Feb 19, 2015 10:59 AM ET
Centrica net swung to a loss of £1 billion but revenues soared 11%. Deutsche Boerse net climbed 80% to €224 million. Nestle profit surged 43% to 14.9 billion Swiss francs. Rexam received takeover offer of £4.43 billion. Swiss Re profit plunged 21% to $3.5 billion.
Feb 19, 2015 12:27 PM ET
The benchmark index in Tokyo closed at a high not seen since 2000 after a catch up rally in large banks powered the latest market advance. Trend Micro soared 6% after the anti-virus software maker estimated higher than expected profit.
Feb 19, 2015 9:54 AM ET
Australian market indexes declined and trading volume jumped to the high in the year-so-far. Aussie dollar inched towards 78 U.S. cents but prices of iron ore and oil edged lower. Wesfarmers Ltd first-half net declined and Crown Resorts reported better-than-expected results.
Feb 19, 2015 8:36 AM ET
Market averages in Mumbai traded higher for the seventh session in a row. Ambuja Cements said net rose 4%. Bharat Forge signed a multi-year contract with the airplane maker Boeing Co. RPP Infra won an order from Karnataka. Supreme Infra net plunged 89%. SKF India net dropped 16%.
Feb 18, 2015 2:33 PM ET
U.S. stocks traded sideways and investors focused on domestic earnings and overlooked Friday deadline for Greece to submit loan extension. U.S. housing starts declined 2% in January and permits declined 0.7% and industrial production gained 0.2%.
Feb 18, 2015 12:08 PM ET
Actavis net loss widened despite 46% surge in revenues. Cinemark net soared. Duke Energy net tumbled 29% but revenues jumped 5%. Fossil plunged 18% on weak outlook. Hilton and Hyatt net soared five-fold. Virgin America net tumbled 73%.
Feb 18, 2015 10:38 AM ET
Eni net loss widened to €2.3 billion after production declined 39%. Credit Agricole net dropped 7% from a year ago to €2.3 billion. Carlsberg profit tumbled 19%. Vivendi received €3.9 billion offer for its 20% stake in Numericable.
Feb 18, 2015 10:17 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo advanced and the yen edged lower after optimism ran high that Greece and the euro zone will overcome differences. Japan Post offered 50% premium to acquire Australia-based Toll Holdings. Bridgestone said annual net income soared 49%. Electric Power is looking to raise $1 billion.
Feb 18, 2015 9:54 AM ET
Australian market indexes soared after Japan Post offered a large premium for the transportation and logistics operator Toll Express. The offer powered other deal driven stocks. Ardent Leisure plunged after declaring a loss in the first-half. Woodside Petroleum revenues and net rise.
Feb 18, 2015 7:26 AM ET
Defense sector stocks led the gainers after Prime Minister Modi urged international contractors to transfer technologies to win future bids. Crompton Greaves secured a contract worth ₹119 crore from NTPC. Hero MotoCorp founders lowered stake by 3.5%.