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Indexes Nikkei

  • TOKYO, July 24- Japanese stocks dropped to more than two-week lows on Monday morning after Wall Street retreated. Although fundamentals are good and there are hopes for strong April-June earnings, we need to be careful about this technical trend, "said Hikaru Sato, a senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities. On Friday, Wall Street indexes ended flat to about...

  • *Asia ex- Japan pulls back; Nikkei lower on stronger yen. *Oil slumps on report forecasting rise in OPEC production. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent early on Monday.

  • LONDON, July 21- The euros surge to an almost two-year high dominated financial markets on Friday, with most major stock exchanges consolidating after a second strong week of gains while those in mainland Europe dipped. The euro surged to its highest against the dollar since August 2015, but government bond yields for Europe's southern governments fell...

  • General Electric slumped after the company issued a weak forecast. European stocks fell and European government bond prices rose after a report said the European Central Bank will make a decision about reducing its economic stimulus in October. POWER DOWN: General Electric tumbled after the company disappointed investors by saying it expects to reach only...

  • TOKYO, July 21- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Friday morning as investors took in the European Central Bank's policy talk, while individual companies such as Yaskawa Electric soared on strong profit forecasts. The European Central Bank left its ultra-easy monetary policy unchanged, and President Mario Draghi said that policymakers would...

  • TOKYO, July 21- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Friday morning as investors took in the European Central Bank's policy talk, while individual companies such as Yaskawa Electric soared on strong profit forecasts. The European Central Bank left its ultra-easy monetary policy unchanged, and President Mario Draghi said that policymakers would...

  • Market capitalization of the Tokyo Stock Exchange's first section hit 601 trillion yen, its highest since August 2015. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.2 percent, hovering near its highest level since December 2007, and European markets were set for a positive start. "While the outcome did not give a major impact to the market,...

  • TOKYO, July 20- Japanese stocks rose on Thursday, with investor sentiment staying bright after record highs on Wall Street. "While the outcome did not give a major impact to the market, investors are somewhat relieved that the easy monetary policy environment will continue for a while," said Yutaka Miura, a senior technical analyst at Mizuho Securities.

  • TOKYO, July 20- Japanese stocks rose on Thursday, with investor sentiment staying bright after record highs on Wall Street. "While the outcome did not give a major impact to the market, investors are somewhat relieved that the easy monetary policy environment will continue for a while," said Yutaka Miura, a senior technical analyst at Mizuho Securities.

  • Health care companies including Abbott Laboratories are rising as investors focus on quarterly results, while weaker reports are putting a dent in industrial and basic materials companies. HEALTHY, WEALTHY: Abbott Laboratories, which makes infant formula, drugs and medical devices, gained $1.55, or 3.1 percent, to $50.98 after reporting results that were...

  • *Global stocks at record, Asia ex- Japan index hits 9-1/ 2- yr high. *Strong earnings propel Wall Street to close at all-time highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.15 percent, hovering near its highest level since December 2007.

  • TOKYO, July 20- Japan's Nikkei share average rose in morning trade on Thursday, buoyed by record highs on Wall Street though capped by caution ahead of the outcome of the Bank of Japan meeting. "There seems to some signs of euphoria in global stock markets, inspired by U.S. shares' strong performance lately," said Ayako Sera, senior market economist at Sumitomo Mitsui...

  • *Global stocks at record, Asia ex- Japan index hits 9-1/ 2- yr high. *Strong earnings propel Wall Street to close at all-time highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1 percent, hovering near its highest level since December 2007.

  • *Global stocks at record, Asia ex- Japan index hits 9-1/ 2- yr high. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.15 percent, hovering near its highest level since December 2007. The MSCI World index rose for its tenth straight session on Thursday and set a record high for the sixth consecutive day, lifted by all-time closing highs on Wall...

  • After decent gains in Asia on the back of postive signs from global economic powerhouse China this week, MSCI's world stocks index looked set for a ninth day of gains which would mark its longest winning streak since October 2015. "Most emerging markets are doing quite well at the moment, especially in Asia. The figures for China are positive, "said Marijke Zewuster,...

  • TOKYO— Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a mixed finish on Wall Street. Investors were turning their focus to policy meetings by central bank boards in Japan and the EU. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index edged 0.1 percent higher to 20,020.86 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong climbed 0.5 percent to 26,663.51.

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan highest in over two years. *China optimism supports stocks, commodity prices. SYDNEY, July 19- The dollar huddled near multi-month lows on Wednesday as investors wagered any further tightening in the United States would be slow at best, while optimism on China's economy underpinned Asian shares and commodities.

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan highest in over two years. *China optimism supports stocks, commodity prices. SYDNEY, July 19- The dollar stayed on the defensive on Wednesday as investors wagered any further tightening in the United States would be slow at best, while optimism on China's economy underpinned Asian shares and commodities.

  • TOKYO, July 18- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a more than one-week low on Tuesday as a stronger yen hit cyclical stocks and sliding support for the current administration added to the gloomy mood. "U.S. yields seemed to have hit the ceiling and the dollar is weakening against the yen, and that's dragging down stocks," said Toru Ibayashi, executive director of...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fluttered between positive and negative territory and last was slightly higher. Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee announced their opposition on Monday to U.S. legislation to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, leaving it without enough votes to...