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Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong stocks down by break HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks fell in the morning session Friday, with casino operators battered by a report saying officials had halved the amount of cash mainland Chinese gamblers were allowed to withdraw from ATMs in the gaming city of Macau. The Hang Seng Index shed 0.28 percent, or 63.90 points, to 22,797.94 by the break.But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.69 percent, or 22.21 points, to 3,237.58 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, was up marginally, adding 0.66 points to 2,078.03Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2016


Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo's Nikkei index closes at fresh year high TOKYO: Tokyo's benchmark stock index on Friday closed at a fresh high for the year, extending a global rally driven by the European Central Bank's move to extend its stimulus programme.The Nikkei 225 climbed 1.23 percent, or 230.90 points, to end the day at 18,996.37, a whisker shy of the key 19,000 level.The broader Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.84 percent, or 12.67 points, to 1,525.36.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2016

Markets - Equity - Americas

US stocks flat as ECB trims stimulus program NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks were flat early Thursday as the European Central Bank extended its stimulus program but said it would decrease the pace of bond-buying.The pace of ECB bond purchases will fall to 60 billion euros ($65 billion) per month in March from 80 billion euros per month. The program had originally been set to expire in March 2017, but was extended to December of next year."This new directive is being billed by ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

EMERGING MARKETS-Russian shares hit record high after Rosneft stake sale LONDON: Emerging market stocks climbed the most in a month on Thursday, as Russia's approval of the sale of a 10.5 billion euro stake in its largest oil firm sent Moscow shares to a record high and forecast-beating Chinese trade data lifted the mood.MSCI's emerging market index jumped 1.3 percent in the wake of China reporting upbeat trade figures, with exports and imports both beating forecasts.The European Central Bank was also expected to extend its ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, euro push higher ahead of ECB stimulus plan LONDON: World shares climbed to a three-month high on Thursday as encouraging Chinese data and a record-high Wall Street kept traders upbeat before an expected extension of the European Central Bank's already generous stimulus programme. Asia shares had risen to one-month highs after Wall Street rose to another record and European stocks made it four gains in a row, with the euro also near a month high on the prospect of ECB support.The bank might ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo's Nikkei index closes at highest this year TOKYO: Tokyo's key stock index on Thursday chalked up its best close this year, tracking Wall Street's surge to another fresh record high and as investors eye a key European Central Bank meeting. The Nikkei 225 rose 1.45 percent, or 268.78 points, to end at 18,765.47, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues gained 1.48 percent, or 22.07 points, to 1,512.69.Shortly before the opening bell, the government said the world's number three economy ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Asia stocks extend gains, hit one-month peak on upbeat China trade data SYDNEY: Asian shares hustled to one-month highs on Thursday after Wall Street strode to another record, while bonds rallied on wagers the European Central Bank would extend its stimulus campaign at a policy meeting later in the session.Risk appetite got an extra boost when China reported upbeat trade figures with exports and imports both beating forecasts. Resource imports were very strong, a major reason prices for bulk commodities have been going gangbusters."The improvement reflects a ...