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Asia stocks hobbled by growth anxiety, China PMI fails to impress


TOKYO - Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture on Chinese manufacturing failed to impress markets.

Bond funds stock up on Treasuries in prep for market shock

BOSTON - U.S. corporate bond funds this year are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Federal Reserve policy will drag down profits at U.S. corporations.

10:45am IST

Exclusive: U.S. stock options markets agree to need for trading halts on big moves

NEW YORK - U.S. options market operators have agreed in recent months on the need for new automatic trading halts when stock options prices suddenly surge or plunge, in a bid to reduce excess volatility and blunt the impact of erroneous trades, according to five sources with knowledge of their discussions.

11:02am IST

Wall St. ends lower after shooting at Canadian parliament

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks erased earlier gains to close lower on Wednesday as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors, Boeing and Biogen sold off following results, and energy stocks fell along with oil prices. | Video

4:22am IST

Japan's Taiyo Life plans to slightly increase foreign bond holdings

TOKYO - Japan's Taiyo Life Insurance plans to continue slightly increasing its foreign bond purchases, concentrating on U.S. Treasuries, in the second half of the current fiscal year through March 2015, a senior official said on Thursday.

11:25am IST

Dollar holds steady, supported by Treasury yields, sagging euro

TOKYO - The dollar steadied on Thursday, hovering near a one-week high versus the euro, supported by a slight rise in Treasury yields following news of an uptick in U.S. inflation.

6:34am IST
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UPDATE 2-India's Wipro sees rosier end to year as U.S. clients spend

* Sees revenue growth accelerating in Q4, year ahead (Updates with detail on revenue outlook)

22 Oct 2014

Michelin, Unilever lead European shares lower as results disappoint

LONDON, Oct 23 - European stocks fell early on Thursday as weak results from French tyre-maker Michelin and consumer goods group Unilever added to a subdued tone for global equities overnight.

Euro zone growth relief helps European shares erase losses

* Erases early losses after strong PMIs from Germany, euro zone

Hong Kong shares fall, China manufacturing caps losses

SHANGHAI, Oct 23 - Hong Kong main share index finished lower on Thursday in line with regional bourses, but further declines were capped by slightly stronger China manufacturing activity.

1:43pm IST
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