Jan 21, 2013 10:31 AM ET
Nikkei and Topix in Tokyo closed lower ahead of the Bank of Japan announcement tomorrow. Widespread expectation of inflation target revision to 2% has been priced in the latest market rally of 26% in two months that stretched automakers by as much as 40%.
Jan 21, 2013 9:37 AM ET
Bhushan Steel third quarter net profit declined 20% and Finolex net swung to profit. HDFC net profit in the quarter jumped 27.5% and NTPC third quarter net profit climbed 22%. Reliance Industries net profit third quarter profit jumped 23.9%, ahead of expectations.
Jan 18, 2013 2:46 PM ET
Markets in New York and Europe traded sideways and in Asia jumped. The latest batch of mixed earnings report failed to lift sentiment and lawmakers struggled to patch differences on debt ceiling negotiation. China rebounded after a two-year slowdown.
Jan 17, 2013 2:49 PM ET
Market averages in New York reached to a five-year high on the economic optimism and better than expected earnings. Banks reported sharp fall in earnings and new batch of regulatory charges. BlackRock and EBay rose on earnings. Home builders advanced to a 5-year high.
Jan 16, 2013 3:44 PM ET
Indexes in New York held steady after inflation was unchanged in December and factory production increased at a slower pace. Germany lowered its economic growth outlook to 0.4% and said 2012 deficit to GDP ratio was 0.32%. Nikkei in Japan dropped 2.6% and indexes in Mumbai and Hong Kong fell.
Jan 16, 2013 11:03 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo fell sharply from a 32-month high after the yen declined for the second day. Market indexes have surged more than 26% in the last two months. Aircraft parts suppliers declined after ANA grounded a fleet of Boeing 787 for inspection after an emergency landing.
Jan 16, 2013 10:04 AM ET
Bajaj Auto dropped after third quarter net profit grew 3% and DEN Networks third quarter net profit surged nearly four-fold. Essar Oil third quarter net swung to profit. Ranbaxy and Daiichi Sankyo plan to merge businesses in Thailand.
Jan 15, 2013 1:50 PM ET
Market indexes in New York steadily recovered from the morning decline after retailers gained. Apple, Intel and General Electric were in focus ahead of earnings this week. Debt ceiling concerns added to market volatility as lawmakers struggle to find a compromise.
Jan 15, 2013 1:14 PM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo closed at a 32-month high and the yen declined further prompting comments from Economics Minister Amari. The yen traded at a new 26-month low and markets are anticipating revised inflation target at the BoJ meeting next week.
Jan 15, 2013 11:33 AM ET
Axis Bank advanced 2.2% on third quarter net profit climbed 22% and Bajaj Finance net profit jumped 33%. Crompton Greaves plans to set up second power transformer manufacturing unit. Decolight Ceramics won export order for tiles.