World Markets Indexes

  • TOKYO, April 13- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a new 1-1/ 2 week high on Wednesday morning after gains in Wall Street boosted sentiment, while a weaker yen triggered bargain-hunting on recently battered stocks such as automakers and bank shares. Brent crude dropped 27 cents to $44.32 a barrel as of 0207 GMT, after hitting a four-month high in the previous...

  • TAIPEI, April 13- Taiwan stocks rose on Wednesday along with other regional bourses, driven by gains in technology heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 1:56 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 1.3 percent at 8,640.00, after closing at 8,531.18 in the previous session. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.009 to T $32.373 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Some caution ahead of China trade data due later Wednesday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.5 percent and Australia gained 0.9 percent. Brent crude was down 38 cents at $44.32 barrel, while U.S. crude eased 43 cents to $41.74.

  • *Energy shares lead gains on Wall Street, Europe. NEW YORK, April 12- Brent crude oil prices hit a four-month high and energy equities rose on Tuesday after reports of an agreement between two major producers to freeze output, leading U.S. equities higher. Crude prices are up more than 10 percent in the last three sessions, lifted on Tuesday after Russia's Interfax...

  • TORONTO, April 12- Canada's main stock index notched its biggest jump in more than five weeks on Tuesday, bouncing higher as a spike in the price of oil boosted energy stocks and supported financials. The overall energy group surged 5.2 percent as oil prices hit four-month highs after a report that Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to freeze output ahead of a meeting...

  • *All 10 S&P sectors close higher. *Oil prices hit four-month highs. April 12- Wall Street gained on Tuesday, led by surging energy shares that were buttressed by rising oil prices, as investors scooped up equities at the start of corporate earnings season.

  • NEW YORK, April 12- U.S. stocks gained on Tuesday, led by surging energy shares that were buttressed by rising oil prices, as investors scooped up equities with an expected tepid corporate earnings season under way.

  • *All 10 S&P sectors trade higher. *Brent crude hits 5- month high. April 12- Wall Street gained on Tuesday, led by surging energy shares that were buttressed by rising oil prices, while Alcoa kicked off an expected tepid corporate earnings season.

  • *Energy shares lead gains on Wall Street, Europe. NEW YORK, April 12- Brent crude oil prices hit a five-month high and energy equities rose on Tuesday after reports of an agreement between two major producers to freeze output, while the U.S. dollar had its strongest session in three weeks. Crude prices are up more than 10 percent in the last three sessions, lifted on...

  • April 12- A surge in crude oil drove strong gains on Wall Street on Tuesday after a report that Russia and Saudi Arabia had agreed to freeze output ahead of a producers meeting on Sunday. Oil prices rose more than 3 percent to their highest in five months after Russia's Interfax news agency also reported that the final decision to freeze production will not depend...

  • *Italy underperforms as banks turn lower. LONDON/ MILAN, April 12- European shares rose on Tuesday at the end of a choppy session, helped by gains among mining companies, but Italy underperformed as its banks snapped a two-day winning streak. "The problem with the Italian bank fund is that it is not big enough and it risks compromising the banks that are already in a...

  • *Energy shares lead gains on Wall Street, Europe. Crude prices rose to bring gains over the past three sessions to more than 10 percent, after Russia's Interfax news agency quoted a diplomatic source in Doha saying Russia and Saudi Arabia reached consensus about an oil output freeze ahead of a producers' meeting on April 17. On Wall Street, energy sector shares...

  • April 12- Gains on Wall Street were driven by a surge in oil on Tuesday, even as Alcoa's lackluster results marked a shaky start to the U.S. corporate earnings season. Crude rose about 2 percent, with Brent above $43 per barrel, on hopes that major producers would reach an agreement to curb a persistent global oversupply. "It's really just a pause in front of the full...

  • Global benchmark Brent crude futures rose nearly 2 percent to a high of $43.64 in early trading on hopes that next week's meeting of oil producers in Doha, Qatar, will agree on steps to tackle a supply glut. Bonds prices pared gains slightly after the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for U.S. and global growth in its latest release, warning of growing...

  • Benchmark Brent edged up over $43 per barrel on hopes that a meeting of major producers on Sunday would result in a deal to curb a persistent global oversupply. Shares of Alcoa were down 3.2 percent at $9.43 in premarket trading. "The market has been in a small consolidating phase, biding time and waiting for the next driver that will dictate the next move in...

  • *Crude rose above $40 per barrel on hopes that a meeting of major producers on Sunday would result in a deal to curb a persistent global oversupply. *Data from China showing an 8.8 percent rise in March vehicle sales also supported the rise in oil. Wall Street closed lower on Monday with consumer staples offsetting a rise in bank and materials stocks.

  • LONDON, April 12- Gold rose to three-week highs on Tuesday as the dollar sank back to a near 8- month low, weighed down by expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep U.S. interest rates lower for longer. Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,259.40 an ounce at 0930 GMT, having earlier touched a high of $1,262.60 an ounce. Silver also broke above $16 an ounce for the...

  • April 12- Hong Kong shares finished firmer on Tuesday, taking their cue from some buoyant markets in the region while shrugging off weakness in mainland China's markets. Hong Kong shares drew some inspiration from bullish stocks in Japan, where main indexes rose more than 1 percent. All main sectors in Hong Kong, with the exception of information technology...

  • SHANGHAI, April 12- China's main stock indexes fell on Tuesday, dragged lower by property and tech shares, as investors took profit from the previous session's more than 1 percent rally. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.4 percent, to 3,218.45, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent, to 3,023.65 points. Small caps were also among the biggest decliners,...

  • LONDON, April 12- European shares slipped on Tuesday, with luxury good stocks among the worst performers after France's LVMH posted first quarter sales below forecasts. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.2 percent. However, Italy's FTSE MIB outperformed, advancing 0.6 percent as shares in its banks rose after Italian financial institutions...