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Brazil assets fall after banker arrest sparks political worries SAO PAULO: Brazil's stocks and its currency dropped on Monday after the country's top court agreed to keep influential banker Andr? Esteves under arrest indefinitely, sparking concerns about the extent of a sweeping political corruption scandal.Investors worry that political uncertainty could make it even harder for President Dilma Rousseff's government to pass austerity measures in Congress and regain investor trust.Prosecutors are preparing to file charges against Esteves, whom they suspect, along with a senator, of trying to obstruct a long-running graft probe at state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA. Esteves has denied the allegations.The Brazilian real retreated 0.9 percent after earlier reaching its lowest since late October, while the country's benchmark Bovespa stock index lost nearly 1 percent.Grupo BTG Pactual SA shares sunk nearly 12 percent, on the way to their fourth daily loss in a row, after Esteves resigned as chief executive officer and chairman of the bank. Worries about liquidity ...

TSX climbs as oil price jump boosts energy shares TORONTO: Canada's main stock index gained on Monday, with a jump in the price of crude oil helping to lift the shares of some of the country's biggest energy producers.Three of the four most influential gainers were energy companies, led by Suncor Energy Inc, up 1.5 percent to C$36.53, and Canadian Natural Resources, which advanced 2.3 percent to C$32.49.The overall energy group climbed 1.2 percent, although Bankers Petroleum Ltd fell 7.2 percent to C$1.55 after ...
Dollar hits highest since March, world stocks mixed NEW YORK: The dollar hit an eight-and-a-half-month high against key world currencies Monday as the prospect of further European Central Bank stimulus dragged the euro down to its weakest since mid-April.Global stock markets were mixed, with Wall Street dropping after a long weekend and ahead of a crucial jobs report Friday, while European shares rose. Still, the three major U.S. indexes were set to end the month higher for a second straight month."We're coming off ...
US, European stocks shrug off China sell-off NEW YORK: US and European stock markets ended little changed Friday, shrugging off a steep sell-off in China sparked by news of investigations into several brokerages.Wall Street trading was subdued in a shortened post-Thanksgiving holiday trading session, following market closures on Thursday, as shoppers swarmed to Black Friday sales in the kickoff weekend to the important year-end shopping season. "Unsurprisingly, the Friday session was very quiet with trading volume running well below average," said.Stocks ...
China stocks hit hard, rest of world shrugs NEW YORK: Chinese shares slumped 5 percent on Friday, hit by regulatory and industrial sector worries, but the declines did not carry through to other major equity markets, which ended modestly lower. The Shanghai Composite index and the CSI300 both registered their biggest one-day drops in more than three months on signs that the country's securities regulator was clamping down anew on leveraged buying. China also reported a 4.6 percent drop in profits among large ...
TSX slightly higher despite slip in energy stocks TORONTO: Canada's main stock index edged up on Thursday, helped by a gain in heavyweight pharmaceutical company Valeant and rising material stocks, while energy names slipped in line with a fall in crude oil prices. At 10:09 a.m. EST (1509 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 10.77 points, or 0.08 percent, to 13,414.19. Six of the index's 10 main groups were in positive territory, with three gainers for every two decliners. The ...
Wall St ends flat ahead of Thanksgiving holiday NEW YORK: US stocks were little changed on Wednesday with the biggest gains in the healthcare and consumer sectors as the latest data showed a modestly growing US economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 1.47 points, or 0.01 percent, to 17,813.66, the S&P 500 lost 0.22 points, or 0.01 percent, to 2,088.92 and the Nasdaq Composite added 13.34 points, or 0.26 percent, to 5,116.14. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,888.35 0.95
Arrow Nasdaq 5,156.31 0.93
Arrow S&P 2,102.63 1.07
Arrow FTSE 6,395.65 0.62
Arrow DAX 11,261.24 1.06
Arrow CAC-40 4,914.53 0.87
Arrow Nikkei 20,012.40 1.34
Arrow H.Seng 22,381.35 1.75
Arrow Sensex 26,169.41 0.09

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