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U.S. shares gain despite IBM hit, build on Japan stocks surge

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NEW YORK - A measure of global equity markets rose on Monday after strong U.S. corporate results lifted Wall Street, despite a quarterly earnings miss from IBM, building on positive sentiment that grew out of a surge in Japanese shares.

U.S. stocks end higher despite drag from IBM

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday on investor hopes for a strong earnings season, but IBM's disappointing results limited gains.

10:08pm BST

Dollar extends modest losses, volumes wane ahead of data

NEW YORK - Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a dearth of new data and modest price changes in global markets, save for Japan where stocks rallied on possible public pension fund spending, which helped boost the yen.

9:07pm BST

Exclusive: Glencore, traders retreat from moving Canadian crude by rail - sources

CALGARY Alberta - Spot crude-by-rail volumes are down in Canada as traders and marketers including Glencore PLC are deterred by stronger heavy oil prices that have erased arbitrage opportunities to ship cheap crude from landlocked Alberta to higher-priced U.S. markets, industry sources said.

6:33pm BST

Loomis Sayles bought junk bonds during sell-off last week: Fuss

NEW YORK - Dan Fuss, vice chairman and senior portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles, said he purchased some below investment-grade credits during last week's sell-off at "reasonably priced levels," bringing his portfolio cash levels down to 22 percent from 26 percent.

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Areva chief Oursel to step down for health reasons

PARIS - Struggling French nuclear engineering group Areva said on Monday its Chairman and Chief Executive Luc Oursel had decided to step down for health reasons.

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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-U.S. stocks end higher despite drag from IBM

* Dow up 0.12 pct, S&P up 0.91 pct, Nasdaq up 1.35 pct (Adds market close, volume, Apple stock price)

European stocks fall, led by tech shares after SAP profit warning

* Nutreco, Adidas, Havas surge on M&A activity (Updates with closing 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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