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Russian markets, ruble fall over Ukraine crisis MOSCOW: The Russian stock markets and the ruble fell in early trading on Monday after clashes between pro-Russian forces and the Kiev authorities in eastern Ukraine.Western powers blame Russia for stirring up the trouble.At about 0730 GMT, Moscow's benchmark MICEX, which is denominated in rubles, had fallen 1.08 percent and the RTS, which is denominated in dollars, had fallen 2.03 percent.Shares in Gazprom energy giant had fallen 1.69 percent.The Russian ruble fell both against the euro, which climbed 0.34 percent to 49.85 rubles, and against the dollar, which rose 0.36 percent to be worth 35.99 rubles."The headlines from east Ukraine over the weekend will unsettle markets at the start of trading today. The situation is clearly very dangerous and largely unpredictable," said Chris Weafer of Macro Advisory in Moscow.The Ukrainian authorities have declared a full-scale military operation against pro-Kremlin forces in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine. NATO and Western powers have called ...

Global tech sector sell-off knocks back European shares LONDON: European shares slid at the open on Friday to leave them set for their first weekly loss in a month, tracking steep falls in Asian and US stocks as equities came under pressure globally. Technology stocks led sectoral falls with a 2.6 percent decline, echoing moves in the United States, where the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 posted its biggest drop in two and half years, while the Japanese Nikkei tumbled to six-month lows. Volatility, which ...
European stocks slide at open after Wall Street plunge LONDON: Europe's stock markets sank in opening deals on Friday, as investors took flight after heavy losses elsewhere on new fears over the technology sector, dealers said.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 0.76 percent at 6,691.30 points, Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 1.1 percent to 9,351.20 points, and in Paris the CAC 40 index dropped 0.78 percent to 4,378.95.New York stocks plunged Thursday on resurgent investor worries that the technology sector was overvalued, dealers said.The tech-rich ...
European stocks rebound on Greek bond issue, US jobs data LONDON: European stocks rebounded from earlier losses on Thursday, as investors hailed a triumphant return to the bond markets in Greece and positive news from the US jobs market.In late afternoon trading, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index rose 0.39 percent to 6,661.77 points, as the markets largely shrugged off the Bank of England's decision to hold interest rates.Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.27 percent to stand at 9,531.89 points and in Paris, the CAC 40 eked ...
European stocks dip despite Greek bond market return LONDON: European stocks fell on Thursday as investors shrugged off a successful return to the bond markets by Greece four years after the country was rescued with a bailout.In late morning deals, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index slid 0.10 percent to 6,629.35 points, as caution also set in before the Bank of England's latest interest rate decision.Frankfurt's DAX 30 retreated 0.34 percent to 9,473.89 points and in Paris the CAC 40 index lost 0.38 percent ...
FTSE gains for 2nd day, Fed minutes improve sentiment LONDON: Britain's top share index rose on Thursday, with investors' risk appetite rising after minutes of the US central bank's latest policy meeting suggested it would be more cautious in raising rates than expected. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index rose 0.8 percent to 6,685.37 points by 0800 GMT after gaining 0.7 percent in the previous session. The index is still down nearly 1 percent this year after surging 14 percent in 2013. Cyclical shares were ...
Russian stocks rally on Fed, Ukraine calm MOSCOW: Russian stocks rallied on Thursday, following global markets after the US Federal Reserve said it would maintain low interest rates and reassured by relative calm in Ukraine's political crisis. At 0800 GMT the rouble-denominated MICEX index was up 1 percent to 1,363 points while the dollar-denominated RTS had risen 1.4 percent to 1,207 points. Russian indexes were following Wall Street, which rallied on Wednesday after the Fed indicated that it would maintain low interest ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,262.56 0.55
Arrow Nasdaq 4,034.16 0.29
Arrow S&P 1,842.98 0.68
Arrow FTSE 6,541.61 0.64
Arrow DAX 9,173.71 1.77
Arrow CAC-40 4,345.35 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 13,996.81 0.62
Arrow H.Seng 22,671.26 1.60
Arrow Sensex 22,484.93 0.64

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