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World Markets Indexes

  • BUDAPEST, May 30- Warsaw lead a retreat of Central European shares as investors, underwhelmed by dividend payments and takeover offers announced by some companies on Tuesday, booked profits from multi-year highs of recent weeks. Bucharest retained its momentum and again set a new nine-year high on Tuesday, but Warsaw shed 1 percent, Prague 0.6 percent and...

  • *JPMorgan upgrades UK stocks to neutral. The FTSE 100 was down 0.3 percent by 0913 GMT as it reopened after a long holiday weekend, while mid-caps were 0.2 percent lower. British Airways owner IAG was a top faller on the FTSE, down 2.8 percent, on the first day of trading following massive weekend disruption to flights due to an IT outage.

  • stocks in Russia and Poland slipped around one percent. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile on Monday and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, prompting South Korea to conduct a joint drill with a U.S. bomber. Treasury yields... versus a jump in G10 currency volatility on U.S. and euro zone politics as...

  • MILAN, May 30- European shares fell slightly on Tuesday, with banks leading the decline on fresh political jitters and following a downgrade by a top global broker. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.2 percent by 0855 GMT following three straight days of losses. Euro zone blue chips declined 0.5 percent, while Britain's FTSE dropped 0.4 percent as it...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were generally weaker Tuesday as investors stayed on the sidelines before the release of a raft of economic data later this week. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent in early trading to 7,523.33 and France's CAC 40 was down 0.5 percent at 5,304.86. Germany's DAX was almost unchanged at 12,624.74.

  • *Asia ex- Japan flat after US, UK holidays; Japan retreats. *China, Hong Kong, Taiwan closed for holidays. SINGAPORE, May 30- The euro came under pressure on Tuesday after a media report that Greece may forego its next bailout payment if creditors cannot strike a debt relief deal, while Asian stocks were shackled by holidays in some regional markets and the United States...

  • TORONTO, May 29- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Monday in light trading volume, as gains for several big banks that reported earnings last week offset losses for resource stocks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 4.98 points, or 0.03 percent, at 15,421.91. Five of the index's 10 main groups rose.

  • SAO PAULO, May 29- Latin American stocks and currencies seesawed on Monday on thin trading volumes, with several major foreign markets closed due to local holidays. Holidays in the United States, China and the United Kingdom kept a lid on liquidity, driving many investors to remain on the sidelines. In Brazil, traders also erred on the side of caution ahead of a key...

  • *Sterling recovers some ground with London on holiday. LONDON, May 29- Concern over Italy's banks and Britain's national election dominated holiday-thinned European financial markets on Monday, pushing stock markets lower after Asian share indices fell back off two-year highs. Weekend reports that Italy's main parties could converge on a proportional...

  • MILAN, May 29- European shares inched lower in quiet trading on Monday with Italian stocks left behind as talk over a possible early election weighed, hitting banks. Activity was reduced as holidays in major markets such Britain and the United States kept investors away. Weekend reports that Italy's main parties could converge on a proportional electoral law...

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 29- South Africa's rand weakened on Monday after President Jacob Zuma defeated over the weekend another call from inside the ruling party for him to step down, while stocks closed flat, hampered by the banking sector. At 1710 GMT the rand weakened 0.76 percent to 12.9675 per dollar, erasing most of the gains in made in the previous session as...

  • TORONTO, May 29- Canada's main stock index was barely higher in morning trade on Monday, helped by boosts for several big banks that reported earnings last week and by a gain for plane and train maker Bombardier Inc.. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp fell 1.3 percent to C $27.75 and Goldcorp Inc lost 0.8 percent to C $18.32. BMO Capital upgraded the stock to outperform...

  • *Low-priced stocks the focus in Dubai. DUBAI, May 29- Gulf stock markets were mixed on Monday with Saudi Arabia and Dubai rebounding modestly from losses which they suffered on Sunday due to disappointment that last week's meeting of global oil producers did not take stronger action to boost prices. The Dubai index added 0.7 percent.

  • *Chinese, London and U.S. markets closed for holiday. LONDON, May 29- Gold held near its highest in a month on Monday in holiday-thinned trade, with a softer dollar and a retreat in stock markets helping the metal cling on to the previous session's gains. A 0.1 percent retreat in the dollar index underpinned prices, but moves were muted, with traders in the United States,...

  • TORONTO, May 29- Canada's main stock index opened higher on Monday, helped by gains for Bombardier Inc, big banks and railway stocks, while BlackBerry Ltd pulled back after a recent rally. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 11 points, or 0.07 percent, at 15,427.93 shortly after the open. Markets are closed in Britain and the United States.

  • Activity was reduced as holidays in major markets such Britain and the United States kept investors away. The index of the top 50 euro zone stocks slipped 0.1 percent, while Italian blue chips fell 1.1 percent, on track to end at their lowest close in over three weeks, while Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent. Weekend reports that Italy's main parties could converge...

  • *Sterling recovers some ground with London on holiday. LONDON, May 29- Concerns over Italy's banks and Britain's national election campaign dominated holiday-thinned European financial markets on Monday, prodding stock markets lower after Asian share indices fell back off 2- year highs. Weekend reports that Italy's main parties could converge on a...

  • HONG KONG, May 29- Hong Kong stocks edged up on Monday, on which China markets were closed, with mainland property shares aiding the rise on anticipation of strong home demand in smaller Chinese cities. China Evergrande Group Ltd led the surge in mainland property stocks after Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on the developer with "overweight".

  • TOKYO, May 29- Tokyo stocks were flat in choppy trade on Monday as investors waited for key U.S. economic indicators out this week, including employment data, to provide clues on how soon U.S. interest rates might rise. Trade was subdued with U.S. and other markets closed for national holidays. The Nikkei share average ended flat at 19,682.57, after moving into and out...

  • TOKYO, May 29- Asian stocks handed back earlier modest gains and drifted lower on Monday, running short of incentives to push past two-year highs with many key markets closed for holidays. The pound, meanwhile, nursed losses after a poll showed a shrinking lead for Prime Minister Theresa May's party in Britain's upcoming elections. MSCI's broadest index of...