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  • Dec 22- Hong Kong stocks were little changed on Tuesday as trading activities started to wind down for the Christmas holiday break. The Hang Seng index rose 0.2 percent, to 21,830.02, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.2 percent, to 9,731.53 points. Although oil prices reached fresh 11- year lows, oil major PetroChina was little changed, while Sinopec...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 22- South Africa's rand moved sideways early on Tuesday in thin, range-bound trade following its brief relief rally ahead of the holiday season. By 0700 GMT the rand edged down 0.03 to 15.1100 per dollar, barely changed from where it closed overnight in New York. Stocks also opened little changed on Tuesday, with the blue-chip index on the...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 22- China stocks reversed initial losses and ended Tuesday slightly higher, with a resurgence in property shares helping to push the blue-chip CSI300 index to a fresh four-month high. Weakness in morning trading- triggered by worries about a new wave of initial public offerings- attracted buying from investors who have grown more sanguine about...

  • *China to make monetary policy flexible, expand budget deficit. SHANGHAI, Dec 22- China stocks gave back some of the previous session's sharp gains on Tuesday, with investors growing skittish about the impact of a new wave of initial public offerings. Hong Kong stocks also corrected, dragged lower by energy shares after oil prices hit a fresh 11- year low amid...

  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Japanese fund managers kept their holdings of global stocks unchanged in December after the U.S. A survey of six Japan- based fund managers, conducted between Dec. 14 and 18, showed respondents on average wanted to allocate 41 percent to stocks in December, unchanged from November. So far this month the Dow has lost more than 3 percent, Japan's Nikkei has...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 22- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday, following gains in overseas markets but buying was subdued as economic concerns persisted. Taiwan posted a one-year high in its seasonally adjusted jobless rate for November, data issued Tuesday showed. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.25 to T $32.835 per U.S. dollar.

  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday, taking solace from Wall Street gains and some stability in recently weak crude oil prices, though gains were capped by caution ahead of this week's holidays. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched 0.1 percent higher, after Wall Street logged solid gains overnight following a losing...

  • *Toshiba stumbles after it says will book record loss. *Mitsumi surges after Minebea says to acquire it. TOKYO, Dec 22- Tokyo stocks were flat on Tuesday morning as investors sought fresh trading cues, while Toshiba and Mitsumi Electric hit the headlines on individual news.

  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Asian shares took solace from gains on Wall Street and edged higher on Tuesday, though gains were capped by caution over low share trade volume and plunging Brent crude oil prices ahead of this week's holidays. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched 0.1 percent higher in early trade, after Wall Street logged solid gains...

  • Dec 21- U.S. stocks ended stronger on Monday, helped by bounces in Apple and Microsoft as well as a rally in hospital stocks after more Americans signed up for subsidized health insurance. Shares of Apple Inc, under pressure in December over concerns that iPhone sales could miss estimates, rose 1.23 percent and boosted major indexes. Notwithstanding Monday's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 21- U.S. stocks ended stronger on Monday, helped by a bounce in Apple and Microsoft as well as a rally in hospital shares after more Americans signed up for subsidized health insurance.

  • Shares of Apple Inc, under pressure in December over concerns that iPhone sales could miss estimates, rebounded 1 percent and gave a boost to major indexes. Tenet Healthcare Corp jumped 9.5 percent and was headed for its best day since June. Universal Health Services Inc rose 3.4 percent.

  • 18)@ (Corrects Dec. 18 report to change name of firm to Polaris Greystone Financial Group from Polaris Wealth Advisers in paragraph 4). Dec 18 (Reuters)- Wall Street was lower in morning trading, with the Dow shedding about 200 points, on "quadruple witching" Friday as crude prices headed for their third straight weekly loss. There's no new news that's any kind of...

  • Wall Street slumped on Thursday and Friday as weak crude prices dampened the optimism sparked by the first Federal Reserve interest rate hike in nearly a decade. Chevron was down 1.3 percent at $88.59 and was the biggest drag on the Dow. "It's going to be interesting to see if this market can hold up and divorce itself, at least for today, from the price of oil," said...

  • LONDON Dec 21- European shares fell on Monday, giving up their earlier gains as losses in Spain and a rise in the euro weighed on the region's stock markets. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent and Germany's DAX retreated 1 percent. Neither Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservatives nor left-wing parties won a clear mandate to govern in Sunday's poll, casting...

  • *Disney rises as Star Wars breaks box-office records. "There looks to be like a little relief bounce this morning as we move into the last two weeks of the year," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Although the S&P 500 touched record highs in 2015, the index is down 2.6 percent for the year, buffeted by slowing growth...

  • Dec 21- U.S. stock index futures were sharply higher on Monday, ahead of a holiday-shortened week, while Brent crude hit an 11- year low. *China will keep its monetary and fiscal policies "accommodative" in 2016 to help support the slowing economy, according to a Reuters report, citing a source with direct knowledge of the annual Central Economic Work Conference.

  • LONDON, Dec 21- Oil's retreat to 11- year lows inflicted more pain on energy exporting emerging markets on Monday, driving down currencies and stocks and forcing Azerbaijan to abandon efforts to support its manat currency. That has boosted markets in swathes of the developing world, especially Asia, taking MSCI's emerging equity index 0.3 percent higher.

  • LONDON, Dec 21- Oil's retreat to 11- year lows inflicted more pain on energy exporting emerging markets on Monday, driving down currencies and stocks and forcing Azerbaijan to abandon efforts to support its manat currency. That has boosted markets in swathes of the developing world, especially Asia, taking MSCI's emerging equity index 0.3 percent higher.

  • *Spain's IBEX down 1.8 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.7 pct. *ITV gains on bid speculation, Britain's FTSE up 0.9 pct. LONDON Dec 21- European shares edged higher on Monday, buoyed by gains in carmaker Volkswagen and telecoms equipment manufacturer Ericsson, although an inconclusive result in Spain's election hit the country's stocks.