Aug 05, 2010 6:01 AM ET
Stocks in China declined after regulators asked banks to conduct stress test for a 60% decline in property prices. Auto sales continued to rise in July, though at a slower pace than in previous months. Cathay Pacificís profit surges. Two plots of land sold in north Shanghai.
Aug 05, 2010 5:52 AM ET
Stocks in Japan rallied to gain on faster-than-estimated growth in U.S. service industries. Office vacancy rate drops from a record high. Horiba plans to put up an emission testing plant in China.
Aug 05, 2010 5:48 AM ET
Stocks in Australia rallied ahead of results from Rio Tinto. Axa Asia Pacific stock halted as it still negotiates with ACC. Intoll gives Canada Pension Board one more week for due diligence. Victoria seeks private builders for its rail tunnel.
Aug 04, 2010 4:09 PM ET
U.S. stocks closed higher after July private sector employment increased. Barnes & Noble seeks a buyer after a pressure from an activist investor. Wheat prices continue to rise as drought in Russia force lower supplies in international markets. The dollar edged higher.
Aug 04, 2010 12:14 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded higher and of the 30 stocks in the Dow, 19 traded higher. Barnes & Noble Inc soared as the takeover battle heats up. Electronic Arts jumped 5% after it reported quarterly profit. Priceline.com surged more than 20% after it estimated higher annual earnings.
Aug 04, 2010 11:28 AM ET
The UK indexes dropped after mixed earnings. The UK shop price inflation remained flat at 1.5%, government net reserves fell $24 million, services growth decelerated, and home prices rose in July. RBS agrees to sell 318 branches to Banco Santander for $2.63 billion.
Aug 04, 2010 10:04 AM ET
The European indexes decline after weaker-than-expected global economic data. Romania to receive next aid tranche from the IMF and the EU but retains key rate at 6.25%. Euro-zone retail sales unchanged in June and service sector growth accelerates in July.
Aug 04, 2010 9:35 AM ET
U.S. stocks trade lower as the worries on the economic recovery resurfaces. U.S. home purchase applications rise 1.3% but private sector employment increases by 42,000 in July. BP says leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico appears to have reached static condition.
Aug 04, 2010 8:43 AM ET
Sensex in India surged to a 30-month high as investors estimate strong revenues at software services companies. GMR Infrastructure agreed to acquire 50% stake in InterGen, a power plant management companies with operations in Europe and Asia. Mumbai industrial plot of 18 acres fetches $175 million.
Aug 04, 2010 6:28 AM ET
Stocks in China region gained after dropping in mid-day trade. China opens its market for gold trade. PMI for non-manufacturing sector gains. Iron ore imports drop in as local production increases. BYD cuts its forecast for the year.