By Aparajita Saxena Jan 20 Southeast Asian stock markets, barring Thailand and Vietnam, were tepid on Friday, as uncertainty over U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's political and economic stance made investors step back from risky assets ahead of his swearing-in ceremony. Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages
* Safe-haven assets in demand, gold set for 4th week of gains
MILAN, Jan 20 European shares fell in early trading and were set for their biggest weekly loss since before Donald Trump won the U.S presidential election in November as investors steered clear of adding risk to portfolios ahead his inauguration.
Jan 20 Hong Kong stocks ended a thinly-traded week down and snapped three weeks of gains on Friday, as investors were wary ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th U.S. president later in the day.
Jan 20 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 9 points at 7,217 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.08 percent ahead of the cash market open.
SHANGHAI, Jan 20 China stocks ended a volatile week on an upbeat note on Friday, as main indexes rose after data showing faster-than-expected economic growth fuelled blue-chips, while a surge in small-caps erased most of the losses earlier in the week.
All American Indices
|.DJI||Dow Jones Industrial Average||19 Jan 2017||19,732.40||-72.32||-0.37%|
|.IXIC||Nasdaq Composite Index||19 Jan 2017||5,540.08||--||--%|
|.TRXFLDUSP||Thomson Reuters Equity US Index||19 Jan 2017||202.01||-0.80||-0.39%|
|.TRXFLDCAP||Thomson Reuters Equity Canada Index||19 Jan 2017||289.91||+0.28||+0.10%|
|.GSPTSE||S&P/TSX Composite Index||19 Jan 2017||15,409.81||+11.96||+0.08%|
|.XAX||AMEX Composite Index||19 Jan 2017||2,347.96||--||--%|
|.MXX||MXSE IPC||19 Jan 2017||46,265.26||--||--%|