US Stocks Rise

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.S. stock market indexes rose in Monday's early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced one percent, the S&P 500 rose nine-tenths of a percent and the NASDAQ gained seven-tenths of a percent.

European stock markets were higher in afternoon trading. London's Financial Times 100 index gained four-tenths of a percent, the CAC-40 in Paris moved up half a percent, and the DAX in Frankfurt jumped eight-tenths of a percent.

Earlier in Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei index rose 1.4 percent , to close at 9,086. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 3.3 percent , to end at 20,260.

The price of gold fell more than $6 to trade at $1,740.16 an ounce.

The dollar was lower against the yen and the euro.