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. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.5 percent by 0944 GMT, holding...
KARACHI: The KSE-100 Index started the week in the red, ending 294 points lower amid lack of positive triggers and profit-booking on Monday. Trading began on a positive note with the KSE-100 rising to an intra-day high of 43,900, but lack of interest on the part of institutional investors and profit-booking...
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, edging up from its lowest close since April 11 recorded...
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 Nikkei ended 0.2 percent lower at 23,653.82, slightly below its 5-day...
TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday, buoyed by tech shares, with index heavyweight Tokyo Electron jumping after it forecast strong profits for this fiscal year. The Nikkei ended 0.5 percent higher at 22,319.61 points. Semiconductor equipment maker Tokyo Electron jumped 8.4 percent and was the third most traded stock...
LONDON: Copper tracked equity markets lower on Tuesday on concerns of slowing demand in China and as geopolitical tensions escalated over the killing of a prominent Saudi journalist. Benchmark copper ended the session 0.7 percent lower at $6,196 a tonne. It touched a one-week high in the previous session after...
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 Westinghouse Electric unit. The Nikkei was up 0.9 percent at 23,714.53, touching levels...
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 the bulk of stock moves, with some disappointments weighing heavily. The pan-European...
TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose on Friday in light trade as receding fears of more aggressive U.S. interest rate hikes boosted sentiment, with defensive shares such as construction and utilities outperforming. The benchmark Nikkei ended 0.7 percent higher at 21,892.78. For the week, it was up 0.8 percent, rising for two...
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 Composite index was down 26.29 points or 0.8 percent at...
TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei ended at an eight-week low on Monday as automakers and other manufacturers were hit by news that Washington would seek a provision about currency manipulation in future trade deals, including with Japan. The Nikkei share average ended 1.8 percent lower at 22,271.30, the weakest closing point since...