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World Markets Indexes

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks down 0.1 pct, to end week flat. SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Caution was the name of the game in financial markets on Friday ahead of U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.1 percent, and looked set to end the week flat.

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Thursday, helped by a jump in Canadian Pacific Railway shares on prospects of consolidation in the railroad industry and a rebound of uranium producer Cameco Corp.. Canadian Pacific Railway rose nearly 4 percent to C $200.11 a day after saying its chief executive, Hunter Harrison, would leave five months...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- A month ago, the dollar and stock markets were riding high as investors bet that the Trump administration, together with the Republican-controlled Congress, would usher in an era of lower taxes, more government spending and looser regulations. In the weeks after the Nov. 8 election, Wall Street's major indexes were on a tear. BMO Private Bank's chief...

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Thursday, helped by a jump in Canadian Pacific Railway shares on prospects of consolidation in the railroad industry and a rebound in uranium producer Cameco Corp.. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 11.96 points, or 0.08 percent, at 15,409.81.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, led by declines in utilities and energy shares, with investors cautious ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

  • Jan 19- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, with the Dow on track to mark its fifth day of losses as investors stayed away from making risky bets ahead of Donald Trump's swearing-in as president on Friday. The markets are also digesting a clutch of information including the European Central Bank's decision to maintain its monetary policy, while awaiting a speech by...

  • *Wall Street falls, European stocks pare losses. NEW YORK, Jan 19- The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after comments from the European Central Bank chief, while U.S. Oil futures rallied from one-week lows after the International Energy Agency said crude markets were tightening.

  • Jan 19- U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday as investors appeared wary of taking on too much risk ahead of Donald Trump's swearing-in as president on Friday. The markets are also digesting a clutch of information including the European Central Bank's decision to maintain its monetary policy, while awaiting a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index moved higher in morning trade on Thursday, helped by a jump in Canadian Pacific Railway shares and a rebound in uranium producer Cameco Corp.. Oil rallied from a one-week low as the International Energy Agency said oil markets were tightening even before cuts agreed by OPEC and other producers took effect.

  • Jan 19- U.S. stocks were flat on Thursday, with investors seemingly wary of taking on risk ahead of Donald Trump's swearing-in as U.S. president on Friday. After having driven Wall Street to record highs in a post-election rally, investors are on the sidelines as they await Trump's inaugural speech to get a steer on his policies. Markets are also eyeing a speech by...

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as oil prices rose and the energy, financial and industrial groups gained ground. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 17.50 points, or 0.11 percent, at 15,415.35, shortly after the open. Seven of the index's 10 main groups were higher.

  • *Sources say Egypt may introduce stamp duty. DUBAI, Jan 19- Egypt's blue-chip stock index tumbled on Thursday after Reuters reported that authorities were considering temporarily reintroducing a stamp duty on stock market transactions, while Saudi Arabia was supported by quarterly corporate earnings. Local traders were heavy net sellers after a Finance...

  • Jan 19- Wall Street looked set to open slightly lower on Thursday, with investors seemingly wary of taking on risk ahead of Donald Trump's swearing-in as U.S. president on Friday. After having driven Wall Street to record highs in a post-election rally, investors are on the sidelines as they await Trump's inaugural speech to get a steer on his policies.

  • Jan 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, with investors seemingly wary of taking on risk ahead of Donald Trump's swearing-in as U.S. president on Friday. *Markets are also eyeing a raft of economic data and a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. *After having driven Wall Street to record highs in a post-election rally, investors are...

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Emerging market stocks fell on Thursday and currencies struggled to make much headway after U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said interest rates should rise steadily, boosting the dollar. "Essentially the big part is how much they will actually hike this year- instead of two it could be three now," said Simon Quijano-Evans, emerging markets...

  • *Europe's STOXX 600 index down 0.4 pct. LONDON, Jan 19- European stocks dipped on Thursday, though Zodiac Aerospace's shares surged after a takeover offer by France's Safran and Moneysupermarket.com also jumped after it reported strong results. We venture the planned special dividend may also lend near-term support to the Safran share price, " Sandy Morris,...

  • Jan 19- Hong Kong stocks followed Asian markets lower on Thursday, with sentiment hurt by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's hints that the pace of U.S. interest rate hikes could accelerate. The benchmark Hang Seng index dropped 0.2 percent, to 23,049.96 points. while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 0.1 percent, to 9,792.37 points.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 19- China stocks fell on Thursday, with energy and infrastructure companies weaker after a price correction this week and as investors remained cautious ahead of the Lunar New Year. The retreat was led by big-cap state-owned enterprises, in particular China United Network Communications, seen as a key barometer of the SOE reform theme.

  • TOKYO, Jan 19- Asian shares slipped on Thursday and the dollar rebounded after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank is poised to pursue a path of steady interest rate hikes. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slumped 0.3 percent. On Wall Street overnight, stronger financial shares helped push up the S&P...

  • TOKYO, Jan 19- Japan's Nikkei share average rebounded from a six-week low on Thursday, with financial stocks cheered by the rise in U.S. bond yields after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled a solid pace of interest rate hikes. The Nikkei rose 0.9 percent to 19,072.25, rebounding from six-week lows of 18,650.33 touched on Wednesday.