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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 21

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

China stocks rise as govt help seen for consumption; Hang Seng up

* Consumer firms up as Beijing signals encouragement of domestic consumption

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SE Asia Stocks-Rise on report of China's plan to slash import tariffs

* 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

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REFILE-Nikkei at 8-mth highs, Wall St rally makes markets less edgy over trade

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.

US STOCKS-Industrials lead Dow to record high; tech boosts S&P, Nasdaq

* Indexes up: Dow 0.95 pct, S&P 0.78 pct, Nasdaq 0.98 pct (Updates to market close)

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks hit new highs as trade worries ease, dollar slips

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.

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Data as of 21 Sep 2018. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
Symb Index Time Last Chg Chg %
.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%
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FTSE 100 7,367.32 + 36.20 +0.49%
DAX 12,326.48 -- --%
CAC 40 5,451.59 + 0.00 +0.00%
TR Europe 180.56 + 2.59 +1.46%
GBP/USD 1.3263 -0.02%
GBP/EUR 1.1254 -0.08%
EUR/USD 1.1783 +0.07%
Gold 1,206.20 +0.00 +0.00%
Oil 70.30 -0.02 -0.03%
Corn 353.50 +1.00 +0.28%
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
CVI.N 3.00to2.00 Outperform
SYX.N 3.00to2.00 Outperform
CSS.N 2.00to1.00 Buy
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
HOFT.OQ 1.00to3.00 Hold
IVTY.OQ 1.20to3.00 Hold
IMH.A 2.00to3.00 Hold