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Wall Street gains on data, easing of Ukraine tensions NEW YORK: U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions over Ukraine appeared to ease and the latest U.S. economic data pointed to improving conditions.Gains were broad, with nine of the S&P 500's ten primary sectors higher on the day. The biggest advancing sectors were healthcare and telecom, two groups that are considered defensive plays.Russia and the West drew a tentative line under the Ukraine crisis after U.S. President Barack Obama and his allies agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions unless Moscow goes beyond the seizure of Crimea, as Russian President Vladimir Putin last week said he didn't want to do.The development seemed to limit the odds that the biggest East-West conflict since the Cold War could escalate further, removing a potential headwind from markets. While few U.S. companies have direct exposure to the region, investors had been worried about any fallout from prolonged tensions."I would be ...

TSX advances on US data, Ukraine relief TORONTO: Canada's main stock index climbed on Wednesday, led by gains in the energy and financial sectors as bullish US economic data and an easing of tensions over Ukraine helped support sentiment.Data showed a rebound in orders for long-lasting US manufactured goods in February, with shipments showing strength after two straight months of declines.Investors, who have been plagued in recent weeks by fears the situation in Ukraine could spiral out of control, were appreciating the ...
Candy Crush maker King Digital raises $500 mn in IPO NEW YORK: King Digital Entertainment, the creator of the wildly popular video game Candy Crush, priced its initial public offering at $22.50 per share Tuesday, raising $500 million in its Wall Street debut. The British game developer sold 22.2 million shares in an offering priced at the midpoint of the $21-$24 range previously targeted.King will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday under the ticker "KING" with a market valuation of $7.1 ...
Wall St ends down, led by tech shares NEW YORK: US stocks fell on Monday, with some of the market's recent best performers like technology and biotech shares leading the way down.Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 26.08 points or 0.16 percent, to end unofficially at 16,276.69.The S&P 500 dropped 9.08 points or 0.49 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,857.44. The Nasdaq Composite slid 50.403 points or 1.18 percent, to close unofficially at 4,226.385. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
China data pulls TSX lower, gold miners slump TORONTO: Canada's main stock index slipped on Monday as disappointing economic data from China weighed on sentiment and a slump in the price of bullion sent gold-mining shares tumbling to their biggest single-day drop in more than three months.A survey showed that China's manufacturing industry contracted in the first quarter of 2014, adding to a slew of recent data indicating that China, a big buyer of Canadian resources, is struggling to maintain growth.Investors also digested ...
Tech share sell-off drags US stocks lower NEW YORK: A second straight sell-off of popular technology shares dragged US stocks lower Monday, as tensions with Russia over Ukraine kept investors on edge.At the closing bell the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 25.88 points (0.16 percent) at 16,276.89.The broad-based S&P 500 lost 9.08 (0.49 percent) at 1,857.44, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite fell 50.40 (1.2 percent) to 4,226.38.Stocks eventually halved their early losses the Nasdaq having given up more than 2.0 percent ...
Morgan Stanley pays fine after index hedge topped soymeal limits WASHINGTON: Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle civil charges it exceeded speculative position limits in soybean meal futures for two days while attempting to hedge a commodity index investment, US regulators said on Monday. The fine, while small, highlights how tougher rules meant to apply tighter speculative trading limits in other raw material markets, such as oil and metals, risk curtailing banks' business in selling broad commodity baskets to investors, one of ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,408.54 0.10
Arrow Nasdaq 4,095.52 0.23
Arrow S&P 1,864.85 0.14
Arrow FTSE 6,625.25 0.62
Arrow DAX 9,409.71 0.99
Arrow CAC-40 4,431.81 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 14,516.27 0.68
Arrow H.Seng 22,760.24 0.28
Arrow Sensex 22,628.84 1.58

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