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Markets - Equity

Markets - Equity - Asia

Asia stocks wobble as investors nervously await Fed, BOJ TOKYO: Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday as investors nervously awaited the outcomes of Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings that will both conclude on Wednesday."The market is more nervous about the BOJ than the Fed as it may give the market a surprise," said Yutaka Miura, a senior technical analyst at Mizuho Securities.Financial spreadbetters predicted the uneasy mood would extend into European markets"Today's European open is likely to see a slightly softer open after yesterday's paring back of oil prices from their intraday highs," wrote Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in London, who expected Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to all open modestly down.Oil had rallied on Monday before settling off its highs on scepticism over Venezuela's bid to talk up a potential OPEC output freeze, and on indications U.S. crude stockpiles had risen last week.Brent crude fell 0.4 percent ...


Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia's stock exchange to open on Tuesday after technology glitch SYDNEY: The Australian Securities Exchange said it will open as normal on Tuesday after a technology glitch in the previous session disrupted trading. A hardware failure in its main database on Monday meant opening was delayed by more than an hour and cut short the afternoon trading by about 90 minutes. But in a statement of its website, the ASX said trading on its equity market would open on Tuesday as normal, to the relief ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

TSX rises, led by financials and resource stocks TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, led by financials and resource stocks as commodity prices climbed and investors bet that the US Federal Reserve will hold rates steady this week. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 45.54 points, or 0.32 percent, at 14,496.23. All of the index's 10 main groups ended higher. Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Equity - Americas

Latam stocks, currencies mostly up ahead of Fed meeting SAO PAULO: Latin American stocks and currencies mostly rose on Monday, boosted by rising oil prices and bets the Federal Reserve will strike a cautious tone in its policy statement this week.Oil prices rose 2 percent on Monday after Venezuela hinted that OPEC and major producers could agree to a market support deal, lifting the Colombian peso.But most traders kept their focus on global monetary policy ahead of policy meetings by the Fed and the ...

Markets - Equity - Middle East & Africa

Qatar slumps ahead of FTSE inclusion, Saudi drops on austerity concerns DUBAI: Qatar's main equity index slumped 4.0 percent on Monday ahead of the additions of some companies in FTSE's secondary emerging market index, while Saudi Arabia dropped as investors grew weary of further austerity expected to come into effect next month. Doha suffered from its largest single day drop since January in the heaviest turnover so far this year. Shares in companies set to be included in index compiler FTSE's secondary emerging market index on ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

Hungary leads assets rise on upgrade, stocks hit nine-year high BUDAPEST: Budapest led a rise of Central European assets on Monday after Standard & Poor's unexpectedly upgraded Hungary's credit rating late on Friday, with its stocks jumping to a nine-year high.Hungary's markets had partly priced in rating upgrades due to a decline in debt and more business-friendly government policies. But most analysts had not expected it to achieve its second investment-grade rating for a few more months, after Fitch upgraded the country to investment level ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

TSX rises as oil gain boosts energy stocks, banks rise TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as higher oil prices boosted the stocks of energy companies, while big banks also gained as investors bet that the US Federal Reserve will hold rates steady this week. The country's biggest banks were among the index's most influential gainers with Bank of Nova Scotia up 0.9 percent to C$70.56 and Toronto-Dominion Bank advancing 0.6 percent to C$57.53. Insurer Manulife Financial Corp added 1.3 percent to C$18.27 ...