Sep 25, 2012 5:24 PM ET
U.S. stocks drifted lower at close after a Fed official criticized the latest stimulus plan from the Fed and Caterpillar lowered its outlook in 2015. Metropolitan home prices in twenty largest cities increased for the third month in a row.
Sep 25, 2012 9:52 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo advanced ahead of the interim dividend deadline. Machinery and equipment makers declined after Caterpillar lowered its 2015 outlook. Panasonic, Toyota and Sony were among the companies the closed higher ahead of going ex-dividend tomorrow.
Sep 24, 2012 4:04 PM ET
U.S. indexes were firm as attention in Europe shifts to a broader economic decline as France and Spain struggle to release budgets that meet the European Union guidelines and contain the widening unemployment. Yields on the U.S. Treasuries and prices of gold, copper and crude oil fell.
Sep 24, 2012 10:53 AM ET
The Nikkei index in Tokyo edged lower after international trading offered weak outlook and gathering storms on relationship with China. Toyota resumes production at all nine factories in China today. All Nippon Airways plans to order 11 Dreamiliners from Boeing at list price of $3.3 billion.
Sep 21, 2012 4:57 PM ET
World markets consolidate after solid advances in the last two weeks powered by moves from central banks. The S&P 500 index closed down for the first time in three weeks. Gold and oil rebounded. Glencore delays Xstrata merger plan. Japan Airlines sinks below its offer price.
Sep 21, 2012 11:47 AM ET
Stocks rebounded in Tokyo after falling the most in three weeks as investors turned focus to domestic companies and defensive sectors. Sharp Corp surged 5% on reports that the company is in talks with Intel Corp. Japan Tobacco gained 3%.
Sep 20, 2012 4:18 PM ET
World markets and indexes in New York closed down after economic data from the euro zone, China and Japan indicated weakening outlook. Global deal making continues despite market uncertainties. The U.S. dollar strengthened, oil decreased and gold and copper eased.
Sep 20, 2012 9:57 AM ET
The benchmark index in Tokyo dropped the most in three months after the latest economic data from China indicated a slowdown in manufacturing. The fall in exports and imports widened the August month trade deficit in Japan.
Sep 19, 2012 4:11 PM ET
Markets in New York and around the world were on the upswing after Bank of Japan decided to ease monetary stance and existing home sales increased to a rate last seen 2-years ago. Oil declined for the third day in a row on the global growth worries.
Sep 19, 2012 9:49 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo surged after the Bank of Japan expanded its asset purchase program to provide additional liquidity and inflate asset prices. Several large Japanese companies resumed production and reopened stores after anti-Japanese protests subside.