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Asian stocks swung between gains and losses after a report showed U.S. retail sales were better than forecast, boosting the outlook for exporters. QBE Insurance Group Ltd. (QBE) slumped after issuing a profit forecast.
Honda Motor Co., a carmaker that gets about 84 percent of sales outside Japan, climbed 1.3 percent in Tokyo, while rival advanced 1.2 percent. Billabong International Ltd., a surfwear maker that gets almost half its revenue from the Americas, gained 1.5 percent in Sydney. QBE Insurance dropped 3.5 percent after Australia’s largest insurer by market value forecast that its insurance margin in the first half will be lower than last year.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was little changed at 132.85 as of 11:30 a.m. in Tokyo, having swung between gains and losses at least 15 times. About the same number of stocks rose as fell on the gauge.
“Investors were pleased to see U.S. retail sales beat expectations, despite still being negative,” said Tim Schroeders, who helps manage [...]

The 8th edition of the 4Star Quiksilver Spring Battle in Flachauwinkl, Austria saw the Belgian rider, Seppe Smits, take home the slopestyle victory on Friday, April 1st, 2011.
Both the park setup and the riding were impressive at this springtime event with some of Europe’s best snowboarders competing for the $30,000 USD prize purse and up to 500 Swatch TTR World Ranking points. Slovenian, Marko Grilc, took second place and Finland’s, Ville Paumola, rounded out the podium in third.
The Springtime Snow Did Not Slow the Riders Down
The 34 riders who came for the open qualifications put on a good show of talent in sunny conditions at the Absolut park. Setting the standard for the super-finals Mario Wanger (AUT) qualified in first with a run that included a huge frontside 1080 and a backside 900. Slightly overcast conditions greeted the ten riders who made it through to the three-run super-finals taking place on Friday 1st of April. [...]