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World Markets Indexes

  • *Pound steady ahead of crucial UK budget. LONDON, Nov 22- World shares scaled yet another record high on Wednesday, propelled higher by a bullish growth and company earnings outlook, as well as investors' unflagging enthusiasm for technology stocks. Emerging markets too were on a roll, lifted by a weaker dollar and inflows into Asian assets, with little sign of...

  • LONDON, Nov 22- European shares opened slightly higher on Wednesday, losing some of the momentum that pushed stocks in Asia and on Wall Street to new highs overnight on continued faith in synchronized economic growth around the world. The FTSE was up 0.2 percent, about four hours before British finance minister Philip Hammond presents his budget, under pressure...

  • Nov 22- Hong Kong's main Hang Seng index ended above 30,000 points for the first time in 10 years, amid signs Chinese investors are stepping up buying of Hong Kong stocks. China's H-shares index also closed up. **China's main Shanghai Composite index closed up 0.59 percent at 3,430.5479 points while its blue-chip CSI300 index ended up 0.25 percent.

  • **The largest percentage gainers in the main Shanghai Composite index were Aerospace Communications Holdings Co Ltd up 10.03 percent, followed by Zhonghang Heibao Co Ltd gaining 10.01 percent and SJEC Corp up by 10 percent. **The largest percentage losers in the Shanghai index were Baotou Huazi Industry Co Ltd down 9.78 percent, followed by Shanghai Material...

  • TOKYO, Nov 22- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near two-week high on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in large-cap stocks such as SoftBank and Fanuc, and financial companies as global growth hopes lifted the mood across world markets. The Tokyo Stock Exchange suspended trading in Nippon Paint Holdings after two people familiar with the matter said the company...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 22- Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index broke through the 30,000 point-mark on Wednesday for the first time in 10 years, amid signs Chinese investors are stepping up buying Hong Kong blue chips such as Tencent. Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 1.21 percent to 12,018.56. **The largest percentage losses in the Shanghai index were Baotou...

  • TOKYO, Nov 22- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday morning, buoyed by gains in large-cap stocks such as SoftBank, Fanuc and financial companies as global growth hopes lifted the mood across world markets. The Nikkei gained 0.8 percent to 22,596.84 in midmorning trade. Meanwhile, the Tokyo Stock Exchange suspended trading in Nippon Paint Holdings,...

  • *MSCI's Asia-Pacific ex- Japan up 35.5 pct YTD, best since 2009. SYDNEY, Nov 22- Asian shares scaled a fresh decade peak on Wednesday thanks to surging markets in Europe and America, as strong global growth and rising corporate profits lured hordes of investors into equities. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 percent to...

  • TORONTO, Nov 21- Canada's main stock index posted a 12- day high on Tuesday, with broad-based gains led by materials companies as copper prices climbed, while TransCanada Corp added to gains after winning a key approval for its Keystone XL pipeline on Monday. *The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed up 72.25 points, or 0.45 percent, at...

  • *Urban Outfitters rises after earnings. NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks jumped on Tuesday, pushing all three major indexes to record closing highs, led by gains in this year's top-performing technology sector. "We're at a seasonal time of the year where investors are looking to add holdings rather than sell, so we have that upward bias," said Bucky Hellwig, senior vice...

  • In Mexico, the peso strengthened 1.06 percent, as the fifth round of talks to repurpose the North American Free Trade Agreement drew to a close with major differences yet to be resolved, casting doubt on whether a deal could be reached by the end of March 2018 as planned. The 1994 agreement underpins much of the more than $1 trillion in annual trilateral trade...

  • TORONTO, Nov 21- Canada's main stock index rose to a 12- day high on Tuesday, boosted by materials companies as gold and copper prices climbed, while TransCanada Corp added to gains after winning a key approval for its Keystone XL pipeline on Monday. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 72.25 points, or 0.45 percent, at...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks jumped and the S&P 500 closed at a record high for the first time in about two weeks on Tuesday, led by gains in this year's top-performing technology sector.

  • Stocks markets from Asia to Europe to the Americas rose, while the three top gauges of Wall Street performance hit record intraday highs, lifted by technology and healthcare shares. In Asia, the main Hang Seng index in Hong Kong and China's H-shares index posted their best day in seven weeks, while stocks in Tokyo also rose. In Europe, Germany's benchmark DAX index...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks jumped and indexes hit record highs on Tuesday, led by gains in this year's top-performing technology sector. With the third-quarter earnings season winding down and no major economic data in sight, trading activity is expected to slow ahead of Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday. "Tech has been by far and away the leader, and that...

  • *Oil prices steady ahead of OPEC meeting. Nov 21- Wall Street indexes hit record intraday highs on Tuesday, lifted by technology stocks and healthcare shares, which were boosted by bullish results from medical device maker Medtronic. "It is a return of momentum for the market, with some of positive earnings and recommendations as catalysts," said Eric Wiegand,...

  • LONDON, Nov 21- European shares quickly recovered from a weaker open on Tuesday as continued faith in the underlying strength of the European economy and a synchronised global expansion overcame negative trading updates, notably in Britain. Germany's DAX rose 0.8 percent after Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to minority rule...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct, mid caps up 0.4 pct. LONDON, Nov 21- A flurry of company updates and strong consumer stocks helped Britain's FTSE 100 climb on Tuesday, with easyJet rising. The FTSE rose 0.3 percent, its best daily gains in three weeks, ending the day at 7,411.34 points following a weak start, while mid caps gained 0.4 percent.

  • Stocks markets from Asia to Europe to the Americas rose, with technology stocks boosting the Nasdaq Composite index to a record intra-day high. In Asia, the main Hang Seng index in Hong Kong and China's H-shares index posted their best day in seven weeks, while stocks in Tokyo rose. In Europe, Germany's benchmark DAX index rose more than 1 percent before paring...

  • TORONTO, Nov 21- Canada's main stock index rose to a 12- day high on Tuesday, boosted by financial stocks, miners and energy companies including TransCanada Corp, which added to gains after winning a key approval for its Keystone XL pipeline on Monday. *At 10:07 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 81.48 points, or 0.51 percent, to...