Feb 03, 2012 10:46 AM ET
Japanese stocks declined after a set of weak earnings and uncertainty in the euro zone and ahead of the U.S. jobs report. Nippon Sheet Glass and Oji Paper declined weak quarterly performance. Sumco Cop soared after it announced to eliminate 15% of its staff.
Feb 03, 2012 9:37 AM ET
Australian stocks edged lower and declined in the week for the first time this year. Commodities traded lower. The service sector index expanded at the fastest pace in five months in January. Magma Metals soared after it received a takeover bid from Panoramic Resources.
Feb 02, 2012 4:00 PM ET
U.S. indexes struggled after Fed Chairman Bernanke expression frustration with the recovery and investors digested mixed earnings, January same store retail sales and lower weekly jobless claims. In Europe hopes were high for Greek debt restructuring and Spain raised more than targeted in debt sale.
Feb 02, 2012 12:17 PM ET
The benchmark Nikkei index extended gains for the third day as companies release earnings. Sharp Corp plunged its daily limit after it estimated larger than expected loss. Nomura and Itochu gained after reporting higher than expected net income.
Feb 02, 2012 10:39 AM ET
Cummins fourth quarter net increased to $548 million. Goodrich fourth quarter net soared to $237.9 million. Kellogg fourth quarter net increased to $232 million. Qualcomm first quarter net increased 20% to $1.40 billion. MasterCard fourth quarter net declined to $19 million.
Feb 02, 2012 10:29 AM ET
The UK indexes traded flat after the UK construction sector eased in January. The Irish central bank trimmed growth outlook for 2012. AstraZeneca planned to cut 7,300 jobs.
Feb 02, 2012 9:41 AM ET
The U.S. indexes gained after weekly jobless claims fell 12,000 to 367,000 and labor productivity increased 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2011. American Airlines planned to cut 13,000 jobs. Facebook filed to raise $5 billion in initial public offering.
Feb 02, 2012 9:11 AM ET
Australian stocks gained after a streak of 3-day losses and on the rising exports of commodities to Asia. December exports rose 2% to $27.92 billion and trade surplus widened to $1.71 billion. The supermarket chain Coles said food and liquor sales increased 4.1% in the quarter to December.
Feb 02, 2012 8:06 AM ET
Euro area producer price inflation eased in December. Spanish jobless rate rose in January and Swiss trade surplus soared to record high in 2011. The National Bank of Romania cut interest rate to 5.5%.
Feb 02, 2012 8:03 AM ET
European markets traded mixed after France raised €7.962 billion and Spain sold €4.56 billion of debt at auctions today at lower yields. Xstrata confirmed reports regarding a merger approach from Glencore. Deutsche net plunged 76% and Royal Dutch Shell net declined 4%.