Mar 06, 2012 8:20 AM ET
The OECD area inflation eased to a 10-month low in January. The euro area economy contracted in the fourth quarter. EU private sector productivity rose in February. Norwegian consumer sentiment improved in the first quarter.
Mar 06, 2012 8:19 AM ET
Australian stocks declined after the Reserve Bank of Australia left its key lending rate unchanged at 4.25% for the second month in a row. Resources linked stocks and banks led the decliners. Current account deficit increased in the fourth quarter.
Mar 06, 2012 7:41 AM ET
European indexes declined after the euro zone economy contracted 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Daimler and Volkswagen reported record auto sales in February. Merck quarterly profit tripled.
Mar 05, 2012 4:17 PM ET
Financial markets around the world and commodities declined after China lowered its economic growth outlook in the current year. BP Plc agreed to pay $7.8 billion to settle more than 100,000 claims related to Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Mar 05, 2012 12:50 PM ET
Stocks in Tokyo traded lower after elevated oil prices dragged resource stocks and domestic investors sell stocks. However, China set the lowest economic growth target in eight years and increased defense spending by 11.2%. Sanyo Housing Dropped 6% on a public offering announcement.
Mar 05, 2012 11:28 AM ET
Australian stocks eased and the private measures of inflation declined in February. Resource stocks and commodities prices were lower after China cut its economic outlook but estimated inflation at elevated level. Centro investors filed $200 million class action lawsuit.
Mar 05, 2012 10:49 AM ET
Advanced Micro Devices sells equity stake in GlobalFoundries Inc. AIG will sale of AIA Group Limited shares for $6 billion. Superior Industries fourth quarter net increased to $40.2 million.
Mar 05, 2012 9:53 AM ET
The UK indexes declined after the government net reserves rose and service sector activity slowed in February. British industry group lowered the growth outlook for the current year. Tesco plans to add 20,000 new jobs in the UK over the next two years.
Mar 05, 2012 9:36 AM ET
The U.S. indexes traded lower after China lowered its growth outlook to an eight-year low and banks in the euro zone parked most of the recent new cash with the central bank. Investors are uncertain under what conditions credit default swaps on Greek bonds may trigger.
Mar 05, 2012 9:18 AM ET
Bank deposits at the European Central Bank surged to a record high. Euro area private sector contracted and the French and Italian service sector activity declined in February. Retail sales in the euro area rose unexpectedly in January.