Global Markets

Stocks rebound as Ukraine rebels offer black boxes


NEW YORK - Global equity markets and the dollar rode a rebound in risk appetite on Tuesday, lifting the S&P 500 to a record high, helped by signs of cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian separatists over the downing of the Malaysian Airlines jetliner.

Dollar gains on higher U.S. yields, euro below $1.35

- The dollar rose on Tuesday as U.S. bond yields held firm on the view the world's biggest economy is expanding enough for the Federal Reserve to further reduce stimulus despite data showing a mild pullback in some domestic prices in June.

4:31pm BST

Data, earnings lift Wall Street; conflicts eyed

NEW YORK - The S&P 500 hit a record high on Tuesday as inflation data was seen keeping the Federal Reserve in an equities-friendly tone, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.

7:19pm BST

Saudi Arabia to open $530 billion bourse to foreigners in early 2015

RIYADH/DUBAI - Saudi Arabia plans to open its stock market, the Arab world's biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year, the market regulator said on Tuesday.

2:18pm BST

Yields spike on Chinese construction firm's bond as default looms

SHANGHAI - Yields on a short-term bond issued by a troubled Chinese construction company have more than doubled in recent days as hope fades that the firm can avoid defaulting on Wednesday.

10:02am BST

G20 watchdog orders Libor alternatives by 2016 in benchmark reform

LONDON - Global regulators will implement a twin-track approach to ensuring interest rate benchmarks are less prone to manipulation, recommending safeguards to the current system as well as developing alternatives.

6:07pm BST
World Markets

European shares edge up as Ukraine rebels hand over black boxes

LONDON, July 22 - European stocks rebounded on Tuesday, boosted by signs of collaboration between pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine and international investigators into the downing of an airliner last week.

US STOCKS-Data, earnings lift Wall Street; conflicts eyed

* Indexes up: Dow 0.4 pct, S&P 0.55 pct, Nasdaq 0.75 pct (Updates prices, changes comment, adds S&P 500 at record)

Nikkei rises after extended weekend; geopolitical tensions cap upside

TOKYO, July 22 - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday as investors returned from a three-day weekend, with exporters pulling ahead as the strong yen trend paused even as geopolitical concerns lingered. The Nikkei gained 0.8 percent to 15,343.28. On Friday, the index fell 1.0 percent to its lowest closing level since July 11 as investors fled riskier assets on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border. The broader T

Hong Kong benchmark closes at highest since December

HONG KONG, July 22 - Hong Kong's benchmark index jumped to its highest in nearly 7-1/2 months on Tuesday, helped by stronger Chinese markets on the mainland and recent fund inflows which pushed up the territory's blue-chip stocks.

9:08am BST
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