World Markets Indexes

  • *Weekly jobless claims fall to two-month low of 252,000. Sept 22- U.S. stocks marched higher on Thursday, with the Nasdaq hitting a record intraday high, as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's decision to not raise interest rates. Traders have set the probability of a November hike at a modest 12.4 percent, while the odds rise to 58.4 percent for December,...

  • 22)@ (Corrects to "president" from "chief investment officer" in paragraph 6). Sept 22 (Reuters)- U.S. stocks soared on Thursday, with the Nasdaq hitting a record intraday high, a day after the Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates. The probability of a November hike stands at a modest 12.4 percent and rises to 58.4 percent for December, according to the CME Group's...

  • Oct 3- Wall Street slipped on the first trading day of the fourth quarter, dragged down by financial and technology stocks. The markets have become skittish, with the S&P 500 swinging between gains and losses in the past few days as investors await the upcoming corporate earnings season and the outcome of a tight race to the White House. Concerns over U.S....

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 3- Colombia's stocks and currency fell on Monday after voters rejected a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels, while Brazilian markets rose following municipal elections. Brazilian stocks and the real currency both rose as traders bet Brazil's President Michel Temer could find it easier to approve painful fiscal measures in Congress after...

  • *FTSE touches 16- month high as sterling drops. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 1.2 percent to a 16- month high, helped by a drop in sterling, as a weaker pound typically benefits the FTSE's export-driven, internationally focused companies. Shares in fund management companies rose after Britain's Henderson Global Investors agreed to an all-share $6 billion merger...

  • TORONTO, Oct 3- Canada's main stock index fell on Monday in a broad retreat led by its heavyweight financial and natural resource sectors. Investors were also more cautious as Britain set a March deadline to start its withdrawal from the European Union and worries over Deutsche Bank continued to swirl. Shares in fashion retailer Aritzia Inc were trading at C $18...

  • *Saudi Telecom falls as much as 8.5 pct on regulatory change. DUBAI, Oct 3- Gulf stock markets were weak on Monday as Saudi Arabia swung widely, hit by plans for reforms to the telecommunications industry, but Egypt rose sharply on hopes that its International Monetary Fund loan would be finalised soon. The Saudi index fell more than 2 percent at one stage as Saudi...

  • *Hungary's migrant vote is invalid, easing concern over EU. BUDAPEST, Oct 3- Central European stocks rose on Monday as concerns over Deutsche Bank eased somewhat and turnout in Hungary's weekend referendum on the European Union's migrant quotas was too low to make the vote valid. While Britain set a March deadline to start its exit proceedings from the European...

  • Oct 3- Wall Street was set to start the fourth quarter on a subdued note as oil prices pared gains, while investors looked forward to economic data that could provide further clues on the health of the economy. Oil prices were trading above $50, but came off session highs as investors assessed the impact of an OPEC deal to curb output. Wall Street rallied on Friday as a...

  • *The Purchasing Managers' Index from the Institute of Supply Management is expected to have risen to 50.3 in September from 49.4 the previous month. *Wall Street rallied on Friday as a surge in Deutsche Bank lifted financial stocks after French news agency AFP reported that the bank was nearing a $5.4 billion settlement agreement with U.S. officials.

  • *The Purchasing Managers' Index from the Institute of Supply Management is expected to have risen to 50.3 in September from 49.4 the previous month. *Wall Street rallied on Friday as a surge in Deutsche Bank lifted financial stocks after French news agency AFP reported that the bank was nearing a $5.4 billion settlement agreement with U.S. officials.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 3- The Russian rouble hit its highest against the dollar this year and Moscow- listed stocks rose on Monday as Brent crude held above $50 a barrel, supported by a planned production cut by oil exporters' club OPEC. At 1015 GMT, the rouble was 0.7 percent stronger against the dollar at 62.34 and had gained 0.9 percent to trade at 70.05 versus the euro.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Emerging equities rose 0.8 percent on Monday, buoyed by robust factory activity data in Europe and Asia, and reports that a fine imposed on Germany's Deutsche Bank may be smaller than initially feared. Robust manufacturing activity data across emerging markets also lifted investor sentiment, with Hungary, Poland, China, Indonesia and Taiwan...

  • *Hungary's migrant vote is invalid, easing concern over EU. BUDAPEST, Oct 3- Central European stocks rose on Monday as concerns over Deutsche Bank eased somewhat and turnout in Hungary's weekend referendum on the European Union's migrant quotas was too low to make the vote valid. "I would not say the mood is very, very positive... there is uncertainty," said Monika Kiss,...

  • Britain's FTSE 100 rose 1.2 percent, partly helped by a drop in sterling, as a weaker pound typically benefits the FTSE's export-driven, internationally focused companies. The currency fell after Prime Minister Theresa May set a March deadline to start the formal departure process for Britain's exit from the European Union. Shares in fund management...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 3- Hong Kong stocks rose more than 1 percent on Monday, lifted by gaming shares such as Galaxy Entertainment Group, after the world's biggest casino hub Macau posted a better than expected rise in gambling revenue in September. Activity in China's manufacturing sector expanded again in September, an official survey showed on Saturday, which may...

  • LONDON, Oct 3- European shares dipped lower on Monday, as banking stocks retreated from a late rally in the previous session as concerns over Deutsche Bank and Italian banks lingered. Deutsche Bank is throwing its energies into reaching a settlement before next month's presidential election with U.S. authorities demanding a fine of up to $14 billion for...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 3- Taiwan stocks rose on Monday with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co leading other heavyweights higher. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.023 to T $31.343 per U.S. dollar. Asian shares got the new quarter off to a firm start on Monday and European bourses were expected to follow, while sterling stumbled as Britain set a March deadline to start...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 3- Hong Kong stocks rose more than 1 percent on Monday, lifted by casino shares such as Galaxy Entertainment Group, after the world's biggest casino hub of Macau posted a better than expected rise in gambling revenue in September. The China Enterprises Index gained 1 percent to 9691.18, putting Hong Kong shares on a solid footing at the start of the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 3- Japanese stocks rose on Monday as global risk asset markets took heart from easing concerns over the health of Deutsche Bank, triggering a relief bounce in financial sector shares. The Nikkei rose 0.9 percent to 16,598.67 points after losing 1.5 percent on Friday. One of the biggest decliners was Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, which fell 11 percent...