Jan 27, 2011 7:01 AM ET
The European indexes climbed after euro-zone economic sentiment index fell and German inflation rose in January. French unemployment rose in December and consumer confidence dipped in January. Spanish retail sales declined in December. Nokia net falls.
Jan 26, 2011 6:56 AM ET
The European indexes gained after successful first bond issue by the European Financial Stability Facility. German import price inflation rose in December. Sweden trade surplus increased in December. Italian retail sales declined in November. Norges Bank held key rate.
Jan 25, 2011 10:58 AM ET
The European indexes fell after German consumer sentiment improved unexpectedly in January. French consumer spending climbed more-than-anticipated and Spain factory price inflation soared in December. Ericsson and Siemens net rose.
Jan 24, 2011 4:04 PM ET
U.S. indexes traded higher as merger deals bolstered trading sentiment. Markets in Europe closed up and commodities gained. Intel proposed to increase $10 billion stock buy-back plan. U.S. Treasury plans to sell Citigroup Class A and B warrants tomorrow that may fetch as much as $330 million.
Jan 24, 2011 9:47 AM ET
The European indexes fell after Philips reported lower-than-estimated earnings. Euro-zone reported strong private sector growth. The IMF extended credit line for Poland. Hungary hiked key rate. Telefonica and China Unicom strengthened alliance. Novartis agreed to acquire Genoptix for $470 million.
Jan 21, 2011 4:04 PM ET
U.S. stocks rallied in the early trade but struggled in the afternoon. Better than expected earnings from GE and Google lifted indexes and improved confidence in Germany also contributed to positive sentiment in Europe. Copper, coffee and cotton gained in commodities trading. Euro gained 0.8%.
Jan 21, 2011 9:39 AM ET
The European indexes gained after German business confidence improved in January. Euro-zone consumer sentiment declined in January and current account deficit narrowed in the third quarter. French manufacturing confidence soared and Portugal PPI rose in December.
Jan 20, 2011 4:02 PM ET
U.S. indexes fell on China worries and tech stocks led the market decline after cloud computing related companies fell. China’s fourth quarter growth accelerated and inflation worries prompted a weakness in commodities. Copper, silver and crude oil fell more than 2%. Gold edged 1.5% lower.
Jan 20, 2011 10:00 AM ET
The European indexes declined tracking lower commodities and a strong GDP expansion in China stoking worries that China may not be able to curb inflation. German producer price inflation rose and Italy’s industrial new orders declined. Iberdrola acquired Brazil-based Elektro for $2.4 billion.
Jan 19, 2011 4:13 PM ET
U.S. indexes dropped sharply after latest housing data suggested weak and uneven recovery. Goldman Sachs earnings dropped 53% and American Express cut back office staff. Asian markets rose as exporters gained on Apple sales and earnings.