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Japanese Stocks Declined as Exports Slow Amid Euro Debt Crisis

Canon Inc. (7751), a camera maker that gets a third of its revenue in Europe, fell 1.4 percent after a report Japan’s trade surplus narrowed on a stronger yen and weak overseas demand. Brokerages led declines after Nomura Holdings Inc. (8604) said individual investors are buying fewer stocks. Komatsu Ltd. (6301), a ...
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U.S. stock indexes open with moderate losses

Financeroll - U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday as an improving U.S. labor market helped stem, but not override, worries about Europe's debt troubles.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 77.19 points at 12,341.23. The S&P 500 dropped 6.92 points to 1,270.38. The Nasdaq Composite fell nearly two points to 2,646.45. The profit forecasts damped optimism about corporate earnings growth heading ...
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U.S. stock futures sink on Europe bank woes

Financeroll - U.S. stock futures lost ground Thursday, pointing to a lower open for Wall Street as European shares sink amid worries over bank capital while investors await U.S. weekly jobless claims and private payrolls data. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 86 points to 12,270. S&P 500 Index futures dropped 11 points to 1,262, while Nasdaq 100 futures declined ...
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Hong Kong shares close up 0.5 pct

Financeroll - Hong Kong shares rose on Thursday, boosted by strength in oil plays, but weak turnover and strength in defensives pointed to caution on renewed euro zone fears in global markets, with a French bond auction later in the day the latest flash point. The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.46 percent at 18,813.41. The China Enterprises Index of top mainland ...
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European stocks opened slightly higher

Financeroll - European stock futures were little changed before a French bond sale and a report that may show the American service industry grew the fastest in three months. U.S. index futures and Asian shares declined. Futures on the Euro Stoxx 50 Index expiring in March lost 0.1 percent to 2,344 at 7:32 a.m. in London, while FTSE 100 Index futures advanced ...
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Nikkei stock average fell 0.8 percent

Financeroll - Japanese stocks fell, driving down the Nikkei 225 Stock Average the most in more than two weeks, on signs Europe’s debt crisis is worsening. Olympus Corp. the camera maker mired in an accounting scandal, rebounded. Canon Inc. which depends on Europe for almost a third of its sales, lost 1.2 percent after the euro fell to an 11-year low against ...
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Korean shares first trade inching up

Financeroll - South Korean shares ended with fractional gains after a choppy first trading session of 2012, as data showing a stronger-than expected growth in December exports supported the market despite contraction in monthly manufacturing activity. Taiwanese shares fell sharply, however, pressured after weak manufacturing data and concerns about unresolved debt troubles in the euro zone. Trading volumes were thin as ...
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Korean shares first trade inching up

Financeroll - South Korean shares ended with fractional gains after a choppy first trading session of 2012, as data showing a stronger-than expected growth in December exports supported the market despite contraction in monthly manufacturing activity. Taiwanese shares fell sharply, however, pressured after weak manufacturing data and concerns about unresolved debt troubles in the euro zone. Trading volumes were thin as ...
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Nikkei snap losing streak

Financeroll - Japanese stocks (TPX) rose on the year’s last trading day, with the Nikkei 225 (NKY) Stock Average advancing for the first time in four days, as falling U.S. jobless claims and improving home sales signaled the world’s largest economy is weathering Europe’s debt crisis. Sony Corp. (6758), which earns 20 percent of its sales in the U.S., gained 0.9 percent. Mitsui & ...
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U.S. stocks opened higher

Financeroll - U.S. stocks opened higher Thursday, recovering some of the prior day's losses, after Italian borrowing costs fell at a government debt auction. And, U.S. jobless claims came in at 381,000, up from 366,000 the prior week. This is the fourth week that claims have held below 400,000, which is considered a breakeven point in job creation. After dropping 139.94 points ...
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