Sept 21 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 21 points higher at 7,389 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc is in talks to sell its assets in a Gulf of Mexico oilfield to Focus Oil to pay for its takeover of BG Group Plc, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with matter. * SKY: A protracted $34 billion bidding war for European broadcaster Sky between U.S. rivals Comcast and Twenty-First Century Fox is l
* Consumer firms up as Beijing signals encouragement of domestic consumption
* Markets shake off wider trade war concerns * Philippine shares snap three-day losing streak * Thai shares up for a fourth day By Sumeet Gaikwad Sept 21 Philippine shares jumped on Friday after a report that China would cut import tariffs for most of its trading partners, sidelining wider trade war worries, while Singapore shares hit their highest in over two weeks. China plans to reduce the average tariff rate on imports from most of its trading partners a
TOKYO, Sept 21 Japan's Nikkei advanced to fresh eight-month highs led by an upbeat Wall Street performance, with commodity stocks rising as investors appeared to gravitate to the view that the U.S.-China trade row would be less damaging to growth than first feared.
* Indexes up: Dow 0.95 pct, S&P 0.78 pct, Nasdaq 0.98 pct (Updates to market close)
NEW YORK, Sept 20 World stock markets rallied on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 setting new highs, while the U.S. dollar slipped as investors viewed this week's fresh U.S. and Chinese tariffs on imports as less harsh than initially feared.
All American Indices
|.DJI||Dow Jones Industrial Average||20 Sep 2018||26,656.98||+251.22||+0.95%|
|.IXIC||Nasdaq Composite Index||20 Sep 2018||8,028.23||--||--%|
|.TRXFLDUSP||Thomson Reuters Equity US Index||20 Sep 2018||260.89||+2.06||+0.80%|
|.TRXFLDCAP||Thomson Reuters Equity Canada Index||20 Sep 2018||303.55||+1.16||+0.38%|
|.GSPTSE||S&P/TSX Composite Index||20 Sep 2018||16,214.75||+64.83||+0.40%|
|.XAX||AMEX Composite Index||20 Sep 2018||2,675.45||+0.00||+0.00%|
|.MXX||MXSE IPC||20 Sep 2018||49,510.78||-80.01||-0.16%|