Jun 20, 2012 7:45 AM ET
German producer price inflation slowed more than estimated in May. Economic confidence in Sweden and Danish consumer confidence fell in June. Italian current account deficit narrowed in April.
Jun 20, 2012 7:43 AM ET
European markets cautiously traded higher on the optimism that banking industry integration will break the debt spiral in the highly indebted nations in the region. German producer price inflation eased more than estimated in May.
Jun 19, 2012 4:05 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded higher ahead of Fed meeting conclusion tomorrow on the hopes that the central bank may announce additional stimulus measures. European markets jumped as Spain completed its target bond offering but yields were near 7%. Markets in Asia recalibrated and trimmed gains.
Jun 19, 2012 2:54 PM ET
Discover Financial second quarter dropped 11% to $537 million and FedEx fourth quarter net slides 1% to $550 million. InterDigital sells patent applications to Intel for $375 million in cash. Oracle fourth quarter net soared 8% to $3.45 billion.
Jun 19, 2012 9:50 AM ET
The UK indexes surged more than 1% and annual inflation eased to a 30-month low in May and home prices increased in April. Cable & Wireless secured shareholders approval for the £1.04 billion acquisition offer from Vodafone.
Jun 19, 2012 9:35 AM ET
U.S. indexes gained and housing starts fell. Walgreen agreed to acquire 45% stake in Alliance Boots for $6.7 billion. Air Products agreed to buy stake in Chile-based Indura for $884 million. Brookfield Office agreed to purchase office buildings in London for $829 million. Oracle net rose 8%.
Jun 19, 2012 9:31 AM ET
Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots GmbH entered into a strategic transaction that will create a global pharmaceutical leader with 11,000 stores in 12 countries and presence in 25 nations and 370 distribution centers and serve 170,000 pharmacies.
Jun 19, 2012 7:42 AM ET
Stocks in Japan trimmed half the gains of Monday after investors focused on the widening contagion in the euro zone. Sharp Corp gained on the hopes that Hon Hai may increase its stake in the company. Steelmakers fell on the price decline worries.
Jun 19, 2012 7:10 AM ET
The European indexes rose after Samaras inched closer to forming a coalition government in Greece and Spain sold €3 billion of bonds auction at record yields. Danone plunged 6.8% after lowering its operating margin target for the current fiscal year.
Jun 19, 2012 7:09 AM ET
Construction output in the euro area fell in April. German economic confidence worsened and French business sentiment slid in June. Swedish jobless rate rose in May.