Nov 19, 2015 9:25 AM ET
Nikkei in Tokyo jumped more than 1% and the Bank of Japan left its monetary stimulus program intact. Exports in October declined 2% and imports tumbled 13%, prompting a caution that the domestic economy may not be strong enough.
Nov 19, 2015 9:09 AM ET
ASX 200 Index soared 2.1% on positive company news and a rally in resource sector. Stocks also advanced on the optimism that the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand a rate increase as early as December.
Nov 19, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Sensex jumped to a 7-week high following a sharp jump in stocks across Asia on the rising expectations that the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand first rate hike in ten years. Auto stocks rallied. Punj Lloyd secured two contracts from NTPC.
Nov 18, 2015 12:21 PM ET
S&P 500 and Nasdaq jumped more than 0.8% and more Fed officials talked about the possible rate increase after the next Fed meeting in December. U.S. housing starts fell to a seven-month low in October.
Nov 18, 2015 10:45 AM ET
ConAgra plans to spin off its frozen potato business and restructure. Aramark net jumped 28% but sales declined 10%. Lowe''s profit soared 26%. La-Z-Boy net soared 9%. Staples net plunged 9%. Target lifted earnings forecast and quarterly net surged 56%.
Nov 18, 2015 10:40 AM ET
Stock markets recorded losses after Air Liquide agreed to pay €12.5 billion for the U.S.-based Airgas. SOCO Intl plummeted following a lower production forecast. UK Mail profit tumbled 82% but revenues jumped 5%. Travel and leisure stocks continue to fall in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
Nov 18, 2015 8:40 AM ET
Stock in Tokyo opened nearly 1% higher but the yen weakened as investors focused on the two-day policy meeting of Bank of Japan that began today. Real estate, financial services and automobile parts makers led the gainers in trading.
Nov 18, 2015 8:36 AM ET
ASX 200 Index closed little changed after lower commodity prices weighed on resource stocks, while coal-fired electricity faces reduced government funding due to climate change concerns. Orica reported yearly net loss of $1.4 billion.
Nov 18, 2015 7:13 AM ET
The central government plans to sell 10% stake in Coal India and raise about $3.2 billion. Mahindra Lifespace Developers to acquired land parcel in Maharashtra. Aviation regulator fined three largest domestic airlines for price fixing.
Nov 17, 2015 1:07 PM ET
U.S. market indexes advanced after inflation rose and manufacturing output in October expanded after declining for two months in a row. Sentiment on Wall Street was also bolstered after Wal-Mart and Home Depot reported better-than-expected earnings. European markets jumped nearly 2%.