Apr 25, 2013 10:53 AM ET
In cautious trading, the benchmark Nikkei index gained and the yen inched higher. Nintendo, Canon and Shiseido declined on earnings disappointments but Japan Tobacco traded higher on better than expected current fiscal year outlook.
Apr 25, 2013 8:54 AM ET
Axis Bank fourth quarter net climbed 21.8% and Gillette India third quarter net climbed 12.5%. Hindustan Zinc fourth quarter net surged 53.3% and L&T Finance net surged 21.8%. United Phosphorus net surged 37.9%.
Apr 24, 2013 2:22 PM ET
Broader market indexes struggled in search of direction after durable goods orders declined the most in seven months in March. Apple Inc reported better than expected earnings and revised its stock buyback plan and increased quarterly dividend by 15%.
Apr 24, 2013 12:26 PM ET
Nikkei extended rally and jumped 2.3%, the most in twelve days, after the yen resumed its slide and declined to a level close to 100-mark. Bank of Japan is scheduled to meet later in the week. JFE Holdings, Mitsubishi Motor and Canon gained on earnings.
Apr 24, 2013 11:41 AM ET
Australian stocks jumped for the second day in a row led by a recovery in mining and energy stocks. Australian consumer price inflation in the first quarter to March increased 0.4% and for the year jumped 2.5%.
Apr 24, 2013 11:36 AM ET
Apple second quarter net dropped 18% and Eli Lilly first quarter net surged 53%. Ford net climbed 14% and Hess first quarter net soared 134%. Boeing net climbed 20% and P&G third quarter net jumped 6% to $2.57 billion.
Apr 24, 2013 10:30 AM ET
Market indexes across the European Union gained despite for the second day weak economic data. German business confidence declined and UK retail sales dropped. In corporate profits, Daimler AG said operating profit shrank 56% and Credit Suisse reported a surge in net income.
Apr 24, 2013 10:11 AM ET
Barclays underlying first-quarter profit swung to £1.54 billion. Daimler first quarter profit tumbled 60%. DS Smith expects full year revenue to grow to £3.7 billion. Glaxo Profits for the quarter dropped 25%. Volkswagen Profit after-tax plunged 38%.
Apr 23, 2013 1:04 PM ET
Stocks in New York traded higher for the third day in a row after solid earnings reports from Ameriprise, Dupont, Netflix, Travelers and United Technologies. New home sales increased 1.5% in March. On the economic front, the euro zone and China manufacturing outlook suggested weak economic activities.
Apr 23, 2013 12:19 PM ET
Stocks in Tokyo edged lower after investors took profit in real estate and financial services companies. The yen paused its slide against the dollar and the Nikkei index fell 0.3%. Real estate stocks surged doubled after the Nikkei index soared 58% since November 2012.