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    M&A talk in the pharmaceutical sector lifted European shares on Tuesday, but failed to support the euro, which held at a two week low against the dollar on rising expectations of further policy easing by the European Central Bank.

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    * Wall St shares rise for fifth day on upbeat earnings. * Tensions in Ukraine still seen as a major risk. * Yen at 2-week low vs dollar after poor Japan trade data. By Hideyuki Sano. Asian shares were supported on Tuesday after Wall Street stocks extended gains into a fifth day, though investors continued to see tensions in Ukraine as a threat to risk appetite.

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    *Canadian dollar at C $1.1015 or 90.79 U.S. cents* Bond prices mixed across the maturity curve By Leah Schnurr TORONTO, April 21- The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback on Monday as investors found few catalysts to push the loonie in either direction, while trading was muted as some market participants were still away for Easter holidays.

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    Latin American currencies traded mixed on Monday with Mexico's peso firming along with U.S. stock markets, while Chile's peso slipped amid bets of further interest rate cuts ahead. Trading was thin following the Easter holiday, with markets in Latin America's top economy Brazil still closed.

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    NEW YORK-- The U.S. dollar rose to a two-week high against the Japanese yen Monday after Japan's trade deficit expanded by more than expected last month. The Japanese trade deficit increased to a record Yen1.45 trillion in March, Japan's Ministry of Finance said Monday. Exports rose 1.8% and imports surged 18.1% from a year earlier.

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    Tarena International (TEDU) shares are up 14.9% to $7.74 in trading on Monday following the announcement of a deal with Bank of China Consumer Finance Co .The tuition financing agreement is the third such agreement the professional education services provider has participated in along with deals with Bank of Beijing Consumer Finance Company and CreditEase."The participation of BOCCFC further diversifi...

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    By Solarina Ho TORONTO, April 21- Canada's main stock index was little changed on Monday in quiet Easter holiday trading as softer bullion prices weighed on gold miners, offsetting an otherwise mostly positive market. Markets in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia were closed for Easter. Talks between Barrick and Newmont Mining Corp (NEM) over a potential merger have hit...

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    Gold prices closed slightly lower on Monday as shuttered markets in London led to thin trading. Gold for June delivery at the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange dipped $5.40 to $1,288.50 an ounce. "This is basically a waiting game because London is closed today for Easter Monday, so a lot of the volume isn't there for what we normally see for a two-way market."

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    *Canadian dollar at C $1.1028 or 90.68 U.S. cents* Bond prices higher across the maturity curve By Leah Schnurr TORONTO, April 21- The Canadian dollar weakened modestly against the greenback on Monday as tensions in Ukraine kept investors cautious, while trading was expected to be muted as some market participants were still away for Easter holidays.

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    Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) are up 2.43% to $88.52. The company, a direct seller that develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements in 53 markets worldwide, said its Chinese operation will "immediately resume corporate-hosted business meetings and will start accepting applications for new sales people" in May. That comes after a review of its sales and...

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    Stock futures indicated a higher open for Canada's main stock index on Monday, picking up where the market left off before the long holiday weekend. June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.07 percent at 0715 ET. The index reached its highest in nearly six years on Thursday after positive U.S. economic data drove gains in the price of oil, which in turn lifted shares of oil producers.

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    TOKYO, April 21- Japanese shares climbed to a two-week high on Monday before giving up gains to end flat in thin trading due to the Easter holidays, while nonbank lenders surged on a media report the government is considering easing rules in the industry. The benchmark Nikkei ended flat at 14,512.38, as profit-taking set in after the average had risen as high as...

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    Asian shares were mixed Monday, with stocks in Tokyo rising again after a harsh selloff two weeks ago, as investors focus on upcoming earnings reports and U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the region at a time of rising tensions. The Nikkei Stock Average was up 0.8%, after gaining 4.0% last week.

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    *Nikkei rises 0.6 pct, Topix up 0.4 pct* Nonbank shares soar on report of possible easing of rules* Trading quiet as many global markets closed for Easter* Investors eye corporate earnings By Tomo Uetake TOKYO, April 21- Japanese shares climbed to a two-week high on Monday morning, led by gains in nonbank lenders on a media report the government is considering easing...