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Markets - Equity

Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong shares end marginally lower HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended slightly lower Monday as investors took profits from the recent rally while they await key central bank policy meetings this week in Japan and the United States.The Hang Seng Index shed 0.07 percent, or 15.33 points, to end at 21,948.94.But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.10 percent, or 3.01 points, to 3,015.83 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.01 percent, or 0.24 points, to 2,019.81.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016


Markets - Equity - Europe

European stocks firm at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets drifted higher at the start of trading on Monday, with London's FTSE 100 index up almost 0.1 percent at 6,735.58 points.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 added nearly 0.4 percent to 10,182.93 points, while the Paris CAC 40 edged 0.01 percent higher to 4,381.63 compared with the close on Friday.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016

Markets - Equity - Australia

Woolworths restructuring helps lift Australia bourse SYDNEY: The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.64 percent, or 35.4 points higher at 5,533.6, helped by a big lift in the shares of Woolworths after the supermarket chain said it would close stores and cut staff numbers. Woolworths ended 8.2 percent higher at A$24.30New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index finished up 1.3 percent, or 91 points at 7,317.3.Copyright Reuters, 2016

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo stocks slip, Nintendo dives on Pokemon Go warning TOKYO: Tokyo stocks ended lower for a second session Monday, giving up early gains with Nintendo nosediving after it downplayed the impact of the Pokemon Go phenomenon on its bottom line.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged down 0.04 percent, or 6.96 points, to close at 16,620.29, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.16 percent, or 2.15 points, to finish at 1,325.36.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo stocks rise, Nintendo dives on Pokemon Go warning TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose Monday morning as investors pinned their hopes on fresh Bank of Japan stimulus, but Nintendo nosedived after it downplayed the financial impact of the Pokemon Go phenomenon on its bottom line.By the break, Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.38 percent, or 63.35 points, to 16,690.60, rebounding from a drop on Friday.The broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.35 percent, or 4.60 points, to 1,332.11.Investors appeared little moved by ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong stocks down at lunch HONG KONG: Shares in Hong Kong ended the morning session lower, extending losses in the previous trading day after a recent rally, while dealers await key central bank meetings in Japan and the United States.The Hang Seng Index eased 0.29 percent, or 63.60 points, to 21,900.67 by the break.But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.24 percent, or 7.12 points, rising to 3,019.94 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, ...

Markets - Equity - Middle East & Africa

Gulf retreats as oil's fall outweighs Q2 earnings DUBAI: Gulf stock markets declined on Sunday as sharp falls in oil prices late last week outweighed a few positive corporate earnings in Saudi Arabia.In Egypt, investors bought shares that could benefit from any currency devaluation.Riyadh's stock index fell 1.2 percent as losses accelerated in the final hour of trade, with four-fifths of traded stocks declining.Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co declined 2.5 percent after it reported a 79.6 percent slide in net profit to 103.2 ...