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World Markets Indexes

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • TORONTO, June 16- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, as shares of grocers and other consumer staple companies took a beating on news that internet retail company Amazon.com Inc was buying Whole Foods Market Inc. Amazon announced before markets opened that it was purchasing the U.S. organic supermarket chain for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking its...

  • June 16- U.S. stocks fell on Friday as Wal-Mart and other retailers were slammed by Amazon.com' s biggest foray into the brick-and-mortar retail sector with its $13.7 billion deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods. Amazon shares were up 3.2 percent at $995.18, while Whole Foods surged 27 percent to $41.95. Wal-Mart sank 6.2 percent to $74.03 even as the big box...

  • June 16- U.S. stocks dipped on Friday as shares of Wal-Mart and other retailers were hammered after Amazon.com announced its entry into the brick-and-mortar retail business with its $13.7 billion deal to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods. Wal-Mart, which also announced a deal to buy online clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million, dropped 5 percent and weighed...

  • TORONTO, June 16- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, dragged lower by heavyweight financial stocks, while consumer staples stock including Loblaw Companies Ltd fell sharply following news that Amazon.com Inc is buying Whole Foods Markets Inc.. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 56.61 points, or 0.37 percent, to 15,103.81.

  • LONDON, June 16- World shares steadied on Friday after selling in the tech sector triggered their biggest fall in over a month, while the yen slid to a two-week low as the Bank of Japan signaled its stimulus was staying in place. London, Frankfurt and Paris climbed between 0.3 and 0.5 percent and the euro, the pound and the Swiss franc rose against the dollar in the...

  • LONDON, June 16- Emerging market stocks were heading for their biggest weekly fall of the year on Friday, though Russia, one of the biggest losers of the week, steadied along with oil prices. The sell-off was triggered by U.S. lawmakers moving to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get the approval of Congress before easing any...

  • SHANGHAI, June 16- China's stocks fell on Friday to end the week lower as weak producer inflation and investment data reinforced concerns of a renewed slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. Data this week showed that China's economy generally remained on solid footing in May, but tighter monetary policy, a cooling housing market and slowing...

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a one-week closing high on Friday as the yen dropped, after an expected policy decision by the Bank of Japan provided relief to investors. On Friday, traders said that the rebalancing of the FTSE World index lifted trading activity in the market, with 2.28 billion shares changing hands on the broader market, the...

  • *Asia ex- Japan slips, Nikkei jumps; both set for weekly losses. SINGAPORE, June 16- Asian stocks steadied on Friday, taking in stride the resumption of the U.S. technology rout overnight, and European shares look set for a positive start following Thursday's losses. Japan's Nikkei advanced 0.7 percent, narrowing its loss for the week to 0.3 percent.

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a one-week high on Friday as the yen dropped, after an expected policy decision by the Bank of Japan provided relief to investors. The BOJ also left unchanged a loose pledge to keep increasing bond holdings at an annual pace of 80 trillion yen. "The market was relieved that there was no mention of an exit strategy, at...

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japan's Nikkei share average rebounded on Friday morning, rising for the first time in the week as the dollar bounced against the yen after solid U.S. data, while financial stocks attracted strong gains. Trading in Takata Corp stock was suspended by the Tokyo Stock Exchange, after media reported that the company is preparing to file for bankruptcy...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 15- Shares of Snap Inc dropped 4.9 percent on Thursday to their initial public offering price, highlighting investors' loss of confidence in the social media company that faces fierce competition from Facebook. But many on Wall Street are critical of its high valuation and slowing user growth. Dipping below an IPO price is seen on Wall Street...

  • *Wall St lower, hit by energy shares, tech. *Dollar rises after data backs further Fed tightening. NEW YORK, June 15- Stock indexes around the world fell on Thursday as technology shares resumed their recent sell-off, while the prospect of tighter monetary policy in the United States and Britain pushed up the dollar.

  • TORONTO, June 15- Canada's main stock index fell to a six-month low on Thursday, tracking global markets that declined on concerns over the pace of economic growth, while the energy and materials groups were squeezed by lower prices for oil and gold. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 9.71 points, or 0.06 percent, to 15,160.42, its lowest...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 15- Shares of Snap Inc dropped 4.9 percent on Thursday to its initial public offering price, highlighting investors' loss of confidence in the social media company that faces fierce competition from Facebook. But many on Wall Street are critical of its high valuation and slowing user growth. Dipping below an IPO price is seen on Wall Street as a...

  • *Energy, financials sag; real estate, utilities gain. *Kroger tumbles after supermarket chain slashes forecast. June 15- A recent slump in technology stocks worsened on Thursday, dragging on major U.S. indexes, while investors fretted about the economy's health after the Federal Reserve lifted interest rates.