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Wall St rises on financials, materials stocks NEW YORK: Financial and commodity-sector stocks led the S&P 500 higher in a low-volume session on Monday after consumer spending rose for a fourth straight month, pointing to a pick-up in US economic growth. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 107.59 points, or 0.58 percent, to 18,502.99, the S&P 500 gained 11.34 points, or 0.52 percent, to 2,180.38 and the Nasdaq Composite added 13.41 points, or 0.26 percent, to 5,232.33. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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TSX gains muted by energy stocks; banks, miners shine TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, but by less than its US peers, as investors bet on rate hikes sooner south of the border and lower oil prices weighed on the commodity-rich TSX.Financial stocks were among the most influential gainers on the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index as investors took signals from US Federal Reserve policymakers including Chair Janet Yellen as evidence of economic resilience in Canada's main trading partner. The Canadian ...

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TSX boosted by miners, banks; oil stocks weigh TORONTO: Canada's main stock index made slight gains in morning trading on Monday, with rises for banks and miners offsetting energy shares' declines as the price of oil pulled back. At 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 24.26 points, or 0.17 percent, at 14,664.14. Six of the index's 10 main groups were higher, with advancers and decliners almost equally split overall. The most influential movers on the ...

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US assets gain, European shares dip on Fed rate hike bets NEW YORK: US stock markets and the dollar climbed on Monday while European share markets fell, following comments by top Federal Reserve officials that bolstered expectations for an interest rate hike by the US central bank this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the case for a rate increase was strengthening, but provided little detail on when the Fed would next move. Vice Chair Stanley Fischer suggested on CNBC that a rate hike ...

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TSX firms as gains for financials offset losses for energy TORONTO: Canada's main stock index edged higher on Monday as financial stocks gained ground, offsetting losses for energy stocks as oil fell. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 16.82 points, or 0.11 percent, at 14,656.70, shortly after the open. Seven of the index's 10 main groups were higher.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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TSX rises, supported by higher commodity prices after Yellen speech TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, led by energy and mining stocks as oil and gold prices gained after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen viewed as supportive of a US interest rate increase. The most influential movers on the index were gold stocks, including Barrick Gold, which rose 2.3 percent to C$24.2, and Franco Nevada Corp, up by the same margin to C$95.81. Spot gold rose 1.3 percent as the ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

TSX rises as higher metal prices supports materials TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose on Friday as higher metal prices supported the materials group ahead of a speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could give a clearer picture on the U.S. interest rate outlook.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 38.50 points, or 0.26 percent, at 14,669.22, shortly after the open. Eight of the index's 10 main groups were higher.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...