U.S. Markets News
* Euro off lows as inflation cools bets for ECB cut next week * Wall Street gains on mostly strong economic reports * German Bund yields tick higher but still near record lows * S&P 500 and Euro STOXX 50 post biggest monthly gains since Feb (Adds close of U.S. marekts, new comment) By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Aug 29 - Global equity markets rose on Friday, posting their best month since February on strong U.S. data, while German bond yields edged up from record lows
* Indexes up: Dow 0.11 pct, S&P 0.33 pct, Nasdaq 0.5 pct (Updates to close)
NEW YORK, Aug 29 - U.S. stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record as the latest in a string of positive data helped extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns.
* Euro off lows as inflation cools bets for ECB cut next week * Wall Street gains on mostly strong economic reports * German Bund yields tick higher but still near record lows (Adds oil settlement prices) By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Aug 29 - Global equity markets rose on a fresh round of strong U.S. economic reports on Friday, while German bond yields edged up from record lows as expectations that the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy next week faded.
* Dow off 0.04 pct, S&P up 0.18 pct, Nasdaq up 0.3 pct (Updates to midday trading)
NEW YORK, Aug 29 - Beaten-down U.S. coal company stocks may receive a lift in coming weeks if deteriorating relations between Russia and the West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe's natural gas supply.
All American Indices
|Symb||Index||Mkt Report||Time||Last||Chg||Chg %|
|.DJI||Dow Jones Industrial Average||View||29 Aug 2014||17,098.45||+18.88||+0.11%|
|.IXIC||Nasdaq Composite Index||View||29 Aug 2014||4,580.27||+22.58||+0.50%|
|.TRXFLDUSP||Thomson Reuters Equity US Index||29 Aug 2014||182.28||+0.68||+0.37%|
|.TRXFLDCAP||Thomson Reuters Equity Canada Index||29 Aug 2014||294.00||+1.29||+0.44%|
|.GSPTSE||S&P/TSX Composite Index||View||29 Aug 2014||15,625.73||+67.56||+0.43%|
|.XAX||AMEX Composite Index||View||29 Aug 2014||2,784.08||+23.99||+0.87%|
|.MXX||MXSE IPC||View||29 Aug 2014||45,628.09||+126.81||+0.28%|