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Apple shares jump 8 percent, Asian stocks lag


SYDNEY - Shares in tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook held hefty after-hours gains on Thursday as their results handily outpaced Wall Street expectations, though Asian markets managed only a muted cheer on the news. | Video

Wall Street snaps six-day run; Apple to split stock

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday to snap a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector.

3:17am IST

Kiwi flies on hawkish RBNZ, euro eyes ECB speech

SYDNEY - The New Zealand dollar rallied on Thursday after the country's central bank lifted interest rates and signaled more hikes ahead, while caution ahead of a speech by the European Central Bank kept the euro subdued.

5:25am IST

Foreigners buy fewest U.S. 10-year bonds in a year

NEW YORK - Foreigners bought the lowest amount of U.S. 10-year Treasuries notes at auction in a year, according to Treasury Department data released on Wednesday.

1:52am IST

Pension funds pile pressure on Barclays over governance

LONDON - A group of British public sector pension funds has heaped pressure on Barclays ahead of its annual general meeting by saying it has governance concerns over the company's search for a new chairman.

5:52am IST

Settlement time for U.S. trades closer to being shortened

NEW YORK - The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, which processes all U.S. stock and fixed income trades, said on Wednesday it supports shortening the settlement cycle for U.S. equities, corporate and municipal bonds, and unit investment trust trades.

23 Apr 2014
World Markets

US STOCKS-Wall St snaps six-day run; Apple to split stock

* Dow off 0.1 pct; S&P 500 down 0.2 pct; Nasdaq off 0.8 pct (Adds Apple results, split)

Ericsson leads Europe shares lower with focus on PMIs

LONDON, April 23 - European shares edged lower on Wednesday after strong gains in the previous session, pegged back following an earnings miss from Ericsson and weaker-than-expected French data.

Tech leads European shares lower as Ericsson, ARM disappoint

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.6 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.7 pct

Nikkei set for test of 8-mth highs above 10,000

TOKYO, Dec 19 - Japan's Nikkei share average is set to test eight-month highs above 10,000 on Wednesday as investor appetite is boosted by signs of progress in the U.S. fiscal talks and expectations of aggressive monetary easing under the new Japanese government. Market players said the Nikkei was likely to trade between 9,950 to 10,100 on Wednesday, after Nikkei futures in Chicago closed at 10,030, up 90 points from the close in Osaka of 9,940. If the Nikkei tops the 10,000

19 Dec 2012

Hong Kong shares fall 1 pct on telecoms sell-off

BEIJING, April 23 - Hong Kong stocks fell 1 percent on Wednesday, hurt by a sell-off in telecoms shares after the mainland's biggest carrier China Mobile posted its third straight quarterly decline in profits.

23 Apr 2014
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