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Wall St dip at open after latest records, Nasdaq 5,000 NEW YORK: US stocks were set for a modestly lower open on Tuesday, after the Dow and S&P marched to new record highs and the Nasdaq topped the 5,000 mark for the first time in 15 years.The Nasdaq notched its first close above the 5,000 milestone since March 10, 2000, buoyed by merger activity, for only the third close above that level in the history of the index. The Dow and S&P closed at their latest records as economic data pointed to a slowly improving economy."The market is naturally settling in, taking a breather until the scales tip either way to commence the next move to continued to new heights or a consolidated pullback," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey. "It's a pause before the next set of impactful numbers come out, highlighted by the jobs report on Friday." Investors will look to ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

Wall St pulls back from record levels NEW YORK: US stocks opened lower on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 pulling back from record highs a day after the Nasdaq topped 5,000 for the first time in 15 years. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 37.09 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,251.54, the S&P 500 lost 4.96 points, or 0.23 percent, to 2,112.43 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 17.52 points, or 0.35 percent, to 4,990.58. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

TSX falls as Scotiabank, Valeant lead declines TORONTO: Canada's main stock exchange fell shortly after the open on Tuesday in a broad decline led in part by the Bank of Nova Scotia, which reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, and a sell off in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc shares. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 59.12 points, or 0.4 percent, at 15,204.93. Nine of the index's 10 main groups were in negative territory, with financials down 0.4 percent. Copyright Reuters, ...

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US stocks ease from record highs, dollar falls NEW YORK: US stock prices fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 receding from their record highs, while the dollar fell from its 11-year peak versus a basket of currencies. Investors are awaiting evidence the global economy is improving before adding to their equity holdings, analysts said. A stronger-than-expected 2.9 percent rise in German retail sales in January helped lift European shares near seven-year highs. "The market is ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

TSX tracks weaker US stocks, banks lead declines TORONTO: Canada's main stock exchange retreated on Tuesday in a broad decline led by the Bank of Nova Scotia, which reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, and a sell-off in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. The index was also tracking moves in the United States, where markets were taking a pause following the latest records set by the Dow and the S&P, and Nasdaq closing above 5,000 for the first time since March 2000."Basically for ...

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SE Asia Stocks-Most higher; PTT's ex-dividend drags Thai index BANGKOK: Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Tuesday, with Indonesian benchmark extending gains to an all-time high as a weakening rupiah lifted selected shares, but Thai index headed for a third straight fall as PTT traded ex dividend.Jakarta composite index edged up 0.2 percent at 5,489.15, surpassing Monday's record closing high of 5,477.83.Among outperformers, shares of mining firm Indo Tambangraya Megah were up 2.3 percent and shares of oil and gas firm Logindo Samudramakmur ...

Markets - Equity - Americas

TSX advances as Valeant climbs, offsets weaker oil shares TORONTO: Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as a jump in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc helped offset weakness in the energy sector after the price of Brent crude oil dropped.Brent crude slipped after Iran said a deal on its nuclear program could be done this week if the West lifts sanctions, which could boost the country's oil exports.Valeant shares jumped 3.5 percent to C$254.95 after recent acquisition moves, helping to fuel an advance in ...