Jul 12, 2012 11:18 AM ET
Chevron lifted second quarter earnings outlook. Fastenal second quarter increased 19.3% to $112.3 million. Infosys first quarter net rose 8.3% to $416 million. Marriott International second quarter net grew 6% to $143 million.
Jul 12, 2012 10:34 AM ET
The UK indexes slumped after home purchase loans rose in May. Irish economy shrunk in the first quarter and inflation eased in June. Aegis agreed to be acquired by Dentsu for £3.2 billion. Rolls-Royce won $630 million contract from Brazil-based Synergy Aerospace.
Jul 12, 2012 10:07 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo fell for the sixth day in a row after the central bank held its asset purchase and lending program and offered less than expected aggressive response to revive the economy. The yen traded volatile. Asahi Glass plunged after it lowered its fiscal year operating earnings outlook.
Jul 12, 2012 10:08 AM ET
U.S. indexes rose after weekly jobless claims fell, import prices declined in June and foreclosure activity dropped in the first-half. Japan-based Dentsu agreed to acquire UK-based Aegis Group for $4.9 billion.
Jul 12, 2012 9:06 AM ET
Australian indexes turned lower for the sixth day in a row after local employers cut 22,700 jobs in June and unemployment increased to 5.2%. The dollar edged lower ahead of GDP data from China tomorrow.
Jul 12, 2012 8:37 AM ET
The European indexes declined after latest statement from the ECB highlighted downside risks and the European industrial production rebounded unexpectedly. Italy sold €7.5 billion of debt at lower yields. Peugeot estimated loss in the first-half. Greek jobless rate rose to a record in April.
Jul 12, 2012 8:27 AM ET
Greek jobless rate rose to a record high in April. German wholesale price inflation eased but French annual inflation remained unchanged in June. Industrial production in the euro area improved and Dutch exports soared in May.
Jul 11, 2012 4:01 PM ET
U.S. indexes accelerated the decline after the prospect of another stimulus faded. The latest minutes of Fed meeting showed that more action may be needed to lower unemployment rate but also noted most of the jobless rate is driven by structural factors.
Jul 11, 2012 11:34 AM ET
The UK indexes fell after economy remained flat in the June quarter. Burberry plunged despite a rise in quarterly revenues. Rolls-Royce won $280 million worth order from Avianca and Shell acquired remaining outstanding shares in Gasnor for $74 million.
Jul 11, 2012 11:04 AM ET
U.S. indexes traded sideways after trade deficit contracted and wholesale inventories increased in May. Unit Corp agreed to acquire certain oil and natural gas properties from Noble Energy for $617 million.