* HSI financial sector sub-index up 0.3 pct; property up 0.3 pct
LONDON, May 24 A bounce across miners and oil stocks helped European stocks nudge higher in early trading on Thursday, though carmakers' shares came under pressure after the U.S. launched a probe into auto imports.
* Gains in Shanghai stocks led by Hainan Haiqi Transportation Group Co Ltd and losses by Shanghai Baosight Software Co Ltd
TOKYO, May 24 Japan's Nikkei share average fell to more than two-week lows on Thursday as automakers slumped after the Trump administration launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs.
May 24 Britain's FTSE futures were up 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open on Thursday.
May 24 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 5 points lower at 7,784 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * BRITISH INFLATION: British inflation fell unexpectedly in April, according to data that prompted fresh questions about when the Bank of England would next raise interest rates and pushed sterling to its lowest level against the dollar this year. * BARCLAYS: Barclays Plc is not actively exploring a potential merger with rivals, two sources close to
All American Indices
|.DJI||Dow Jones Industrial Average||23 May 2018||24,886.81||+52.40||+0.21%|
|.IXIC||Nasdaq Composite Index||23 May 2018||7,425.96||+47.50||+0.64%|
|.TRXFLDUSP||Thomson Reuters Equity US Index||23 May 2018||243.78||+0.69||+0.28%|
|.TRXFLDCAP||Thomson Reuters Equity Canada Index||23 May 2018||302.91||-0.31||-0.10%|
|.GSPTSE||S&P/TSX Composite Index||23 May 2018||16,133.80||-10.99||-0.07%|
|.XAX||AMEX Composite Index||23 May 2018||2,708.94||-3.02||-0.11%|
|.MXX||MXSE IPC||23 May 2018||45,776.69||+175.82||+0.39%|