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Asian shares rise, U.S. jobs data in focus

Asian shares rose on Thursday, shrugging off weak U.S. data overnight that raised concerns ahead of Friday's key employment figures, as investors covered positions ahead of the Easter holidays.

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Traders

Stock futures flat at start of second quarter

U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, with investors reluctant to keep pushing shares higher after both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed out their ninth straight quarter of advances.

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Frankfurt stock exchange

Solid start to second quarter for European stocks, dollar

European stock markets made solid starts to the second quarter on Wednesday as data pointing to a gradual recovery in the euro zone economy gave investors fresh impetus after their blowout first few months of the year.

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Solar Power

Global green energy investment climbs after two-year decline

Global green energy investment surged in 2014, after two years of decline, due to a solar boom in China and Japan and record offshore wind investment in Europe, a U.N.-backed report showed.

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Moscow

Hamleys opens its largest toy store in Moscow despite economic crisis

British toy store Hamleys opened its largest shop in the world on Tuesday in central Moscow despite an economic downturn in Russia that is forcing buyers to cut back on spending.

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IntercontinentalExchange Inc.

NYSE Arca exchange glitch hampers trading in popular ETFs

Intercontinental Exchange Inc's (ICE.N) NYSE Arca had a technical glitch on Tuesday that resulted in some of the most popular exchange-traded funds being temporarily unavailable for trading and some investors paying more for stocks than they otherwise may have.

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Warren Buffett

Berkshire's Buffett says Grexit 'may not be bad' for euro zone: CNBC

Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said Tuesday that an exit by Greece from the euro zone could be constructive for the region.

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Wall Street

Wall St. earnings estimates may not foretell currency impact

Wall street analysts may be inadequately accounting for the dollar’s sharp rise in the first quarter, setting up a scenario in which some multinationals may miss already low consensus estimates - and their shares sell off as a result.

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Nasdaq Marketsite

Wall St. retreats but S&P, Nasdaq post quarterly gains

U.S. stocks ended down on Tuesday in a retreat from the previous session's sharp rally as energy shares declined and the dollar edged up, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their ninth straight quarterly rise.

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NYSE

Wall Street dips after rally; indexes set for quarterly gain N

U.S. stock fell on Tuesday in a modest retreat from the previous session's sharp rally, though major indexes remained on track for a positive first quarter and the S&P 500 was set for its ninth straight quarterly rise.

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Bill Ackman

Ackman says shutting Herbalife down is key to him

Hedge fund mogul William Ackman, who has spent more than two years accusing Herbalife Ltd (HLF.N) of running a pyramid scheme, said on Monday that shutting down the company is "one of the most important things" he can do.

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Traders

Wall St. rebounds from recent losses; deals help

U.S. stocks climbed more than 1 percent on Monday, rebounding from a sharp decline last week, helped by deal activity in healthcare and a bounce in energy shares.

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Euro Notes

Euro hurt by Greek uncertainty, dollar helped by rate outlook

The euro fell on Monday, hurt by uncertainty over whether Greece and its international creditors will be able to strike a deal that will help Athens secure funding before it runs out of money by April 20.

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George Soros

Soros says ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if West helps

Billionaire financier George Soros is ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine, if Western countries help private investment there. He also put the odds of Greece leaving the euro at a third, in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard.

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Japan's Nikkei

Asia shares swing higher as China nears seven year high

Asian stock markets rose on Monday, with China stocks nearing a seven-year peak on hopes for more infrastructure spending and policy stimulus, while oil prices suffered further from excess supply.

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