Jul 21, 2011 9:00 AM ET
European indexes traded lower ahead of the euro-zone summit in Brussels today as France and Germany struck a deal to provide a bailout and restrict private lenders participation. The Spanish Treasury completed the sale of Ä2.6 billion bonds at elevated yields. Nokia swung to quarterly loss.
Jul 21, 2011 8:39 AM ET
European private sector growth slowed in July. Euro area current account deficit widened and German construction orders improved in May. Swiss investor confidence slumped in July. Dutch jobless rate slid in June.
Jul 21, 2011 9:52 AM ET
Stocks in Japan edged higher on a regional rally and after it posted a surprise trade surplus in June. The exports decline slowed to 1.6% fall in the month but imports rose to 9.8%. Japan still logged the third largest trade deficit in the first half since record keeping began in 1979.
Jul 21, 2011 7:00 AM ET
The benchmark index in Australia closed higher after resource stocks rebounded. The world sentiment improved after the U.S. debt talks progressed and European minister appear to have a plan for the second Greek bailout. Newcrest Mining said gold production soared 16%.
Jul 21, 2011 2:30 AM ET
The information technology company reported total quarterly revenues rose 12% to $26.7 billion. Net income in the quarter increased 8% to $3.7 billion. Earnings per diluted share grew to $3.00 compared to $2.61 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.
Jul 20, 2011 4:43 PM ET
The U.S. indexes traded sideways after 90% of the 65 companies in the S&P 500 index so far reported better than expected earnings. The surge in Apple Incís earnings confirmed the trend in place for more than 24 quarters. The parent of American Airlines placed the largest industry order for planes.
Jul 20, 2011 1:25 PM ET
Abbott second quarter net earnings soared 50% to $1.9 billion. Apple third quarter net profit surged to $7.31 billion. BlackRock second quarter net income surged 45% to $619 million. Ecolab made merge agreement with Nalco for $8 bn. United Technologies second quarter net income rose 21%to $1.32 bn.
Jul 20, 2011 2:42 PM ET
U.S. indexes rose after mortgage application activity soared. Energy Transfer agreed to acquire Southern Union in $9.4 billion deal and Ecolab agreed to buy Nalco for $5.4 billion. CNOOC agreed to acquire OPTI for $2.1 billion. Apple earnings surged on strong sales of iPhones and iPad.
Jul 20, 2011 10:43 AM ET
The UK indexes climbed after gross mortgage lending fell in June. The Bank of England policymakers remained divided on rates and quantitative easing. Melrose completed the disposal of Dynacast division for £377 million. Yell Group plunged 12% after first quarter revenues declined.
Jul 20, 2011 10:34 AM ET
Stocks in Japan gained following a rally in tech stocks and banking stocks. Apple Inc earnings lifted Toshiba Corp, Softbank and Foster Electric. Banks gained after the U.S. debt talks jitters eased. Yasakawa Electric earnings lift robot makers.