Nov 17, 2014 3:32 PM ET
Nikkei index in Japan dropped 2.9% after the economy shrank in the latest quarter. GDP in the September shrank 1.6% in the third-quarter ending in September following revised 7.3% decrease I the second-quarter.
Nov 17, 2014 12:26 PM ET
Australian market indexes traded lower despite the increase in iron ore and gold prices. Seasonally adjusted vehicle sales in October declined. Elders Ltd said annual net swung to profit. Pacific Brands is in talks to sell its brand collection division.
Nov 17, 2014 11:55 AM ET
Actavis agreed to a deal to acquire Allergan and may offer between $215 and $220 per share. Celldex surged 28% on brain cancer Phase 2 study. Exterran plans to spin-off its international and fabrication businesses. JD.Com net swung to a loss. Tyson Foods net tumbled 47%.
Nov 17, 2014 10:50 AM ET
Hennes & Mauritz October sales soared 14%. Keller plunged despite positive outlook. Mitie Group net swung to a loss to £3.3 million after revenues in the first-half edged up. Sonova profit jumped 6% to 173.6 million francs on 8% increase in revenues.
Nov 17, 2014 9:22 AM ET
BEML and GMR Infra quarterly loss widened. Bhushan Steel net swung to loss but revenues soared 30%. Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore loss narrowed. JSW Energy acquired two hydropower projects from Jaiprakash Power. RCapital profit rose 20%. Tata Motors net fell 7%.
Nov 14, 2014 2:16 PM ET
Stocks on Wall Street struggled and indexes searched for direction after trading near record highs this week. Retail sales in October were ahead of expectations and the latest private measure of consumer confidence also showed an increase.
Nov 14, 2014 1:27 PM ET
The yen declined to a seven-year low against the U.S. dollar and market indexes traded higher. Mitsubishi UFJ reports higher income in the first-half on rising loan volumes in international markets. Mizuho Financial said first-half net declined on lower fees and income.
Nov 14, 2014 1:09 PM ET
Australian market indexes struggled in the session but managed to close higher but indexes declined in the week following weak oil and iron ore price. Lend Lease reaffirmed its outlook at the annual general meeting. Westfield, the global operator of malls said annual retail sales increased 4.4%.
Nov 14, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Baker Hughes is in preliminary talk with rival Halliburton for possible merger. Hertz Global plunged and the rental car company said it plans to restate its results from fiscal 2011. MFC Industrial net fell 8%. Matthews Intl net tumbled 64%. Nordstrom profit jumped 4%. SINA net plunged 20%.
Nov 14, 2014 11:06 AM ET
Airbus net surged 16% to €1.40 billion on 4% increase in revenues. Arkema net tumbled 69% to €20 million. Aggreko revenues in the third-quarter dropped 3%. Bouygues profit soared 33% to €728 million. London Stock Exchange net jumped 15% to £92 million.