Apr 04, 2011 9:43 AM ET
Stocks in Japan struggled to advance after the government said it may take a month before the radiation leak is contained. Supply chain and earnings worries dampened market sentiment. Weaker yen lifted exporters. Automakers and electronics makers closed mixed.
Apr 04, 2011 5:49 AM ET
Australian stocks traded higher ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia rate decision tomorrow. China controlled Minmetals Resources launched $6.3 billion offer for Equinox Minerals. Cellestis, the diagnostic technology company agreed to a takeover of $341 million from the Frankfurt listed Qiagen.
Apr 01, 2011 4:41 PM ET
U.S. stocks gained for the second week in a row after the release of employment report. The three popular indexes gained between 1.3% and 1.7% in the week. Ford domestic sales surpassed GM sales in March and Toyota sales declined. Crude oil rebounded after fight for oil cities in Libya intensifies.
Apr 01, 2011 12:25 PM ET
Nasdaq OMX made a joint proposal to acquire NYSE Euronext. Global Payments third quarter net income fell to $47.8 million. Kid Brands fourth quarter net income surged 72.6% to $22.8 million. Office Depot restates tax benefits of $80 million and change net earnings from $33 mn to net loss of $46 mn.
Apr 01, 2011 11:12 AM ET
The UK indexes surged after successful completion of stress tests in Ireland and a rating agency lowered Irish debt view. The UK manufacturing sector growth eased in March. Shell agreed to sell Chilean downstream business to Quinenco for $614 million.
Apr 01, 2011 11:02 AM ET
U.S indexes climbed after better-than-estimated jobs report in March. The WTO ruled Boeing received at least $5.3 billion in illegal subsidies. GM sold stake in Delphi Automotive for $3.8 billion. Goodrich agreed to acquire Italy-based Microtecnica for $462 million.
Apr 01, 2011 9:31 AM ET
The European indexes rose after Chinese manufacturing activity improved in March. Nasdaq and ICE jointly bid for NYSE Euronext at 19% higher than Deutsche Boerse bid. Clariant agreed to acquire Canada-based Prairie Petro-Chem. Logitech fell on weaker 2011 outlook.
Apr 01, 2011 8:47 AM ET
Euro-zone unemployment in February declined to 9.9% and in the wider zone of 27 nations the rate eased to 9.5%. Manufacturing expansion in the region slowed in March. French car sales increase slowed to 6.1%. Swiss retail sales rebounded in February.
Apr 01, 2011 7:28 AM ET
Mumbai stocks edged lower after rallying for eight days. Exports soared 50% in February and imports gained 21% and trade deficit hovered near $99 billion. Sharp upswing in exports was driven by higher sales of gems and jewelry and petroleum products.
Apr 01, 2011 6:49 AM ET
Stocks in Japan struggled to hold early gains and confidence index dropped in a quarterly survey. Toto Ltd declined after it lowered full-year earnings outlook. Tokyo Electric Power dropped 3.7% in a volatile trading.