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MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.5 percent, turning negative after the China services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit fell to 50.0 in July from a 15- month high of 53.1 in June.
*Toyota, Sapporo, Daikin scheduled to report results after close.
*Asia steady as Wall St gains on Portugal bank rescue, earnings. TOKYO, Aug 5- Asian stocks were mostly steady on Tuesday, halting the previous day's slide after Wall Street rallied on upbeat earnings and relief over Portugal's rescue of its largest listed bank, while lower bond yields kept the dollar away from recent peaks.
*Berkshire Hathaway shares rise day after results. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday, lifted in a late rally driven by earnings from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and broad gains across most sectors that helped the S&P 500 rebound from its largest weekly drop since 2012..
U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 rebounding from its biggest weekly drop since 2012.
NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. stocks finished modestly higher on Monday, boosted by Berkshire Hathaway's results and other earnings, though gains were offset by declines in high-dividend payers in the utilities sector. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 75.91 points or 0.46 percent, to end unofficially at 16,569.28.
*Berkshire Hathaway shares up after results. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. stocks were slightly positive in trading on Monday afternoon, boosted by earnings including Berkshire Hathaway's results, though gains were offset by drops in high-dividend payers in the utilities sector.
*Berkshire Hathaway shares up after results. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. stocks were little changed in volatile trading Monday as earnings, including those of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, were partly offset by drops in high-yielding dividend stocks in the utilities sector.
Berkshire Hathaway has its largest cash holdings ever, prompting Warren Buffett watchers to wonder about his next move.
NEW YORK, Aug 4- Bond prices rallied and European bank stocks rose on Monday after Portugal devised a plan to prevent the collapse of one of its biggest lenders.
*Berkshire Hathaway shares up after results. *Michael Kors shares reverse premarket move, fall 5.5 pct. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. stocks rose in morning trading on Monday, lifted by earnings including those of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, with gains partly offset by drops in high-yielding dividend stocks in the utilities sector.
NEW YORK, Aug 4- Bank shares helped Wall Street rebound on Monday from a sharp weekly, following a rescue deal for Portugal's largest listed lender and supported also by earnings from companies such as Berkshire Hathaway.
*Berkshire Hathaway shares up after results. *Diamond Offshore weighs on Loews earnings. *Portugal will spend 4.9 billion euros to rescue Banco Espirito Santo, its largest listed lender, testing the euro zone's resilience to another banking crisis just months after Lisbon exited an international bailout.
U.S. stock index futures take their lead from Europe and show signs of recovery following last week's global stock market rout.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent to a record high.
Aug 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent, reflecting a substantial increase in investment gains and improved results in manufacturing, service and retail businesses. Net income rose to $6.4 billion, or $3,889 per Class A share, from $4.54 billion, or $2,763 per share, a year earlier.
TORONTO, Aug 1- Quebec's securities regulator is investigating Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, its chief executive officer and president for possible illegal insider trading as well as tipping, or passing along sensitive information, Fairfax said.
July's employment report is expected to be strong—good news for the economy, but possibly bad news for markets.
Warren Buffett called into CNBC to surprise 17-year-old Tre Grinner, a Hodgkin's Lymphoma patient who wants to be an investment banker.