Mar 15, 2012 4:07 PM ET
U.S. indexes advanced and the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq added 0.5%. The S&P 500 index crossed 1,400 for the first time since June 2008. The European indexes also extended rally with the benchmark index in Germany up 21% in the year so far.
Mar 15, 2012 11:33 AM ET
U.S. stocks traded sideways in early trading after jobless claims dropped to a 4-year low, producer prices increased 0.4% in February and manufacturing in the Northeast advanced. Foreclosure filings declined 8% in February.
Mar 15, 2012 10:14 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo closed higher for the third day in a row and extended eight month high as the yen dropped to a 11-month low. Mazda Motor soared after its newly released sports utility vehicle exceeded monthly sales target.
Mar 14, 2012 4:02 PM ET
U.S. indexes rested after advancing for five days in a row that sparked a world markets rally. Banks were in focus after Fed released results of the latest stress test. Gold dropped more than 3% but crude oil hovered $100 in New York trading.
Mar 14, 2012 10:11 AM ET
The benchmark index Nikkei in Tokyo jumped 1.5% and closed above 10,000 for the first time in seven months. Weakening yen and improving U.S. economic outlook lifted the index as fund managers prepare for the end of fiscal year.
Mar 13, 2012 7:13 PM ET
U.S. indexes gained nearly 2% after retail sales confirmed the improving economic climate and Fed offered mildly positive assessment. Copper and commodities advanced. The tech heavy Nasdaq trades at a new high since 2000 and the narrow Dow index reaches the high not seen since December 2007.
Mar 13, 2012 9:47 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo trading trimmed gains after the central bank left its asset purchase program intact and offered loans in the U.S. dollars denomination. Auto headlights makers declined on the price fixing investigation.
Mar 12, 2012 10:24 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo reversed the earlier gains and closed lower. Asahi Kasei agreed to acquire Zoll Medical Corp for $2.2 billion. Hi-Lex Corp estimated lower than expected net income in the quarter ending in January.
Mar 09, 2012 4:29 PM ET
U.S. stocks advanced and broader indexes are set to extend gains for the fourth week in a row. Greece’s landmark bond swap deal with 86% participation triggered $3 billion in credit default swaps. China’s inflation eased to a 20-month low.
Mar 09, 2012 9:55 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo advanced for the second day in a row after China reported easing of inflation and Greece debt swap attracted higher than expected participation. Steelmakers and infrastructure stocks led the gainers. The yen traded near 9-month high.