Jun 29, 2012 4:47 PM ET
Stocks on Wall Street surged after European leaders offered emergency steps to support direct bank lending and passed stimulus measures. Commodities led the surge and crude oil soared 9% and gold gained 3%. For the week, the S&P 500 index gained 1.6%.
Jun 29, 2012 9:06 AM ET
Japanese stocks extended gains for the second day as short sellers covered positions and international investors increased exposure to domestic stocks. Nikkei gained 1.5% on Friday but fell 10.7% in the quarter, worst since the third quarter of 2011.
Jun 28, 2012 4:26 PM ET
Stocks on Wall Street closed lower on the weakness. U.S. Supreme Courtís decision to allow universal care to go forward is expected to reshape healthcare industry and political debate. European leaders negotiate to increase fiscal and banking union.
Jun 28, 2012 9:02 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo advanced and the benchmark Nikkei jumped 1.6% to close at a six week high. Retail sales in May increased at a slower pace than in April but were ahead of expectations. Institutional investors increased exposure to domestic stocks.
Jun 27, 2012 4:00 PM ET
U.S. stocks advanced after durable goods orders rose for the first time since February and pending home sales increased. The pace of improvement though small and halted supported market enthusiasm on the rising merger activities.
Jun 27, 2012 11:28 AM ET
Japanese stock indexes increased for the first time after three days of losses on a rebound in consumer focused stocks and home builders. Construction companies gained on the hopes of advance purchases ahead of sales tax increase in 2014.
Jun 26, 2012 4:13 PM ET
U.S. indexes edged higher as European leaders prepare to deepen fiscal and banking union. U.S. consumer confidence dropped to a five-month low and home prices showed a slight improvement in a private but controversial survey. Italy was forced to an aid to a bank for the first time in two years.
Jun 26, 2012 7:40 AM ET
Tokyo stocks declined for the third day in a row and lawmakers in the lower house approve the plan to double sales tax to 10% and the measure is expected to pass in the upper house. Nippon Electric Glass Co declined after it lowered its income outlook.
Jun 25, 2012 4:06 PM ET
On Wall Street stocks declined after investors voiced skepticism about the upcoming meeting of European leaders. Crude oil and commodities extended losses. Microsoft agreed to acquire enterprise networking services provider Yammer for $1.2 billion.
Jun 25, 2012 8:21 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo fell for the second day in a row and retailers, resource and shipping sector stocks led the decline. The yen gained a fraction and energy prices fell as investors question the outcome of the latest meeting of the European leaders.