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World Markets Indexes

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 5- Brazil's stocks and currency rose on Tuesday after the country's top prosecutor threatened to partially revoke a plea deal that has supported corruption charges against President Michel Temer. "This should bolster optimism among government allies in Congress toward a potential approval of pension reform this year still," traders at...

  • Sept 5- U.S. stocks were lower in late morning trading on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding more than 150 points as tensions around North Korea continued to weigh. North Korea on Sunday conducted its sixth nuclear test, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime's...

  • TORONTO, Sept 5- Canada's main stock index lost ground on Tuesday in a broad retreat led by financial stocks as bond yields fell, while gold miners gained and energy stocks perked up with a surge in oil prices and news of a deal in Alberta's oil patch. At 10:27 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 83.95 points, or 0.55 percent, at...

  • Sept 5- Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday as investors remained cautious after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test over the weekend. North Korea on Sunday conducted its sixth nuclear test, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime's stand-off with the United States...

  • TORONTO, Sept 5- Canada's main stock index slipped in early trade on Tuesday, weighed by falls among financial stocks, while Cenovus Energy Inc and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd both jumped after announcing a deal for Cenovus' Pelican Lake assets.

  • Sept 5- Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday as investors remained cautious after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test over the weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 73.02 points, or 0.33 percent, to 21,914.54. The S&P 500 lost 6.69 points, or 0.27 percent, to 2,469.86.

  • Sept 5- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test over the weekend, rattling investor sentiment. *North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime's stand-off with the United...

  • LONDON, Sept 5- Britain's top share index edged slightly higher on Tuesday alongside other European bourses following losses in the previous session prompted by concerns over North Korea's latest nuclear test. "It is strictly impossible to know what could happen in the next coming hours", Saxo Bank said in a note to its clients, referring to North Korea, whose...

  • LONDON, Sept 5- European shares crept higher on Tuesday, brushing off geopolitical tension as attention turned to deal-making after Aveva's tie-up with Schneider Electric, while commodities-related sectors and health stocks underpinned broader gains. Britain's FTSE 100 index was up 0.3 percent and Germany's DAX rose 0.9 percent. Health stocks also helped...

  • Sept 5- Hong Kong shares finished unchanged on Tuesday, with investors remaining in a defensive mood on persistent concerns over North Korea. The Hang Seng index was unchanged at 27,741.35 points, while the China Enterprises Index, a gauge of mainland industry leaders listed in Hong Kong, gained 0.1 percent, to 11,191.59 points. A value above 100 indicates...

  • LONDON, Sept 5- European shares crept higher on Tuesday, brushing off geopolitical tension as attention turned to deal-making after Aveva's tie-up with Schneider Electric. Britain's FTSE 100 index was up 0.3 percent and Germany's DAX rose 0.4 percent. Health stocks also helped underpin the rise, led higher by Germany's Merck KGAA, which said that it was...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 5- Chinese shares inched higher for the third session to fresh 20- month highs, apparently unfazed by tensions over North Korea, and bolstered by expectations economic growth will largely remain solid through year-end despite tighter policy. Following stronger-than-expected factory activity surveys released last week, August data is...

  • "The biggest factor weighing on the market now appears to be uncertainty about North Korea, with investors waiting to see what happens next," said Yutaka Miura, a senior technical analyst at Mizuho Securities. South Korea said on Tuesday an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond to North Korea's nuclear and...

  • TOKYO, Sept 5- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a one-week low in choppy trade on Tuesday morning as geopolitical tensions over North Korea sapped risk appetite, while index-heavyweight Fast Retailing Co dropped on weak sales. The United States accused North Korea's trading partners on Monday of aiding its nuclear ambitions and said Pyongyang was "...

  • *Copper near 3- year high on China optimism. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was off 0.05 percent having shed 0.8 percent the previous day, with South Korea's Kospi was off 0.1 percent after sliding to three-week lows on Monday. The pan-European STOXX 600 index and euro zone blue chips both fell 0.5 percent and all major bourses, from...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. stock index futures were modestly lower on Monday, paring losses from Sunday after North Korea said it conducted a hydrogen bomb test. North Korea on Sunday conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime's stand-off with...

  • MILAN, Sept 4- News of North Korea's latest nuclear test hit European shares on Monday but failed to trigger a massive sell-off as investors seem to get used geopolitical tensions. The pan-European STOXX 600 index and euro zone blue chips both fell 0.5 percent and all major bourses, from the UK's FTSE to France's CAC 40, posted declines from 0.3 to 0.8 percent.

  • *Seoul, Tokyo stock markets bear brunt of sell-off. LONDON, Sept 4- Stocks and the dollar fell on Monday while the Japanese yen, gold and sovereign bonds rose after North Korea's most powerful nuclear test to date dampened investor appetite for risk. Sunday's test, and reports from Seoul that Pyongyang was preparing for another missile launch, sparked warnings...

  • *Seoul, Tokyo stock markets bear brunt of sell-off. LONDON, Sept 4- Stocks and the dollar fell on Monday while the yen, gold and sovereign bonds rose after North Korea's most powerful nuclear test to date dampened investor appetite for risk. Sunday's test, and reports from Seoul that Pyongyang was making preparations for another missile launch, sparked warnings...

  • *Kurdistan deal gives Dana immediate cash infusion. DUBAI, Sept 4- Stock markets in the United Arab Emirates were mostly quiet on Monday as they resumed trading after a long holiday weekend for Eid al-Adha, but Abu Dhabi- listed Dana Gas soared after it agreed on overdue payments from Iraqi Kurdistan's government. Iraqi Kurdistan agreed to immediately pay Dana's...