U.S. Markets News
* Fed reduces asset purchases, upgrades economy assessment
NEW YORK, July 30 - The S&P 500 stock index briefly turned positive and the Dow industrials pared losses after the Federal Reserve cut its monthly bond-buying program by another $10 billion and upgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy.
* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.5 pct; Portugal's PSI down 3.3 pct
LONDON, July 30 - Britain's top equity index finished lower on Wednesday as weaker mining stocks, dragged down by Chilean miner Antofagasta, outweighed a rally in banking stocks spurred by Barclays.
* Dow down 0.4 pct, S&P down 0.1, Nasdaq up 0.3 pct (Updates to midday trading)
LONDON, July 30 - European shares closed lower on Wednesday, little moved by strong U.S. growth data, after weak earnings reports from cement-makers and concerns about a possible escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
All American Indices
|Symb||Index||Mkt Report||Time||Last||Chg||Chg %|
|.DJI||Dow Jones Industrial Average||View||7:50pm BST||16,869.49||-42.62||-0.25%|
|.IXIC||Nasdaq Composite Index||View||7:49pm BST||4,457.31||+14.61||+0.33%|
|.TRXFLDUSP||Thomson Reuters Equity US Index||7:36pm BST||179.23||+0.32||+0.18%|
|.TRXFLDCAP||Thomson Reuters Equity Canada Index||7:35pm BST||291.96||+1.03||+0.36%|
|.GSPTSE||S&P/TSX Composite Index||View||7:51pm BST||15,478.99||+32.44||+0.21%|
|.XAX||AMEX Composite Index||View||7:51pm BST||2,747.01||-27.20||-0.98%|
|.MXX||MXSE IPC||View||7:44pm BST||44,326.91||-154.38||-0.35%|