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  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are little changed Friday afternoon in quiet trading ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. The Dow Jones industrial average held steady at 21,083. The Nasdaq composite rose 2 points to 6,207. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks remained at 1,382. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at all-time highs Thursday. U.S. markets will be closed...

  • *STOXX 600 down 0.5 pct, FTSE hits fresh record. *Energy stocks down after OPEC disappointment. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.5 percent and euro zone blue chips fell 0.7 percent by 0922 GMT, while in London both the main FTSE 100 benchmark and mid caps nudged higher to hit fresh record highs.

  • MILAN, May 26- European shares fell slightly in early trading on Friday with Britain's FTSE outperforming after the sterling hit a two-week low, while the overnight drop in crude prices hit energy shares. Sterling fell after a poll showed a lead for Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives over the opposition Labour Party had narrowed sharply before a...

  • *Crude futures tumble after OPEC fails to deepen cuts. SINGAPORE, May 26- Oil prices weakened on Friday, prompting a move away from riskier assets and depressing Asian stocks, after an OPEC agreement to extend cuts in crude production for a further nine months disappointed investors who had bet on bigger output cuts. European stock markets look set for a muted...

  • KEEPING SCORE: European shares opened lower, with France's CAC 40 down 0.8 percent to 5,297.13 and Germany's DAX lost 0.5 percent to 12,561.85. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent to 7,526.71. WORLD LEADERS: President Donald Trump and other leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations are set to meet in Italy for a summit.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. Kate Warne, an investment strategist for Edward Jones, said she doesn't think Thursday's retail earnings are a sign that business for traditional retailers is getting better. And even though OPEC and a...

  • LONDON, May 25- European shares clung on to gains in early deals on Thursday helped by firmer banking shares and as corporate deals activity, after French aero firms Safran and Zodiac finally striking a deal, continued apace. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.1 percent, on track for a third straight day of gains, helped by a rise among banks.

  • *South Korea shares hit record high, Taiwan at 17- yr high. European shares are also expected to gain, with spread-betters looking to higher openings of 0.3 percent in Germany's DAX and France's CAC and 0.2 percent in Britain's FTSE. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 1.0 percent, hitting its highest level since May 2015, and...

  • HONG KONG— Most world stock markets rose Thursday as investors assessed the Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes, while crude oil's rally fizzled out ahead of an OPEC meeting on production. France's CAC 40 added 0.3 percent to 5,354.57 but Germany's DAX slipped 0.1 percent to 12,631.83. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent higher to 7,521.88.

  • *But Deutsche Bank drops after U.S. request. LONDON, May 24- European shares, stuck just below 21- month highs for more than a week, struggled to gain momentum on Wednesday, with strength in banks and big oil majors offset by weakness in miners and autos. Among the national markets, Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.4 percent, while Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent, weighed down by...

  • *UK blue chip index FTSE up 0.4 pct. MILAN, May 24- UK blue chip stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by gains in Marks& Spencer after its solid results and by advances in energy stocks, although weaker miners kept a lid on the British market. The FTSE rose 0.4 percent to 7,514.90 points, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 index added 0.15 percent, just shy of a fresh record high hit on...

  • LONDON, May 24- World stocks inched lower on Wednesday after China's sovereign credit rating was downgraded and as investors eyed a pause in Wall Street's four-day winning streak, the longest in over three months. "China's debt downgrade by Moody's has made investors a little less sure of themselves," said Jasper Lawler, senior market analyst at London Capital...

  • *STOXX 600 up 0.2 pct. LONDON, May 24- European shares, stuck just below 21- month highs for more than a week, struggled to gain momentum on Wednesday, with strength in oil producers was offset by weakness in mining and autos stocks. Among the national markets, Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent, while Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent, weighed down by stocks including...

  • LONDON, May 24- World stocks inched lower on Wednesday after China's sovereign credit rating was downgraded and as investors eyed a pause in Wall Street's four-day winning streak, the longest in over three months. The dollar and bond yields were steady, with investors growing gradually more confident that the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates next...

  • LONDON, May 24- European shares, stuck just below 21- month highs for more than a week, fought for direction in early deals on Wednesday as weakness in mining and autos sectors were offset by strength in oil producers. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent while Germany's DAX fell 0.3 percent as firms going ex-dividend weighed. Miners were another weak spot in Europe...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rose for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday as investors went on a late buying spree. Technology companies like TurboTax maker Intuit and materials companies including industrial gas company Praxair made some of the biggest gains. Officials discussed steps for shrinking the central bank's $4.5 trillion in bond holdings and Wall...

  • LONDON, May 23- Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent on Tuesday to their highest in more than a year, joined by a rise in banking stocks which helped European stock markets edge higher. Germany's DAX was up 0.3 percent while euro zone blue chips gained 0.5 percent. "It's a kind of risk-on environment, and Europe's benefits- relatively low currency, a relatively...

  • Consumer-focused companies like auto parts retailers and homebuilders are down, and auto parts companies are falling after weak results from AutoZone. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks also turned higher and gained 5 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,381.. That helped bank stocks including JPMorgan Chase, which gained 95 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $85.66,...

  • *Sterling falls after Manchester bomb kills 22. LONDON, May 23- The euro set a new six-month month high on Tuesday and the region's shares made gains as the latest economic data made for some encouraging reading, especially in Germany. The euro climbed as high as $1.12680 to beat the previous day's high by a whisker, while London FTSE, Frankfurt's DAX and the CAC in...

  • LONDON, May 23- Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent on Tuesday to their highest levels in more than a year, joined by a rise in banking stocks which helped European stock markets edge higher. Germany's DAX was up 0.3 percent while euro zone blue chips gained 0.6 percent. "It's a kind of risk-on environment, and Europe's benefits- relatively low currency, a...