Mar 31, 2014 3:12 PM ET
U.S. stocks gained and market indexes advanced after Fed Chairwoman offered strong support for the economic stimulus. The tone of the support was welcomed by investors but Yellen’s comments lacked details. Euro zone inflation dipped to the lowest level since November 2009.
Mar 31, 2014 12:03 PM ET
AT&T directors authorized 300 million shares repurchase plan. Cal-Maine net surged 39% and sales climbed 10%. InterOil net swung to a loss. J&J agreed to sell its Ortho-Clinical unit to Carlyle Group for $4 billion. UTi Worldwide net loss narrowed.
Mar 31, 2014 11:12 AM ET
Babcock won £7 billion contract to decommissioned 12 nuclear plants. Glencore signed a port expansion agreement worth $1 billion with Mauritania. ING Groep paid €1.23 billion to Dutch government and plans to resume dividend payments Austria and American Movil.
Mar 31, 2014 10:28 AM ET
Market indexes extended a weeklong rally and industrial output declined 2.3% in February. The latest output data was among a series of economic statistics highlighting weak economic activities in Japan. Japan is set to increase its first sales tax since 1997.
Mar 31, 2014 9:43 AM ET
Market indexes in Australian gained 0.5% today, rose 0.2% in the month and gained 0.8% in the first quarter. Seven Group is set to takeover Nexus Energy for $423 million. Ten Network Holdings reported its worst market share last night.
Mar 31, 2014 9:41 AM ET
Bharat Heavy secured contract worth Rs 125 crore in Uttarakhand. GMR Group filed for initial public offering for its energy unit. Jain Irrigation plans to sell a stake in the food-processing unit to private equity funds. L&T unit won new orders worth Rs 1,009 crore.
Mar 28, 2014 12:22 PM ET
Accenture net plunged 40% but lifted fiscal outlook. BlackBerry net swung to a loss. Caesars sold 7 million shares. Finish Line jumped after profit and revenue surged. Fred''s net plummeted 39%. Red Hat net in the quarter jumped 6%.
Mar 28, 2014 12:06 PM ET
U.S. stocks trimmed weekly losses and tech stocks rebounded. Consumer spending increased for the second month in a row and annual rate of inflation to February month eased to 0.9%. Consumer confidence index dropped less than expected.
Mar 28, 2014 11:18 AM ET
Deutsche Wohnen profit surged 46% and sales climbed 55%. Intesa Sanpaolo annual net swung to a loss €4.55 billion as fourth-quarter loss widened. U.K. insurance companies tumbled after a regulator plans to investigate the sale of 30 million policies between 1970s and 2000.
Mar 28, 2014 10:22 AM ET
The Nikkei index gained 0.5% and extended weekly advance to 3.3% but plunged more than 9% in the quarter. Yahoo Japan will launch its wireless service after the purchase of eAccess for $3.2 billion. Core inflation rate in Japan was unchanged at 1.3% in February and retail sales jumped 3.6%.