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  • More big businesses joined the earnings parade Tuesday, saying their profits were even larger in the first three months of the year than analysts were expecting, including Caterpillar and McDonald's. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed even more due to the big gains for Caterpillar and McDonald's, which are both among the 30 stocks in the average.

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei post gains as market euphoria persists. *Oil up but limited by worries OPEC won't extend production curbs. European stocks also look set for a strong start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open up 0.2 percent and Germany's DAX to start the day 0.3 percent higher.

  • TOKYO— Shares were higher Tuesday in Europe and Asia as the rally driven by the outcome of France's vote persisted. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged 0.1 percent higher to 5,275.32, while the FTSE 100 of Britain jumped 2.1 percent to 7,264.68. FRENCH FACTOR: Investors were encouraged that Emmanuel Macron, a candidate who investors see as pro-business, got the...

  • LONDON, April 24- Britain's top share index jumped on Monday as banking stocks surged after centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top in the first round of France's presidential election. Polls pointed to Macron easily beating Le Pen in the run-off on May 7, calming market fears in light of the UK's Brexit vote and Donald's Trump's election in the United States.

  • LONDON, April 24- Britain's top share index jumped on Monday as banking stocks surged after centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top in the first round of France's presidential election. It delivers some potential upside in terms of what it could mean for Europe going forward, Dean Turner, economist at UBS Wealth Management, said. UK banks jumped 2.4 percent,...

  • KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 spiked 4.6 percent to nine-year highs of 5,290, while Germany's DAX advanced 3.2 percent to 12,427. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 1.9 percent higher at 7,247. U.S. stocks were poised for solid gains at the open, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 1.2 percent. FRANCE FOCUS: Though Le Pen came second...

  • LONDON, April 24- European shares were set to rise on Monday, led by a 2 percent bounce on France's bluechip CAC 40 according to financial spreadbetters, after centrist Emmanuel Macron led the first round of the French presidential election. France's CAC 40 index was set to open around 103 points higher, and Germany's DAX was expected to open 186 points higher.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct. Prime Minister Theresa May called the early vote for June 8, sending sterling higher and erasing year-to-date gains for the FTSE. "The FTSE has obviously had a terrible week- although corporate earnings have been somewhat of a mixed bag, the snap election, while providing medium term stability for Brexit negotiations, has created some short...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks slumped Friday as financial and health care companies moved lower. "I don't think anything's actually going to happen or be implemented any time soon," said Scott Wren, senior global equity strategist for the Wells Fargo Investment Institute. He said he thinks a corporate tax cut is more likely to pass Congress and become law than a tax cut for...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct. Prime Minister Theresa May called the early vote for June 8, sending sterling higher and erasing year-to-date gains for the FTSE. "The FTSE has obviously had a terrible week- although corporate earnings have been somewhat of a mixed bag, the snap election, while providing medium term stability for Brexit negotiations, has created some short...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks set for weekly loss; Nikkei higher. SINGAPORE, April 21- Asian stocks were set to end the week on a positive note, unscathed by a U.S. trade probe on Chinese steel exports, while the euro remained on edge ahead of Sunday's first round in a tight French presidential election after a shooting overnight in Paris that was claimed by Islamic State.

  • *Man Group rises after results. LONDON, April 20- European shares edged higher on Thursday as investors welcomed results from Man Group and Pandora maintained its outlook, while French equities outperformed ahead of the first round of France's presidential election. France's CAC 40 outperformed peers, jumping 1.5 percent and marking its best day since the...

  • LONDON, April 20- World stocks eked out small gains in choppy trading on Thursday as investors resisted risky bets ahead of the first round of the French presidential election over the weekend. In general, markets cautiously stuck to well-worn trading ranges buffeted by concern over political risks and continued tensions over North Korea.

  • *Man Group top gainer after Q1 assets rise 10 pct. LONDON, April 20- European shares edged higher on Thursday as strong results from Unilever lifted bluechip consumers staples stocks and helped offset weakness in the energy sector. The UK's FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent.

  • LONDON, April 20- World stocks eked out small gains on Thursday as investors resisted risky bets ahead of the first round of the French presidential election over the weekend. In general, markets cautiously stuck to well-worn trading ranges buffeted by concern over political risks and continued tensions over North Korea. "Given the binary risk of the French...

  • LONDON, April 20- European shares inched up on Thursday as strong results from Unilever lifted bluechip consumers staple stocks and helped offset weakness in the energy sector. The UK's FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent. In another sign of a better backdrop for the asset management industry, British hedge fund Man Group shares rose 4.4 percent after it reported net...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday as transportation companies jump following solid earnings from railroad operator CSX, while paint and coatings maker Sherwin-Williams sends companies that make and sell basic materials higher. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 14 points, or 1 percent, to 1,381.. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLING: Railroad...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Oil prices dropped more than 3 percent on Wednesday following a surprise increase in gasoline inventories, and declines in energy shares weighed on U.S. stocks. The dollar recovered from recent weakness against the euro and the safe-haven yen, while sterling was off six-month highs hit after Britain's prime minister on Tuesday called for a...

  • *FTSE 100 closes 0.5 pct down. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.5 percent at 7,114.36 points by the close, bucking a broadly positive trend on European markets, while UK mid-caps gained 0.6 percent. Sterling's rise, however, weighed on the FTSE 100' s predominantly dollar-earning constituents, which have enjoyed a rally since the June referendum in which...

  • *Britain's FTSE gives up 2017 gains as sterling weighs. NEW YORK, April 19- World stock indexes mostly rose on Wednesday following mostly upbeat U.S. corporate earnings, while U.S. bond prices and gold fell as markets indicated improving risk sentiment. The dollar recovered from recent weakness against the euro and the safe-haven yen, while sterling was off...