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World Markets Indexes

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Oil prices dipped on Wednesday, as refined product inventories in the United States rose in what the market interpreted as a sign of lackluster demand. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were at $57.37 a barrel at 0132 GMT, down 25 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last settlement. Outside the United States, analysts said that a supply cut led by...

  • *Wall Street extends losses on sagging technology shares. TOKYO, Dec 6- Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday, pressured by losses on Wall Street as the technology sector stuttered yet again after a brief rebound, while the dollar sagged on lower long-term U.S. yields. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched down 0.2 percent.

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 5- Mexico's S&P/BVM IPC share index rose 0.64 percent on Tuesday, recovering some ground after falling last week to its lowest level since March. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index dipped, with a still unclear outlook on whether the government would get the votes needed to pass pension legislation that could boost Brazil's fiscal health.

  • *Wall Street extends losses on sagging technology shares. TOKYO, Dec 6- Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday, pressured by losses on Wall Street as the technology sector stuttered yet again after a brief rebound, while the dollar sagged on lower long-term U.S. yields. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched down 0.2 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- BlackRock Inc President Rob Kapito on Tuesday said there is a "high probability" that stocks globally are going to rise as more than $70 trillion in savings enters the market in search of better returns. Kapito said at a question-and-answer session in New York that cash is also likely to enter the debt market over the long term, keeping interest rates...

  • TORONTO, Dec 5- Canada's main stock index slipped on Tuesday, as banks pulled back at the end of their earnings season and one warned about mortgage originations while mining stocks also weighed with copper and gold prices hitting two-month lows. *The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 53.35 points, or 0.33 percent, to 15,915.68.

  • *Main indexes move lower late in session. Dec 5- Wall Street fell on Tuesday as a technology rebound lost steam and Walt Disney Co shares dipped, while investors assessed how a Republican U.S. tax overhaul would impact corporate earnings. That put Senate Republicans on a collision course with Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, whose own tax bill...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- Wall Street pulled back on Tuesday as a technology stock rebound lost steam and enthusiasm from a tax-cut proposal waned, while copper prices fell steeply to their lowest point in two months. Wall Street's main indexes closed lower. Investors have been switching their bets among sectors in recent days capitalize on a U.S. tax-cut package moving...

  • Dec 5- Stocks on Wall Street fell on Tuesday as a technology rebound lost steam and Walt Disney Co dipped, while investors assessed how a Republican tax overhaul would impact corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 109.41 points, or 0.45 percent, to 24,180.64, the S&P 500 lost 9.87 points, or 0.37 percent, to 2,629.57 and the Nasdaq Composite...

  • TORONTO, Dec 5- Canada's main stock index ended lower on Tuesday as a string of major bank shares lost ground at the tail end of their earnings season and mining shares also weighed with lower copper and other metal prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 49.60 points, or 0.31 percent, at 15,919.43.

  • Dec 5- Wall Street treaded water on Tuesday as Microsoft and other technology stocks rebounded and Walt Disney Co fell, while investors assessed how a Republican tax overhaul would impact corporate earnings. This year's top-performing sector remains down about 3 percent since it has sold off over the past week, with investors reallocating money to banks,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- Copper prices fell steeply to their lowest point in two months on Tuesday, while technology stocks rebounded following a rotation away from the high-flying group as investors assessed a U.S. tax-cut proposal. Copper lost 4.35 percent to $6,529.00 a tonne as inventories rose, its biggest single-session decline in more than two years.

  • *Tax bill disenchantment spreads to Europe. LONDON, Dec 5- European shares slipped on Tuesday as cyclical stocks fell, while dwindling enthusiasm over a U.S. tax bill weighed on financial service providers. "It's been noticeable there has been a distinct sector rotation over the last week which is impacting the momentum of the market," wrote Deutsche Bank...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.2 pct at close. With no certainty over whether the UK and the European Union will be able to make a breakthrough on a divorce settlement, the pound is likely to continue to fluctuate and weigh on shares. The fall in sterling since the June 2016 Brexit vote has given an accounting boost to UK blue chips with revenues in dollars, and a weak pound typically...

  • Dec 5- Wall Street rose and technology stocks recovered from a two-day selloff on Tuesday, with investors assessing a change to the Senate's version of the tax overhaul bill that could affect the ability of companies to cut their tax bills. That puts Senate Republicans on a collision course with Republicans in the House of Representatives, whose own tax bill...

  • TORONTO, Dec 5- Canada's main stock index edged lower on Tuesday, as mining stocks weighed with lower commodity prices and banks pulled back at the end of their earnings season while consumer, technology and telecom shares ticked up. *At 10:01 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 40.69 points, or 0.25 percent, at 15,928.34.

  • Dec 5- Technology stocks edged higher on Tuesday and signaled a pause to two days of selloff, while a rally in bank and other stocks powered by tax-cut optimism stalled, capping gains on the S&P 500 and the Dow. The Senate approved its version of tax code overhaul in a 51-49 vote over the weekend. Talks will begin likely next week between the Senate and the House, which...

  • *OPEC oil output falls in Nov to lowest since May- survey. LONDON, Dec 5- Oil edged further above $62 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by strong demand, expectations of a drop in U.S. crude inventories and an OPEC- led deal to extend oil output cuts. Concerns that the OPEC- led producer group's Nov. 30 decision to prolong their supply-cutting deal through 2018 could bolster...

  • TORONTO, Dec 5- Canada's main stock index edged lower in early trade on Tuesday as falling copper and other commodity prices weighed on mining stocks while shares of banks pushed higher at the tail end of their earnings season.

  • Dec 5- The Nasdaq Composite index opened lower on Tuesday as selloff in tech stocks continued for the second day, while the Dow was higher as investors looked to profit from stocks that would benefit more from potential corporate tax cuts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 54.91 points, or 0.23 percent, to 24,344.96. The S&P 500 lost 0.02 points, or 0.000758...