Nov 02, 2015 2:20 PM ET
Market indexes on Wall Street extended gains and construction spending increased rose in September. ConAgra Foods signed a tentative deal to sell majority of its struggling private-label business to TreeHouse Foods for $2.7 billion. U.S. expands Volkswagen emissions investigation to luxury cars.
Nov 02, 2015 2:00 PM ET
ASX 200 index in Australia closed down for the sixth day in a row in thin trading ahead of the rate decision from the Reserve Bank of Australia tomorrow. REA Group agreed to acquire iProperty in all cash offer for $4 a share. Westpac Banking Corp said annual net increased 3% to $7.8 billion.
Nov 02, 2015 1:48 PM ET
Nikkei average in Tokyo dropped 2.1% and iron and steel sector led the decliners after two manufacturing surveys in China showed the sector remains in the contraction phase. Nissan Motor said first-half sales increased 15% and net soared 37%. LIXIL estimated annual net sales to increased 11%.
Nov 02, 2015 12:50 PM ET
Visa profit soared and agreed to acquire Visa Europe for $23.4 billion. GE completed acquisition of two units from Alstom for $10.6 billion. Cardinal Health net and revenues soared. Clorox net surged. Estee Lauder jumped on positive outlook. Ecolab net tumbled. Sysco net plunged.
Nov 02, 2015 12:10 PM ET
GE completed acquisition of power and grid businesses from Alstom for €9.7 billion. Commerzbank profit plunged 8%. HSBC net surged 53%. Hikma lowered revenues estimate. Ryanair revenues and profit surged and raised traffic target for fiscal 2016. Shire agreed to buy Dyax for $5.9 billion.
Nov 02, 2015 12:03 PM ET
Maruti Suzuki, the largest auto maker in India said auto sales in October soared 29% and M&M total sales jumped 20%. Tata Motors passenger and commercial vehicles sales rose 1%. RCom agreed to acquire Sistema''''s Indian mobile phone unit of about $686 million.