World Markets Indexes

  • TOKYO, July 19- Japanese government bonds mostly edged lower on Tuesday as stock market gains lessened the appeal of fixed income assets, though they remained supported by Bank of Japan buying and hopes for further stimulus. The BOJ offered to buy a total of 455 billion yen of JGBs under its asset purchase program, including 430 billion yen of 5- to 10- year JGBs and...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a sixth straight day on Tuesday to a near six-week high, with a sagging yen and Wall Street's rise to a fresh record boosting investors' appetite for riskier assets. The Nikkei gained 1.4 percent to 16,723.31 points after touching 16,726.71, its highest since June 9. Nintendo's trading volume hit a new record...

  • SHANGHAI, July 19- China stocks fell on Tuesday as investors eyed continued economic uncertainty in crucial sectors such as housing and as the yuan hovered just above a psychologically important support level. "The second quarter growth figure came in slightly better than expected, but there is still a lot of uncertainty about the outlook for the second half,"...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, as a downturn in crude oil curbed the enthusiasm from fresh record highs on Wall Street. China stocks were lower, with both the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen and the Shanghai Composite Index down 0.4 percent. "It's hard to maintain consistent optimism when markets attain such...

  • *Slipping yen, Wall Street gains prop up Nikkei. TOKYO, July 19- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to a near six-week high on Tuesday, continuing to draw support from a weakening yen and Wall Street's rise to a fresh record overnight. Also lifting the Nikkei, the S&P 500 and the Dow reached record highs on Monday, lifted by upbeat Bank of America earnings and a tech...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Asian shares edged slightly lower in early Asian trade on Tuesday, as a downturn in crude oil curbed the enthusiasm from fresh record highs on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched down 0.1 percent, though it was still within sight of a nine-month high touched last week. On Monday, Turkey purged its police...

  • TORONTO, July 18- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, led by consumer and railway stocks as investor attention returned to corporate earnings after a failed military coup in Turkey late last week. Restaurant Brands International Inc, which owns Tim Hortons and Burger King, rose 4.1 percent to C $56.18 and Magna International Inc climbed 1.8 percent to C...

  • *Safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid crushed. NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. stock prices rose on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 posting record closes amid upbeat company earnings, while oil fell on worries about growing supply and traders brushing off a failed coup in Turkey. "We're now on to the next shiny new object and that's earnings...

  • July 18- Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday to mint new record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials, fueled by Bank of America's better-than-expected profit and a major tech sector acquisition. SoftBank's $32- billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted U.S. chip stocks, and the technology sector led the way higher on the S&P...

  • *Safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid crushed. NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. stock prices rose on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 hovering near record highs amid upbeat company earnings, while oil fell on worries about growing supply and traders brushing off a failed coup in Turkey. "We're now on to the next shiny new object and that's...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday to mint new record highs for both the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials, fueled by Bank of America's better-than-expected profit and a major tech sector acquisition.

  • July 18- Wall Street rose on Monday as Bank of America's better-than-expected profit and a tech sector deal fed recent optimism about a stronger U.S. economy. SoftBank's $32- billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted U.S. chip stocks, and the technology sector led the way higher on the S&P 500.. "The underlying catalyst is a breakout in economic...

  • July 18- Wall Street eked out gains on Monday as Bank of America's better-than-expected profit boosted optimism about the U.S. quarterly earnings season, but not by enough to send the Dow and the S&P 500 to fresh highs. SoftBank's $32 billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted U.S. chip stocks, but that was pertly offset by a drop in energy stocks...

  • SAO PAULO, July 18- Most Latin American stocks and currencies rose on Monday as traders unwound safety bets after a military coup attempt in Turkey proved unsuccessful. "After a busy and somewhat fraught end to the trading week, markets are relatively calm as the situation in Turkey stabilizes," Scotiabank analysts wrote in a client note. Power utility Light SA,...

  • LONDON, July 18- European shares rose on Monday as technology stocks climbed after a bid for Britain's ARM, enabling markets to offset concerns over unrest in Turkey that weighed on some travel and financial stocks. The STOXX 600 is down around 7 percent so far in 2016 but is 10 percent above a low point reached in June after financial markets slumped in the...

  • July 18- Wall Street gained on Monday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 near record highs, as Bank of America's better-than-expected profit boosted optimism about U.S. corporate reports. The bank's shares rose 1.6 percent to $13.87, helping the S&P financial index gain 0.3 percent. "We're now on to the next shiny new object and that's earnings season," said Paul Nolte,...

  • TORONTO, July 18- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as banks, some consumer stocks, industrials and materials gained, while energy shares weighed with lower oil prices. The most influential movers on the index included Valeant Pharmaceutical International Inc, which jumped 5.3 percent to C $31.13 after a company it has a licensing agreement with...

  • *Safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid crushed. NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. stock prices were higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial and Standard& Poor's 500 hovering near record highs amid upbeat company earnings, while oil fell as traders brushed off a failed coup in Turkey over the weekend. "The markets are going to be driven by earnings reports, while...

  • LONDON, July 18- European shares slipped on Monday, as concerns over unrest in Turkey weighed on some travel and financial stocks exposed to the country, although tech stocks rose after a bid for Britain's ARM. Tour operators Thomas Cook and TUI both fell more than 2 percent, as analysts saw an attempted coup in Turkey as hitting tourism companies for whom Turkey is...

  • July 18- Wall Street was little changed on Monday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 trading near record highs, as a drop in oil prices offset the boost from mostly upbeat U.S. corporate earnings reports. The bank's shares rose 1.4 percent to $13.86, helping the S&P financial index gain 0.3 percent. "The markets are going to be driven by earnings reports while geopolitical...