Feb 13, 2012 4:38 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded higher after indexes declined for the first time last week as investors focused on domestic earnings and events. Industrials, energy and technology sectors led the broad rally today. Oil jumped above $100 on new tension linked to Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Feb 13, 2012 9:37 AM ET
The Nikkei index gained after losses for two days in a row. The GDP in December quarter shrank at 0.6% on weaker than expected exports. Fanuc advanced after the company plans to double its machine tools capacity at a plant near Tokyo. Tepco estimated higher loss.
Feb 10, 2012 5:46 PM ET
World markets slide after Greek turmoil put investors on edge. Market indexes in Europe and in New York dropped 1% or more and commodities declined. The U.S. trade deficit surged on rising imports from China and growing purchase of crude oil.
Feb 10, 2012 10:14 AM ET
Stocks in Japan declined and market averages edged lower as corporations reported mixed earnings. Softbank surged on the prospects of China based Alibaba.com going private. Freight shipping companies gained on the price hike for container shipments.
Feb 09, 2012 4:05 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded higher on positive domestic earnings and renewed market optimism. Greek negotiations reached next hurdle as lawmakers prepare to approve agreement with international lenders this weekend. Inflation in China surged to a seven month high.
Feb 09, 2012 10:02 AM ET
Japanese stock indexes were nearly unchanged and foreign investors added to stocks for the sixth week in a row. Nissan Motor Co said quarterly operating profit increased 3.6%. Daikin Industries Ltd lowered its annual income outlook.
Feb 08, 2012 4:26 PM ET
Global markets Struggled as Greek debt negotiations stall with deadline looming and cost of bailout increase. BHP Billiton reported a record revenues and strong earnings of $9.94 billion in the first half on the sustained Chinese demand for iron ore. Caesars Entertainment public offering shots up.
Feb 08, 2012 10:07 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo gained after Toyota Motor estimated 200 billion profit in the current fiscal year. The Nikkei index closed above 9,000 for the first time in three months on the back of a sustained rise in world market indexes.
Feb 07, 2012 5:08 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded higher as investors focused on the earnings from global corporations Yum Brands, Becton Dixon, Coca-Cola and Arcelor Mittal. The merger agreement between Glencore and Xstrata received lukewarm reception from minority shareholders.
Feb 07, 2012 10:16 AM ET
Stocks in Japan traded sideways after Japan Tobacco lifted its annual outlook and Dainippon Screen Manufacturing indicated weak orders in the current quarter. After the close, Toyota Motor reported better than expected unit sales and rising revenues.