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  • TORONTO, Feb 11- Canada's main stock index fell 1 percent on Thursday, hitting a three-week low as a string of disappointing corporate earnings reports added to broad investor unease about the global economy. Telus Corp declined 3.4 percent to C $38.49 after the telecom company reported a fall in quarterly profit, hurt by increased competition and weaker...

  • *All 10 S&P sectors fall, led by financials. Feb 11- U.S. stock indexes plummeted on Thursday morning as investors spooked by the health of the global economy jettisoned stocks and fled to safe-haven assets. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday acknowledged tightening financial conditions and uncertainty about China and the risks that posed to the...

  • TORONTO, Feb 11- Canada's main stock index fell to a three-week low in early trade on Thursday, as investors broadly retreated from global stocks amid fears of financial instability while gold miners gained as bullion hit a one-year high.

  • Bank shares were broadly down Thursday, as the Milan Stock Exchange's benchmark index fell 5 percent, the worst performer in Europe. Market leaders UniCredit and Intesa SanPaolo shed 8.8 percent and 6.7 percent. That comes after the government late Wednesday approved measures agreed with the European Union to bundle bad loans that have worried investors...

  • Feb 11- Wall Street sank at the open on Thursday as doubts regarding the health of the global economy saw investors fleeing to safe haven assets. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 139.16 points, or 0.87 percent, at 15,775.58. The S&P 500 was down 15.76 points, or 0.85 percent, at 1,836.1 and the Nasdaq Composite index was down 63.35 points, or 1.48 percent, at...

  • ATLANTA _ AGL Resources Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $107 million. The Atlanta- based company said it had net income of 89 cents per share. AGL Resources shares have climbed 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined slightly more than 9 percent.

  • *Oil slump, Yellen comments stoke worries. Feb 11- U.S. stock indexes were set to open sharply lower on Thursday, with investors piling into safe haven assets as another fall in oil prices and cautious comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen rekindled doubts about global economic health. Yellen on Wednesday acknowledged tightening financial...

  • *Wall Street expected to open down 1.7 percent. *Hong Kong shares lead Asia equity markets lower. Wall Street was expected to open almost 2 percent lower.

  • WASHINGTON— Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities. THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. KEY DRIVERS: The domestic economy appears to have...

  • WINSTON SALEM, N.C. _ Reynolds American Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $279 million. Reynolds American expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.25 to $2.35 per share. Reynolds American shares have increased roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped slightly more than 9...

  • Feb 11- U.S. stock index futures plunged on Thursday, with risk-averse investors piling into safe haven assets as another sharp fall in oil prices and cautious comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised fresh doubts about the health of the economy. *Yellen on Wednesday acknowledged tightening financial conditions and uncertainty about China...

  • *Wall Street expected to open down 1.7 percent. *Hong Kong shares lead Asia equity markets lower. LONDON, Feb 11- The dollar hit a 16- month low against the yen on Thursday and headed for its worst week since the Lehman crisis as investors scrambled for relative safety, buying up gold and top-rated bonds and dumping stocks.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 11- Hong Kong shares plunged on Thursday led by mainland-related stocks, with the Hang Seng Index marking its worst daily performance since August as worries about the health of the global economy sparked a sell-off. Mainland markets are closed this week for the Lunar New Year holiday, while Hong Kong markets reopened after a three-day break for...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 3.4 pct. LONDON, Feb 11- A top European share index plunged to its lowest level in 2-1/ 2 years on Thursday, led down by a renewed slump in banks and miners, with Societe Generale sliding after disappointing results. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 3.4 percent at 1,199.01 points by 0848 GMT, slumping to its lowest level since August...

  • Germany's DAX benchmark index fell 2.9 percent to close at 8,752.87 while Britain's FTSE 100 shed 2.4 percent to 5,536.97. France's CAC 40 dropped 4.1 percent to 3,896.71, dragged down by bank Societe Generale, which fell 12.6 percent after warning on profits. All eyes are turning to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as she prepares to give her second day of...

  • Hong Kong shares lead Asia equity markets lower. "In some ways it is reminiscent of 2008 with tightening credit markets, bank shares under pressure and worries central banks are powerless," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital, though he suspects markets are overly pessimistic this time. The flight from risk told on most Asian shares, with...

  • *China- related counters fall most. HONG KONG, Feb 11- Hong Kong's stocks are set for their biggest daily drop in six months on Thursday, as worries about the health of the global economy, particularly China, sparked a sell-off in financials and energy shares. The China- enterprises index fell 5 percent, its worst single-day performance since Aug. 24, 2015 and was the...

  • On Wednesday Deutsche Bank, which had fallen more than 50 percent from its 2015 peaks, rose 10 percent from its Tuesday low after reports the company plans to buy back bonds. Similarly, mining shares in the FTSE 350 index, which fell as much as 60 percent since 2015 highs, recently jumped 25 percent in less than three weeks. "Rarely do those stocks that lead us down into a...

  • Feb 10- The S&P 500 ended flat on Wednesday, losing gains late in the session as investors digested comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who kept options open for more rate hikes but also saw risks to the U.S. economy. The market had traded higher for much of the session after Yellen told Congress she does not expect the central bank to reverse the rate hike...

  • TORONTO, Feb 10- Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday, hitting a two-week low as a drop in oil prices and credit market uncertainty weighed on energy and financial stocks. The weak oil price "continues to put pressure on the index," said Youssef Zohny, a portfolio manager at StennerZohny Investment Partners. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd fell 2.7 percent to...