May 03, 2011 3:12 AM ET
U.S. indexes traded lower after construction spending rose more than estimated in March and manufacturing activity fell in April. Pfizer net climbed 10%. MasterCard quarterly net beats forecasts.
May 03, 2011 3:08 AM ET
European indexes declined as automakers led the decline. Euro area producer price inflation accelerated for the fifth straight month in March. Infineon raised its sales growth outlook for fiscal 2011. Metro net loss narrowed.
May 03, 2011 3:05 AM ET
Euro area producer prices rose for the fifth month in a row in March. Czech manufacturing activity improved in April. Romanian PPI climbed, Denmark jobless rate remained flat, and German machinery orders increased in March.
May 07, 2011 2:06 PM ET
Silver dropped the most last week reminding investors of sudden move in the metal in the 1980 and the volatility in Internet stocks in the late nineties. The recent surge in trading volume in silver indicates a strong interest from retail investors that may presage lower prices ahead.
May 02, 2011 9:34 AM ET
European indexes gained after manufacturing activity rebounded in April. The UK home prices declined in April. Terex Industrial Holding offered $1.3 billion for Demag Cranes. PPR agrees to acquire Volcom for $607.5 million.
May 04, 2011 9:25 AM ET
Euro-zone composite PMI rose modestly in April but retail sales fell more than estimated in March. France service sector expanded at a faster pace in April. Spain unemployment declined significantly in April. Norwegian retail sales volume dropped 5.2% rate in March.
May 04, 2011 9:23 AM ET
European indexes declined after weaker-than-estimated earnings. Portugal received EU-IMF bailout package of €78 billion with conditions. U.S. sued Deutsche Bank alleging mortgage fraud. BMW quarterly net quadrupled and Siemens earnings soared.
May 04, 2011 9:26 AM ET
U.S. indexes fell after private sector employment rose less-than-estimated in April but mortgage applications volume increased. Applied Materials agreed to acquire Varian Semiconductor for $4.9 billion. ConAgra offered $4.9 billion to buy Ralcorp. Time Warner net declined 10%.
May 04, 2011 9:24 AM ET
The UK indexes slid after shop prices rose and construction activity slowed in April. M4 money supply dropped and mortgage approvals increased in March. Logica surged 3.7% on quarterly revenue growth.
May 05, 2011 7:09 AM ET
ACE first quarter net income declined 66% to $259 million. General Motors first quarter net income rose to $3.2 billion. Kendle International will acquire by INC Research $232 million. Siemens second quarter net income surged 89% to €2.8 billion. Timberland first quarter net income fell $17.9 mn.