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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
* Sees revenue growth accelerating in Q4, year ahead (Updates with detail on revenue outlook)
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.
* Erases early losses after strong PMIs from Germany, euro zone
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.
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