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World Markets Indexes

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index fell to a 10- day low on Thursday as financial and industrial shares pared recent gains, while the materials group lost ground as base metal prices slumped. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed down 49.02 points, or 0.31 percent, at 15,781.20, its lowest close since Feb. 13. The materials group, which...

  • Industrial companies, which have surged over the last few months, finished lower as Wall Street focused on gold, bonds, and companies that pay big dividends. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks sank 9.23 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,394.62. The S&P 500 is up 12.65 points, or 0.5 percent.

  • Feb 23- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, buoyed by energy stocks and a renewed pledge by President Donald Trump to chief executives of major U.S. companies to bring back millions of jobs to the United States. At a meeting with about two dozen chief executives, Trump said he plans to bring millions of jobs back to the United States, without revealing a specific...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Stock prices climbed to record highs worldwide for a third straight session on Thursday, propelled by an oil rally after a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and comments from U.S. Treasury and euro zone government bond yields declined as European Central Bank policymakers also signalled they were not getting carried away by signs the euro...

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index fell for the second straight day on Thursday as financial and industrial shares pared recent gains, while the materials group lost ground as base metal prices slumped. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 49.02 points, or 0.31 percent, at 15,781.20. Seven of the index's 10 main...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, buoyed by energy stocks and a renewed pledge by President Donald Trump to chief executives of major U.S. companies to bring back millions of jobs to the United States.

  • Feb 23- Wall Street pared losses in midday trading on Thursday, after President Donald Trump told chief executives of major U.S. companies that he plans to bring back millions of jobs to the United States. Even though the S&P 500 hit a series of record highs in the past two weeks, the index has not moved more than 1 percent in either direction since Dec. 7.

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Feb 23- European shares fell slightly on Thursday, weighed down by a pull-back in banking and mining stocks in a day where trading activity was dominated by a raft of company earnings. Losses in Barclays and in HSBC, which continued its slide after a disappointing update earlier this week, resulted in a 1 percent fall for Europe's banking index.

  • *Nvidia drops on downgrade; top drag on S&P, Nasdaq. Feb 23- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average reversed course after hitting record intraday highs late Thursday morning as losses in tech stocks offset the impact of a surge in oil prices. "What I like about this market is that seem to be a little more focused on fundamentals as opposed to looking at the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Global stock prices posted record highs for a third straight session on Thursday, propelled by an oil rally after a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and comments by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about pursuing significant tax reform. This outlook for policy accommodation lifted gold prices to a three-month high near $1,250 an...

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as energy company stocks were boosted by gains in oil prices, while higher prices for bullion lifted shares of gold miners. The energy group climbed 1.3 percent, as oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting a global glut may be ending after...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors changed course and tempered their expectations for faster economic growth. Industrial companies, which have surged over the last few months, finished lower as Wall Street focused on gold, bonds, and companies that pay big dividends. Industrial companies have made big gains since November as investors expect the...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Thursday after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting that a global glut may be ending after moves by OPEC to cut production. OPEC and producers including Russia aim to cut production by around 1.8 million barrels per day to drain an oversupply that has kept prices depressed for more...

  • *Mnuchin says expects significant tax reform. *Boston Scientific drops on heart device recall, rival up. Feb 23- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit record intraday highs on Thursday as a rally in oil prices added to optimism about U.S.

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index opened higher on Thursday, helped by strong gains for energy company stocks as oil prices rose, while banks and gold miners also lent support. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 64.05 points, or 0.40 percent, at 15,894.27 shortly after the open. Nine of its 10 mains groups were higher.

  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets:. Steel dropped 8 percent and heavy machinery maker Caterpillar gave up 2.7 percent. The Russell 2000 index, which tracks small-company stocks, dropped 9 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,394..

  • *Budapest stocks off record on OTP Bank, Magyar Telekom retreat. *Bucharest stocks at another 9- year high on Banca Transilvania. BUDAPEST, Feb 23- Budapest stocks retreated from record highs on Thursday, driven by Magyar Telekom which opted against raising its dividend guidance while Central European stock indices mostly rose.

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Thursday after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting that a global glut may be ending after moves by OPEC to cut production. OPEC and producers including Russia aim to cut production by around 1.8 million barrels per day to drain an oversupply that has kept prices depressed for more...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices rose on Thursday after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting that a global glut may be ending after moves by OPEC to cut production. OPEC and producers including Russia aim to reduce production by around 1.8 million barrels per day in an attempt to drain an oversupply that has kept prices depressed for more than...

  • *Budapest stocks off record on OTP Bank, Magyar Telekom retreat. *Bucharest stocks at another 9- year high on Banca Transilvania. BUDAPEST, Feb 23- Budapest stocks retreated from record highs on Wednesday, driven by Magyar Telekom which opted against raising its dividend guidance despite a surge in profits, while Central European assets mostly moved sideways.