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Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo shares fall as oil price drop hits energy shares TOKYO: Tokyo shares fell Tuesday as energy firms suffered heavy losses after oil resumed its downward spiral, and a rally fuelled by the Bank of Japan's interest rate cut faded.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 0.64 percent, or 114.55 points, to 17,750.68, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.73 percent, or 10.63 points, to 1,452.04.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016


Markets - Equity - Asia

Shanghai shares rally more than two percent by lunch HONG KONG: Shanghai stocks surged more than two percent Tuesday morning after the Chinese central bank pumped billions of dollars into financial markets to provide liquidity ahead of next week's Lunar New Year holiday.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.36 percent, or 63.37 points, to 2,752.22 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, jumped 3.48 percent, or 58.26 points, to 1,730.17.But Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.79 percent, or ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo shares flat as energy stocks take a hammering TOKYO: Tokyo shares were flat Tuesday morning with energy firms suffering heavy losses after oil resumed its downward spiral, as a rally fuelled by the Bank of Japan's interest rate cut faded.Analysts said the renewed slump in crude prices would sap market sentiment as investors gauge the impact of the central bank's surprise stimulus announcement last week to introduce a negative interest rate policy."The falling oil price will be negative for market sentiment," Toshihiko Matsuno, ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

TSX down as oil prices fall, dour data weigh TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as oil prices resumed their downward spiral and weak economic data out of Europe and China exacerbated concerns about a global slowdown.Oil fell as weak economic data from China, the world's largest energy consumer, weighed on prices and an OPEC source played down talk of an emergency meeting to stem the decline.The index's energy group retreated 3.9 percent, with pipeline operator Enbridge Inc off 3.4 percent at ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

Energy shares drag FTSE down from 3-week highs LONDON: Britain's top equity index retreated from three-week highs on Monday, with commodity shares falling after a factory survey in China, a major consumer of metals and oils in the world, disappointed investors.The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed 0.4 percent weaker at 6,060.10 points, after falling to an intra-day low of 5,993.84 points. The index hit a three-week high in the previous session, but is still down more than 3 percent since the beginning of ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

European shares fall after slump in Nokia and Alcatel LONDON: European shares fell on Monday, pulled lower by telecom equipment stocks amid investor disappointment over the terms of a deal between Nokia and Samsung to settle a legal dispute.The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which fell 6 percent in January in its biggest monthly drop at the start of a year since 2008, dipped 0.38 percent to 1,344.75.Germany's DAX and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 fell 0.4 percent and 0.8 percent respectively.Shares in ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

Stocks retreat after grim China data, oil plummets NEW YORK: Global markets got February off to a cautious start on Monday following a rocky January, with stocks and oil falling in the wake of weak manufacturing reports around the world.U.S. and European stocks fell. Disappointing euro zone manufacturing data dovetailed with the fastest contraction in China's giant factory sector in over three years, and U.S. manufacturing sentiment remained weak.Those surveys showed the new year began much as the old one ended, with too ...