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World Markets Indexes

  • NEW YORK, April 7- Wall Street's three major indexes edged lower on Friday to end well below session highs after a weaker-than-expected job report, a U.S. missile strike in Syria and comments by a key Federal Reserve official on the Fed's plan to reduce its balance sheet.

  • NEW YORK, April 7- Wall Street's three major indexes were virtually unchanged on Friday but fell well below session highs in late-afternoon trading after a key Federal Reserve official shed more light on the Fed's plan to reduce its balance sheet while investors digested a weak jobs report. New York Fed President William Dudley discussed the U.S. central...

  • April 6- Wall Street's major indexes closed slightly higher on Thursday but finished well off session highs as investors were nervous about upcoming talks between China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. The leaders of the world's two biggest economies are to greet each other at the president's Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida, late Thursday afternoon,...

  • *STOXX 600 up 0.1 pct, flat on the week. *Oil stocks post two-week gain of 5 pct. MILAN, April 7- European shares inched up on Friday, reversing earlier weakness as oil stocks climbed after a U.S. cruise missile strike in Syria sent crude prices near to one-month highs.

  • SAO PAULO, April 7- Latin American currencies inched up on Friday after unfavorable weather weighed on U.S. jobs growth in March, which fell short of forecasts for a solid result. Gains were limited by geopolitical concerns after the United States fired cruise missiles at a Syrian air base from which U.S. Key Latin American stock indexes and currencies at 1555 GMT:.

  • TORONTO, April 7- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday as the financials group lost ground, while gold mining shares climbed after escalating geopolitical tensions boosted gold prices. Financial shares fell 0.5 percent as Canada's 10- year yield hit a four-month low at 1.505 percent. Bank of Montreal, Canada's fourth-biggest lender, said its Chief...

  • TORONTO, April 7- Canada's main stock index seesawed on Friday as the financials group lost ground, while gold mining shares climbed after escalating geopolitical tensions boosted gold prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 5.05 points, or 0.03 percent, at 15,702.23, shortly after the open. Six of the index's 10 main groups were...

  • *Raytheon, Lockheed gain after US strikes on Syria. April 7- U.S. stock index futures extended losses on Friday after disappointing U.S. jobs data rattled investors already spooked by U.S. missile strikes on Syria. About 98,000 jobs were added in the U.S. public and private sector in March, a Labor Department report showed, far lower than a revised 219,000 added in...

  • April 7- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday, recovering from a drop after a U.S. missile strike in Syria, which U.S. officials described as a one-off attack that would not lead to wider escalation. President Donald Trump ordered a targeted military strike against an airfield in Syria from which a deadly chemical attack was launched this week.

  • April 7- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday, recovering from a drop after a U.S. airstrike in Syria, which U.S. officials described as a one-off attack that would not lead to wider escalation. President Donald Trump ordered a targeted military strike against an airfield in Syria from which a deadly chemical attack was launched this week.

  • LONDON, April 7- Russian assets led emerging stocks and currencies lower on Friday as a U.S. missile strike in Syria spooked investors wary about risks of a clash with Russia, while emerging equities fell to three-week lows but still look to end the week in the black. Russia said the missile strike broke international law and had seriously damaged U.S.-Russian...

  • *STOXX 600 down 0.3 pct. *Pan-European index set for weekly loss. LONDON, April 7- European shares fell on Friday, putting them on track for a small weekly loss, as major benchmarks tracked a global retreat by risky assets.

  • LONDON, April 7- European shares fell on Friday, putting them on track for a small weekly loss, as major benchmarks tracked a global pull-back in risky assets. Oil stocks rose 0.3 percent after crude prices jumped more than 2 percent to a one-month high in a knee-jerk reaction to President Donald Trump ordering airstrikes on a Syrian airbase.

  • SYDNEY, April 7- London copper prices soured on Friday as European markets woke up to the news of a U.S. air strike on Syria, fuelling a wave of derisking in assets across the board. Bonds, gold and the yen jumped in Asia, while stocks retreated, as investors fled to safe assets after the United States launched cruise missiles against an airbase in Syria, raising the risk...

  • SHANGHAI, April 7- China stocks rose on Friday to post their best week since late November, led by the Shanghai benchmark closing at a 15- month high, with risk appetite lifted by Beijing's decision to launch a new economic zone in Hebei province. Among best performers were infrastructure stocks, widely seen benefiting from the development of the special zone,...

  • SYDNEY, April 7- Bonds, gold and the yen jumped in Asia on Friday, while stocks retreated, as investors fled to safe assets after the United States launched cruise missiles against an airbase in Syria, raising the risk of confrontation with Russia and Iran. "It was a knee-jerk reaction because markets are starting to come back a little, as it doesn't seem like there...

  • SHANGHAI, April 7- Hong Kong stocks hit a three-week low on Friday morning, as investors shifted to safe haven assets such as gold and bonds after the United States fired cruise missiles at an air base in Syria. China stocks, not impacted by the news on Syria, edged higher. Linus Yip, strategist at First Shanghai Securities Ltd, said the missile attack on Syria was the...

  • *U.S launches cruise missiles against an air base in Syria. *Asia shares, S&P 500 futures down as investors avoid risk trades. SYDNEY, April 7- Safe-haven bonds and the yen jumped in Asia on Friday as stocks slipped after the United States launched cruise missiles against an air base in Syria, raising the risk of confrontation with Syrian backers Russia and Iran.

  • TAIPEI, April 7- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday, in line with some regional peers, as a U.S. missile strike in Syria raised geopolitical risks and as a widely-awaited summit between the leaders of the United States and China got underway. As of 0331 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 0.5. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.09 to T $30.650 per.

  • SYDNEY, April 7- London copper firmed in early trading in Asia on Friday as the U.S. dollar fell after the United States launched cruise missiles against an air base in Syria. *MARKET REACTION: Stocks slumped and safe haven bonds and the yen jumped in Asia on Friday after the United States launched the missiles, potentially escalating the conflict and spooking...