Global Markets News
NEW YORK - Global equity markets rose on a fresh round of strong U.S. economic reports on Friday, while German bond yields edged up from record lows as expectations that the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy next week faded.
NEW YORK - A year after Goldman Sachs bungled a software upgrade and lost tens of millions of dollars from unintended trades, the 12 U.S. stock options exchanges have crafted new rules for dealing with erroneous transactions, according to draft documents seen by Reuters.
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged higher in a quiet session on Friday as the latest in a string of positive data pushed investors to extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns, although gains were capped ahead of an extended holiday weekend.
NEW YORK - The dollar rose on Friday, with traders looking beyond soft U.S. consumer-spending data, while the steadily sliding euro won a reprieve on diminished expectations the European Central Bank will soon ease monetary policy.
NEW YORK - Beaten-down U.S. coal company stocks may receive a lift in coming weeks if deteriorating relations between Russia and the West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe’s natural gas supply.
- U.S. money managers recommended the largest holdings of American and Canadian stocks for at least three years in August, but kept their overall allocation to equities unchanged from July, a Reuters poll found.
TORONTO, Aug 29 - Canada's main stock index ended higher on Friday, capping its third straight month of gains as a rise in energy and financial shares helped offset investor nervousness over global geopolitical tensions. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 67.56 points, or 0.43 percent, at 15,625.73. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr)
PARIS, Aug 29 - European shares rose in early trade on Friday, recovering some of the ground lost in the previous session, as investors awaited inflation figures for the euro zone which may shed light on the European Central Bank's next move.
LONDON, Aug 29 - European shares eked out small gains in thin, choppy trade on Friday, helping one key euro zone index of blue chips record its biggest monthly rise since February.
TOKYO, Aug 29 - Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday as tensions in the Ukraine conflict flared up again, but hopes that domestic investors will start buying large-cap stocks limited losses. The Nikkei dropped 0.2 percent to 15,424.59. For the week, the Nikkei fell 0.7 percent and it declined 1.3 percent for the month. The broader Topix dropped 0.2 percent to 1,277.97 after briefly flirting with positive territory earlier - spurring speculation of index-buying by domesti
Aug 29 - Hong Kong's benchmark index ended flat on Friday after three successive days of losses, supported partly by strength in mainland markets although lackluster corporate earnings capped gains.