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October 26, 2007

Global equities see gains to end week


by Elaine Frei
Global equities see gains to end week

Asia-Pacific stocks were higher Friday. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 1.84 percent to 30,405.22, closing over 30,000 for the first time and setting a new closing record after rising to 30,562.63 during the session for an all-time intra-day high. Meanwhile in South Korea the Kopsi index gained 2.6 percent to 3,038.06 for that index’s biggest gain in three weeks.

Elsewhere, the Shanghai Composite was up 0.49 percent to 5,589.63 while Taiwan’s Taiex was 0.66 percent higher to 9,631.51. In Australia the Sydney Ordinaries added 1.08 percent to 6,716.4 and the S&P/ASX200 was up 1.15 percent to 6,700.6. The Straits Times Index was 1.74 percent higher to 3,771.55 in Singapore, while India’s Sensex gained 2.52 percent to 19,243.17. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was up 1.36 percent to 16,505.63, while the Topix index added 1.67 percent to 1,573.97 and the Mothers market jumped 4.73 percent to 930.77.

European markets were also higher. The pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 was 0.62 percent higher to 1,576.75. Frankfurt’s Dax was up 0.21 percent to 7,949.17, while the Paris CAC-40 gained 0.6 percent to 5,794.87 and the IBEX jumped 1.42 percent to 15,603.9. London saw gains on advances in the oil and mining sectors. The FTSE 100 was 1.29 percent higher to 6,661.3 and the FTSE 250 was up 0.25 percent to 11,509.6.

Wall Street was on the rebound at midday on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.52 percent to 13,743.45, while the Nasdaq Composite was 1.29 percent higher to 2,786.34 and the S&P 500 added 0.78 percent to 1,526.26.

Crude oil prices were up again, and precious metals prices gained in New York. Agricultural commodities prices were mixed in afternoon trade.

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