Apr 02, 2013 11:04 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo eased for the second day in a row and the yen advanced to a one-month high. Auto sales in the quarter to March declined 9.4% in Japan after government ended subsidies. Toyota sales fell 15% and Nissan declined 6% and Honda sales plunged 45%.
Apr 02, 2013 10:20 AM ET
Reserve Bank of Australia left its key rate unchanged at record low 3%. Australian dollar gained and financial stocks led the market advance. Online sales growth declined in February. Australian capital cities home prices increased 1.3% in March.
Apr 02, 2013 10:16 AM ET
Banca Monte said loss for the year narrowed to €3.17 billion. FirstGroup stock jumped after the contracts extension. ICAP said pre-tax profits for the year expected to fall to £280 million.
Apr 02, 2013 9:59 AM ET
BEL reported fiscal sales increased 5%. Bajaj Auto March sales declined 10%, Ford India sales plunged 38%, Maruti sales rose 3.3% and Tata Motors sales plunged 27.6%. IVRCL win order worth $400 million and L&T secured order of $700 million.