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    Canadian stock index futures indicated a lower open on Thursday ahead of inflation data and as disappointing earnings from Google and IBM dampened the previous session's upbeat tone. June futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.07 percent at 0715 ET. Canadian inflation data is due at 0830 ET.

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    * Sterling strong near 4-1/2-year high vs dollar. * Trading winds down ahead of Easter holidays. * Yellen stresses need for interest rates to stay low. By Anirban Nag. The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance in comments.

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    European stock indices headed lower on the final day of trading before the Easter break as violence in Ukraine conspired with a string of lackluster corporate bulletins to fuel nervousness. The Ukraine government said it killed three pro-Russian fighters in the east of the country in a raid.

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    Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday, with Japan moderating after its strong gains in the previous session, while Australia was reassured by comments from the chairwoman of the U.S. The region took a positive lead from the U.S., where Wall Street moved higher, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq recovering from a selloff that saw Internet and biotechnology companies hit hard in recent sessions. Supporting regional sentiment was Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, who...

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    LONDON-- European stocks pulled lower Thursday, with investors assessing a crop of quarterly corporate updates and monitoring diplomatic talks in Geneva about the crisis in Ukraine. The Stoxx Europe 600 lost 0.2% to 330.18, led by a 5.6% drop in Remy Cointreau SA after the spirits maker warned of a decline in full-year operating profit. Shares of Diageo PLC fell 4.4% after the liquor company.

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    * Sterling strong near 4-1/2 year high vs dollar. * Trading activity winding down ahead of Easter holidays. * Yellen stresses need for interest rates to stay low. By Anirban Nag. The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance in comments which gave the euro and the yen a lift.

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    * FTSEurofirst 300 falls 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.3 pct. * Remy Cointreau, Diageo report weak China demand. * Euro strength knocks back SAP outlook. * Major European markets shut on Friday, Monday. By Alistair Smout.

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    European shares were steady in early trade on Thursday, halting the previous session's rebound as lower-than-expected U.S. results and a warning by SAP over the negative impact of a strong euro eclipsed dovish comments from the Fed. Investors were also reluctant to chase stocks higher ahead of the Easter holiday weekend, and as tensions in Ukraine continued to rise.

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    * Asia shares mostly higher, Nikkei ends flat. * Google and IBM fall after hours as earnings disappoint. By Wayne Cole. Asian share markets crept higher on Thursday as dovish comments from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve lifted Wall Street while weighing on the dollar, with trade light heading into the Easter holidays.

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    TOKYO, April 17- Japan's Nikkei share average ended flat in choppy trade on Thursday as profit-taking from the previous day's large gains offset optimism that the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for an extended period. The Nikkei share average ended flat at 14,417.53 after a volatile session that saw the index move between positive and...

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    Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat to up by 1 point on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * The UK blue chip index closed up by 42.56 points, or 0.7 percent, at 6,584.17 points on Wednesday.

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    Investors were also reluctant to chase stocks higher ahead of long Easter weekend and as tensions in Ukraine continued to rise. Ahead of a meeting of Foreign ministers from Russia and the West in Geneva on Thursday, separatists flew the Russian flag on armoured vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to...

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    * BOJ Kuroda sticks to upbeat stance on economy. * Trading activity winding down ahead of Easter holidays. * Yellen stresses need for interest rates to stay low. By Lisa Twaronite and Ian Chua.

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    Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Thursday, reflecting the absence of catalysts with Tokyo equities held to a narrow range after the previous session's surge. An auction of 1.2 trillion yen 20-year government bonds was well received by the market, with the bid-to-cover ratio, a gauge of demand, rising to 3.99 from 3.69 at the previous sale last month.

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    - China's Weibo Corp (WB), a Twitter-like messaging service company, raised a less-than-expected $286 million after it cut the size of its U.S. initial public offering amid a selloff in technology shares and concerns about slowing user growth. The offering comes ahead of the much-anticipated IPO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which holds stake in Weibo.

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    * IPO priced at $17 per ADS. * Sold 16.8 million ADSs, raising about $286 mln. * Initially planned to sell 20 mln ADSs at $17-$19 each. China's Weibo Corp (WB), a Twitter-like messaging service company, raised a less-than-expected $286 million after it cut the size of its U.S. initial public offering amid a selloff in technology shares and concerns about slowing user growth.

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    * Asia shares mostly higher, moves modest. * Google and IBM fall after hours as earnings disappoint. By Wayne Cole. Asian share markets eked out gains on Thursday as dovish comments from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve combined with an upbeat economic assessment from the central bank to lift Wall Street for a third straight session.

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    * Asia shares mostly higher, gains modest as yet. * Google and IBM fall after hours as earnings disappoint. By Wayne Cole. Asian share markets were trying to rally on Thursday as dovish comments from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve coupled with an upbeat economic assessment from the central bank to lift Wall Street for a third straight session.