May 26, 2015 10:41 AM ET
Ryanair net profit in the year surged 66% to 867 million on 12% jump in revenues. Citycon agreed to acquire Norway-based Sektor Gruppen for about 1.5 billion. Cineworld revenues surged 27%. L''Oreal said it is not interested in acquiring Wella haircare business.
May 26, 2015 9:48 AM ET
Nikkei average extended rally to the eighth day in a row and the benchmark index jumped 4.4% in the longest rally since August. Monex Group said annual operating revenues declined 7%. Kyushu Electric Power jumped 4% after the electric utility said it plans to restart is nuclear reactor in late July.
May 26, 2015 9:25 AM ET
Australian market indexes closed higher on a slight rebound in iron ore price. Banks and resource stocks were in focus. AGL Energy said it plans to sell $1 billion in assets and cut costs in a restructuring move. Ozforex plunged 10% despite reporting 52% jump in earnings.
May 26, 2015 9:10 AM ET
Rupee dropped to a new low in the year so far as oil price continues to hover near the high in 2015. Domestic earnings lifted market mood for selective companies. Tata Motors said net in the fourth-quarter rose 6%. Essar Oil net plunged 46%. Future Retail net and revenues surged.
May 25, 2015 1:06 PM ET
In quiet trading in Europe and in Asia, indexes generally traded lower as the U.S. and U.K. markets were closed. Euro was in focus after Greek default worries resurfaced and indexes in Spain dropped more than 2%.
May 25, 2015 11:09 AM ET
Nikkei average in Tokyo closed higher and April month trade deficit tumbled after exports to the U.S. and the European Union advanced. Takata Corp declined after Mazda said it will recalls vehicles in Australia to fix airbag related problems.
May 25, 2015 11:50 AM ET
Spains benchmark index dropped 2.3% after voters rejected ruling party in regional and local elections. Amgen terminated its collaboration with AstraZeneca. EDF made a preliminary offer to acquire nuclear reactor maintenance business from Areva for 2 billion.
May 25, 2015 10:28 AM ET
Australian market indexes closed higher on Merger Monday. Independence offered to acquire Nickel miner Sirius Resources for $1.8 billion and said it will spin-off the merged asset as a new company.
May 25, 2015 11:54 AM ET
Market indexes in Mumbai dropped 1% and investors turned cautious after markets in Asia declined. ITC said net in the quarter rose 4%. Chennai Petroleum net soared 20%. City Union Bank net climbed 19%. DCW net surged 92%. Gujarat State Petronet and Mangalore Refinery net climbed.
May 22, 2015 12:26 PM ET
Core rate of inflation in April rose faster than expected as prices excluding food and fuel advanced. Stocks meandered ahead of Memorial Day weekend. The Dutch government announced a plan to sell its stake in ABN Amro as early as in the fourth quarter.