US stocks open higher after US housing data

2014-04-16 16:10

US stocks has opened higher after a US home construction report added to evidence the housing market is poised for a modest recovery from bad winter weather.

Bruised stocks sag before US earnings begin

2014-04-08 14:39

A three-day sell-off in world stocks has slowed as investors settled into position for the start of US earnings season.

Global markets: Equities up, dollar gains

2014-03-26 18:40

Global equity markets have advanced as investors left behind concerns about Ukraine to focus on the potential for fresh stimulus from China.

Shanghai shares drop to two-month low

2014-03-20 10:48

China indexes have fallen more than 1%, as investors remain wary over risks of default in the property sector and awaited new economic policy directions.

European stocks close mixed

2014-03-19 19:25

Europe's main stock market indices have been mixed as traders waited for Janet Yellen's first news conference as head of the Federal Reserve.

Ukraine relief, Microsoft boost Wall St

2014-03-18 18:51

US stocks have risen for a second straight day after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin eased concerns that tensions over Ukraine might escalate.

European markets dented by Ukraine

2014-03-18 16:33

Dealers say Europe's main stock markets retreated on stubborn Ukraine worries and weak investor sentiment in Germany.

European shares fall back

2014-03-18 13:39

European stocks have dropped in early trade, trimming the previous session's gains as the referendum in Crimea kept investors on edge.

Five world markets themes to watch

2014-03-14 22:00

Here are five big themes likely to dominate the thinking of investors and traders in the coming week.

Asian shares fall on China, Ukraine woes

2014-03-14 14:06

Asian markets have extended the week's losses, following a heavy sell-off in New York and Europe in reaction to poor Chinese data and flaring tensions in Ukraine.

Asian shares mostly up

2014-03-13 12:27

Asian markets have been mostly higher but sentiment took a hit after China released another batch of disappointing data.

European stocks mixed on US, China data

2014-03-10 16:30

Europe's main stock markets have traded mixed as investors responded to economic data from China and the United States.

Global markets shudder over Ukraine

2014-03-03 19:45

Global stocks have slumped as fears of a conflict between Ukraine and Russia sent investors fleeing to safe-haven assets, while oil prices soared.

Global markets: stocks slip, yen gains

2014-02-20 10:45

Asian stocks tumbled and the yen firmed as a survey painted a grim picture of China's manufacturing sector.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

2014-02-18 07:11

Oil prices have been mixed in Asian trade with cold weather in the US pushing demand for heating fuel higher and credit growth in China also giving support.

China shares lower

2014-02-18 06:59

Chinese shares have fallen in morning trade as investors took profits after gains the previous day on strong credit growth, dealers say.

Improving eurozone growth lifts shares

2014-02-14 12:14

Evidence of a gradual acceleration in eurozone growth put the region's shares on course for their best week of the year, pushing the euro to a three-week high.

ArcelorMittal helps European shares edge up

2014-02-07 11:26

European shares edged up as steelmaker ArcelorMittal unveiled upbeat forecasts and investors anticipated further encouraging economic data from the US.

European shares get earnings boost

2014-02-06 11:36

European equities climbed higher in cautious trading ahead of rate decisions by central banks, with reassuring earnings results boosting their shares.

Asian stocks slip in holiday-hit trade

2014-01-31 10:02

Asian stocks slipped as fears about the impact of the Federal Reserve's stimulus withdrawal on emerging markets offset the reassurance of upbeat US growth data.

US stocks fall on weak company results

2014-01-17 07:32

US stocks have finished mostly lower following disappointing results from a number of big companies, including Citigroup and Best Buy.

Hong Kong stocks rise

2014-01-17 07:18

Hong Kong shares have ended the morning session 0.84% higher, rebounding from early losses as investors moved in to pick up bargains.

European stocks pause before US data

2014-01-16 16:19

European stocks have flattened as investors await the latest batch of banking results from across the Atlantic, dealers say.

Eurozone stocks edge higher

2014-01-09 13:32

Investors have bought peripheral eurozone stocks, pushing bourses in Madrid, Milan and Lisbon to outperform northern peers again.

Tokyo's Nikkei index soars 57%

2013-12-30 09:48

On the last trading day of the year, Japanese shares posted their best annual performance for more than four decades, leaving other major markets in the dust.


Wall St stocks to face earnings blues

2014-04-13 16:24

The wrenching selloff in US high-growth technology and biotech shares could leave investors braced for more than a minor pullback in the week ahead.

Robust Spanish data help Europe's stocks

2014-04-03 17:34

European shares have rallied, with some national indexes hitting multi-year highs, after the European Central Bank opened the door for unconventional measures.

Asian shares drop on US rate hike hint

2014-03-20 12:13

Asian markets have fallen after the head of the US Federal Reserve hinted that the central bank could raise interest rates sooner than expected.

Stocks, bonds little changed

2014-03-19 19:34

The world's major stock and bond markets have been little changed ahead of comments from US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Asian shares mixed as focus turns to Fed

2014-03-19 16:39

Asia's markets have were mixed in edgy trade after Russia ratcheted up tensions in Eastern Europe by formally absorbing Crimea from Ukraine.

Indian shares hit peak on foreign buying

2014-03-18 17:02

India's benchmark stock index has raced to a record high as foreign investors bought shares in hopes that a pro-business government would emerge from elections.

Asian shares up after Wall Street rally

2014-03-18 15:37

Asian markets have jumped following a Wall Street rally as traders shrugged off growing tensions between the West and Russia.

China set for currency flexibility

2014-03-16 14:07

China's Central Bank is set to allow the renminbi or yuan to fluctuate more widely in the latest sign that the government is loosening its grip on the economy.

European stocks slide

2014-03-14 14:18

European equities have dipped as investors fretted over this weekend's referendum in Crimea over the peninsula's bid to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.

Ukraine anxiety triggers stock dump

2014-03-14 12:32

Heightened tensions ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum and stresses over China's growth have sent investors scurrying into safe-haven gold and bonds.

Asian shares slip on profit-taking

2014-03-12 14:14

Asian markets have fallen, taking their lead from another sell-off on Wall Street, while Tokyo took a hit as the yen climbed against the dollar.

US stocks keep rolling higher in spite of Ukraine

2014-03-09 11:07

US stocks have pushed higher again following a somewhat better set of economic data that helped offset rising tensions over Ukraine.

US stocks rise despite Ukraine tensions

2014-03-02 15:29

US stocks closed out a buoyant February with a fresh record for the S&P 500 as bullish sentiment dominated trade despite mediocre economic data.

Asian shares mixed

2014-02-18 07:11

Asia's markets had no cues from Wall Street as traders await the result of a Bank of Japan policy meeting, following disappointing Japanese quarterly growth figures.

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index rises 3.0%

2014-02-18 07:01

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index has surged as much as 3.24%, after the Bank of Japan held off fresh monetary easing measures.

Asia shares rally in strong finish

2014-02-14 12:21

Asian stock markets have recorded broad gains, making a strong finish to the week as they took their lead from Wall Street.

Asia shares rise on Yellen remarks

2014-02-12 14:15

Asian markets have climbed after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen said the US could consider pausing the taper if economic conditions show a significant deterioration.

European stocks rise

2014-02-06 19:00

Europe's main stock markets have shown a marked upward trend as traders remain unfazed by the lack of action at the ECB and Bank of England.

Wall St bounces back as bargain hunters move in

2014-02-05 07:51

US stocks have rebounded, buoyed by encouraging earnings, as the market attempted to steady in the wake of its largest sell-off in months a day earlier.

Asian shares mostly down after soft US data

2014-01-17 13:18

Asian markets have mostly slipped, following a negative lead from Wall Street after a disappointing set of corporate results.

Asian shares dip after soft US data

2014-01-17 07:23

Asian markets have slipped, following a negative lead from Wall Street after a disappointing set of corporate results and soft economic data.

Tokyo stocks down

2014-01-17 07:16

Tokyo stocks have fallen 0.69% as the dollar weakened against the yen following losses on Wall Street fuelled by disappointing US corporate results.

Mining keeps European shares near high

2014-01-16 11:47

European stocks have consolidated near a five-and-a-half year high, amid indications that the US economy is strengthening and a bullish update from Rio Tinto.

European shares edging to fresh highs

2013-12-30 10:19

European stocks have climbed higher, consolidating after two weeks of strong gains that have pulled markets to five-year highs.

Nikkei reaches six-year high

2013-12-30 09:27

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average has ended 2013 at its highest level since July 2008 as export-linked issues were buoyed by the yen's fall.

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