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Markets - Equity

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo stocks flat by break TOKYO: Tokyo shares lost most of their early gains Friday morning as concerns about Greece's troubled debt reform talks overshadowed upbeat US economic data.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange edged up 0.05 percent, or 10.35 points, to 20,393.32 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares added 0.03 percent, or 0.53 points, to 1,649.41.The International Monetary Fund pulled out of the crunch talks between Greece and its creditors, saying a deal was still far off after a five-month stalemate.The fund said its officials had returned to Washington from Brussels and that the "ball is very much in Greece's court right now", adding key disagreements were on pensions, taxes and financingGreece must reach a compromise with its creditors -- the IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank -- before the end of the month to unlock much-needed cash to service its debts. Failure to do ...


Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong shares 0.66pc higher at lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended the morning session 0.66 percent higher Friday following a second day of gains on Wall Street and in line with advances in mainland China.The Hang Seng Index added 176.49 points to 27,084.34 by the break, on turnover of HK$63.15 billion (US$8.15 billion).In Shanghai the benchmark composite index rose 0.44 percent, or 22.45 points, to 5,144.04.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 1.00 percent, or ...

Markets - Equity - Middle East & Africa

South African stocks mixed, Aveng weighs on market JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's main stock indices ended Thursday on a flat footing as Aveng pulled the market down, preventing a second straight day of gains. The benchmark JSE Top-40 index ended the day down 0.22 percent to 46,149.59 and the broader All-share slipped 0.15 percent to 51,881.45. Aveng lost 16.11 percent to 7.55 rand after it flagged a 50 percent drop in full-year profit, citing labour disruptions and an industry-wide slump at home. A report ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

Stocks, dollar gain on US retail sales NEW YORK: Global equity markets rose on Thursday on optimism Greece would accept an aid-for-reforms deal and on strong US retail sales, which lifted the US dollar and bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. European shares pared gains after the International Monetary Fund's delegation broke off talks in Brussels and flew home because of major differences with Athens. A Greek government spokesman later said Greece wants to step up negotiations. ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

European stocks climb before IMF warns on Greek debt talks LONDON: European stocks rose Thursday, with Greek shares soaring on optimism that Athens was finally close to a deal with its creditors before the IMF announced they were still "well away" from an agreement.Athens' main index had shot up 8.16 percent to end the day at 823.16 points.Europe's main markets were a bit less optimistic. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies rose 0.24 percent to close at 6,846.74 points.In the eurozone, the CAC ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

European stocks climb; Athens surges LONDON: Europe's main stock markets rose Thursday, with Greek shares soaring on hopes that Athens was finally heading towards a deal with its creditors.Athens' main index shot up 7.81 percent to 820.48 points in afternoon deals.Elsewhere, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies rose 0.52 percent to 6,865.74 points and the CAC 40 in Paris soared 1.53 percent to 5,010.60 Frankfurt's DAX 30 index won 1.46 percent to 11,429.48 points compared with Wednesday's closing ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

US stocks rise on solid retail sales NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks rose early Thursday, adding to gains from the prior session following a solid report on US retail sales.About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 18,095.59, up 95.19 points (0.53 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 8.85 (0.42 percent) to 2,114.05, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 23.23 (0.46 percent).The three leading indices each jumped 1.2 percent or more Wednesday, snapping a four-day streak of flat ...