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World Markets Indexes

  • *Congress holds the federal purse strings and often ignores presidential budgets, which are proposals and may not take effect in its current form. *Wall Street closed higher on Monday boosted by technology shares and by defense companies, which gained after the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a $110 billion arms deal. *The deal was struck during Trump's...

  • *Sterling falls after Manchester bomb kills 22. LONDON, May 23- The euro set a new six-month month high on Tuesday and the region's shares made gains as the latest economic data made for some encouraging reading, especially in Germany. The euro climbed as high as $1.12680 to beat the previous day's high by a whisker, while London FTSE, Frankfurt's DAX and the CAC in...

  • LONDON, May 23- Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent on Tuesday to their highest levels in more than a year, joined by a rise in banking stocks which helped European stock markets edge higher. Germany's DAX was up 0.3 percent while euro zone blue chips gained 0.6 percent. "It's a kind of risk-on environment, and Europe's benefits- relatively low currency, a...

  • LONDON, May 23- Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent to their highest levels in more than a year and were a standout in an otherwise sluggish open on European stock markets on Tuesday. In the UK, the FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent, hovering close to record highs, as a weaker sterling continued to underpin gains in the exporter-heavy index. There was little direct market...

  • LONDON, May 23- Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent to their highest levels in more than a year and were a standout in an otherwise sluggish open on European stock markets on Tuesday. In the UK, the FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent, hovering close to record highs, as a weaker sterling continued to underpin gains in the exporter-heavy index. There was little direct market...

  • LONDON, May 23- Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent to their highest levels in more than a year and were a standout in an otherwise sluggish open on European stock markets on Tuesday. In the UK, the FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent, hovering close to record highs, as a weaker sterling continued to underpin gains in the exporter-heavy index. There was little direct market...

  • LONDON, May 23- Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent to their highest levels in more than a year and were a standout in an otherwise sluggish open on European stock markets on Tuesday. In the UK, the FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent, hovering close to record highs, as a weaker sterling continued to underpin gains in the exporter-heavy index. There was little direct market...

  • SHANGHAI, May 23- Shanghai stocks fell for a second day on Tuesday, with gains in financials only partially soothing lingering concerns over policy tightening steps. Over the past two months, investors have been grappling with a regulatory crackdown on risky lending practices and a shift toward tighter monetary policy as Beijing stepped up measures to defuse...

  • *Asia stocks drop after strong Monday gains, Wall Street rise. SINGAPORE, May 23- Sterling slipped on Tuesday after a suspected suicide attack killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak". Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets...

  • TOKYO, May 23- Japanese stocks edged down on Tuesday as a suicide bomb attack at a pop concert in Britain made investors cautious and lifted the safe-haven yen, which depressed some export-oriented shares. The Nikkei share average fell 0.3 percent to 19,613.28. The broader Topix shed 0.2 percent to 1,565.22 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 0.2 percent to...

  • KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.6 percent at 12,698 while the CAC 40 in France rose 0.8 percent to 5,365. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.2 percent higher at 7,509. U.S. stocks were poised for solid gains with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.2 percent. MANCHESTER BLAST: A suicide bomber blew himself up as young...

  • *Asia stocks steady after strong Monday gains, Wall Street rise. SINGAPORE, May 23- Sterling slipped on Tuesday after a suspected suicide attack killed at least 19 people and wounded 59 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak". Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets...

  • *Hong Kong at fresh 22- month high. SHANGHAI, May 23- China's main stock indexes were mixed on Tuesday morning, with gains in financials only partially soothing lingering concerns over policy tightening steps. An advisor with the People's Bank of China said the central bank will continue to implement reasonable adjustments to monetary policy.

  • *Airline sector worst performer after Manchester blast sours mood. TOKYO, May 23- Japanese stocks were flat on Tuesday morning as a risk-averse mood kept investors sidelined following an explosion in the English city of Manchester, which lifted the safe-haven yen and depressed some export-oriented shares. Airline shares was the worst performer on the board,...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- Ford Motor Co's unexpected decision to replace its chief executive officer on Monday may not be the catalyst that revives its slumping share prices. Shares of the second-largest U.S. automaker rose 2.1 percent Monday, a relatively muted reaction given the 0.5 percent gain in the broad Standard& Poor's 500 index. There's just nothing out there...

  • *Defense stocks advance on U.S.- Saudi Arabia arms deal. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, boosted by technology shares and by defense companies, which gained after the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a multi-billion dollar arms deal. Boeing gave the Dow its biggest boost, ending up 1.6 percent at $183.67.

  • Strong gains for technology companies like software and chip makers helped lead U.S. stocks higher Monday. Defense contractors also climbed as the market continued to bounce back from turbulence last week. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks finished up 9.81 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,377.14.

  • May 22- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, boosted by technology shares and by defense companies, which gained after the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a multi-billion dollar arms deal.

  • *Defense stocks gain on U.S.- Saudi Arabia arms deal. May 22- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, boosted by technology shares and by defense companies, which rose after the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a multi-billion dollar arms deal. President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend and sealed $110 billion in deals through which Riyadh will buy U.S....

  • *Defense stocks gain on U.S.- Saudi Arabia arms deal. May 22- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, boosted by technology shares and by defense companies, which rose after the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a multi-billion dollar arms deal. President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend and sealed $110 billion in deals through which Riyadh will buy U.S....