Aug 01, 2013 11:43 AM ET
U.S. stocks jumped on the first day of August as financial, industrial and consumer sector stocks led the advance. Weekly jobless claims declined more than expected and manufacturing sector advanced. Construction spending weakened. European central banks left rates unchanged.
Aug 01, 2013 11:15 AM ET
Allergan sales rose 10% and net surged 22%. Allstate net grew 3%. CBS net climbed 11% as revenue jumped 12%. MetLife revenue surged but net declined. Procter & Gamble net plunged 48%. Time Warner Cable net jumped 6%.
Aug 01, 2013 10:26 AM ET
AstraZeneca revenue and profit declined. Aggreko profit-before-tax for the first-half slid 3% to £105 million. Abertis agreed to sell Londonís Luton airport to a consortium for £433 million. Lloyds net for the first-half swung to a profit of £1.58 billion. Shell profit declined.
Aug 01, 2013 9:15 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo soared after short sellers covered positions and earnings announcements picked up momentum. The official read on Chinese manufacturing showed slight expansion. Mitsubishi UFJ and Mizuho are the two latest banks reporting higher earnings. Sony sales rose on weaker.
Aug 01, 2013 8:21 AM ET
Australian indexes gained after home prices rose for the second month in a row in July. The dollar dropped to a 3-month low after consumer price index increased at a slower pace of 0.6% in the second quarter. Australian manufacturing industry showed a shrinkage in July.
Aug 01, 2013 8:01 AM ET
Adani Ports net surged 51%. Adani Power net loss widened. BOB profit grew 3%. Cummins net slid 8% and Castrol net climbed 27%. Glaxo net advanced 12.5%. M&M July sales dropped 21%. Maruti profit surged 49% as sales rose but export declined. Titan net jumped.