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World Markets Indexes

  • 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...

  • TORONTO, Nov 3- Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday to a three-week low as weaker oil prices sparked a sell-off in energy shares, but the financials and materials groups gained ground. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 11.3 points, or 0.08 percent, to 14,583.42, its lowest close since Oct. 11. "It is tough for Canada to get out of the way of...

  • Nov 3- The S&P 500 fell for an eighth straight session on Thursday, its longest losing streak since the 2008 financial crisis, as Facebook shares weighed and investors grappled with uncertainty over 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...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- The S&P 500 fell for an eighth straight session on Thursday, its longest losing streak since the 2008 financial crisis, as Facebook shares weighed and investors grappled with uncertainty over next week's U.S. presidential election.

  • *Yields rise as Bank of England projects higher inflation. NEW YORK, Nov 3- Global equity prices drifted lower on Thursday as worries about the U.S. presidential election continued to weigh on investor sentiment, while sterling rose after a UK court ruled that the British government needed parliamentary approval to trigger Brexit. Treasury prices slipped...

  • Nov 3- Wall Street fell modestly on Thursday, with the S&P 500 headed for its longest losing streak since the 2008 financial crisis, as Facebook shares weighed and investors grappled with uncertainty over next week's U.S. presidential election. Investors have been unnerved by signs the U.S. presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican...

  • *FTSE falls 0.8 pct at pound rallies after Brexit ruling. The pan-European STOXX 600 ended flat after eight sessions of losses- its longest losing streak in more than two years- while the UK's FTSE fell 0.8 percent. Top FTSE fallers were precious metal miners Randgold and Fresnillo, down 6.3 percent and 4.3 percent respectively.

  • Nov 3- U.S. stocks reversed course to trade lower on Thursday as concerns over the tightening race for the White House and a fall in Facebook's shares weighed on sentiment. Facebook fell as much as 5.9 percent to a more than three-month low of $119.61 after the social media giant warned that revenue growth would slow this quarter. Investors have been unnerved by...

  • *UK court rules parliament approval must to trigger Brexit. Facebook fell as much as 5.5 percent to a more than three-month low of $120.12 after the social media giant warned that revenue growth would slow this quarter. Tension in markets, rattled by U.S. election nerves, also eased after a UK court ruling that parliament must approve a government decision to...

  • TORONTO, Nov 3- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday led by financials as global risk aversion eased, while the materials and consumer discretionary sectors also climbed as investors weighed a batch of corporate earnings reports. At 10:55 a.m. EDT, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 49.06 points, or 0.34 percent, to 14,643.78.

  • *UK court rules parliament approval must to trigger Brexit. Tension in markets, rattled by U.S. election nerves, eased after a UK court ruling that parliament must approve a government decision to trigger Brexit. Facebook fell 4 percent to $122.25, a day after the social media giant warned that revenue growth would slow this quarter.

  • *Qatar sinks after breaking technical support. DUBAI, Nov 3- Egypt's blue chip equities index jumped on Thursday after the central bank floated the currency, a step which could eventually resolve its hard currency shortage, while Saudi Arabia gained for a second straight week. Authorities hope that by persuading investors that the Egyptian pound is finally...

  • Nov 3- The S&P 500 and Dow were higher at the open on Thursday, with the benchmark index set to snap a seven-day losing streak, but a fall in Facebook's shares weighed on the Nasdaq.

  • *UK court rules parliament approval must to trigger Brexit. Tension in global markets rattled by U.S. election nerves eased after a UK court ruling that parliament must approve a government decision to trigger Brexit. Facebook fell 5 percent to $120.87 in premarket trading, a day after the social media giant warned that revenue growth would slow this quarter.

  • Nov 3- The S&P 500 and the Dow futures were little changed on Thursday as investors stayed away from riskier assets, while Nasdaq futures were dragged down by a fall in Facebook's shares. *Facebook fell 6 percent to $119.50 in premarket trading, a day after the social media giant warned that revenue growth would slow this quarter. *Investors have been unnerved by a...

  • Egypt's blue chip equity index soared 8.3 percent and sovereign dollar bonds rallied as much as 2 cents across the curve after the central bank devalued the pound by around a third and raised interest rates by 300 basis points. A floating currency was a key plank of an International Monetary Fund aid programme and the fund has said a $12 billion loan programme...

  • LONDON, Nov 3- European shares looked set to snap their longest streak of losses in more than two years as good corporate results, particularly from eurozone banks, helped support indexes. The pan-European STOXX 600 rose 0.2 percent after hitting its lowest level in nearly four months earlier in the session. The index fell in the past sessions on growing...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 3- Hong Kong stocks closed at a 2-1/ 2- month low on Thursday, as worries over the tightening U.S. presidential election race outweighed optimism generated by an upbeat China service sector survey. Polls in the past week have led markets to price in more risk that Republican Donald Trump might defeat his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 3- China stocks rose after a private survey showed more signs of economic stability on Thursday, with sentiment also spurred by the upcoming Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme. Earlier in the day, a private survey showed growth in China's services sector accelerated in October, reinforcing the view that the world's second-largest economy...