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World Markets Indexes

  • DUBAI, Jan 21- Gulf stock markets mostly edged down on Sunday with Saudi Arabia pulling further away from a major resistance level, although a surge by fuel distributor ADNOC Distribution buoyed Abu Dhabi. Dairy company Almarai dropped 1.9 percent after reporting fourth-quarter net profit of 513 million riyals, down from 536 million riyals a year ago and below...

  • fall@ BRASILIA, Jan 19- Brazilian stocks hovered near all-time highs on Friday as optimism over the country's economic prospects sustained demand for local assets, while hopes of a tie-up with Boeing Co boosted shares of Embraer SA. Argentina's stock market is up nearly 12 percent so far this year, benefiting from foreign capital inflows, as high liquidity...

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index rose on Friday in a broad-based rally led by financial and industrial shares, while lower oil prices weighed on energy stocks. *The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed up 68.99 points, or 0.42 percent, at 16,353.46. Royal Bank of Canada rose 0.8 percent to C $107.72, while Toronto-Dominion Bank added...

  • Stocks closed higher Friday, driving several of the major indexes to record highs. Retailers, banks and consumer goods companies accounted for much of the latest gains, which reversed modest losses from a day earlier. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 20.90 points, or 1.3 percent, to 1,597.63, a record.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- World equity markets climbed to a record on Friday as the U.S. dollar held near three-year lows and a U.S. government shutdown loomed, while U.S. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as...

  • *Nike, Philip Morris up after analysts' stock upgrades. *IBM lower on disappointing profit outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 19- Wall Street rose on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks, even as a possible government shutdown loomed.

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index rose on Friday in a broad-based rally that was led by financial and industrial shares, while lower oil prices weighed on energy stocks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 68.99 points, or 0.42 percent, at 16,353.46. Nine of the index's 10 main groups ended higher.

  • Jan 19- Wall Street rose on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks, even as a possible government shutdown loomed.

  • *Nike, Philip Morris up after analysts' stock upgrades. *IBM lower on disappointing profit outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 19- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks and hitting intraday highs, even as a possible government shutdown loomed.

  • Jan 19- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq edged higher on Friday following positive brokerage recommendations on a bunch of consumer names, but the Dow was reined in by losses in IBM. "We've seen estimates being raised for 2018, so that provides some fundamental underpinnings for the strength we've in equity markets," said Bill Northey, senior vice president of U.S.

  • Jan 19- Wall Street's main indexes rose on Friday, powered by gains in Amazon and Nike, while investors shrugged off fears of a looming U.S. government shutdown. The bill has yet to be approved by the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future. The House has a deal and the Senate maybe an issue.

  • Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, driving several of the major indexes to new highs. Lowe's rose 3.5 percent after naming three new directors. American Express slid 1.8 percent after the company suspended its share buy-back program for six months.

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Friday as broad-based gains offset losses for the energy group after oil prices fell. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 17.93 points, or 0.11 percent, to 16,302.40, shortly after the open. Eight of the index's 10 main groups were higher.

  • BRASILIA, Jan 19- Brazilian stocks hovered near all-time highs on Friday as optimism over the nation's economic prospects sustained demand for local assets, while hopes of a tie-up with Boeing Co boosted shares of Embraer SA. The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.2 percent, supported by blue chips such as Vale SA and lenders Banco Bradesco SA and Itaú...

  • Jan 19- U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, putting the major indexes on track for three straight weeks of gains as hopes of a strong earnings season overshadowed fears of a potential U.S. government shutdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12.73 points, or 0.05 percent, to 26,030.54. The S&P 500 gained 6.71 points, or 0.24 percent, to 2,804.74.

  • The bill has yet to be approved by the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future. "Naturally there are concerns, the House has a deal and the Senate maybe an issue. But investors are betting something will get done to avert a shutdown, "said Andre Bakhos, managing director at New Vines Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

  • Jan 19- U.S. stock futures pointed to a record open for the benchmark S&P 500 index on Friday as investors bet on strong corporate earnings, while playing down fears of a potential U.S. government shutdown. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday to fund government operations through to Feb. 16 and avoid agency shutdowns this weekend when...

  • *China Enterprises index HSCE rises 0.7 percent. Jan 19- Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index ended at a new high, up for the sixth week in a row, led by property shares, as mainland money gushed into the city. **The Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 0.65 percent to 13,179.52.

  • *Shanghai stocks higher, blue-chip CSI300 index up. *Gains in Shanghai stocks led by Dongxing Securities Co Ltd. SHANGHAI, Jan 19- China stocks ended at fresh two-year highs on Friday, with the Shanghai index posting its fifth straight week of gains, as banks extended their rally and after the country posted its first acceleration in full-year growth in seven years.

  • Investors shrugged off the potential for a federal government shutdown Friday, driving U.S. stocks higher and setting new milestones for several of the indexes. The Standard& Poor's 500 index, Nasdaq composite and Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks finished at record highs as the market bounced back from modest losses a day earlier.