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    * Impact of ECB comments on easing weakens. * U.S. inflation seen not affecting Fed policy. * U.S. housing sentiment dour. By Sam Forgione. The dollar erased gains against the euro on Tuesday as traders discounted recent comments from European Central Bank policymakers and an uptick in U.S. inflation wasn't enough to suggest a potential change in the Federal Reserve's dovish stance.

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    Shares of Coca-Cola are climbing on Tuesday after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, boosted by strong sales in China that offset a drop in Europe and flat volumes in its key North American market. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Shares of Coca-Cola were climbing on Tuesday after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on strong sales in China.

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    * To idle Wolverine, Willow Creek and Brule mines. * To record severance charge of $7 mln in Q2. * Shares rise as much as 5.7 pct. Coal miner Walter Energy Inc (WLT) said it would idle its Canadian mines and temporarily lay off about 700 employees, in the latest sign of stress in the industry.

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    * FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.6 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.7 pct. * SABMiller, Nestle give weak updates. * Germany's DAX sinks as tension mounts in Ukraine. By Blaise Robinson and Sudip Kar-Gupta. Worries over escalating tension in Ukraine and weak updates by bellwethers including Nestle held back European stocks on Tuesday.

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    Russia's dollar-denominated RTS stock index has fallen more than 3 percent on the day after reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine. At 1425 GMT the RTS was down 3.2 percent at 1,146 points while the rouble-denominated MICEX index was down 2.5 percent at 1,143 points.

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    *Canadian dollar at C $1.1009 or 90.83 U.S. cents* Bond prices mostly higher across the maturity curve By Leah Schnurr TORONTO, April 15- The Canadian dollar weakened to its lowest level against the greenback in more than a week on Tuesday, hit by concern over China's economic prospects and by investor caution ahead of the Bank of Canada's latest policy statement...

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    By Sara Sjolin and Victor Reklaitis, MarketWatch. NEW YORK-- U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday, helped by earnings- driven gains for blue chips Coca-Cola Co. (KO) and Johnson& Johnson. Tuesday could be an eventful trading day, with investors assessing a larger-than-expected rise in consumer prices, reports of excess credit in China that weighed on stocks there and several Federal Reserve speeches.

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    Canada's main stock index pointed to a lower open on Tuesday as investors weighed up tensions between Russia and Ukraine and signs of slowing growth in China. June futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.05 percent at 0715 ET. Manufacturing Sales data is due at 0830 ET.

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    Canada's main stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday as tension between Russia and Ukraine and signs of slowing growth in China weighed on investors. June futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.05 percent at 0715 ET. Manufacturing Sales data is due at 0830 ET.

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    * Dollar index firm, dollar/yen holds above recent lows. * Some wariness about tension in Ukraine. * Euro pressured by ECB Draghi's warning. By Anirban Nag. The dollar climbed against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, helped by firmer U.S. Treasury yields, after U.S. retail sales data the day before signalled a brighter outlook for the world's largest economy.

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    Chinese stocks shot lower on Tuesday amid growing concerns over excess credit in the region's largest economy, while Japan and Australia recovered from heavy selling in recent sessions. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, a measure of Hong Kong-listed Chinese companies, lost 2.1% to 10028.74, while the Shanghai Composite sank 1.4% to 2101.60 after data showed that the country's financial institutions issued 1.05 trillion yuan new loans in March--a sharp increase from...

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    * SABMiller, Nestle give weak updates. * FTSEurofirst 300 and Euro STOXX 50 slip. * Ukraine tensions also weigh. * EPS growth needed to push shares higher -Reyl CIO. By Sudip Kar-Gupta. Weak updates by leading European companies held back the region's stock markets on Tuesday, while the threat of costly sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine also pushed equities lower.

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    Airline travel and SUV sales are propping up flagging oil demand in China, which according to a new forecast will increase a mere 0.3% year-on-year in 2014 after rising 2.9% last year.

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    European stocks declined on Tuesday, following Chinese indices lower, amid Ukraine worries and after Chinese data pointed to an economic deceleration. M2 money supply in China rose 12.1% year-on-year in March, less than the forecast 13% growth, while the broadest measure of new credit in the economy declined in March.

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    * Q1 sales 11.496 bln Swiss francs vs 11.887 bln forecast. * Confirms full-year guidance for higher sales and profits. * Shares outperform sector. By Caroline Copley. A strong uptake of new cancer medicines helped Roche (RHHVF) to limit a decline in first-quarter sales and the Swiss company confirmed a forecast for higher earnings this year.

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    LONDON-- Most European stocks were slightly lower Tuesday, with the major benchmark indexes giving up minor gains early in the session. The Stoxx Europe 600 index slipped 0.2% to 329.16, but Nestlé SA shares picked up 0.2% after the food producer said on weakness in two key regions and a strong Swiss franc. The U.K.' s FTSE 100 was down 0.2% at 6,569.71 and Germany's DAX 30 fell 0.4% to 9,304.45.

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    * Ukraine crisis said to weigh on German sentiment. * Futures point to steady start on Wall Street. By Jamie McGeever. Crisis in Ukraine, weak trading updates from European companies and worries over China's economy turned investors sour on riskier assets on Tuesday, driving shares lower and bond prices higher.

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    * SABMiller, Nestle give weak updates. * FTSEurofirst 300 and Euro STOXX 50 slip. * Ukraine tensions also weigh. By Sudip Kar-Gupta. Weak updates from leading European companies weighed on the region's stock markets on Tuesday, and the threat of costly sanctions against Russia also capped appetite for equities.