World Markets Indexes

  • *MSCI All-Country World index hits lowest since Aug. 9. LONDON, Aug 26- The dollar edged down and global shares slipped to a two-week low on Friday as investors turned cautious before a keynote speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could map out a clearer path for U.S. interest rates. The MSCI All-Country World index was down 0.1 percent by 0817 GMT, after...

  • LONDON, Aug 26- European equities edged lower on Friday, with investors focusing on a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the session for hints about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.2 percent by 0828 GMT, extending the previous session's losses, while Britain's FTSE 100 index fell 0.1 percent.

  • Aug 26- Hong Kong stocks rose on Friday but were flat for the week, reflecting investor caution ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen will speak at the annual gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, later in the global day. Most sectors in Hong Kong rose, led by energy and tech stocks.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 26- China stocks were little changed on Friday, as renewed slides in property shares erased gains earlier in the day. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.1 percent to 3,307.09, while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.1 percent to 3,070.31. The market was firm in the morning session, with some traders attributing the gain to a denial by regulators that...

  • LONDON, Aug 26- European equities steadied in early trading on Friday, with investors focusing on a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the session for hints about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent by 0722 GMT after falling in the previous session. Britain's FTSE 100 index also fell 0.1...

  • MANILA, Philippines— Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.2 percent at 16,360.71. Hong Kong' Hang Seng index rose 0.3 percent to 22,881.91.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japanese stocks fell to three-week lows on Friday, hit by a fall on Wall Street and as investors stayed cautious before a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, but companies announcing share buybacks attracted buying. The Nikkei share average ended 1.2 percent lower at 16,360.71 points, its lowest closing level since August 5.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 26- China stocks rose on Friday morning, recouping the previous day's loss, with some traders attributing the improving sentiment to regulators' denial that insurance money is getting pulled out of the market. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission late on Thursday denied a market rumor in a local media that 600 billion yuan worth of insurance...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 26- China stocks rose on Friday morning, recouping the previous day's loss, with some traders attributing the improving sentiment to regulators' denial that insurance money is getting pulled out of the market. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission late on Thursday denied a market rumour in a local media that 600 billion yuan worth of...

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japanese stocks fell on Friday morning in line with a dip on Wall Street and as investors stayed cautious before a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, but companies announcing share buybacks attracted buying. Traders expect overall trading to be subdued on Friday amid caution before Yellen delivers the keynote speech at the annual...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 26- Taiwan stocks were nearly unchanged on Friday in cautious trade as bellwether financial shares slipped and on weakness in overseas markets. CTBC said late on Thursday that it was scrapping a deal with CITIC Bank International Ltd, cancelling its second deal in less than one month. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.01 to T $31.680 per U.S. dollar.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks closed lower on Thursday, led by declines in health-care companies as investors worry about a backlash in Washington against recent price increases for key drugs. A few retailers reported disappointing earnings, and that helped push down consumer discretionary stocks. The losses were modest as major indexes hover near record highs hit last...

  • *Healthcare pulls Wall Street slightly lower. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Most investors refrained from making big bets on Thursday ahead of the start of a central bankers' meeting in the mountains of Wyoming that could clarify the path of U.S. interest rate policy. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the keynote speech on Friday, but she may struggle to convince...

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen due to speak on Friday. NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. stocks were modestly lower on Thursday, weighed down by a drop in healthcare and consumer names, while financials advanced slightly after two more Federal Reserve officials pushed the case for a rate hike. Jude Medical shares fell 5 percent after short-selling firm Muddy Waters said it bet that the...

  • NEW YORK— It's perhaps the most contrarian move in investing today: Trust a stock picker. Last month alone, $44 billion left actively managed stock funds, and nearly $41 billion went into comparable index funds. Through July, they were on pace for a third straight year of lower returns than either an S&P 500 index fund or an investment that tracks a Barclays bond...

  • GRAPEVINE, Texas _ GameStop Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $27.9 million. GameStop expects full-year earnings to be $3.90 to $4.05 per share. GameStop shares have risen 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 6 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. stocks were modestly lower on Thursday, weighed down by a drop in healthcare and consumer names, while financials advanced slightly after two more Federal Reserve officials pushed towards the case for a rate hike.

  • *Healthcare pulls Wall Street slightly lower. NEW YORK, Aug 25- The start of a central bankers' meeting in the mountains of Wyoming, which could clarify the path of U.S. interest rate policy, kept most investors from making big bets on Thursday. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the keynote speech on Friday, when she may struggle to convince financial...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday, weighed down by a drop in consumer and healthcare names, while financials rose modestly after two more Federal Reserve officials pushed towards the case for a rate hike. Comments from Kansas City Fed President and voting member Esther George, as well as Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan, followed the hawkish...

  • *Wall Street recovers after lower open. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Slumping healthcare stocks pulled European markets lower on Thursday after White House candidate Hillary Clinton demanded price cuts on a successful drug, while many investors awaited headlines from a big gathering of central bankers. London's FTSE closed 0.28 percent lower.