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Indexes Nikkei

  • TOKYO, May 29- Asian stocks steadied early on Monday, taking cues from Wall Street shares hovering around record highs, while the pound nursed losses after a poll showed a shrinking lead for Prime Minister Theresa May's party in Britain's upcoming elections. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan stood little changed.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are little changed Friday afternoon in quiet trading ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks fell 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 1,382.. On the New York Stock Exchange, more companies rose than fell.

  • TOKYO, May 26- Japanese government bonds gained on Thursday, shrugging off the effect of the previous session's lackluster 40- year auction as slumping stock prices gave bond market sentiment a lift. Japanese shares extended their early losses as the yen's gains on the dollar accelerated, with the Nikkei stock index ending down 0.6 percent as the dollar...

  • TOKYO, May 26- Japanese government bonds gained on Thursday, shrugging off the effect of the previous session's lacklustre 40- year auction as slumping stock prices gave bond market sentiment a lift. Japanese shares extended their early losses as the yen's gains on the dollar accelerated, with the Nikkei stock index ending down 0.6 percent as the dollar...

  • TOKYO, May 26- Japan's Nikkei share average extended losses as the yen's gains against the dollar accelerated on Friday, though the benchmark index still managed to cap off a winning week. Oil and mining shares fell, after oil prices skidded 5 percent on Thursday and continued to drop on Friday, after a meeting of OPEC countries disappointed some investors who had...

  • *Crude futures tumble after OPEC fails to deepen cuts. SINGAPORE, May 26- Oil prices weakened on Friday, prompting a move away from riskier assets and depressing Asian stocks, after an OPEC agreement to extend cuts in crude production for a further nine months disappointed investors who had bet on bigger output cuts. European stock markets look set for a muted...

  • KEEPING SCORE: European shares opened lower, with France's CAC 40 down 0.8 percent to 5,297.13 and Germany's DAX lost 0.5 percent to 12,561.85. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent to 7,526.71. WORLD LEADERS: President Donald Trump and other leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations are set to meet in Italy for a summit.

  • *Asia stocks slip despite Wall Street scaling new highs. SINGAPORE, May 26- Crude prices were on the defensive on Friday after an agreement by OPEC to extend existing supply curbs disappointed investors wagering on larger cuts, prompting a move away from riskier assets and depressing Asian stocks. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and some non-...

  • *Asia stocks slip despite Wall Street scaling new highs. SINGAPORE, May 26- Crude prices remained subdued early on Friday after an agreement by OPEC to extend existing supply curbs disappointed many who had hoped for larger cuts. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and some non- OPEC producers agreed at a meeting in Vienna on Thursday to extend...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. Kate Warne, an investment strategist for Edward Jones, said she doesn't think Thursday's retail earnings are a sign that business for traditional retailers is getting better. And even though OPEC and a...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Japanese stocks rose on Thursday as the strong-yen trend paused, while a surge in index-heavyweights such as SoftBank supported sentiment. But gains were limited as the dollar-yen stayed in a narrow range after the U.S. Bloomberg reported that the company had built a $4 billion stake in Nvidia.

  • *South Korea shares hit record high, Taiwan at 17- yr high. European shares are also expected to gain, with spread-betters looking to higher openings of 0.3 percent in Germany's DAX and France's CAC and 0.2 percent in Britain's FTSE. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 1.0 percent, hitting its highest level since May 2015, and...

  • HONG KONG— Most world stock markets rose Thursday as investors assessed the Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes, while crude oil's rally fizzled out ahead of an OPEC meeting on production. France's CAC 40 added 0.3 percent to 5,354.57 but Germany's DAX slipped 0.1 percent to 12,631.83. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent higher to 7,521.88.

  • *South Korea shares hit record high, Taiwan at 17- yr high. TOKYO, May 25- Asian shares scaled two-year highs on Thursday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields slipped after the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.7 percent, hitting its highest level since June 2015, and bringing its gains so far this year to about 17 percent.

  • TOKYO, May 25- Asian shares eked out modest gains on Thursday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields slipped after the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.3 percent, with South Korea leading with a 0.4 percent rise.. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.1 percent though MSCI Japan rose 0.4 percent in dollar terms.

  • *Treasury yield curve flattens, Wall Street remains higher. While the yield curve flattened, Wall Street remained slightly higher and the dollar slipped after minutes from the Fed's May 2-3 meeting indicated it would gradually raise interest rates and reduce its bond reinvestment. "Their plan is in place to gradually phase out reinvestments beginning in the...

  • *Global shares mostly recover after China downgrade. NEW YORK, May 24- World stock markets recovered on Wednesday from initial losses after Moody's first credit downgrade of China in 30 years, with investors turning their attention to U.S. Asia stocks and emerging markets initially skidded after Moody's Investors Service's downgraded China, cutting its...

  • LONDON, May 24- World stocks inched lower on Wednesday after China's sovereign credit rating was downgraded and as investors eyed a pause in Wall Street's four-day winning streak, the longest in over three months. "China's debt downgrade by Moody's has made investors a little less sure of themselves," said Jasper Lawler, senior market analyst at London Capital...

  • LONDON, May 24- World stocks inched lower on Wednesday after China's sovereign credit rating was downgraded and as investors eyed a pause in Wall Street's four-day winning streak, the longest in over three months. The dollar and bond yields were steady, with investors growing gradually more confident that the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates next...

  • TOKYO, May 24- Chinese stocks fell and the Australian dollar skidded on Wednesday after Moody's downgraded its sovereign credit rating on China, adding to worries about the global impact of slowing growth and rising debt in Asia's economic powerhouse. Shares elsewhere in Asia also slipped, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan down...