Feb 17, 2015 11:45 AM ET
Stocks in New York advanced and several indexes flirted with new highs with large and small cap indexes trading at new highs. Tollbooth Index and S&P 500 index traded at record highs. Germany led the improving economic expansion data in the euro zone.
Feb 17, 2015 11:20 AM ET
Agios Pharma net loss widened despite a surge in revenues. Genuine Parts sales and profit soared. Goodyear Tire net climbed after one-time tax benefit of $2.2 billion. Medtronic net surged 28%. Waste Management net swung to profit.
Feb 17, 2015 10:12 AM ET
Brit agreed to acquire by Fairfax Financial for £1.2 billion. CaixaBank bid for 55.9% stake of Banco BPI for €1.09 billion. InterContinental Hotels profit jumped 5%. Monitise net loss widened. William Demant in talk to buy 53.9% of French rival Audika.
Feb 17, 2015 8:47 AM ET
Reserve Bank of Australia indicated in its latest minute of meetings that the rate cut was warranted on the weaker than expected economic growth. ANZ reported flat quarterly profit. Coca-Cola Amatil annual revenues declined. Fortescue first-half revenues plunged 17%.
Feb 17, 2015 8:32 AM ET
Stocks in Tokyo edged lower in international worries. China reported ninth monthly decline in home prices and European finance ministers issued an ultimatum to Greece to stick to bailout terms for any new loan request. The yen gained against the dollar.
Feb 16, 2015 11:14 AM ET
Balfour Beatty divest 80% interest in Thanet offshore transmission project for £40 million. Fidessa profit declined 9% to £29 million. Hammerson net surged 106% to £702 million. Playtech agreed to acquire Yoyo Games. Puma net profit surged to €64 million.
Feb 16, 2015 9:08 AM ET
Australian markets edged up following a rebound in metals and oil prices extended gains for the third week in a row. Total motor vehicles sales in January declined 1.5% to 93,104. QBE Insurance divested three agency businesses. Aurizon, the freight rail operator reported flat first-half sales.
Feb 16, 2015 8:16 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo closed at a new eight year high after the yen weakened and the economy in the fourth quarter grew but at a slower than expected pace. Fanuc, the robotic equipment maker, plans to invest $1.1 billion by the end of 2016. Yokohama Rubber annual net rose 16%.
Feb 16, 2015 7:13 AM ET
Stocks in Mumbai extended gains for the fifth day in a row after trade deficit edged lower. Exports and imports declined 11% and trade gap fell to $8.32 billion. HDFC net surged 13% on 19% increase in revenues. HDFC Bank net climbed 20%. ONGC net plunged 50%. Sun Pharma net fell 7%.
Feb 13, 2015 12:50 PM ET
Stocks in New York advanced and several indexes flirted with new highs with large and small cap indexes trading at new highs. Tollbooth Index and the S&P 500 index traded at record highs. Germany led the improving economic expansion data in the euro zone.