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    *China GDP grows 7.4 pct, slightly ahead of forecasts* European shares rebound, Wall Street rallies, Yahoo shines* Oil rises close to $110 on mounting Ukraine tension By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, April 16- Global equity markets advanced broadly on Wednesday after China reported growth that beat expectations, providing relief to investors worried about the Chinese...

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    *Canadian dollar at C $1.1018 or 90.76 U.S. cents* Bond prices mostly lower across the maturity curve* Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady* Central bank notes risk of weak inflation By Alastair Sharp TORONTO, April 16- The Canadian dollar ended at its weakest level versus its U.S. counterpart in more than a week on Wednesday after the Bank of Canada extended...

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    Shares of Burberry Group plc (BBRYF)   were up 2.83% to $49.27 today. The British luxury retailer said strong sales in China and South Korea helped second half revenue increase by 19% to $2.17 billion, ahead of analyst expectations.

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    TORONTO, April 16- Canada's main stock index climbed on Wednesday after supportive comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and bullish economic data from China helped drive gains in every major sector. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 142.60 points, or 1 percent, at 14,446.52.

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    Shares of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (BSYBF) are up 2.53% to $60.46 after it was reported that the entertainment and communications provider joined with Discovery to bid on the U.K.'s Channel 5 TV station, according to Bloomberg. Viacom (VIA) is also involved, sources said. Northern & Shell owns Channel 5, which airs a number of popular shows. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks.

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    *China GDP grows 7.4 pct, slightly ahead of forecasts* European shares rebound, Wall Street rallies, Yahoo shines* Oil rises close to $110 on mounting Ukraine tension By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, April 16- Global equity markets advanced broadly on Wednesday after China reported growth that beat expectations, providing relief to investors worried about the Chinese...

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    By Myra P. Saefong and William L. Watts, MarketWatch. SAN FRANCISCO-- Gold futures settled with a gain on Wednesday as traders assessed a speech from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, while copper prices climbed following data showing China's economy slowed somewhat less than feared. Gold for June delivery tacked on $3.20, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,303.50 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange after touching a low of $1,293.50 in electronic trading.

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    *China GDP grows 7.4 pct, slightly ahead of forecasts* European shares rebound, Wall Street rallies, Yahoo shines* Oil rises close to $110 on mounting Ukraine tension By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, April 16- Global equity markets advanced broadly on Wednesday after China reported growth that beat expectations, providing relief to investors worried about the Chinese...

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    *Canadian dollar at C $1.1024 or 90.71 U.S. cents* Bond prices mostly lower across the maturity curve* Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady* Bank notes risk of weak inflation By Solarina Ho TORONTO, April 16- The Canadian dollar softened to its weakest level against the greenback in more than 1-1/ 2 weeks on Wednesday after the Bank of Canada extended its 3-1/ 2...

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    By Asher Levine SAO PAULO, April 16- Latin American stocks rose on Wednesday as investors breathed a sigh of relief after economic growth data from China, a major trade partner for the region, came in better than expected. China is Brazil's top trading partner and a big purchaser of Latin American commodity exports such as iron ore, soybeans and copper.

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    LONDON-- Rebounding from a decline, U.K.' s FTSE 100 index moved higher on Wednesday, supported by gains for Sports Direct International (SDIPF) and Tesco (TSCDF). Investors largely shrugged off better-than-expected U.K. labor-market data. The London benchmark gained 0.7% to close at 6,584.17, climbing back after a 0.6% loss from Tuesday.

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    LONDON-- European stock markets posted solid gains on Wednesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth data encouraged investors to move back into riskier assets and weak euro-zone inflation added more pressure on the European Central Bank to loosen policy. The Stoxx Europe 600 index jumped 1.3% to close at 330.82, recovering from its 1% loss on Tuesday, when sentiment was hampered by escalating tensions in Ukraine. The index moved a notch higher in the afternoon when the...

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    Greece's new five-year bond returned on Wednesday to the yield at which it was sold last week, after a turbulent few days of trading. The bond issue - which was Greece's first in four years and came just two years after the country defaulted - was issued at a yield of 4.95 percent last Thursday.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Yingli Green Holding Co. said Wednesday it has created a fund in partnership with a Chinese private-equity firm to invest in solar projects in China, taking a step toward becoming a solar developer. The plan is to invest about $160 million, with the solar-panel manufacturer holding a 51% stake of the partnership with Shanghai Sailing Capital Management Co. Ltd.. U.S.-listed shares of Yingli rose 1.3% on Wednesday, outpacing competitors.

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    *TSX rises 69.11 points, or 0.48 percent, to 14,373.03* All of 10 main index sectors advance* Metro jumps after posting results By John Tilak TORONTO, April 16- Canada's main stock index advanced on Wednesday after bullish economic data from China boosted investor sentiment and helped drive gains in every major sector. China has enough policy wiggle room and...

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    Coca-Cola may not fall into the category of momentum stock, but that hasn't stopped it from trying as it works to add value for its shareholders. The soda company reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Tuesday thanks to stepped-up advertising and higher sales in emerging markets including China.

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    Brazilian banks would become the top-weighted companies in the country's benchmark stock index, outranking energy and mining companies, under a proposed modification by the country's stock market operator. Brazil's sole listed financial bourse BM&FBovespa SA offered a second preview on Wednesday for its proposals to modify the benchmark Bovespa stock index for the May through August period.

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    The Canadian dollar weakened to a session low against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday after the central bank held its benchmark interest rate steady at 1 percent, but noted the risk of weak inflation. The Canadian dollar softened to C$1.1017 versus the greenback, or 90.77 U.S. cents, weaker than just before decision was released and weaker than Tuesday's close at C$1.0977, or 91.10 U.S. cents.