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Asian shares slump as Ukraine tensions flare


TOKYO - Asian shares slumped on Friday, after flaring Ukraine tensions spoiled investor risk appetite and bolstered the safe-haven yen. | Video

Yen supported on Ukraine tensions, euro braces for inflation test

SYDNEY - The safe-haven yen held firm on Friday, while the euro was on track to post its second straight month of declines as tensions between Ukraine and Russia flared again.

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Wall Street loses ground on Ukraine worry

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday after the latest tension between Ukraine and Russia snapped the focus of investors back to the volatile region, but U.S. economic data helped curb losses.

28 Aug 2014

Emerging market stock and bond inflows slow in August: IIF

WASHINGTON - Emerging markets took in only $9 billion in stock and bond investments in August, below the average for the past three months and lackluster even compared to prior Augusts, a global financial industry group said on Wednesday.

27 Aug 2014

Banks' pressure stalls opening of U.S. derivatives trading platform

- The first interdealer trading platform aimed at opening up credit derivatives markets to new competition has hit roadblocks due to resistance from some banks that dominate such trading, according to several people familiar with the situation.

27 Aug 2014

U.S.-based stock funds attract $2.6 billion in latest week: ICI

NEW YORK - Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $2.6 billion into stock funds in the week ended Aug. 20 on a rebound in risk appetite, data from the Investment Company Institute showed on Wednesday.

27 Aug 2014
World Markets

Europe shares, euro, Bund yields fall on renewed Ukraine worries

LONDON, Aug 28 - European shares, the euro currency and Bund yields fell on Thursday after the Ukrainian president said Russian forces had invaded his country.

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St edges lower on Ukraine; data softens decline

NEW YORK, Aug 28 - U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday after the latest spark of tensions between Ukraine and Russian forces, snapping investors' focus back on the volatile region, but the latest batch of U.S. economic data helped curb losses.

Nikkei falls on Ukraine woes, but hopes of domestic buying limit losses

* Trust banks may be buying Topix - analysts * Nikkei off 1.0 pct for week, off 1.7 pct for month * Pioneer tumbles after dissolving alliance with Sharp By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Aug 29 - Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday morning as tensions in the Ukraine conflict flared up again, but hopes that domestic investors would start buying up large-cap stocks limited the losses. The Nikkei dropped 0.5 percent to 15,376.16 in mid-morning trade. For the week, the N

China shares rise as aviation stocks jump, Hong Kong slips again

* Macau casinos down as outlook remains weak (Updates to midday)

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