LONDON - Global stocks were back on the front foot on Thursday, as upbeat earnings from tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook helped shake off some of the jitters that have hit the sector in recent weeks.
NEW YORK - The U.S. dollar gave up its gains on the euro and yen on Thursday as risk aversion due to rising tensions along the Russia/Ukraine border took precedence.
NEW YORK - Foreigners bought the lowest amount of U.S. 10-year Treasuries notes at auction in a year, according to Treasury Department data released on Wednesday.
LONDON - A group of British public sector pension funds has heaped pressure on Barclays ahead of its annual general meeting by saying it has governance concerns over the company's search for a new chairman.
NEW YORK - The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, which processes all U.S. stock and fixed income trades, said on Wednesday it supports shortening the settlement cycle for U.S. equities, corporate and municipal bonds, and unit investment trust trades.
* Indexes down: Dow 0.2 pct, S&P 0.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct (Updates to open)
LONDON, April 24 - New signs of an escalation in tensions in Ukraine hit European stock markets on Thursday, with Germany's DAX index underperforming the broader market pullback.
TOKYO, April 24 - Tokyo stocks fell Thursday on news that a U.S.-Japan trade pact was not yet finalised after a meeting between the two countries' leaders and on investor caution before a series of Japanese corporate earnings reports. The Nikkei share average closed down 1 percent at 14,404.99 while the broader Topix index fell 0.8 percent to 1,164.90, with trading volume slightly below the average in the past month. The new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.8 percent to 10,598.50.
BEIJING, April 24 - Hong Kong shares posted modest gains on Thursday, helped by a strong rebound in some telecoms shares after the previous session's sell-off, and by company results.
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