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Maerket Watch | Markets: Stocks Mixed Data After Data

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke uses his first-ever press conference to tell markets that policy will stay on hold. • Bernanke: He’s not Mr. Charisma (First Take) • Text of FOMC statement U.S. stock futures add to losses after the latest round of economic data. • First-quarter U.S. growth slows to 1.8% • New requests for U.S. jobless benefits surge EUROPEAN MARKETS Deutsche Bank shines European markets rise in the wake of a U.S. rally on Wednesday after the Fed statement. • WPP, miners up, AstraZeneca off in London ASIAN MARKETS Korean steel makers face opportunities, risks Japan’s recent disasters could create opportunities for South Korean steel makers including industry

MarketWatch | Markets

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European stocks rise, led by Alcatel-Lucent European stock markets open mostly higher with shares of Alcatel-Lucent rising on a broker upgrade and shares of ASML Holding NV off after results. 9 min ago 3:48 a.m. April 13, 2011 Schneider Electric says not in talks with Tyco MADRID (MarketWatch) -- France's Schneider Electric SA said Wednesday that it is not currently in discussions with Tyco International Ltd. about a potential strategic tie-up. A report in The Wall Street Journal published on Wednesday said Schneider had made a preliminary bid worth $30 billion for the U.S. security-systems company, citing people familiar with the matter. The WSJ said the board was "studying the proposal," and that the bid was a "surprise." One source said Tyco was unlikely to accept such an offer and would wa

MarketWatch | Markets: Europe & Middle East | Asia | Emerging Markets

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Europe and Middle East Markets » Gold, oil can gain as unrest eases: Brynjolfsson The unrest sweeping through the Middle East is already priced into oil, says hedge fund manager John Brynjolfsson, who says he likes the commodity because of long-term pressures on supply. Gold should reach $2,000 within a year, he says. 6:55 p.m. Today 6:55 p.m. March 31, 2011   Nasdaq ekes out gain, but chip sector slips Intel shares slip after an analyst cuts the chip giant’s price target on ‘downticking’ PC trends. 5:10 p.m. Today Asia Markets » Dollar gains vs. rivals on hawkish Fed talk  The dollar is higher ahead of U.S. jobs data after another Federal Reserve official hints that interest rates could be headed higher. 17 min ago 11:36 p.m. March 31, 2011   India goes wild

MarketWatch | Markets: U.S. futures hold steady ahead of jobless data

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MarketWatch Markets | Bulls Bet Back In The Game

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Bulls get back in the game ASIA MARKETS Japan’s impact on Asia stocks is psychological Asian markets may have more to lose from the impact on sentiment from the tragic aftermath of Japan’s earthquake than from any direct impact on corporate earnings or overseas assets. • Asian stocks fall, but end off lows • Opinion split over Japanese intervention EUROPEAN MARKETS Stocks rise; eyes on G-7 European stock markets rebound from the prior session’s deep losses, as traders keep a wary eye on developments out of Japan. • Mining sector leads London stocks to gains INDIAN MARKETS India hikes rates The Reserve Bank of India raises a pair of key interest rates, citing new risks from crude-oil prices and demand-side pressures.

Stock futures edge lower ahead of GDP data | MarketWatch | Markets

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Special Financial Services   Indications: Stock futures edge lower ahead of GDP data   By Simon Kennedy MarketWatch 1/28/2011 06:11:39 AM U.S. stock futures edge lower ahead of the release of U.S. fourth-quarter gross domestic product.  See full story Edit or Delete this Alert