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Indexes Nikkei

  • TOKYO, Sept 25- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday as a weaker yen lifted exporters, while expectations of economic stimulus measures after an election next month supported overall sentiment. As the end of Japan's fiscal first half looms on Sept. 30 for a majority of listed companies, the market was also underpinned by investors buying up stocks before...

  • HONG KONG— World shares were mixed on Monday as investors turned their attention to global politics and evaluated weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.2 percent to 7,295.00. NEW ZEALAND VOTE: Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won the most votes but failed to gain an outright majority and will need help...

  • HONG KONG— Asian shares were mixed on Monday as investors turned their attention to global politics and evaluated weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 percent to 20,414.93 but South Korea's Kospi lost 0.4 percent to 2,380.38. Meanwhile, the nationalist, anti-refugee Alternative for Germany...

  • TOKYO, Sept 25- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday morning as a weaker yen lifted exporter shares, while expectations for a snap election continued to support overall sentiment. Separately, the Yomiuri newspaper reported that Abe plans to compile a new economic stimulus package of around 2 trillion yen by the end of this year. "The news report about 2...

  • TOKYO, Sept 22- Asian stocks fell and the Japanese yen and Swiss franc gained on Friday after North Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean and escalated a war of words with U.S. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to start lower amid a chill in risk appetite, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open down 0.3 percent, Germany's DAX to open 0.2...

  • HONG KONG— Most world stock markets fell Friday as investors turned cautious following new U.S. sanctions targeting North Korea and credit rating downgrades for China and Hong Kong. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.2 percent to 7,251.81 and Germany's DAX was down less than 0.1 percent at 12,594.11. President Donald Trump authorized stiffer new sanctions in...

  • TOKYO, Sept 22- Japan's Nikkei share average fell in choppy trade early on Friday, moving away from two-year highs as rising geopolitical tensions over North Korea sapped risk appetite. South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho as saying he believes the North could consider a hydrogen bomb test on the Pacific Ocean of an...

  • *N.Korea seen considering nuclear test in Pacific Ocean. TOKYO, Sept 22- Asian stocks fell and the Japanese yen and Swiss franc gained on the mooted possibility of North Korea conducting another hydrogen bomb test, this time in the Pacific Ocean. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Friday he believes the North could consider a nuclear test on an "...

  • *Yen's reaction limited to new U.S. sanctions on North Korea. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan handed back earlier gains and was down 0.1 percent after falling 0.7 percent the previous day. "It is difficult to pass a verdict on the Fed's stance until it actually starts its balance sheet reduction and the markets can gauge its effects,"...

  • *Fed policymakers expect one more rate hike this year. LONDON, Sept 21- Signals the Federal Reserve will hike U.S. interest rates again this year and begin the' Great Unwinding' of a decade of aggressive stimulus, drove the dollar to a two-month high versus the yen on Thursday and sent bonds and commodities lower. Traders reacted predictably to what had been a...

  • A slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, pulling the market lower for the first time this week and erasing modest gains from a day earlier. Supermarket operators, beverage companies and other consumer-focused stocks also declined. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 1.24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,444.18.

  • TOKYO, Sept 21- The U.S. dollar shone while Asian shares slipped slightly on Thursday after the U.S. MSCI's broadest dollar-denominated index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent. South Korea's Kospi was down 0.1 percent while Australia shed 0.6 percent.

  • U.S. stock indexes overcame an afternoon wobble to close mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would start reducing its huge bond portfolio next month and was still on track to raise interest rates later this year. The central bank's announcement drove bond yields higher, lifting shares in banks and other financial companies.

  • *Wall Street seen flat after slight fall in European shares. LONDON, Sept 20- World stocks eked out a record high on Wednesday and the dollar dipped against major rivals with the focus on a U.S. Wall Street was set to open flat, index futures indicated, as European shares edged lower.

  • LONDON, Sept 20- World stocks eked out a new record high on Wednesday and the dollar dipped against its major rivals with the focus on a U.S. European shares opened lower after a slight rise on Asian bourses was enough to push MSCI's World index, which tracks stocks in 46 countries, fractionally higher to a new record. President Donald Trump's bellicose rhetoric...

  • LONDON— Global stock markets were little changed Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 12,552 while the CAC 40 in France was steady at 5,240. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was stable at 7,272. Wall Street was poised for a similarly flat opening with Dow futures...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Japanese stocks were nearly flat on Wednesday after scaling highs not seen in more than two years on Tuesday, while investors stayed cautious before the U.S. The U.S. central bank is expected to announce when it will begin paring its bond holdings, and while a September interest rate increase is not expected, investors will closely study Fed Chair...

  • *Oil up after Iraq signals possible OPEC cut extension. TOKYO, Sept 20- Asian stocks were mostly steady on Wednesday after Wall Street again rose to record highs, although movements were limited as a wait-and-see mood prevailed before the Federal Reserve reveals its monetary policy stance later in the day. Spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE to start...

  • *Oil up after Iraq signals possible OPEC cut extension. TOKYO, Sept 20- Asian stocks were mostly steady on Wednesday after Wall Street again rose to record highs, although movements were limited as a wait-and-see mood prevailed before the Federal Reserve reveals its monetary policy stance later in the day. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside...

  • *Snap election hope should support Japan stocks for a while- analyst. TOKYO, Sept 20- Japan's Nikkei share average was nearly flat on Wednesday morning after scaling more than two-year highs on the previous day, while investors stayed cautious before the U.S. Whether the U.S. yields will rise or not is also in focus, "said Masayuki Kubota, chief strategist at Rakuten...