Oct 17, 2008 3:48 PM ET
Indian stocks plunged below 10,000 for the first time in two years led by a fall in financial and realty stocks. Weak investor confidence, tight interbank lending and rising interest rates played to the investor sentiment. Mutual funds redemptions stay at elevated levels.
Oct 17, 2008 4:47 PM ET
U.S. stocks rebounded from the morning descent on weak existing home sales data confirmed the broad trend in the economy. Investors returned to the market in the early afternoon to cover the expiring options. Home builders fell. Google shot up on stronger than expected earnings.
Oct 17, 2008 1:37 PM ET
Advanced Micro rose after the quarterly loss declined. Google surged 9% after quarterly earnings rose 26%. Honeywell fell after earnings rose 16%. ING Groep NV plunged 29% on capital worries. Wilmington Trust rose after net income fell 50%.
Oct 17, 2008 2:36 PM ET
U.S. home starts fell to 26-year lows as difficult lending conditions drive speculators away from the market. Total new homes construction starts has fallen nearly two third from the record in January 2006. Google third quarter sales and earnings rise. European markets ride on a rise in oil prices.
Oct 16, 2008 7:09 PM ET
Shanghai and Hong Kong stocks plunged on the worries that exports from the region will decline as the U.S. enters a recession. The shipping freight rate index, Baltic Dry Index plunged 10% to the lowest in five years and dragged ship liners to 15% decline.
Oct 16, 2008 6:29 PM ET
Japan stocks plummeted 11.4% tracking losses in New York. Construction machiery, financials and exporters fell sharply. Komatsu, Hitachi Construction Machinery and Kubota Corp dropped more than 15%. Prime Minister Aso said that the bank bailout plan may not be sufficient.
Oct 16, 2008 6:02 PM ET
U.S. stock indexes rebounded more than 4% after crude oil fell to as low as $70 a barrel and metal and agriculture commodities prices fell. Bond insurers are preparing plans to participate in the U.S. bailout plan. Ambac and MBIA surge.Google third quarter net rises 26%.
Oct 16, 2008 4:29 PM ET
Australian stocks plunged 6.6% after the weak U.S. retail sales dragged markets in China and Japan. Global market worries dragged the indexes sharply lower in Asia. National Australia Bank reported full-year profit to September will fall 11% to A$3.9 billion from A$4.4 billion a year ago.
Oct 16, 2008 5:33 PM ET
The Bank of England offered liquidity of $254 billion to money markets in UK to restore interbank lending and lower overnight rates. The move only adds to the total government and the BoE intervention of $3 trillion. However, the interbank lending rates are falling but only gradually.
Oct 16, 2008 2:51 PM ET
Stocks in Mumbai fell on the weakness in global markets. Mutual funds in India suffered 77 billion rupees withdrawals in the month. The sharp decline in Sensex and weakness in global markets also forced companies to tap 300 billion rupees. Foreign investor outflow stands at $11 billion in the year.