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CANADA STOCKS-TSX touches six-week high on broad gains

TORONTO, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index touched a six-week high on Tuesday as financial and energy stocks led broad-based gains. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index rose 56.30 points, or 0.4 percent to finish at 15,292.97. Utilities were the lone decliners among the index’s 10 key …

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Telecom stocks rally in quiet European markets on M&A talk

Dealmaking talk lifted European telecom stocks on Tuesday, helping the unloved sector stand out in an otherwise quiet session, where investors were waiting for the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting. The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended flat as traders awaited clues from the Fed about plans to start unwinding …

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Rand weaker before rate decision, stocks mixed

By 1600 GMT the rand had weakened 0.2% to 13.3375 per dollar, its weakest since 15 August. Picture: EWN. JOHANNESBURG – The rand weakened to a five-week low against the dollar on Tuesday before the central bank’s interest rate decision this week and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s …

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JSE closes flat with property gains offset by platinum stocks

The JSE clawed back some of its losses late on Tuesday to close little changed, as investors traded cautiously ahead of the US Federal Reserve policy statement on Wednesday. Property stocks with overseas portfolios gained, while rand hedges were mixed. The Fed’s policy statement is the key event this week …

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US stocks edge higher in early trading; oil prices rise

U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Tuesday, extending the market’s gains from a day earlier. Banks and technology companies were among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks also rose. Health care and consumer-focused stocks lagged the most. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1 point, or …

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U.S. stocks hold gains as Trump speaks at U.N.

U.S. stock-market indexes held on to modest gains on Tuesday, trading in record territory as President Trump delivered speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Trump singled out North Korea and Iran as rouge states and called for more economical isolation of these regimes. He also said that if the …

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