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World Markets Indexes

  • TORONTO, March 27- Canada's main stock index seesawed on Monday as lower oil prices weighed on the energy sector, offsetting gains for gold shares amid heightened demand for safe-haven assets like precious metals. Manulife Financial Corp dropped nearly 2 percent to C $22.94, and Toronto-Dominion Bank declined 0.6 percent to C $64.81. At 10:40 a.m. ET, the...

  • NEW YORK— Worries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early Monday, but they clawed back most of their losses and ended the day mixed. The S&P 500 sank from the start and was down as much as 0.9 percent. The weakness followed last week's failure by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act,...

  • TORONTO, March 27- Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as oil prices fell and the heavyweight energy and financial groups lost ground, while investors fretted over U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to push through his agenda of tax cuts and fiscal spending. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 79.96 points, or 0.52 percent, at...

  • The latest on developments in financial markets:. About as many stocks rose as fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks dipped in midday trading as traders worried that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought.

  • LONDON, March 27- Gold rallied more than 1 percent on Monday after U.S. 0930 GMT, having touched a one-month high of $1,259.14. "Trump's spectacular failure to get his health bill through Congress raises concerns about his ability to achieve his goals on other policies," Saxo Bank's head of commodity research Ole Hansen said.

  • SHANGHAI, March 27- Hong Kong stocks fell on Monday as fresh measures to curb China's heated property market weighed on shares of developers, offsetting data showing strong profit growth for industrial companies early in the year. An index tracking mainland developers tumbled over 4 percent, led by industry heavyweight Vanke, after China restricted...

  • SHANGHAI, March 27- China stocks slipped on Monday, as any optimism felt from data showing surging profits at industrial firms was offset by fresh property curbs and signs that monetary policy may be further tightened. Offering fresh signs of China's economic recovery, profits of the country's industrial firms surged 31.5 percent in the first two months of...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Japan's Nikkei share average skidded 1.4 percent on Monday, wallowing at a six-week low and deepening last week's 1.3 percent loss, on pressure from a resurgent yen. The Nikkei ended at 18,985.59 points, plumbing to its lowest level since Feb. 9 and losing 0.7 percent for the month so far. Shares in brokerage firms dropped in line with the broader...

  • *China curbs commercial property purchases in Beijing. Hong Kong shares fell, as the market gave a cold welcome to Beijing- backed Carrie Lam, who was elected on Sunday as the city's chief executive. China introduced rules to curb the purchase of new commercial property in Beijing by individuals in the government's latest step to cool the property market, while...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Asian stocks got off to a weak start on Monday as caution among investors prevailed with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure. Stocks in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries were lower. ANALYST'S VIEWPOINT: "For Asian markets, a turbulent start to the...

  • *White House failure on healthcare raises worries over tax reform. *Asia markets less impacted on valuation bets. "Markets have had a good run recently and this is a good opportunity for profit taking across counters," said Alex Wong, a fund manager at Ample Capital Ltd. in Hong Kong, with about $130 million under management.

  • *Republicans pull bill to dismantle Obamacare. NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shares pared losses to end slightly lower on Friday after Republicans pulled their bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system due to a shortage of votes, dealing a blow to U.S. S&P 500 stock index ended a touch lower after falling as much as 0.4 percent earlier, before a House Republican...

  • TORONTO, March 24- Canada's main stock edged higher on Friday, led by consumer-related stocks, while U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline gave TransCanada Corp a boost before some gains were pared. It was the second straight day of gains for the index after Canada's government on Wednesday held off from raising taxes on investors in its budget.

  • March 24- A dramatic session on Wall Street ended with stocks slightly lower on Friday as they pared losses in late-afternoon trading after Republicans pulled their bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system. The benchmark S&P 500 shot up briefly into positive territory before falling back into the red as Republicans pulled the legislation due to a shortage...

  • TORONTO, March 24- Canada's main stock edged higher on Friday, led by consumer-related stocks, while U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline gave TransCanada Corp a boost before some gains were pared.

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Major U.S. stock indexes turned negative and sank to session lows on Friday as a highly anticipated vote in Congress on a healthcare bill neared. Republicans in Congress said they lacked the votes needed for passage of their U.S. healthcare system overhaul. The White House said the vote was set for about 3:30 p.m..

  • CYCLICAL SECTORS DRAG MARKET LOWER; MAJOR STOCK INDEXES AT FRESH SESSION LOWS.

  • *U.S. indexes post modest gains, European shares edge lower. NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shares edged higher and European shares slipped on Friday as investors were on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome of a vote in Washington on healthcare reform, seen as pivotal for U.S. The back-and-forth over the bill has led to some of the choppiest trading Wall Street has seen since...

  • *Feb durable orders dip, but shipments surge. March 24- U.S. stocks traded higher on Friday as investors awaited the outcome of a vote on a healthcare bill that is seen as a test of President Donald Trump's ability to pass his legislative agenda through Congress. The back-and-forth over the bill has led to some of the choppiest trading Wall Street has seen since...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks gave back much of an early gain but were mostly higher Friday afternoon as investors bid up technology and consumer-focused companies. House Republicans say their health care bill does not have enough support to pass in a vote this afternoon, which is casting some doubt on President Donald Trump's business-friendly agenda.