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  • HONG KONG, Aug 3- Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index ended lower on Monday, tracking China indexes on weak factory activity, but buying interest in HSBC after it posted forecast-beating results pulled the blue-chip index off its low. HSBC beat expectations with a 10 percent rise in first-half profit on Monday and said it had agreed on the sale of its...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 3- Shanghai shares fell on Monday as a survey showed weak factory activity and some investors stayed on the sidelines after mainland stocks suffered their worst monthly loss in six years in July. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen returned to positive territory in late trade, rising 0.33 percent to 3,829.24.

  • TOKYO, Aug 3- Japanese shares slipped on Monday, with the Nikkei average snapping a three-day winning streak, as a barrage of mostly positive earning reports failed to dispel growing concerns over a slowdown in China's economy. Steelmakers were worst hit, with Kobe Steel dropping 4.2 percent and Nisshin Steel shedding 9.7 percent. A failure at the weekend by...

  • BEIJING, Aug 3- China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting the most in two years as new orders fell and dashing hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be steadying, a private survey showed on Monday. Fears of a full-blown market crash have added a new sense of urgency for policymakers in Beijing, with many...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 3- China stocks fell on Monday with thin buying interest as a survey showed weak factory activity and some investors stayed on the sideline for a breather after mainland shares suffered their worst monthly loss in six years in July. China's markets regulator has suspended a trading account of U.S.-based hedge fund Citadel LLC, the fund said on...

  • NEW YORK— Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday. Energy stocks slumped as the price of oil dropped to its lowest in more than four months. "Certainly, oil production has been strong globally," said Serena Vinton, a portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 3- An index of Asian shares outside Japan fell close to this year's lows thanks to a deepening selloff in commodities and concerns over slowing growth in China, while the dollar held its ground against a basket of currencies. "We believe the stock market panic in early July chilled economic activity, which is what the manufacturing PMIs picked up," ING...

  • *Nitto Denko shares tumble despite strong earnings. *Honda bucks trend, jumps 7 pct on upbeat North America sales. TOKYO, Aug 3- Japanese shares fell on Monday, snapping a three-day winning streak, as a barrage of earning reports failed to dispel growing concerns over a slowdown in China's economy.

  • TAIPEI, Aug 3- Taiwan stocks sank on Monday as semiconductor firms were knocked by a worsening outlook for the trade-reliant economy. On Friday, Taiwan reported its lowest quarterly economic growth in three years as a collapse in exports took a toll on tech manufacturers. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.073 to T $31.609 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Asia stocks take early cues from lower Wall Street. TOKYO, Aug 3- Asian shares took cues from a lower Wall Street and dipped early on Monday, while the dollar was on the defensive against the euro and yen following disappointing U.S. wage growth data that dented prospects for an early interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • *Wall Street closes lower, energy stocks drag. NEW YORK, July 31- The dollar fell and benchmark U.S. Wall Street stock prices closed down, after surrendering early gains from the Employment Cost Index data showing the smallest quarterly increase in 33 years.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed on Friday with modest losses, as a big drop in energy stocks offsets gains in other parts of the market. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 56.12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,689.86. The Standard& Poor's 500 index lost 4.79 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,103.84.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street ends lower as weak oil weighs Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 4:37 PM ET

    July 31- Wall Street ended on a sour note on Friday as a drop in energy stocks eclipsed wage data that supported expectations that the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares dropped 4.58 percent while Chevron lost 4.89 percent after reporting poor quarterly earnings due to weak oil prices. That's what this market has been about since we've been in such a tight trading range this...

  • July 31- U.s. stocks declined on Friday as a drop in energy stocks eclipsed wage data that supported expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve could delay an interest-rate hike this year. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 51.78 points, or 0.29 percent, to 17,694.2, the S&P 500 lost 4.24 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,104.39 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.50...

  • July 31- Wall Street was mixed on Friday as a drop in energy companies' stocks was offset by expectations the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares fell 3.5 percent while Chevron was down 3.9 percent after reporting poor quarterly earnings due to weak oil prices. This definitely puts a lower probability on that, "said Stanley Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities...

  • *Second-qtr wage growth slowest in 33 years. July 31- Wall Street rose in early afternoon trading on Friday after an historically weak reading of U.S wage growth lent weight to the view that the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares fell 3.5 percent to $80.12 while Chevron was down 3.9 percent at $89.43 after quarterly profits slumped on falling oil prices.

  • HanesBrands slumps on weaker intimate clothing sales Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— HanesBrands fell further than any other stock on the Standard& Poor's index Friday after it reported disappointing sales and declining profit. At the time HanesBrands thought that change was temporary, but now believes those changes to be permanent. After the market closed on Thursday, Hanesbrands reported net income of $94.9 million, down from...

  • *Wall St slightly higher in early trading. NEW YORK, July 31- The dollar tumbled and benchmark U.S. Wall Street stock prices rose, also taking a cue from the Employment Cost Index data showing the smallest quarterly increase in 33 years.

  • July 31- The Dow and S&P 500 were dragged down on Friday by weak earnings from oil producers Exxon Mobil and Chevron, while the Nasdaq edged up after Amgen's profit beat expectations. Exxon Mobil shares fell 4 percent to $79.52 while Chevron was down 4.2 percent at $89.06 after quarterly profits slumped on falling oil prices. Amgen rose 4.7 percent to $179.64...

  • *Athens stock market could re-open on Monday. *ETF performance could be guide for Athens re-opening. LONDON, July 31- U.S.-listed equity instruments tied to Greece have fallen around 20 percent since the Athens stock market was closed in late June, heralding a potentially rough start when it finally re-opens.