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World Markets Indexes

  • TORONTO, Feb 17- Canada's main stock index fell for the first day in nine on Friday, pulling back from a fresh record high the day before, pressured by losses for heavyweight financial and energy groups. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 60.89 points, or 0.38 percent, at 15,803.28, shortly after the open. Nine of the index's 10 main groups...

  • *U.S. bonds rally with German, U.K. debt. NEW YORK, Feb 17- U.S. The market is benefiting from lower yields overseas and sort of a reassessment of the risk on trade that weve seen in equities, said Gary Pollack, head of fixed-income trading at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in New York.

  • Feb 17- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Friday, after a record-setting few days on Wall Street, as investors await clarity on economic policy and ahead of a long weekend. The S&P 500 has risen about 5 percent so far in 2017, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 4 percent, mainly on signs of an improving economy and promises by President Donald Trump to cut...

  • Feb 17- U.S. stock index futures fell for the second straight day on Friday, after a record-setting few days on Wall Street, as investors await clarity on economic policy and ahead of a long weekend. *The S&P 500 has rise about 5 percent so far in 2017, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 4 percent, mainly on signs of an improving economy and promises by President...

  • *Warsaw stocks off 18- month high on profit taking. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Feb 17- Polish stocks retreated on Friday, while other Central European markets trod water, as investors took profits after a rally in equity markets across the region and world. Warsaw's bluechip stock index had fallen 0.6 percent by 1021 GMT, driven mainly by bank stocks including PKO BP, which...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Emerging market stocks took a breather on Friday, easing back after what was set to be a seventh week of gains in the last eight and also a bumper one for many of the major EM currencies. MSCI's 23- country emerging market index dipped 0.5 percent on the day but was up a solid 1.1 percent for the week following gains from Turkey to Poland, to China, India and...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Global equity markets were set to end the week on a softer footing on Friday, after setting record highs in the previous two sessions, as investors looked for clarity on U.S. The MSCI All-Country World index was still headed for its fourth straight week of gains after hitting a record high on Thursday, buoyed by positive signs for global economic...

  • Allianz rose 3.3 percent after Europe's largest insurer proposed spending 3 billion euros on buying back its own shares after posting a higher than expected profit growth. The STOXX 600 was flat, while UK's FTSE fell 0.1 percent and Germany's DAX was flat. Europe's insurance stocks were the biggest sectoral gainer, helped by Allianz but also by gains in Dutch...

  • Feb 17- Hong Kong stocks fell on Friday, as capital inflows from the mainland took a breather and investors locked in profits after the main index closed at an 18- month high the previous session. For the week, the main index gained 1.9 percent, with market turnover rising to the highest since the week ending Aug. 28, 2015. Analysts said Chinese investors' interest in...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 17- China's main stock indexes fell on Friday as investors retreated from brokerage and newly-listed stocks after a recent rally, erasing most of the gains made earlier this week. The blue-chip CSI300 index dropped 0.6 percent to 3,421.44 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.9 percent to 3,202.08 points. Brokerage stocks initially...

  • TOKYO— Global shares slipped Friday following a drop on Wall Street as the stronger dollar sent Japanese issues lower and the arrest of an executive at Samsung weighed on Korean stocks. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped nearly 0.2 percent to 4,892.25 in early trading, while Germany's DAX fell nearly 0.1 percent to 11,749.78. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.1...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 17- Taiwan stocks fell slightly on Friday tracking declines in regional markets and as investors continued to lock in profits on recent rallies. Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd fell as much as 0.9. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.015 to T $30.777 per.

  • *China relaxes trading rules on stock index futures. SHANGHAI, Feb 17- Benchmark stock indexes in China and Hong Kong fell on Friday as investors took profits on resources shares, but losses were checked by strength in Chinese brokerage shares after authorities relaxed some rules on stock index futures trading. China's blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.2 percent...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 16- The Brazilian real and the Mexican peso fell on Thursday as investors awaited additional details of U.S. The lower house of Congress approved late on Wednesday the bill, which is expected to yield 13.2 billion reais in additional revenues. It will now return to the Senate for a final vote.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 16- Canada's main stock index edged up on Thursday to notch a fresh record high as Barrick Gold Corp jumped on the company's better-than-expected profits, though a drop in shares of Sun Life helped keep overall gains in check. Goldcorp Inc also drove the market higher as lower costs at its gold mines in the Americas helped its quarterly profit beat...

  • Feb 16- The Dow Jones Industrial Average scored its sixth straight record high on Thursday, but just barely, while the S&P 500 edged lower due to declining energy stocks. Signs of an improving economy and promises by President Donald Trump to cut corporate taxes and reduce financial regulations have been behind much of the recent gains. "Some of the excitement and...

  • MSCI's All-Country World index hit an intraday record of 444.94, although stocks on Wall Street dipped as the financial sector, down 0.1 percent, snapped a five-session winning streak and energy stocks slumped 1.4 percent. Other data showed improvements in exports from Indonesia and Taiwan, and falling unemployment in Sweden and the Netherlands.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 16- Canada's main stock index ended slightly higher on Thursday as Barrick Gold Corp jumped on the company's better-than-expected profits, though that was offset by a drop in Sun Life, which reported a decline in earnings.

  • Feb 16- Wall Street dipped on Thursday, weighed down by energy stocks as oil prices dropped and banks fell broadly for the first time in six days. Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan and Citigroup weighed more than any other stocks on the S&P 500, which has hit a string of record high in recent sessions on signs of an improving economy and promises by President...

  • Feb 16- Wall Street dipped on Thursday, weighed down by energy stocks as oil prices dropped and as banks shares fell for the first time in six days. The rally was sparked by President Donald Trump's vow last week of tax cuts, and fueled by optimism that his plans for corporate deregulation will expand the economy. "Some of these policies are game changers to certain...