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  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen scampering higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.2 percent firmer, still consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month...

  • TOKYO, July 26- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Tuesday morning to a 1-1/ 2- week low as Wall Street languished and the dollar fell against the yen ahead of the U.S. The Nikkei fell 1.3 percent to 16,400.47 in mid-morning trade, after falling to as low as 16,344.34, the lowest level since July 14. "As expectations for helicopter money waned while there are...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 percent, consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month highs.

  • TOKYO— Asian shares were mixed Monday, as cautiousness set in after markets were earlier cheered by upbeat signs from Wall Street, a strengthening U.S. dollar and promises from the Group of 20 nations over the weekend to support global growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 inched down 0.04 percent to finish at 16,620.29. GLOBAL MEETING: Envoys of the...

  • TOKYO, July 25- Japan's Nikkei share average pared early gains and ended flat on Monday as investors took profits after a Wall Street- inspired rise. Hopes that the Bank of Japan will unveil more stimulus later this week also provided support to equities early in the session. The Nikkei stock index ended down 0.04 percent at 16,620.29, moving away from seven-week...

  • TOKYO— Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, cheered by upbeat signs from Wall Street, a strengthening U.S. dollar and promises from the Group of 20 nations over the weekend to support global growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.8 percent in early trading to 16,759.80. GLOBAL MEETING: Envoys of the Group of 20 major economies, meeting in...

  • *Sterling tumbles as poor U.K. data stoke recession worries. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stock prices rose on Friday, marking four straight weeks of gains, while sterling dropped on bleak data that raised fears about a possible British recession following the country's June 23 vote to leave the European Union. You have a strong package of data that have been constructive...

  • *World equity prices fall, S&P and Dow below record peaks. *Sterling tumbles as poor U.K. data stoke recession worries. NEW YORK, July 22- World stock prices slipped modestly on Friday, while sterling dropped on bleak data that raised fears about a possible British recession following the country's June 23 vote to leave the European Union.

  • *UK PMIs show post-Brexit plunge. LONDON, July 22- Shares fell on Friday after soft U.S. corporate results pulled Wall Street back from record highs, and sterling slumped as the first snapshot of the UK economy since the vote last month to leave the European Union painted a bleak picture. "It wasn't exactly a big surprise to see confidence in both sectors take a hit, but...

  • LONDON, July 22- Shares fell on Friday after soft U.S. corporate results pulled Wall Street back from record highs, and as a string of data gave investors one of the first glimpses of the impact on global economic activity of Britain's vote to leave the EU. Europe's FTSEuroFirst 300, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 Britain's FTSE 100 were all down around 0.2...

  • TOKYO, July 22- Japanese stocks dropped on Friday in thin trade, with investors taking profit after recent gains as the yen strengthened on waning expectations of radical monetary policy easing from the Bank of Japan. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's remarks in a BBC Radio 4 interview quashed expectations that Japan might be preparing to take radical "...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 22- Asian stocks dipped on Friday after weak corporate results halted Wall Street's record run overnight, while the yen held to large gains made after the Bank of Japan governor downplayed the need for "helicopter money" stimulus. European markets are also likely to open lower, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks rose Friday afternoon trading, the latest nudge forward for a market that has taken a decidedly slow-and-steady path to record highs. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was up 8 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,173 at 2:22 p.m. Eastern time. ANALYST'S TAKE: "I think people are a little more sensitized, where any tick lower in the market creates this' buy-on-the-dip'...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 22- Asian stocks dipped on Friday after weak corporate results halted Wall Street's record run overnight, while the yen held to large gains made after the Bank of Japan governor downplayed the need for "helicopter money" stimulus. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent. China's CSI 300 index and the...

  • *Shares of Nintendo, McDonald rise on Japan release of Pokemon GO. TOKYO, July 22- Japan's Nikkei share average remained on track for a weekly rise but slipped on Friday, as investors took profit after recent gains and the yen strengthened on waning expectations of radical monetary policy easing from the Bank of Japan. But Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Stock prices around the world fell on Thursday on disappointing earnings, while the yen jumped after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said he saw no need to use "helicopter money" to boost the world's No. 3 economy. Treasuries and other low-risk government debt, whose yields had risen from record lows linked to Britain's stunning vote to leave...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks fell Thursday after a mixed set of earnings reports put at least a temporary halt to the market's record-setting run. Airlines had some of the sharpest drops on worries that falling fares will hurt their profits. "It's surprising how strong the market has been," said Rich Weiss, senior portfolio manager at American Century Investments.

  • LONDON, July 21- World stocks faded after hitting nine-month highs on Thursday, cooled by signals from Japan that its next shot of stimulus won't include hand-out' helicopter money'. The European Central Bank, at its first post-Brexit meeting, opted to keep its record low interest rates on hold and Wall Street markets looked to be heading for a subdued restart.

  • LONDON, July 21- World stocks hit near nine-month highs on Thursday as talk of another super-sized shot of stimulus from Japan helped buoy the mood ahead of the European Central Bank's first post-Brexit meeting. The yen had hit a six-week low on reports Tokyo was considering a package of at least 20 trillion yen to boost the economy. ECB policymakers meeting in...

  • TOKYO— Asian shares were higher Thursday as Japan's benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8 percent to finish at 16,810.22. That sent Japan's benchmark and the U.S. dollar higher against the yen.