World Markets Indexes

  • Aug 22- Hong Kong shares closed higher for the fourth straight session on Wednesday, following a strong lead from Wall Street. **China's main Shanghai Composite index closed down 0.7 percent at 2,714.61 points, while its blue-chip CSI300 index ended 0.56 percent lower. **Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex- Japan stock index was firmer by 0.19 percent, while Japan's...

  • LONDON, Aug 22- European stock markets opened lower on Wednesday, exerting more caution than Wall Street, where the benchmark S&P 500 reached a record high in its longest-ever bull-market run. At 0730 GMT, the pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.1 percent, with no trend evident as investors waited to see whether the United States and China could make progress...

  • *Shanghai stocks lower, blue-chip CSI300 index down. *Shanghai losses led by Gansu Gangtai. **Trading activity was thin, with Shanghai stocks seeing the lowest trading volume in one and half years.

  • *Market weighs potential oil supply cut from Iran sanctions. Brent crude oil futures were at $72.90 per barrel at 0653 GMT, up 27 cents, or 0.37 percent, from their last close. "Investors are also confident that inventories in the United States will decrease this week," ANZ Bank said in a note.

  • *Market weighs potential oil supply cut from Iran sanctions. *U.S., China trade dispute raises demand growth concerns. "Investors are also confident that inventories in the United States will decrease this week," ANZ Bank said in a note.

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Japan's Nikkei closed higher on Wednesday supported by tech shares, which tracked gains in their U.S. peers, although telcos were volatile on news the government wanted to cut their mobile phone fees and stop handset bundling. Weighing on sentiment were declines in U.S. futures after Michael Cohen, U.S. Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a strategist at Mizuho...

  • TOKYO— Asian shares were mixed Wednesday, as some markets were cheered by bullish sentiments on Wall Street despite concerns about an ongoing trade dispute with China. Shares were higher in Thailand and the Philippines. TRADE TENSIONS: Stocks have been buffeted by concerns about mounting trade tensions in recent months between the U.S. and China, set off by...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 22- Asian stocks inched higher on Wednesday, with sentiment boosted by Wall Street's rise and a record intraday high for the S&P 500 index, but political headlines in the U.S. and Australia and a retreat in Chinese markets darkened the mood. Investors in the region took some comfort from hopes that the trade talks between the U.S. and China expected...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 22- China stocks fell on Wednesday, weighed down by persistent economic concerns and worries over the outlook for trade ahead of lower-level talks between Washington and Beijing. **China's central bank on Tuesday said it will not resort to strong stimulus to support the slowing economy but will keep liquidity reasonably ample and offer more help...

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Japan's Nikkei rose on Wednesday morning supported by tech shares, which tracked gains in their U.S. peers, while telcos were volatile on worries that their mobile fees will be cut. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and other charges. Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a strategist at...

  • Market weighs potential oil supply cut from Iran sanctions. *U.S., China trade dispute raises demand growth concerns. "Investors are also confident that inventories in the United States will decrease this week," ANZ Bank said in a note.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 22- Asian stocks were flat in early trade on Wednesday after Wall Street ended higher, with the S&P 500 index touching a record high on Tuesday, and as lower-level trade talks between the U.S. and China due this week boost hopes of easing trade tensions. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, while Japan's Nikkei stock...

  • President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and other charges. Separately, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight charges of tax and bank fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. S&P e-mini futures were down 0.3 percent, suggesting that Wall Street...

  • U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, briefly sending the S&P 500 index to an all-time high. The benchmark index eked out a slight gain, finishing a little below the high mark it set in January. The gain, which carried the Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks to an all-time high, came as the market's bull run was set to become the longest on record on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- The benchmark S&P 500 touched a record high on Tuesday and equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose on earnings reports in the consumer sector and relative calm in the trade dispute between the United States and China. The S&P rose as much as 0.6 percent to a record intraday high of 2,873.23 points, topping its previous record...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- The benchmark S&P 500 touched a record high on Tuesday and equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose on encouraging earnings reports in the consumer sector and relative calm in the ongoing trade war between the United States and China.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- The benchmark S&P 500 touched a record high on Tuesday and equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose on encouraging earnings reports in the consumer sector and relative calm in the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China. The S&P rose as much as 0.6 percent to a record high of 2,873.23 points, topping its...

  • Aug 21- The benchmark S&P 500 touched a record high on Tuesday and equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose on encouraging earnings reports and hopes that the United States and China could resolve their tariff dispute. The S&P rose as much as 0.57 percent to a record high of 2,873.23 points, topping its previous record high of 2,872.87 on Jan. 26.

  • Aug 21- The benchmark S&P 500 touched a record high on Tuesday and equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose on encouraging earnings reports and hopes that the United States and China could resolve their tariff dispute. The S&P rose as much as 0.57 percent to a record high of 2,873.23 points, topping its previous record high of 2,872.87 on Jan. 26.

  • Aug 21- The benchmark S&P 500 hit an all-time intraday high on Tuesday, the same day it equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose on encouraging earnings reports and hopes that the United States and China could resolve their tariff dispute. The index rose as much as 0.56 percent to a record high of 2,873.02 points, topping its previous record...