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  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Tuesday as a rally in Wall Street stocks and competing corporate bond supply led by Apple trimmed safe-haven demand for bonds, lifting benchmark yields further from their near 3-1/ 2- year lows set last week. Tuesday's weaker-than-forecast data on business activity in New York state and home builder sentiment...

  • *Community Health slumps after unexpected loss. Feb 16- Wall Street gained on Tuesday, extending a rally from Friday, as investors snapped up beaten-down consumer discretionary, industrial and financial stocks. Slumping oil prices, fears of a China- led slowdown in global growth and uncertainty over central bank monetary policies have roiled the markets this...

  • *Financials on track for only 3rd 2- day gains in 2016. *Community Health slumps after unexpected loss. Feb 16- Wall Street was higher on Tuesday afternoon, extending a rally from Friday, as investors went bargain hunting among beaten-down consumer discretionary, industrial and financial stocks.

  • *Community Health slumps after unexpected loss. Feb 16- Wall Street was higher on Tuesday morning, extending a rally from Friday, as cautious investors looked for bargains among beaten-down stocks. Slumping oil prices, fears of a China- led slowdown in the global economy, uncertainty over the central banks' monetary policies and unflattering U.S. corporate...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Tuesday as gains on Wall Street stocks trimmed safehaven demand for bonds, lifting benchmark yields further from their near 3-1/ 2 years lows set last week. "We are in a very technical market, We are waiting for clues from the FOMC minutes and economic data later this week," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at...

  • TORONTO, Feb 16- Canada's main stock index rose on Tuesday, helped by gains for financial and consumer names, while gold miners weighed and the energy group was unimpressed by a tentative production deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The most influential movers on the index included Element Financial Corp, which rose 4.9 percent to C $13.10 a share after it...

  • *Community Health slumps after unexpected loss. Feb 16- Wall Street was higher on Tuesday morning, extending a rally from Friday, as cautious investors looked for bargains among beaten-down financial and consumer discretionary stocks and as oil prices stabilized. "We are looking at a rally at the open, helped by the recovery in oil prices," said Peter Cardillo,...

  • TORONTO, Feb 16- Canada's main stock index rose on Tuesday, led by energy and financial stocks, as the rally in crude oil prices supported the resource-linked market.

  • *Community Health slumps after unexpected loss. Feb 16- Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday, extending a rally from Friday after an extended weekend, as cautious investors looked for bargains among beaten-down stocks and as oil prices stabilized. "We are looking at a rally at the open helped by the recovery in oil prices," said Peter Cardillo, chief market...

  • Feb 16- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as Brent crude oil prices hit a 12- day high after four of the world's largest producers agreed to freeze output. *Oil prices, which has been on a roller-coaster ride this year, rose more than 1 percent after the move by Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela to tackle a global supply glut. *Besides oscillating oil...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Feb 16- European shares edged lower on Tuesday, with banking stocks again under pressure after a short rebound, while oil companies came off earlier highs on disappointment over a deal to tackle a global supply glut. Top oil exporters Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to freeze output levels. "This agreement needs the nod from other OPEC and...

  • LONDON, Feb 16- European stock markets were steady on Tuesday, kept afloat by stronger energy stocks which rose as oil prices climbed on the possibility of output cuts. BP rose 2.9 percent while Total advanced 2.2 percent, as a meeting of the oil ministers of Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela heightened speculation of output cuts. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Russia...

  • Feb 16- Hong Kong shares extended gains on Tuesday, led by energy stocks as sentiment improved on the back of higher oil prices and rebounding European and Chinese equities. The Hang Seng index rose 1.1 percent, to 19,122.08, while the China Enterprises Index gained 2.1 percent, to 8,028.34 points. Shares rose across the board.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 16- China stocks extended their rebound on Tuesday, closing at a three-week high, drawing inspiration from a jump in oil prices, a rally in European equities and a stabilizing yuan. Investors also gained confidence from upbeat comments from China's premier, who hinted of fresh stimulus if the economy slowed further, and record-smashing loan data in...

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese stocks rose slightly in choppy trade on Tuesday after the previous day's spectacular rebound as oil prices cleared a one-week high. The Nikkei share average edged up 0.2 percent to close at 16,054.43. More than half of its gains came from telecoms conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp, which soared 15.9 percent after announcing it would buy...

  • *Energy shares in China, HK surge on higher oil prices. SHANGHAI, Feb 16- China and Hong Kong stocks extended their rebound on Tuesday, led by energy shares, with investors inspired by a jump in oil prices, a rally in European equities and a stabilising yuan. Mainland investors also gained confidence from upbeat comments from China's premier, and record-smashing...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 16- Gold stretched its losses into a third session and tumbled below $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday, as easing concerns over the global economy buoyed stocks and hurt safe-haven demand for the metal. Spot gold fell 1.5 percent to $1,191.40 an ounce by 0415 GMT, after earlier hitting a session low of $1,190.40. However, a pull-back was inevitable at some...

  • *China bank shares up after lending data. TOKYO, Feb 16- Asian shares extended their gains on Tuesday as a combination of stabilising Chinese markets, a rebound in oil prices and solid U.S. consumption data drove investors to look for bargains after last week's rout. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.6 percent, with Chinese bank...

  • TOKYO, Feb 16- Japan's Nikkei share average rose in choppy trade on Tuesday after posting a sharp rebound the previous day, with SoftBank Group Corp leading gains after investors took heart from its share buyback announcement. The telecoms conglomerate announced its biggest ever share buyback, saying it would spend up to 500 billion yen to purchase as much as...

  • Feb 16- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday and headed for their second straight session of gains, with TSMC leading other heavyweights higher even after the world's top contract chipmaker posted a fall in its January sales. The main TAIEX index was up 0.8 percent at 8,127.90 as of 1:20 GMT, after closing marginally higher in the previous session.