Mar 03, 2011 4:06 PM ET
U.S. indexes gained on a dip in oil and jobless claims declined to the level last seen in May 2008. The crude oil declined to $100 a barrel after Arab leaders work to bring a peace in Libya. J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Limited and Nordstrom reported same store sales gains.
Mar 03, 2011 12:02 PM ET
Big Lots fourth quarter net income gained 4.5% to $110.06 million. H.J. Heinz third quarter net income increased 20% to $273.78 million. Royal Bank of Canada first quarter net income surged 23% to C$1.84 billion. The Kroger fourth quarter net income soared to $278.8 million.
Mar 03, 2011 10:17 AM ET
The UK indexes rebounded after oil prices declined. The UK home prices fell and service sector growth slowed in February. Irish service sector activity improved in February. The UK government approved News Corp.''s merger with BskyB. Japan-based Itochu agreed to acquire Kwik-Fit for £637 million.
Mar 03, 2011 9:38 AM ET
The European indexes soared after the ECB retained key rate; European service sector activity showed mixed trends and retail sales improved. Spanish consumer confidence rose in February. Total agreed to acquire minority stake in Russia-based Novatek for $4 billion.
Mar 03, 2011 9:13 AM ET
U.S. indexes gained after crude oil prices eased for the first time in three days. AIG raised $9.6 billion from sale of MetLife stake.
Mar 03, 2011 6:20 AM ET
Mumbai stocks edged up in a choppy trading as auto sales and two-wheelers sales rise. Bajaj Auto and Hero Honda report sharp gain in unit sales. Cement companies gained after ACC and UltraTech reported higher shipments in February. The latest wholesale price index showed a slight decline.
Mar 03, 2011 5:52 AM ET
Stocks in Shanghai edged lower ahead of plenary meeting this week and approve several economic projects. China has targeted 7% economic growth in the period between 2011 and 2015. China said former Railways Minster Liu is under bribery investigation. Airlines declined.
Mar 03, 2011 5:50 AM ET
Stocks in Japan closed higher on positive U.S. economic data. Panasonic completed the sale of $6 billion bond offering, the largest offering from a non-financial Japanese company. Exporters and automakers led the gainers in Tokyo trading.
Mar 03, 2011 4:44 AM ET
Stocks in Australia edged higher in a quiet trading. Resource and healthcare stocks led the gainers in trading. Australian trade surplus in January narrowed to $1.88 billion and home construction approvals fell 15.9%.
Mar 02, 2011 4:12 AM ET
U.S. stocks traded higher and U.S. lawmakers approve temporary spending bill that will trim budget by $4 billon. A private survey indicated U.S. companies added more jobs in February. Crude oil gained as unrest in Middle East escalates. Spain’s unemployment rebounds above 20% in January.