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US stock futures slip as oil takes center stage on Wall Street

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WASHINGTON: U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wednesday, with investors keeping a close eye on moves in the oil market. Dow futures slipped 14 points, while S&P and Nasdaq futures fell 5 points and 14.25 points, respectively. Crude prices tumbled more than 2 percent, sending energy stocks lower on Tuesday on signs of rising oil production. ... Read More »

U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.36%

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LONDON: U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financial Services, Oil & Gas Producers and Fixed Line Telecommunications sectors led shares lower. At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.36%. The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Capita PLC (LON:CPI), which rose 3.80% or ... Read More »

Asian stocks climb as oil crawls up

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TOKYO: Asian stocks have advanced as oil prices inched up after hitting a 10-month low on concerns over a supply glut and falling demand, dragging US and European shares lower. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.2 per cent on Thursday. Japan’s Nikkei and South Korea’s KOSPI were flat, while Australian shares rose0.4 per cent. Crude ... Read More »

U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.76%

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LONDON: U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Industrial Metals & Mining, Mining and Oil & Gas Producers sectors led shares lower. At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.76%. The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Paddy Power Betfair PLC (LON:PPB), which rose ... Read More »

Hong Kong stocks fall as excitement over new economy board cools

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks fell on Tuesday as excitement over the city’s plans for a new listing board for “new economy” companies waned, and investors shifted their attention to economic fundamentals. The Hang Seng index fell 0.3 per cent, to 25,843.04, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.5 per cent, to 10,468.48 points. Sector performance was mixed. Raw material ... Read More »

S.Korea stocks, won rebound as investors shake off last week’s woes

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SEOUL: South Korean shares and the won started the week on a firmer note on Monday, shaking off further disappointing readings on the U.S. economy. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was up 0.5 percent at 2,374.62 points as of 0227 GMT, after slipping 0.8 percent last week. “Foreign investors and domestic institutions are coming in to hunt for ... Read More »

Asia stocks shake off Wall St. blues, sterling steady pre-Brexit talks

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SINGAPORE: Asian stocks rose on Monday, shaking off Wall Street’s subdued performance on Friday, and sterling was steady after a van rammed into worshippers leaving a London mosque, killing at least one person, as markets braced for the start of Brexit talks. European stock markets were set for a strong start to the week, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting ... Read More »

China stocks gain on signs tight liquidity is easing; Hong Kong also up

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SHANGHAI: China stocks rose on Monday on signs that tight liquidity conditions were easing and as fewer new listings were expected to come onto the market. The CSI300 index rose 1.0 per cent to 3,552.05 points by the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 per cent to 3,143.77. Traders said liquidity conditions improved as ... Read More »

U.S. stocks finish mixed; triple-witch a dud; Amazon buys whole foods

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WASHINGTON: U.S. equity markets finished mixed on Friday as investors reacted to the “Triple Witch”, economic data and the announcement of a major company buyout. The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed a record closing high while finishing the week with its fourth straight gain. The S&P finished slightly higher while ending marginally higher for the week. The NASDAQ Composite settled ... Read More »

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.06%

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OTTAWA: Canada stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare, Energy and Materials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.06% to hit a new 6-months low. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Home Capital Group Inc . (TO:HCG), which rose 12.70% or 1.54 ... Read More »

U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.71%

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LONDON: U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrial Metals & Mining, General Retailers and Food & Drug Retailers sectors led shares lower. At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.71% to hit a new 1-month low. The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were ... Read More »

Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MICEX down 1.12%

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MOSCOW: Russia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining, Telecoms and Power sectors led shares lower. At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 1.12% to hit a new 52-week low. The best performers of the session on the MICEX were PhosAgro ao (MCX:PHOR), which rose 1.57% or 34.0 points to trade at 2203.0 ... Read More »

U.S. stocks close lower as tech selloff resumes

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WASHINGTON: U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday as both tech and energy names sold off a day after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and the emergence of reports that President Donald Trump may be under special counsel investigation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.07% closed down 14.66 points, or less than 0.1%, at 21,359.90, with shares of Nike Inc. ... Read More »

China Stocks fall on Anbang news

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BEIJING: The Mainland China equity market closed lower on Wednesday, 14 June 2017, as investors sentiment was soured by a media report alleging a probe of the head of financial conglomerate Anbang Insurance Group, plus weak May investment data that deepened worries of economic deceleration. The International Monetary Fund’s forecast of a 6.7% growth for China’s economy this year, slightly ... Read More »

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.36%

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OTTAWA: Canada stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Energy, Materials and Healthcare sectors led shares lower. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 1.36% to hit a new 3-months low. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Home Capital Group Inc . (TO:HCG), which rose 7.35% or 0.83 ... Read More »

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.15%

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BRASÍLIA: Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials, Real Estate and Public Utilities sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.15%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Bradespar SA (SA:BRAP4), which rose 5.39% or 0.93 points to trade at 18.18 at the close. ... Read More »

U.K. stocks edge higher as pound pares gains

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LONDON: U.K. stocks were higher Wednesday as the pound pared gains posted on a surprise rise in U.K. consumer inflation. The FTSE 100 was up 0.30% at 05:00 ET. The pound was off 0.10% at $1.2740. The yield on the 10-year gilt edged below 1% mark. The Conservatives continue alliance talks with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to form a ... Read More »

Hong Kong stocks open higher after rebound on Wall Street

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks opened the Wednesday morning session higher while mainland Chinese markets trended down. Markets remain cautious ahead of an interest rate decision by the US Federal Reserve on Thursday Hong Kong time. The Hang Seng Index opened up 0.10 per cent or 26.02 points at 25,878.12, and the Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 0.21 per ... Read More »

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.21%

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BRASÍLIA: Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Public Utilities, Financials and Electric Power sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.21%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Klabin Unt (SA:KLBN11), which rose 2.33% or 0.39 points to trade at 17.10 at the close. ... Read More »

China stocks fall on Anbang tumult, weak investment data; Hong Kong eyes Fed

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SHANGHAI: China stocks fell early Wednesday, led by blue-chips, as sentiment was soured by a media report alleging a probe of the head of financial conglomerate Anbang Insurance Group, plus weak May investment data deepening worries of economic deceleration. Hong Kong shares also dropped, as investors braced for a likely U.S. rate hike later in the day, and awaited clarity ... Read More »