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wallstreet1-103112_23Apr14.jpg Stocks are seeing modest weakness in early trading on Wednesday after moving notably higher over the past several sessions. The major averages have all moved to the downside, although selling pressure has remained relatively subdued.
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Following the strong upward move seen over the past few sessions, stocks may give back some ground in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 6 points.
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Wall Street's resilience may give way to fears, especially with the major averages running up quite nicely in recent sessions, thanks to strong earnings and economic data. The major U.S. index futures point to a narrowly mixed opening. Weak manufacturing data released by China has rendered the mood cautious....
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European stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors took some profits off the table following the previous session's rally. Traders are also digesting a slew of earnings reports and data out of China, which showed that activity in the Chinese manufacturing sector contracted for a fourth straight month...

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M&A, Earnings News Leads To Continued Strength On Wall Street - U.S. Commentary



After trending higher over the past several sessions, stocks saw some further upside during trading on Tuesday. A positive reaction to the latest corporate news contributed to the continued buying interest, lifting the Dow and the S&P 500 back near their record highs.
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Sensex Closes At Fresh Record High Amid F&O Expiry



Indian shares hit fresh record highs on Wednesday, with sentiment aided by sustained buying by foreign funds. The benchmark indexes hit record highs for a third consecutive session, as capital goods and banking stocks rallied, offsetting weakness in the oil/gas and IT sectors. Global cues were mixed,...
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Indian Shares Seen Opening Flat Ahead Of F&O Expiry



Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are up slightly, indicating a flat-to-higher opening on Wednesday ahead of the expiry of April derivative contracts later in the day. Rupee movements would be watched closely after the currency extended its recent slide to hit a one-month low on Tuesday on persistent...
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Dollar Barely Budges Ahead Of Easter Break



The dollar was narrowly mixed in quiet dealing versus other majors on Thursday, as traders got a head start on the Easter holiday. There was little reaction to the day's economic news, including a slightly downbeat reading on the U.S. jobs sector. The dollar was steady at $1.3812 versus the euro,...
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German Stocks Retreat After Rally



German stocks declined on Wednesday as investors took some profits off the table following the previous session's rally. Traders are also digesting a slew of earnings reports and data out of China, which showed that activity in the Chinese manufacturing sector contracted for a fourth straight month in...
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Bay Street Headed For Lower Opening



Canadian stocks look set for a slightly lower start Wednesday, weighed by a report showing Chinese factory activity to have contracted for the fourth straight month in April.
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Gold Prices Come Off 10-week Low



Gold prices are edging higher on Wednesday morning, coming off a ten-week low, with the ongoing unrest in Ukraine triggering some buying in the yellow metal. However, gold's gains are limited due to fairly steady global equities markets and a likely fall in demand for the metal from China. Gold...
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Treasuries Close Nearly Flat For Second Straight Day



Treasuries moved modestly lower in early trading on Tuesday but recovered over the course of the session to close nearly flat for the second straight day. Bond prices climbed well off their worst levels before moving roughly sideways going into the close.
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