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Friday, 16 February 2018 22:36 WIB

Wall Street stocks were flat in early trading Friday, threatening a five-day winning streak in a sign investors remain somewhat cautious after the volatility in equities this month. About 15 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.1 percent at 25,215.81. The broad-based S&P 500 was down less than 0.1 percent at 2,730.36 while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost a hair to 7,254.87. Source : AFP

European Stocks Set For Best Week Since 2016, Alongside Wall Street’s Recovery
Friday, 16 February 2018 17:24 WIB | Stoxx 600 SahamEropa

European stocks headed firmly higher Friday, with ongoing recovery on Wall Street contributing to gains that are guiding the continental market toward its best weekly win in more than a year. The Stoxx Europe 600 index leapt 1% to 380.16, on course for a third straight gain. All sectors rose, led by utility and telecom shares. On Thursday, the index rose 0.5%. Spains IBEX 35 charged up 1.2% to 9,831.20 and Germanys DAX 30 index tacked on 0.8% at 12,448.11. Frances CAC 40 index put on 0.9% at 5,267.00, and the U.K.s FTSE 100 bulked up by 0.7% to 7,282.30. Source : Marketwatch

Dow Ready to Hold Above 25,000, as U.S. Stocks Line up Best Week More Than a Year
Friday, 16 February 2018 17:08 WIB | Indeks saham berjangka A.S. S&P 500 Futures

U.S. stock futures climbed Friday, hinting at a sixth-straight winning session for stocks, which have battled volatile sessions to carve out whats shaping up to be the best weekly performance in more than a year. Still, that volatility, which resurfaced over a week ago as stocks were plunged into correction territory, is expected to hang around as investors wait for another batch of U.S. economic data, including import prices. Meanwhile, the dollar fell, on track for its worst weekly performance in two years. Dow futures rose 83 points, or 0.3%, to 25,317, while S&P 500 futures...

Tokyo Stocks Close Up as Volatility Fears Ease
Friday, 16 February 2018 13:31 WIB | Nikkei 225 IndeksTopix

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday, extending gains from Wall Street as investors regained confidence and set aside inflation fears that stoked volatility earlier in the month. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 1.19 percent, or 255.27 points, to 21,720.25, while the broader Topix index was up 1.05 percent, or 18.10 points, at 1,737.37. Source : AFP

Nikkei rises on relief over Kuroda's BOJ reappointment
Friday, 16 February 2018 11:29 WIB | Saham Jepang Indeks acuan Nikkei 225 Topix Jepang Japan Topix Niikkei 225

Japanese stocks rose on Friday morning, with investors relieved to see the government appoint Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda for another term and choose an advocate of bolder monetary easing as one of his deputies. The Nikkei rose 1.1 percent to 21,699.71 at the midday break. In a widely expected move, the government nominated Kuroda to serve another five-year term when the current one ends in April, a sign of Premier Shinzo Abes confidence in the governors efforts to stimulate the economy out of stagnation. The broader Topix gained 1.1 percent to 1,738.72, with all 33...

Asian shares extend recovery into fifth day
Friday, 16 February 2018 09:09 WIB | MSCI Asia Pacific Saham Asia Indeks MSCI Asia Pasific

Asian shares extended their recovery from two-month lows into a fifth day on Friday as the Wall Street market volatility gauge fell, while the U.S. dollar was undermined by various worries including rising inflation. MSCIs broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent, though many Asian markets will be closed on Friday for the Lunar New year. Japans Nikkei rose 0.5 percent. Measured by the MSCIs broadest gauge of the worlds stocks covering 47 markets, global shares have reclaimed more than half of the 10.7 percent losses incurred in their slump from a...

US Stocks Open Flat Amid Investor Caution

Wall Street stocks were flat in early trading Friday, threatening a five-day winning streak in a sign investors remain somewhat cautious after the volatility in equities this month. About 15 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Gold heads for best weekly gain since 2016

Gold futures grasped at a narrow advance Friday and headed for a weekly gain of about 3% even as the dollar index, battered in recent trading, tipped higher and stocks headed for their best week in more than a year. April gold was up $1.80, or...

Housing Starts Soar In January, Building Permits Hit 10 1/2-Year High

Construction on new homes in the U.S., known as housing starts, jumped almost 10% in January to an annual rate of 1.33 million. That™s the second highest level since the Great Recession and it easily exceeded the 1.24 million forecast of...

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