May 07, 2014 10:42 AM ET
Indexes in Tokyo plunged nearly 3% and the yen gained after a 4-day weekend in Japan. Automakers and electronics exporters declined. Softbank plunged 5% after quarterly results were weaker than expected and wireless carrier said it does not plan to sell its stake in Alibaba public offering.
May 07, 2014 10:31 AM ET
Allahabad Bank net jump 25%. Clariant Chemicals net plunged 39%. Hindustan Media Ventures climbed 20%. IRB Infra won contract for a road project in Haryana. Kajaria Ceramics profit and sales surged and agreed to acquire 51% stake in Taurus Tiles. Lupin net jumped 35%.
May 07, 2014 10:25 AM ET
Australian market indexes closed down 0.8% and Aussie dollar gained in light trading. Westpac Banking plans to raise $750 million. ASX third-quarter net increased 10%. Amcor to acquire Indonesia based packaging company for $27 million.
May 06, 2014 11:59 AM ET
Arrow Electronics net climbed 38%. DIRECTV net plunged 75%. Dex Media surged but net loss widened. Discovery net slid. Merck agreed to sell its consumer care business to Bayer for $14.2 billion. NVIDIA profit surged 75%.
May 06, 2014 11:36 AM ET
Stocks on Wall Street declined and trade deficit and latest earnings also affected market sentiment. U.S. trade deficit in March dropped 3.6% and exports rose 2.1%. AIG reported first-quarter net declined.
May 06, 2014 10:34 AM ET
Bayer agreed to acquire consumer care business from Merck for $14.2 billion. BMW profit surged 11% to €1.5 billion after sales jumped. Barclays profit climbed 15% to £1.2 billion but revenue dropped. Balfour Beatty tumbled after fiscal outlook. UBS net jumped 6% to 1.05 billion francs.
May 06, 2014 9:05 AM ET
Australian index closed higher after a rollercoaster ride and Reserve Bank of Australian left its key lending rate at record low 2.5%. The rates have been held for nine months in a row. March trade surplus narrowed but iron ore exports rose.
May 06, 2014 8:22 AM ET
HDFC net climbed 16%. Nelco net loss narrowed. Pantaloons net loss widened after sales barely rose 2%. Punj Lloyd won Rs 1,270 crore expressway project in Yemen. Titan profit soared 12%. United Bank of India profit surged.
May 05, 2014 3:30 AM ET
Wacker Chemie profit surged €64.2 million after sales climbed 8% to €1.2 billion. Wincor Nixdorf profit rose 2% to €45 million but revenue dropped 3% to €1.2 billion.
May 05, 2014 11:35 AM ET
AAON net surged 38% on 14% increase in revenues. BroadSoft plunged after net loss widened. Koppers profit plummeted 80%. Pfizer net plunged 15% and sales fell 9%. SYSCO net declined 10% but sales jumped 3%. Tyson Foods quarterly net soared.