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...
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...
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...
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 percent at 3,297.36. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.32 percent,...
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...