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S.Korea stocks jump tracking Wall Street; won climbs

* KOSPI index climbs; foreigners buy * Korean won gains versus U.S. dollar * South Korea bond yields up SEOUL, Oct 17 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index added more than 1 percent on Wednesday, tracking overnight gains in Wall Street which surged on upbeat earnings reports. The Korean won strengthened against the dollar, while bond yields climbed. ** As of 0129 GMT, the KOSPI was up 31.25 points or 1.46 percent at

Swiss lose competitiveness crown to U.S. in revamped global rankings

GENEVA, Oct 17 Switzerland's nine-year streak as the world's most competitive economy came to an end on Wednesday, dethroned by the United States in an annual league table published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Bonds, Markets, Technology, Davos 6:01pm EDT

Fresenius Medical cuts 2018 targets after results disappoint

BERLIN, Oct 16 German dialysis specialist Fresenius Medical Care cut its 2018 sales and net income target on Tuesday after its U.S business did not perform as well as expected in the third quarter.

Earnings 5:39pm EDT

Cost of blood pressure drug surges in U.S. after recall

NEW YORK, Oct 16 Prices for two dosages of the blood pressure drug valsartan rose more than any other drug in the United States in September, following a recall of much of the drug's supply.

Stock Quote, 5:18pm EDT

UPDATE 2-Minnesota accuses insulin makers of deceptive drug pricing

Oct 16 Minnesota's attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing drug manufacturers Sanofi SA, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly and Co of deceptively raising prices for insulin.

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Johnson & Johnson $136.56 +1.95%
Pfizer Inc $43.93 +1.88%
UnitedHealth Group Inc $272.57 +4.73%

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