ARTICLES RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

US stocks ease lower after July jobs report

2014-08-01 16:00

Wall St stocks have opened lower after a report showed solid US jobs growth in July, but the market's declines have been more modest.

US stocks rise on Pfizer, Merck earnings

2014-07-29 16:33

US stocks have moved higher in early trade, lifted by earnings from drug makers Pfizer and Merck.

China shares end highest in choppy trade

2014-07-29 10:00

China shares have finished at their highest this year, with turnover strong as investor confidence improve after recent encouraging data.

China shares close highest since December

2014-07-28 11:00

China shares have closed at their highest since December after a Reuters report says a major bank seeks more private investors.

US stocks tumble after Amazon loss

2014-07-25 17:00

Wall St have moved sharply lower in early trade following a disappointing earnings report from Amazon and despite a positive report on US durable goods orders.

Global socks gain, US bonds fall

2014-07-24 19:45

Global stock markets edged higher while US debt prices fell following unexpectedly low US weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected US earnings.

US stocks rise on mostly solid corporate earnings

2014-07-22 18:30

Wall St stocks have moved higher in early trade on a stream of generally solid earnings reports that suggest the US economy is continuing to pick up momentum.

European markets close lower on Russia tensions

2014-07-21 19:30

Europe's main stock markets have fallen for a third day, weighed down by concerns the US and Europe could toughen their sanctions against Russia.

US stocks rise as deals, earnings offset crises

2014-07-20 13:30

A wave of corporate deals and generally positive quarterly earnings have competed for attention with gloomy news developments, leading US stocks higher.

Asia shares mixed on Fed minutes, China data

2014-07-10 07:38

Asian markets have been mixed after Wall Street advanced in response to an upbeat outlook by the Federal Reserve, while Chinese trade growth has picked up.

Double-digit growth may return to US stocks

2014-07-07 07:55

After all the hoopla over the Dow topping 17 000, the market's next focus will be whether the coming earnings season can justify US shares' record run.

Wall Street hits new peaks after jobs data

2014-07-04 07:57

Wall Street shares have raced to fresh records on improving economic data, with the Dow Jones hitting above 17 000 for the first time.

Britain's FTSE hits one-week high

2014-07-02 18:23

Britain's top share index has hit a one-week high, with upbeat economic data from the US and China improving investor sentiment.

Asian shares mixed ahead of data releases

2014-06-30 13:35

Asia's markets have been mixed despite a positive lead from Wall Street, as traders await the release of key economic data.

US stocks fall on weak consumer spending

2014-06-26 17:59

US stocks have tumbled following lackluster consumer spending data and mostly disappointing corporate earnings news.

FTSE flat over fall in banks

2014-06-26 17:42

Britain's top share index steadied as a rally in housebuilders on Bank of England comments was offset by a fall in banks.

Oil prices trade mixed

2014-06-25 13:23

Oil prices have diverged with Brent falling on profit-taking but New York crude rising on bright data.

Europe shares sag

2014-06-23 13:30

European stocks have fallen as downbeat readings of eurozone business activity revived worries over the pace of economic recovery in the currency bloc.

Wall St advances as M&A offsets Iraq worry

2014-06-16 19:30

US stocks have been slightly higher as caution caused by turmoil in Iraq was offset by a round of merger activity.

US futures drop as Iraq turmoil continues

2014-06-16 16:00

US stock index futures have declined on the heels of the S&P's biggest weekly drop since early April, as turmoil in Iraq sparked investor caution.

Buoyant Swiss blue-chips help Europe rally

2014-06-10 17:07

European stocks inched up, extending a three-week rally, led by gains in Swiss blue-chips such as pharma group Novartis, boosted by an upbeat broker note.

European stocks rise

2014-06-09 18:56

Europe's main stock markets have increased, with Frankfurt's DAX 30 climbing 0.21% to close above the 10 000 level for the first time.

European stocks end mixed

2014-06-05 19:07

Europe's main stock markets have ended mixed after the European Central Bank announced unprecedented moves to prevent deflation in the eurozone.

US stocks lower ahead of ECB, US jobs report

2014-06-03 17:20

Wall Street stocks have been lower in early trade as investors looked ahead to Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank and Friday's US jobs report.

Mergers help push US stocks higher

2014-06-01 15:15

Fresh merger and acquisition activity has helped lift US stocks higher in a holiday-shortened week that has been otherwise light on trading catalysts.

 

Asian stocks rise

2014-07-30 16:43

Asia's markets have ended mostly higher, extending a recent rally, with a weaker yen boosting Tokyo.

European shares steady as sanctions risk mutes

2014-07-29 13:21

European shares have steadied, with earnings reports offset by the threat to the region's economy from any more sanctions against Russia by the West.

US stocks fall on early trade

2014-07-28 16:49

Wall St stocks have fallen in early trade, but shares of discount retailers Dollar Tree and Family dollar have jumped on news of their merger.

European shares hit by weak German data, LVMH

2014-07-25 20:00

Weak German economic data and a slump in the shares of luxury goods group LVMH have hit European stock markets.

US stocks: Earnings deluge continues

2014-07-24 17:01

US stocks were little changed in early trade following improved economic data in China and Europe and a busy day of earnings.

European shares bounce back

2014-07-22 17:59

European shares have risen on strong earnings reports and signs of improved cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels over the Malaysian Airlines plane.

Global markets: Stocks indices slip, bonds gain

2014-07-21 18:00

Major global stock markets have declined and bond prices have rallied as worries over the Gaza Strip and Ukraine overshadowed optimism over corporate earnings.

Asian shares mixed after China growth data

2014-07-16 13:37

Asian markets have mixed, with investors unimpressed by data showing better than expected Chinese economic growth in the second quarter.

US stocks finish higher on Fed minutes

2014-07-10 07:32

US stocks have finished higher following Alcoa's solid kickoff to earnings season and Federal Reserve minutes signalling low interest rates for a while longer.

Plunge in Erste Bank halts European stocks rally

2014-07-04 13:00

A slump in the shares of Austrian bank Erste has hit the Vienna stock market and halted a rally on the broader European equity market.

FTSE rises for third day

2014-07-03 18:11

Britain's top share index has closed higher for a third consecutive session, boosted by new data about US jobs.

European equities edge ahead

2014-07-02 16:48

European stock markets have shown a slight increase, but later lost some ground in afternoon trading despite strong US jobs data.

US stocks mostly down after DuPont warning

2014-06-27 19:18

US stocks have mostly dipped following a profit warning from DuPont and amid expectations of profit taking after the S&P 500's nearly 6% second-quarter rise.

European shares come under pressure

2014-06-26 17:49

European shares have fallen after a top Federal Reserve official suggested the US economy would be ready for an interest-rate hike in early 2015.

US futures flat after decline

2014-06-25 14:08

US stock index futures have been flat following a sharp decline in the previous session as investors await GDP data,

Asia shares mixed after upbeat China data

2014-06-23 13:45

Asian shares have been mixed, with positive Chinese manufacturing figures boosting morning markets until profit-taking sent Hong Kong and Shanghai into the red.

European stocks extend gains

2014-06-19 17:24

European stock markets have climbed, buoyed by the Federal Reserve indicating that ultra-low US interest rates will remain in place.

European shares dip on geopolitical worries

2014-06-16 16:30

European stocks have slipped, adding to last week's retreat as mounting violence from Iraq to Kenya pummelled travel shares.

Iraq crisis caps gains in Asia

2014-06-16 15:30

Asian shares were mixed, with losses recouped in some markets, but gains capped by fears over the Iraq crisis that has sent oil prices to nine-month highs.

Money market rates hit low on ECB moves

2014-06-10 10:59

An all-time low for eurozone money market rates has bolstered the region's bond rally and has held down the euro.

FTSE closes near record highs

2014-06-09 18:52

Britain's top share index extended its gains and closed near a record high, led by mining companies, amid signs a global economic recovery was picking up speed.

FTSE falls as sterling rises

2014-06-05 19:04

Britain's top equity index has fallen, missing out on a broader rally among Europe's stock markets which were boosted by new economic stimulus measures.

Oil prices in slight retreat

2014-06-03 14:38

Oil prices have fallen slightly as traders weighed ample supplies against data pointing to solid demand from the world's biggest energy consuming nations.

Asia shares up after record Wall Str close

2014-05-28 12:05

Asian markets have resumed their upward trend following another record-breaking close on Wall Street, where strong economic data buoyed sentiment.

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