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  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose the most in three weeks as companies from Tesco Plc to Syngenta (SYNN) AG reported financial results and as data showed American housing and industrial activity increased. Tesco advanced 2.7 percent after reporting trading profit that exceeded projections. Syngenta gained 2.3 percent after posting first-quarter revenue that met estimates and confirming its full-year sales target. GEA Group AG rallied 6.2 percent after agreeing to sell its heat-exchanges unit to Triton Advisers Ltd.  ASML (ASML) ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose the most in three weeks as investors weighed earnings reports and awaited data that may show American housing and industrial activity increased. Tesco Plc advanced the most since 2012 after reporting trading profit that exceeded projections.  Syngenta AG (SYNN) gained 1.7 percent after posting first-quarter revenue that met analysts' estimates and confirming its full-year sales target. Credit Suisse Group AG dropped 1.9 percent after saying quarterly profit fell 34 percent. ASML Holding NV tumbled the mo...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks rose for the first time in four days, with the regional benchmark index climbing from a two-week low, after U.S. technology shares rose and investors weighed slowing Chinese economic growth. SoftBank Corp. (9984), which owns about 37 percent of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., surged 8.3 percent in  Tokyo after Alibaba posted its fifth straight quarterly profit gain. Telecommunications firms rose the most of the 10 industry groups on the benchmark regional gauge. Yahoo  JapanCorp. advanced 3.9 percent. Ilu...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks declined, erasing their gains for the year, after a report that Russian troops entered towns in eastern Ukraine, and as German confidence data missed economists' forecasts. SABMiller Plc lost 2.3 percent after saying it is considering options for the sale of its $1.04 billion stake in Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd.  Rio Tinto (RIO) Group fell 3.1 percent after reporting first-quarter iron-ore output that missed forecasts. L'Oreal SA gained 1.1 percent after posting higher first-quarter European revenue. Na...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks declined, after yesterday's advance, as investors weighed violence in eastern  Ukraine and worse-than-forecast German confidence data. SABMiller Plc lost 2.1 percent after saying it is considering options for the sale of its $1.04 billion stake in Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd. L'Oreal SA gained 1.8 percent after posting higher first-quarter European revenue.  Roche (ROG) Holding AG rose after reporting sales that met analyst estimates. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped 0.5 percent to 328.26 at 11:30...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks fluctuated as Chinese equities tumbled after a report showed new credit fell, underscoring risks of a deepening slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index headed for its biggest drop in almost a month after central bank data showed aggregate financing in  China slid 19 percent in March from a year earlier and money supply grew at the slowest pace since 2001. Asics Corp. added 3.7 percent in  Tokyo after Nomura Holdings Inc. advised buying shares of the s...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks pared earlier losses and rebounded from their worst week in a month, as investors weighed increasing violence in  Ukraine. PSA Peugeot Citroen slid 6.4 percent after saying it will cut its model lineup by almost half. Kuehne & Nagel International AG lost 2.8 percent after the world's biggest sea-freight forwarder reported first-quarter sales that missed estimates. Symrise AG dropped 2.3 percent after offering to buy Diana Group. Glencore Xstrata Plc rose after selling its stake in the Las Bambas copper m...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell for a third day, after completing their worst week in a month, as investors weighed increasing violence in  Ukraine. PSA Peugeot Citroen slid 4.4 percent after saying it will cut its model lineup by almost half. Kuehne & Nagel International AG lost 3.4 percent after the world's biggest sea-freight forwarder reported first-quarter sales that missed estimates. Symrise AG dropped 2 percent after offering to buy Diana Group. Glencore Xstrata Plc rose after selling its stake in the Las Bambas copper mine ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets benchmark  stock index swung between gains and losses as raw-material companies declined and Sharp Corp. slumped, while consumer shares advanced. Sharp tumbled 8.4 percent in Tokyo after the supplier of displays for Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad said its considering ways to increase capital. Nippon Meat Packers Inc. rose 2.4 percent as UBS AG advised buying the shares. Rio Tinto Ltd. sank 1.1 percent in Sydney as mining companies fell, while Chongqing Changan Automobile Co. soared 10 percent in  Shanghai to le...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell for a second day, with the benchmark index posting its biggest weekly drop in almost a month, as investors speculated that equity gains have overshot the earnings outlook. ARM Holdings Plc lost 4.5 percent as  information-technology shares caught up with a slump in their U.S. peers yesterday. Thales SA declined the most since July 2012 after JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered its recommendation. Mediaset Espana Comunicacion SA tumbled to the lowest price since November after its second-biggest shareholder...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell for a second day, with the benchmark index heading for its biggest weekly drop in almost a month, as investors speculated that equity gains have overshot the earnings outlook.ARM Holdings Plc lost 4.6 percent as  information-technology shares followed a slump in their U.S. peers yesterday. Thales SA declined the most since July 2012 after JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered its recommendation. Mediaset Espana Comunicacion SA tumbled to seven-month low after its second-biggest shareholder sold a part of its stake...

  • In European Equity Markets benchmark  stock index fell from an almost three-month high amid a renewed selloff of technology shares and as a stronger yen dragged Japanese equities toward their worst week since June. Fast Retailing Co. (9983), which comprises 10 percent of Japan's Nikkei 225 Stock Average, tumbled 8 percent inTokyo after Asia's biggest clothing retailer cut its forecast for annual profit. Tencent Holdings Ltd. slid 4 percent in Hong Kong, with Asia's No. 1 Internet company following yesterday's rout in U.S. technology shar...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks declined as a report showed Chinese imports unexpectedly slumped last month, outweighing gains by personal- and household-goods companies after LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA posted results. Tryg A/S lost 4 percent after reporting first-quarter net income that missed analysts' estimates. LVMH added 3.2 percent as the world's largest luxury-goods company posted the fastest growth in fashion and leather-goods sales in two years. National benchmark indexes declined in 14 of the 18 western-European markets t...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks retreated as mining companies fell after a report showed Chinese imports unexpectedly slumped last month. A gauge of commodity producers declined 0.9 percent. Tryg A/S lost 4.5 percent after reporting first-quarter net income that missed analysts' estimates. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA added 3.4 percent as the world's largest luxury-goods company posted the fastest growth in fashion and leather-goods sales in two years. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped 0.4 percent to 333.89 at 11:00 a.m. in  L...

  • In Asian Equity Markets benchmark  stock index erased gains as data showed an unexpected fall in exports from the region's biggest economy. Brokerages rose after  China's Premier spoke on plans to link theHong Kong and Shanghai bourses. Citic Securities Co. jumped 4.6 percent in Hong Kong to lead advances on the MSCI Asia Pacific Index. NSK Ltd. gained 3.3 percent in  Tokyo after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. advised buying shares of the bearings maker. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index lost as much as 1.5 percent after the...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced, after the region's equities posted their first back-to-back losses in more than three weeks, as carmakers climbed. Daimler AG rose as its chief executive officer predicted significant profit growth this year. Wirecard AG jumped 6.1 percent as a broker recommended buying the stock as the company confirmed its 2014 forecast and increased its annual dividend.  Norsk Hydro (NHY) ASA added 1.9 percent as U.S. peer Alcoa Inc. posted a higher-than-projected quarterly profit and reiterated its forecast for ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced, after the region's equities posted their first back-to-back losses in more than three weeks. Kingfisher Plc (KGF) added 1.5 percent as UBS AG recommended that investors buy the stock. Indesit Co. SpA gained 2 percent after  Il Sole 24 Ore reported Whirlpool Corp. may offer to buy the company. Norsk Hydro ASA rose 1.8 percent as U.S. peer Alcoa Inc. posted a higher-than-projected quarterly profit and reiterated its forecast for global aluminum demand to grow 7 percent this year. Arseus NV slippe...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks outside Japan rose, with a gauge of regional shares heading for the highest close in five months, as consumer companies advanced. Japanese equities fell after the yen rose the most since August. David Jones Ltd. (DJS),  Australia's biggest department store by market value, surged 23 percent after agreeing to a takeover offer from South African retail chain Woolworths Holdings Ltd.  Nissan Motor Co. (7201), which gets about 79 percent of its car sales outside Japan, slid 3 percent. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks declined for a second day as investors weighed escalating tensions between America and  Russia over the future of eastern Europe. Suedzucker AG plunged the most since at least 1998 after saying revenue and profit in the year through February 2015 will miss analysts' estimates.  Sports Direct International Plc slid the most this year after founder Mike Ashley sold a 4 percent stake.  Nokia (NOK1V) Oyj climbed the most since October after getting China's approval for the sale of its handsets...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks dropped for a second day as investors weighed escalating tensions between America and  Russia over the future of eastern  Europe. U.S. index futures and Asian shares were little changed. Suedzucker AG tumbled the most since at least 1998 after saying revenue and profit in the year through February 2015 will miss analysts' estimates.  Sports Direct International Plc slid the most this year after the Financial Times reported that founder Mike Ashley was selling a 4 percent stake. Nokia Oyj climbe...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell for a second day, following the biggest three-day rout in U.S. shares in more than two months, as health-care to technology companies retreated in  Japan. Chinese equities rose. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. lost 7.8 percent after a U.S. jury ordered the Japanese drugmaker to pay $6 billion in punitive damages over claims it hid the cancer risks of its Actos diabetes medicine to protect billions of dollars in sales. SoftBank Corp. lost 3.3 percent and Yahoo Japan Corp. fell 2.5 percent in  Tokyo. Great Wal...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell from a six-year high, posting their biggest decline in a month, as shares of technology companies tumbled. Technology shares lost 2 percent, the  most among 19 industry groups in the benchmark gauge, with United Internet AG falling 4.3 percent and ARM Holdings Plc dropping 2.4 percent. Osram Licht AG slid the most since it started trading after its spinoff from Siemens AG as Berenberg Bank lowered its rating. Altice SA jumped 11 percent, while Bouygues SA slumped the most since August 2012, after&nb...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks declined from a six-year high as technology shares tumbled following a selloff in America. Technology shares tracked by Bloomberg lost 1.2 percent. Nokia Oyj slid 2.6 percent and Alcatel-Lucent SA dropped 3 percent. Altice SA jumped 8.5 percent, while Bouygues SA slumped 5.6 percent after  Vivendi SA (VIV) agreed to sell its phone unit SFR to Altice in a deal valued at more than 17 billion euros ($23.3 billion). Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge SA gained after agreeing to merge, creating the world's biggest cemen...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell for the first time in nine days, snapping the longest winning streak on the regional gauge this year, with telecommunication and technology shares leading declines. Naver Corp. slumped 6.5 percent in  Seoul, SoftBank Corp. lost 4.6 percent in Tokyo and Tencent Holdings Ltd. fell 4.3 percent in Hong Kong as telecom and technology shares slid. Fanuc Corp., a Japanese maker of factory equipment, sank 1.7 percent, leading industrial firms lower. Japanese drug company Daiichi Sankyo Co. rose 3.3 percent after In...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose to a six-year high as  Holcim Ltd. (HOLN) and Lafarge SA rallied and a U.S. report showed that the world's biggest economy created more jobs in February than initially estimated. Holcim jumped 6.9 percent after saying it has held advanced merger discussions with Lafarge, which surged 8.9 percent. Remy Cointreau SA increased 3.6 percent following a report that Brown-Forman Corp. has considered a purchase of the cognac maker.  EasyJet Plc (EZJ) rose 2 percent after the low-cost airline said ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced, posting their longest winning streak since October, before a report that may show the U.S. economy created jobs at a faster pace last month. Mediaset SpA advanced 2.4 percent as the broadcaster controlled by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi started selling a 25 percent stake in its  Ei Towers SpA (EIT) subsidiary.EasyJet Plc (EZJ) rose 1.1 percent after the low-cost airline said more passengers took its flights last month. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.2 percent to 337....

  • In Asian Equity Markets  benchmark  stock index swung between gains and losses amid low trading volume, leaving the regional gauge on course for a second week of gains as investors await data on U.S. jobs growth. Japan's Topix index slid 0.1 percent today, paring its weekly advance to 2.5 percent. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index gained 0.2 percent. New Zealand's NZX 50 Index was little changed and South Korea's Kospi index retreated 0.3 percent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index slid 0.2 percent, led by  Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700)...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed, after climbing for seven days, as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy makers are prepared to add further measures to support the euro-area economy if necessary. BTG Plc added 1 percent after saying annual sales will be near the top of its forecast range. A gauge of European banks climbed to its highest level since January. Nokian Renkaat Oyj slipped 2.7 percent after cutting its 2014 profit and sales estimates because of weaker Russian demand. Pernod Ricard SA fell 1.2 percent ...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks were little changed, after climbing for seven days, as investors awaited the outcome of the  European Central Bank's meeting.Nokian Renkaat Oyj slid 3 percent after cutting its 2014 profit and sales estimates because of weaker Russian demand. Deutsche Bank AG dropped 1.5 percent as JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded  Germany's largest lender on capital concerns. Pernod Ricard SA fell the most in two months as Credit Suisse Group AG recommended selling the stock. BTG Plc added 2.8 percent after saying annual sale...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks climbed, putting the regional benchmark index on course for its longest winning streak this year, after data showed U.S. companies added workers and China outlined economic stimulus plans. Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), South Korea's biggest exporter of consumer electronics, rose 2.7 percent, contributing the most to the regional gauge's advance. China Railway Construction Corp. jumped 6.9 percent in Hong Kong as the government said it plans to build more than 6,600 kilometers (4,100 miles) of new rail lines this...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks climbed for a seventh day after a U.S. private-payrolls report showed companies in the world's largest economy added more workers last month and factory orders increased in February. Deutsche Post AG added 4.6 percent after  Europe's largest mail service predicted operating profit will rise through 2020. Neste Oil Oyj rallied 5.5 percent after a U.S. Senate committee proposed extending a tax credit for biodiesel. Deutsche Boerse AG dropped 2.3 percent after confirming that one of its businesses has become the...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks climbed as investors awaited reports that may show the U.S. economic recovery is gathering pace following the harsh winter. Deutsche Post AG added 3.6 percent after  Europe's largest mail service predicted operating profit will rise through 2020. Neste Oil Oyj rallied 5.3 percent after a U.S. Senate committee proposed extending a tax credit for biodiesel.  Deutsche Boerse AG dropped 2.2 percent after confirming that one of its businesses is the subject of a criminal investigation. Alcatel-Luce...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index extending its winning streak to a sixth day, after an increase in U.S. manufacturing boosted optimism about growth in the world's biggest economy. Nissan Motor Co., a Japanese carmaker that gets 34 percent of its revenue in  North America, added 2.1 percent. Renesas Electronics Corp. soared 9.3 percent in Tokyo on a report Apple Inc. is seeking to buy a stake in a unit that designs chips for liquid-crystal displays used in smartphones. Noble Group Ltd. advanced 3.8 percent...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks advanced, after the Stoxx  Europe 600 Index declined last month, as a report showed manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at a faster pace in March. Alstom SA jumped the most since November after agreeing to sell a unit to Triton. Metso Oyj soared 20 percent after Weir Group Plc proposed a merger with the Finnish maker of rock crushers. ICAP Plc rose 2.7 percent after the world's largest broker of transactions between banks forecast full-year profit will meet analysts' estimates, even as sales from its broking ...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks advanced, after the Stoxx  Europe 600 Index declined for the month, as investors awaited U.S. manufacturing data. Alstom SA jumped the most since November after agreeing to sell a unit to Triton. Metso Oyj soared 21 percent after a report that Weir Group Plc has held talks to acquire the Finnish business. ICAP Plc rose 2.4 percent after the world's largest broker of transactions between banks forecast full-year profit will meet analysts' estimates, even as sales from its broking unit continued to decline.&nb...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks swung between gains and losses as investors weighed reports on  China's manufacturing that pointed to weakness in the world's second-biggest economy. Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd., China's third-biggest developer by area sold, soared 6.3 percent in Hong Kong as investors welcomed the company's dividend and full-year earnings beat estimates. Sands China Ltd. and Galaxy Entertainment Group advanced in Hong Kong after Credit Suisse Group AG said casino revenue may rise 13 percent in March. Hong Kong's&nbs...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced, after the biggest weekly gain in more than a month, as investors awaited economic data out of Europe and America later this week. Novartis AG climbed 3.6 percent after the Swiss drugmaker said the last phase of a clinical trial showed a treatment for chronic heart failure helped patients live longer. Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA jumped to its highest price since January 2013 after its biggest investor said it is selling an additional stake. RWE AG lost 1.4 percent after UBS AG recommended avoiding the ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed, after the biggest weekly gain in more than a month, as investors awaited economic data out of  Europe and America later this week. Novartis AG advanced 3.2 percent after the Swiss drugmaker said the last phase of a clinical trial showed a treatment for chronic heart failure helped patients live longer. Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA jumped 9 percent after its biggest investor said it is selling an additional stake. Telekom Austria AG retreated 1.5 percent. Rio Tinto Group and An...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index heading for its fourth straight daily gain, as consumer shares led advances. Japan's  Topix (TPX) index added 0.6 percent as the yen held last week's losses versus the dollar with Mazda advancing 4.1 percent to 457 yen. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index of mainland shares traded in the city both rose 0.1 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index was little changed. South Korea's Kospi index fell 0.3 percent. Austra...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced, extending a weekly gain, as a measure of euro-area economic confidence rose in March more than forecast and Italian banks rallied following a government-debt sale. Intesa Sanpaolo SpA added 3.8 percent as it forecast dividend payouts of about 10 billion euros ($13.7 billion) through 2017. Pirelli & C. SpA increased 3.6 percent after reporting 2013 earnings that surpassed analysts' predictions. Resolution Ltd. and Aviva Plc led insurers lower after the U.K. financial regulator said it plans to conduct an i...