Jul 01, 2010 3:44 AM ET
Stocks in China fell for the seventh straight day after a report showed that manufacturing declined more-than-expected in June. Many provinces and cities in China raise minimum wages. Aluminum Corp of China cuts spot alumina price. BoC extended $23 billion bonds maturity.
Jul 08, 2010 3:49 AM ET
Sales rose 11.6% to $476.2 million and net income was $22.6 million or 38 cents a share. comparable sales rose 14%. Gross margin rate for the quarter of 59.4% reflected an increase of 390 basis points above the 55.5% reported last year.Total SG&A expenses increased 2.2%.
Jul 08, 2010 3:37 AM ET
Stocks in Australia rallied after the best quarterly job growth in June. The Australian dollar closed higher. Loading berths at two terminals closed in Hay Point port. Chalco is in talks with Rio Tinto to acquire a stake in Mongolia project.
Jul 13, 2010 3:35 AM ET
The European markets rise for a sixth consecutive session boosted by strong earnings from Alcoa. Moody''s downgrades credit rating of Portugal but reaffirms stable outlook. German inflation eases in June to 5.1% and economic sentiment falls in July. French inflation slackens in June.
Jul 07, 2010 3:34 AM ET
Stocks in Australia traded lower after building industry growth slowed in Australia in June at the fastest pace in 10 months. Aspen makes a revised bid for Sigma Pharmaceuticals. Coal shipments from Newcastle port falls for the week.
Jul 06, 2010 3:31 AM ET
Reserve Bank of Australia left the key interest rate unchanged. Trade surplus widened in May. Aspen''s Sigma bid faces uncertain future. QBE Insurance Group acquires NAU Country Insurance. Australian dollar climbs on optimistic economic view from the Reserve Bank.
Jul 13, 2010 3:29 AM ET
CommVault Systems, Inc. led the decliners in the S&P 500 index with a loss of 26.5%. Plains All American boosts payout by 4%. Dr Pepper Snapple plans to buy back $1 billion in stock. Fastenal posts higher second-quarter profit.
Jul 05, 2010 3:28 AM ET
Stocks traded lower in Australia. Thai Banpu agreed to pay A$2 billion for Centennial Coal Co. Singapore-based Temasek may take a stake in Jupiter Mines’ manganese ore project in South Africa and Wilmar International outbids China’s Bright Foods Group for the sugar unit of CSR Ltd.
Jul 13, 2010 3:28 AM ET
U.S. stocks trade higher on better-than-estimated earnings from Alcoa. U.S. trade deficit widens to $42.3 billion in May. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke noted in a speech that bank lending to small businesses declined. Moody''s downgrades credit rating of Portugal but reaffirms stable outlook.
Jul 12, 2010 3:25 AM ET
The UK indexes gained after GDP expanded and BP reported positive developments. The UK Q1 GDP expanded at 0.3% and borrowing increased in May. BP is negotiating sale of assets and clean-up costs rises to $3.5 billion. Standard Chartered agrees to buy Singapore-based commercial financing unit of GE.