Sep 30, 2014 1:59 PM ET
Stocks in Tokyo responded to the latest economic data. Retail sales increase of 1.9%, ahead of expectations, and jobless rate decreased to 3.5%. Industrial production declined 1.5% unexpectedly. The yen declined traded above 109 level against one dollar.
Sep 30, 2014 12:50 PM ET
eBay to separate its marketplace and PayPal businesses in 2015. Johnson & Johnson plans to acquire privately held Alios BioPharma for $1.8 billion. Walgreen net swung to a loss.
Sep 30, 2014 12:17 PM ET
Powerflute profit surged 68% on 10% climbing of revenue and agreed to acquire Corenso for €81 million from Stora Enso. Royal Bank lowered impairments for fiscal 2014 of £1 billion. Saga profit tumbled 68% to £22 million. Wolseley profit soared 70.3% to £504 million.
Sep 30, 2014 11:46 AM ET
Australian stocks advanced and a rebound in banks led the gainers. Aussie dollar traded near its yearly low. Recall Holdings soared on takeover speculation.
Sep 30, 2014 10:08 AM ET
Financial Technologies agreed to sell 15% stake in MCX to Kotak Mahindra Bank. HCL Infosystems net loss widened. L&T secured new orders worth Rs 1,423 crore in September. Strides Arcolab sells 25.1% stake in Stelis Biopharma.
Sep 29, 2014 2:27 PM ET
U.S. indexes opened sharply lower but by mid-day trimmed losses and the dollar advanced after protests erupted in Hong Kong against China rule. Tibco Software agreed to a $4.3 billion private-equity offer. SoftBank pursuit of DreamWorks Animation that many believe may never lead to deal.
Sep 29, 2014 1:11 PM ET
Stocks in Tokyo gained after the yen declined to a new low in the year and exporters gained. SoftBank offered 30% premium to DreamWorks Animation and valued the U.S. based studio for $3.4 billion.
Sep 29, 2014 7:40 AM ET
AMAG Pharma agreed to buy privately held healthcare company Lumara for $675 million. Cal-Maine net surged. DreamWorks surged after Softbank offered $3.4 billion. Encana agreed to acquire Texas-based oil group for $6 billion. NiSource spins off gas pipelines business.
Sep 29, 2014 11:37 AM ET
Balfour Beatty again lowered profit forecast by £75 million, third time revised lower in five-months. MJ Gleeson profit jumped 50% to €17 million. Nestle agreed to sell its baby food brands in Germany. Globo net surged 38% to €17 million.
Sep 29, 2014 10:33 AM ET
Australian stocks extended five-week long losses and the Aussie dollar dropped to an eight-week low. Banks led the decliners after Reserve Bank of Australia signalled more scrutiny for home loans. Treasury Wine Estates ended talks to sell the company.