Aug 08, 2011 7:16 AM ET
Australian stocks extended losses by 3% and the benchmark index fell for the fifth day in a row to drop below 4,000 for the first time in two years. The benchmark index is down more than 20% from its peak and in bear territory as resources linked companies and banks declined.
Aug 08, 2011 2:41 AM ET
The specialty coffee and coffeemakers company stated net quarterly sales soared 127% to $717.2 million. Net income in the quarter surged 206% to $56.3 million driven by strong revenue growth. Earnings per diluted share rose to 37 cents versus 13 cents per share a year-ago quarter.
Aug 06, 2011 9:56 AM ET
Standard & Poor’s lowered its rating by one notch for the U.S. long term debt with a negative outlook. The U.S. was removed from its highest rating for the first time after seventy years and the rating agency blamed on the lack of new revenues and not sufficient spending cuts in the next ten years.
Aug 05, 2011 4:36 PM ET
Stocks gyrated in the day with losses and gains as high as 2% after employment picture improved in July. The unemployment rate declined but stayed elevated raising doubts about the economic health. In earnings, AIG swung to profit and Procter & Gamble net rose 15%. European markets trimmed losses.
Aug 05, 2011 1:16 PM ET
AIG reported second quarter net income of $1.84 billion. HollyFrontier second quarter net income soared 191% to $192 million. Imperial Sugar third quarter net loss widened. Procter & Gamble fourth quarter net income increased 15% to $2.51 billion. Viacom third quarter net earnings rose to $574 mn.
Aug 06, 2011 7:18 AM ET
The UK indexes slumped 2.7% on Friday, dropped 10% in the week and plunged 14% from the May peak. The UK home prices rose and output price inflation climbed in July. Hunting agreed to acquire TSI Acquisition for $775 million. Prudential first-half net surged but RBS swung to quarterly loss.
Aug 05, 2011 10:26 AM ET
Stocks in Japan plunged after struggling for two weeks and closed down 3.7% on Friday, declined 5.4% in the week and dropped 9% in the year. The rising prospects of the U.S. sliding in recession and Europe’s inability to tackle debt stress also contributed to the market jitters.
Aug 05, 2011 10:06 AM ET
U.S. indexes traded higher after better than estimated employment net gains of 117,000 jobs in July and jobless rate fell to 9.1%. AIG swung to quarterly profit and Procter & Gamble net rose 15%. Priceline.com surged 11%.
Aug 05, 2011 8:46 AM ET
Industrial production in the euro area was mixed with German output falling unexpectedly in June. French deficit narrowed in June. Swiss inflation eased and Greek inflation slackened in July. Italy''s gross domestic product expanded at 0.3% and Spanish economy eased in the second quarter.
Aug 05, 2011 8:41 AM ET
The European markets entered bear phase with the indexes in Italy, Spain and Switzerland hit 2-year lows and near 20% declines from the peaks. UK, France and Germany indexes are down 10% in the year on the growing inability of the euro-zone to tackle debt contagion. Allianz quarterly profit declined.