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  • MILAN, Feb 13- European shares rose for a fifth consecutive session on Monday with mining stocks touching their highest in 2-1/ 2- years on stronger copper prices and with takeover offers sending German drugmaker Stada to a record high. UK's FTSE was up 0.1 percent. It led sectoral gainers in Europe as copper prices hit their highest in 20 months in heavy trade,...

  • TOKYO, Feb 13- Asian stocks rallied to 1-1/ 2- year highs on Monday, helped by renewed hopes over U.S. "The global economy seems fairly sound now, compared to last year, as China is supporting its economy through fiscal measures. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent, with resource-related stocks in Australia leading the...

  • Wall Street capped a week of milestones Friday with a rally that pushed the major stock indexes to all-time highs for the second day in a row. Small-company stocks did better than larger ones, nudging the Russell 2000 index to a record high for the first time since December. "We had a drought for a very, very long time last year where we went almost a year and a half...

  • Strong company earnings put investors in a buying mood Thursday, lifting the major U.S. stock indexes to record highs. They're also keeping an eye on Washington D.C. to gauge whether the Trump administration will deliver on expectations of business-friendly policies that helped drive a market rally last fall. "You're definitely seeing a kind of risk-on right...

  • Utilities, real estate and other big-dividend-paying companies led U.S. stocks mostly higher Wednesday, pushing the Nasdaq composite to a new record for the second day in a row. The gains by big-dividend-paying stocks came as bond yields fell, making those traditional safe-haven companies more attractive to investors seeking income. "You're beginning to see...

  • *Rio Tinto profits help lift Europe stocks, Asia also gains. Stocks rose in Europe, led by miners after Rio Tinto unveiled forecast-beating profits and a bigger-than-expected dividend. Three months before the final round of France's presidential election, investors are concerned about the strong showing of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who has promised...

  • *Shares down 2.5 pct, leading FTSE 100 fallers. LONDON, Feb 8- Falling cash returns and a delay to a new savings product overshadowed a robust first-half profit rise at Britain's Hargreaves Lansdown on Wednesday, sending its shares lower. While rising stock prices gave Hargreaves a boost in the six months to end-December, concern among retail investors about the...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- European shares rose on Wednesday led by mining stocks and financials on a heavy day for regional corporate results. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat. Sweden's Handelsbanken dropped 4.3 percent, headed for its worst daily losses in more than six months, after its profit and dividend missed forecasts.

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks inch lower; Nikkei closes down 0.35 pct. European stocks look set for sluggish start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open up 0.1 percent, France's CAC 40 0.1 percent lower and Germany's DAX to be little changed. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was fractionally lower, while...

  • *STOXX down 0.6 pct; Germany's DAX down 1.1 pct. LONDON, Feb 6- European shares closed in negative territory on Monday as risk-off sentiment prevailed, with a negative note on carmakers and worries over Italian banks leading those sectors down. Italian banks again dominated the table of European loers, as Unicredit's 13- million-euro share sale put banking...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 2- The dollar rebounded from its weakest level against six major rivals since mid-November on Thursday, while world equity markets were mixed as investor concerns about the Trump administration's aggressive posture offset strong data on the world economy. U.S. stocks closed marginally lower as investors turned their focus to President Donald...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 2- The dollar was flat on Thursday after hitting its lowest level since mid-November, while world equity markets were mixed as investor concerns about the Trump administration's aggressive language toward Iran offset strong data on the world economy. U.S. stocks fell after President Donald Trump's latest remarks on trade. Trump also told...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 2- European shares slipped on Thursday, weighed down by disappointing earning updates from Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk and German lender Deutsche Bank, although Reckitt Benckiser was boosted by news of talks to buy U.S. rival Johnson Nutrition. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.3 percent, while Britain's FTSE outperformed with a gain...

  • *Dollar hits lowest since mid-November. NEW YORK, Feb 2- The dollar fell on Thursday to its lowest since mid-November and world equity markets were little changed after the U.S. On Wall Street, stock indexes were little changed as bank stocks fell after the Fed's minimal guidance on future rate hikes, but consumer staples such as Philip Morris outperformed with a...

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  • TOKYO, Feb 2- Asian shares touched four-month highs while the dollar sagged on Thursday after the U.S. Spreadbetters expected the European markets to be less sanguine, forecasting a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. While strong economic data from the United States and elsewhere has underpinned risk assets, uncertainty...

  • *Oil rises as OPEC, Russia deliver on supply cuts. NEW YORK, Feb 1- Stocks advanced around the globe and the dollar edged higher on Wednesday as strong data suggested the global economy was picking up steam and the Federal Reserve released an upbeat statement on the health of the U.S. economy. The Fed left rates unchanged in its first meeting since President Donald...

  • *Oil rises as OPEC, Russia deliver on supply cuts. NEW YORK, Feb 1- Stocks moved higher around the globe and the dollar rose along with oil prices on Wednesday as strong data suggested the global economy was picking up steam and the Federal Reserve released an upbeat statement on the health of the U.S. economy. The Fed left rates unchanged in its first meeting since...

  • *Oil rises as OPEC, Russia deliver on supply cuts. NEW YORK, Feb 1- Wall Street stocks pared their early gains on Wednesday as utility and energy shares in the U.S. dragged, but the dollar remained higher along with major equity markets around the world as strong data suggested the global economy was picking up steam. "So far, momentum is pretty strong heading into 2017,"...

  • *Oil rises as OPEC, Russia deliver on supply cuts. NEW YORK, Feb 1- Stocks moved higher around the globe and the U.S. dollar rose along with oil prices on Wednesday as risk assets enjoyed a reprieve from the downturn that has gripped markets in recent days. Wall Street stocks opened higher, powered by a 5- percent jump in Apple, to join most major indexes from Europe, Asia...