Mar 31, 2015 1:45 PM ET
World markets extended quarterly gains on the earnings optimism in the U.S., monetary support in the euro zone, Japan and China. S&P 500 index extended gains for the ninth quarter in a row. Oil fell as the U.S. led coalition inch closer to a deal with Iran on nuclear talks.
Mar 31, 2015 1:27 PM ET
Charter agreed to acquire Bright House for $10.4 billion. CBRE agreed to buy Johnson Controls’ global workplace solutions business for about $1.48 billion. Endurance agreed to acquire Montpelier for $1.8 billion. Movado net jumped.
Mar 31, 2015 12:46 PM ET
Bertelsmann profit declined 19% to €1.60 billion but revenues climbed 3%. Kingfisher net plunged 19% to £573 million. Mitie forecasted annual loss. Yoox agreed to acquire Net-a-Porter for €719 million.
Mar 31, 2015 10:09 AM ET
On the final day of the quarter, investors in Japan sold positions to adjust portfolio allocation and the weak auto production report weighed on the market sentiment. Passenger car production declined for the eighth month in a row in February.
Mar 31, 2015 9:31 AM ET
Australian market indexes reversed a week-long slump on the hopes that the Bank of China will follow through and provide additional monetary stimulus. Touchcorp, Genetic Signatures and OtherLevels completed public offerings.
Mar 31, 2015 9:13 AM ET
Ashok Leyland sold its loss making subsidiary in Europe. Tiger Global lowered its stake in Just Dial and raised $48 million. Larsen & Toubro received contract for about ₹1,432 crore from the Ministry of Defence. Pidilite agreed to acquire 70% stake in Mumbai-based Nina Waterproofing.
Mar 30, 2015 1:32 PM ET
Merger Monday lifted market indexes on Wall Street and the talks of additional stimulus in China also bolstered indexes in Asia. However, in Europe indexes struggled after Greek bailout plan was deemed inadequate by international lenders.
Mar 30, 2015 1:12 PM ET
AAR net net swung to a loss. Cal-Maine profit surged. Intel is in talks to acquire Altera for about $10 billion. Horizon Pharma agreed to acquire Hyperion Therapeutics for $1.1 billion. UnitedHealth agreed to acquire Catamaran for about $12.8 billion.
Mar 30, 2015 1:26 PM ET
Stocks in Japan jumped and the traded near 120 level against the dollar. Industrial production declined in February by 3.4%. Fujifilm Holdings offered to acquire the U.S. based Cellular Dynamics for $307 million in cash.
Mar 30, 2015 12:04 PM ET
Dufry agreed to acquire majority stake in the rival World Duty Free for €3.6 billion. Holcim divested 27.5% stake in Siam City Cement for 655 million francs. Hamburger Hafen profit soared 9% to €59 million. Quindell agreed to sell its Professional Services division to Slater and Gordon for £637 mn.