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World Markets Indexes

  • *Dollar, Treasury yields, bank stock gain on Yellen. Feb 14- Wall Street edged lower on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank will likely need to raise interest rates at an upcoming meeting, but expressed uncertainty over economic policy under the Trump administration. While President Donald Trump's pro-business stance...

  • TORONTO, Feb 14- Canada's main stock index dipped on Tuesday after five straight days of gains that took it to an all-time high, as the materials group lost ground and investors weighed testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. At 10:36 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 35.88 points, or 0.23 percent, at 15,720.70.

  • TORONTO, Feb 14- Canada's main stock index edged lower on Tuesday after five straight days of gains that took it to a fresh all-time high the day before, with financials trimming some recent gains ahead of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 14- Warsaw stocks shaved early losses on Tuesday and the zloty rebounded after Polish figures showed higher-than-expected growth for the fourth quarter of 2016. Stocks mostly retreated in Central Europe after a global rally helped the indices in Bucharest, Prague and Warsaw reach their highest levels since 2015. Prague and Bucharest shed...

  • Feb 14- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Tuesday, a day after Wall Street hit record highs and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which will be scrutinized for the central bank's plan on the timing of interest rate hikes. *Yellen gives a semiannual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee at 10:00 a.m. ET in Washington, facing...

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 14- Warsaw stocks shaved early losses on Tuesday and the zloty rebounded after Polish figures showed higher-than-expected growth for the fourth quarter of 2016. Stocks mostly retreated in Central Europe after a global rally helped the main indices of Bucharest, Prague and Warsaw reach their highest levels since 2015. Budapest which has...

  • LONDON, Feb 14- Britain's top share index traded flat on Tuesday, pausing after a five-day winning streak as Rolls-Royce tumbled after reporting a record loss. The stock was the most actively traded on the FTSE 100, with more than 87 percent of its 30- day average volume traded in the first hour of the session. "Some investors may also have a restive reaction to the...

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 14- Central European stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday, with Warsaw retreating from 17- month highs after Hungary and the Czech Republic reported lower-than-expected economic growth figures for the last quarter of 2016. Poland is due to publish its own figures at 0900 GMT. The Warsaw stock exchange's bluechip index led regional equities...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 14- China's main stock indexes were largely unchanged on Tuesday, after data showed the country's inflation picked up to multi-year highs and reinforced a shift by Beijing to a more tighter policy stance. China's consumer inflation rate in January grew the most since May 2014 compared with the previous year, and its producer price index rose the...

  • TOKYO, Feb 14- Japanese stocks fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with investor sentiment soured after Toshiba Corp delayed its earnings release, including details of a multibillion dollar charge related to cost overruns at its U.S. nuclear arm. The mood was also hurt by the dollar's weakening after President Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael...

  • *China inflation picks up, lessens global deflation danger. SYDNEY, Feb 14- Asian shares inched to 19- month highs on Tuesday as the potential for economic stimulus in the United States underpinned the dollar, bond yields and Wall Street stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.2 percent, trying for its fifth straight session...

  • *Hong Kong shares supported by Chinese demand. SHANGHAI, Feb 14- Hong Kong stocks held steady on Tuesday morning, supported by Chinese fund flows and a firm Wall Street, but gains were limited as investors locked in profits after a rising streak. China's share markets edged lower, as analysts warned that inflation may soon reach a peak after Beijing posted...

  • TOKYO, Feb 14- Japanese stocks dropped on Tuesday afternoon, with Toshiba Corp's diving after it delayed its earnings release, including details of a multibillion dollar charge related to cost overruns at its U.S. nuclear arm. Toshiba's stock nosedived more than 9 percent in early afternoon after it announced during the midday market recess that it would delay...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 14- U.S. wheat prices edged down on Tuesday for the first time in six sessions, with ample global supply pulling them away from their highest in more than seven months, touched the day before. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.4 percent to $4.50-1/ 4 a bushel. *The Australian Bureau of Agriculture, Resource Economics and Rural...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 14- Asian shares inched to 19- month highs on Tuesday as the potential for economic stimulus in the United States lifted the dollar, bond yields and Wall Street stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent, trying for its fifth straight session of gains. Wall Street indexes hit historic peaks on Monday, with...

  • *Financials lead Wall Street higher. Financials and banks in particular led equities on Wall Street higher as investors bet Trump's tax reform plans and softer regulatory environment will boost economic growth and corporate profits. "Investors are willing to say the prospects for growth are higher now than they were, and they're not just saying it, they're...

  • Feb 13- U.S. equity indexes hit record highs on Monday, with the benchmark S&P 500' s market value topping $20 trillion as investors bet tax cuts promised by President Donald Trump would boost the economy. "Day after day, corporate executives from a variety of industries are being brought to the White House to consult with the president. Business does seem to be back...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- Shares of Apple rose to a record high close on Monday, buoyed by Wall Street's expectations that the release of a 10th- anniversary iPhone and pent-up customer demand will shore up lackluster sales. The largest component of the S&P 500 and a core holding on Wall Street, Apple's stock climbed 0.9 percent to end at $133.29, breaking above its...

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- Canada's main stock index rose for the fifth straight day on Monday, posting a fresh all-time peak as financials and industrials climbed, while lower oil and gold prices weighed on resource shares. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 27.46 points, or 0.17 percent, at 15,756.58. Five of the index's 10 main...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. equity indexes hit record highs on Monday, with the benchmark S&P 500' s market value topping $20 trillion as investors bet tax cuts promised by President Donald Trump would boost the economy.