Sep 30, 2010 10:09 AM ET
The European indexes advanced after French PPI eased in August and German unemployment fell in September. Spain debt was downgraded with a stable outlook. Euro area annual inflation rose in September.
Sep 29, 2010 4:02 PM ET
U.S. indexes rebounded from their lows of the day but the dollar declined and commodities and gold advanced. The rally in indexes this month is still the largest September since 1939. Energy complex stocks gained after crude oil increased to the two week high.
Sep 29, 2010 10:22 AM ET
The European indexes slid after euro-zone economic confidence rose in September. The EU proposed tougher sanctions on budget offenders. German inflation accelerated and French consumer sentiment climbed in September. Romania central bank retained key rate at 6.25%.
Sep 28, 2010 4:24 PM ET
U.S. stocks edged higher in a choppy trading but the dollar declined. Metals and commodities traded up and gold and silver reached new highs. U.S. consumer confidence declined more than expected. Barnes & Noble shareholders reappointed Chairman Leonard Riggio. Emerging markets retain momentum.
Sep 28, 2010 10:34 AM ET
The European indexes traded sideways after French consumer spending declined in August. German consumer sentiment surged in October. Sweden retail sales unchanged in August. Telefónica acquires the control of Vivo with the first payment of €4.5 billion to Portugal Telecom.
Sep 27, 2010 4:35 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded sideways after Unilever and Southwest Airlines announced deals. The European indexes declined after euro-zone growth slowed and UK home prices fell. Commodities prices traded at elevated levels and the dollar declined.
Sep 27, 2010 10:16 AM ET
The European indexes fell after euro-zone growth slowed but private sector credit and money supply growth increased. IMF approved €884 million loan for Romania. Hungary retained key rate at 5.25%. Nestlé formed group to develop personalized health science nutrition.
Sep 24, 2010 2:47 AM ET
U.S. indexes soared more than 2% and gold and silver reached new high. For the week three popular indexes also registered nearly 2%. Stocks reacted to the surprise rise in durable goods orders in August. European markets closed higher after German business confidence.
Sep 24, 2010 10:15 AM ET
The European indexes advanced after German business confidence rose to record level in September. Euro-zone money market turnover fell in the second quarter. France GDP growth revised up 0.7% in the second quarter. The Swiss National Bank lifted current year Swiss growth forecast to 2.5%.
Sep 23, 2010 4:02 PM ET
U.S. stocks closed lower as weekly jobless claims increased and home sales in August struggled to gain the ground. Apple surpassed PetroChina and only trails Exxon Mobil Corp in market cap. U.S. Treasury yields declined. Gold and silver inched higher.