Oct 29, 2010 4:38 PM ET
U.S. indexes closed mixed after first read on the GDP showed slower than expected expansion. Consumer sentiment declined but the index of business activities showed an increase. Gold and silver rallied. Microsoft closed higher after earnings shot up 51%.
Oct 29, 2010 11:07 AM ET
The European indexes fell after euro area annual inflation accelerated in October and jobless rate reached the highest level since 1998. German retail sales fell in September. Hungary and Dutch PPI rose in September. Polish Central Bank raised growth outlook for 2010.
Oct 28, 2010 4:11 PM ET
U.S. stocks edged higher as the dollar declined. Earnings lifted trading sentiment in the U.S. and Europe. First Wind Holdings Inc canceled its public offering. Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil reported higher earnings. Futures of gold and silver rallied.
Oct 28, 2010 10:40 AM ET
The European indexes rose after strong earnings. Euro-zone economic confidence rose in October. German jobless rate fell in the month and wholesale turnover rose in the third quarter. French PPI rose in September. Daimler AG earnings surged driven by higher unit sales.
Oct 27, 2010 4:22 PM ET
U.S. stocks declined and European markets fell after investors dialed back expectations on the Fed’s bond buying program. U.S. durable goods orders fell short of expectations. Crude oil declined and the dollar closed higher.
Oct 27, 2010 10:37 AM ET
The European indexes fell after mixed earnings. Euro-zone private sector lending rose in September and French consumer spending increased. German CPI remained flat at 1.3% in October. Norway and Poland left key rate unchanged. Deutsche Bank reported a loss on Postbank charge. SAP AG earnings rose.
Oct 26, 2010 4:01 PM ET
U.S. indexes decline after home prices in cities increased at a slower pace. The persistent weakness in home prices and uncertainties in the foreclosure process keep buyers on the sidelines. European markets closed lower as earnings outlook deteriorate and government and consumers tighten spending.
Oct 26, 2010 2:35 PM ET
The European indexes declined after UBS reported a loss in its investment banking division and on a weaker outlook from Vestas Systems and ArcelorMittal. German import price inflation rose in September and French consumer confidence improved. Swedenâ€™s Riksbank raised key rate to 1%.
Oct 25, 2010 5:05 PM ET
U.S. and world stocks traded higher and the dollar retained the negative bias after the conclusion of G-20 meeting. Currency traders are expecting the dollar to continue its slide. The U.S. Treasury sold inflation protected securities for the first time at a negative yield of 0.55%.
Oct 25, 2010 10:57 AM ET
The European indexes advanced after finance ministers of the G-20 nations agreed to ease currency tensions. Euro-zone industrial orders surged in August. French economy losses estimated up to €400 million a day. Hungarian Central Bank retained key rate at 5.25%.