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Nikkei rises to new six-month high on earnings hopes

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Nikkei share average hit a six-month closing high on Monday, buoyed by hopes for improvement in domestic corporate earnings, while casino-related plays outperformed on a media report that new casinos could be opened in Japan before … Continue reading

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South Africa’s Merafe expects higher H1 earnings, shares climb

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Shares of South Africa’s Merafe Resources were up more than 4 percent on Monday after the ferrochrome producer said it expected earnings to more than double for the six months to June, boosted by higher production and … Continue reading

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, euro fall as German data, U.S. earnings disappoint

* Euro dips, European shares subdued after downbeat German Ifo survey * Wall Street lower in early trading * Amazon.com (NasdaqGS: AMZN – news) , Visa (Xetra: A0NC7B – news) down after disappointing results * Russian shares, rouble, bonds fall; … Continue reading

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Asia: Mostly up after record Wall St close

HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose yesterday following another record close on Wall Street, while the euro dug in against the dollar and yen after rebounding from multi-month lows. Investors were still upbeat after Thursday’s strong manufacturing data from China … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Uptrend continues

STOCKS rose 0.31 per cent yesterday, a fourth-straight advance, following a record close on Wall Street and with confidence boosted by a strong reading on Chinese manufacturing activity. The benchmark Hang Seng Index jumped 74.51 points to 24,216.01 on turnover … Continue reading

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, euro slip as German data, U.S. earnings drag

* Euro dips, European shares subdued after downbeat German Ifo survey * Wall Street lower in midday trading * Amazon.com (NasdaqGS: AMZN – news) , Visa (Xetra: A0NC7B – news) down after disappointing results * Russian shares, bonds fall (Updates … Continue reading

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Britain’s FTSE dips on Ukraine nerves; RBS outperforms

By Francesco Canepa LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main equity index closed lower on Friday as new tensions between Russia and Ukraine and falls on Wall Street led traders to cash in on their weekly gains just before the close. The … Continue reading

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World stocks fall on US earnings, Russia sanctions

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets turned lower on Friday after weak earnings from Visa and Amazon and as European countries planned a range of sanctions against some Russian businesses. Shares in Amazon slid 11 percent after the company posted … Continue reading

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Disappointing results at Visa, Amazon dent stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is falling in midday trading after Visa and Amazon posted weaker results than Wall Street expected. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 127 points, 0.8 percent, to 16,956. The Standard Poor’s 500 index … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Arabtec Q2 net up 11 pct, misses estimates

DUBAI, July 27 (Reuters) – Arabtec, the construction company at the centre of Dubai’s stock market turmoil, reported an 11 percent rise in second-quarter profit on Sunday, missing analysts’ estimates. Net profit climbed to 103 million dirhams ($28.1 million) in … Continue reading

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