Indexes FTSE

  • LONDON— Stock markets around the world fell sharply Monday as investors turned their attention to the U.S. presidential race and the first televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Oil prices rose amid some speculation that the OPEC oil cartel will discuss a possible production freeze. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 fell 1.7 percent...

  • *Downbeat day on Wall Street casts pall over markets. TOKYO, Sept 26- Asian shares began the week under a cloud on Monday after losses on Wall Street, and as investors' attention turned from central banks to American politics ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate. Trump could see market volatility increase, particularly if investors think there is a...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.15 percent, driven by gains in Australia, and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015 that it hit in early September. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.3 percent, reflecting the yen's gains during Japan's market holiday on Thursday. European share are seen opening little changed, with...

  • France's CAC 40 shed 0.7 percent to 4,479.85 and Germany's DAX lost 0.3 percent to 10,647.05. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent to 6,892.35. QUOTEWORTHY: "Global monetary policy is set to remain easy for some time yet," Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital in Sydney, said in a report.

  • *Turkey, Indonesia cut rates, world total since 2015 almost 200. LONDON, Sept 22- Wall Street had record highs back in its sights on Thursday as world shares and bonds rallied after the Federal Reserve signalled an increasingly cautious approach to future U.S. rate increases. European markets followed Asia's lead, with Britain's FTSE 100 climbing 1.3 percent and...

  • *European, Asian shares jump after Wall St gains 1 pct. LONDON, Sept 22- World shares and bonds rallied on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve left U.S. interest rates unchanged and slowed the pace of future hikes, weakening the dollar and lifting commodity prices. European markets followed Wall Street and Asia's lead with Britain's FTSE 100 climbing 0.6 percent...

  • London's FTSE 100 advanced 0.5 percent to 6,866.30. On Wednesday, the CAC 40 climbed 0.8 percent, the DAX gained 0.7 percent and the FTSE rose 0.2 percent. Benchmarks in Taiwan, New Zealand and Indonesia also rose, while Singapore declined.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 22- Asian shares rallied on Thursday, taking their cue from Wall Street, after the Federal Reserve left U.S. interest rates unchanged and slowed the pace of future hikes, knocking the dollar and lifting commodity prices. European markets are likely to follow suit, with financial spreadbetters predicting Britain's FTSE 100 will open up as...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors were relieved that the Federal Reserve once again left interest rates unchanged. That sent dividend-paying stocks higher, while energy companies jumped with the price of oil. "If we had not received these mixed messages, I don't think anybody would have been surprised," said Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist...

  • TOKYO— World stocks rose Wednesday after Japan's central bank rejiggered its stimulus policies to have a greater influence over long-term interest rates and as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 1.3 percent to 10,524 and the FTSE 100 of Britain added 0.4 percent to 6,854. France's CAC 40 climbed...

  • *FTSE 100 closes up 0.3 pct at 6,830.79 points. *FTSE 100 up around 10 pct so far in 2016. Burberry climbed 3.6 percent, the best-performing FTSE 100 stock in percentage terms.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks inched higher Tuesday in another cautious day of trading as investors kept an eye on central banks in the U.S. and Japan. Drug companies helped health care stocks make some modest gains, while Exxon Mobil fell on reports it's being investigated by securities regulators. Bond yields slipped and the dollar was little changed as investors...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct. Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, beat forecasts for first-half profit, boosted by strong demand in Britain and Poland. The B&Q and Screwfix owner hit its highest level for more than two years- 2.2 percent, the top gainer on the FTSE 100, which rose 0.3 percent to 6,831.31 points.

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday as investors nervously awaited the outcomes of Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings that will both conclude on Wednesday. "The market is more nervous about the BOJ than the Fed as it may give the market a surprise," said Yutaka Miura, a senior technical analyst at Mizuho Securities.

  • *FTSE 100 up 1.5 pct. LONDON, Sept 19- British shares gained on Monday, outstripping European peers thanks to a rise in commodity-related stocks, though mid cap Mitie Group slumped nearly 30 percent after a profit warning. Mining companies Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore, and Rio Tinto were all at the top of the board, up between 3.5 to 6.2 percent, benefiting...

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  • *FTSE 100 up 1.4 pct. The FTSE 100 bounced back after posting its second straight week of losses on Friday, weighed down by a sell-off in banks after U.S. authorities demanded Germany's Deutsche Bank pay $14 billion to settle a mortgages case. While only a handful of FTSE 100 stocks suffered losses, mid cap Mitie Group plunged more than 23 percent on the FTSE 250, on...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks wobbled and finished mostly lower Monday as investors waited for central bank meetings in the United States and Japan. Investors were indecisive as leaders of the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan prepared to meet, and stocks swung several times between gains and losses. Russ Koesterich, head of asset allocation with BlackRock's Global...

  • DEUTSCHE BANK: The U.S.-listed shares of Deutsche Bank dropped $1.42, or 10 percent, to $13.34 after the bank said it did not intend to pay the $14 billion settlement that the U.S. government asked for. Federal regulators have been looking to settle with Deutsche Bank, as it has done with the other major Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase& Co., for...

  • TOKYO— Stocks fell in early trading in Europe on Friday, led by banks as Deutsche Bank shares tumbled following news the U.S. Justice Department is seeking a $14 billion settlement over its dealings in mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX slid 0.3 percent to 10,394.06 and the CAC 40 of France lost 0.4 percent...