Jul 21, 2015 11:04 AM ET
European markets traded lower after Novartis missed earnings outlook. Novartis profit plunged 32% on 5% decrease in revenues. Akzo net surged 61%. Remy Cointreau sales jumped 4%. SAP profit declined 16% to €469 million but revenues climbed 20%. Sartorius net soared 63%.
Jul 21, 2015 11:01 AM ET
Hindustan Unilever said quarterly profit was nearly flat. Asian Paint net surged 39%. Bharti is in exclusive talks with France-based Orange to sell its four subsidiaries in Africa. Infosys soared 11% on better than expected revenues. HDFC Bank net and revenues climbed.
Jul 21, 2015 11:09 AM ET
Nikkei average in Tokyo extended rally and the yen eased after two weeks of strength as investors digested latest batch of earnings. Genky, the drug store retailer, said annual sales increased 9% and net soared 50%. Yasakawa Electric said quarterly revenues rose 11%.
Jul 21, 2015 9:58 AM ET
Australian market indexes advanced for the sixth day in a row and gold traded near a five-year low. Australian dollar edged dropped to a six-year low and Reserve Bank focused on improving business conditions in its latest minutes of meeting.
Jul 20, 2015 3:52 PM ET
Market indexes on Wall Street traded higher and gold dropped to a new five-year low. Paypal Holdings began trading at a higher valuation from its parent eBay after the spin-off. Federal Reserve after years of delay today finalized capital increase plan for the largest eight banks.
Jul 20, 2015 11:52 AM ET
Morgan Stanley net declined 5% but revenues jumped 13%. Lockheed Martin agreed to buy Sikorsky for $9 billion. Cal-Maine net soared 46%. Hasbro net jumped 5%. Halliburton net tumbled 93% on 26% plunge in revenues. Lennox Intl net climbed 10%.
Jul 20, 2015 11:40 AM ET
Australian market indexes rebounded but weak commodities prices checked the rise. Precious metals miners edged lower after gold dropped to a new five-year low. DUET Group said it plans to acquire Energy Developments for $1.92 billion, as consolidation picks up in energy sector.
Jul 20, 2015 10:42 AM ET
Two largest cement companies in India reported declining quarterly sales and earnings. INOX Leisure surged 15% after quarterly profit jumped four-fold. CRISIL net rose 12%. Hindustan Zinc net jumped 12% on 21% increase in revenues.
Jul 20, 2015 10:21 AM ET
Aveva agreed to buy industrial software unit of France-based Schneider. Alstom sales climbed 8% but new orders tumbled. Rolls-Royce won two contracts worth about $2 billion. Julius Baer net profit tumbled 78% but revenues soared 12%.
Jul 17, 2015 1:52 PM ET
Tech stocks rallied and Google Inc pushed Nasdaq Composite index further into record zone. However, weakness in energy stocks on weaker oil price kept the S&P 500 index in check. General Electric gained on improving outlook for industrial manufacturing business.