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World Markets Indexes

  • April 25- Hong Kong stocks followed Asian markets lower, after Wall Street dropped overnight as a rise in U.S. bond yields above 3 percent triggered a flight from equities. **Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex- Japan stock index was weaker by 0.84 percent, while Japan's Nikkei index closed down 0.28 percent. **As of the previous trading session, the Hang Seng index was up...

  • LONDON, April 25- The dollar hit a four-month high on Wednesday after a rise in benchmark U.S. Treasury yields above 3 percent rattled some currency bears while a mixed picture from business surveys failed to help the euro before a European Central Bank meeting. It had climbed overnight to 91.076, highest since Jan. 12, before a slide in Wall Street stocks tempered...

  • LONDON, April 25- European shares declined on Wednesday in early deals as worries over rising bond yields trumped a slew of well-received earnings updates from Kering and Credit Suisse, while Shire bounced after accepting an improved offer from Takeda. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.5 percent, pulling further away from its highest level since the...

  • *Shanghai stocks lower, blue-chip CSI300 index down. *Losses in Shanghai stocks led by Hunan Baili Engineering Sci& Tech Co Ltd. SHANGHAI, April 25- China stocks closed down on Wednesday as gains in healthcare firms were offset by losses in real estate and energy shares.

  • TOKYO, April 25- Japanese stocks slipped on Wednesday as weakness on Wall Street soured risk sentiment, while the spotlight fell on Takeda Pharmaceutical which stumbled after it sweetened its takeover bid for Shire to 46 billion pounds. The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent lower to 22,215.32. Shire said in a statement it had agreed to extend a Wednesday regulatory...

  • TOKYO, April 25- Asian shares fell on Wednesday as a rise in U.S. bond yields above 3 percent and warnings from bellwether U.S. companies of higher costs drove fears that a boom in corporate earnings may be near its peak. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.3 percent, hitting their weakest in almost three weeks, with tech-heavy...

  • TOKYO— Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on worries over slowing growth and falling profits. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 22,206.51 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.8 percent to 30,378.89. South Korea's Kospi lost 0.9 percent to 2,442.06.

  • *Shanghai-> HK daily quota used 5.2 pct. SHANGHAI, April 25- Hong Kong stocks slid on Wednesday morning, tracking losses on Wall Street where high bond yields triggered risk aversion. **Sectors fell across the board in Hong Kong, led by IT and material firms.

  • TOKYO, April 25- Japanese stocks slipped on Wednesday morning as weakness on Wall Street soured risk sentiment, while the spotlight fell on Takeda Pharmaceutical which stumbled after it sweetened its takeover bid for Shire to 46 billion pounds. The Nikkei dropped 0.9 percent to 22,088.68 in midmorning trade. Shire said in a statement it had agreed to extend a...

  • *Dollar index nudged off 4- mth highs after Wall St slide. TOKYO, April 25- The dollar was steady on Wednesday, just below a four-month high reached after the U.S. 10- year bond yield hit 3 percent for the first time since early 2014, as a slide in Wall Street stocks slowed the pace of the greenback rally. But the 10- year Treasury yield reached the 3 percent threshold for...

  • TOKYO, April 25- Asian shares were under pressure on Wednesday, with a rise in U.S. bond yields above the 3 percent threshold and warnings from bellwether U.S. companies of higher costs driving fears that corporate earnings growth may peak soon. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent while Japan's Nikkei dropped 0.6...

  • *10- year Treasury yield hits 3 pct. *S&P 500 and Dow post biggest declines since April 6. NEW YORK, April 24- Wall Street dropped sharply on Tuesday as warnings by bellwether companies of higher costs reverberated as the benchmark U.S. 10- year Treasury yield pierced the 3 percent level for the first time in four years.

  • *S&P 500, Dow post biggest declines since April 6. NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stocks slid on Tuesday as 10- year Treasury yields hit the highly anticipated 3 percent mark for the first time in four years, stoking concerns over higher borrowing rates for companies already facing rising costs, and as quarterly results failed to deliver positive outlooks.

  • After a strong start, U.S. stocks abruptly sold off Tuesday after machinery maker Caterpillar said it doesn't expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 619 points as investors feared that rising oil prices and other costs will slow down growth in company profits. The Russell 2000 index...

  • *Oil lower after Brent tops $75 a barrel mark. NEW YORK, April 24- A gauge of world stocks tumbled on Tuesday, erasing early gains as U.S. bond yields scaled the 3 percent threshold for the first time in four years, while oil prices reversed course after climbing above the $75 per barrel mark. Equities in Europe hit session lows before closing near the unchanged mark and...

  • TORONTO, April 24- Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday as lower oil prices weighed on energy shares, while investors worried about the prospect of higher global borrowing costs after the U.S. 10- year yield hit the 3 percent level for the first time in four years. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 75.06 points, or...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stocks slid on Tuesday as 10- year Treasury yields hit 3 percent for the first time in four years, stoking concerns over higher borrowing rates for companies already facing rising costs, and as quarterly results failed to deliver positive outlooks.

  • *Oil lower after Brent tops $75 a barrel mark. NEW YORK, April 24- A gauge of world stocks tumbled on Tuesday, relinquishing early gains after U.S. bond yields topped the 3 percent threshold for the first time in four years, while oil prices stretched above the $75 per barrel mark. Equities in Europe hit session lows before closing near the unchanged mark and U.S. stocks...

  • Shares in Caterpillar, part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, were last down 6 percent at $144.81 on the New York Stock Exchange after gaining as much as 4.6 percent in early trade. "It's a negative surprise because the indications had previously been that everything was okay on that front," said Lawrence T. De Maria, co-group head of Global Industrial...

  • *Dollar index retreats from 3- month peak. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 24- Gold prices gained after three days of losses on Tuesday as the dollar retreated from an earlier three-month peak and U.S. equities weakened, even as benchmark U.S. But a retreat in world stocks after yields crossed 3 percent and weakness in the U.S. dollar drew investors to gold and lifted its value,...