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World Markets Indexes

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, while sterling strength weighed on Britain's FTSE 100 which fell 0.6 percent. Among risers, biotech firm Galapagos jumped 4.5...

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, while sterling strength weighed on Britain's FTSE 100 which fell 0.6 percent. Among risers, biotech firm Galapagos jumped 4.5...

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, while sterling strength weighed on Britain's FTSE 100 which fell 0.6 percent. Among risers, biotech firm Galapagos jumped 4.5...

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, while sterling strength weighed on Britain's FTSE 100 which fell 0.6 percent. Among risers, biotech firm Galapagos jumped 4.5...

  • SHANGHAI, April 18- China's main stock indexes fell for the third session in a row on Tuesday amid worries over increasing regulation and the sustainability of the country's economic growth. Developer China Fortune Land, cement maker Tangshan Jidong Cement and steelmaker Hesteel have retreated around 20 percent from recent highs. "Quite a few people believe...

  • *Asia ex- Japan falls; Nikkei higher. Treasury Secretary spoke in support of a stronger currency as escalating tensions around North Korea dragged sentiment lower. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent.

  • TOKYO, April 18- Japan's Nikkei stock index took its cue from a rebound in U.S. shares and a weaker yen on Tuesday, ending higher and pulling away from its recent five-month lows. The dollar added 0.2 percent to 109.08 yen, after plumbing five-month lows on Monday, and Wall Street rebounded overnight. Market focus shifted from tensions in North Korea and Syria to...

  • TOKYO, April 18- Japan's Nikkei stock index took its cue from a rebound in U.S. shares and a weaker yen on Tuesday, ending higher and pulling away from its recent five-month lows. The dollar added 0.2 percent to 109.08 yen, after plumbing five-month lows on Monday, and Wall Street rebounded overnight. Market focus shifted from tensions in North Korea and Syria to...

  • China's blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.1 percent, to 3,482.41 points by the lunch break, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.1 percent, to 3,218.52 points. Market participants, concerned about China's intense new property curbs wreaking havoc on the economy, drew some solace from data that showed accelerating home prices last month.

  • China's blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.1 percent, to 3,482.41 points by the lunch break, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.1 percent, to 3,218.52 points. Market participants, concerned about China's intense new property curbs wreaking havoc on the economy, drew some solace from data that showed accelerating home prices last month.

  • TAIPEI, April 18- Taiwan shares rose slightly on Tuesday buoyed by transportation and construction stocks, while other regional markets retreated due to escalating geopolitical tensions over North Korea. As of 0435 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 0.27. The Taiwan dollar weakened T $0.047 to stand at.

  • Wall Street rebounded overnight, as market focus shifted from tensions in North Korea and Syria to earnings later this week, with the S&P 500 pulling off last week's two-month lows. "Much-awaited U.S. market rebound lifts the Tokyo market, and investors are not swayed by recent yen strength that usually depresses Japanese stocks," said Hiroki Allen, chief...

  • Wall Street rebounded overnight, as market focus shifted from tensions in North Korea and Syria to earnings later this week, with the S&P 500 pulling off last week's two-month lows. "Much-awaited U.S. market rebound lifts the Tokyo market, and investors are not swayed by recent yen strength that usually depresses Japanese stocks," said Hiroki Allen, chief...

  • *Asia ex- Japan lower; Nikkei jumps on weaker yen. Treasury Secretary's comments in support of a stronger currency, as escalating tensions over North Korea dragged sentiment lower. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.6 percent.

  • *Asia ex- Japan lower; Nikkei jumps on weaker yen. Treasury Secretary's comments supported a stronger currency, although escalating tensions over North Korea capped gains. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.15 percent lower.

  • TORONTO, April 17- Canada's main stock index posted its biggest gain in more than six weeks on Monday as heavyweight banking stocks bounced back from a recent slip and several industrial miners also gained as Chinese data showed surprising growth. The heavyweight financials group jumped 1.4 percent as bond yields recovered somewhat from multi-month lows,...

  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stocks rose after three straight sessions of losses as investors shifted their focus to earnings and the greenback steadied after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said dollar strength is good over long periods of time. Tensions over North Korea weighed on the dollar earlier. North Korea had a failed missile test launch over the weekend,...

  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stocks bounced back on Monday after the S&P 500 closed the previous session at a two-month low, in a broad rally led by recently beaten-down bank and technology shares. Stocks rebounded after investors last week sought safe-haven assets due to geopolitical tensions, mainly out of Syria and North Korea. "The market started out on an up note...

  • TORONTO, April 17- Canada's main stock index jumped on Monday, notching its biggest gain in a month, boosted by a bounce among heavyweight banking and energy stocks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially ended up 149.41 points, or 0.96 percent, at 15,684.89. Nine of its 10 main sectors gained.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. stocks bounced back on Monday after the S&P 500 closed the previous session at a two-month low, in a broad rally led by recently beaten-down bank and technology shares.