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Strong US jobs data boosts dollar, stocks NEW YORK: The dollar climbed to a more than four-year peak and global equity markets rose on Friday after data showed US employers stepped up hiring in September and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, further signs of a relatively strong economy.The strong dollar helped pushed gold below $1,200 an ounce for the first time this year after a Labor Department report showed US nonfarm payrolls rose by 248,000 last month and the jobless rate fell two-tenths of a point to 5.9 percent.The better-than-expected report led the euro to fall to a more than two-year low against the dollar, which hit a 15-month high against the Swiss franc. The dollar index of six major currencies was on track for its biggest yearly gain in nine years.Stocks in Europe and on Wall Street rose about 0.8 percent, and Treasuries yields, which move inversely to prices, also rose."Overall it's a ...

TSX slips on soft economic data, commodity prices TORONTO: Canada's main stock index opened lower on Tuesday as disappointing economic data and soft commodity prices weighed on the financial and natural resource sectors.Government data showed the Canadian economy did not expand in July, breaking a six-month streak of consecutive gains.Investors also fretted about geopolitical tensions in Hong Kong and the prospect of the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates.The benchmark index looked on track to record its worst monthly decline since May 2012, ...
Dollar soars, stocks head for worst quarter in two years NEW YORK: The dollar surged on Tuesday after data showed inflation in the euro zone barely rose in September, with the US currency on track for its biggest quarterly gain in six years, while world stock markets headed to their largest quarterly drop in more than two years.The dollar hit to a four-year high against a basket of major currencies and a two-year high against the euro after consumer prices in the euro zone rose ...
Wall St rises on tech strength; investors watch dollar NEW YORK: US stocks were higher on Tuesday, lifted by strength in technology shares, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were on track for a negative month in September.Major indexes fluctuated between positive and negative territory, with analysts citing concerns about the strength of the dollar but also seeking bargains following Monday's decline.Tech shares rose 0.6 percent after eBay Inc announced a plan to spin off its PayPal unit. The stock rose 7 percent to ...
Brazil stocks, currency plunge as Rousseff gains in poll SAO PAULO: The Brazilian real touched its weakest level in nearly six years on Monday while the benchmark Bovespa stock index was on track for its biggest one-day drop in over three years after an election poll showed President Dilma Rousseff gaining on challenger Marina Silva ahead of Sunday's election. The poll, released late Friday by research firm Datafolha, showed Rousseff advancing in first-round vote intentions, rising to 40 percent from 37 percent a week ...
Stocks fall, bonds rise on Hong Kong unrest NEW YORK: Global equity markets fell on Monday as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on investor sentiment, while Treasury prices rose as further signs of the relative strength of the US economy raised the prospect of higher interest rates. Stocks on Wall Street opened sharply lower following declines in Europe and Asia as Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges in one of the biggest political challenges for ...
TSX climbs as Bombardier, BlackBerry lead gains TORONTO: Canada's main stock index advanced in choppy trading on Friday, recovering slightly from a sharp selloff in the previous session, led by gains in shares of Bombardier Inc and BlackBerry.Bombardier jumped 4.3 percent after saying that aircraft leasing company Macquarie AirFinance had signed an agreement to buy 40 of its new CSeries jets, with an option for 10 more.BlackBerry shot up 8.7 percent after the company reported a much smaller-than-expected quarterly loss and said ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24





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