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  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. and European shares rebounded from recent weakness on Friday, with reassuring U.S. retail sales data boosting sentiment, while U.S. crude prices rallied from more than 12- year lows. Banking shares in the United States and Europe spiked, with the S&P financial index last up 2.9 percent and the STOXX 600 Europe Banks index gaining 4.7 percent.

  • TORONTO, Feb 12- Canada's main stock index rebounded Friday after five days of losses, led by banks and energy stocks as crude oil prices rallied and after U.S. retail sales data offered encouragement about the economic outlook. Cenovus Energy Inc rose 2.9 percent to C $14.36. The oil producer said it may sell up to $5 billion of stock, debt or other securities, a day...

  • *U.S. crude prices up 6 pct. Feb 12- Wall Street staged a modest comeback on Friday, led by a rebound in financial and energy stocks, after a punishing, widespread rout this week on concerns about the health of the global economy, and ahead of the long weekend. Prices of U.S. crude, which has been in a tailspin for more than a year, soared nearly 7 percent on Friday after the...

  • Feb 12- U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, led by a rebound in energy and financial stocks after a steep selloff through the week. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 118.68 points, or 0.76 percent, at 15,778.86. The S&P 500 was up 13.32 points, or 0.73 percent, at 1,842.4 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 39.53 points, or 0.93 percent, at 4,306.36.

  • NEW YORK _ Interpublic Group of Cos. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $260.3 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. Interpublic shares have declined 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped 11 percent.

  • YORK, Pa. _ Dentsply International Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $58.6 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 65 cents per share. Dentsply shares have dropped 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined 11 percent.

  • *Traders wait for China to reopen with nervousness. London, Feb 12- The price of copper rose on Friday along with oil and European shares on expectations of dovish comments from a senior U.S. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was trading up 0.7 percent at $4,478 a tonne at 1117 GMT but is on track for its biggest weekly drop in a month.

  • *Yen near 15- month high despite Japan's verbal intervention. LONDON, Feb 12- Relative calm returned to world markets on Friday after a hurricane-force week that gave dollar/yen its biggest smashing since 2008, wiped billions off share prices and saw a stampede into top-rated government bonds and gold. Japan's Nikkei fell 5.4 percent, having been shut during...

  • Germany's DAX index ended the day up 2.5 percent at 8,967.51 while Britain's FTSE 100 gained 3.1 percent to 5,707.60. Bank shares led the way on Friday, with Deutsche Bank rallying 11.8 percent after saying it would buy back over $5 billion worth of its own bonds. Commerzbank jumped 18 percent after it announced its first dividend since 2007..

  • LONDON, Feb 12- European rose on Friday, rebounding from the previous session's steep losses, with encouraging results from Commerzbank and a rally in oil prices helping banks and commodity-related stocks to regain ground. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was up 1.4 percent at 1,212.47, having closed down 3.7 percent on Thursday, when a slump in banks and...

  • TOKYO— European stocks rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12- year low. Germany's DAX was up 1.4 percent at 8,873.93 and Britain's FTSE 100 rose 1.7 percent to 5,631.27. Shares in Germany's Commerzbank AG jumped 17 percent after it announced its first dividend since 2007 and upbeat...

  • *Tokyo volume highest since August. *When USD falls 1 yen, it pushes Nikkei down 400 pts- Nomura. TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's Nikkei share average stumbled to a fresh 16- month low in heavy trade on Friday, and posted the biggest weekly drop since 2008 as investors scrambled to dump risky assets after the dollar dived to a 15- month low against the yen.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 12- Hong Kong's stocks fell for a second consecutive day on Friday, led by financials, as a global sell-off in bank shares gathered steam while concerns about the health of the global economy dragged shares in conglomerates and utilities lower. The China- enterprises index was down 0.8 percent at 7,596.87. Hong Kong's financials sub-index, fell more...

  • TOKYO— Japan's main stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in Europe and the U.S. Shares in New Zealand, Taiwan and Thailand fell while Singapore and Indonesia rose. Markets in China and Taiwan are closed until Monday for Lunar New Year holidays.

  • TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's Nikkei share average fell below the psychologically important mark of 15,000 for the first time in 16 months, as the dollar dived to a 15- month low against the yen. The Nikkei fell as much as 4.6 percent to trade at 14,992.14 in early morning trade, the lowest level since October, 2014.. The broader Topix dropped 3.5 percent to 1,221.03, and the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase& Co, recently bought 500,000 shares of the company's stock worth more than $25 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. JPMorgan shares closed at $53.07 on Thursday. Dimon's share purchase was earlier reported by The Wall Street Journal.

  • *10- yr Treasury yields hit 1.53 pct, lowest since Aug 2012. *Dollar hits lowest vs yen since October 2014. NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock markets fell worldwide on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy and the banking sector, with MSCI's global stock index dropping to more than 20 percent below its all-time high, while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit...

  • U.S. stocks fell Thursday for the fourth day in a row as concerns about global economic weakness intensified. Financial stocks fell hardest as investors worried that interest rates in the U.S. and elsewhere would remain low and sap bank profits. Oil prices sank again, this time to their lowest levels since May 2003.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Bank shares dragged Wall Street lower on Thursday on concerns the slowing global economy will continue to pressure interest rates, while energy shares helped pare losses late in the session. Volume was high as the S&P 500 touched its lowest in two years at its session low but shaved half its loss by the close after the Wall Street Journal reported...

  • SHORT HILLS, N.J. _ Dun& Bradstreet Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $76.7 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.85 per share. Dun& Bradstreet shares have dropped 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped 11 percent.