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World Markets Indexes

  • Oil jumped more than 2 percent to the highest in more than three weeks after officials from Saudi Arabia and Russia said supply cuts need to last into 2018. Currencies of oil exporters in the region, Mexico and Colombia, were the biggest gainers. Shares of state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, added the most to Brazil's benchmark...

  • LONDON, May 15- A global "ransomware" attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy stocks expected to benefit from a pickup in cyber security spending by companies and government agencies. European Union police agency Europol said on Monday the attack had hit 200,000 machines. In London, shares in cloud network...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct at fresh record. LONDON, May 15- Britain's main share index climbed to a new record high on Monday, fuelled by oil and mining stocks, and cybersecurity firm Sophos jumped after a ransomware attack hit companies, hospitals and schools worldwide. The FTSE 100 was up 0.3 percent at 7,454.37 points at its close, having hit a fresh high of 7,460.20 points...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Commodity-linked stocks and world currencies got a lift on Monday from a surge in crude oil prices after major producers Saudi Arabia and Russia said they would extend oil supply cuts into 2018.. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on May 25 to consider the extension. U.S. crude rose 2.72 percent to $49.14 per...

  • TORONTO, May 15- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as energy companies, helped by a jump in crude oil prices, led a broad rally. The price of oil surged to its strongest in more than three weeks on Monday after Saudi Arabia and Russia supported an extension on supply cuts into 2018. Canada's energy sector is sensitive to the global price of oil.

  • *Dubai's DXB Entertainments hits lowest level since April 2015. *Kuwait rises before MSCI index announcement. DUBAI, May 15- Middle Eastern stock markets were mixed on Monday with Saudi Arabia rising on the back of a rebound in oil prices and a continued slide by amusement park operator DXB Entertainments helping to drag down Dubai.

  • TORONTO, May 15- Canada's main stock index on Monday rose at the open as oil and gas stocks, led by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, spearheaded broad gains across all sectors.

  • May 15- U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday as a rise in oil prices soothed some nerves following a massive cyber attack that locked up 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 38.24 points, or 0.18 percent, to 20,934.85. The S&P 500 gained 4.06 points, or 0.16 percent, to 2,394.96.

  • *Oil hit a three-week high after top exporter Saudi Arabia and Russia said supply cuts needed to last into 2018, a step towards extending an OPEC- led deal to support prices for longer than originally agreed. *Wall Street slipped on Friday, ending the week lower as tepid economic data weighed on banks and worries deepened over department stores.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.1 pct at fresh record. LONDON, May 15- Britain's main share index climbed to a new record high on Monday, fueled by oil and mining stocks, and cybersecurity firm Sophos jumped after a ransomware attack hit companies, hospitals and schools around the world. The FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent at 7,446.84 points by 0920 GMT, having hit a fresh high of 7,460.20...

  • BUDAPEST, May 15- Central European stocks touched multi-year highs on Monday on expectations that first-quarter regional economic output data due on Tuesday will show robust growth, though profit-taking later caused shares to retreat. Budapest's main stock index rose to nine-year highs, extending gains from a record high close on Friday.

  • May 15- Hong Kong stocks rose for the sixth straight session to fresh 21- month highs on Monday, as investors shrugged off threats posed by a global cyber security attack, a missile test by North Korea and weak U.S. data. Sentiment was aided by signs of steady money flows from mainland China, and stabilization in the China market, where main stock indexes rebounded...

  • SHANGHAI, May 15- China's main stock index rose for the third straight session on Monday after a five-week losing streak, as concerns over tighter financial regulations and liquidity eased after Beijing's soothing comments. But the upbeat sentiment was capped by China's disappointing factory activity and investment data that deepened worries of renewed...

  • TOKYO, May 15- Superlong Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Monday, taking their cue from firmer U.S. Japan's Nikkei stock index ended down 0.1 percent, pulling away from last week's 17- month highs. Investors' risk appetite was tempered by U.S. economic data on Friday that fell short of expectations, as well as another missile test by North Korea over...

  • TOKYO, May 15- Superlong Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Monday, taking their cue from firmer U.S. Japan's Nikkei stock index ended down 0.1 percent, pulling away from last week's 17- month highs. Investors' risk appetite was tempered by U.S. economic data on Friday that fell short of expectations, as well as another missile test by North Korea over...

  • TOKYO, May 15- Japanese stocks edged down on Monday, pressured by a stronger yen, a widespread cyber attack and North Korea's missile test over the weekend. The Nikkei share average fell 0.1 percent to 19,869.85. The broader Topix dropped 0.04 percent to 1,580.00, and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 was up 0.01 percent to 14,113.46.

  • *APAC ex- Japan posts gains; Nikkei down on stronger yen. *APAC ex- Japan, emerging market indices hit 2- yr highs. SINGAPORE, May 15- Resilient Asian stocks edged up to a two-year high on Monday, shaking off threats from by a ransomware attack that locked some 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries at the weekend, a missile test by North Korea, and weak U.S. data.

  • *Premier Li says China able to keep markets stable. SHANGHAI, May 15- China stocks, which had fallen for five weeks in a row, firmed on Monday morning after the government soothed market fears of tighter regulation, saying risks in the banking sector were "completely controllable." In addition, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday that China would strike a...

  • *APAC ex- Japan reverses losses; Nikkei down on stronger yen. *APAC ex- Japan, emerging market indices hit 2- yr highs. SINGAPORE, May 15- Asian stocks were resilient on Monday, edging up to a two-year high after shaking off threats posed by a ransomware attack that locked up more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries, a missile test by North Korea and weak U.S. data.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 12- A widespread view on Wall Street this week was that Snap Inc fell short of revenue forecasts when it posted its first quarterly results as a public company, triggering a big selloff in its shares. Analysts affiliated with 10 underwriters forecast on average that revenue would hit $138.4 million, $30 million below the estimate of the...