Aug 05, 2009 5:01 PM ET
European benchmark indexes traded sideways. AXA net in the first half declined 39%. Deutsche Boerse dropped 6.5% after net dropped 33% in the first half. Swiss Re reported quarterly net loss.
Aug 05, 2009 3:31 PM ET
Hong Kong and Shanghai indexes edged lower. Everbright Securities initial public offering was oversubscribed more than 100 times. China Railway Construction garnered orders worth $700 million.
Aug 05, 2009 2:09 PM ET
Stocks in Japan edged lower on weak earnings from NTT, Nikon and Isuzu. Inpex, the crude oil refiner quarterly profit plunged 48%. Fast Retailing dropped after same store sales at one of its retail chains declined in July.
Aug 05, 2009 1:47 PM ET
Fresh Del Monte sales for the quarter were up marginally to $978.4 million but earnings rose 27% to $52.2 million pushed by industry wide shortage of bananas and higher prices. Earnings per share were 82 cents as against 66 cents in the year ago quarter.
Aug 05, 2009 1:29 PM ET
The casino operator net quarterly revenue declined 4.8% to $1.06 billion. Net quarterly income slumped 72% to $8.8 million. Earnings per share was 1 cent compared to 9 cents a year-ago quarter. The company estimates to generate $500 million in annualized savings through its cost savings programs.
Aug 05, 2009 12:39 PM ET
UK manufacturing output increased in June but declined in the quarter. Service index showed a slow and steady expansion. F&C Asset Management reported loss in the first-half. Ukraine based iron ore miner, Ferrexpo plc surged after reporting lower than expected profit decline.
Aug 05, 2009 11:22 AM ET
Whole Foods Market led gainers in the S&P 500 index with a rise of 19.6%. BMC Software posts first quarter profit gain. China based Ctrip.com net profit surged 33% in second quarter. RBC Bearings first quarter results miss expectations.
Aug 05, 2009 10:06 AM ET
Mumbai stocks hovered near 14-month highs on earnings momentum. Axis Bank prepared to raise more than $1 billion from international investors. Hindustan Construction increased on a large new order. Reliance Infrastructure led consortium was awarded Mumbai Metro Rail project of $2.2 billion.
Aug 04, 2009 6:51 PM ET
Fourth quarter revenue for the online credit card processor grew 17% to $402 million but profit fell 8% hurt of higher expenses and unfavorable FX to $37.6 million. Earnings per share were 46 cents compared to 50 cents in the year ago quarter.
Aug 04, 2009 5:00 PM ET
U.S. investors bid stocks higher as home sales sustain the momentum for the fifth month. Caterpillar positive comments also boosted the sentiment. PepsiCo agreed to acquire two bottlers for $7.8 billion. BMW reported quarterly loss and Toyota lowered its estimate of annual loss.