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Markets - Equity

Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks track regional sell-off HONG KONG: Shares fell in Hong Kong and Shanghai Monday, in line with a regional retreat following losses in New York and Europe as investors await US economic growth data and a Federal Reserve policy meeting this week.The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong fell 0.76 percent, or 162.60 points, to 21,304.44.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slid 0.42 percent, or 12.57 points, to 2,946.67 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 0.41 percent, or 7.66 points, to 1,859.90.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016


Markets - Equity - Europe

European stock markets stable at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets opened steadily on Monday following losses across Asia, a traders looked ahead to key central bank meetings.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was almost flat at 6,307.89 points compared with Friday's closing level.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index edged up nearly 0.1 percent to 10,379.16 points and the Paris CAC 40 slid by around 0.2 percent in value to 4,561.92.Asian markets sank again Monday after pre-weekend losses on Wall Street ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo stocks end four-day rally ahead of central bank meetings TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell Monday, snapping a four-day rally after investors turned to profit-taking ahead of key central bank meetings and the start of Japan's corporate earnings season.The Bank of Japan holds a two-day meeting from Wednesday with speculation growing that it will unleash more stimulus as this month's deadly earthquakes threaten an already fragile economy.Shortly before the meeting wraps up Thursday, Japan will publish a string of economic data, including inflation and unemployment figures, ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

Obama to stress partnership with Europe in Germany speech HANOVER: Barack Obama will set out his vision of relations with Europe with a speech in the northern German city of Hanover on Monday, trying to frame a relationship that has been less than easy throughout his presidency.With the end of his administration in sight, Obama will stress the issues that Europe and America have tackled together, from Syria to trade, Iraq to climate change.Obama started his presidency with Europeans reveling in a less hardline ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo stocks down by break after four-day rally TOKYO: Tokyo stocks slipped Monday morning on profit-taking after a four-day rally, as investors two key central bank meetings and the start of Japan's corporate earnings season."Market participants are looking for new drivers for risk this week," Bernard Aw, a Singapore-based market strategist at IG, told Bloomberg News."With the barrage of economic data and two major central (bank) meetings, there will not be a shortage of catalysts."The Bank of Japan holds a two-day meeting from ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks end morning down HONG KONG: Stocks ended the morning lower in Hong Kong and Shanghai Monday owing to profit-taking after recent gains and following losses on Wall Street at the end of last week.The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong slipped 0.57 percent, or 122.39 points, to 21,344.65.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.82 percent, or 24.21 points, to 2,935.03 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slid 0.92 percent, or 17.11 points, ...

Markets - Equity - Middle East & Africa

Gulf's cyclical stocks may be weak while bank shares fare better DUBAI: Stock markets in the Gulf may trade narrowly on Sunday as investors take comfort in firmer oil pries and instead look to quarterly earnings as a litmus test for the health of the regional economy.Oil prices rose on Friday and notched their third straight week of gains as market sentiment turned more upbeat amid signs a persistent global supply glut may be easing. Brent futures ended the session up 1.3 percent at $45.11 per ...