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Tokyo shares fall on strong yen, Russian jet shooting TOKYO: Tokyo shares fell Wednesday morning as a stronger yen and jitters over the Turkish shooting down of a Russian war plane weighed on the market after a five-session winning streak.Tokyo's decline followed modest gains on Wall Street after petroleum-linked shares were lifted by a rally in the oil market following the shooting incident on the Syrian border."Turkey shooting down the Russian plane is certainly not a positive event for markets -- this isn't something we can just ignore and continue to push stock prices higher," Chihiro Ohta, general manager of investment information at SMBC Nikko Securities Inc, told Bloomberg News."But US markets were fairly subdued. The wait-and-see sentiment is likely to continue."The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 0.52 percent, or 102.74 points, to 19,822.15 by the lunch break, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares dropped 0.72 percent, or 11.63 points, ...

Hong Kong stocks down by break but Shanghai rises HONG KONG: Shares in Hong Kong slipped in the morning session Wednesday, along with most other regional markets after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet, exacerbating geopolitical tensions.The benchmark Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong was 0.49 percent lower, dipping 111.27 points to 22,476.36.However, in Shanghai the benchmark composite index edged up 0.16 percent, or 5.79 points, to 3,621.90, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 1.03 percent, ...

Wall St opens lower on heightened security worries U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday as investors fled risky assets after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, even as data pointed to stronger U.S. economic growth.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 48.5 points, or 0.27 percent, at 17,744.18, the S&P 500 was down 7.45 points, or 0.36 percent, at 2,079.14 and the Nasdaq composite index was off 32.15 points, or 0.63 percent, at 5,070.33.Copyright Reuters, 2015

Oil rises on Middle East tensions, weaker U.S. dollar LONDON: Oil prices rose three percent on Tuesday as tensions in the Middle East escalated following the downing of a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian-Turkish border, and a weaker dollar provided an incentive for investors to buy more oil.Brent futures for January were trading at a near two-week high of $46.23 a barrel at 1420 GMT, a 3 percent or $1.40 gain on Monday's close. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was up 1.25 cents ...

Travel sector stocks rocked on escalating terror fears LONDON: Heightened terror fears battered tourism sector stocks Tuesday, with airlines especially affected after the US issued a travel warning and Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.Shares in airlines as well as in travel and hotel groups slid after the United States issued a worldwide travel alert for its citizens on Monday.Russia meanwhile confirmed that a warplane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border was one of its fighter jets but insisted the plane ...

Indian shares in defensive mode ahead of F&O expiry MUMBAI: Indian stocks edged higher on Tuesday as energy companies rallied after Saudi Arabia pledged to work towards oil price stability, although broader gains were capped on caution ahead of the expiry of derivatives contracts this week.Traders said sentiment ahead of the expiry was especially cautious given the amount of contracts rolled over to the next month were running at below recent months, indicating caution about the market's outlook.Volumes in derivatives have also taken a ...

Bahri stock boosts Saudi Arabia, Egypt stays weak DUBAI: Oil shipper Bahri boosted Saudi Arabia's stock market early on Tuesday while Egypt's market remained weak.The Saudi stock index added 0.9 percent as Bahri climbed 1.6 percent in unusually heavy trade. The company, which reported a 501 percent leap in third-quarter net profit last month, released details of its earnings late on Monday.Petrochemical producer Saudi Basic Industries rose 1.4 percent and real estate developer Dar Al Arkan, which had dropped 2.3 percent on Monday ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,719.92 0.44
Arrow Nasdaq 5,108.67 0.37
Arrow S&P 2,080.41 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,356.09 0.30
Arrow DAX 11,382.23 0.78
Arrow CAC-40 4,957.60 0.56
Arrow Nikkei 19,747.47 0.69
Arrow H.Seng 21,996.42 0.33
Arrow Sensex 26,145.67 0.07

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