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Indexes DAX

  • *Asia ex- Japan gains, Nikkei closes down 0.8 percent. European markets were poised for a lacklustre start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100, which touched a record high as the pound retreated, to open flat; and Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to start the day down 0.2 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • LONDON, Jan 3- Upbeat data from China helped lift global markets as 2017 trading started in earnest on Tuesday, with the dollar notching its biggest gain in three weeks, oil on a tear and European stocks setting a one-year high. Base metal prices and bond yields also advanced, as the better-than-expected factory growth in China dovetailed with higher inflation...

  • *Australia shares close up 1.2 pct, China adds 1 pct. *China expands yuan basket, raises scrutiny on FX purchases. Oil, gold and base metal prices also advanced, as signs of solid factory growth in China and Europe gave the global manufacturing sector a solid boost heading into the new year.

  • LONDON, Jan 2- Major European equity indexes climbed to new highs in thin trading on Monday, with strong manufacturing reports from the region boosting sentiment on the first trading day of 2017.. Italy's FTSE MIB index was up 1.3 percent by 1037 GMT after rising to its highest since January 2016. Germany's DAX rose 0.8 percent after reaching to its highest in...

  • With all of Asia's major markets closed for the New Year holiday- along with Britain and Switzerland in Europe- trade was thin, which analysts said could cause some volatility. The United States and Canada will also be closed. The euro, though, took no comfort from the figures, slipping 0.3 percent back below $1.05 after climbing to as high as $1.07 during a flash...

  • *FTSE among top performers in Europe, hits record high. LONDON, Dec 30- European shares posted a small loss for 2016, though strong gains among mining stocks and the oil& gas sector as well as a turnaround in banks in the latter part of the year lent support, while Britain's FTSE 100 index climbed to a record high. The bounce in miners also helped Britain's FTSE 100 to...

  • *Britain's FTSE among top performers in Europe. The FTSE 100 has gained 14 percent in 2016 to trade just below a record high set in October, making it the best performer among major European stock indexes despite the shock of June's Brexit vote. "The latest GDP figures point to a strong UK economy which has probably accounted for some of the pick-up in equity prices...

  • LONDON, Dec 30- Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index looked set for a strong finish to 2016 on Friday after climbing to a record closing high in the previous session, although the pan-European STOXX 600 index was set for a slightly weaker ending. The FTSE 100 has gained nearly 14 percent this year, making it the best performer among major European stock indexes...

  • *Asia ex- Japan to post 3.8 pct gain in 2016 after 2 yrs of losses. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.5 percent on Friday, diverging from Wall Street, which posted slight declines overnight. In a year marked by major political shocks, including Brexit in June and the unexpected election of Donald Trump as U.S. president in...

  • *Dow stumbles again at 20,000. LONDON, Dec 29- European shares, the dollar and bond yields fell on Thursday, with traders using the quiet holiday period to book some profit on the rise that had lifted all three to multi-year and in some cases record highs recently. U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat open on Wall Street.

  • *Dow stumbles again at 20,000. *U.S. 10- year yield hits 2- week low. LONDON, Dec 29- European shares, the dollar and bond yields fell on Thursday, with traders using the quiet holiday period to book some profit on the rise that had lifted all three to multi-year and in some cases record highs recently.

  • LONDON, Dec 27- European and Asian share prices inched higher on Tuesday as trading in some of the world's major financial markets resumed after a Christmas break, with oil and the dollar also rising marginally. In Japan, however, core consumer prices fell in annual terms for the ninth month as household spending slumped. "Markets have calmed down a lot since the U.S....

  • *Australia, NZ, HK closed for Christmas holiday. Financial spreadbetter IG Markets is predicting a flat start for Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40, with Britain closed for a holiday in lieu of Christmas. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was marginally higher, with Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong closed.

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks set to end the week lower. SINGAPORE, Dec 23- Asian stocks retreated in subdued trade on Friday after Wall Street took a breather from its surge since the U.S. election, while the dollar hovered below the 14- year high set earlier this week. European markets look set to open flat to slightly lower, with financial spreadbetter IG Markets expecting...

  • *European shares steady after attacks in Germany, Turkey. NEW YORK, Dec 20- U.S. equities touched record highs on Tuesday and the dollar hit a fresh 14- year peak as markets shrugged off risk aversion following attacks in Turkey and Germany. European stocks steadied as reassurance over Italy's plan to spend up to 20 billion euros to rescue its troubled banks...

  • Treasuries rise after Ankara, Berlin attacks. NEW YORK, Dec 19- Stocks edged higher worldwide on Monday as Wall Street extended a rally that has pushed U.S. stocks near all-time highs, while the dollar got a boost from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen who sounded optimistic about the U.S. labor market. Deadly attacks late in the trading day in Turkey and Germany...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Global stock markets added to gains after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an optimistic tone about the U.S. labor market on Monday, weighing on safe-haven assets like the Japanese yen and U.S. Treasuries that had risen after the shooting death of Russia's ambassador to Turkey. U.S. stocks initially slipped after the release of...

  • *Traders eye Fed's Janet Yellen speech. *Italy's Monte dei Paschi bank shares fall 10 percent. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. stocks opened higher, pushing up a gauge of global market indexes on Monday, as investors continued to be bullish on equities ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen with oil prices and the dollar both little moved.

  • Wall Street hit record highs and the dollar rose to a 14- year peak last week, tempting investors to cash in and book some pre-holiday profit as the last full trading week of the year got underway. Bank stocks were among the biggest fallers in Europe following two weeks of strong gains on the back of rising bond yields. Germany's DAX and France's CAC were down 0.1 and...

  • Wall Street hit record highs and the dollar rose to a 14- year peak last week, but as the last full trading week of the year got underway investors chose to take some of those chips off the table. The profit-taking spread to Europe, where bank stocks were among the biggest fallers following two weeks of strong gains on the back of rising bond yields.