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Wall St. to dip at open as IBM results drag

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NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were poised for a slightly lower open on Monday, on the heels of a fourth week of losses for the benchmark S&P 500, as quarterly results from IBM disappointed.

Solid data, earnings push world stocks higher

LONDON - Global stocks climbed on Monday, moving further away from eight-month lows hit last week, as strong U.S. data and encouraging third-quarter earnings eased concerns about the pace of global economic recovery.

12:23pm BST

Yen recovers ground as European stocks fall

LONDON - The yen recovered some ground against the dollar on Monday as worries about global growth persisted, making investors wary of riskier assets.

1:34pm BST

Fund managers fasten seatbelts after a week of wild markets

LONDON - Even the wildest markets nearly always draw opportunists looking for profitable ways to play them. But recent volatility has hit such a level that the strongest-nerved are thinking twice.

7:02am BST

Japan firms want government action if yen weakens: Reuters poll

TOKYO - Nearly half of Japanese firms think the government should start defending the yen at this month's dollar high of 110, a Reuters survey shows, underscoring the threat that rising fuel and other import costs pose to a fragile economy.

6:19am BST

Blackstone's Wien expects U.S. markets sell-off to abate

DUBAI - The recent slump in U.S. stock prices, in which the S&P 500 index has posted four straight weekly losses for the first time in more than three years, is unlikely to go on for much longer, one of America's best-known investment strategists said on Sunday.

19 Oct 2014
World Markets

Europe shares halt rebound; Nutreco jumps after SHV bid

PARIS, Oct 20 - European shares dipped in early trading on Monday as the previous session's sharp rebound lost steam, although takeover activity boosted the shares of Nutreco , Adidas and Havas.

US STOCKS-Wall St to dip at open as IBM results drag

* Futures off: Dow 99 pts, S&P 4.25 pts, Nasdaq 0.75 pt (Updates prices, adds premarket actives)

European stocks trim Friday's gains; SAP drops after profit warning

* Nutreco, Adidas, Havas surge on M&A activity (Adds quote, detail, updates prices)

Nikkei posts biggest gain since June 2013; Abenomics in focus as ministers quit

* News GPIF raising stock allocation to 25 pct underpins sentiment * Resignation of two cabinet members a big blow to Abe - analyst By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Oct 20 - Japan's Nikkei share average surged 4.0 percent on Monday to post its biggest daily rise since June 2013 as investors took heart from upbeat U.S. data and the weaker yen lifted exporters such as Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co. Also underpinning the market was news that Japan's $1.2 trillion public pe

Hong Kong shares up, helped by U.S. data and regional markets

SHANGHAI, Oct 20 - Hong Kong shares finished slightly higher on Monday, underpinned by positive U.S. economic data and in line with regional bourses, but investors stayed cautious due to recent volatility.

9:10am BST
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