Apr 24, 2012 9:44 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo extended losses for the fourth day in a row and the yen strengthened. All Nippon Airways surged after the airline plans to double its annual dividend per share to 4 yen. Shinko Electric Industries lowered its annual loss estimate.
Apr 24, 2012 9:09 AM ET
Australian consumer price index increased less than expected 0.1% in the quarter to March and rose 1.6% in the year to the month. The weak reported inflation followed the benign wholesale price index data released on Monday. Newcrest Mining lowered its annual production outlook.
Apr 24, 2012 8:34 AM ET
French confidence improved in April and the index was the highest since November 2010. UK public borrowing rose in March as the government struggles with revenues and fees.
Apr 24, 2012 8:28 AM ET
The European indexes rebounded after debt auctions by Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. French sentiment improved in April. The UK public sector net borrowing rose in March. Shell agreed to buy Cove for £1.12 billion.
Apr 23, 2012 4:18 PM ET
U.S. indexes traded lower and fell more than 1% and the Nasdaq declined as much as 1.7%. Crude oil and gold dropped and the dollar gained. Total of $15 billion of deals were announced in the U.S. and Europe. Hong Kong led the sharp declines in Asian markets.
Apr 23, 2012 11:21 AM ET
BE Aerospace first quarter net surged 37% and reaffirmed 2012 outlook. ConocoPhillips net fell on weak production. Hasbro swung to first quarter net loss on weak sales in North America. Kellogg lowered full year outlook. Xerox quarterly net fell to $269 million.
Apr 23, 2012 10:02 AM ET
U.S. indexes fell after global economic worries weighed on the market. Weak manufacturing in China and the euro area dampened market sentiment despite the release of $15 billion worth of deals in the U.S. and Europe. Pfizer agreed to divest its infant nutrition business to Nestlé for $11.9 billion.
Apr 23, 2012 9:43 AM ET
Stocks and broader indexes in Tokyo fell ahead of comments from the Bank of Japan on Friday. Investors were cautious and speculation mounted that the central bank may expand its $800 billion asset purchase program. Rakuten, the largest e-commerce website operator shut down its site in China.
Apr 23, 2012 9:05 AM ET
Australian stocks edged lower on the first day of a short trading week after producer prices declined in the March quarter. Investors are expecting consumer price index to show an increase of at least 0.6% tomorrow.
Apr 23, 2012 8:33 AM ET
European markets dropped after the latest reading on the private sector activity showed larger than expected weakness in April. French business sentiment index declined. Spanish economy shrank 0.4%, the first quarterly decline after seven quarters of modest growth.