Asian stocks pared declines and the yen weakened after the Bank of Japan auctioned debt at a negative yield for the first time. Oil traded near $80 a barrel while New Zealand's dollar weakened.
Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) reported earnings topping analysts' estimates as rising network spending by phone carriers helped the equipment maker to its first quarter of sales growth since 2011.
ZURICH Oct 23 (Reuters) - Swiss bank Credit Suisse was cautiously optimistic for the year-end, as it posted third-quarter profit that beat expectations on Thursday.
PARIS Oct 23 (Reuters) - French spirits group Pernod Ricard posted a 2 percent rise in first-quarter underlying sales on Thursday, beating market expectations, as demand slightly improved in Asia.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- The Boeing Company reported a seven per cent increase in third-quarter revenue to US$23.8 billion on higher commercial deliveries.