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World Markets Indexes

  • LONDON, Jan 17- European shares fell on Tuesday, weighed by miners and autos, as markets awaited details of Britain's Brexit position in a late morning speech by Prime Minister Theresa May. The pan-European STOXX index was down 0.5 percent, and Britain's blue-chip FTSE extended its losses, down 0.4 percent. Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in,...

  • Jan 17- Hong Kong shares bounced back on Tuesday from the previous day's spill, but gains were capped as investors awaited British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit later in the day and Friday's inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. Linus Yip, a Hong Kong- based strategist at First Shanghai Securities, said investors are taking a...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 17- Shanghai's benchmark stock index rose on Tuesday, snapping a five-day losing streak, as small-caps staged a sharp afternoon rebound that let an index tracking them halt an eight-day slide. China's start-up board ChiNext remained sluggish in the morning after slumping as much as 6.1 percent to a 16- month low on Monday, but reversed earlier...

  • TOKYO, Jan 17- Japan's Nikkei fell to its lowest level in more than a month on Tuesday as a strong yen soured sentiment, while shares of Honda tumbled after it said an air bag made by Takata Corp had ruptured in one of its cars in Japan. The Nikkei share average ended 1.5 percent lower at 18,813.53, the weakest closing level since Dec. 8. Investors were also bracing for a...

  • *May to outline Britain's EU exit plan amid "hard Brexit" fears. TOKYO, Jan 17- The pound hovered near three-month lows versus the dollar on Tuesday and stocks were mostly weaker as investors waited for British Prime Minister Theresa May to lay out plans to exit the European Union amid fears Britain will lose access to the single market. Speadbetters forecast a...

  • *China to target around 6.5 percent growth in 2017- sources. SHANGHAI, Jan 17- China stocks fell on Tuesday as small caps skidded for the ninth consecutive session, rattling investor confidence and reviving memories of the broader market crash in mid-2015. Sentiment was also dampened by a Reuters report that China would lower its 2017 economic growth target to...

  • TORONTO, Jan 16- Canada's main stock index fell on Monday, with financials down and several auto parts makers losing ground as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump upped pressure on carmakers to build in the United States. The most influential weights on the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index included Magna International Inc, which fell 3.1...

  • TORONTO, Jan 16- Canada's main stock index fell on Monday, with financials down and several auto parts makers losing ground as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump upped pressure on carmakers to build locally. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 17.99 points, or 0.12 percent, at 15,479.29.

  • TORONTO, Jan 16- Canada's main stock index pulled back in morning trade on Monday, with several auto parts makers losing ground as U.S. The most influential weights on the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index included Magna International Inc, which fell 3.3 percent at C $56.86, and Linamar Corp, which lost 3.7 percent to C $55.51.

  • TORONTO, Jan 16- Canada's main stock index slipped in early trade on Monday, with energy stocks lower as investors fret about oversupply, while lumber company Stella-Jones Inc plunged on price target cuts after warning of lower profit and revenue. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 8.34 points, or 0.05 percent, at 15,488.94.

  • *Earnings miss at Riyad Bank prompts slide by sector. Riyad Bank, the first major Saudi bank to report fourth-quarter earnings, posted a 66 percent fall in net profit to 293 million riyals, citing higher impairment charges for credit losses as well as lower operating income from fees and commissions. Analysts polled by Reuters had on average forecast Riyad Bank...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Emerging stocks registered their biggest daily fall in nearly a month on Monday and currencies broadly weakened with Turkey's lira falling again as investors showed nerves ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. MSCI's emerging stock index fell 0.7 percent with some heavyweight exchanges in Asia such as Hong Kong, Taiwan down...

  • Jan 16- Hong Kong stocks suffered their biggest one-day fall in a month on Monday, hurt by a slump in mainland Chinese companies listed in the city and on concerns over the impact of Britain's exit from the European Union. Hong Kong tracked Asian markets lower, partly due to what dealers said was reaction to media reports that U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May would...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 16- China's main indexes fell for the fifth straight session on Monday, led by tech stocks as investors grew gloomy about 2017 prospects following comments by the premier and official estimates suggesting slowing economic growth in big cities. In remarks reported by state media on Sunday, Premier Li Keqiang said China's economy will face more...

  • *Britain's FTSE extends historic winning streak. NEW YORK, Jan 13- European stocks advanced on Friday, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose in line with gains in U.S. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, for instance, reported a 47- percent rise in fourth-quarter profit, while JP Morgan Chase also reported strong earnings, with a 24- percent rise in profit.

  • *BofA, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan post profit above estimates. Jan 13- An increase in Facebook pushed the Nasdaq to a record high on Friday, and the S&P 500 also rose after major U.S. banks kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season with strong results. Wall Street has surged since President-elect Trump's unexpected election victory on optimism he will cut...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- The S&P 500 rose on Friday after major U.S. banks kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season with strong results, making investors more confident about heady valuations after a recent market rally, while the Nasdaq closed at a record.

  • *BofA, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan post profit above estimates. Jan 13- The S&P 500 rose on Friday after major U.S. banks kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season with strong results, helping fuel confidence about a recent market rally. Wall Street has surged since President-elect Trump's unexpected election victory on optimism he will cut corporate taxes, spend...

  • *Britain's FTSE extends historic winning streak. *Oil falls on China concerns, set for weekly drop on OPEC doubts. NEW YORK, Jan 13- European stocks advanced on Friday, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose in line with gains in U.S.

  • *BofA, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan up as profit tops estimates. Jan 13- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq trimmed early gains, but remained higher in early afternoon trading on Friday after strong earnings from large U.S. lenders that bode well for the rest of the earnings season. Bank of America jumped as much as 2.1 percent to $23.41, their highest since the financial crisis.