Jan 31, 2014 12:54 PM ET
U.S. and World markets accelerated the decline on the last day of January. For the year, S&P 500 index is down 3.4%, major markets in Europe declined 3% and indexes in Japan closed down 8.5%. Hong Kong index fell 5.5% and index in India dropped 3.1%.
Jan 31, 2014 2:03 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo declined 0.6% on Friday, fell 3.1% in the week and plunged 8.5% in January. Industrial output in December increased 1.1%. Consumer prices in Japan increased 1.6% and core inflation rose 1.3% from a year ago.
Jan 31, 2014 12:33 PM ET
3M net surged 57%. Amazon net surged 146% and revenue soared 20%. Chevron declined after net tumbled 33%. Colgate net dropped 6%. Google profit climbed 16%. L-3 Communications net declined 8%. MasterCard net rose 3% and revenue jumped 12%.
Jan 31, 2014 10:41 AM ET
Australian stocks in January declined for the first time in four years as emerging markets struggle and China engineers a slowdown. David Jones rejected unsolicited merger offer from Myer Holdings.
Jan 31, 2014 10:05 AM ET
BT Group profit jumped 6% to £617 million. Electrolux said net in the quarter swung to a loss. LVMH net rose to €3.4 billion and revenue jumped 4% to €29 billion. Shell plans to sell its 23% stake in Brazil offshore oilfield to Qatar Petroleum for $1 billion.
Jan 31, 2014 9:30 AM ET
Adani Entp net tumbled 84%. Hero Motocorp profit jumped 8% after sales climbed 11%. Motherson Sumi net surged 143% and sales soared 21%. NLC profit climbed 121%. PNB surged after non-performing loan ratio fell and profit declined. Union Bank net climbed 15%.
Jan 30, 2014 11:01 AM ET
Exxon Mobil net declined 16%. Google agreed to sell its Motorola division to Lenovo for $2.9 billion. UPS net swung to a profit of $1.17 billion. Visa net declined 28.3% after revenue climbed 9%.
Jan 30, 2014 10:33 AM ET
Nikkei stock average in Tokyo dropped 2.5% and the yen strengthened as currencies in emerging markets declined. Nomura Holdings profit more than doubled. Central Japan Railway Company revenues rose 3.9%. Nippon Steel swung to profit.
Jan 30, 2014 2:24 AM ET
BSkyB profit plunged 16% to £411 million. Dassault plans to acquire the U.S.-based Accelrys for $750 million. Diageo profit jumped 5% to £1.65 billion. Givaudan net in the year soared 20% to 490 million francs and increase dividend by 30%.
Jan 30, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Australian stocks were swept lower with the emerging markets weakness and the Aussie dollar declined further. Home sales in Australia jumped 14.4% in 2013 and import and export prices in December eased 0.5%.