... * China growth slows, but economy grew slightly more than expected. * Nikkei slips 2 pct, giving back half of Monday's rally.
Hong Kong stocks rose, after swinging between gains and losses for most of the day, as investors weighed China economic data. China Mobile Ltd.
West Texas Intermediate traded near the highest level in four days amid speculation motor-fuel inventories shrank in the U.S., the world's biggest oil consumer.
FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, file photo shows French energy giant Total CEO, Christophe de Margerie, posing prior to a press conference held in Paris, France.
Microsoft highlights some big numbers when it tells the story of its growing cloud offerings. Analysts say the level of the company's investment in those operations is eye-catching.