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World Markets Indexes

  • Feb 27- U.S. stocks struggled to find direction in early afternoon trading on Monday, shortly after the S&P 500 and the Dow hit record intraday highs on President Donald Trump's comments of a "big" infrastructure statement on Tuesday. Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening is being closely watched by investors for clues on how he...

  • TORONTO, Feb 27- Canada's main stock index was barely lower in morning trade on Monday, with investors pulling back from major banks ahead of their earnings later in the week, while gold miners and energy stocks gained with higher commodity prices. Valuations in Canada's financial services sector have risen steadily since early 2016 and particularly since the...

  • *Microsoft top drag on S&P and Nasdaq. *Tesla falls on Goldman downgrade. Feb 27- U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, with the Dow on track to snap an 11- day winning streak, as technology stocks declined and investors paused ahead of President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.

  • TORONTO, Feb 27- Canada's main stock index turned lower in early trade on Monday, weighed by heavyweight banks and railway stocks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 41.76 points, or 0.27 percent, at 15,491.71 shortly after opening in positive territory. All 10 main groups were lower.

  • Feb 27- U.S. stocks looked set to open slightly lower on Monday as investors paused to assess Wall Street's recent record-setting run. Investors will be closely watching President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening for clues on his proposed tax reform and his plans to overhaul the Affordable Healthcare Act.

  • *Warren Buffett warns of market unpredictability. LONDON, Feb 27- World stocks fell on Monday, after two huge European merger and acquisition deals fell through and billionaire U.S. investor Warren Buffett warned that while stocks are cheap, they are currently unpredictable and prone to a sudden, steep correction. Meanwhile, the proposed 29 billion euro merger...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- Emerging market stocks fell on Monday although currencies mostly strengthened against a lackluster dollar as investors awaited policy direction from the White House on a range of issues. MSCI's emerging market index fell 0.3 percent after tumbling nearly 1 percent on Friday, with bourses across much of Asia, South Africa, Russia and Greece...

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 27- Hungarian stocks rebounded on Monday after two days of retreat from record highs for Budapest's main stock index, in the first session of a week loaded with economic data releases. Heavily weighted Central European bank stocks were mixed but shares in Hungary's biggest lender, OTP firmed half a percent, after a plunge from almost 10- year highs...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- French 10- year bond yields hit a one-month low on Monday, pushing other euro zone sovereign yields lower, while a more cautious mood hung over world stock markets and the dollar, both of which struggled for clear direction. "Macron gained further support in the polls," said DZ Bank rates strategist Rene Albrecht. In Europe, the French-led fall in bond...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 27- Hong Kong stocks fell for the third straight session on Monday, as the market's strong months-long rally showed signs of fatigue. Sentiment was also hurt by bearishness in mainland China markets, where blue chips had their worst day in two months amid worries about tighter regulation. Gao Ting, head of China strategy at UBS Securities, said...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 27- Asian stocks declined on Monday, led by financials, as a renewed drop in sovereign bond yields on political concerns prompted some investors to move to the sidelines after a recent equities rally. President Donald Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, where he is expected to unveil some elements of his plans to cut taxes.

  • TOKYO, Feb 27- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to 2-1/ 2 week lows on Monday as the yen strengthened and as financial stocks dropped on lower U.S. yields. Exporters lost ground as the dollar dropped to as low as 111.925 yen on Friday, its first foray below the 112 level since Feb. 9. President Donald Trump's first major policy address to Congress on Tuesday will not...

  • TOKYO, Feb 27- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to 2-1/ 2 week lows on Monday as the yen strengthened and as financial stocks dropped on lower U.S. yields. The Nikkei ended down 0.9 percent at 19,107.47 points, its lowest closing level since Feb. 9. The broader Topix fell 1.0 percent to 1,534.00 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 1.1 percent to 13,741.44.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 27- China stocks slipped on Monday after the securities regulator vowed to step up its campaign against speculation and hinted about loosening its grip on new share offerings- moves that would benefit the market in the long term, but hurt sentiment in the short run. Hong Kong stocks were little changed, as the market's strong rally since...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat after declining 0.3 percent in early trades. Japan was down 1.2 percent, and Australia off 0.2 percent. The broad Asia-Pacific index, which fell 0.7 percent on Friday, is still up more than 11 percent since end-December.

  • TOKYO, Feb 27- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to 2-1/ 2 week lows on Monday as the yen strengthened and as financial stocks dropped on lower U.S. yields. Exporters lost ground as the dollar dropped to as low as 111.925 yen on Friday, its first foray below the 112 level since Feb. 9. President Donald Trump's first major policy address to Congress on Tuesday will not...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 27- Asian stocks look set to edge lower for a second day on Monday as weak cues from U.S. share markets and declining European government bond yields on political worries push investors to take profits after a recent rally. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased slightly in early trade, with early Asian stock markets...

  • TORONTO, Feb 24- Canada's benchmark stock index slumped on Friday, dropping by the most in over five months in a sharp pullback from a record high set earlier in the week, as heavily-weighted energy and financial stocks led a broad-based retreat. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 247.73 points, or 1.57 percent, at 15,533.47, its...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Major global stock markets lost ground on Friday as investors scaled back bets U.S. Oil futures fell, pressuring energy stocks after data showed U.S. crude inventories rose for a seventh week, signaling oversupply despite OPEC's efforts to rein in output. "The market will come to realize that a lot of these pro-growth policies might get pushed to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Wall Street edged higher on Friday, with the Dow extending its streak of record-setting gains to 11 days, as increases in utilities and other safety plays outweighed declines in financials. Major Wall Street indexes have rallied to record levels since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, boosted by pledges of tax reforms, reduced...