Indexes Nikkei

  • LONDON, April 25- World equity markets slipped on Thursday amid worries on global growth and as investors digested European earnings, while the Swedish crown slumped to its lowest in 17 years and the euro suffered after German data. The Euro STOXX 600 lost 0.3 percent in early trading, with concern over prospects for global growth underscored by weak economic...

  • TOKYO, April 25- Japanese government bonds eased on Thursday as gains in Tokyo equities weighed on the safe-haven appeal of debt. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield climbed half a basis point to minus 0.035 percent. The 20- year yield and the 30- year yield rose two basis points each, to 0.390 percent and 0.580 percent, respectively.

  • *Dollar index near 2- year peak, pound at 2- mth lows. TOKYO, April 25- Asian shares slipped to three-week lows on Thursday as a surprise deterioration in German and South Korean economic data rekindled fears of slowing global growth, while oil prices pulled back slightly after a sharp run-up earlier in the week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • HONG KONG, April 25- Chinese stocks dropped on Thursday as officials warned of protracted pressure on economic growth, casting a shadow over hopes for a sustained and strong recovery. **Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 0.5 percent, while the Hang Seng Index was down 0.1 percent at 29,786.01 points. **The Chinese leadership is "keenly aware that China's...

  • *Wall St shares hover below record highs, supported by earnings. TOKYO, April 25- Asian shares slipped on Thursday as a surprise deterioration in German business morale rekindled fears of slowing global growth, while oil prices pulled back slightly after a sharp run-up earlier in the week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.2...

  • April 24- Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday, despite strength on Wall Street, as a strong rally since the start of the year showed signs of fatigue in recent weeks. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for talks beginning on April 30, the White House said on Tuesday. **Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-...

  • SHANGHAI, April 24- Chinese stocks rose slightly on Wednesday, recouping early losses, as an afternoon rally in technology shares offset concerns that the central bank could scale back the scope of further policy easing. **Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex- Japan stock index lost 0.27 percent, while Japan's Nikkei index closed down 0.27 percent.

  • TOKYO, April 24- Japan's Nikkei edged lower in choppy trade on Wednesday as investors stayed cautious before earnings results, but it remained around a 4-1/ 2- month high as sentiment was supported by a rally in U.S. stocks. Nissan Motor Co tumbled 4 percent after TV Tokyo reported on late Tuesday that it would announce a large cut to its earnings outlook for the...

  • SHANGHAI, April 24- Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday amid losses in South Korea and uncertainty over China's plans for further stimulus as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.3 percent lower, erasing early gains in the wake of record closing highs on Wall Street...

  • SHANGHAI, April 24- China stocks fell on Wednesday morning, amid new signs the central bank is putting on hold broad policy easing measures, dashing hopes for fresh large-scale liquidity pumps into the financial system. **Hong Kong stocks also fell, despite Wall Street hitting fresh closing highs. **The People's Bank of China injected funds to select commercial...

  • *MSCI Asia ex- Japan off 0.5 pct, S.Korea and China weigh. SHANGHAI, April 24- Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday, amid losses in South Korea and worries that China has put any further stimulus on hold as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.5 percent lower, erasing early gains in...

  • *MSCI Asia ex- Japan +0.1 pct. SHANGHAI, April 24- Equity markets in Asia rose on Wednesday morning after upbeat earnings helped the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes reach record closing highs on Wall Street overnight, while oil retreated from its near six-month highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent in early trade in Asia.

  • *Oil majors boost London's FTSE 100. April 23- Energy stocks boosted by a steady surge in oil prices, and a higher open on Wall Street helped European shares erase session losses and close higher on Tuesday, but a sell-off in banks and auto stocks kept gains in check. Energy-heavy London's FTSE 100 led gains in the region, up 0.9 percent at a more than six-month high,...

  • *Oil majors boost London's FTSE 100. *Thomas Cook surges on possible takeover bid. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.3 percent by 0930 GMT after seven straight sessions of gains, with all major indices in the red except oil major-heavy London's FTSE 100 which rose 0.4 percent.

  • *China Enterprises index HSCE falls 0.32 pct. April 23- Shares in Hong Kong ended unchanged on Monday after a long holiday weekend, while H-shares lagged as a promise of policy fine-tuning from a top-level meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping added to investor worries over a slower pace of easing in China. **H-shares followed mainland indexes lower after the...

  • The pan-European STOXX 600 index edged lower after seven straight sessions of gains by 0737 GMT, with all major indices in the red except oil major-heavy London's FTSE 100 which moved marginally higher. Belgium's Melexis, which supplies semiconductor solutions for cars, slipped 6 percent after first quarter net income tumbled and the company said it expects...

  • HONG KONG/ TOKYO, April 23- World oil prices jumped to near 6- month highs on Tuesday as the United States tightened sanctions on Iran, sending shares of energy companies higher and boosting currencies of several major crude producers. Brent crude oil futures rose 0.7 percent to $74.57 per barrel by 0630 GMT, their highest since November, after Washington said it...

  • *Beneficiaries of higher oil prices lead gains. TOKYO, April 23- Japan's Nikkei average ended modestly higher on Tuesday, with oil-related stocks leading the gains after Washington moved to end all Iran sanctions waivers, while recent gainers such as Fast Retailing and Yaskawa Electric dropped on profit-taking. Oil prices were near 2019 highs on Tuesday after...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- Crude oil jumped almost 3% on Monday after the United States said it will tighten a clamp-down on Iranian oil exports in May while U.S. equities were little changed as Wall Street braced for corporate results in a busy earnings week. Brent crude, the global benchmark, rose as much as 3.3 percent a barrel and was last up $1.98 to $73.95.

  • *SSEC +0.6 pct, highest close since March 21, 2018. SHANGHAI, April 19- Chinese shares rallied on Friday afternoon in thin volumes from earlier profit-taking to end the day at a near 13- month closing high, with signs of an economic recovery in China contributing to a recent surge. About 31.52 billion shares were traded on the Shanghai exchange, roughly 79.2 percent...