Mar 14, 2012 10:51 AM ET
The UK indexes advanced tracking U.S. and European markets. The number of people claiming jobless allowance in the UK rose more than estimated in February. Tullow fiscal 2011 sales and pre-tax profit surged. Legal & General soared 5.4%.
Mar 14, 2012 10:11 AM ET
The benchmark index Nikkei in Tokyo jumped 1.5% and closed above 10,000 for the first time in seven months. Weakening yen and improving U.S. economic outlook lifted the index as fund managers prepare for the end of fiscal year.
Mar 14, 2012 9:41 AM ET
U.S. indexes traded sideways after mortgage applications fell for the fifth consecutive week, current account deficit widened in the fourth quarter, and import prices rose in February. Chesapeake to develop the largest integrated midstream services complex in eastern Ohio for $900 million.
Mar 14, 2012 9:27 AM ET
Australian stocks traded near a 2-week high following a rally in international markets. New home starts fell sharply in the final quarter and for all of 2011 dropped 12.8%. Fortescue Metals Group plans to raise $1 billion in a bond offering to fund expansion.
Mar 14, 2012 8:44 AM ET
The euro area annual inflation remained flat in February but industrial output rebounded in January. Swedish jobless rate fell in February. Swiss sentiment improved in March.
Mar 14, 2012 8:39 AM ET
European indexes extended gains after euro area countries approved a second bailout package for Greece today. Fitch upgraded Greece''s long-term foreign and local currency debt ratings. Italy sold €6 billion of bonds at lower borrowing costs.
Mar 13, 2012 7:13 PM ET
U.S. indexes gained nearly 2% after retail sales confirmed the improving economic climate and Fed offered mildly positive assessment. Copper and commodities advanced. The tech heavy Nasdaq trades at a new high since 2000 and the narrow Dow index reaches the high not seen since December 2007.
Mar 13, 2012 10:38 AM ET
The UK indexes advanced after home prices rose in February and trade deficit widened, leading economic index climbed and Irish factory output declined in January. Prudential fiscal 2011 pre-tax profits surged 33%.
Mar 13, 2012 10:28 AM ET
Clean Energy fourth quarter net loss swung to $20.9 million. FactSet Research second quarter net grew 3.3% to $46.7 million. Raven Industries fourth quarter net surged 49% to $11.0 million.
Mar 13, 2012 9:47 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo trading trimmed gains after the central bank left its asset purchase program intact and offered loans in the U.S. dollars denomination. Auto headlights makers declined on the price fixing investigation.