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World Markets Indexes

  • MSCI's emerging market benchmark fell 0.4 percent with bourses in Hong Kong, South Korea, Russia and South Africa down more than half a percent. China's yuan joined the falls, unfazed by President Donald Trump ratcheting up the rhetoric again and declaring Beijing the "grand champions" of currency manipulation. Meanwhile Beijing said it had no intention of...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- Commodity-related sectors led European shares lower for a third straight session on Friday while the dollar was poised for a weekly losses as the "Trumpflation trade" lost momentum. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took the edge off that optimism overnight when he said any policy steps by the Trump administration would probably have only a...

  • Feb 24- Hong Kong stocks fell for a second day on Friday, as resource firms were hit by weak commodities markets in China and a sharp drop in money inflows from Shanghai. Resource stocks clocked their biggest one-day decline since March 9, down 3.4 percent on Friday after hitting a 20-1/ 2- month high in the previous session. Shares of China's second-largest telecom...

  • The director of China's state assets regulator Xiao Yaqing said on Friday that the country should further deepen mixed-ownership and supply-side reforms, the official Shanghai Securities News reported. Reflecting rising risk appetite, China's outstanding margin loans have risen for four consecutive days to exceed 900 billion yuan, as investors appear...

  • TOKYO, Feb 24- Japanese stocks fell on Friday, with investors staying on the sidelines as a lack of clarity over U.S. economic policies under President Donald Trump and political uncertainty in Europe weighed on sentiment. The Nikkei 225 fell 0.5 percent to 19,283.54. The benchmark index however gained 0.3 percent on the week.

  • KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slumped 1.4 percent to 4,822, while Germany's DAX fell 1.5 percent to 11,770. Britain FTSE100 shed 0.7 percent to 7,218. U.S. shares were set to drift lower as well, with Dow and S&P 500 futures both down 0.4 percent. TRUMP WORRIES: President Donald Trump's stance on trade has unnerved many U.S. trading partners, as he has repeatedly...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 24- China stocks fell on Friday morning as weakness in resources shares offset strength in small-caps, but the main indexes are poised to gain for the third straight week amid improving risk appetite. China's blue-chip CSI300 index dipped 0.3 percent, to 3,463.93 by lunch break, but has gained 1.3 percent so far this week. Reflecting rising risk...

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index fell to a 10- day low on Thursday as financial and industrial shares pared recent gains, while the materials group lost ground as base metal prices slumped. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed down 49.02 points, or 0.31 percent, at 15,781.20, its lowest close since Feb. 13. The materials group, which...

  • Industrial companies, which have surged over the last few months, finished lower as Wall Street focused on gold, bonds, and companies that pay big dividends. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks sank 9.23 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,394.62. The S&P 500 is up 12.65 points, or 0.5 percent.

  • Feb 23- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, buoyed by energy stocks and a renewed pledge by President Donald Trump to chief executives of major U.S. companies to bring back millions of jobs to the United States. At a meeting with about two dozen chief executives, Trump said he plans to bring millions of jobs back to the United States, without revealing a specific...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Stock prices climbed to record highs worldwide for a third straight session on Thursday, propelled by an oil rally after a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and comments from U.S. Treasury and euro zone government bond yields declined as European Central Bank policymakers also signalled they were not getting carried away by signs the euro...

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index fell for the second straight day on Thursday as financial and industrial shares pared recent gains, while the materials group lost ground as base metal prices slumped. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 49.02 points, or 0.31 percent, at 15,781.20. Seven of the index's 10 main...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, buoyed by energy stocks and a renewed pledge by President Donald Trump to chief executives of major U.S. companies to bring back millions of jobs to the United States.

  • Feb 23- Wall Street pared losses in midday trading on Thursday, after President Donald Trump told chief executives of major U.S. companies that he plans to bring back millions of jobs to the United States. Even though the S&P 500 hit a series of record highs in the past two weeks, the index has not moved more than 1 percent in either direction since Dec. 7.

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Feb 23- European shares fell slightly on Thursday, weighed down by a pull-back in banking and mining stocks in a day where trading activity was dominated by a raft of company earnings. Losses in Barclays and in HSBC, which continued its slide after a disappointing update earlier this week, resulted in a 1 percent fall for Europe's banking index.

  • *Nvidia drops on downgrade; top drag on S&P, Nasdaq. Feb 23- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average reversed course after hitting record intraday highs late Thursday morning as losses in tech stocks offset the impact of a surge in oil prices. "What I like about this market is that seem to be a little more focused on fundamentals as opposed to looking at the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Global stock prices posted record highs for a third straight session on Thursday, propelled by an oil rally after a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and comments by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about pursuing significant tax reform. This outlook for policy accommodation lifted gold prices to a three-month high near $1,250 an...

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as energy company stocks were boosted by gains in oil prices, while higher prices for bullion lifted shares of gold miners. The energy group climbed 1.3 percent, as oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting a global glut may be ending after...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors changed course and tempered their expectations for faster economic growth. Industrial companies, which have surged over the last few months, finished lower as Wall Street focused on gold, bonds, and companies that pay big dividends. Industrial companies have made big gains since November as investors expect the...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Thursday after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting that a global glut may be ending after moves by OPEC to cut production. OPEC and producers including Russia aim to cut production by around 1.8 million barrels per day to drain an oversupply that has kept prices depressed for more...