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Indexes Nikkei

  • *U.S. crude dips below $50 a barrel for first time since April 4. NEW YORK, April 21- Oil prices fell on Friday as oversupply concerns resurfaced, while the euro and stocks dipped ahead of the first round in a too-close-to-call French presidential election. "Although Macron has been labeled as favorite to become the next French president, an unexpected Le Pen victory...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks slumped Friday as financial and health care companies moved lower. "I don't think anything's actually going to happen or be implemented any time soon," said Scott Wren, senior global equity strategist for the Wells Fargo Investment Institute. He said he thinks a corporate tax cut is more likely to pass Congress and become law than a tax cut for...

  • *Wall Street set to open marginally higher. LONDON, April 21- Global markets appeared largely calm on Friday, the last day of trading before the first round of France's presidential election, with French bond yields hitting a three-month low and the euro treading water against the dollar. U.S. stock index futures indicated Wall Street would also open a little...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks set for weekly loss; Nikkei higher. LONDON, April 21- Global markets appeared largely calm on Friday, the last day of trading before the first round of France's closely fought presidential election, with French bond yields hitting a three-month low and the euro treading water. Traders said this was on concern the attack could sway the vote in...

  • TOKYO, April 21- Japanese stocks rose to 1-1/ 2 week highs on Friday as global investors bet that U.S. tax reforms are gaining traction, but Fujifilm Holdings tumbled after delaying the release of its earnings because of an accounting probe. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who said the Trump administration will "very soon" unveil a tax reform plan and expects it...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks set for weekly loss; Nikkei higher. SINGAPORE, April 21- Asian stocks were set to end the week on a positive note, unscathed by a U.S. trade probe on Chinese steel exports, while the euro remained on edge ahead of Sunday's first round in a tight French presidential election after a shooting overnight in Paris that was claimed by Islamic State.

  • BEIJING— Asian stocks rose Friday ahead of the first round of voting in France's closely watched presidential election after Wall Street rallied on strong corporate earnings. Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.2 percent to 24,093.32 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 added 0.6 percent to 5,855.90. Benchmarks in New Zealand, Taiwan and Southeast Asia also advanced.

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  • TOKYO, April 21- Japanese stocks rose to 1-1/ 2 week highs on Friday as global investors bet that U.S. tax reforms are getting back on track, but Fujifilm Holdings tumbled after it delayed its earnings release due to an accounting probe. Investor caution had also heightened amid mounting tensions between North Korea and the United States. Treasury Secretary...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks set for weekly loss; Nikkei higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.25 percent. On Thursday, it jumped to 1.0778, its highest level since March 29, and French stocks jumped by 1.5 percent after polls showed French centrist Emmanuel Macron easily beating far-right, anti- European Union candidate Marine Le...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- The euro and stocks on major markets recovered on Thursday as a market-friendly presidential candidate held the lead ahead of Sunday's first-round election in France, while the yen and U.S. France's CAC stock index jumped 1.7 percent on its strongest daily performance since March 1. "As we see a steady stream of earnings, on balance the season...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Japanese stocks ended nearly flat for a second day on Thursday as investors became cautious ahead of global risk events such as the first-round of French presidential elections at the weekend and mounting tensions over North Korea. The Nikkei 225 share average ended 0.01 percent lower at 18,430.49 while the broader Topix gained 0.09 percent...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday as transportation companies jump following solid earnings from railroad operator CSX, while paint and coatings maker Sherwin-Williams sends companies that make and sell basic materials higher. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 14 points, or 1 percent, to 1,381.. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLING: Railroad...

  • But gains were limited, and market participants said Japanese stocks are expected to trade in a fixed range throughout the day as mounting tensions between North Korea and the United States, along with political uncertainty in Europe ahead of the French presidential elections, keep investors cautious. "Even though a technical rebound in the Tokyo market...

  • *Sterling basks in UK election news glow. LONDON, April 19- Stocks flatlined and gold fell on Wednesday as investors continued to question the' reflation' trades that had lifted markets since the election of U.S. president Donald Trump in November, while sterling basked in the glow of a six-month high following Tuesday's surprise news of a snap UK election.

  • TOKYO, April 19- Japanese stocks were nearly flat on Wednesday in choppy trade as investors refrained from taking large positions as geopolitical tensions soured the mood. The Nikkei 225 share average edged up 0.07 percent to 18,432.20 after traversing positive and negative territory, while the broader Topix was down 0.01 percent at 1,471.42.

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan at lowest in five weeks, Shanghai skids. SYDNEY, April 19- Sterling stole centre stage in Asia on Wednesday amid speculation Britain's surprise decision to call a snap election could ultimately deliver a more market-friendly outcome in its divorce from the European Union. Safe-havens stayed in favour as gold and bonds climbed ahead of...

  • TOKYO, April 19- Japanese stocks edged down in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as geopolitical tensions soured investor sentiment, while regional banking stocks underperformed as Japanese government bond yields fell to five-month lows. Escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea also kept investors nervous, while eyes were also on...

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Sterling jumped, along with gold, while stocks and the U.S. dollar fell on Tuesday after Britain called a snap election for June, adding to investor concerns over geopolitical instability. The British pound rallied as much as 2.7 percent against the U.S. dollar to hit its highest level since early October after British Prime Minister Theresa May...

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Sterling jumped along with gold, and stocks and the U.S. dollar fell on Tuesday, after Britain called a snap election for June, adding to investors concern about geopolitical instability. Sterling jumped as much as 1.6 percent against the dollar to hit its highest levels since mid-December, after British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised...