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Markets - Equity

Markets - Equity - Europe

European equities ease lower at open LONDON: European stock markets nudged lower at the start of trading on Friday, with London's FTSE 100 index down by a marginal 0.04 percent at 6,263.20 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 index shed 0.1 percent to 10,257.91 points and the Paris CAC 40 retreated 0.3 percent to 4,498.43 compared with Thursday's close.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016


Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo stocks close higher on inflation data TOKYO: Tokyo stocks climbed for the third straight session Friday on hopes of extra central bank stimulus measures after figures showed monthly prices falling and press reports said the government would delay a sales tax hike.Core consumer prices, which exclude volatile fresh food prices, dropped 0.3 percent in April on the heels of a similar drop in March, Internal Affairs Ministry figures showed shortly before markets opened.The negative reading dealt a blow to Tokyo's faltering ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

NZ shares slightly firmer, Australia eyes subdued start SYDNEY: New Zealand stocks opened a touch higher on Friday, while their Australian counterparts are looking at a similarly subdued start following an unimpressive session on Wall Street and a mixed performance in commodities markets.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index crept up 0.1 percent, or 6.1 points, to 6,954.0 in early trade.Australia's share price index futures inched up 0.1 percent, or 5.0 points, to 5,398.0, a mere 10-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index. ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

FTSE steadies at close after climbing to one-month high LONDON: Britain's top share index steadied at the close on Thursday after reaching a one-month high, as mining shares rallied along with metals prices to offset weaker banking and energy stocks. Mining companies were the top sectoral gainers, with the FTSE 350 Mining index rising nearly 1 percent as a weaker dollar helped copper prices climb to two-week highs. Shares in Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore, Antofagasta and Rio Tinto rose 1.2 to 1.9 percent. ...

Markets - Equity - Middle East & Africa

Saudi shares drop despite oil over $50 but Dubai lifted DUBAI: A break in Brent crude prices over $50 a barrel failed to support Saudi Arabia's index on Thursday, but helped carry Dubai's index higher for a fourth session. Other markets were mixed.The Riyadh index failed to hold on to earlier gains as investors booked profits, snapping two days of gains.Although petrochemical shares remained resilient, with the sub-index advancing 0.3 percent, it closed 49 points below its intra-day high, a sign that investors lack belief ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

European shares steady as Banco Popular cash call hits banks MILAN/LONDON: European shares steadied on Thursday, with banks coming under pressure after a surprise rights issue by Spain's Banco Popular fuelled fears others in the region may follow to strengthen their balance sheets.The pan-European STOXX Europe 600 was little changed by 1433 GMT, while the FTSEurofirst 300 added 0.1 percent. Both hit a four-week high in the previous session, helped by a two-day rally in banking stocks.Europe's banking sector index gave up part of those ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

Dollar falls on durables data; stocks steady NEW YORK: The US dollar fell on Thursday after U.S. durable goods orders data showed weakness in business spending plans, while world stock indexes were little changed after two days of strong gains.Oil prices were lower after earlier topping $50 a barrel for the first time in roughly seven months.Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods surged in April on strong demand for transportation equipment and a range of other products, but continued weakness in business ...