World Markets Indexes

  • TORONTO, June 16- Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday as financial and energy stocks dragged due to lower oil prices and a dim economic outlook as mounting risk that Britain will leave the European Union weighed on global stock markets. At 10:53 a.m. EDT, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 100.24 points, or 0.72 percent, to...

  • *Steady interest rates due partly to Britain's EU vote- Yellen. June 16- Wall Street opened sharply lower on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve's warning of a slowdown in economic growth added to concerns about Britain's possible exit from the European Union. Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded caution that the central bank needed to see more clear signs of...

  • *Steady interest rates due partly to Britain's EU vote- Yellen. June 16- Wall Street was set to open lower on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve's warning about an economic slowdown added to concerns of Britain's possible exit from the European Union. Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded caution that the central bank needed to see more clear signs of economic...

  • *U.S. stock index futures signal lower Wall Street open. Sterling hit a two-month low against the euro, underscoring worries that Britain, the world's fifth-largest economy, will vote to quit the European Union on June 23. A vote to end Britain's 43- year-old EU membership would spook investors, undermining decades of European integration and placing a question...

  • June 16- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged but warned of slowing economic growth and the repercussions of Britain's possible exit from the European Union. *Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded caution that the central bank needed to see more clear signs of economic strength before lifting...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, June 16 (Reuters)- European shares fell on Thursday, with banking stocks dragging regional equity indexes towards their lowest point in almost four months in a market dominated by concerns over next week's EU membership vote in Britain. A warning from the Swiss National Bank (SNB) that UBS and Credit Suisse would likely each need to raise an extra 10...

  • June 16- Hong Kong shares slumped more than 2 percent on Thursday as fears of a possible British exit from the European Union outweighed relief after the U.S. Index heavyweight Tencent Holdings Ltd fell 2 percent, with investors unimpressed by news that China's biggest social network and online entertainment company is making another big push into the...

  • LONDON, June 16- European stocks fell on Thursday, with regional equity indexes dropping towards their lowest level in nearly four months as concerns lingered over Britain's vote next week on its European Union membership. Shares in UBS and Credit Suisse fell more than 2 percent, after the Swiss National Bank said those two banks would likely each need to raise...

  • LONDON, June 16- European stocks fell while oil prices headed for a sixth session of declines on Thursday after the Bank of Japan refrained from taking further stimulus steps, hours after the Federal Reserve struck a cautious note on its policy outlook. Sterling hit a 2- month low against the euro underscoring worries that Britain, the world's fifth-largest...

  • LONDON, June 16- European stocks fell on Thursday, with key regional equity indexes dropping towards their lowest level in nearly four months as concerns lingered over Britain's vote next week on its European Union membership. Shares in UBS and Credit Suisse underperformed with falls of more than 2 percent, after the Swiss National Bank said those two banks...

  • SHANGHAI, June 16- China stocks fell on Thursday as investors turned their focus back to the struggling economy after a brief bargain hunting spree in the previous session. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 0.7 percent, to 3,094.67, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.5 percent, to 2,872.82 points.

  • *Nikkei falls more than 3 pct for 6th time this quarter. *Real estate companies worst hit, exporters battered. TOKYO, June 16- Japanese share prices tumbled to four-month lows on Thursday, as the Bank of Japan's inaction, a cautious Fed that fuels the yen's strength and worries over Britain's possible departure from Europe all made for reasons to sell.

  • *MSCI Asia-Pacific index down 0.9 pct, Nikkei sheds 2.6 pct. TOKYO, June 16- Asian stocks turned lower on Thursday and the yen surged after the Bank of Japan refrained from taking further stimulus steps, hours after the Federal Reserve's own review had struck a cautious note on its policy outlook. Spreadbetters expected Europe to follow Asia's lead and saw a lower...

  • TAIPEI, June 16- Taiwan stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as losses in regional bourses weighed on the market, but Hermes Microvision Inc rose by its daily limit of 10 percent after ASML Holdings NV agreed to buy the company. Chipmaking equipment giant ASML Holdings will buy HMI for about T $100 billion in a deal to boost its firepower in high-tech...

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japanese share prices tumbled on Thursday, with the broad Topix index falling to a four-month low, after the Bank of Japan refrained from introducing more stimulus. Although such an outcome had been widely expected, there had been some speculation about easing due to the fragile state of the Japanese economy and BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's...

  • TOKYO, June 16- Asian stocks turned lower on Thursday and the yen surged after the Bank of Japan refrained from taking further stimulus steps, hours after the Federal Reserve's own review had struck a cautious note on its policy outlook. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was last down 0.8 percent after briefly rising in early trade.

  • TOKYO, June 16- The yen rose more than 1 percent against the dollar to a 20- month high while the Nikkei stock average futures fell more than two percent on Thursday after the Bank of Japan refrained from taking easing steps.

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was last down 0.6 percent after briefly rising in early trade. Japan's Nikkei fell 1.3 percent, South Korea's Kospi lost 0.5 percent and Shanghai edged down 0.2 percent. On the whole, investors were still cautious on worries Britain may vote to leave the European Union, which saw U.S. stocks fall for a...

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Thursday morning tracking Wall Street after the U.S. "There are few positive events to look forward to right now, so investors are on the sidelines," said Masashi Oda, general manager at strategic investment department at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management. Analysts also said that worries that Britain...

  • TOKYO, June 16- Asian stocks edged up on Thursday after the Federal Reserve refrained from hiking interest rates and signaled markets can count on relatively loose liquidity conditions over the short term, while the dollar sagged against its peers. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent. On the whole, investors were still...