Nov 17, 2009 7:53 PM ET
European markets closed lower with weak energy and metal prices. Accor SA, the largest European hotel operator surged after the company set a deadline to split its service business.
Nov 17, 2009 6:51 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded sideways and the markets in Europe closed lower. Markets in Asia struggled after a four week rally in the region following better than expected earnings. Dollar hovered near its yearly low and gold raced to a new high.
Nov 17, 2009 3:56 PM ET
UK stocks edged lower after metals and energy prices edged lower. Big Yellow Group reported larger first-half profits. Burberry Group raises first-half dividend as profit meets estimates. The British Land Co sees improving trends. EasyJet plc full-year profit drops 14.4%.
Nov 17, 2009 12:59 PM ET
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc led the decliners in the S&P 500 index with a loss of 12.1%. The Home Depot, Inc third quarter profit falls 9% but ahead of expectations. Target net increase 18% and sales rise 1.4%.
Nov 17, 2009 12:57 PM ET
The index of business confidence in Australia gains in September. Reserve Bank of Australia noted uncertain outlook for the interest rate increase. Stocks declined. China approves Baosteelís investment in Aquila.
Nov 17, 2009 10:28 AM ET
Stocks in Mumbai traded higher. Amtek Auto jumps 14% after it repurchased bonds. Jaiprakash Associates plans to sell 60 million shares in its subsidiary. Tata Steel plans to increase iron ore output.
Nov 17, 2009 8:58 AM ET
European stocks traded lower and Asian markets closed lower after Fed Chairman Bernanke gave a cautious outlook. U.S. commercial real estate loans of $500 billion annually are due for the next few years. Wholesale prices in October increased 0.3%. Euro-zone September surplus was 3.7 billion euros.
Nov 16, 2009 10:34 PM ET
UK stocks closed higher on a rally in commodities and metals. Miners including Xstrata Plc, Antofagasta and Lonmin gained. Persimmons new home bookings surged 50% from a year ago. Rolls Royce gained on new orders.
Nov 16, 2009 10:06 PM ET
European markets closed higher on the back of global markets news. The German market benchmark index led the gainers with a rise of 2%. European auto sales increased 11.2% in October as incentives lift local demand.
Nov 16, 2009 9:29 PM ET
Stocks in Mumbai gained on the back of a rally in Asian markets. UltraTech, the largest India based cement maker absorbs its subsidiary Samruddhi Cement. Rupee edges higher against the dollar.