Apr 09, 2015 12:54 PM ET
Alcoa net swung to profit. Apache sell its Australian unit for $2.1 billion. Apogee net surged 73%. Bed Bath & Beyond profit dropped 4%. Buckle March comparable sales slid 0.5%. Costco sales in March fell 2%. Cato same-store sales soared 12%. Walgreens Boots Alliance net surged.
Apr 09, 2015 11:55 AM ET
The increase in German industrial production offered the latest evidence of the growing momentum in the largest economy in the euro zone. Bank of England as expected held its reference interest rate. Mylan offered to buy generic drug maker Perrigo for $28.9 billion.
Apr 09, 2015 10:14 AM ET
Nikkei 225 index in Japan extended the latest advance and closed at a new 15-year high. Weak commodities and yen, supported the gain in indexes. Aeon Mall said revenue in the fiscal year increased 15%. J. Front reported flat sales but earnings tumbled 37%.
Apr 09, 2015 9:33 AM ET
Weakening commodities prices in Australia and international markets dragged stock market indexes in Sydney. Construction industry sector index rebounded in March to show an expansion. AGL Energy agreed to gas delivery deal with BHP and Esso Australia for three years.
Apr 09, 2015 8:51 AM ET
Wireless telecom stocks declined after the regulatory agency lowered the upper limit on the roaming charges. Reliance Industries extended 2-day rally to 7% after the company is said to have discovered new natural gas field at its KG D6 basin. Vertex plans to increase its stake in GVK Power to 15.24%
Apr 08, 2015 8:20 AM ET
U.S. stocks lacked direction and crude oil plunged more than 6% to $50 a barrel. The Fed minutes showed that several rate committee members were inclined to wait for the momentum in inflation and wage growths before lifting rates as early as June.
Apr 08, 2015 1:02 PM ET
Global Payments net soared 14% on 8% increase in revenues. MSC Industrial net jumped 4%. Rite Aid net surged after reduction of deferred tax asset valuation. RPM Intl net swung to a loss but revenues climbed 10%. Team net swung to profit.
Apr 08, 2015 8:13 AM ET
easyJet said passenger traffic in March climbed 7.5% to 5.49 million. Royal Dutch Shell agreed to acquire BG Group for £47 billion. Robert Walters profit in the first-quarter surged 12% to £54 million. Wirecard net climbed 31% to €108 million.
Apr 08, 2015 12:25 PM ET
Nikkei in Tokyo soared to a new 15-year high as Bank of Japan kept its monetary expansion plan unchanged and retail investors supported new buying in the market. Current account surplus widened in February after the trade deficit in the month narrowed. Takashimaya Company met earnings expectations.
Apr 08, 2015 9:02 AM ET
Australian market indexes closed higher and investors shifted focus to the earnings announcements from banks, resource sector stocks and healthcare companies. Aussie dollar closed below U.S. 78 cents and gold and crude oil declined.