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  • *Lunar New Year closes most markets, with China off all week. TOKYO, Feb 8- Asian shares got off to a rocky start on Monday after mixed U.S. jobs data helped sink shares on Wall Street, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. With Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China all closed for the new year holiday, "volumes will be well...

  • DUBAI, Feb 7- Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and Egypt slipped in early trade on Sunday, erasing some of their gains in the previous session after oil prices reversed and global markets sold off at the end of last week. Saudi Cement rose 2.0 percent after the company recommended a dividend distribution of 3.00 riyals per share for the second half of 2015, versus a...

  • Feb 5- The Nasdaq Composite that includes large-cap technology names like Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook led another broad rout on Wall Street Friday, closing at its lowest level since October 2014. LinkedIn Corp dropped 43.6 percent to $108.38 after a weak forecast, and business analytics company Tableau Software lost almost half its value.

  • Feb 5- The Nasdaq closed at its lowest since October 2014 on Friday, leading a selloff on Wall Street following weak forecasts from technology companies including LinkedIn. LinkedIn dropped 43.6 percent to $108.38, a day after the company's revenue forecast missed estimates. Alphabet fell 3.6 percent to $703.76 and Amazon slid 6.4 percent to $502.13.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- The Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.3 percent on Friday, leading a selloff on Wall Street that followed weak forecasts from companies including LinkedIn and worries about lofty valuations.

  • Feb 5- The Nasdaq led a selloff on Wall Street following weak forecasts from technology companies, including LinkedIn, and worries about lofty valuations. LinkedIn was down 45 percent at $105.67 a day after the company's revenue forecast missed estimates. Big tech names also sank, including Facebook shares, which dropped 5.7 percent to $104.20, while Alphabet...

  • LinkedIn was down 45 percent at $105.67, a day after the company's revenue forecast missed estimates. Big tech names also dropped sharply, including Facebook shares fell 5.7 percent to $104.20, while Alphabet fell 3 percent to $707.97 and Amazon sank 6.6 percent to $500.17. "Tech has got a few shining examples of what happens if you disappoint," said Art Hogan, chief...

  • Feb 5- Wall Street extended a sharp selloff in afternoon trading on Friday after data showing the U.S. unemployment rate had hit an eight-year low in January revived the prospect of a Fed rate hike this year, and tech stocks sold off heavily following weak forecasts. Despite the expected slowdown in job growth, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent, the lowest...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Feb 5- European equities ended lower after a choppy session on Friday, with the sell-off accelerating in late business after U.S. jobs data left investors guessing about the possibility of an interest rate hike this year. "The result is an even more confused picture on the likely pace of rate increases from the Federal Reserve... which is unlikely to be...

  • *Dollar rebounds from recent losses. NEW YORK, Feb 5- Global stocks and bond prices fell after a key U.S. jobs report painted a mixed picture of the U.S. labor market and left investors with a muddled view on rate hike prospects. While U.S. non-farm payrolls increased by just 151,000 jobs last month, well below forecasts of 190,000, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9...

  • Feb 5- Wall Street was sharply lower on Friday after the January U.S. jobs report appeared to keep alive the prospect of a Fed rate hike this year and tech stocks sold off heavily. Despite the expected slowdown in job growth, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent, the lowest since February 2008, and average hourly earnings increased 0.5 percent, suggesting the...

  • *Average hourly earnings rise 12 cents, or 0.5 pct. Feb 5- Wall Street was sharply lower on Friday after data showing a surge in wages in January and an eight-year low unemployment rate kept the prospects of a Fed rate hike alive this year. "That... serves as a caution to markets that it is too early to take a Federal Reserve March hike completely off the table," said Mohamed...

  • TORONTO, Feb 5- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday in a broad retreat after a weak jobs report and as falling oil prices weighed on energy stocks. At 9:49 a.m. EST, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 96.03 points, or 0.75 percent, at 12,678.47. Canada's jobless rate hit a two-year high in January as the oil-producing province of...

  • *Average hourly earnings rise 12 cents, or 0.5 pct. Feb 5- Wall Street opened lower on Friday after data showing a surge in wages in January and an eight-year low unemployment rate kept the prospects of a Fed rate hike alive this year. "Judging from the notable 0.5 percent monthly increase in hourly wages, the impressive job creation of recent years may finally be...

  • TORONTO, Feb 5- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, led by declines among mining and energy company stocks as a weak jobs report underlined the economy's struggle to cope with the effects of low oil prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 53.84 points, or 0.42 percent, at 12,720.66. It is on track for a 0.8 percent weekly loss.

  • Feb 5- U.S. stocks opened lower after data showed U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January after a boost to hiring from unseasonably warm weather faded.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday along with Treasury yields, but global stocks fell after a key U.S. jobs report painted a mixed picture of the labour market and left investors with a muddled view on rate hike prospects. Non-farm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month, well below forecasts of 190,000 while the...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- Ukraine's restructured Eurobonds extended losses on Friday as fears grew over the fate of the ruling coalition and its IMF bailout, though a reduction in U.S. rate rise bets continued to support other emerging assets. MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.4 percent after shares in Hong Kong and Mumbai rose around half a percent.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- The wait for U.S. monthly jobs numbers steadied stock markets on Friday and allowed the dollar to recover after its worst week in more than six years. London and Paris both gained; Frankfurt fell around half a percent.,. "There is a general skepticism towards a proper rate hike cycle by the Fed- that's been driving down the dollar there's probably not that...

  • Feb 5- Hong Kong stocks rose slightly on Friday, led by resource shares HSCIE>, as the market drew some strength from a firm overnight performance in U.S. equities. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.6 percent, to 19,288.17, while the China Enterprises Index gained 1.0 percent, to 8,054.87 points. Trading was thin on Friday, the last trading session ahead of the Lunar New Year...