Nikkei edges lower; Fast Retailing’s gains limit losses

Nikkei edges lower; Fast Retailing’s gains limit losses

Nikkei edges lower; Fast Retailing’s gains limit losses TOKYO: Japan’s Nikkei share average edged lower on Friday as weakness in exporters weighed on the index, but strong gains in index-heavy Fast Retailing on record quarterly profit limited the losses. The...
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Results drive sharp moves in European stocks

Results drive sharp moves in European stocks

Results drive sharp moves in European stocks LONDON: European share trading got off to a hesitant start on Thursday as concerns over protectionism and a bond market sell-off made the breakneck New Year rally in equities fizzle out. Results drove...
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Nikkei probes 26-year highs, Toshiba gains

Nikkei probes 26-year highs, Toshiba gains

Nikkei probes 26-year highs, Toshiba gains TOKYO: Japan’s Nikkei share average extended the previous session’s gains on Friday, probing 26-year highs as banking and brokerage firms rose, while Toshiba stocks strengthened on news of a buyer for its ...
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World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years LONDON: World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam,...
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European stocks bounce sees Swiss  index, FTSE hit records

European stocks bounce sees Swiss index, FTSE hit records

European stocks bounce sees Swiss index, FTSE hit records LONDON: European shares powered higher on Friday, with the British and Swiss benchmarks hitting records, propelled by optimism for a strengthening regional economy and gains in U.S. equities overnight. ...
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Sri Lankan stocks end flat near 8-mth low; turnover hits one-year low

Sri Lankan stocks end flat near 8-mth low; turnover hits one-year low

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan shares ended flat on Friday for a second straight session, while trading was muted with turnover hitting its lowest level in a year ahead of Christmas holidays. The Colombo Stock Index ended 0.22 points firmer at 6,323.74,...
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China stocks fall  as financial and  consumer shares drag

China stocks fall as financial and consumer shares drag

SHANGHAI: China stocks dipped on Friday, as weakness in banking and consumer stocks offset gains in the energy sector, but the indexes were up for the week. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 2.70 points or 0.08...
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China shares fall on profit-taking, Shanghai index  down for 5th straight week

China shares fall on profit-taking, Shanghai index down for 5th straight week

SHANGHAI: China stocks fell on Friday, leaving main indexes down for the week, as investors responded to China’s hike in market interest rates by taking profits in sectors that have had robust gains this year. At the close, the Shanghai...
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