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Indexes Nikkei

  • TOKYO, May 18- Japanese stocks tumbled to 2-1/ 2- week lows on Thursday morning on worries that allegations against the U.S. A strong Japanese gross domestic product data released in the early morning was offset by the White House turmoil, which dragged down Wall Street sharply overnight, where the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average notched their...

  • Spreadbetters expected European stocks to follow suit, forecasting a lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent. Japan's Nikkei shed 1.4 percent, Australian shares lost 1.1 percent and South Korea's KOSPI declined 0.4 percent.

  • HONG KONG— Asian and European stock markets extended a global selloff Thursday as Washington's political chaos made investors more nervous about risky assets and the outlook for President Donald Trump's business-friendly proposals. Britain's FTSE 100 sank 0.8 percent to 7,444.97 and France's CAC 40 shed 0.4 percent to 5,294.83. The market turmoil...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.4 percent. Japan's Nikkei shed 1.5 percent, Australian shares lost 1.2 percent and South Korea's KOSPI declined 0.5 percent. Equities in Asia took cues from Wall Street, where the Dow and S&P 500 both sank about 1.8 percent overnight following reports that Trump tried to influence a federal...

  • TOKYO, May 18- Japanese stocks tumbled to 1-1/ 2- week lows on Thursday morning on worries that allegations against the U.S. A strong Japanese gross domestic product data released in the early morning was offset by the White House turmoil, which dragged down Wall Street sharply overnight, where the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average notched their...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.4 percent. Japan's Nikkei shed 1.2 percent, Australian shares lost 1.1 percent and South Korea's Kospi declined 0.5 percent. Equities in Asia took cues from Wall Street, where the Dow and S&P 500 both sank about 1.8 percent overnight following reports that Trump tried to influence a federal...

  • Yen strength to hit Nikkei

    Japanese profits might be pressured due to the stronger yen, but there could be good news for longer-term investors, says Jesper Koll, WisdomTree Japan.

  • TOKYO, May 17- Japanese stocks dropped on Wednesday after the dollar eased against the yen on weak U.S. economic data, while financial stocks underperformed hit by lower U.S. yields. Mining shares also lost ground after oil prices fell following data showing an increase in U.S. crude inventories. The Nikkei shares average fell 0.5 percent to 19,814.88.

  • LONDON— Global stock markets and the dollar drifted lower Wednesday as traders fretted over reports that President Donald Trump appealed to ex-FBI Director James Comey to ditch an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. Though the White House has denied the allegation, there's mounting unease in markets over the developments...

  • TOKYO, May 17- Japanese stocks dropped on Wednesday morning after the dollar eased against the yen on weak U.S. economic data, while financials stocks underperformed hit by lower U.S. yields. President Donald Trump asked his now-dismissed FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between former White House national security...

  • TOKYO, May 17- U.S. share futures and the dollar slipped in early Asian trade on Wednesday after reports that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into his former security adviser. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent while Japan's Nikkei fell 0.6 percent. "Worries about European...

  • *S&P 500, Nasdaq touch record high. NEW YORK, May 16- The U.S. dollar index touched its lowest since early November on Tuesday, hurt by weaker-than-expected U.S. housing data and concerns after political turmoil once again hit Washington. The downtrend in the U.S. currency could extend further, according to Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at BK...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- The U.S. dollar index touched its lowest since early November on Tuesday, hurt by weaker than expected U.S. housing data and concerns after political turmoil once more hit Washington. President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation. The story about Trump and...

  • TOKYO, May 16- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Tuesday, drawing support from a sagging yen and a rise in U.S. shares to record highs. The Nikkei ended the day 0.25 percent higher at 19,919.82. It earlier rose to 19,998.49, its highest since December 2015, in an initial reaction to overnight Wall Street gains.

  • KEEPING SCORE: London's FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,476.65 and Germany's DAX was unchanged at 12,811.81. On Monday, the DAX and FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent while the CAC-40 gained 0.2 percent. Benchmarks in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines gained while New Zealand, Taiwan and Singapore declined.

  • TOKYO, May 16- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 17- month high on Tuesday, drawing support from a sagging yen and Wall Street hitting record highs overnight. A broadly weaker yen helped shares in Japan's export reliant economy, and investors also took heart from the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at record highs thanks to rising oil prices and demand for...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Commodity-linked stocks and currencies got a lift on Monday from rising crude oil prices after major producers Saudi Arabia and Russia said they would extend oil supply cuts into 2018.. "It's more jawboning from OPEC, and I think in the end it's going to prove to be noise... so the rally is probably a little much," said Michael ORourke, chief market...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Commodity-linked stocks and world currencies got a lift on Monday from a surge in crude oil prices after major producers Saudi Arabia and Russia said they would extend oil supply cuts into 2018.. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on May 25 to consider the extension. U.S. crude rose 2.72 percent to $49.14 per...

  • The Dow Jones industrial average gained 86 points, or 0.4 percent, to 20,982, the Nasdaq composite gained 22, or 0.4 percent, to 6,143 and the Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks rose 14 points, or 1 percent, to 1,396.. Many oil-producing countries around the world have already cut their production in hopes of supporting the price of oil, and Russia and Saudi Arabia...

  • TOKYO, May 15- Superlong Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Monday, taking their cue from firmer U.S. Japan's Nikkei stock index ended down 0.1 percent, pulling away from last week's 17- month highs. Investors' risk appetite was tempered by U.S. economic data on Friday that fell short of expectations, as well as another missile test by North Korea over...