US stocks drop; Charter announces $78.7bn cable deal

2015-05-26 18:14

Wall Street stocks have fallen in early trade following a decline in US durable goods orders and news of Charter Communication's $78.7bn deal for Time Warner Cable.

Asia stocks extend gains

2015-05-25 07:20

Asian markets have advanced, continuing a rally at the end of last week, with Tokyo having been boosted by a weaker yen.

US stocks mostly down, S&P 500 retreats

2015-05-22 16:12

Wall Street stocks have opened mostly lower ahead of a long holiday weekend as traders awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the US economic outlook.

Europe stocks close higher

2015-05-21 20:01

Europe's main stock markets have risen at the close, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.09% at 7 013.47 points.

Europe stocks mostly up at close

2015-05-20 18:38

Europe's main stock markets have closed mostly up after spending part of the day in negative territory.

Europe stocks surge at close

2015-05-19 19:37

Europe's main stock markets in the eurozone have surged at the close with the CAC 40 in Paris climbing 2.09% to 5 117.30 points, while the DAX 30 in Frankfurt soared 2.23% to 11 853.33 points.

Europe stocks close higher

2015-05-18 19:36

Europe's main stock markets have closed higher, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.12% to end the day at 6 968.87 points.

Europe stocks close down

2015-05-15 19:29

Europe's main stock markets have closed down on discouraging consumer data out of the US.

US stocks open higher, shrug off weak retail sales data

2015-05-13 17:04

US stocks have opened higher, shaking off two straight sessions afer a weak April retail sales report spurred expectations the Federal Reserve would delay raising interest rates.

Europe stocks fall over Greece euro exit fears

2015-05-12 20:02

Europe's main stock markets have closed lower on fears over Greece's dire finances, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index slumped 1.37% to 6 933.80 points.


Europe stocks close lower

2015-05-26 18:07

Europe's main stock markets have closed down, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index falling 1.18% to 6 948.99 points.

Europe stocks close mixed

2015-05-22 18:23

Europe's main stock markets are mixed at the close, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.26% at 7 031.72 points.

European shares slip off high, Richemont retreats

2015-05-22 13:42

European shares have slipped off three-week highs, with luxury goods group Richemont falling on weak sales, while a rebound in the euro also pegged back the region's stock markets.

US stocks open lower amid mixed retail earnings

2015-05-20 19:53

US stocks have opened lower as investors weighed mixed earnings from retailers and awaited the release of the Federal Reserve minutes of the April monetary policy meeting.

Tiger Brands weighs on JSE

2015-05-20 17:53

The JSE is on the back foot as skittish investors holding stock in Tiger Brands and MTN Group were unnerved by bad news from both firms.

US stocks slip as Walmart earnings disappoint

2015-05-19 17:17

Wall Street stocks have eased off of record highs in opening trade, as strong US housing data was offset by disappointing Walmart earnings.

US stocks little changed, S&P 500 retreats

2015-05-18 16:55

The S&P 500 has edged lower, retreating from record peaks despite news that Endo International would buy Par Pharmaceutical Holdings in the latest pharmaceutical merger.

Europe stocks close higher

2015-05-14 19:44

Europe's main stock markets have closed higher in light holiday trade, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.34% to end the day at 6 973.04 points.

European shares propped up by progress in Paris

2015-05-13 16:27

A rise in the Paris market, after strong French economic data, has pushed European shares higher and enabled the region's equity indexes to stabilise from the effects of a bond market sell-off this week.

US stocks drop as bond yields spike

2015-05-12 16:06

US stocks have opened lower as worries about spiking bond yields outweighed news that Verizon would buy AOL for $4.4bn.

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