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TSX unable to hold gains despite Talisman takeover surge TORONTO: A surge in shares of takeover target Talisman Energy Inc was not enough to keep Canada's main stock index in the black on Monday after falling more than 5 percent last week, with the broader resource-extraction industries weighing.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended lower after a strong start to the session, which one analyst pointed to as a sign investors are nervous. "The interesting thing is the capitulation we saw in the middle of the day," said Craig Fehr, Canadian market strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis, Missouri. "It's a clear indication of a lack of conviction in the market." Shares of Calgary-based Talisman, Canada's fifth-largest independent petroleum producer, jumped 18.5 percent to C$5.97, after Spanish oil major Repsol said it was considering a bid.Talisman said it had been approached by a number of other parties, and investors said a bidding war was possible. "I would ...

Wall St dips in volatile trade; oil prices fall further NEW YORK: US stocks were down slightly in volatile trading on Monday afternoon as investors assessed the impact of another big drop in oil prices. US crude fell 3.3 percent to settled at $55.91, hitting fresh 5-1/2 year lows. Both US crude and Brent have fallen nearly 50 percent from highs in June. The S&P 500 energy index bounced between positive and negative territory and was last down 0.5 percent, while financials and utilities were ...
Wall St dips as indexes track crude prices lower NEW YORK: US stocks dipped on Monday as initial gains vanished, as did a brief rebound in crude oil prices.Brent and U.S. crude had briefly rebounded after having hit fresh 5-1/2 year lows earlier in the day, only to turn lower again.Still, energy shares were the top performers of the benchmark S&P 500 index as investors sought bargains among the bigger names. Four of the largest five energy sector components in terms of market capitalization ...
Oil price slide roils emerging markets, stocks fall NEW YORK: Oil prices plumbed 5-1/2-year lows on Monday, pulling down emerging market assets and boosting demand for the safe-haven yen, while global equity markets slipped further after last week's rout amid nagging worries about worldwide growth.Stocks on Wall Street opened higher but soon retreated as crude oil prices gave up early gains after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries restated its determination not to cut output despite a global energy glut.The ruble hit ...
Brazil's real slides on central bank, Fed uncertainty SAO PAULO: Brazil's currency slid to its weakest in 9-1/2 years on Monday, driven by investor uncertainty over the central bank's currency intervention program and the outlook for US interest rates.Brazil's Bovespa stock index index was little changed, while Mexico's IPC index sank to an over seven-month low.The Brazilian real weakened for the fourth straight session, falling as low as 2.677 against the dollar.Investors have been attentive to any signal from Brazil's central bank on ...
US stocks rebound after last week's sharp losses NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks pushed higher in opening trade Monday, reversing course after last week's heavy losses helped by a strong report on US industrial production in November.About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 70.19 points (0.41 percent) at 17,351.02, recovering some of the 315 points shed in Friday's rout.The broad-based S&P 500 gained 9.32 (0.47 percent) at 2,011.65, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 14.17 (0.30 percent) to ...
TSX declines on oil price fall, Chinese data TORONTO: Canada's main stock index fell on Friday after a slump in the price of oil and disappointing Chinese economic data sent energy shares down, setting the market up for a weekly decline. Figures released on Friday showed China's factory output growth slowed more than expected in November and growth in investment neared a 13-year low. A steep descent in the oil price in recent weeks has raised concerns about the commodity's producers and the ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90

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