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World Markets Indexes

  • TORONTO, April 24- Canada's main stock index opened higher on Monday, helped by gains for its heavyweight financials sector, while gold miners and other materials stocks weighed. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 79.34 points, or 0.51 percent, at 15,693.82 shortly after the open. Seven of its 10 main group rose/fell.

  • Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street, following gains in Europe, on increased expectations that France was not heading for an exit of the euro. KeyCorp and Citizens Financial each rose 4 percent. French stocks jumped 4 percent after centrist Emmanuel Macron emerged on top of the first round of the country's presidential election, stoking hopes he...

  • *Dubai weighed down by profit-taking on Union Properties. *First Abu Dhabi Bank and TAQA buoy Abu Dhabi market. DUBAI, April 24- Saudi Arabian telecoms company Mobily slumped after worse than expected results on Monday, but the market was buoyed by stronger quarterly earnings from the insurance sector, while performance across the rest of the region was mixed.

  • *Dubai weighed down by profit-taking on Union Properties. *First Abu Dhabi Bank and TAQA buoy Abu Dhabi market. DUBAI, April 24- Saudi Arabian telecoms company Mobily slumped after worse than expected results on Monday, but the market was buoyed by stronger quarterly earnings from the insurance sector, while performance across the rest of the region was mixed.

  • *Warsaw, Prague lead stock rebound on France, up 1.3 pct. BUDAPEST, April 24- Central European assets, mainly stocks and currencies rose on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's elections, taking a big step towards becoming president. Warsaw and Prague led a rebound of stocks, with their indices rising 1.3 percent by 1231 GMT,...

  • *Macron, Le Pen to face-off on May 7 in final vote. Polls showed pro-EU Macron is expected to beat right-wing rival Marine Le Pen in a deciding vote on May 7, quelling some fears of a breakup of the Eurozone after Britain's shock exit vote last year. "The markets are in a strong rebound as the expectations of the first round of the French elections results were pleasing,"...

  • GLENVIEW, Ill. _ Illinois Tool Works Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $536 million. Illinois Tool Works expects full-year earnings to be $6.20 to $6.40 per share. Illinois Tool Works shares have climbed 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed nearly 5 percent.

  • *Polls showed pro-EU Macron is expected to beat right-wing rival Marine Le Pen in a deciding vote next month, reducing the chances of France taking a Britain- like shock step to exit the Union. *Even as tensions in North Korea, the French election and a flagging "Trump trade" have weighed on sentiment in recent weeks investors have held on, encouraged by a strong...

  • Though Marie Le Pen of the far-right National Front came second with 21.5 percent of the vote and will contest the runoff on May 7, the favorite to be the country's next president is the centrist Emmanuel Macron, who came top with around 24 percent. Following Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential...

  • LONDON, April 24- Emerging assets shifted up a gear on Monday as markets cheered the French election results, pushing developing stocks to a near-three week high and sending most emerging currencies surging against the dollar and euro. MSCI's emerging market index extended gains into a third day and rose 0.5 percent as bourses across Asia, Europe and Africa...

  • 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,...

  • MURRAY HILL, N.J. _ C.R. Bard Inc. on Sunday reported first-quarter earnings of $178.1 million. For the current quarter ending in July, C.R. Bard expects its per-share earnings to range from $2.75 to $2.85. C.R. Bard shares have increased 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 5 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...

  • *Warsaw leads stock rebound on French vote, up 1.3 pct. BUDAPEST, April 24- Central European stocks and currencies rose on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's presidential elections, taking a big step towards becoming president. Warsaw led a rebound of stocks, with its blue-chip index rising 1.3 percent by 0740 GMT.

  • SHANGHAI, April 24- China stocks tumbled more than 1 percent on Monday in their worst day this year amid signs that Beijing will tolerate further market volatility as regulators increasingly clamp down on shadow banking and speculative trading. Recent signs of stability in China's economy "have provided a good external environment and a window of...

  • SHANGHAI, April 24- Hong Kong stocks rose on Monday, as concerns eased over political risk from the French presidential election after the market's favoured candidate made it through the first round of the French election. Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step toward the presidency in France on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for...

  • SHANGHAI, April 24- China stocks tumbled more than 1 percent on Monday in their worst day in four months amid signs that Beijing will tolerate further market volatility as regulators clamp down on shadow banking and speculative trading. Recent signs of stability in China's economy "have provided a good external environment and a window of opportunity to...

  • HONG KONG, April 24- The chances of MSCI Inc adding China-listed shares to its global index have risen significantly since it proposed to cut the number of companies to include, investors say, but capital controls and market access snags may still pose a hurdle. New York- based index provider MSCI will announce in June if it will add yuan-denominated Chinese...

  • 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.

  • *SSEC -1.6 pct, CSI300 -1.3 pct, HSI -0.1 pct. SHANGHAI, April 24- China stocks tumbled more than 1 percent on Monday and looked set for their biggest loss of the year amid signs that Beijing would tolerate more market volatility as regulators clamp down on shadow banking and speculative trading. Recent signs of stability in China's economy "have provided a good...