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  • The MSCI emerging market index has gained almost 8 percent since the start of April, getting a lift from a surge in Chinese stocks, though it was down 0.8 percent on the day. Investors' mood soured after first-quarter U.S. growth data came in much weaker than expected, compounding worries over a slowdown in China and on top of persistent jitters over Europe as Greece...

  • *Euro surges above $1.12 ahead of euro zone inflation. LONDON, April 30- World stock markets and the dollar remained in a sharp sell-off mode on Thursday, having been jolted sharply lower by weak U.S. growth data and cautious comments from the Federal Reserve. Jefferies' global equity strategist Sean Darby said markets were now having to readjust fast to the...

  • April 30- Hong Kong stocks posted their biggest monthly gain in nearly six years in April on hopes of fresh money inflows from mainland China, despite weakness in banking shares which weighed on major indexes on Thursday. Shares of major Chinese lenders listed in Hong Kong sagged after they reported lower first-quarter profits, a squeeze in lending margins and...

  • Britain's FTSE falters as RBS shares retreat Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:19 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 extends retreat from earlier record high. LONDON, April 30- Britain's top equity index extended a pullback on Thursday from record highs earlier this week as a fall in Royal Bank of Scotland and uncertainty over next week's national election weighed on the market. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which hit an all-time high of 7,122.74 points on April 27, fell...

  • SHANGHAI, April 30- China's stock market indexes posted their biggest monthly gains for the year in April, although weakness in banks on Thursday offset sharp gains in small-cap shares. But the Shenzhen market, home to China's listed start-up companies and small- and medium-sized enterprises was strong, on expectations that China will announce the timetable...

  • Nokia earnings miss weighs on European shares Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:11 AM ET

    LONDON, April 30- European equity indexes were mostly flat to lower early on Thursday, weighed down by a selloff in tech stocks after disappointing numbers from Nokia. Shares in the Finnish firm fell 7.6 percent after it posted quarterly profits clearly below market forecasts at its main telecom network equipment business, citing lower software sales, higher...

  • SHANGHAI, April 30- China stocks were mixed on Thursday morning, with weak banks countering sharp gains in small-cap plays ahead of a planned cross-border investment scheme between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. But the Shenzhen market, home to China's listed start-up companies and small- and medium-sized enterprises was very strong, on expectation that China will...

  • The disappointing news on the world's biggest economy, coming on top of a worrying slowdown in China, found expression in a warning by New Zealand's central bank that it could cut rates if domestic momentum weakened. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.9 percent. "Risk has been building in the markets for weeks- the mass account...

  • TOKYO, April 30- Asian stocks slipped and the euro stood tall against the dollar early on Thursday after U.S. data overnight showed the economy grew much more slowly than expected in the first quarter. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.5 percent. The euro was steady at $1.1118 after surging to a near two-month high of $1.1188 in...

  • SEOUL, April 30- U.S. crude futures held around $58.50 a barrel on Thursday, near their highest this year as U.S. crude stockpiles grew less than expected after the first decline since November in stocks at the main U.S. delivery hub. *Brent crude futures, the more widely-used benchmark, shed 39 cents to $65.45, after finishing up $1.20 at $65.84 in a session that saw...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St ends down after Fed statement, GDP data Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    "We all know the Fed would love to start normalizing rates, but the simple fact is, the data does not warrant that action right now," said Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at Phoenix Financial Services in New York. Insurer Humana's shares fell 7.2 percent to $168.05, the second-biggest loser on the S&P 500, after results missed forecasts. Shares of rivals also fell,...

  • April 29- U.S. stocks ended lower on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve cited weakness in the U.S. economy and data showed U.S. growth slowed more sharply than expected in the first quarter.

  • Commerce Department data showed U.S. gross domestic product expanded at an only 0.2 percent annual rate, marking the weakest reading in a year, leading to a lower open on Wall Street. The data hit European shares, which also suffered from weak corporate results from companies such as Delhaize and Norsk Hydro. "People are speculating that we are in a low patch after...

  • *Humana declines as hospital admissions pick-up. April 29- U.S. stocks fell sharply in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, led by health insurers after Humana reported an unexpected pick-up in hospital admissions in March and April. Humana shares fell 7 percent to $168.28, making them the second biggest loser on the S&P 500. The insurer's statement also hit...

  • *MasterCard's strong results also boosts Visa. *Starwood Hotels hits record high. April 29- U.S. stocks slipped on Wednesday after data showed that economic growth braked more sharply than expected in the first quarter, and ahead of the U.S.

  • Commerce Department data showed U.S. gross domestic product expanded at an only 0.2 percent annual rate, marking the weakest reading in a year, leading to a lower open on Wall Street. The data also hit European shares, which already suffered from weak corporate results from companies including Delhaize and Norsk Hydro. The low-rate environment is a bubble in...

  • *MasterCard' s strong results also boosts Visa. *Starwood Hotels hits record high. April 29- U.S. stocks fell at the open on Wednesday after data showed that economic growth braked more sharply than expected in the first quarter, and ahead of the U.S.

  • *GoPro jumps after forecasts comes in above estimates. April 29- U.S. stock index futures fell further on Wednesday after data showed that the U.S. economic growth stalled in the first quarter and ahead of the outcome of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting. The low-rate environment is a bubble in itself and its like riding a balloon until the pin pops, "said Andre...

  • US STOCKS-Futures down ahead of Fed statement, GDP data Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    April 29- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday as investors await the outcome of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting and ahead of U.S. economic growth numbers for the first quarter. The statement is expected at 1400 p.m. EDT. *Twitter shares were up 0.5 percent at $42.48 in premarket trading.

  • LONDON, April 29- Emerging stocks retreated from 7-1/ 2 month highs on Wednesday with investors looking to the U.S. MSCI emerging stocks fell 0.6 percent, taking a breather after six straight days of gains that took the index to its highest level since last September. GDP data and the FOMC, there has been a lot of reshuffling of positions, "said Luis Costa, a senior...