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World Markets Indexes

  • TORONTO, Jan 6- Canada's main stock index fell in early trading on Friday, with gold miners and other materials stocks leading a broad retreat from the three-day rally that started the year. At 9:42 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 61.85 points, or 0.4 percent, at 15,524.73 despite booming jobs and trade data.

  • Jan 6- U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday after data showed employment in December rose less than expected but a rebound in wages suggested sustained growth in the labor market. The public and private sectors together added 156,000 jobs last month, a U.S. Labor Department report showed, compared with 204,000 jobs added in November. Average hourly earnings...

  • *FTSE set for 5th week of gains. LONDON, Jan 6- European stocks rallied from lows on Friday after a stronger than expected increase in earnings in a flagship U.S. jobs report made up for a weaker-than-forecast payrolls figure. Britain's commodity-heavy FTSE 100 index was also flat after hitting a record high the previous day, and was on track for its fifth straight...

  • TORONTO, Jan 6- Canada's main stock index slipped at the open on Friday as gold miners reversed strong gains from the previous session, leading a broad retreat despite strong domestic jobs and trade data. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 53.33 points, or 0.34 percent, at 15,533.25 shortly after the open. All of its 10 main sectors fell.

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Stocks rose and the dollar quickly turned higher after an initial wobble following U.S. jobs data on Friday, a stronger than expected increase in earnings made up for a weaker-than-forecast payrolls figure. "The non-farm payroll and jobs report numbers have shown a slightly weaker number, but the overall employment picture in the US has improved in...

  • *Britain's FTSE lingers below record. LONDON, Jan 6- World stocks held near 1-1/ 2 year highs and the dollar moved up from a three-week low on Friday, with investors looking ahead to U.S. jobs data to provide clues on the pace of U.S. interest rate rises this year. MSCI's gauge of the world's stock markets hit its highest since July 2015, taking its gains so far this year to...

  • *China steps up yuan defence. LONDON, Jan 6- World stocks held near 1-1/ 2 year highs and the dollar moved up from a three-week low on Friday, with investors looking to upcoming U.S. jobs data to provide clues on the pace of U.S. interest rate rises this year. MSCI's gauge of the world's stock markets hit its highest since July 2015, taking its gains so far this year to 1.7...

  • *FTSE set for 5th week of gains. LONDON, Jan 6- The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell on Friday as commodity-related stocks dropped, but the benchmark stayed on track for its best weekly performance since the middle of December. Britain's commodity-heavy FTSE 100 index, trading 0.1 percent lower after hitting a record high the previous day, was on track for its...

  • LONDON, Jan 6- The pan-European STOXX 600 index edged lower early on Friday following a drop in commodity-related stocks, although the benchmark index remained on track for its best weekly performance since the middle of December. Britain's commodity-heavy FTSE 100 index fell 0.1 percent after hitting a new record high in the previous day.

  • Jan 6- Hong Kong shares extended gains to end firmer on Friday, scoring its best week in three months, as capital outflow worries eased after the U.S. dollar took a breather from its post-election rally. The benchmark Hang Seng index finished 0.2 percent higher, at 22,503.01 points, bringing its weekly gain to nearly 2.3 percent, the highest since Oct. 7.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 6- China stocks ended lower on Friday as the New Year rally showed signs of fatigue, with a stronger yuan lending little support to equities. A run of data from China in coming weeks is expected to show the economy entered 2017 with considerable momentum. "Investors are likely to stay lukewarm on the stock market until the end of Lunar New Year when...

  • *Hong Kong stocks rise on weak U.S. dollar. SHANGHAI, Jan 6- Hong Kong stocks extended yesterday's sharp gains on Friday morning, set to have their best week in four months, as weakness in the U.S. currency and low treasury yields helped ease fears of capital outflow from emerging markets. Most sectors in Hong Kong gained modestly, with tech stocks the best performer, up...

  • *Malaysian Palm Oil Board data due Jan. 10, after 0430 GMT. KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6- Malaysia's palm oil inventories likely dropped in December for the first time in four months, as a sharp decline in production outpaced a slower fall in exports. Malaysia's December stockpiles are seen falling 3 percent to 1.61 million tonnes from November, the first monthly decline...

  • *China's yuan move adds to broad selling in dollar. TOKYO, Jan 6- The U.S. dollar wobbled near three-week lows and U.S. bonds were bought back with the 10- year yield at one-month lows on Friday, as investors wound back' Trump trade', helping to lift the world's stocks to 1-1/ 2- year highs. Asian shares were no exception, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • TORONTO, Jan 5- Canada's main stock index extended its new year rally into a third day on Thursday, as gold miners and other materials stocks rose with higher commodity prices and telecom stocks also notched gains. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended the day up 69.83 points, or 0.45 percent, at 15,586.58, within striking distance of its...

  • *Chinese numbers add to upbeat factory data in Europe, U.S. NEW YORK, Jan 5- Global equity prices shrugged off weakness on Wall Street to cling to gains after hitting their highest level since mid-2015 on Thursday, bolstered by strong Chinese data that added to optimism about global growth and inflation. The index has been riding a wave of upbeat factory and service...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- The S&P 500 closed slightly lower on Thursday weighed by financial shares and as investors dumped traditional retailers, but the Nasdaq Composite set a record closing high led by the strength of online retailer Amazon.

  • TORONTO, Jan 5- Canada's main stock index ended higher on Thursday, extending a 2017 rally into a third day as gold miners and other materials stocks jumped with higher commodity prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 69.83 points, or 0.45 percent, at 15,586.58. That is less than 100 points off its all-time high hit in...

  • *Wall Street down on weakness in bank stocks. NEW YORK, Jan 5- World stocks shrugged off weakness on Wall Street to cling to gains after hitting their highest level since mid-2015 on Thursday, bolstered by strong Chinese data that added to optimism about global growth and inflation. The index has been riding a wave of upbeat factory and service sector surveys out of...

  • The S&P 500 financial index was down 1.6 percent in early afternoon trading- set for its worst day since September- due to declines in JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. The index has risen 17.2 percent since Donald Trump's victory in the November election as investors bet on his proposals aimed at simplifying banking regulations. "We are at the top of the...