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World Markets Indexes

  • LONDON, Sept 4- Emerging markets were shaken on Monday by North Korea's most powerful nuclear test yet, with stocks suffering their steepest loss in more than three weeks while South Korea's bourse and currency plumbed multi-week lows. Tensions showed little sign of abating as South Korea's defence ministry said it was seeing signs North Korea planned to...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct, mid caps down 0.4 pct. *Acacia drops on Tanzania troubles. LONDON, Sept 4- Britain's top share index slipped on Monday, breaking a three-day winning streak as rising geopolitical tensions sparked a broader sell-off in risky assets, with banking stocks hit the hardest.

  • *Seoul, Tokyo stock markets bear brunt of sell-off. LONDON, Sept 4- Stock markets fell and the yen, gold and sovereign bonds rose on Monday as North Korea's most powerful nuclear test provoked a knee-jerk shift to safe havens. Sunday's test, and reports from Seoul that Pyongyang was making preparations for another missile launch, sparked another warning from...

  • Sept 4- Hong Kong stocks followed regional markets lower on Monday, after North Korea's latest nuclear test heightened geopolitical tensions. 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, prompting the threat of a "massive" military response from the United...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 4- China's major indexes ended at fresh 20- month highs on Monday despite heightened geopolitical tensions, as investors downplayed the longer-term impact on stocks from North Korea's latest nuclear 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...

  • *China stocks largely ignore North Korea nuclear test. *China metal shares jump on supply shortage expectations. SHANGHAI, Sept 4- China stocks held steady on Monday, with investors seemingly unruffled by North Korea's latest nuclear test, although Hong Kong shares followed regional markets lower amid heightened geopolitical tensions.

  • TOKYO, Sept 4- Japan's Nikkei share average stumbled on Monday after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test yet, and some traders expect more selling once the U.S. market reopens after a holiday. 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, prompting...

  • *South Korea stocks fall 1.2 pct, Japan's Nikkei down 0.5 pct. SYDNEY, Sept 4- The Japanese yen, gold and sovereign bonds all rose early on Monday as North Korea's latest nuclear test provoked the usual knee-jerk shift to safe havens, while futures pointed to a difficult day for global equities. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.3...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- U.S. equity index futures fell at the open on Sunday after North Korea said it conducted a hydrogen bomb test. S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.5 percent, shortly after electronic trading resumed on Sunday evening. North Korea on Sunday conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a...

  • TORONTO, Sept 1- Canada's main stock index slipped on Friday as retailers pulled back on investor fears about the threat posed to their business by Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition a day after the index hit a three-week high. Amazon is preparing to offer deliveries of groceries and other items within two hours in Vancouver starting in November and in...

  • *U.S. job growth slows in August; wage growth retreats. NEW YORK, Sept 1- Wall Street stocks finished modestly higher on Friday after data showed U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, which could make the Federal Reserve cautious about raising interest rates again this year. Headline jobs growth slowed after two straight months of strong gains, while...

  • *Energy, materials lead, utilities lag. NEW YORK, Sept 1- Wall Street gained modestly on Friday as a tepid U.S. jobs report kept expectations muted for another interest rate hike this year, while investors kicked off a typically dour month for stocks on a positive note. The latest economic data that came out today... didnt provide information to the Fed that they need to...

  • TORONTO, Sept 1- Canada's main stock index ended slightly lower on Friday as retailers pulled back on investor fears about the threat posed to their business by Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition, a day after the index hit a three-week high. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 20.27 points, or 0.13 percent, at...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- Wall Street gained on Friday as a tepid U.S. jobs report kept expectations muted for another interest rate hike this year, while investors kicked off a typically dour month for stocks on a positive note.

  • *U.S. job growth slows in August; wage growth retreats. NEW YORK, Sept 1- Wall Street stocks rose on Friday after data showed U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, which could make the Federal Reserve cautious about raising interest rates again this year. Headline jobs growth slowed after two straight months of strong gains, while average hourly...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- Wall Street gained on Friday as a tepid U.S. jobs report did little to change bets for another interest rate hike this year, while investors were on track to kick off a typically dour month for stocks on a positive note. The Labor Department said on Friday nonfarm payrolls increased by 156,000 last month, while economists had forecast an increase of...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 1- Latin American currencies strengthened on Friday after U.S. wage growth eased, fueling bets that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates this year. Currencies from Brazil, Mexico and Colombia firmed around 0.5 percent. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 1.8 percent, also helped by stronger-than-expected economic growth...

  • *FTSE 100 ends up 0.1 percent. The FTSE 100 ended up 0.1 percent, while the mid cap FTSE 250 index was held back with a 0.1 percent retreat due to the collapse of Indivior's shares. Miners, which had already helped the FTSE stay in positive territory in the previous session, were up with Glencore rising 2.1 percent, Antofagasta 2.2 percent and Rio Tinto 0.3 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- Wall Street stocks rose on Friday, boosting an index of global equity markets close to a record high, after data showed U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, which could make the Federal Reserve cautious about raising interest rates again this year. Headline jobs growth slowed after two straight months of strong gains, while average...

  • *August nonfarm payrolls up by 156,000 vs. est. 180,000. *Average hourly earnings rise 0.1 pct vs. est 0.2 pct. Sept 1- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with the Dow hitting the 22,000 mark for the first time in more than two weeks, after a tepid August jobs report increased the likelihood of the Federal Reserve holding back on raising interest rates again this year.