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World Markets Indexes

  • LONDON, April 25- Emerging market equities rose towards their highest in nearly two years on Tuesday, as relief over the results of Sunday's election in France boosted appetite for riskier assets and U.S. MSCI's benchmark emerging equities index has rallied hard since market favourite Emmanuel Macron went safely through the first round of voting in France to...

  • *European shares add to Monday gains, Asia bourses rise. "This is going to be a non-event for the market," said Commerzbank currency strategist Thu Lan Nguyen in Frankfurt. "Markets have pretty much priced out the risk of a Le Pen victory, and rightly so, because the first round of the elections has shown that the polls in France were correct... and this increases the...

  • April 25- Hong Kong stocks posted their biggest percentage gain in nearly six weeks on Tuesday, joining a region-wide rebound amid euphoria triggered by the market-friendly outcome of the first round of the French presidential election. Overnight, the MSCI World index surged 1.6 percent to an all-time high, as French stocks jumped more than 4 percent, while...

  • LONDON, April 25- Deal-making and earnings underpinned European stock markets on Tuesday as focus shifted back to fundamentals and away from politics, for now. France's CAC 40, which rallied more than 4 percent on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election, was flat. LVMH and billionaire businessman Bernard...

  • LONDON, April 25- Deal-making and earnings underpinned European stock markets on Tuesday as focus shifted back to fundamentals and away from politics, for now. France's CAC 40, which rallied more than 4 percent on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election, was flat. LVMH and billionaire businessman Bernard...

  • *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 are higher in Asia, tracking the rally sparked by the outcome of France's vote. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.9 percent to 19,053.80 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong jumped 1.1 percent to 24,400.22. Overnight, a wave of relief boosted France's CAC 40 index by 4.1 percent, taking it briefly to its highest level since 2008. Germany's DAX...

  • *China's draft securities law to tighten regulation. *MSCI World index hits record high overnight. China's blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.5 percent, to 3,447.10 points by the lunch break, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.4 percent to 3,142.67 points.

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei post gains as market euphoria persists. *Oil up but limited by worries OPEC won't extend production curbs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.35 percent to its highest level in more than three weeks, marking four straight days of gains.

  • TAIPEI, April 25- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday, mainly taking cues from overseas markets, but continued their choppy trading as investors await fresh economic data. In Taiwan, the electronics subindex rose 0.6 percent, while the financials subindex gained 1.0. Taiwan will release its preliminary gross domestic product data for the first quarter on Friday,...

  • *Index posts its highest close since April 11. TORONTO, April 24- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday to a nearly two-week high, boosted by solid gains for financials as investors cheered French election results that limited the risk of another core member leaving the European Union. The financials group gained 1.5 percent, with Royal Bank of Canada climbing...

  • U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday after the first round of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. The Standard& Poor's 500 index jumped 25.46 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,374.15. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 18.09, or 1.3 percent, to 1,397.94.

  • PERRYSBURG, Ohio _ Owens-Illinois Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $49 million. Owens-Illinois expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.40 to $2.50 per share. Owens-Illinois shares have increased 23 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6 percent.

  • NEW YORK _ Alcoa Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $225 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. Alcoa shares have climbed 19 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 6 percent.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, tracking a relief rally that swept through Asian and European markets, after centrist candidate and market favorite Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election. Pro-EU Macron is expected to beat right-wing rival Marine Le Pen in a deciding vote on May 7 according to polls, which were...

  • The victory for the pro- European Union centrist Macron sent MSCI's gauge of stock indexes across the globe to a record high of 453.70. Investors were concerned a victory for Le Pen could put France on the path taken by Britain to leave the European Union. "This alleviates fears that we were going to have to navigate a French exit of the European Union," said Brian...

  • TORONTO, April 24- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday to a nearly two-week high, boosted by solid gains for financials as investors cheered French election results that limited the risk of another core member leaving the European Union. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 97.98 points, or 0.63 percent, at...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, tracking a relief rally that swept through Asian and European markets, after centrist candidate and market favorite Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 216.13 points, or 1.05 percent, to 20,763.89, the S&P 500 gained 25.46 points, or 1.08...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, tracking a relief rally that swept through Asian and European markets, after centrist candidate and market favorite Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election. "The biggest thing was you got confirmation that polling can actually be somewhat accurate, so you can actually make a...

  • 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.