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World Markets Indexes

  • U.S. stocks rose for the fourth day in a row Tuesday as they continued to recover ground they lost last week. Banks climbed as major indexes approached record highs again. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks advanced 3.84 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,380.98.

  • May 23- Wall Street ended higher on Tuesday after the release of President Donald Trump's budget plan but gains were tempered by declines in consumer discretionary stocks amid weakness in auto-parts companies. While Tuesday's economic data was weak, investors were relieved Trump's first full budget plan was largely as expected, even if it is not expected to...

  • TORONTO, May 23- Canada's main stock index rose on Tuesday after the Victoria Day holiday Monday, bolstered by bank stocks ahead of the release of earnings reports and a surge in BlackBerry Ltd shares. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 18.48 points, or 0.12 percent, at 15,476.94. Just four of the index's 10 main groups...

  • NEW YORK, May 23- Wall Street edged higher on Tuesday with investors relieved by the release of President Donald Trump's budget plan, but gains were tempered by declines in consumer discretionary stocks.

  • May 23- Wall Street edged higher in early afternoon on Tuesday, but stayed in a tight trading range, as a boost from financial stocks was tempered by a drop in consumer discretionary and tech stocks. But that recovery stuttered on Tuesday as investors assessed the details of President Donald Trump's first full budget plan as well as some weak economic data.

  • LONDON, May 23- Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent on Tuesday to their highest in more than a year, joined by a rise in banking stocks which helped European stock markets edge higher. Germany's DAX was up 0.3 percent while euro zone blue chips gained 0.5 percent. "It's a kind of risk-on environment, and Europe's benefits- relatively low currency, a relatively...

  • Still, concerns over the future of an ambitious reform agenda, seen as key to restoring Brazil's economic growth, kept a lid on market gains, with the real almost flat. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 1.5 percent after losing 8.7 percent in the three previous trading days. Oil-related currencies, such as Colombia's and Mexico's pesos, firmed slightly...

  • *Wall Street rises as Trump federal budget plan released. *Euro dips; sterling subdued after Manchester attack. NEW YORK, May 23- Shares climbed across the euro zone on Tuesday after data showed robust growth, and Wall Street ticked higher as a U.S. federal budget proposal called for slashing healthcare programs and boosting military spending.

  • TORONTO, May 23- Canada's main stock index rose on Tuesday after the Victoria Day holiday Monday, bolstered by bank stocks and a surge in BlackBerry Ltd shares. BlackBerry Ltd stock jumped 8.8 percent to C $15.27, as investors raised expectations that the technology company's cyber security and automotive software sectors will post strong growth, an analyst...

  • Consumer-focused companies like auto parts retailers and homebuilders are down, and auto parts companies are falling after weak results from AutoZone. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks also turned higher and gained 5 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,381.. That helped bank stocks including JPMorgan Chase, which gained 95 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $85.66,...

  • *Dubai's DFM, DXBE hit by Q2 revenue worries. DUBAI, May 23- Egypt's stock market on Tuesday recovered some of the previous day's heavy losses while Gulf bourses were weaker as investors booked profits ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, when trading volumes and liquidity often decrease. Importers may benefit from lower input costs if the rate hike strengthens the...

  • TORONTO, May 23- Canada's main stock index opened higher on Tuesday, following the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, as financial stocks led broad gains and BlackBerry jumped more than 8 percent. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 64.61 points, or 0.42 percent, to 15,523.07 shortly after the open. Eight of the index's 10 main groups were in...

  • Regions Financial rose 2.8 percent. AutoZone plunged 12 percent, its worst drop since 2008, after posting weak results. Three stocks rose for every two that fell on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • NEW YORK, May 23- U.S. Treasury yields held at lower levels early Tuesday as bond investors brushed off a higher open on Wall Street stocks in advance of a $26 billion auction of a two-year government note issue. Benchmark 10- year Treasury yield was 2.243 percent, down 1 basis point from late on Monday, while the 30- year yield was 2.905 percent, 1 basis point lower...

  • May 23- U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, shrugging off a deadly bomb blast in Britain and ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's first full budget plan that is aimed at slashing government spending and trimming the deficit. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 43.81 points, or 0.21 percent, to 20,938.64, the S&P 500 gained 4.41 points, or 0.18 percent, to...

  • TREASURY YIELDS HOLD AT LOWER LEVELS AFTER WALL STREET STOCKS OPEN HIGHER, 10- YEAR YIELD AT 2.238 PCT.

  • *Congress holds the federal purse strings and often ignores presidential budgets, which are proposals and may not take effect in its current form. *Wall Street closed higher on Monday boosted by technology shares and by defense companies, which gained after the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a $110 billion arms deal. *The deal was struck during Trump's...

  • *Sterling falls after Manchester bomb kills 22. LONDON, May 23- The euro set a new six-month month high on Tuesday and the region's shares made gains as the latest economic data made for some encouraging reading, especially in Germany. The euro climbed as high as $1.12680 to beat the previous day's high by a whisker, while London FTSE, Frankfurt's DAX and the CAC in...

  • LONDON, May 23- Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent on Tuesday to their highest levels in more than a year, joined by a rise in banking stocks which helped European stock markets edge higher. Germany's DAX was up 0.3 percent while euro zone blue chips gained 0.6 percent. "It's a kind of risk-on environment, and Europe's benefits- relatively low currency, a...

  • LONDON, May 23- Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent to their highest levels in more than a year and were a standout in an otherwise sluggish open on European stock markets on Tuesday. In the UK, the FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent, hovering close to record highs, as a weaker sterling continued to underpin gains in the exporter-heavy index. There was little direct market...