World Markets Indexes

  • TORONTO, Dec 9- Canada's main stock index barely extended a 19- month high on Friday, jumping 1.7 percent over the week, as heavyweight energy and bank stocks gained with rising oil prices and bond yields while mining losses eclipsed broad gains. Diversified miner Teck Resources Ltd fell 6.9 percent to C $29.37. "I think the materials have run way too far too fast and...

  • U.S. stocks rose for the sixth day in a row Friday as major indexes continued to set records. The S&P 500 added 67.58 points, or 3.1 percent. The S&P 500 is up 215.59 points, or 10.5 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday as more investors piled in on the presidential election rally while the euro continued to weaken after the European Central Bank's decision a day earlier to extend economic stimulus. Treasury yields climbed with benchmark yields marking a fifth consecutive week of increases on stronger-than-forecast data...

  • *S&P 500 marks high for third straight day. NEW YORK, Dec 9- Major U.S. stock indexes powered to another day of fresh record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 ending the week up 3 percent, as investors bid up shares in sectors that have lagged in the month-long rally since Donald Trump's presidential election. "You have this post-election exuberance that has been...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Major U.S. stock indexes powered to another day of fresh record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 ending the week up about 3 percent, as investors bid up shares in sectors that have lagged in the month-long rally since Donald Trump's election to the presidency.

  • TORONTO, Dec 9- Canada's main stock index ended barely higher on Friday, notching a 1.7 percent gain on the week, as losses among mining stocks as precious metal prices fell offset big gains for major banks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 17.00 points, or 0.11 percent, at 15,312.20. Seven of its 10 main groups gained.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S stocks followed Europe higher on Friday as investors piled in on the post-Trump-election rally while the euro weakened against the dollar as investors continued to digest the European Central Bank's Thursday decision to extend economic stimulus. Treasury yields climbed, with benchmark yields on track for a fifth straight week of...

  • *S&P 500 marks high for third straight day. Dec 9- Major U.S. stock indexes powered to another day of fresh records on Friday as investors bid up shares in sectors that have lagged in the month-long rally since Donald Trump's presidential election. "You have this post-election exuberance that has been infecting every area of the market," said Peter Costa, president...

  • *Russell 2000, Dow Transport hit record highs. Dec 9- Wall Street hit a trifecta of records for the third day in a row on Friday as the month-long post-election rally got a boost from healthcare and technology stocks. The small cap Russell 2000 and the Dow Transport indexes also hit record intraday highs.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Britain's top stock index recorded its biggest weekly rise in five months, with a late boost on Friday when Sky shares surged by more than 25 percent on a takeover approach from Twenty-First Century Fox. Sky shares recorded their biggest ever one-day percentage gain after the European pay-TV group said it had been approached by Rupert Murdoch's...

  • *Russell 2000, Dow Transport hit record highs. Dec 9- Wall Street's major indexes hit record highs for the third day in a row on Friday as the post-election rally got a lift from healthcare and technology stocks. The small cap Russell 2000 and the Dow Transport indexes also hit record intraday highs.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S stocks followed Europe higher on Friday while the euro weakened against the dollar after the European Central Bank's Thursday decision to extend its stimulus program. European shares hit their highest level since January, and were set for their best week since February, following the ECB's decision to cut monthly bond buys to 60 billion...

  • TORONTO, Dec 9- Canada's main stock index extended a 19- month high on Friday and was heading for a 1.8 percent jump over the week as heavyweight energy and bank stocks gained with rising oil prices and bond yields. Cenovus Energy Inc added 1.6 percent to C $20.81 a day after it said it planned to increase its 2017 capital budget by about 24 percent and resume work on...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rose for the sixth day in a row Friday as major indexes continued to set records. Coca-Cola and Pfizer both gained 2.5 percent. "What we're seeing today is investors who are fearful they'll be left behind," said Kate Warne, investment strategist for Edward Jones.

  • Dec 9- U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, extending a post-election rally, with gains in healthcare and technology sectors lifting the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 to fresh all-time highs. The "Trump rally" has been running since the Nov. 8 vote as investors bet President-elect Donald Trump's policies will boost economic growth and inflation. The three main U.S. indexes...

  • Coca-Cola rose 2.5 percent, the most in the Dow Jones industrial average, after saying its CEO Muhtar Kent would step down next year and be replaced by James Quincey, the company's chief operating officer. Stocks are moving moderately higher on Wall Street, keeping major indexes at record high levels. Coca-Cola rose 2.8 percent, the most in the Dow Jones...

  • TORONTO, Dec 9- Canada's main stock index rose to a fresh 19- month high on Friday, led by the heavyweight energy and financial groups as oil and bond yields climbed. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 13.79 points, or 0.09 percent, at 15,308.99, shortly after the open. It touched its highest intraday since May 2015 at 15,314.50.

  • Dec 9- Major U.S. stock indexes took aim at record highs for the third straight day on Friday as a post-election rally showed no signs of abating. The "Trump rally" has been running since the Nov. 8 vote as investors bet President-elect Donald Trump's policies will boost economic growth and inflation. The three main U.S. indexes closed at record levels for the second...

  • Dec 9- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Friday, indicating that investors were still eager to buy into the post-election rally that has propelled a host of Wall Street indexes to record highs. *The "Trump rally" has been running for the past month as investors bet President-elect Donald Trump's policies will boost economic growth and inflation.

  • *Japan's Nikkei posts highest closing level of the year. LONDON, Dec 9- World stocks held near 16- month highs on Friday, set for a strong weekly gain, while the euro fell further after the European Central Bank's decision to extend its stimulus programme. On Wall Street, U.S. futures were flat.