NEW YORK— The stock market is edging higher in early trading ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,011 on Tuesday. On Thursday, a report on China's manufacturing will give investors an update on the health of the world's second-largest economy.» Read More
*Russia mkts steadier after three days of selling, nerves remain. *China& Hong Kong shares buoyed by economic& stimulus hopes. LONDON, July 29- World shares hovered just below all-time highs on Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets and beaten-down Russian stocks enjoyed some relief after three days of heavy selling.
HONG KONG, July 29- Hong Kong's benchmark index ended at its highest in more than 3-1/ 2 years on Tuesday, as gains accelerated in the afternoon with property developers strong ahead of interim earnings. The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.9 percent at 24,640.53 points, its highest since November 2010.
South Korea's Kospi posted its highest close since August 2011, rising 0.6 percent to 2,061.97. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7 percent to 24,592.52 and China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.2 percent to 2,183.19. Markets in India, Indonesia and Malaysia were closed for holidays.
*China& Hong Kong shares buoyed by economic& stimulus hopes. "The recent rally of Hong Kong and China stock markets is pretty much liquidity-driven due to favorable fund flow. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.33 percent to be just a whisker from a peak last touched in April 2011.
*Weak U.S. housing data offset by strong earnings. TOKYO, July 29- Tokyo shares rose to a fresh six-month closing high on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker yen and robust earnings from blue chips like Nissan Motor Co, suggesting some sectors were weathering the impact of a recent sales tax hike.
*China South City drops after reports on bulk sale of its shares. HONG KONG, July 29- China shares hovered near the year's highs on Tuesday while Hong Kong's key index edged up from its best close in more than 3-1/ 2 years on spillover from improving views of the Chinese economy.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng inched up 0.2 percent to 24,483.85 while China's benchmark Shanghai Composite gained 0.1 percent to 2,180.52. Markets in India, Indonesia and Malaysia were closed for holidays. Asian tech heavyweights Samsung Electronics Co. and Sony Corp. will release their quarterly financial results on Thursday.
SYDNEY, July 29- Asian shares touched fresh three-year highs on Tuesday as investors in the region drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets, though caution was widespread given the torrent of U.S. economic news still to come this week.
TOKYO, July 29- Tokyo stocks rose to a fresh six-month high on Tuesday morning, as strong earnings from the likes of Nissan Motor Co suggested Corporate Japan has managed to weather a recent rise in the national sales tax.
SYDNEY, July 29- Asian shares ticked higher on Tuesday as investors in the region drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets, though caution was widespread given the torrent of U.S. economic news still to come this week.
U.S. stocks ended little changed as traders waited for key economic and earnings reports later this week. A handful of mergers drove some trading in an otherwise quiet day. Family Dollar soared 25 percent after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store.
*Russia stocks tumble again after new sanctions. Wall Street ended flat as the latest deal news offset losses following soft data on the housing market and services sector.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are ending little changed as traders wait for key economic and earnings reports later this week. ExxonMobil and MasterCard are among the heavyweights posting earnings this week. Family Dollar soared 25 percent after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store.
NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. stocks ended nearly flat on Monday as the latest deal news offset losses following soft data on the housing market and services sector. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 22.02 points or 0.13 percent, to end unofficially at 16,982.59.
*Russia stocks tumble anew after new sanctions. NEW YORK, July 28- World stock markets were little changed on Monday while the U.S. dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies ahead of a ream of U.S. data and events this week. MSCI's All-World Index erased earlier losses to trade flat as major U.S. stock indexes turned positive.
NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 3 percent to $35.65 with 20,239,900 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell. 8 percent to $3.73 with 29,729,900 shares traded.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.1 pct. *Ryanair, Reckitt outperform on earnings, dealmaking. LONDON/ PARIS, July 28- European stocks edged lower on Monday, with unspectacular U.S. data and new European sanctions against Moscow offsetting strong earnings updates from firms like Ryanair and spin-off talk from Reckitt Benckiser.
Homebuilder D.R. Horton fell 3 percent, making it one of the biggest decliners in the S&P 500.. Family Dollar soared 23 percent after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store. Last month, Carl Icahn, who has built up a stake in the company, urged Family Dollar to sell itself.
US stocks head lower to start the week; European markets sink lower Lands of opportunity: Foreign markets fueling growth of US tech trendsetters, other companies Dollar Tree buying peer Family Dollar Stores for approximately $8.5 billion Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion deal to create online real estate titan Pending sales of US homes fell 1.1 percent in June; pace remains slower than in 2013 US stock market opens mixed on Wall Street; Family Dollar and Trulia jump on merger news Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations for $575 million in cash Lloyds bank to pay $400 million to settle with US, British regulators over market rigging Healthy sales, cheap yen help push Nissan quarterly profit up with North America, China growth Virgin America files for initial public offering, size and timing still to be determined
*Court orders Moscow to pay $51 billion in Yukos case. MOSCOW, July 28- The rouble and Moscow stocks extended their losses on Monday after Russia said it would appeal against an international court ruling to pay $51 billion for expropriating assets of the now-defunct oil producer Yukos.