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World Markets Indexes

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Monday and the Dow closed at a record high for a 12th straight session, as President Donald Trump said he would talk about his plans for infrastructure spending in an address to Congress Tuesday. Trump, who met with state governors at the White House, said he sees "big" infrastructure spending, and that he is seeking...

  • *Trump to address joint session of Congress on Tuesday. NEW YORK, Feb 27- Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday and U.S. While many investors were hoping Trump would unveil details of pro-business policies including tax reform, cash repatriation or infrastructure spending during his address to Congress Tuesday night, others were not ready to make new...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Monday and the Dow closed at a record high for a 12th straight session, as President Donald Trump said he would make a "big" infrastructure statement on Tuesday. Trump, who met with state governors at the White House, also said he is seeking what he called a "historic" increase in military spending of more than 9 percent,...

  • TORONTO, Feb 27- Canada's main stock index posted its lowest close in three weeks on Monday, falling for the fourth straight day as gold stocks declined sharply, while the heavyweight financial services group also lost ground. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 69.96 points, or 0.45 percent, at 15,463.51.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Monday and the Dow hit a record high close for a 12th straight session as President Donald Trump said he would make a "big" infrastructure statement on Tuesday.

  • *Trump addresses joint session of Congress on Tuesday. NEW YORK, Feb 27- Wall Street rose slightly on Monday and U.S. While many investors were hoping Trump would unveil details on pro-business policies including tax reform, cash repatriation or infrastructure spending during his address to Congress Tuesday night, others were not ready to make new bets as they...

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  • Feb 27- U.S. stocks struggled to find direction in early afternoon trading on Monday, shortly after the S&P 500 and the Dow hit record intraday highs on President Donald Trump's comments of a "big" infrastructure statement on Tuesday. Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening is being closely watched by investors for clues on how he...

  • TORONTO, Feb 27- Canada's main stock index was barely lower in morning trade on Monday, with investors pulling back from major banks ahead of their earnings later in the week, while gold miners and energy stocks gained with higher commodity prices. Valuations in Canada's financial services sector have risen steadily since early 2016 and particularly since the...

  • Wall Street notched another set of milestones Monday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high for the 12th consecutive time, the longest winning streak for the 30- company average in 30 years. Many investors were taking a wait-and-see approach ahead of President Donald Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday, hoping for details of promised...

  • *Microsoft top drag on S&P and Nasdaq. *Tesla falls on Goldman downgrade. Feb 27- U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, with the Dow on track to snap an 11- day winning streak, as technology stocks declined and investors paused ahead of President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets:. National Oilwell Varco rose 3.3 percent. The Dow gained 15 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 20,837. The S&P 500 index gained 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,367. The Nasdaq composite increased 16 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,861..

  • TORONTO, Feb 27- Canada's main stock index turned lower in early trade on Monday, weighed by heavyweight banks and railway stocks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 41.76 points, or 0.27 percent, at 15,491.71 shortly after opening in positive territory. All 10 main groups were lower.

  • Feb 27- U.S. stocks looked set to open slightly lower on Monday as investors paused to assess Wall Street's recent record-setting run. Investors will be closely watching President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening for clues on his proposed tax reform and his plans to overhaul the Affordable Healthcare Act.

  • *Warren Buffett warns of market unpredictability. LONDON, Feb 27- World stocks fell on Monday, after two huge European merger and acquisition deals fell through and billionaire U.S. investor Warren Buffett warned that while stocks are cheap, they are currently unpredictable and prone to a sudden, steep correction. Meanwhile, the proposed 29 billion euro merger...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- Emerging market stocks fell on Monday although currencies mostly strengthened against a lackluster dollar as investors awaited policy direction from the White House on a range of issues. MSCI's emerging market index fell 0.3 percent after tumbling nearly 1 percent on Friday, with bourses across much of Asia, South Africa, Russia and Greece...

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 27- Hungarian stocks rebounded on Monday after two days of retreat from record highs for Budapest's main stock index, in the first session of a week loaded with economic data releases. Heavily weighted Central European bank stocks were mixed but shares in Hungary's biggest lender, OTP firmed half a percent, after a plunge from almost 10- year highs...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- French 10- year bond yields hit a one-month low on Monday, pushing other euro zone sovereign yields lower, while a more cautious mood hung over world stock markets and the dollar, both of which struggled for clear direction. "Macron gained further support in the polls," said DZ Bank rates strategist Rene Albrecht. In Europe, the French-led fall in bond...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 27- Hong Kong stocks fell for the third straight session on Monday, as the market's strong months-long rally showed signs of fatigue. Sentiment was also hurt by bearishness in mainland China markets, where blue chips had their worst day in two months amid worries about tighter regulation. Gao Ting, head of China strategy at UBS Securities, said...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 27- Asian stocks declined on Monday, led by financials, as a renewed drop in sovereign bond yields on political concerns prompted some investors to move to the sidelines after a recent equities rally. President Donald Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, where he is expected to unveil some elements of his plans to cut taxes.