Nov 18, 2013 10:04 AM ET
Sony sold more than one million PS4 game console on the first day of launch in the U.S. and Canada. Misawa Homes plunged after it found defective construction at 1,619 homes. Pigeon Corp and Unicharm soared after China relaxed one-child policy.
Nov 18, 2013 9:31 AM ET
Aberdeen Asset agreed to acquire Scottish Widows for £660 million. Aveva profit soared 8%. Korian agreed to acquire Medica SA for €1.1 billion. Petrofac declined after profit outlook. Sanofi to acquire Mumbai-based Elder Pharma. Sonova profit soared 11%.
Nov 18, 2013 9:13 AM ET
Australian stocks eased and banks led the decliners. The ACCC lost its mortgage price fixing case against ANZ in a federal court that was alleged in 2004. Elders Limited said full-year loss widened. WAB board supported a takeover offer from Canadian suitor.
Nov 18, 2013 8:56 AM ET
Amara Raja net surged 35% after sales climbed 12%.Glaxo plan to invest £85 million for a manufacturing plant near Bangalore. Jaiprakash Associates net tumbled 47%. Natco net soared 29% and won a patent case against Israeli drug-maker Teva. State Bank of Mysore net declined 79%.
Nov 15, 2013 11:21 AM ET
Agilent Technologies net tumbled 50% and expects separation in to two companies as early as November 2014. Kimberly-Clark plans to spin-off its $1.6 billion health care business. Maximus net climbed 50% as revenue from health segment jumped 49%.
Nov 15, 2013 10:54 AM ET
U.S. stocks extended gains and broader indexes advanced to new highs as Fed Chairman nominee Janet Yellen supported the easy monetary policy continuation. Import price index in October declined at the fastest pace in a year. Euro zone inflation dips to annual rate of 0.7%.
Nov 15, 2013 9:33 AM ET
Enquest plans to invest £4 billion in North Sea Kraken field. Iliad said revenue jumped 15% as net new subscribers increased. Safran fell after French government sold 3.6% stake. Vivendi profit declined 24%. Vedanta Resources net swung to a loss.
Nov 15, 2013 8:22 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo surged and the Nikkei soared 7.7% in the week after the yen weakened and closed above 100 mark. Sony gained ahead of its launch of PlayStation 4 in the U.S. and Nintendo reported a surge in game console U.S. sales in October. Dai-Ichi first-half sales and earnings soared.
Nov 15, 2013 7:38 AM ET
Australian markets and dollar eased and the three-way bidding for WCB heated up. Canadian dairy company Saputo lifted its unconditional offer to $9 a share for WCB. Freelancer Ltd vaulted as high as four-fold on its first day of trading.
Nov 14, 2013 12:10 PM ET
U.S. indexes extended gains and S&P 500 index advanced to a record. For the year so far, the S&P 500 index is up 25.4%. European markets jumped 1% after investors surmised Federal Reserve to keep in place its large bond buying program. Starbucks agreed to pay $2.79 billion in damages to Kraft.