Aug 30, 2012 4:09 PM ET
World markets were on the defensive after latest economic data from the euro zone, Japan, South Korea showed more weakness and the U.S. personal spending rose the most in five months and income gained for the eighth month in a row. Carlyle keeps the offensive in deal making.
Aug 30, 2012 10:53 AM ET
Bio-Reference declined but net soared 25%. Networking gear maker Ciena declined on weak sales outlook. Costco reported sales increase in August. Greif net declined 39% and lowered fiscal outlook. Pandora Media jumped.
Aug 30, 2012 10:22 AM ET
The UK indexes slid in listless trading and mortgage approvals rose in July. Accenture agreed to acquire Singapore-based NewsPage. Barclays appointed Antony Jenkins as a director and chief executive. JJB Sports plunged 82% after deciding to seek a buyer.
Aug 30, 2012 10:16 AM ET
The benchmark index in Tokyo declined 1% after retail sales fell in July and on a decelerating auto sales growth and stagnant wages. Construction machinery stocks declined after iron ore prices fell to the low last seen in 2009.
Aug 30, 2012 10:00 AM ET
U.S. indexes fell after weekly jobless claims remained unchanged at 374,000 and personal income rose in July. Carlyle Group agreed to purchase DuPont Performance Coatings for $4.9 billion. Darden Restaurants completed acquisition of Yard House USA.
Aug 30, 2012 9:14 AM ET
Australian stocks closed lower as iron ore prices declined to a 3-year low. Fortescue chairman, Andrew Forrest increased stake in the third largest iron ore company for the second day in a row. Building approvals dropped 17.3% in July and private sector capital spending increase slowed to 3.4% rise.
Aug 30, 2012 8:18 AM ET
Carrefour net loss narrowed and INDUS group sales rose to €540.7 million in the first-half. Pernod Ricard full-year net profit rose 10% to €1.201 billion on better operating performance.
Aug 30, 2012 9:10 AM ET
The European indexes declined and German unemployment rate held at 6.8%. Italy raised €7.29 billion in a bond auction today at lower borrowing costs. Scotiabank agreed to acquire ING Direct for C$3.1 billion. Carrefour net loss narrowed in the first-half.
Aug 30, 2012 7:52 AM ET
Euro zone sentiment weakened, German unemployment rate held at 6.8%, Spanish inflation rose and Danish industrial confidence deteriorated in August. Swedish current account surplus declined in the second quarter.
Aug 29, 2012 4:02 PM ET
World markets were in a holding pattern ahead of central bankers gathering. Corporate deal making was in full swing after Japan based air-conditioner maker agreed to acquire the U.S. based Goodman Global for $3.7 billion. Oil futures fell as Hurricane Isaac misses oil platforms.