Mar 23, 2011 1:37 PM ET
Australian stocks traded in the positive zone but failed to make a significant advance. Virgin Blue issued its fourth earnings warning in a year and estimated full year loss of as much as $80 million. David Jones said first half net increased 5.2% on flat sales but left the outlook unchanged.
Mar 22, 2011 4:10 PM ET
U.S. indexes rested after a 3-day rally and ignored the rising tensions in the Middle East and the spread of violence to Bahrain, Yemen and Oman. Uranium miners rebound and natural gas explorers rest in trading. Euro-zone nations increase bailout fund size and UK inflation picks up.
Mar 22, 2011 12:55 PM ET
The UK indexes declined after annual inflation accelerated more-than-estimated in February. UK public borrowing rose and manufacturers forecasted robust growth. Cairn Energy fiscal year 2010 net and revenue surged. Punch Taverns plans to cut its pubs portfolio in half.
Mar 22, 2011 12:57 PM ET
Carnival first quarter net income fell to $152 million. Dollar General fourth quarter net income soared 6.4% to $222.5 million. Jefferies Group first quarter net earnings increased 21% to $87.3 million. Walgreen second quarter net earnings increased to $739 million.
Mar 22, 2011 11:00 AM ET
U.S. indexes traded mixed after a 3-day rally lifted the Dow 3.5%. Research in Motion scheduled its launch of tablet on April 19. Japan struggles with the radioactive leak and allied attacks fail to dislodge Gaddafi stronghold in Benghazi.
Mar 22, 2011 9:50 AM ET
European indexes traded sideways after German exports rose in the fourth quarter. Euro area finance ministers decided to increase capital base of permanent bailout fund to €700 billion. Merck and Sanofi terminated a venture in animal health.
Mar 22, 2011 7:36 AM ET
Stocks in Mumbai opened higher and added as much as 1% but settled lower. The ruling coalition introduced two bills in the Parliament to reform banking sector and to transition to the value-added-tax regime.
Mar 22, 2011 6:52 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo rebounded 4.4% after investors focused on reconstruction efforts. Builders, steelmakers and construction companies led the gainers in Tokyo trading however the situation is far from settled. The focus shifted to food contamination and seawater radiation.
Mar 22, 2011 6:12 AM ET
Australian stocks closed flat after Japan cited more progress in averting a nuclear meltdown. However, the situation at the troubled Fukushima power plant remains tenuous. Natural gas explorer declined after a weeklong rally.
Mar 21, 2011 4:12 PM ET
U.S. stocks extended world markets gains and crude oil prices rebounded as much as 2%. Allied forces led by UK and France conducted bombing strikes in Libya and international criticism mounted. AT&T deal with T-Mobile may face substantial regulatory hurdles.