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World Markets Indexes

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 9- Oil prices rose on Thursday, boosted by an unexpected draw in U.S. gasoline inventories, although bloated crude supplies meant that fuel markets remain under pressure. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were trading at $55.41 per barrel at 0515 GMT, up 29 cents, or 0.5 percent, from their last close.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 9- China stocks hit eight-week highs on Thursday, getting a boost from glass and cement makers after the government signalled it would reduce overcapacity in the construction materials sector. Hong Kong stocks hit four-month highs, with resources and industrial stocks among the best performers. State media reported on Wednesday that Xu Lejiang,...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 9- Asian shares climbed to their highest in more than 18 months on Thursday, as investors grew more confident about the world's second-largest economy while the dollar slightly firmed in the wake of growing concerns over political instability in Europe. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.4 percent to their...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 9- Taiwan stocks rallied to a more than 20- month high on Thursday, tracking regional markets, led by gains in technology exporters such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 0212 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.49 percent to 9,589.88, its highest intraday level since early June 2015. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.032 to T $31.096 per U.S. dollar.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 9- Asian stocks looked set to consolidate around four-month highs on Thursday as a cautious Wall Street close and growing political risks in Europe force investors to the sidelines. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was broadly flat, with early Asian markets such as Australia hemmed in tight ranges.

  • SAO PAULO/ MEXICO CITY, Feb 8- Mexico's peso strengthened on Wednesday as investors bet that the country's central bank would hike interest rates on Thursday and as the dollar weakened on predictions that the U.S. Mexico's peso closed up 0.72 percent at 20.4775 per U.S. dollar. In Brazil, the benchmark Bovespa stock index closed almost 1 percent higher on the day.

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- Canada's benchmark stock index ended up on Wednesday after a slow start as an oil price rebound helped some energy stocks, and gold and base metal miners rose as political uncertainty boosted bullion and a likely squeeze on supply pushed copper prices higher. Barrick Gold Corp advanced 1.2 percent to C $25.75 and Goldcorp Inc rose 1.1 percent to C...

  • *Nasdaq closes at record high for 2nd straight day. Feb 8- The S&P 500 ended slightly higher on Wednesday as investors digested mixed earnings reports, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped as bank stocks weighed. Major U.S. stock indexes are hovering around record highs after a rally following the Nov. 8 election of President Donald Trump amid...

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- Canada's benchmark stock index ended higher on Wednesday as gold and base metal miners gained as political uncertainty boosted bullion and a likely squeeze on supply pushed copper prices higher. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 55.24 points, or 0.36 percent, at 15,554.04. Eight of its 10 main industry...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- The S&P 500 ended slightly higher on Wednesday as investors digested mixed earnings reports, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped as bank stocks weighed.

  • Feb 8- The S&P 500 edged higher on Wednesday as investors digested mixed earnings reports, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved lower as bank stocks weighed. Major U.S. stock indexes are hovering around record highs after a rally following the Nov. 8 election of President Donald Trump, with expectations he will usher in fiscal stimulus and lower...

  • Feb 8- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite index were little changed on Wednesday, while the Dow was pressured by losses in bank stocks. Analysts say market is reducing expectations for the number of U.S. interest rate hikes this year as well as for fiscal stimulus policies and tax cuts from President Donald Trump's administration. The dollar slipped 0.14...

  • *Walt Disney rises after CEO says open to extending term. Feb 8- U.S. stocks were little changed late Wednesday morning as investors assessed a flood of quarterly earnings reports. Financial stocks, which have gained the most since Donald Trump's victory in the U.S.

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- Canada's main stock index fell on Wednesday as a third day of oil price losses weighed on its large energy sector and disappointing results from an insurer led financial stocks lower. Gains for gold and base metal miners on higher commodity prices helped offset the downswing, while Bombardier Inc gained 2.8 percent to C $2.62 after Canada said it...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 8- Yields paid on Brazilian. "In our view, the pace of a 75 basis-point cut per meeting adopted by the Central Bank in last January's Copom meeting is enough to ensure inflation to the target in the next two years," UBS economists wrote in a note to clients. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index slipped 0.4 percent, weighed down by falling shares of...

  • *Walt Disney rises after CEO says open to extending term. Feb 8- U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday, weighed down by losses in bank and healthcare stocks. Oil prices fell 0.5 percent as an increase in U.S. crude inventories and a slump in Chinese demand implied that global oil markets remain oversupplied despite OPEC- led efforts to cut output.

  • TORONTO, Feb 8- Canada's main stock index fell in early trade on Wednesday, led lower by energy stocks as oil prices fell for a third straight day on bloated U.S. supply and diminished Chinese demand, while bank stocks also retreated after recent gains. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 55.74 points, or 0.36 percent, at 15,443.06 shortly...

  • *Key companies scheduled to report results on Wednesday include Goodyear Tire, life insurer Prudential Financial and grocer Whole Foods. *Oil prices fell 0.3 percent, extending losses to the third day as an increase in U.S. crude inventories and a slump in Chinese demand implied that global oil markets remain oversupplied despite OPEC- led efforts to cut output.

  • *France's Vinci gains on 2017 forecasts. LONDON, Feb 8- European shares edged higher on Wednesday led by mining and construction stocks on a heavy day for company results. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.2 percent, but national indexes were mixed, with Italy, Spain and Britain in negative territory while France's blue-chip index outperformed.

  • *Rio Tinto profits help lift Europe stocks, Asia also gains. Stocks rose in Europe, led by miners after Rio Tinto unveiled forecast-beating profits and a bigger-than-expected dividend. Three months before the final round of France's presidential election, investors are concerned about the strong showing of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who has promised...