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TSX climbs as Putin remarks calm Ukraine fears TORONTO: Canada's main stock index advanced on Thursday as comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin helped ease concerns about a further escalation of the crisis in Ukraine and drove gains in most major sectors.Putin said Russians need to mobilize for the benefit of their country but not for conflict with the outside world.The Toronto stock market's benchmark TSX index is up more than 12 percent this year, though trading has been choppy in the past couple of weeks due to the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East."The latest news out of Ukraine has given a little bit of calmness to the markets," said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at HollisWealth. "Investors should look at these events as short-term opportunities and accumulate positions in good-quality investments.""(A) low interest rate environment and easy money by the (US Federal Reserve) and central banks around the world will continue to drive global ...

Stocks rise on Putin comments, bonds yields fall NEW YORK: Global equity markets edged higher on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin of Russian sounded a conciliatory note over the crisis in Ukraine, while bond yields in Europe fell to record lows as the euro zone's recovery stalled in the second quarter. Putin told Russian ministers and members of parliament in Crimea that Russia would stand up for itself but not at the cost of confrontation with the outside world, easing off months of ...
US stocks rise in opening trade NEW YORK: US stocks opened higher Thursday after fresh jobless claims data pointed to an improving labor market.Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 22.81 points (0.14 percent) to 16,674.61.The broad-based S&P 500 gained 3.80 (0.20 percent) at 1,950.52, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 6.99 (0.16 percent) to 4,441.11.The indices added to Wednesday's solid gains, shrugging off a larger-than-expected rise in initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits last week ...
US stocks rise despite weak retail sales, earnings NEW YORK: US stocks on Wednesday finished solidly higher despite a lackluster US retail sales report and some disappointing earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 91.26 points (0.55 percent) to 16,651.80.The broad-based S&P 500 gained 12.97 (0.67 percent) to 1,946.72, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced a hefty 44.87 (1.02 percent) to 4,434.13.US retail sales were virtually unchanged in July from the prior month and excluding the automobile sector, edged up just ...
Wall St edges up, Dow again positive for 2014 NEW YORK: US stocks rose on Wednesday, with the Dow turning positive for the year as investors sought bargains amid signs of easing tensions in Ukraine and Iraq, which overshadowed some weak reads on the retail sector.Wall Street has been largely driven by the news flow from abroad, and signs of progress were enough to overshadow some cautious signals in the United States, where retail sales unexpectedly stalled in July, pointing to some loss of ...
TSX slips as Ukraine, oil-price drop spur anxiety TORONTO: Canada's main stock index slipped in volatile trading on Wednesday as concerns about the crisis in Ukraine weighed on sentiment and weakness in the price of US crude oil was a drag on the shares of energy producers.Investors digested news that Ukraine had denounced Russia's dispatch of a humanitarian aid convoy as an act of unbounded cynicism, while the United Nations said the death toll in fighting had doubled in the last two weeks.Worries ...
Stocks rise on hopes of conflicts cooling; copper slides NEW YORK: A global gauge of stock markets rose on Wednesday as investors were cautiously optimistic about de-escalation of conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq, but copper, a barometer for global economic growth, fell more than 1 percent to a seven-week low.Recent anxiety over the standoff between Russia and Ukraine ebbed slightly after Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said late on Tuesday that the possibility of Russia's military invading eastern Ukraine had receded after Moscow agreed ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,979.13 0.35
Arrow Nasdaq 4,526.48 0.02
Arrow S&P 1,986.51 0.25
Arrow FTSE 6,755.48 0.35
Arrow DAX 9,314.57 0.21
Arrow CAC-40 4,240.79 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 15,454.45 0.03
Arrow H.Seng 25,159.76 0.15
Arrow Sensex 26,314.29 0.40

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