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World Markets Indexes

  • *Dubai's Union Properties rebound continues. *Egypt's El Sewedy Electric down on profit-taking. Saudi Indian Company for Cooperative Insurance dropped 3.8 percent, Malath Cooperative Insurance fell 4.5 percent and Arabian Shield Cooperative Insurance slumped 7.6 percent.

  • *Trump fires chief strategist Steve Bannon. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks lost ground late to end lower on Friday following a White House- focused week that raised more questions about the Trump administration's ability to implement its pro-growth agenda. "While this mini correction we're seeing may not amount to much, it's probably caused by this escalation in...

  • *Barcelona attack hurts Europe stocks, keeps U.S. on edge. NEW YORK, Aug 18- Wall Street indexes and the U.S. dollar ended a volatile session lower after a week of drama in Washington intensified doubts about President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on pro-growth policy promises such as tax reform. "It's only marginally positive as it doesn't put money in...

  • TORONTO, Aug 18- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, led lower by bank and gold mining shares, as concerns about the impact of a stronger Canadian dollar and higher inflation on the economy clouded sentiment. Domestic data showed that Canada's annual inflation rate ticked higher in July, suggesting price pressures are picking up after June's subdued...

  • U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks slipped 1.15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,357.79.

  • *Trump fires chief strategist Steve Bannon. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks ended down slightly after another volatile session on Friday following the latest White House shakeup and increased focus on the outlook for the Trump administration's agenda and post-election rally. The White House said Trump on Friday fired chief strategist Steve Bannon, known as an...

  • TORONTO, Aug 18- Canada's benchmark stock index fell on Friday, led downward by losses in heavyweight bank shares and gold miners, with concerns about the impact of a stronger Canadian dollar and inflation creeping higher weighing on sentiment. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 81.31 points, or 0.54 percent, at 14,952.33.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks closed lower after another volatile session on Friday as the latest White House shake-up kept investors jittery about the outlook for the Trump agenda.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The S&P 500 was barely higher Friday afternoon as investors assessed the latest White House shakeup, while shares of sporting goods retailers and Deere weighed on the market following disappointing results. The White House announced President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday. "There are still question marks on what...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 18- Brazilian stocks on Friday rose near six-month highs after the government renewed tax breaks on the oil industry, boosting shares of state-controlled Petróleo Brasileiro SA. According to a statement published on the official gazette, Brazil will extend the so-called Repetro tax regime, which sets lower taxes for exports and imports of...

  • *STOXX 600 down 0.7 pct, blue-chips down 0.9 pct. *Deadly attack in Barcelona weighs on travel sector. LONDON, Aug 18- European travel stocks fell sharply on Friday after the van attack in tourist hotspot Barcelona.

  • *Barcelona van attack kills 13, wounds scores. LONDON, Aug 18- Demand for highly-rated euro zone bonds increased on Friday as equity markets tumbled on mounting evidence that U.S. Meanwhile, the gap between yields on southern European bonds issued by Spain and Portugal and those on higher-rated German debt widened in a global retreat from riskier assets that...

  • Aug 18- U.S. stocks pared losses in late morning trading on Friday after a report by news website Axios that White House Senior Adviser Steve Bannon could exit soon. The report said White House Chief of Staff John Kelly would decide whether Bannon, one of President Donald Trump's top aides, will keep his job. At 11:50 a.m. ET the Dow Jones industrial average was down...

  • Aug 18- Wall Street was lower for the second straight day on Friday on mounting worries about President Donald Trump's ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda, after his comments on the recent violence in Virginia drew widespread criticism. Several business leaders have since resigned from his advisory councils and a White House official said plans for...

  • TORONTO, Aug 18- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, led lower by heavyweight bank shares, as investors worldwide fled equities to perceived safe-haven investments amid global geopolitical uncertainties. Manulife Financial Corp fell 1.3 percent to C $24.77, while Bank of Montreal slipped 0.6 percent to C $91.2. At 10:16 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. Treasury yields rebounded from their session lows on Friday as stronger-than-forecast data on U.S. consumer sentiment in early August from the University of Michigan revived some demand for stocks and reduced appetite for low-risk bonds. At 10:11 a.m., the benchmark 10- year Treasury yield was 2.171 percent, down 2.4 basis points from...

  • Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street after a midday rally ran out of gas. Foot Locker plunged 28 percent after reporting a weak quarter. Deere fell 6 percent after its third-quarter sales came up short of Wall Street estimates.

  • TORONTO, Aug 18- Canada's main stock index opened lower on Friday, as investors fled to safety amid global geopolitical uncertainties, with the heavily weighted financial stocks leading broad declines. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 69.62 points, or 0.46 percent, to 14,964.02. Materials was the only group that advanced out of the...

  • Aug 18- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Friday, a day after the S&P posted its biggest one-day percentage loss in about three months amid concerns over President Donald Trump's ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 12.56 points, or 0.06 percent, to 21,738.17. The S&P 500 lost 2.29 points, or 0.09 percent, to 2,427.72.

  • *Deer Park refinery outage supports WTI prices. At 1152 GMT, benchmark Brent crude futures were up 6 cents at $51.09 a barrel on the day but still about 2 percent lower on the week. "Falling U.S. commercial stocks are supportive and I also believe that high U.S. product demand, and gasoline demand in particular, is helping too," Tamas Varga, senior analyst at London...