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World Markets Indexes

  • TOKYO, May 1- Japanese stock prices posted modest gains on Monday as high-tech shares such as Tokyo Electron and Murata Manufacturing gained on upbeat earnings in otherwise holiday-lulled trading. Investors are picking up companies that have improving earnings outlook, "said Takaaki Yoshino, chief quantitative analyst at Daiwa Securities.

  • Dollar/yen stalls after North Korea's missile launch. TOKYO, May 1- Asian stocks struggled for traction on Monday after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic growth data, while the dollar dropped against the yen amid tensions over North Korea and slipped versus the euro on evidence of strong euro zone inflation. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • DUBAI, April 30- Higher petrochemical share prices helped lift the Saudi Arabian bourse index on Sunday after strong first-quarter earnings in the sector, but other regional market indexes sagged in thin trade. Analysts at NCB Capital had forecast a profit of 121 million riyals, while Aljazira Capital had expected 69.5 million riyals. We believe the variance...

  • TORONTO, April 28- Canada's main stock index rose on Friday as banks and mining companies, heavyweights on the index, rebounded from the previous day's slump. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 79.66 points, or 0.51 percent, to 15,586.13. Principally, they're a little bit better when the GDP came out in the United States, "said John Ing,...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Stocks edged lower on Wall Street on Friday after data showing the U.S. economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter gave traders a reason to cash recent gains. "GDP was a little bit light and that may be the cause of some weakness today," said Gary Bradshaw, portfolio manager at Hodges Capital Management in Dallas.

  • *Q1 GDP up 0.7 pct vs. est. increase of 1.2 pct. April 28- U.S. stocks looked set to open little changed on Friday after data showed the economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter, while investors remained cautious due to simmering tensions between North Korea and the United States. Amazon rose 3.4 percent at $949.80 in premarket trading, while...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Stocks edged lower on Wall Street on Friday after data showing the U.S. economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter gave traders a reason to cash in recent gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 40.82 points, or 0.19 percent, to 20,940.51, the S&P 500 lost 4.58 points, or 0.19 percent, to 2,384.19 and the Nasdaq Composite...

  • TORONTO, April 28- Canada's main stock index ended higher on Friday, helped by gains among its heavyweight energy and materials sectors as commodity prices gained. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 79.66 points, or 0.51 percent, to 15,586.13. It slipped 0.2 percent on the week.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 28- A funny thing happened on Wall Street in Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House: Shares of companies that got closest to the president lagged the market's march higher. Since Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, representatives from nearly 100 publicly-listed companies have visited the White House, with carmakers, healthcare...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 28- A funny thing happened on Wall Street in Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House: Shares of companies that got closest to the president lagged the market's march higher. Since Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, representatives from nearly 100 publicly-listed companies have visited the White House, with carmakers, healthcare...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 28- A funny thing happened on Wall Street in Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House: Shares of companies that got closest to the president lagged the market's march higher. Since Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, representatives from nearly 100 publicly-listed companies have visited the White House, with carmakers, healthcare...

  • *MSCI World index poised for best month since 2006. NEW YORK, April 28- World stock markets dipped on Friday, with U.S. equities losing ground after a soft reading on first-quarter economic growth, while the euro strengthened as euro zone inflation rose to hit the European Central Bank's target. "The GDP numbers today are questioning the robustness of the economy...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 28- A funny thing happened on Wall Street in Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House: Shares of companies that got closest to the president lagged the market's march higher. Since Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, representatives from nearly 100 publicly-listed companies have visited the White House, with carmakers, healthcare...

  • April 28- U.S. stocks were slightly lower in early afternoon trading on Friday after data showed the economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter. Other data showed that the University of Michigan's final April consumer sentiment index was at 97, below analysts' expectations of 98.. "The U.S. consumer spending is the most sensitive part of...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, April 28- European shares eased on Friday as investors took profits, but sealed their strongest week since December as political worries subsided and brokers forecast strong earnings growth would underpin valuations. The STOXX 600 index closed 0.2 percent lower at 387.09, adding to the previous session's losses, while Britain's FTSE was down...

  • TORONTO, April 28- Canada's main stock index rose on Friday as natural resource stocks led a broad rally on a mix of higher commodity prices and positive corporate earnings. Gold miner Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd surged 9.3 percent to C $64.54 after beating profit and revenue estimates and upping its production forecast after the bell on Thursday.

  • *MSCI World index poised for best month since 2006. NEW YORK, April 28- World stock markets dipped on Friday, with U.S. equities stalling after a soft reading on first-quarter economic growth, while the euro strengthened as euro zone inflation rose to hit the European Central Bank's target. First-quarter earnings are currently expected to grow by 13.6 percent,...

  • *Q1 GDP up 0.7 pct vs. est. 1.2 pct rise. April 28- U.S. stocks were slightly lower in late morning trading on Friday after data showed the economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter. "The GDP numbers today are questioning the robustness of the economy and throughout the week we've seen the impact of doubts whether the Trump administration can...

  • *Q1 GDP up 0.7 pct vs. est. 1.2 pct rise. April 28- Gains in Amazon.com and Google parent Alphabet propelled the Nasdaq Composite to a record high, but the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were little changed as weak economic data weighed. Amazon rose 3.1 percent to $945.50, while Alphabet gained 4.2 percent to $928.50 after their quarterly results beat...

  • TORONTO, April 28- Canada's main stock index edged higher in early trade on Friday, as energy stocks broadly gained with higher oil prices and Bombardier Inc shares weighed after Boeing asked the U.S. government to investigate pricing of the company's new jet. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 22.65 points, or 0.15 percent, at 15,529.12...