Feb 16, 2011 4:30 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded higher on earnings and economic optimism. Dell net more than doubled and Societe Generale quarterly net soared four-fold. Cotton and agriculture commodities traded higher. Middle East unrest spreads to oil producing nation Libya and protest in Bahrain and Yemen continues.
Feb 09, 2011 6:03 AM ET
Stocks in China region declined on the first of trading after a week long holiday. Resource stocks in Hong Kong and Shanghai fell tracking lower copper and gold prices. Real estate developers fell more than 2% on the worries that future rate hikes may affect asset prices.
Feb 08, 2011 9:48 AM ET
U.S. indexes inched higher in early trading but international news dominated the sentiment. China lifted rates ahead of inflation report next week and European miners report sharply higher earnings. UBS AG reported first annual profit since 2006. The euro gained 0.5% to $1.365.
Feb 08, 2011 9:50 AM ET
ArcelorMittal traded at a six month high after the steel maker guided high profit in the current quarter and said it will increase output at its mines. Xstrata Plc, the largest coal exporter gained after it reported 86% increase in 2010 earnings but said growth will decline in the current year.
Feb 03, 2011 4:05 PM ET
World markets are increasingly worried that rising tensions in the Middle East may spread to oil producing nations. U.S. retailers same store sales rise 4.2%. Two largest steel companies in Japan agree to create second largest steelmaker in the world. Earnings bolstered trading setiment in U.S.