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Indexes Nikkei

  • *Aussie, China shares down after Moody's downgrade. TOKYO, May 24- China's main stock index fell one percent and the Australian dollar slipped on Wednesday after Moody's cut its sovereign credit rating on China. The Aussie fell as much as 0.3 percent to $0.7452 soon after the Moody's announcement downgrading China to A1 from Aa3.

  • TOKYO, May 24- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday morning helped by exporters after the dollar gained against the yen, while financials gained ground thanks to a rise in U.S. Wall Street's strength lifted the mood in the Tokyo market. President Donald Trump's first full budget plan was largely as expected, even if it is not expected to be approved in...

  • *Wall Street rises as Trump federal budget plan released. *Euro dips; sterling subdued after Manchester attack. NEW YORK, May 23- Shares climbed across the euro zone on Tuesday after data showed robust growth, and Wall Street ticked higher as a U.S. federal budget proposal called for slashing healthcare programs and boosting military spending.

  • Consumer-focused companies like auto parts retailers and homebuilders are down, and auto parts companies are falling after weak results from AutoZone. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks also turned higher and gained 5 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,381.. That helped bank stocks including JPMorgan Chase, which gained 95 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $85.66,...

  • *Sterling falls after Manchester bomb kills 22. LONDON, May 23- The euro set a new six-month month high on Tuesday and the region's shares made gains as the latest economic data made for some encouraging reading, especially in Germany. The euro climbed as high as $1.12680 to beat the previous day's high by a whisker, while London FTSE, Frankfurt's DAX and the CAC in...

  • *Asia stocks drop after strong Monday gains, Wall Street rise. SINGAPORE, May 23- Sterling slipped on Tuesday after a suspected suicide attack killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak". Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets...

  • TOKYO, May 23- Japanese stocks edged down on Tuesday as a suicide bomb attack at a pop concert in Britain made investors cautious and lifted the safe-haven yen, which depressed some export-oriented shares. The Nikkei share average fell 0.3 percent to 19,613.28. The broader Topix shed 0.2 percent to 1,565.22 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 0.2 percent to...

  • KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.6 percent at 12,698 while the CAC 40 in France rose 0.8 percent to 5,365. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.2 percent higher at 7,509. U.S. stocks were poised for solid gains with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.2 percent. MANCHESTER BLAST: A suicide bomber blew himself up as young...

  • *Asia stocks steady after strong Monday gains, Wall Street rise. SINGAPORE, May 23- Sterling slipped on Tuesday after a suspected suicide attack killed at least 19 people and wounded 59 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak". Financial spreadbetter CMC Markets...

  • *Asia stocks steady after strong Monday gains, Wall Street rise. SINGAPORE, May 23- Sterling extended losses on Tuesday after a suspected terrorist attack killed at least 19 people and wounded 50 at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the currency was "too weak."

  • *Airline sector worst performer after Manchester blast sours mood. TOKYO, May 23- Japanese stocks were flat on Tuesday morning as a risk-averse mood kept investors sidelined following an explosion in the English city of Manchester, which lifted the safe-haven yen and depressed some export-oriented shares. Airline shares was the worst performer on the board,...

  • *Asia stocks steady after strong Monday gains, Wall Street rise. SINGAPORE, May 23- Sterling extended losses on Tuesday after a suspected terrorist attack killed at least 19 people and wounded 50 at a pop concert in Manchester, while the euro held gains made after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the currency was "too weak." If the attack on the concert by U.S....

  • *Sterling falls as police treat Manchester blast as terror attack. SINGAPORE, May 23- Sterling extended losses after British police said they were treating an explosion in Manchester as a possible terrorist attack, while the euro retained gains made on comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the common currency was "too weak." Sterling remained under...

  • Technology companies are closing in on all-time highs and continued to rise Monday, led by big names like Cisco Systems and Qualcomm. Aerospace and defense companies rose after President Donald Trump presided over a huge sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia. Sameer Samana, a strategist for Wells Fargo Investment Institute, said people continue to spend...

  • Japan's Nikkei stock index climbed 0.5 percent on Monday, while the benchmark 10- year U.S. Also undermining bond market sentiment, data released early in the session showed Japan's exports rose in April to mark their fifth straight month of gains, signaling that more robust overseas demand could underpin a steady economic recovery. Growing signs of life in...

  • TOKYO, May 22- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday in thin trade tracking Wall Street, but the dollar's weakness and U.S. political turmoil kept investors nervous and curbed gains. The Nikkei rose 0.5 percent to 19,678.28. The broader Topix ended up 0.5 percent at 1,567.65, with only 1.47 billion shares changing hands, the lowest since April 17.

  • TOKYO— Global shares were mixed on Monday, with Asian markets cheered by the latest rally on Wall Street and relative quiet in U.S. politics while benchmarks in Europe mostly drifted lower in early trading. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,491.61. Trump will travel on to Israel and Europe and attend a summit of the Group of Seven nations.

  • TOKYO— Asian stocks rose Monday, cheered by the latest rally on Wall Street and relative quiet in U.S. politics as President Donald Trump began his first official trip overseas as president. Trump will travel on to Israel and Europe and attend a summit of the Group of Seven nations. NORTH KOREA: North Korea's latest missile test, on Sunday, was a solid-fuel ballistic...

  • TOKYO, May 22- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday morning following gains in U.S. shares, but the dollar's weakness and U.S. political turmoil kept investors nervous and limited gains in the market. Meanwhile, index-heavyweight SoftBank Group Corp rose more than 2 percent and added a hefty positive 20 points to the Nikkei benchmark index after raising...

  • TOKYO, May 19- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday as bargain hunters snapped up financial stocks heavily sold the previous day, but gains were limited as political uncertainty in the United States kept investors cautious. The Nikkei ended 0.2 percent higher at 19,590.76, crawling back from negative territory in early trade. Takata Corp jumped 20...