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World Markets Indexes

  • LONDON, Aug 30- Investors piled back into European stocks on Wednesday, boosting indexes higher in a relief rally after geopolitical concerns caused a sharp dip across equity markets. The pan-European STOXX 600 gained 0.6 percent, recovering nearly all the ground lost in the previous session when North Korea's missile launch sparked a sell-off.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 30- China stocks ended flat on Wednesday, as strong gains in airline operators and resources firms were offset by weakness in banking stocks with investors awaiting first-half results for some of the country's biggest banks. Chinese brokerage Guosen Securities is bullish on China stocks, after the Shanghai market held firmly above the 3,300-...

  • TOKYO, Aug 30- Japan's Nikkei share average on Wednesday recovered all of the previous day's loss, helped by Wall Street's rise and a weaker yen, as worries sparked by North Korea firing a missile over Japan receded. Traders said North Korea- related concerns may persist and the Nikkei may fall 100-200 points if there is another missile test. Unless there is...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks, Nikkei follow Wall Street higher. SINGAPORE, Aug 30- The dollar rebounded from a 2-1/ 2- year low on Wednesday, and Asian stocks took their cue from Wall Street's stronger close, as concerns about North Korea's firing of a missile over Japan ebbed. European stocks are also set for a positive start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks, Nikkei follow Wall Street higher. SINGAPORE, Aug 30- The dollar rebounded from a 2-1/ 2- year low on Wednesday, and Asian stocks took their cue from Wall Street's higher close, as concerns about North Korea's firing of a missile over Japan ebbed. The yen tends to benefit during times of geo-political or financial stress as Japan is the world's...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks flat, Nikkei up on weaker yen. SINGAPORE, Aug 30- The dollar rebounded from a 2-1/ 2- year low on Wednesday as concerns about North Korea's firing of a missile over Japan ebbed, but Asian stocks were muted despite Wall Street's higher close. The yen tends to benefit during times of geo-political or financial stress as Japan is the world's biggest...

  • *Trump warns N.Korea, focus remains on Texas. NEW YORK, Aug 29- Major U.S. stock indexes ended higher on Tuesday after recovering from steep early losses triggered by fears that hostilities in the Korean Peninsula could escalate. Market analysts were relieved that the rift did not escalate further, with Trump's focus on the devastation caused by Tropical Storm...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. stocks rebounded from a sharply lower open on Tuesday and helped an index of global equity markets pare losses as investors shrugged off concerns over North Korea's latest missile test. MSCI's world index, which tracks shares in 46 countries, was down 0.29 percent, after earlier falling as much as 0.57 percent to a one-week low on heightened...

  • TORONTO, Aug 29- Canada's main stock index rose on Tuesday, clawing back earlier losses after North Korea had fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan, as energy and gold mining shares gained ground. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 30.67 points, or 0.2 percent, at 15,082.7. Six of the index's 10 main groups ended...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. stocks ended higher on Tuesday after recovering from steep early losses brought by fears of escalation of hostilities in the Korean Peninsula.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. stocks rebounded from a sharply lower open on Tuesday and helped an index of global equity markets pare losses as investors shrugged off concerns over North Korea's latest missile test. North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan's northern Hokkaido island into the sea on Tuesday, prompting a warning from U.S. "This is all sort of...

  • Aug 29- U.S. stocks rebounded from steep losses to trade slightly higher on Tuesday afternoon as investors shrugged off concerns over North Korea's latest missile test. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had dropped more than 100 points at the open as North Korea's missile test over Japan escalated tensions with the United States and triggered a flight to...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 29- South Africa's rand broke past a key level on Tuesday, recovering for early concerns about North Korea's missile launch, while gold stocks rose in a generally lower session. "The problem with... catastrophe trade is that there is only a very small chance of a massive market event and a near certain chance that nothing will happen," said John Cairns,...

  • *Consumer confidence index rises to 122.9 in August. WASHINGTON, Aug 29- U.S consumer confidence surged to a five-month high in August as households grew increasingly upbeat about the labor market while house prices rose further in June, suggesting a recent acceleration in consumer spending was likely to be sustained. Home prices are rising, stocks are just off...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Global equity prices slipped and investors flocked to safe-haven assets on Tuesday after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan, fueling fresh tension between Washington and Pyongyang. North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan's northern Hokkaido island into the sea on Tuesday, prompting a warning from U.S.

  • Aug 29- U.S. stocks were largely unchanged in late-morning trading on Tuesday after sharply recovering from session lows as investors assessed President Donald Trump's response to the latest missile test by North Korea. The Dow Jones Industrial average dropped more than 100 points at open as North Korea's missile test over Japan escalated tensions with the...

  • TORONTO, Aug 29- Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday in tandem with global markets rattled by fresh tensions over North Korea after the reclusive state fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan into the sea. The test is one of the most provocative ever from North Korea and came as U.S. and South Korean forces conduct annual military drills in the region.

  • *Poland, Hungary lead currency, stock retreat. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Aug 29- Central European stocks and currencies mostly fell on Tuesday, led by Warsaw and Budapest on widespread risk aversion after a missile test by North Korea revived concerns over its tense relations with the United States. Warsaw's bluechip index eased 1.3 percent, off 28- month highs, and Prague...

  • By Sruthi Shankar and Tanya Agrawal. Aug 29- The Dow fell more than 100 points at the open on Tuesday as North Korea's missile test over Japan prompted President Donald Trump to warn that "all options are on the table", triggering a flight to safety among investors. The missile, tested early on Tuesday, flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific about 735 miles off the...

  • TORONTO, Aug 29- Canada's main stock index fell sharply shortly after the open, tracking global markets roiled by fresh tensions over North Korea after it fired a missile over northern Japan. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 90.85 points, or 0.6 percent, to 14,961.18. Eight of the index's 10 main sectors were lower, with materials among...