World Markets Indexes

  • July 18- Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday to mint new record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials, fueled by Bank of America's better-than-expected profit and a major tech sector acquisition. SoftBank's $32- billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted U.S. chip stocks, and the technology sector led the way higher on the S&P...

  • *Safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid crushed. NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. stock prices rose on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 hovering near record highs amid upbeat company earnings, while oil fell on worries about growing supply and traders brushing off a failed coup in Turkey. "We're now on to the next shiny new object and that's...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Wall Street closed slightly higher on Monday to mint new record highs for both the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials, fueled by Bank of America's better-than-expected profit and a major tech sector acquisition.

  • July 18- Wall Street rose on Monday as Bank of America's better-than-expected profit and a tech sector deal fed recent optimism about a stronger U.S. economy. SoftBank's $32- billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted U.S. chip stocks, and the technology sector led the way higher on the S&P 500.. "The underlying catalyst is a breakout in economic...

  • July 18- Wall Street eked out gains on Monday as Bank of America's better-than-expected profit boosted optimism about the U.S. quarterly earnings season, but not by enough to send the Dow and the S&P 500 to fresh highs. SoftBank's $32 billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted U.S. chip stocks, but that was pertly offset by a drop in energy stocks...

  • SAO PAULO, July 18- Most Latin American stocks and currencies rose on Monday as traders unwound safety bets after a military coup attempt in Turkey proved unsuccessful. "After a busy and somewhat fraught end to the trading week, markets are relatively calm as the situation in Turkey stabilizes," Scotiabank analysts wrote in a client note. Power utility Light SA,...

  • LONDON, July 18- European shares rose on Monday as technology stocks climbed after a bid for Britain's ARM, enabling markets to offset concerns over unrest in Turkey that weighed on some travel and financial stocks. The STOXX 600 is down around 7 percent so far in 2016 but is 10 percent above a low point reached in June after financial markets slumped in the...

  • July 18- Wall Street gained on Monday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 near record highs, as Bank of America's better-than-expected profit boosted optimism about U.S. corporate reports. The bank's shares rose 1.6 percent to $13.87, helping the S&P financial index gain 0.3 percent. "We're now on to the next shiny new object and that's earnings season," said Paul Nolte,...

  • TORONTO, July 18- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as banks, some consumer stocks, industrials and materials gained, while energy shares weighed with lower oil prices. The most influential movers on the index included Valeant Pharmaceutical International Inc, which jumped 5.3 percent to C $31.13 after a company it has a licensing agreement with...

  • *Safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid crushed. NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. stock prices were higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial and Standard& Poor's 500 hovering near record highs amid upbeat company earnings, while oil fell as traders brushed off a failed coup in Turkey over the weekend. "The markets are going to be driven by earnings reports, while...

  • LONDON, July 18- European shares slipped on Monday, as concerns over unrest in Turkey weighed on some travel and financial stocks exposed to the country, although tech stocks rose after a bid for Britain's ARM. Tour operators Thomas Cook and TUI both fell more than 2 percent, as analysts saw an attempted coup in Turkey as hitting tourism companies for whom Turkey is...

  • July 18- Wall Street was little changed on Monday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 trading near record highs, as a drop in oil prices offset the boost from mostly upbeat U.S. corporate earnings reports. The bank's shares rose 1.4 percent to $13.86, helping the S&P financial index gain 0.3 percent. "The markets are going to be driven by earnings reports while geopolitical...

  • July 18- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Monday, coming off a record-setting week for Wall Street that followed robust economic data and strong earnings. *Equity futures had dipped after the close on Friday, but have since shrugged off the impact of an attempted coup in Turkey. The bank's shares rose 0.3 percent to $13.70 in premarket trading.

  • other emerging assets@ LONDON, July 18- Turkish stocks fell 5 percent and bond yields rose on Monday when the country's markets re-opened after Friday's foiled coup, though there was little sign of significant contagion into other emerging assets. Tourism-related stocks fared worst, with airport operator TAV down 11 percent and Turkish Airlines falling...

  • July 18- Hong Kong shares finished up on Monday in line with European and most other Asian shares, shrugging off weak Chinese house price momentum in June which dented China shares. The Hang Seng index rose 0.7 percent, to 21,803.18, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.5 percent, to 9,090.95 points. Total trading volume of companies included in the HSI index...

  • *Dollar up vs yen as safety trades unwound after Turkey coup bid. *Asia shares gain, house price data hits China, Tokyo shut. LONDON, July 18- The dollar strengthened against the yen on Monday and oil prices rose as investors unwound safety trades after the failed coup in Turkey while SoftBank Group's $32 billion deal to buy British chip designer ARM Holdings lifted...

  • SHANGHAI, July 18- China stocks closed lower on Monday as real estate and construction shares sold off after data showed house price gains slowing in June. Property shares led indexes lower with the Shanghai Composite property sub-index down 0.7 percent. The CSI300 index of the largest-listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 0.4 percent, to 3,262.02,...

  • TAIPEI, July 18- Taiwan stocks rose to their highest levels in nearly one year on Monday on investor optimism over recent foreign investors' buying. The main TAIEX index was up 0.5 percent at 8,995.68 as of 0246 GMT, after rising as much as 0.65 percent to 9,008.06, its highest since July 21, 2015, earlier in the session. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.03 to T $31.960 per...

  • European shares lower after deadly Nice attack. NEW YORK, July 15- European shares edged lower on Friday after at least 84 people died in an attack in France and U.S. stocks dipped from record peaks, while benchmark U.S. Treasury yields eased off three-week highs after the close of U.S. stock markets as Turkey's military said it had seized power.

  • NEW YORK, July 15- The Dow industrials ended at a record high on Friday and major indexes closed a third consecutive week of gains as upbeat economic data and the start of earnings season gave investors confidence. But equity futures fell after the closing bell following reports of a coup in Turkey. "U.S. yields have fallen, the Turkish lira plummeted, gold is up, you...