Jan 31, 2013 12:59 PM ET
AstraZeneca fell after it estimated lower sales in the current year. Deutsche Bank reported a loss and Banco Santander estimated higher loan losses in Spain. Ericsson reported sales increased 5%. Infineon forecasted higher sales and operating earnings. Lonmin soared on 17% rise in platinum sales.
Jan 31, 2013 12:53 PM ET
Markets in the euro zone declined after weaker than expected earnings and German retail sales fell in December. AstraZeneca estimated sales decline on higher competition from generics. Banco Santander set aside more capital cover losses in Spanish loans. Deutsche Bank reported a loss.
Jan 30, 2013 1:30 PM ET
Saipem, the energy services provider plunged 34% after it lowered earnings outlook for 2012 and 2013. Luxoticca Group gained 2% after sales increased 14%. Impperial Tobacco guided lower first half profit. Swedbank soared 10% after it nearly doubled dividend. Roche AG increased dividend.
Jan 30, 2013 1:25 PM ET
European markets traded lower and markets in Italy plunged more than 3% after energy service company issued profit warning. Spanish economy shrank for the sixth quarter in a row by 0.7%.
Jan 29, 2013 1:55 PM ET
Anglo American, the iron ore miner, gained after it reported lower than expected write down of $4 billion at its mining operation in Brazil. Royal Bank of Scotland faces criminal probe linked to rate rigging and may pay as much as 500 million pounds in fines.
Jan 29, 2013 1:51 PM ET
European markets advanced to new 23-month highs. Consumer confidence index in Germany suggested an improvement but the index in France held steady. Retail sales in Spain declined for the 30th month in a row. Philips gained on better-than-expected earnings.
Jan 28, 2013 2:47 PM ET
European markets steadied after a six-week rally that lifted indexes to multi-year highs. The UK pound declined to a six-month low against the dollar and fell to a 14-month low against the euro after weak GDP data.
Jan 25, 2013 5:50 PM ET
Markets in New York extended gains for the eighth day and for the fourth week in a row and the S&P 500 index closed above 1,500 for the first time since December 2007. Positive earnings and rising expectations in Europe and Japan lifted world markets. Gold and copper eased.
Jan 25, 2013 12:34 PM ET
Monte Paschi surged 11% on the hopes that the central bank in Italy will approve the aide as early as tomorrow. EasyJet extended gains after reporting higher sales. STMicroelectronics increased 4% on a broker recommendation. SolarWorld plunged 32% on debt restructuring announcement.
Jan 25, 2013 12:13 PM ET
European markets advanced to a new 2-year high after more than expected banks are scheduled to repay loans to ECB next week. Banks led the gainers and the indexes higher in otherwise weak earnings season so far. German business climate index increase offered another signal of improving conditions.