Mar 02, 2012 10:51 AM ET
Japanese stocks traded higher as the weaker yen lifted auto makers and electronics exporters and shipping companies advanced on the hopes of rising freight to Europe. Tepco is said to have agreed to exchange a majority stake in the company for 1 trillion yen from the government.
Mar 01, 2012 4:12 PM ET
U.S. stocks and commodities gained after construction spending and manufacturing indexes fell. Auto sales surged in February and same store sales at select retail chains were ahead of expectations. European ministers approved the rescue fund bond issuance.
Mar 01, 2012 10:06 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo edged lower for the second day in a row after the yen softened and capital spending rose 7.6% in the December quarter. Softbank won a new spectrum license to expand data services.