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World Markets Indexes

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- Global equity markets slipped on Friday on investor fears about the outcome of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election, while oil prices fell on worries about surging inventories and whether OPEC members will adhere to planned production limits. A dismal outing for Asian and European share indexes weighed on MSCI's 47- country "All World" index,...

  • Nov 4- The S&P 500 ended lower on Friday for a ninth straight day, the longest losing streak for the benchmark index in more than 35 years, as investors stayed on edge ahead of an uncertain U.S. election. Investors have been unnerved by signs of a tightening presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. "Investors are uncertain...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- The S&P 500 ended lower on Friday for a ninth straight day, the longest losing streak for the benchmark index in more than 35 years, as investors stayed on edge just ahead of an uncertain U.S. election.

  • Nov 4- Wall Street gained modestly on Friday after a strong U.S. employment report as investors sought bargains after a spate of selling sparked by uncertainty over the impending U.S. elections. Investors have been unnerved by signs of a tightening presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, after Clinton had until...

  • LONDON, Nov 4- European shares slumped on Friday, weighed down by weaker drugmakers after two U.S. lawmakers called on federal antitrust regulators to open an investigation into possible price fixing. Top faller was Hikma, down 6.8 percent after HSBC cut its price target citing broader market concerns over a separate U.S. Department of Justice investigation...

  • *Wall St up slightly as investors await election. NEW YORK, Nov 4- Global equity markets slipped amid investor concerns about the outcome of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8, while oil prices remained weak on concerns about surging inventories and whether OPEC members will adhere to planned production limits. The index hit a 4- month low, but found some...

  • TORONTO, Nov 4- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, weighed by retreats among heavyweight bank and energy shares as oil prices slid and solid U.S. jobs data added to the case for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike next month. At 10:13 a.m. EDT, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 65.28 points, or 0.45 percent, to 14,518.14.

  • Nov 4- Wall Street opened lower on Friday as uncertainty about the outcome of the U.S. presidential election continued to weigh on investors' minds.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- The dollar gained and U.S. stock markets were set to open slightly higher on Friday, outperforming losses for counterparts in Europe and Asia, after solid U.S. jobs data added to the case for a rise in interest rates next month. U.S. employers added 161,000 jobs last month and boosted wages for workers, Labor Department non-farm payrolls data showed.

  • Nov 4- U.S. stocks index futures pared losses on Friday after a report from the U.S. Labor Department showed U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 161,000 jobs last month, which came in below the 175,000 additions expected by economists polled by Reuters. Futures snapshot at 8:32 a.m....

  • MILAN, Nov 4 (Reuters)- European shares fell on Friday, weighed down by weaker drugmakers after two U.S. lawmakers called on federal antitrust regulators to open a probe for possible price fixing. Top faller was Hikma, down 7 percent after HSBC cut its price target citing broader market concerns over a separate U.S. Department of Justice investigation into price...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 4- Hong Kong stocks closed at a 2-1/ 2- month low on Friday, as worries over the upcoming U.S. presidential election continued to keep investors on edge. Underscoring deepening investor anxiety in Hong Kong, the HSI Volatility Index, a gauge of market stress, shot up to its highest level since the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote in early July.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 4- China stocks edged down on Friday but notched up its fourth straight week of gains as signs of a stabilising Chinese economy offset lingering worries over the looming U.S. election outcome. David Dai, Shanghai- based investor director at Nanhai Fund Management Co, said he wasn't too concerned with the heated presidential race between Democrat...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.4 percent after brushing its lowest levels since early August. Investors have been unnerved in recent days by signs that the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump may be tightening just days before Tuesday's vote. "This negative sentiment is...

  • TOKYO, Nov 4- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a 2-1/ 2- week low on Friday after major stocks like automakers stumbled on continued uncertainty surrounding next week's U.S. presidential election. The Nikkei ended 1.3 percent lower at 16,905.36, the lowest closing level since Oct. 17. For the week, the Nikkei tumbled 3.1 percent, the biggest weekly drop in four...

  • *Malaysian Palm Oil Board data due Nov 10, after 0430 GMT. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4- Malaysia's palm oil inventories likely recorded their sharpest monthly gains in over a year in October, with declining exports outpacing a marginal rise in production. October exports declined to 1.37 million tonnes, down 5.4 percent from 1.45 million tonnes in the previous month, as...

  • *China shares supported by signs of a stabilizing economy. SHANGHAI, Nov 4- Hong Kong stocks were on shaky ground on Friday morning after the benchmark index slipped to 2-1/ 2- month lows in a week marked by mounting anxiety over the outcome of next week's U.S. election. China shares ended the morning session roughly flat, and are on track to rise for the fourth...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 4- Taiwan stocks edged up on Friday while sentiment remained subdued due to uncertainty over a tight U.S. presidential election. Cathay Financial Holdings, parent company of Taiwan's biggest life insurer- Cathay Life Insurance, rose as much as 1.4 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.027 to T $31.495 per U.S. dollar.

  • TOKYO, Nov 4- Japanese government bond prices were mostly higher on Friday as anxiety over the tightening U.S. presidential race hit Tokyo shares and enhanced the appeal of safe-haven debt. Japan's Nikkei fell to a 2-1/ 2- week low on Friday morning after major stocks like automakers stumbled on continued uncertainty surrounding next week's U.S. presidential...

  • TOKYO, Nov 4- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a 2-1/ 2- week low on Friday morning after major stocks like automakers stumbled on continued uncertainty surrounding next week's U.S. presidential election. Investors have been unnerved by signs the U.S. presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is tightening, after...