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  • TORONTO, April 11- Canada's main stock index slipped in morning trade on Tuesday as heavyweight energy and banking stocks weighed, while Bombardier Inc jumped on a report it is in talks to merge its train operations with those of Germany's Siemens AG. Bombardier shares gained 4.5 percent to C $2.32, their highest level in a month, after Bloomberg cited unnamed...

  • SAO PAULO, April 11- Preferred shares in Brazilian airline Azul SA opened at 21.85 reais in its market debut on Tuesday, 4 percent higher than the 21 reais price of its initial public offering, underscoring firming investor demand for the sector. The dual offering in São Paulo and New York valued Azul at $2.4 billion. Signs of an economic recovery and an reports of a...

  • April 11- Shares of United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings Inc fell, after a passenger who appeared to be Asian was physically dragged off a flight on Sunday, prompting a backlash on Chinese social media on Tuesday. United Airlines' decision to drag the passenger off a flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday attracted more than 130 million views...

  • *Bankhaus Lampe cuts rating on risk of losing Apple deal. *Broker estimates Apple accounts for 70 pct of Dialog sales. FRANKFURT, April 11- Dialog Semiconductor risks losing a crucial supply deal with Apple Inc, according to a financial analyst who cut his rating on the stock on Tuesday, sending the Anglo-German chipmaker's shares down by as much as one-third.

  • FRANKFURT, April 11- Dialog Semiconductor risks losing a crucial supply deal with Apple Inc, according to a financial analyst who cut his rating on the stock on Tuesday, sending the Anglo-German chipmaker's shares down by as much as one-third. Bankhaus Lampe cited unnamed industry sources as saying that Apple is setting up power management design centers both...

  • PARIS, April 11- Shares in LVMH, the world's biggest luxury goods group, hit a record high on Tuesday after the French company reported a surge in first-quarter sales that beat analysts' forecasts. LVMH shares rose as much as 2.9 percent to an intraday record high of 213.50 euros. The stock was up by 2.3 percent at 212.15 euros by 0705 GMT, the top performer on France's...

  • OncoMed's shares plummeted after it also said that Germany's Bayer AG had decided to not exercise an option to license two of the U.S. company's other experimental therapies, vantictumab and ipafricept, for "strategic reasons." The stock, which fell as much as 43.6 percent to a record low of $4.94, was the biggest percentage loser on the Nasdaq in afternoon trading.

  • PARIS, April 10- Luxury goods group LVMH posted a surge in first quarter sales on Monday that beat analysts' consensus forecast, although the French company cautioned its business environment remained uncertain. LVMH, whose shares have hit a record high this year, said it had witnessed solid growth across its main markets in Asia, Europe and the United States, but...

  • *Egypt down, but foreign funds net buyers. DUBAI, April 10- Most stock markets closed down on Monday with volumes low as geopolitical risk kept institutional funds away, but Abu Dhabi's energy company TAQA kept rising after the government increased its stake in the company last week. Abu Dhabi's index fell 0.4 percent, with shares of the recently merged lender...

  • SHANGHAI, April 10- China stocks fell on Monday with strong gains in listed companies that would benefit from the country's new economic zone were offset by weakness in other sectors after the securities regulator vowed to punish stingy "iron roosters". The stock regulator has moved to cool speculative fever around plans to build a massive economic zone near...

  • *Forecasts FY18 adj. profit of $7.70- $8/ shr vs. est. *Posts Q4 profit of $1.48/ shr vs. est $1.36/ shr. Shares of the company, which also makes Robert Mondavi wine and Svedka vodka, rose as much as 8.7 percent to a record high of $175.36 in morning trading on Thursday.

  • April 5- Hydrogen fuel cell maker Plug Power Inc said on Wednesday Amazon.com Inc had acquired the right to buy up to 23 percent of the company and that it would supply batteries to power forklifts used by the online retailer in its warehouses. Amazon shares rose as much as 1.9 percent to a record high of $923.72 before ending 0.3 percent higher at $909.28.

  • CHICAGO, April 5- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is in the process of being bought by Germany's Bayer AG for $66 billion, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by strong demand for its soybean and corn seeds. Monsanto's shares were up 1.6 percent at $115.84 after earlier hitting a 22- month high of $116.37.

  • TAIPEI, April 5- Taiwan stocks rose on Wednesday lifted by the 8 percent surge in shares of Hon Hai Precision, the world's largest contract electronics maker and a. Shares in Hon Hai, which goes by the trade name of Foxconn, were up 8 percent, after posting a surprising 30 percent rise in net profit for the fourth quarter of last year, defying expectations for a decline.

  • TORONTO, April 4- Canada's main stock index advanced on Tuesday to a nearly six-week high as gains in gold and oil prices helped boost the shares of mining and energy companies. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 84.67 points, or 0.54 percent, at 15,669.07. Seven of the index's 10 main groups ended higher.

  • *Sees 1st- qtr average fuel price of $1.68- $1.73/ gallon. April 4- Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc fell on Tuesday after the carrier lowered its forecast for a closely watched revenue metric for the second time in less than a month. Delta shares ended down 2.61 percent at $45.11 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • NEW YORK, April 4- Shares of U.S. hospital operators dropped on Tuesday as Republicans sought to revive plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that has benefited the companies. Top White House officials met moderate and conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday in an effort to revive a plan to repeal and replace the 2010 health...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- Shares of U.S. hospital operators dropped on Tuesday as Republicans sought to revive plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that has benefited the companies. Top White House officials met moderate and conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday in an effort to revive a plan to repeal and replace the 2010 health...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- Shares of U.S. hospital operators dropped on Tuesday as Republicans sought to revive plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that has benefited the companies. Top White House officials met moderate and conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday in an effort to revive a plan to repeal and replace the 2010 health...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- Shares of U.S. hospital operators dropped on Tuesday as Republicans sought to revive plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that has benefited the companies. Top White House officials met moderate and conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday in an effort to revive a plan to repeal and replace the 2010 health...