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World Markets Indexes

  • Jan 20- U.S. stocks rose amid gains across sectors on Friday as investors counted down to Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in Washington. Trump's campaign promises of tax and...

  • TORONTO, Jan 20- Canada's main stock index rose at the open on Friday, with energy stocks following oil prices higher to lead a broad gain ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 99.01 points, or 0.64 percent, at 15,508.82 shortly after the open. The energy group gained 1.7 percent and all 10...

  • Jan 20- U.S. stocks looked set to advance on Friday, with investors counting down to Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in Washington. "All eyes will be on the content and style of Trump's...

  • Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures treaded water on Friday ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th U.S. *Futures also got a lift after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen backed her stance for gradual interest rate increases on Thursday. *Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday by Supreme Court Chief...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Emerging stocks fell on Friday and were set to end the week down, snapping a three-week winning streak, as risk appetite eased ahead of U.S. "Trade protectionism is an impending risk," said Jakob Christensen, head of emerging markets research at Danske Bank, highlighting the possibility of a deepening stand-off between the United States and China.

  • *Budapest leads stocks rise, its index is near record highs. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Jan 20- Central Europe's main currencies traded marginally weaker or flat on Friday ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration as investors awaited clearer signals on his future policy direction. Budapest led a moderate rise in equities after robust wages figures from...

  • *Officials in Washington D.C. prepare for massive protests. LONDON, Jan 20- The dollar edged lower while stocks were little changed on Friday as investors held back ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president and a speech that could shed some light on his economic policies. Concerns over the details of Trump's inauguration speech offset...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 20- China stocks ended a volatile week on an upbeat note on Friday, as main indexes rose after data showing faster-than-expected economic growth fuelled blue-chips, while a surge in small-caps erased most of the losses earlier in the week. Still, some analysts were wary of the headwinds as Donald Trump prepared to be sworn in as the 45th U.S. president...

  • *China Q4 GDP data tops expectations, lifts mainland stocks. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, even as China's economic growth beat expectations and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen toned down her earlier hawkish policy stance. Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open 0.1 percent higher, and Germany's DAX and...

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japanese stocks edged up on Friday as investors covered their short positions, but gains were tempered and volume was low as markets remained cautious before the inauguration of U.S. The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent higher at 19,137.91. For the week, it dropped 0.8 percent.

  • *China Q4 GDP grows 6.8 pct, slightly better than expected. SHANGHAI, Jan 20- China stocks rebounded on Friday morning as data showing stronger-than-expected fourth quarter GDP growth bolstered blue-chips, while bargain hunting helped small-caps recover much of the losses suffered earlier in the week. But underlying caution prevailed ahead of Donald...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks down 0.1 pct, to end week flat. SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Caution was the name of the game in financial markets on Friday ahead of U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.1 percent, and looked set to end the week flat.

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Thursday, helped by a jump in Canadian Pacific Railway shares on prospects of consolidation in the railroad industry and a rebound of uranium producer Cameco Corp.. Canadian Pacific Railway rose nearly 4 percent to C $200.11 a day after saying its chief executive, Hunter Harrison, would leave five months...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- A month ago, the dollar and stock markets were riding high as investors bet that the Trump administration, together with the Republican-controlled Congress, would usher in an era of lower taxes, more government spending and looser regulations. In the weeks after the Nov. 8 election, Wall Street's major indexes were on a tear. BMO Private Bank's chief...

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Thursday, helped by a jump in Canadian Pacific Railway shares on prospects of consolidation in the railroad industry and a rebound in uranium producer Cameco Corp.. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 11.96 points, or 0.08 percent, at 15,409.81.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, led by declines in utilities and energy shares, with investors cautious ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

  • Jan 19- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, with the Dow on track to mark its fifth day of losses as investors stayed away from making risky bets ahead of Donald Trump's swearing-in as president on Friday. The markets are also digesting a clutch of information including the European Central Bank's decision to maintain its monetary policy, while awaiting a speech by...

  • *Wall Street falls, European stocks pare losses. NEW YORK, Jan 19- The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after comments from the European Central Bank chief, while U.S. Oil futures rallied from one-week lows after the International Energy Agency said crude markets were tightening.

  • Jan 19- U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday as investors appeared wary of taking on too much risk ahead of Donald Trump's swearing-in as president on Friday. The markets are also digesting a clutch of information including the European Central Bank's decision to maintain its monetary policy, while awaiting a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index moved higher in morning trade on Thursday, helped by a jump in Canadian Pacific Railway shares and a rebound in uranium producer Cameco Corp.. Oil rallied from a one-week low as the International Energy Agency said oil markets were tightening even before cuts agreed by OPEC and other producers took effect.