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European shares gain for 3rd day, SocGen and Total advance2017/02/10
LONDON: European shares climbed for a third consecutive session on Thursday, with some major companies such as France's second-biggest listed bank Societe Generale and oil major Total advancing after their results.
Eutelsat also surged, up 6 percent and the top gainer in the 600 index, after the telecommunication services firm's first half revenue fell less than expected ...

Sri Lankan shares snap 2 days of gains2017/02/10
2 days of gains
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan shares closed slightly weaker on Thursday, snapping two straight sessions of gains and hovering near a more than 10-month closing low hit earlier this week, as concerns over rising market interest rates weighed on sentiment.
The Colombo stock index ended 0 ...

China stocks hit 8-week high, led by construction materials2017/02/10
SHANGHAI: China stocks hit eight-week highs on Thursday, getting a boost from glass and cement makers after the government signalled it would reduce overcapacity in the construction materials sector.
Hong Kong stocks hit four-month highs, with resources and industrial stocks among the best performers ...

Japan's Nikkei underperforms amid mounting political risks2017/02/10
LONDON : Japan's main stock index underperformed Thursday ahead of meetings between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump. Other worries, such as renewed concerns over Greece, kept a lid on markets elsewhere.
KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 inched 0 ...

Largely up; Singapore posts 15-month closing high2017/02/10
JAKARTA: Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Thursday as investors grew more confident about China, with Singapore bouncing back from its previous session's losses to post its highest close in 15 months on the back of strong corporate earnings.
A rally in commodity prices in recent weeks led by copper and iron ore along with gentle policy tightening by Beijing via money market rates, had led to a more optimistic view of Chinese corporate earnings, analysts said ...

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