Dec 31, 2010 2:43 PM ET
World markets were subdued on the last day of trading. Commodities surged as copper and gold touched record highs and silver reached three decade peak. Emerging markets outperformed the developed markets with Peru, Indonesia, Philippines, Turkey, Russia and India leading.
Dec 31, 2010 10:07 AM ET
European indexes diverged in 2010. Germany led the region with a gain of 17% and Greece led the decliners with a loss of 35%. UK index rose 9% but the index in France declined 3.4%. Russia and Turkey rose more than 22%.
Dec 30, 2010 5:41 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded lower as weekly jobless claims declined below 400,000 and the index of pending home resale increased 3.5% in November. Venezuela devalued bolivars against the dollar by 40%, the second devaluation in the year. Crude oil closed lower.
Dec 30, 2010 10:35 AM ET
The European indexes declined after EuroCoin Indicator climbed in December. Swiss current account surplus improved in the third quarter. Spain current account deficit narrowed in October. Italian manufacturing sentiment rose in December.
Dec 29, 2010 3:35 AM ET
U.S. indexes closed higher after the dollar edged lower. Crude oil price declined by hovered near 28-month high. Gold and silver traded at 3-decade high. Copper touched intra-day high. Treasury auction of 7-year bonds attracted a strong interest.
Dec 29, 2010 10:00 AM ET
The European indexes rose to two-year highs after euro-zone money supply improved in November. German consumer price index climbed 1.7% in December. Spanish retail sales fell and Swedish trade surplus improved in November. Skanska agreed to sell its 50% share in PPP Highway Autopista Central.
Dec 28, 2010 4:20 PM ET
U.S. eked out fraction gains as Treasuries fell after weaker than expected demand at the latest $35 billion five-year auction. Holiday retail sales were ahead of expectations. Gold surged and silver closed at a record after consumer confidence dropped and home price index fell.
Dec 28, 2010 10:02 AM ET
The European indexes climbed after French GDP rose 0.3% in the third quarter. German industry group lifted industrial sector growth forecast for 2011. Swiss UBS consumption fell and Swedish retail sales slackened in November. Alcatel-Lucent agreed to pay $137 million to settle U.S. bribery cases.
Dec 27, 2010 4:04 PM ET
U.S. indexes closed lower as snowstorm on the East Coast keep shoppers away. AIG surged after the insurer arranged $4.3 billion in credit line with banks to replace government funding. Asian markets closed lower after China lifted rates. European markets edged lower on weaker outlook for the euro.
Dec 27, 2010 9:51 AM ET
The European indexes declined tracking weak world markets. The Swiss National Bank forecasted slow growth in 2011. The UK home prices fell in December. Rating agencies lowered views on Portugal debt and reaffirmed French debt rating.