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Indexes FTSE

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises; Nikkei slips on stronger yen. SINGAPORE, Aug 17- Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday as tensions between the United States and North Korea came off the boil, while the Federal Reserve's concerns about weak U.S. inflation weighed on the dollar. European stocks look set for a weaker start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks plunged Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. The Standard& Poor's 500 index dropped 38.10 points, or 1.5 percent, to 2,430.01, its lowest close since July 11. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 24.59 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,358.94.

  • *Miners, energy firms lead Europe shares higher; Asia rises. LONDON, Aug 16- The dollar held on to big gains on Wednesday before minutes of the U.S. Relative calm in the standoff between the United States and North Korea also lifted investors' appetite for riskier assets.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rose slightly Wednesday as Urban Outfitters and Target helped retailers rally. Urban Outfitters and Target did better in the second quarter than analysts expected, and Target raised its forecasts for the year. With Wal-Mart and Ross Stores in line to report their own results Thursday, investors could change their minds again.

  • The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 25 points, or 0.1 percent, to 22,018. Nasdaq composite remained at 6,340. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks shed 7 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,386.. AIR BALL: Dick's Sporting Goods cut its annual forecast after a weak second quarter. Foot Locker fell $1.99, or 4 percent, to $47.33 and Hibbett Sports dropped...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct. LONDON, Aug 15- Britain's FTSE 100 share index rose 0.3 percent on Tuesday, after gains driven by consumer staples and broker upgrades were bolstered by investors' relief that inflationary pressures eased last month. The newly merged asset manager Standard Life Aberdeen climbed again to be the top FTSE gainer, after a double upgrade from...

  • LONDON, Aug 15- European shares rose modestly on Tuesday, recovering further ground as geopolitical tensions eased in holiday-thinned trading, though falls among commodity-related stocks capped gains. European blue chips gained 0.3 percent, however, as did Britain's FTSE 100, while Germany's DAX ticked 0.2 percent higher. The sector was hit particularly...

  • LONDON, Aug 15- European shares rose in early deals on Tuesday, recovering further ground as geopolitical tensions eased in holiday-thinned trading. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent, and Germany's DAX ticked 0.5 percent higher. The European second-quarter earnings season is rolling to a close with 82 percent of MSCI Europe firms having already reported...

  • LONDON— Stock markets around the world remained buoyed Tuesday by a seeming further easing in tensions between the United States and North Korea, which has helped investors rediscover their appetite for riskier assets following last week's aversion. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent at 5,146 while Germany's DAX also rose 0.2 percent...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid caps up 0.8 pct. LONDON, Aug 14- Gains among financials and miners helped lift Britain's top share index on Monday from a three-month low, while changes to broker recommendations also prompted moves in individual stocks. Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.6 percent at 7,353.89 points at its close, recovering slightly after posting...

  • *FTSE 100, mid caps up 0.6 pct. LONDON, Aug 14- Gains among financials and miners helped lift Britain's top share index on Monday from a three-month low, while changes to broker recommendations also prompted moves in individual stocks. Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.6 percent at 7,351.88 points by 0912 GMT, recovering slightly after posting its worst...

  • *Response limited to China factory output, investment data. TOKYO, Aug 14- Asian stocks bounced on Monday after three straight losing sessions, tracking a firmer Wall Street, while the dollar was capped by tensions on the Korean peninsula and doubts that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates again this year. Spreadbetters expected the upward momentum for...

  • LONDON, Aug 11- A sell-off in heavyweight basic resources stocks prompted a third day of losses for European shares on Friday, posting their worst week this year amid a ramp-up of tensions between the United States and North Korea. Euro zone stocks and blue-chips also dropped 0.9 percent, while the miner-heavy FTSE fell 1.1 percent. The losses have been triggered...

  • Gains among technology companies helped snap a three-day losing streak for U.S. stocks Friday, though the market ended with its worst weekly loss since March. The modest rebound came at the end of a turbulent week on Wall Street as escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea rattled global markets. "It's been a bit of a roller coaster this week, with all the...

  • LONDON, Aug 11- A sell-off in heavyweight basic resources stocks prompted a third day of losses for European shares on Friday, putting them on track for their worst week this year. Euro zone stocks and blue-chips also dropped 0.7 percent, while the miner-heavy FTSE underperformed and was down 0.8 percent. The losses have been triggered by rising tensions between...

  • LONDON, Aug 11- A sell-off among heavyweight basic resources stocks heightened the third day of losses for European shares and put them on track for their worst week this year as ratcheting political tensions dented equities worldwide. Euro zone stocks and blue-chips also dropped 0.7 percent, while the miner-heavy FTSE underperformed and was down 0.8...

  • LONDON— Ongoing tensions between North Korea and the United States weighted on stock markets once again Friday. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 was down 1.1 percent to 7,306, while France's CAC 40 fell 1.1 percent to 5,058. Germany's DAX fared better, trading only 0.2 percent lower at 11,989. Wall Street was poised for a soft opening with S&P futures...

  • *FTSE 100 falls 1.4 pct. LONDON, Aug 10- Britain's leading share index suffered its worst day in four months on Thursday as weak housebuilders dragged along with companies going ex-dividend. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 1.4 percent, underperforming major European benchmarks that bounced back from sharp losses in the previous session, when political concerns...

  • LONDON, Aug 10- European shares dropped to their lowest level since late March on Thursday as cyclicals fell and some big stocks went ex-dividend, overshadowing a number of upbeat earnings reports. In London, the FTSE 100 lost 1.4 percent as large caps Anglo American, BT Group, Rio Tinto and Lloyds fell after going ex-dividend, while Germany's DAX retreated 1.2...

  • Brewing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea put investors in a selling mood again Thursday, dragging U.S. stocks lower for the third day in a row. The latest sell-off was the most severe yet, amounting to the biggest single-day drop for the stock market in nearly three months. "The market has been looking for an excuse to sell off and North Korea and the president...