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World Markets Indexes

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks finished barely lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10- day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 6.52 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,435.84.

  • July 21- With equity indexes at all-time highs, global mutual fund and ETF investors may be choosing now as the time to reverse a long-running move into bonds and out of equities. Thats either in harmony with retail investors legendary ability to pick the top or a canny bet on global reflation. We find increasing evidence that the de-equitisation process, by which...

  • TORONTO, July 21- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday as oil price weakness weighed on energy-sector shares and the financial sector added its heft to a broad retreat. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index lost 81.51 points, or 0.53 percent, to close at 15,183.13. Oil prices slid after a report from consultancy Petro-Logistics predicted...

  • *Europe stock index drops, Germany's DAX falls 1.7 pct. NEW YORK, July 21- The weakening U.S. dollar fell to its lowest in more than a year against key world currencies on Friday as investors assessed comments from the European Central Bank and obstacles to U.S. The euro built on sharp gains from a day earlier, rising to near two-year highs against the dollar and...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks ticked lower on Friday as weak earnings from industrial giant General Electric weighed, while tech shares retreated from record highs and energy tracked the price of oil lower. GE shares fell 2.9 percent to $25.91 and hit their lowest level since October 2015. "We've had a good run for the last few weeks and investors are primarily...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks ticked lower on Friday as weak earnings from industrial giant General Electric weighed, while tech shares retreated from record highs and energy tracked the price of oil lower.

  • TORONTO, July 21- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, as its heavyweight energy group led a broad retreat with oil prices sliding after a consultancy forecast higher OPEC production in July and its biggest banks also lost ground. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 81.51 points, or 0.53 percent, at 15,183.13.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. Treasury yields fell on Friday, with benchmark yields hitting three-week lows, as the euro reached a near two-year high against dollar, raising doubts whether the European Central Bank would scale back its bond purchases later in 2017. Wall Street stock indexes retreated from record peaks following weak results from General Electric Co,...

  • *Europe stock index drops, Germany's DAX off 1.7 pct. NEW YORK, July 21- The U.S. dollar sank to its lowest in more than a year against key world currencies on Friday as investors assessed comments from the European Central Bank and obstacles to U.S. The euro built on sharp gains from a day earlier, rising to near two-year highs against the dollar and undermining...

  • SAO PAULO, July 21- Brazilian stocks dropped on Friday as falling prices of crude oil and an increase in fuel taxes weighed on shares of state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA. Preferred shares in Petrobras, as the company is known, slipped 2.3 percent, subtracting the most points from Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index.

  • *GE falls as quarterly profit slides nearly 60 pct. July 21- U.S. stock indexes pared losses, helped by a rise in Visa in early afternoon trading on Friday, but weak earnings from industrial heavyweight General Electric weighed. Shares of GE fell as much as 5.4 percent to their lowest level since Oct 2015, as the company reported a nearly 60 percent slump in profit and...

  • *FTSE 100 falls 0.5 pct, mid-caps down 0.1 pct. LONDON, July 21- Britain's major share index fell on Friday but had its strongest weekly gains in two months, sheltered from the battering European stocks experienced at the mercy of a strong euro, while mid-caps had their best week in nearly a year. Britain's FTSE 100 index was down 0.5 percent, substantially...

  • *Europe stock index drops, Germany's DAX down nearly 2 pct. NEW YORK, July 21- The U.S. dollar sank to its lowest in more than a year against key world currencies on Friday as investors assessed comments from the European Central Bank and obstacles to U.S. The euro built on sharp gains from a day earlier, rising to near two-year highs against the dollar and undermining...

  • July 21- U.S. stock indexes were lower in late morning trading and pulled back from record levels as weak earnings from industrial heavyweight General Electric weighed. Shares of GE fell as much as 5.4 percent to their lowest level since Oct 2015, as the company reported a nearly 60 percent slump in profit and its 2017 profit forecast came in at the low end.

  • TORONTO, July 21- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday as weakness in oil prices weighed on energy-sector shares, offsetting a gain in gold miners. Oil prices dropped on Friday after a report from consultancy Petro-Logistics predicted higher OPEC production for July, renewing fears of oversupply in the market. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd shed 2.4...

  • *GE falls as quarterly profit slides nearly 60 pct. July 21- U.S. stock indexes opened lower on Friday, as industrial heavyweight General Electric's tepid results weighed on investor sentiment. Shares of GE fell as much as 5.4 percent to their lowest level since Oct 2015, despite the results beating estimates, as the company reported a nearly 60 percent slump in...

  • TORONTO, July 21- Canada's main stock index slipped on Friday as weakness in oil prices weighed on energy shares, offsetting a gain in gold miners.

  • Helmerich& Payne dropped 5.5 percent. General Electric fell 2.9 percent after a disappointing profit forecast. European stocks tumbled following a report the European Central Bank will make a decision about reducing its economic stimulus in October.

  • July 21- U.S. stock indexes opened lower on Friday, as industrial heavyweight General Electric's tepid results weighed on investor sentiments. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 43.69 points, or 0.2 percent, to 21,568.09. The S&P 500 lost 4.92 points, or 0.19 percent, to 2,468.53.

  • *GE lower after profit slumps nearly 60 pct. July 21- U.S. stock indexes looked set to open slightly lower on Friday, as investors took cues from earnings reports of industrial heavyweights General Electric and Honeywell. The Nasdaq notched its 10th straight record close on Thursday, marking its best streak since February 2015.