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  • NEW YORK— Stocks rose Friday afternoon trading, the latest nudge forward for a market that has taken a decidedly slow-and-steady path to record highs. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was up 8 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,173 at 2:22 p.m. Eastern time. ANALYST'S TAKE: "I think people are a little more sensitized, where any tick lower in the market creates this' buy-on-the-dip'...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Stock prices around the world fell on Thursday on disappointing earnings, while the yen jumped after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said he saw no need to use "helicopter money" to boost the world's No. 3 economy. Treasuries and other low-risk government debt, whose yields had risen from record lows linked to Britain's stunning vote to leave...

  • *ABN says Brent could slide by about $5 to $42 -43 levels. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Thursday, as the market took a closer look at U.S. government data that showed growing inventories of gasoline and other oil products pushed total petroleum supplies in the No. 1 oil consumer to record highs. In the previous session, Brent and U.S. crude futures rose by...

  • *ABN says Brent could slide by about $5 to $42 -43 levels. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Thursday, as the market took a closer look at U.S. government data that showed growing inventories of gasoline and other oil products pushed total petroleum supplies in the No. 1 oil consumer to record highs. Brent crude closed 97 cents, or 2.1 percent, lower at $46.20 a...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 21- Gold rebounded above a three-week low and rose 1 percent on Thursday, as the dollar fell and the key stock indexes hovered below record highs after the European Central Bank left key interest rates unchanged. "September's meeting has become even more important and expectations will be running sky-high that the bank will do more QE,"...

  • LONDON, July 21- Veterans of the City of London's financial services industry are setting up a forum to help the British government in Brexit talks with the European Union, people involved in the project said on Thursday. Britain's shock vote to leave the bloc has forced financial firms to rethink their business strategy which has until now depended on having an...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Blackstone Group LP, the world's biggest alternative asset manager, posted stronger-than-expected earnings on Thursday as gains in property holdings and rebounding oil prices offset losses from Britain's shock decision to leave the European Union. The gains came despite a modest drag on investments after Britain stunned the world on June...

  • *ABN says Brent could slide by about $5 to $42 -43 levels. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday, as the market took a closer look at U.S. government data that showed growing inventories of gasoline and other oil products pushed total petroleum supplies in the world's largest oil consumer to a record high. Brent crude was down 79 cents, or 1.7...

  • *Airlines slump as Lufthansa issues profit warning. LONDON, July 21- European stocks edged lower on Thursday, as a drop in the shares of major airlines offset gains in some banks, propped up by signals of support for the sector from the European Central Bank. Airline stocks fell amid fears some consumers may avoid travelling abroad for holidays after last week's...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- World equity markets were little changed on Thursday, with the key U.S. Dow and S&P stock indexes hovering below record highs, while the euro fell, erasing earlier gains spurred by the European Central Bank's decision to refrain from more stimuli. U.S. and European equity markets have been on a tear due to upbeat company earnings and encouraging...

  • *Malaysia Attorney General says no evidence of misappropriation. *Singapore seizes $240 million in 1 MDB-related funds. KUALA LUMPUR/ WASHINGTON, July 21- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday judgment should be withheld until all the facts are known after the U.S. government filed lawsuits seeking to seize $1 billion in assets bought with...

  • *ABN says Brent could slide by about $5 to $42 -43 levels. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, erasing gains from the previous session, after a rise in U.S. gasoline inventories pushed supplies in the world's top oil consumer to a record high, reinforcing worries of a global glut. Brent crude was down 55 cents, or 1.2 percent, at $46.62 a barrel...

  • *Airlines slump as Lufthansa issues profit warning. LONDON, July 21- European stocks made little progress on Thursday, as a drop in the shares of major airlines offset gains in some banks which were propped up by more signs that the ECB would look to support the sector. Airline stocks fell amid fears that consumers may avoid travelling abroad for holidays after...

  • Two of the region's top carriers have warned that demand for flights is being weighed down by extremist attacks, shocks like Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Turkey's attempted military coup, strikes and severe weather. Germany's biggest carrier, Lufthansa, warned its profits would be lower than expected as "advance bookings, especially on...

  • *German exports to Britain stagnated in Jan-May period. *Britain likely to remain major market for Germany. BERLIN, July 21- Some German companies are holding off making investments in Britain until they know more about the relationship the country will forge with the rest of Europe following the Brexit vote.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks fell Thursday after a mixed set of earnings reports put at least a temporary halt to the market's record-setting run. Airlines had some of the sharpest drops on worries that falling fares will hurt their profits. "It's surprising how strong the market has been," said Rich Weiss, senior portfolio manager at American Century Investments.

  • U.S. crude and oil product stocks rose 2.62 million barrels in the week to July 15 to an all-time high of 2.08 billion barrels, the U.S. Energy Department said. Tamas Varga, oil analyst at London brokerage PVM Oil Associates, said the build in U.S. oil inventories reflected a very well supplied global market. U.S. light sweet crude for September delivery, the new...

  • July 21- MasterCard Inc said it would buy 92.4 percent stake in London- based VocaLink Holdings Ltd for about $920 million as the world's No.2 payment network provider looks to strengthen its presence in the UK market. VocaLink offers payment processing services for UK payment schemes. The UK company's shareholder Barclays Plc confirmed that it was selling a...

  • PARIS— British Prime Minister Theresa May says her country stands "shoulder to shoulder" with France following the deadly truck attack in Nice and gave reassurances that critical partnerships like intelligence cooperation with Paris and NATO obligations won't be hurt by Britain's exit from the European Union. Speaking at a news conference Thursday in...

  • U.S. crude and oil product stocks rose 2.62 million barrels in the week to July 15 to an all-time high of 2.08 billion barrels, the U.S. Energy Department said. Tamas Varga, oil analyst at London brokerage PVM Oil Associates, said the build in U.S. oil inventories reflected a very well supplied global market. U.S. light sweet crude for September delivery, the new...