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Indexes Nikkei

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy companies stumbled, but basic materials makers rose as investors hoped two large deals will win approval from regulators. DuPont and Dow Chemical rose after Reuters reported that European officials could approve their merger soon.

  • *Global stocks hit record highs, Europe makes slight gain. LONDON, Feb 22- Global stocks hit record highs on Wednesday, pushing gains for the year above those for all of 2016, while the dollar rose before Federal Reserve minutes that will be scoured for clues on the timing of the next U.S. interest rate rise. Relatively strong earnings seasons in Europe and the United...

  • KEEPING SCORE: European markets started higher with Britain's FTSE 100 up 0.3 percent at 7,297.41. Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz fell after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competitor Unilever, but other food and household goods makers rose as investors bet Kraft will make an offer for one of those companies instead. ANALYST'S TAKE: "U.S. equity investors...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Japan's Nikkei share average was little changed on Wednesday, unable to extend a two-day winning run as the yen's retreat against the dollar halted and capped the broader market. Trading was limited with investors staying on the sidelines as they awaited the minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting for clues on interest rate hikes.

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, joining a record-setting session for global markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. Spreadbetters expected the boon for equities to extend into the European day, predicting a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, joining a record-setting session for global markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent, taking its cues from the world stock index rising to an all-time peak of 446.21 overnight.

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Japanese stocks edged down on Wednesday morning in choppy trade as a pause in the dollar's rise against the yen kept investors on the sidelines as they awaited the minutes of the U.S. In Asian trade, the dollar was 0.2 percent lower at 113.52 yen, edging away from its peak of 114.955 yen touched a week ago, which was its highest since late January.

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday, joining a record-setting night for world markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan nudged up 0.1 percent, taking its cues from the world stock index rising to an all-time peak of 446.21 overnight.

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday as the weaker yen helped overall sentiment, while the paper sector outperformed on a report that a major producer intends to raise printing paper prices. Trading volumes were low, however, as a holiday in the United States on Monday left investors short of the usual leads. The paper& pulp sector soared 3.8 percent and was...

  • Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz is falling after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competitor Unilever, but other food and household goods makers are rising as investors bet Kraft will make an offer for one of those companies instead. LET'S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF: Kraft Heinz and Unilever both slumped after Kraft withdrew a $143 billion offer to buy its...

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- Japanese stocks edged up on Tuesday morning as the yen eased back against the dollar, although trading volumes were low as a holiday in the United States left investors short of the usual leads. "There is not a whole lot of factors for the market to trade on while it awaits Trump's address to the Congress on Feb. 28. Shikoku Electric Power rallied more than...

  • *Stocks rise in Europe and Asia, driven by merger activity. LONDON, Feb 20- European stocks rose on Monday, with gains in telecoms and banks offsetting a big fall in Unilever, while the dollar dipped as uncertainty over politics and the timing of a U.S. interest rate rise kept investors nervous. U.S. markets were closed for the Presidents Day holiday, and this...

  • *Stocks rise in Europe and Asia, driven by merger activity. LONDON, Feb 20- European stocks rose on Monday, led higher by Deutsche Telekom on talk of a merger involving its U.S. mobile unit, while the dollar dipped as uncertainty over European politics and the timing of a U.S. interest rate rise kept investors nervous. U.S. markets were closed for the Presidents Day...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japanese shares eked out small gains on Monday in a choppy session marked by low volumes as investors stayed on the sidelines with the U.S. markets closed for a holiday. The broader Topix rose 0.2 percent at 1,547.01, with only 1.497 billion shares changing hands, the lowest since Jan. 16. Turnover was 1.7 trillion yen, the lowest level since Dec. 20.

  • HONG KONG— Global stock markets advanced Monday as a strong performance on Wall Street last week helped buoy sentiment among investors as they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. Britain's FTSE 100 inched up 0.1 percent to 7,304.80. JAPAN TRADE: Imports to Asia's second-largest economy grew in January...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japanese shares fell for a third consecutive session on Monday as the yen's gains and uncertainty about U.S. economic policies prompted profit-taking. The Nikkei dropped as much as 0.6 percent to 19,115-- its lowest level since Feb. 9-- where it had a pivotal technical support from the top of Ichimoku cloud, which stood at 19,114.. But even taking that...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japanese shares fell for a third consecutive session on Monday as the yen's gains and uncertainty about U.S. economic policies prompted profit-taking. The Nikkei dropped as much as 0.6 percent to 19,115-- its lowest level since Feb. 9-- where it had a pivotal technical support from the top of Ichimoku cloud, which stood at 19,114.. But even taking that...

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan up 0.1 pct, Nikkei down 0.2 pct. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent and back toward a 19- month peak set last week. Shanghai stocks added 0.6 percent and expectations of solid economic growth in China kept commodities such as copper and iron ore well bid.

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan dip 0.1 pct, Nikkei down 0.5 pct. SYDNEY, Feb 20- Asian share markets got off to a subdued start on Monday as political uncertainty kept the mood cautious, while the U.S. dollar softened a touch ahead of a busy week for Federal Reserve speakers. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.1 percent to inch away from a 19-...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes took a modest step back Friday, though they remain close to record highs. The Nasdaq composite rose 3 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,818. Roughly two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Even with Friday's decline, the S&P 500 is still on track for its fourth weekly gain in a row.