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Asian stocks subdued on Ukraine caution in holiday-thinned trade


TOKYO - Asian stock markets started the week on a subdued note on Monday, as tensions in Ukraine kept investors cautious amid an absence of catalysts as several markets remained closed for the Easter holiday.

Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July

NEW YORK - Stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results. | Video

17 Apr 2014

U.S. funds warn of risks from sanctions against Russia

BOSTON - U.S. fund managers warned this month of risks shareholders could face from current or future Western sanctions against Russia, underscoring the stakes for emerging-markets investors arising out of the turmoil in Ukraine.

20 Apr 2014

Dollar firms vs yen, but gains limited as market eyes Ukraine

TOKYO - The dollar edged higher versus the yen on Monday, though a tense situation in Ukraine was likely to keep traders on their toes, with some markets still closed for the Easter holiday.

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China home price inflation cools to eight-month low in March

BEIJING - China's home price inflation slowed to an eight-month low in March, extending to a third month a loss of momentum in a property market that has been a strong spot in the world's second-largest economy.

17 Apr 2014

China allows gold imports via Beijing, sources say, amid reserves buying talk

SINGAPORE - China has begun allowing gold imports through its capital Beijing, sources familiar with the matter said, in a move that would help keep purchases by the world's top bullion buyer discreet at a time when it might be boosting official reserves.

20 Apr 2014
World Markets

PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - April 21

April 21 - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

European shares' rebound stalls; Remy, SAP sink

PARIS, April 17 - European shares were steady in early trade on Thursday, halting the previous session's rebound as lower-than-expected U.S. results and a warning by SAP over the negative impact of a strong euro eclipsed dovish comments from the Fed.

European shares end higher on upbeat U.S. company results

LONDON, April 17 - European equities finished higher on Thursday after losing ground earlier in the session, with upbeat results from major U.S. companies like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and General Electric improving sentiment.

Stocks, European Markets, 17 Apr 2014

Nikkei hits 2 wk-high in subdued trade, non-banks surge on rule change talk

* Nikkei rises 0.6 pct, Topix up 0.4 pct * Nonbank shares soar on report of possible easing of rules * Trading quiet as many global markets closed for Easter * Investors eye corporate earnings By Tomo Uetake TOKYO, April 21 - Japanese shares climbed to a two-week high on Monday morning, led by gains in nonbank lenders on a media report the government is considering easing rules in the industry, though trading activity was thin due to the Easter. The benchmark N

Stocks, Asian Markets, 20 Apr 2014

China shares down on IPO worries, losses limited by energy stocks

* Fears new listings will dilute capital dent market confidence

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