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World Markets Indexes

  • TORONTO, March 13- Canada's benchmark stock index rose on Monday as higher metal prices boosted miners and Toronto-Dominion Bank recovered from Friday's sharp fall to lead gains for heavyweight financial stocks as bond yields rose. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 38.14 points, or 0.25 percent, at 15,544.82.

  • *More M&A: Intel buying Mobileye, Wood Group for Amec Foster. NEW YORK, March 13- Oil prices hovered near three-month lows while a key gauge of world stocks advanced on Monday as investors braced for a busy week for global markets, including a potential U.S. interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Friday's strong U.S. employment report solidified a view among Wall...

  • March 13- The S&P 500 and the Dow trended lower in afternoon trading on Monday as drug stocks fell, while investors awaited a widely expected interest rate hike later this week. A report by the Congressional Budget Office on costs associated with the Republican plan to replace Obamacare could harden opposition to the proposal, adding to the obstacles facing...

  • *Fed's two-day meeting kicks off on Tuesday. March 13- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were slightly lower on Monday as gains in financials shares- ahead of a widely expected interest rate hike- were weighed down by losses in drug stocks. A non-partisan report on the costs associated with the Republican plan to replace Obamacare could increase...

  • *More M&A: Intel buying Mobileye, Wood Group for Amec Foster. NEW YORK, March 13- Oil prices hovered near three-month lows while a key gauge of world stock indexes advanced on Monday as investors braced for a busy week for global markets, including a potential U.S. interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. "Right now, the markets appears to be in a wait-and-see phase...

  • sale@ SAO PAULO, March 13- Brazilian stocks rose on Monday, with shares of power utility Cia Energética de Minas Gerais SA among the biggest gainers after Reuters reported plans to sell a majority stake in two main units. Preferred shares in Cemig, as the power firm is known, rose as much as 6.3 percent following the report before paring gains to around 4.5 percent.

  • TORONTO, March 13- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as financial stocks pushed higher ahead of an expected U.S. Financial technology company DH Corp also gained, jumping 8.7 percent to C $25.05, after Vista Equity Partners said it would take the company private in a C $4.8 billion deal. At 10:33 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index...

  • TORONTO, March 13- Canada's main stock index turned higher in early trade on Monday as gains for financial and industrial stocks offset a slip in shares of gold miners and other materials companies.

  • *Traders have placed a 94 percent bet that Fed Chair Janet Yellen will announce an increase after a two-day meeting on Wednesday. *Wall Street ended higher on Friday but the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq snapped a six-week winning streak as worries about valuations and the lack of detail on President Donald Trump's policy proposals threw a wrinkle in a post-election...

  • TOKYO, March 13- Asian shares rose on Monday, taking their cue from gains on Wall Street after strong U.S. job data, though the mood was cautious as oil prices plunged to 3 1/ 2- month lows on fresh worries of oversupply. Federal Reserve, a potentially divisive election in the Netherlands and a Group of 20 finance ministers' meeting kept many investors on edge.

  • TOKYO, March 13- Japan's Nikkei share average ticked up on Monday to a 15- month closing high as investors picked up defensive shares while exporter shares were shunned due to the yen's gains, though volume was subdued ahead of key global events later this week. The Nikkei rose 0.2 percent to 19,633.75, its highest close since December 2015. However, trading volume...

  • SHANGHAI, March 13- China and Hong Kong stocks rebounded on Monday as the markets, having priced in an almost certain U.S. rate hike this week, gave a positive response to official comments over the weekend suggesting China's economy was on a steadier footing. China's blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.6 percent, to 3,449.57 points by the lunch break, while the Shanghai...

  • TOKYO, March 13- Asian shares rose on Monday, taking their cue from gains on Wall Street after strong U.S. job data, though the mood was cautious as oil prices plunged to 3 1/ 2- month lows on fresh worries of oversupply. Federal Reserve, a potentially divisive election in the Netherlands and a Group of 20 finance ministers' meeting kept many investors on edge.

  • TOKYO, March 13- Asian shares started the week on a cautious note on Monday as strong U.S. jobs data cemented expectations of a hike in U.S. interest rates this week and as oil prices plunged to 3 1/ 2- month lows on fresh worries of oversupply. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, with a fall in resource-heavy Australian shares offset...

  • March 10- Bank shares have been the runaway winners of the post-election U.S. stock market boom as investors wagered that higher interest rates, lighter regulation, lower taxes and faster economic growth would boost profits for lenders. Up 32 percent since the election of Donald Trump, the S&P 500' s bank index has outpaced the wider market's gain by roughly 3-...

  • TORONTO, March 10- Canada's benchmark stock index ended barely higher on Friday, with sharp gains for gold miners offset by a slump in Toronto-Dominion Bank after CBC News reported that its employees were being pressured to meet high sales revenue goals. Shares in TD, Canada's No. 2 lender, closed down 5.6 percent at C $66.00, its biggest one-day decline since early...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks rose on Friday after a solid jobs report pointed to strength in the domestic economy and supported expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. Fed Chair Janet Yellen signaled last week the U.S. central bank is set to raise rates this month if employment and other economic data hold up. The Fed meets March...

  • *Wall Street gains on robust U.S. jobs data. NEW YORK, March 10- Crude oil resumed a sharp decline and global equity markets rose on Friday after a robust U.S. jobs report drove home the strength of the world's biggest economy and set the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next week. Shares on Wall Street posted broad-based gains while banking...

  • TORONTO, March 10- Canada's main stock index ended barely higher on Friday as sharp gains for gold miners were overshadowed by a slump in shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank after a report it pressured employees to meet high sales revenue goals. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 9.84 points, or 0.06 percent, at 15,506.68.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks rose on Friday after a solid jobs report pointed to strength in the domestic economy and supported expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week.