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Asian shares hit by Wall St. fall, China PMI in focus

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TOKYO - Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices revived investor concerns over slowing global growth, as markets nervously waited for Chinese and European manufacturing reports later in the day.

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

6:52pm EDT

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.

9:04pm EDT

Fresh turbulence tests post-crisis financial markets

LONDON - A dramatic upswing in volatility is putting post-crisis financial markets to the test, as curbs on banks' ability to take risks and an increase in technology-driven trading expose potential new cracks in the system.

5:51pm EDT

U.S. bond futures jump, traders cite delivery changes

- U.S. 30-year Treasury bond futures for June 2015 surged on Wednesday as the rest of the bond market was weaker on less worrisome data on domestic inflation. [US/]

3:54pm EDT

U.S. defense shares up as arms makers boost profit, margins

WASHINGTON - Shares of U.S. weapons makers rose broadly on Wednesday after a spate of third-quarter results showed continued growth in earnings and operating margins despite weaker revenue.

1:11pm EDT
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UPDATE 2-U.S. prosecutors probe Takata Corp over statements -WSJ

NEW YORK, Oct 22 - U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of defective air bags it sold to automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Europe shares dip on report of stress-test failures

PARIS, Oct 22 - European shares reversed early gains and dipped on Wednesday morning, with traders citing worries over potential failures in the European Central Bank's ongoing bank stress tests.

Earnings, U.S. data help European shares regain after stress-test scare

* Spanish news agency says 11 EU banks to fail stress test (Adds closing prices with no other changes to text)

European Markets, Stocks 12:29pm EDT

Nikkei rallies on ECB hopes; Apple-related shares soar

By Thomas Wilson TOKYO, Oct 22 - Japanese stocks climbed more than 2 percent on Wednesday as the prospect of the European Central Bank taking further action to stimulate the faltering eurozone economy boosted investor sentiment. The Nikkei share average rose 2.6 percent to close at 15,195.77 points, more than recouping Tuesday's losses. Shares in Japanese suppliers to Apple Inc soared, with Foster Electric Co rising 5.4 percent and Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Lt

Asian Markets, Stocks 2:09am EDT

Hong Kong shares post best day in 7 weeks, oil sector supports

SHANGHAI, Oct 22 - Hong Kong shares had its best daily gain since early September, underpinned by a rally in U.S. shares and optimism the Chinese government will roll out more stimulus to prop up growth.

Financials, Technology 4:13am EDT

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