Stocks opened lower on Friday as investors were set to wrap up the first week of the earnings season. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 46 points lower, or 0.2%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite slid 0.1% each. More than 70 S&P 500 companies have reported calendar third-quarter earnings this week. Of those companies, 81% have posted better-than-expected results, FactSet data shows. Weak data from China weighed down the market on Friday. Some of the companies posting stronger-than-forecast results this week include Bank of America, Netflix, J.P. Morgan Chase and Morgan...

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U.S. stock-index futures traded near unchanged Friday morning after data showed Chinas economic growth slowing further in the third quarter, with investors looking for direction at the end of a week that saw equities buoyed by a strong start to corporate earnings reporting season. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 7 points, or less than 0.1%, at 27,000, while the S&P...

Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai sank on Friday after data showed China's economy growing at its slowest pace for almost 30 years. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.48 percent, or 128.91 points, to 26,719.58. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.32 percent, or 39.19 points, to 2,938.14, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 1.17 percent,...

European stocks opened lower Friday morning as traders seek signals as to whether a Brexit deal agreed between the U.K. and EU will pass muster with British lawmakers in parliament. The pan-European Stoxx 600 slipped 0.3% in early trade, autos plunging 2.3% on the back of a profit warning from Renault, while media and utilities stocks each added 0.3%. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed a...

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index closed higher on Friday following rallies on Wall Street in cautious trade ahead of the British parliament's vote on a new Brexit deal. The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.18 percent, or 40.82 points, to 22,492.68, but the broader Topix index was down 0.13 percent, or 2.17 points, at 1,621.99. Source : AFP

Japanese shares inched higher on Friday after high-tech companies jumped on upbeat earnings from Taiwan's TSMC while the overall sentiment was also underpinned after the European Union and Britain struck a severance deal. The Nikkei share average rose 0.77% to 22,624.60, jumping above Tuesday's high to hit a 10 1/2-month high while the broader Topix gained 0.39% to 1,630.52. The Nikkei...

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