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Futures rise with earnings after two days of losses, data due

Traders work by the post that trades Alibaba on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures climbed on Thursday, rebounding after two days of sharp losses, ahead of housing and labor market data and another busy day for corporate earnings.


US STOCKS-Futures rise with earnings after two days of losses, data due

U.S. stock index futures climbed on Thursday, rebounding after two days of sharp losses, ahead of housing and labor market data and another busy day for corporate earnings. * The S&P 500 dropped on Tuesday ...

Ford fourth quarter earnings fall

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) ? Ford's net income tumbled in the fourth quarter as the company took an expected charge to deal with currency devaluation at its Venezuelan operations.

Ford Motor profit beats street, maintains 2015 profit forecast

The Ford logo is pictured at the Ford Motor Co plant in GenkFord Motor Co's quarterly earnings beat Wall Street earnings expectations on Thursday, and the automaker maintained its 2015 profit forecast. Excluding special items, fourth-quarter earnings were 26 cents per share, which beat expectations of 23 cents per share by analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Ford took a one-time charge of $800 million for an accounting change in Venezuela that also shields its future earnings from the volatile currency and operations there. Ford maintained its forecast for 2015 pretax profit of between $8.5 billion and $9.5 billion.


Ford 4th-quarter earnings fall on Venezuela trouble

Ford's net income tumbled to $52 million in the fourth quarter because of trouble at its Venezuelan operations. Ford's earnings, of a penny per share, compared with earnings of 75 cents per share in the ...

European shares knocked as oil slide hits earnings

LONDON/PARIS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Weak corporate updates pegged back European shares on Thursday, as the effects of a recent rout in oil prices knocked back heavyweight energy firms. Some traders said the Federal Reserve's statement on Wednesday, signalling U.S. rate rises were still likely this year, was also crimping appetite for shares, although Greek banks rebounded from record lows hit earlier in the week. Investors had been spooked by the new Greek government's plan to challenge bailout terms, but Greece's ATG index rose 3.6 percent, with Morgan Stanley (Xetra: 885836 - news) saying there was value in the market after a 15 percent fall so far this week. Royal Dutch Shell (Xetra: R6C1.DE - news) also dropped 4.8 percent after the oil major said it will cut spending by $15 billion over the next three years.

Chinese banks back risky stock margin finance in face of regulator crackdown

By Engen Tham and Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese banks seeking to profit from the country's stock market frenzy have bought into the recent surge in margin finance, foiling regulatory efforts to reduce debt-fuelled speculation and amplifying the risk if the rally turns into a rout. Although regulators are cracking down on credit flows into the stock market, financial industry insiders say they still have not closed loopholes that allow banks to channel credit into the stock market via brokerages. "I estimate that around 18 to 20 percent of margin finance loans end up with banks, but it varies from brokerage to brokerage," said a senior brokerage auditor at one of the big-four accounting firms in China.

Greek bank shares edge back up off record lows

A man checks his mobile phone as he stands at the entrance of the National Bank headquarters in AthensBy Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) - Greek banking shares rebounded on Thursday to recover some ground after hitting record lows in the previous session, with a top Wall Street bank saying the sector offered long-term value for investors. Greek financial markets fell after the new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down a challenge to international creditors by halting privatisation plans agreed under the country's bailout deal. The Athens Stock Exchange FTSE Banks Index , which had slumped 27. ...


 
 
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