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  • LONDON, Oct 20- Progress in U.S. tax reform plans lifted emerging stocks on Friday, but a stronger dollar and higher U.S. The U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year late on Thursday, paving the way for Republicans to seek a tax-cuts package without Democratic support, and resurrecting expectations that the reflation trade was back on track.

  • *Senate passes budget plan that could usher in tax reform. LONDON, Oct 20- European stocks, the dollar and bond yields climbed on Friday as investors speculated on the return of the "Trumpflation trade", after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts. Thursday's Senate vote pushed 10- year U.S.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.1 pct. LONDON, Oct 20- A recovery in financials and basic resource stocks boosted Britain's FTSE on Friday after the previous session's losses, as U.S. progress on plans to cut taxes and stronger metals prices helped support banks and miners. The FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent by 0830 GMT, flirting with the record level it hit last week.

  • Oct 20- Hong Kong shares rebounded sharply on Friday, as investors scrambled for bargains among stocks bruised from the previous session's sell-off, which was triggered by the Chinese central bank chief's reference to a "Minsky moment". The benchmark Hang Seng index fell the most in two months on Thursday, as investors were spooked by People's Bank of China...

  • LONDON, Oct 20- European shares rose in early deals on Friday, recovering some losses as well-received earnings reports boosted shares in Volvo and Ericsson, though political malaise held back Spanish stocks. Spain's benchmark IBEX was in negative territory, however, down 0.1 percent ahead of a special cabinet meeting on Saturday which could see Spain...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 20- Shanghai stocks eked out modest gains on Friday but ended the week lower, amid concerns China's economy is losing momentum after official data showed growth slowing in the third quarter and property sales softening. Zhang Yidong, strategist at Chinese brokerage Industrial Securities, wrote in a report that Zhou's reference to a "Minsky moment"...

  • HONG KONG— World stock markets pushed higher Friday on investor optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over the outcome of political events in China and Japan and speculation over Trump's choice for the next Fed chief. Britain's FTSE 100 climbed 0.2 percent to 7,533.85. CHINA CONGRESS: Markets are keeping an eye on the Chinese Communist...

  • *U.S. Senate vote lifts dollar-yen. TOKYO, Oct 20- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for the 14th straight session on Friday to post its longest winning streak in over 50 years, as a weaker yen helped stocks recoup earlier losses. During Asian trade, the dollar soared 0.6 percent to 113.16 yen after news that the U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to approve a budget...

  • *U.S. Senate vote lifts dollar-yen. TOKYO, Oct 20- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday in choppy trade, in reach of posting its best daily winning streak in more than five decades, as a weaker yen helped stocks pare earlier losses. During Asian trade, the dollar soared 0.5 percent to 113.09 yen after news that the U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to approve a...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- The Dow and S&P 500 eked out record closing highs on Thursday, turning higher at the last minute after a Politico report that Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell is the leading candidate for the nominee for Fed chair. Investors have been anxious to hear who President Donald Trump will pick as the nominee. "Clearly at the end it had everything to do...

  • TORONTO, Oct 19- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as financial and industrial shares climbed, while lower oil prices weighed on energy stocks. "It is really incredible how dramatically they have snapped up in the last month or so," said Bryden Teich, portfolio manager at Avenue Investment Management. Investors will also key off a Bank of Canada interest...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- The Dow and S&P 500 eked out record closing highs on Thursday, turning higher at the last minute after a Politico report that Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell is the leading candidate for the nominee for Fed chair. "Clearly at the end it had everything to do with the speculation about Jerome Powell," said Mark Luschini, chief investment...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- World stock markets were flat on Thursday as a report on President Donald Trump's possible selection to lead the U.S. After the market slowly pared its gains throughout the latter portion of trading, a report from Politico that Trump was leaning toward nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell to succeed Janet Yellen to head the U.S....

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- U.S. stocks closed flat on Thursday, coming back from sharp losses after the open, while Apple fell more than 2 percent to lead a decline in technology shares. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 5.44 points, or 0.02 percent, to 23,163.04, the S&P 500 gained 0.84 points, or 0.03 percent, to 2,562.1 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 19.15 points, or 0.29...

  • TORONTO, Oct 19- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as financial and industrial shares climbed, while lower oil prices weighed on energy stocks.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- U.S. stocks were flat on Thursday, pausing after their recent run of record highs, as technology shares dragged and some earnings disappointed. There was also profit-taking in the tech sector, said Phil Blancato, head of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management in New York. "There's not a strong downside case right now to shake up the narrative and get...

  • *China central bank head warns of' Minsky moment'. NEW YORK, Oct 19- World stock markets slipped from a record high on Thursday after a flurry of tepid corporate earnings reports but were off session lows as Wall Street pared losses, while demand for safe-haven assets pushed U.S. Signs of poor demand for Apple's iPhone 8 dragged each of the major Wall Street indexes...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct at close, mid-caps down 0.6 pct. Disappointing retail sales figures sent sterling to a one-week low before recovering, helping the internationally-exposed FTSE reduce earlier losses slightly. Fresh from a record close, the FTSE 250 ended 0.6 percent lower as workspace group IWG plummeted 32.2 percent after warning on profit.

  • *Apple dips amid concerns over iPhone 8 demand. Oct 19- Wall Street pulled back from record highs on Thursday with Apple leading a decline in technology stocks and a bunch of weak corporate results adding to the dour mood. "Apple has its impact across the board," said Phil Blancato, head of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management in New York.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 19- Brazilian stocks fell to a one-week low on Thursday as concerns over global demand drove prices of base metals sharply lower, hammering shares of miners and steelmakers. Shares of Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore miner, dropped for a third straight day, tracking a slump in China- listed iron ore futures. Steel mills in the northern part of China...