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  • *Alcatel shares fall back as Nokia unveils bid details. PARIS, April 15- European stocks rallied on Wednesday, with one regional benchmark hitting a level not seen since late 2000, ahead of a European Central Bank meeting at which the bank is expected to affirm its loose monetary stance. Shares in France's Alcatel-Lucent dropped 13 percent, slipping back from its...

  • CAIMANES, Chile, April 12- Alvaro Badillo remembers a time when his dad would take him fishing in the stream just a stone's throw away from the dusty streets of their small hometown of Caimanes in central Chile. It is the tailings dam for Los Pelambres, Chilean miner Antofagasta Plc's flagship copper mine, which holds enough leftover processed rock to fill some...

  • Commodity giants in tax probes Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 | 10:42 PM ET
    Singapore

    Australia and Indonesia are scrutinizing the largest commodity companies' Singapore trading hubs.

  • Early movers: JPM, FDX, INFA, VIAB, GM & more Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 10, 2014.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • China pressures small miners as iron ore slides Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 7:37 PM ET
    Two employees tie up steel bars at a steel-making plant in Ganyu, China.

    Chinese steelmakers are helping the biggest miners tighten their grip on iron ore production by paying the depressed spot prices.

  • Asian stocks outside Australia recovered from a lackluster open to rise on Monday as a modestly positive lead from Wall Street offset the impact of sliding oil prices.

  • Chinese stock investors gather at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province on January 7, 2015.

    Asian equity markets struggled for direction on Wednesday following an uninspiring lead from Wall Street overnight.

  • Shanghai shares chalk up 10-day winning streak Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded mixed late Tuesday as negative impact from the weaker-than-expected China data subsided.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Australian shares fell below the flatline on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) surprised most market watchers by holding back on further easing.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 26- Shares in Brazil's Vale SA plunged 5 percent on Thursday as the miner posted full-year net income well below analyst forecasts due to a weaker iron ore price and Brazilian currency. The halving of iron ore prices has hit the world's largest producer of the steelmaking ingredient as increased output from Australia coincided with slower...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 26- Brazilian miner Vale SA posted full-year net income of $657 million on Thursday, well below analyst forecasts, hurt by weakness in iron ore prices and in Brazil's real currency versus the dollar. Despite record production of iron ore and nickel last year, the dramatic fall in profits and cash flow is increasing pressure on Vale to sell assets...

  • Waiting for Yellen Q&A, but QE helping elsewhere Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    As investors await word on U.S. interest rate increases, quantitative easing certainly seems to be helping stock markets in Europe and Japan.

  • Early movers: HD, CMCSA, TOL, ODP, JPM & more Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Asian equities hit new highs ahead of Yellen's speech Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    Asian indices mostly advanced on Tuesday to hit new highs, but trading remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony.

  • Asian markets opened mixed on Friday as a stronger yen curbed risk appetite in Tokyo, while a strong close on Wall Street boosted sentiment elsewhere.

  • Lower gas prices no windfall for these retailers Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    A customer checks out at a Best Buy in Peoria, Ill.

    As oil prices fall, it becomes harder for energy companies to maintain profitability.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- A former Banco Santander SA executive has been indicted for insider trading ahead of a proposed 2010 takeover of Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc by the mining group BHP Billiton Ltd, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. A former adviser to Banco Santander's chief executive, Canas settled a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil lawsuit last...

  • Corporate earnings balance sheet

    Asian equities outside China traded higher on Friday, following a halt in the sell-off in energy markets and as traders digest the raft of earnings releases in Tokyo and Seoul.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 27- U.S. exports of condensate have been given an important boost after pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners LP agreed annual contracts with at least two major trading companies to sell the light crude, trade sources said. Oil producers have been pressing to lift a 40- year-old U.S. ban on crude exports and the Department of Commerce...

  • Asian shares hit fresh highs on Tuesday, as investors deemed a Greek exit from the euro zone unlikely.