Jul 19, 2012 11:04 AM ET
The UK indexes were nearly flat as regulators around the world widen the Libor scandal investigation. UK gross mortgage lending declined but retail sales increased in June. Kingfisher slumped 2.6% on weak outlook.
Jul 19, 2012 11:55 AM ET
Capital One second quarter net plunged 90% and eBay second quarter net jumped 144% to $692 million. Johnson Controls net surged 17% and Morgan Stanley net swung to $564 million profit. Verizon second quarter net climbed 13.7% to $1.83 billion.
Jul 19, 2012 10:11 AM ET
U.S. indexes edged higher driven by better-than-anticipated earnings but weekly jobless claims jumped 34,000 to 386,000. UnitedHealth lifted full-year outlook and Morgan Stanley swung to profit. Fab.com raised $105 million that valued the online retailer at $1 billion.
Jul 19, 2012 8:40 AM ET
Stocks in Japan closed higher in thin trading and the yen gained for the second day in a row against the dollar and the euro. Advantest and Tokyo Electron jumped after Intel lowered sales outlook below expectations.
Jul 19, 2012 8:12 AM ET
Australian indexes, resource stocks and dollar advanced after oil futures rose for the seventh day in a row. The ASX 200 index increased 2% and the Australian dollar hit a new high against the euro and reached a high since May.
Jul 19, 2012 10:27 AM ET
Akzo Nobel climbed after second quarter revenues increased 8% and net income fell less than expected 22%. Alstom SA said first quarter new orders increased 20% and sales surged 6%. Electrolux AB gained after quarterly net rose 36%.
Jul 19, 2012 10:19 AM ET
Spain raised €2.98 billion but in secondary markets surged to a sixteen-year high. Veolia agreed to sell its U.S. solid waste business for $1.9 billion. Repsol agreed to divest its Chilean business for $540 million.
Jul 19, 2012 7:45 AM ET
Euro area current account surplus climbed in May. Swiss trade surplus rose in the second quarter. Dutch consumer sentiment improved in July but jobless rate increased in June.
Jul 18, 2012 4:07 PM ET
U.S. indexes gained after two housing reports showed improvements. Bank of America said it plans to cut a total of $8 billion by 2015 and improved its Tier 1 ratio. Capital One agreed to pay $210 million from charges related to misleading customers.
Jul 18, 2012 11:17 AM ET
Stocks in Japan declined as the yen edged lower from its one-month peak. The Nikkei index traded below its 25-day moving average and few export sensitive stocks closed higher. Electric utilities declined after two nuclear power plants were found to be on top of n active fault line.