World Markets Indexes

  • TORONTO, Aug 26- Canada's main stock index edged higher in a seesaw session on Friday, led by financial and industrial stocks as investors raised bets for U.S. interest rate hikes this year after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. For the week, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 0.3 percent. Much of the fluctuation in the index on...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks ended on a weak note Friday after Federal Reserve officials said the case has strengthened for raising interest rates above the super-low levels that have helped fuel a seven-year bull market. Phone companies and utilities, which would suffer if interest rates rose and investors looked elsewhere for income, fell more than the rest of the...

  • *Yellen, Fischer comments on rate hike hit Wall Street. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stocks closed lower in choppy trading and the U.S. dollar surged on Friday as investors grappled with the possible timing of an interest rate hike after comments from several Federal Reserve officials, including Chair Janet Yellen. "The Fed served notice that a rate hike is still a...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stocks ended modestly lower after a volatile session on Friday, having bounced between gains and losses as investors wrestled with the likely timing of a U.S. interest rate hike following comments from top Federal Reserve officials. The S&P 500 rose after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case for raising rates had strengthened but did not...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stocks ended mostly lower in a volatile session on Friday, bouncing between gains and losses as investors wrestled with the possible timing of a U.S. interest rate hike following comments from Federal Reserve officials, including Chair Janet Yellen. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 53.01 points, or 0.29 percent, to 18,395.4, the S&P 500...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 26- Gold pared gains on Friday, while the dollar turned up and U.S. stocks fell, as investors struggled to decipher the timing of a U.S. interest rate increase following comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and other officials. Spot gold rallied 1.5 percent to $1,341.60 an ounce and the U.S. dollar index fell 0.6 percent after Yellen...

  • *Yellen, Fischer comments on rate hike hit Wall Street. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stocks gave up early gains in choppy trading on Friday, hurt by a surging U.S. dollar as investors grappled with the possible timing of an interest rate hike after comments from several Federal Reserve officials, including Chair Janet Yellen. "The Fed served notice that a rate hike is still a...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stocks were lower in a choppy session on Friday, with stocks bouncing between gains and losses as investors grappled with the possible timing of a U.S. interest rate hike after comments from Federal Reserve officials, including Chair Janet Yellen. The S&P 500 rose as much as 0.7 percent in the wake of a speech by Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyoming...

  • Aug 26- Wall Street reversed course to trade lower on Friday afternoon after hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer raised the specter of a rate hike as soon as next month. Fischer's comments came shortly after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case for increasing interest rates had strengthened, but did not indicate when the Fed would...

  • *STOXX Europe 600 index up 0.5 pct. MILAN, Aug 26 (Reuters)- European shares rose on Friday after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen gave no firm indication about when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates, encouraging markets after hawkish comments from Fed policymakers last week. "Markets had been half-expecting some hawkish noises around a possible...

  • *Wall St gains as Yellen says rate-hike case strengthens. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. equities gave up early gains on Friday, hurt by a surging U.S. dollar after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the case for raising U.S. interest rates has strengthened in recent months. "The dollar's reaction was almost instantaneous- it rallied pretty quickly off her hawkish...

  • Aug 26- Wall Street rose on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the case for increasing interest rates had strengthened, but did not indicate when the Fed would raise rates. "She's certainly tried to make a case, but the market doesn't believe that the Fed is going to actually raise rates," said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at...

  • TORONTO, Aug 26- Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, led by energy and mining stocks as oil and gold prices gained after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen viewed as supportive of a U.S. interest rate increase. The most influential movers on the index were gold stocks, including Barrick Gold, which rose 2.3 percent to C $24.2, and Franco Nevada Corp, up...

  • *Yellen says case for rate hike has strengthened. Aug 26- Wall Street was higher on Friday morning after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the case for raising U.S. interest rates has strengthened in recent months. Yellen, speaking before a gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, did not indicate when the Fed would raise rates, but said...

  • BUDAPEST, Aug 26- The zloty and Polish stocks briefly touched 4- week lows on Friday after Moody's issued a warning over Warsaw's tension with the European Commission, preparing investors for a possible rating downgrade. Central European assets were mixed ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later on Friday, in which she may flag upcoming...

  • *Yellen due to speak at 10:00 a.m. ET. Aug 26- Wall Street was higher on Friday morning, boosted by financial stocks, minutes before a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that is expected to provide a clearer picture on when interest rates will be raised next. Yellen speaks before a gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at 10:00 a.m....

  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in global financial markets:. Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street, giving up a modest gain from earlier in the day after Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave an upbeat assessment of the economy. Stocks were mostly lower on Wall Street at midday, giving up a modest gain following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed...

  • Aug 26- Wall Street was set to open flat on Friday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech, with investors hoping for a clearer picture on the timing of the next interest rate hike. Yellen speaks before a gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at 10:00 a.m. ET. Wall Street has dropped about 0.5 percent since Monday, its steepest...

  • *MSCI All-Country World index hits lowest since Aug. 9. LONDON, Aug 26- Global shares slipped to a two-week low and the dollar edged down on Friday as investors turned cautious before a keynote speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could map out a clearer path for U.S. interest rates. The MSCI All-Country World index was down 0.1 percent by 1041 GMT, after...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Aug 26- The zloty and Polish stocks touched 4- week lows on Friday after Moody's issued a warning over Warsaw's tension with the European Commission, preparing investors for a possible rating downgrade. Regional stock indices mostly dropped, led by half percent loss in Budapest. Oil industry stocks fell, with Slovenia's Petrol shedding 0.4...