected by a blackout on its personal banking online services in Britain will not "lose out," as technical problems suffered by Europe's biggest bank ran into a second day.

  • LONDON, Jan 5- HSBC said on Tuesday that customers affected by a blackout on its personal banking online services in Britain will not "lose out", as technical problems suffered by Europe's biggest bank ran into a second day. State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland promised to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in its computer systems after a series of high-profile...

  • *Bank of Japan to invest $2.5 bln a year in exchange-traded funds. *BOJ already owns about half of Japan's ETF market. TOKYO, Jan 4- Japan's central bank, which dominates the domestic bond market, has begun to call the shots in the equity market as well-- to the point where asset managers are looking to design investment funds with the Bank of Japan in mind.

  • *Topix's rebalancing may contribute to volume rise after 3 Japan Post stocks to be added to index- traders. The construction sector attracted buying, with Kumagai Gumi jumping 6.7 percent after Daiwa Securities raised its rating to' buy' from' outperform', citing its strong first-half operating profit and brisk domestic construction demand.

  • *Topix's rebalancing may contribute to volume rise after 3 Japan Post stocks to be added to index- traders. The construction sector attracted buying, with Kumagai Gumi jumping 6.7 percent after Daiwa Securities raised its rating to' buy' from' outperform', citing its strong first-half operating profit and brisk domestic construction demand.

  • Dec 24- Business services companies Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, NTT Data Corp and Atos SE are competing to acquire Perot Systems, an IT management business of Dell Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Dell is hoping Perot Systems will fetch more than $5 billion, helping it trim its debt load following its agreement to acquire data storage...

  • Prosecutors said the trades enabled SAC Capital to make $275 million, making it the most lucrative insider trading case ever charged in the United States. The $10 million class action accord, which requires court approval, follows earlier deals with U.S. authorities in which SAC Capital agreed to pay $1.8 billion and plead guilty following investigations...

  • An agreement would successfully end Dublin- based Shire's five-month pursuit of Bannockburn, Illinois- based Baxalta and create one of the world's leading specialists in rare diseases. Baxalta's board rejected an all-stock offer from Shire in August, saying it had significantly undervalued the company. Baxalta shares were up 4.4 percent at $39.74 in...

  • FACTBOX-Job cuts across Europe's banks Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 10:06 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 21- Some of Europe's biggest banks have said in the last six months they plan to cut more than 130,000 jobs as they ramp up plans to cut costs, sell businesses and restructure. Earlier this month, Dutch lender Rabobank said it would cut 9,000 jobs, joining Deutsche Bank, UniCredit, Credit Suisse, HSBC and Standard Chartered to announce hefty job culls since...