Dec 29, 2010 10:42 AM ET
The UK indexes fell and housing equity injections increased in the third quarter. Anglo American plc agreed to invest as much as $700 million in an iron ore project in Brazil. Smith & Nephew declined 2% after U.S. regulatory inquiry.
Dec 29, 2010 10:00 AM ET
The European indexes rose to two-year highs after euro-zone money supply improved in November. German consumer price index climbed 1.7% in December. Spanish retail sales fell and Swedish trade surplus improved in November. Skanska agreed to sell its 50% share in PPP Highway Autopista Central.
Dec 29, 2010 9:33 AM ET
U.S. stock index traded higher as markets in Europe trade near two-year high and Asian markets retained momentum. China cuts rare earth minerals export quota by 35%. Air travel disruption continued on the third day after East Coast snowstorm.
Dec 29, 2010 9:37 AM ET
Stocks in Mumbai surged more than 1% on higher traded volumes ahead of the derivatives contracts expiry on Thursday. Punjab and Sind Bank fixed its public offering price. Record grain harvesting is expected in the current fiscal year surpassig the previous record in 2009.
Dec 29, 2010 5:39 AM ET
Australian stock index closed flat as miners fell despite a rise in precious metals prices. Tower Australia recommended $1.76 billion takeover offer from Dai-ichi Life. Rains bring down coal production in Australia and Darlymple Bay Coal terminal suspends operations.
Dec 29, 2010 5:23 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo gained on earnings outlook. Holdings of Japanese government bonds by overseas investors surged 6% to 57.5 trillion yen in the September quarter. Purchase of television sets surges 255% in November ahead of expiry of government incentives.
Dec 29, 2010 4:51 AM ET
Hong Kong’s benchmark index surged more than 1.5% while indexes in China rose less than 0.7%. Home prices in Shanghai continue to rise in December. China increases sales tax on smaller cars as the economy avoids the global markets crisis.
Dec 28, 2010 4:20 PM ET
U.S. eked out fraction gains as Treasuries fell after weaker than expected demand at the latest $35 billion five-year auction. Holiday retail sales were ahead of expectations. Gold surged and silver closed at a record after consumer confidence dropped and home price index fell.
Dec 28, 2010 10:02 AM ET
The European indexes climbed after French GDP rose 0.3% in the third quarter. German industry group lifted industrial sector growth forecast for 2011. Swiss UBS consumption fell and Swedish retail sales slackened in November. Alcatel-Lucent agreed to pay $137 million to settle U.S. bribery cases.
Dec 28, 2010 11:47 AM ET
U.S. indexes traded flat after holiday retail sales rose more than expected. Apparel and jewelry sales drove the holiday purchases and higher discounts attracted more shoppers online. Consumer confidence index declined in December and metropolitan home price index fell 1% in October.