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World Markets Indexes

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. Disappointing retail sales figures sent sterling to a one-week low, helping the internationally-exposed FTSE reduce earlier losses slightly. Fresh from a record close, the FTSE 250 sank 0.7 percent as workspace group IWG plummeted 34 percent after warning on profit.

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Slower Chinese growth crimped investor appetite for emerging market stocks on Thursday, which hit a one-week low after heavy losses in Asia spread to Europe, but currencies such as the rand and lira snapped a three-day losing streak. Hong Kong traders focused on property data that showed sales in mainland China fell for the first time in over 2-1/ 2...

  • *MSCI world index drops off latest high as Spain weighs on Europe China Q3 GDP growth slows slightly to 6.8 pct vs 6.9 pct in Q2. LONDON, Oct 19- World stocks set a fresh record high before stalling in Europe on Thursday, as the longest winning streak for Japanese stocks since 1998 and the first close above 23,000 for Wall Street's Dow index helped to offset nerves in...

  • PARIS, Oct 19- French advertising agency Publicis, facing fierce new competition with the growth in online advertising, posted third-quarter sales on Thursday that missed market forecasts and sent its shares lower. Publicis's shares slid 5.1 percent to 59.01 euros in early trading, making the stock the worst performer on France's benchmark CAC-40 index.

  • Oct 19- Hong Kong stocks fell the most in over two months on Thursday as investors dumped property shares amid signs of tighter liquidity in the city and after data showed property sales in mainland China fell for the first time in over 2-1/ 2 years. Nearly all sectors fell, with an index tracking Hong Kong property stocks down 1.9 percent and financials sliding 2...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 19- China stocks fell on Thursday after slightly slower economic growth in the third quarter and soft property sales caused concern the economy will see further cooling. While China's full-year 2017 growth should easily beat the government's target of around 6.5 percent, economists believe it will lose momentum next year as property cooling...

  • The Dow Jones industrial average lost 3 points to 23,153. The Nasdaq composite slid 25 points, or 0.4 percent, to 6,599. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 3 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,501. The major stock indexes were coming off record highs on Wednesday. THE QUOTE: "You have a lot of risk assets, especially equities, having done pretty well,"...

  • TOKYO, Oct 19- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for the 13th straight session on Thursday, establishing its longest winning streak since 1988 while scaling a fresh 21- year peak as gains in global stocks and a weaker yen cheered investors. "These levels are scary," said Ayako Sera, senior market economist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust. There are no strong incentives to...

  • *China Q3 GDP growth slows slightly to 6.8 pct vs 6.9 pct in Q2. Spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE to open 0.1 percent lower, Germany's DAX to start flat and France's CAC to open down 0.1 percent. Data on Thursday showed China's economic growth cooled slightly to 6.8 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, from the second quarter's 6.9 percent, as...

  • *China Sept property sales drop for 1st time in 2-1/ 2 years. SHANGHAI, Oct 19- China stocks fell on Thursday after data showed the country's economic growth slowed slightly in the third quarter and property sales fell for the first time in over 2-1/ 2 years, highlighting the risk of a further cooldown. Markets also remained fixated on the 19th Communist Party...

  • *China Q3 GDP expands 6.8 pct as expected, mkt reaction limited. *Market focus on Fed, China's party congress. Other data showed China's industrial output rise a stronger-than-expected 6.6 percent in September, while retail sales also outperformed, though investment growth eased more than expected and property sales fell for the first time in over two years.

  • TOKYO, Oct 19- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday morning to hit a fresh 21- year high and was poised to scale a 13- day winning streak, as gains in global stocks and a weaker yen supported investors' risk sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.05 percent, nearing a 10- year peak scaled on Tuesday.

  • *Market focus on China GDP, Fed, China's party congress. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.05 percent, nearing a 10- year peak scaled on Tuesday. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.4 percent to a fresh 21- year high, while South Korea's KOSPI, on a record breaking tear for the past week, nudged up to an historical high and Australian stocks added...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 18- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth. "Retail investors continue to pour into the marketplace, and with each headline about a new record, and especially round numbers like that, people tend to feel like they're missing out and you kind...

  • Oct 18- The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied on Wednesday to close above 23,000 for the first time, notching one of the shortest gallops between thousand-point milestones in a history spanning more than 100 years. It took the index 54 trading days to climb from 22,000 to above 23,000. That followed the 107 trading days it took to close above the 21,000...

  • Banks and technology companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Wednesday, delivering another set of market milestones. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 for the first time, thanks largely to IBM, which posted its biggest one-day gain since January 2009 after reporting strong quarterly results. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company...

  • The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 points for the first time Wednesday, two months after it first closed above 22,000.. Here are other times the Dow first closed above other 1,000- point milestones. Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 18- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth. "Retail investors continue to pour into the marketplace, and with each headline about a new record, and especially round numbers like that, people tend to feel like they're missing out and you kind...

  • *2017 output for Indonesia, Malaysia revised downward. Mistry said palm oil prices would rise due to tight inventory levels as production recovery in Malaysia and Indonesia was weaker than expected. Indonesia and Malaysia produce nearly 90 percent of global palm oil.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 18- Wall Street posted record closing highs on Wednesday, driven by strong earnings, while U.S. All three Wall Street major indexes posted record closing highs. "People are of the mindset that there is no alternative to equities and therefore they're continuing to pour into them," said Ian Winer, head of equities at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles.