Apr 16, 2012 11:18 AM ET
U.S. indexes traded sideways and retail sales rose more than estimated in March. Home builder confidence declined in April. Goldman Sachs agreed to sell ICBC stake to Temasek for $2.3 billion. Stratasys and Objet agreed to merge in a $1.4 billion all-stock transaction.
Apr 16, 2012 10:49 AM ET
Australian stocks fell after business lending declined for the fourth month in a row in February. Whitehaven Coal completed the purchase of Aston Resources. Linc Energy announced a joint venture to explore natural gas in China.
Apr 16, 2012 9:58 AM ET
Euro area trade balance swung to a surplus, employment in the German manufacturing sector and Italian exports increased in February. Danish output prices climbed and Norwegian trade surplus rose to a record high in March.
Apr 16, 2012 11:40 AM ET
The European indexes pared gains as investors focused on the rising bond yields. GDF acquired remaining 30% stake in International Power for £6.4 billion. Henkel rose after reiterating fiscal 2012 growth outlook.
Apr 13, 2012 3:59 PM ET
U.S. stocks declined after Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase reported better than expected earnings but rising expenses worries outweighed. Sentiment was weak after credit default swap on Spanish bonds rose to a record high and China reported weakest quarterly economic growth in nearly four years.
Apr 13, 2012 12:18 PM ET
Coinstar soar on first quarter guidance. Google first quarter net surged 61% to $2.89 billion. Infosys declined on lowered fiscal revenue outlook. iGATE first quarter net soared 34.6%. JPMorgan first quarter net fell 3% to $5.4 billion. Wells Fargo first quarter net increased 13% to $4.02 billion.
Apr 13, 2012 10:35 AM ET
The UK indexes declined tracking weaker-than-estimated Chinese economic data. UK factory gate inflation eased to a two-year low in March.
Apr 13, 2012 9:52 AM ET
U.S. indexes edged lower after consumer prices rose 0.3% in March. Weak global economic data did not boost investor sentiment. JPMorgan quarterly net fell on 6% rise in revenues and Wells Fargo profit increased 11%.
Apr 13, 2012 8:42 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo gained for the second day in a row and market indexes advanced 1.2% on Friday. For the week, the Nikkei edged down 0.5% and held on to gains of 14% in the year so far. Sony Corp extended losses for the third day.
Apr 13, 2012 8:01 AM ET
Australian indexes closed higher and barely gained in the week as commodities prices advanced. Qantas chief executive backed the second airport proposal in Sydney. ANZ lifted rates again and broke ranks with the Reserve Bank.