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Markets - Equity

Markets - Equity - Asia

Nikkei rises on views Clinton wins debate, weaker yen underpins TOKYO: Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday in choppy trade, recovering from 7-1/2-week lows hit in the morning after sentiment was helped by views that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the debate over her rival Donald Trump.The dollar bounced back from earlier losses to post gains against the yen, lifting the mood across the board.The Nikkei share average ended 0.8 percent higher at 16,683.93, recovering from an early morning low of 16,285.41, the weakest since Aug. 5.The dollar was up 0.4 percent at 100.76 yen in Asian afternoon trade after slipping earlier to 100.085, its lowest since late August."A Clinton presidency is the lesser of two evils to the financial market," said Akio Yoshino, chief economist of equity research at Amundi Japan.Yoshino said that there will be uncertainty until the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election and there are still challenges even if Clinton wins such as the ratification of the ...


Markets - Equity - Asia

Asian markets cautious amid first presidential debate HONG KONG: Asian markets fluctuated Tuesday as all eyes turned to the first presidential debate between battling US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.The two White House hopefuls, in a virtual dead heat in polls with barely six weeks before the November 8 election, took the stage in what was set to be the most watched US political event in years."The first of three US presidential candidate debates during today's Asia Pacific trading session ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong stocks rally by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rallied by the break Tuesday as traders cheered Hillary Clinton's performance during the US presidential debate. The Hang Seng index jumped 1.1 percent or 256.57 points to 23,574.49. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.15 percent, or 4.51 points, to 2,975.92, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gave up 0.31 percent, or 6.16 points, to 1,960.44.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016

Markets - Equity - Americas

US stocks fall ahead of Trump-Clinton debate showdown NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks tumbled Monday ahead of the first debate in the tightening US presidential campaign, and as worries about Deutsche Bank hit US financial stocks.US-traded shares of the embattled German banking giant slumped 7.1 percent on reports that Berlin has refused state aid to fortify its capital base. That selloff spilled over into US banks: Bank of America and Goldman Sachs both lost more than two percent.The market was also uneasy over ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

Stocks wobble before US debate, output deal hope lifts oil NEW YORK: Stock prices around the world fell on Monday ahead of the first US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, while oil prices rose in advance of an informal OPEC meeting in Algeria on hopes for an output cut. Half of America's likely voters will rely on the presidential debates to help them make their choice between the two major US party nominees in the Nov. 8 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

TSX falls broadly, energy shares unmoved by oil price jump TORONTO: Canada's main stock index settled lower on Monday in a broad retreat as investors took a cautious turn ahead of the first US presidential debate, with energy shares slightly lower despite a jump in crude oil prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 78.47 points, or 0.53 percent, at 14,619.46. Nine of its 10 main sectors fell. Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Equity - Americas

TSX falls in broad retreat; energy, mining stocks gain TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as heavyweight financial stocks led a broad move lower, with only slight gains from weighty natural resource groups offsetting the losses. Investors globally are focusing on how Republican Donald Trump would fare in a US presidential debate against Democrat Hillary Clinton, which could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in US history. At 10:19 a.m. EDT (1419 GMT), the Toronto Stock ...