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Indexes Nikkei

  • *Australia stocks highest since mid-2015, Asia up modestly. *Pound under pressure as UK formally starts Brexit. The cheerful mood did not extend to the pound which was on the skids as the British government sent a letter to Brussels formally starting the country's exit from the European Union.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Wall Street followed gains in stocks globally on Tuesday after U.S. consumer confidence soared to a more than 16- year high, while the U.S. dollar bounced from a four-month low to post its best day in nearly a month. On Wall Street, cyclical sectors led the way higher after the strong consumer confidence data boosted investor views that the U.S....

  • Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stock indexes sharply higher Tuesday, snapping an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. The rally was broad, with materials and industrial companies among the biggest gainers. Investor optimism that Congress and the White House are pivoting to tax cuts and other business-friendly policy...

  • TOKYO, March 28- Japan's Nikkei share average rebounded from a more than six-week low on Tuesday as a rally in the yen paused and investors bought high-yield stocks before they went ex-dividend. The Nikkei rose 1.1 percent to 19,202.87, after plumbing to its lowest since Feb. 9 in the previous session as U.S. President Donald Trump's setback on his healthcare...

  • BEIJING— Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street sank on worries that the Trump administration might not do as much for businesses as once thought. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 1 percent to 19,174.56 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.5 percent to 24,317.93. Benchmarks in Taiwan and Singapore rose while Malaysia and Manila declined.

  • TOKYO, March 28- Japan's Nikkei share average rebounded from more than a six-week low on Tuesday morning due to a pause in the yen's strong trend, with most sectors rose to positive territory. "Investors were overly risk off yesterday," said Hikaru Sato, a senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities. He added that the market continues to focus on developments on U.S....

  • SINGAPORE, March 28- Asian stocks pulled ahead on Tuesday after Wall Street steadied and the dollar bounced from a four-month-low, as concern over Donald Trump's setback on his healthcare reform bill gave away to tentative hopes for the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 percent in early trade. Risk appetite had...

  • NEW YORK— Worries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early Monday, but they clawed back most of their losses and ended the day mixed. The S&P 500 sank from the start and was down as much as 0.9 percent. The weakness followed last week's failure by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act,...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Japan's Nikkei share average skidded 1.4 percent on Monday, wallowing at a six-week low and deepening last week's 1.3 percent loss, on pressure from a resurgent yen. The Nikkei ended at 18,985.59 points, plumbing to its lowest level since Feb. 9 and losing 0.7 percent for the month so far. Shares in brokerage firms dropped in line with the broader...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Asian stocks got off to a weak start on Monday as caution among investors prevailed with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure. Stocks in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries were lower. ANALYST'S VIEWPOINT: "For Asian markets, a turbulent start to the...

  • *White House failure on healthcare raises worries over tax reform. *Asia markets less impacted on valuation bets. "Markets have had a good run recently and this is a good opportunity for profit taking across counters," said Alex Wong, a fund manager at Ample Capital Ltd. in Hong Kong, with about $130 million under management.

  • TOKYO, March 27- Shares in Toshiba Corp rose on Monday morning after a report that U.S. unit Westinghouse Electric Co could file for bankruptcy protection as early as Tuesday and is seeking support from South Korea's Korea Electric Power Corp.. Toshiba's shares were last up 0.5 percent at 224 yen after earlier rising as high as 232 yen, against the backdrop of a...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks gave back much of an early gain but were mostly higher Friday afternoon as investors bid up technology and consumer-focused companies. House Republicans say their health care bill does not have enough support to pass in a vote this afternoon, which is casting some doubt on President Donald Trump's business-friendly agenda.

  • TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Nikkei share average gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from its recent strength, but the Nikkei still logged a weekly loss. The dollar rose 0.5 percent to 111.46 yen, moving away from the previous session's four-month lows, as signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day.

  • TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Nikkei share average gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from its recent strength, but the Nikkei still logged a weekly loss. The dollar rose 0.5 percent to 111.46 yen, moving away from the previous session's four-month lows, as signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day.

  • HONG KONG— World stock markets were mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. France's CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent to 5,019.56 and Britain's FTSE 100 slipped less than 0.1 percent to 7,338.09. ANALYST VIEW: "Markets are likely to remain on hold today...

  • *Dollar off recent lows in Asia, outlook uncertain. *Asia shares mixed, report Trump to examine free trade deals. SYDNEY, March 24- The dollar recouped a little lost ground on Friday amid signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day, though it remained unclear whether it would pass.

  • TOKYO, March 24- Japan's Nikkei share average gained on Friday as the yen took a breather from its recent strength, but the Nikkei was still poised for a weekly loss. The dollar rose 0.4 percent to 111.39 yen, moving away from the previous session's four-month lows, as signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day.

  • *Dollar off recent lows in Asia, outlook uncertain. *Asia shares inch up, report Trump to examine free trade deals. SYDNEY, March 24- The dollar recouped a little lost ground on Friday amid signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day, though it remained unclear whether it would pass.

  • LONDON, March 23- Euro zone stocks and bonds rallied on Thursday as banks snapped up almost quarter of a trillion euros of interest-free European Central Bank cash in what the ECB hopes will be the last outing for one of its main crisis-fighting tools. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 rose 0.25 percent with Frankfurt, Paris and Milan up as much as 0.6 percent and...