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Indexes Nikkei

  • More than twice as many stocks rose as fell on the New York Stock Exchange. They followed the price of oil higher, as benchmark U.S. crude rose 27 cents to settle at $43.01 per barrel. Brent crude, the international standard, rose 32 cents to close at $45.54.

  • *Nikkei gains 1.0 pct for the week. TOKYO, June 23- Japan's Nikkei share average finished the session little changed on Friday as dollar-yen levels steadied after major economic events, while Nintendo hit new multi-year highs on ongoing hopes for a new title on Switch. The index gained 1.0 percent for the week, its first weekly gains in three weeks after having...

  • HONG KONG— World stock markets were mixed on Friday as oil prices stabilized and investors assessed Beijing's moves to tighten up on some Chinese companies as well as the latest survey on eurozone economic growth. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent to 7,418.06. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index finished 0.1 percent higher at 20,132.67 and...

  • Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets sees European markets opening modestly weaker, with Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 all seen shedding points in early trade. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was nearly unchanged on the day, and was up 0.4 percent for the week. "Investors have no incentives today to take new...

  • TOKYO, June 23- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Friday morning as dollar-yen levels steadied after major economic events, while Nintendo hit new multi-year highs on ongoing hopes for a new title on Switch. The index is on track to gain 0.9 percent for the week- where it touched its highest levels since August 2015. "It's like the market has started its summer...

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises 0.6 pct; Nikkei slips on stronger yen. Britain's FTSE 100 and France's CAC 40 slipped 0.4 percent each. "Most of the weakness in equity markets is related to the energy sector, and that's due to the massive weakness we've seen in oil, which is now trading in bear territory," said Naeem Aslam, the chief market analyst at ThinkMarkets in London.

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises 0.6 pct; Nikkei slips on stronger yen. Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 all slipped 0.3-0.4 percent as trading in Europe got under way. "As far as the market mentality is concerned, as long as the oil price keeps weakening, this is going to tell us something about the underlying capacity of the global economy to generate...

  • TOKYO, June 22- Japan's Nikkei share average erased early modest gains on Thursday and edged down, as a stronger yen took its toll on market sentiment. "The Nikkei is heavy, as some investors continue to take profits on its recent rise and the yen strengthens," said Norihiro Fujito, a senior investment strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities.

  • Health care stocks led the market higher, continuing their strong recent run, after the Senate released its proposal to revamp how Americans get medical care. Benchmark U.S. crude rose 28 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $42.81 per barrel. Brent crude, the international standard, added 45 cents, or 1 percent, to $45.27.

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises 0.6 pct; Nikkei slips on stronger yen. European stocks were mixed with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open up 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX to be little changed and France's CAC 40 to start the day down 0.1 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.7 percent.

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises 0.3 pct; Nikkei slips on stronger yen. SINGAPORE, June 22- Asian stocks advanced on Thursday as oil prices struggled to climb off a 10- month low hit overnight on concerns over a supply glut and falling demand. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.3 percent.

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises 0.2 pct; Nikkei little changed. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.2 percent. Japan's Nikkei and South Korea's KOSPI were flat, while Australian shares rose0.4 percent.

  • Bond yields held steady, while stocks in mainland China got a small boost after they got the OK to join a widely followed index of emerging-market stocks. After being up by as much as 1.6 percent earlier in the day, benchmark U.S. crude turned lower and fell 98 cents, or 2.3 percent, to settle at $42.53 per barrel. Brent crude, the international standard, fell $1.20, or 2.6...

  • *Toshiba ends 2.2 pct lower after news to pick govt-led Japan-U.S.- Korea group to buy chip unit. TOKYO, June 21- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Wednesday as a stronger yen sapped risk appetite, while mining stocks underperformed as oil prices tumbled. "A stronger yen combined with a fall in oil prices had made investors stay on the sidelines," said Hikaru Sato, a...

  • *Asia shares stumble as energy stocks fall. SYDNEY, June 21- A renewed slump in oil prices to seven-month lows put Asian investors on edge on Wednesday, overshadowing a decision by U.S. index provider MSCI to add mainland Chinese stocks to one of its popular benchmarks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.8 percent, with...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 7,448.72 and France's CAC 40 sank 1 percent to 5,239.08. Japan's Nikkei 225 finished 0.5 percent lower at 20,138.79 and South Korea's Kospi fell 0.5 percent to 2,357.53. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 0.6 percent to 25,694.58 while China's Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.5 percent to 3,156.21.

  • *Asia shares stumble as energy stocks fall. SYDNEY, June 21- A renewed slump in oil prices to seven-month lows put Asian investors on edge on Wednesday, overshadowing a decision by U.S. index provider MSCI to add mainland Chinese stocks to one of its popular benchmarks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.7 percent, with...

  • *Asia shares stumble as energy stocks fall. SYDNEY, June 21- A renewed slump in oil prices to seven-month lows put Asian investors on edge on Wednesday, overshadowing a decision by U.S. index provider MSCI to add mainland Chinese stocks to one of its popular benchmarks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.5 percent, with...

  • The Nasdaq composite lost 50.98 points, or 0.8 percent, to 6,188.03, and the Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks fell 15.11, or 1.1 percent, to 1,402.97. Benchmark U.S. crude lost 97 cents, or 2.2 percent, to settle at $43.23 per barrel, and Brent crude, the international standard, fell 89 cents to $46.02 per barrel. The price of oil has been sloshing between $40 and $55...

  • LONDON, June 20- A 2.5 percent drop in oil prices to their lowest in seven months dragged stock markets off all-time highs on Tuesday, cooling a recovery in hi-tech shares as central bankers sent cautious signals on the outlook for growth and interest rates. Japan's Nikkei had jumped to a near two-year high in Asian trading and European shares built on their...