Sep 19, 2012 10:22 AM ET
U.S. indexes gained after housing markets showed the signs of healing. Blackstone agreed to buy residential security provider Vivint for $2 billion and B2Gold agreed to acquire CGA Mining for C$1.1 billion. General Mills quarterly earnings soared 35%.
Sep 19, 2012 9:49 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo surged after the Bank of Japan expanded its asset purchase program to provide additional liquidity and inflate asset prices. Several large Japanese companies resumed production and reopened stores after anti-Japanese protests subside.
Sep 19, 2012 8:34 AM ET
The European indexes pared early morning gains and Germany raised €4.084 billion from the sale of its two-year note at positive yields. Spain faces more pressure from policymakers to request for a bailout.
Sep 19, 2012 8:09 AM ET
Australian markets closed higher following a rally in Asian markets after Bank of Japan expanded asset purchase program. Resource and financial stocks traded higher. The Australian dollar gained against yen.
Sep 19, 2012 7:40 AM ET
Euro zone construction output fell and French leading economic index rebounded in July. Economic expectations in Switzerland declined slightly in September.
Sep 19, 2012 7:06 AM ET
Inditex first-half earnings surged 32% to €944 million. Michelin confirmed its fiscal year guidance. Syngenta agreed to acquire U.S.-based Pasteuria Bioscience for $86 million.
Sep 18, 2012 5:50 PM ET
World markets eased after the euro zone worries resurfaced and Spain restrained from asking for a larger bailout with conditions of more spending cuts. Mortgage lending dropped to 1 16-year low as the housing market continues to struggle. Oil eased on the second day.
Sep 18, 2012 1:01 PM ET
Markets in Tokyo closed lower after China linked companies plunged the most. Fast Retailing, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Sony were among the large companies that were forced to shutter factories and stores in China after anti-Japanese demonstrations spread to dozens of cities.
Sep 18, 2012 11:26 AM ET
Australian markets consolidated gains. Fortescue Metals won debt refinancing for its $4.5 billion debt portion and delayed its earliest payment to November 2015 as iron ore prices slide and the outlook remains uncertain.
Sep 18, 2012 11:11 AM ET
The UK indexes eased as the euro zone worries resurfaced. The UK annual inflation eased to 2.5% in August and home prices increased 2% annually in July.