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September 17, 2014
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  • 02/08/2013 | Argentina

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record despite tepid jobs data

    The Dow industrials and S&P 500 ended at record highs for a second day, posting modest gains despite a mixed employment report that showed US hiring slowed in July.

  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA shares edge up

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street declines with energy, ends 5-week string of gains

    US stocks fell today as energy shares extended their recent slide, while rising bond yields drove down high-dividend paying shares.

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    Nasdaq slumps to worst day since July; S&P 500 dips

    US stocks closed with mixed results today as the tech sector dragged the Nasdaq to its worst day since July and kept the S&P 500 near the unchanged mark as investors cleared the decks for Alibaba's debut planned for later this week.

  • 16/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street climbs as expectations shift on Fed policy

    US stocks rose today and the S&P notched its best performance in a month after a report shifted investor expectations for the Federal Reserve's policy statement due on Wednesday.

  • 09/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower as Apple falls, bond yields rise

    US stocks fell today as Apple shares declined and as bond yields hit their highest in a month on concerns the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than some investors had expected.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher after 2 days of losses as Apple rebounds

    A rebound in Apple shares helped push US stocks higher today, breaking the market's two-day string of losses.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    S&P 500 rebounds with energy shares; Dow dips

    US stocks recovered from early losses today, with the S&P 500 managing a slight gain as energy prices and oil stocks turned higher and financials lent support.

  • 04/09/2014 | World

    Euro sinks as ECB moves boost European shares, Wall Street pulls back

    US stocks opened slightly higher today, after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and a flurry of economic data indicated the US economy was steadily improving. Both the Dow and S&P 500 touched record intraday highs after the ECB's surprise move but later eased.

  • 05/09/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record as jobs report eases Federal Reserve worries

    US stocks ended higher, lifting the S&P 500 to a fresh closing high, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report was taken as a sign that the Federal Reserve will not begin raising interest rates anytime soon.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end lower following drop in energy shares

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended lower after a drop in energy shares, while the Nasdaq edged higher with Yahoo.

  • 01/09/2014 | World

    European shares edge higher, Novartis leads drugmakers

    European shares edged higher to close near a recent one-month peak today, with merger and acquisition speculation about British broadcaster ITV helping media stocks and Novartis leading drugmakers.

  • 02/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends mixed, energy shares fall

    US stocks ended mostly lower today, retreating from records set the previous month, as falling crude oil prices dragged energy shares down and offset strong manufacturing data.

  • 03/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends mixed as Apple weighs on Nasdaq

    US stocks ended mostly down today, as a decline in Apple shares dragged the Nasdaq lower and investors held off on big bets before the European Central Bank's upcoming policy meeting.

  • 27/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street drifts to another record in light trading

    US stocks were little changed, with the S&P 500 creeping up to another record closing high in a lethargic session, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results.

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street loses ground on Ukraine worry; data curbs losses

    US stocks edged lower after the latest tension between Ukraine and Russia snapped the focus of investors back to the volatile region, but US economic data helped curb losses.

  • 29/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500 edges up to set new record; best month since Feb

    US stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record as the latest positive data helped extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Dow end lower after Ukraine tension escalates

    Stocks ended mostly lower as Ukraine-Russia tensions reignited and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen failed to give investors more clues on interest rate hikes.

  • 25/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street up, S&P 500 sets record high but fails to hold 2,000 mark

    The S&P 500 was unable to hold the 2,000 mark after moving above the milestone level for the first time today, but still managed to close at a record high, buoyed by financials and biotechnology stocks.

  • 26/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500 scores first close above 2,000; data helps

    US stocks edged higher to lift the S&P 500 just a hair above the 2,000 mark, its first close above that milestone, after data that pointed to a brighter future for the economy.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street jump takes stock index to 14-year peak on fading Ukraine worries

    US stocks surged today, with the Nasdaq closing at a 14-year high as increasing homebuilder confidence and hopes for receding tensions in Russia gave investors reasons to make bigger bets on the equity market.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street extends rally, lifted by Apple and Home Depot

    US stocks ended higher for the second straight session, as robust housing data and strong earnings from Dow component Home Depot overshadowed lingering concerns about the conflict in Ukraine.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street up, S&P 500 sets record close on signs of healthier economy

    US stocks ended higher today, with the S&P 500 at a record after a flurry of positive economic data, as investors hoped for signs from an annual meeting of central bankers that interest-rate hikes are not imminent.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street rallies, led by biotechs; retailers weak

    US stocks ended higher as surging biotech shares helped investors shrug off disappointing retail sales data.

  • 14/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher after Ukraine concerns

    US stocks advanced after conciliatory comments from Russia helped ease concerns about escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and offset some uninspiring earnings.

  • 15/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends mixed, recovers from Ukraine driven slide

    US stocks ended mixed, paring an earlier selloff sparked by reports of Ukraine shelling a Russian armored column.

  • 07/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends down on heightened Russia concerns

    US stocks ended lower today, continuing a recent streak of weakness as Russia's surprisingly harsh retaliatory measures in response to Western sanctions raised concerns about global growth.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street rebounds, erases week's losses with Russia news

    The S&P and Dow both posted their best day since March today, with the market buoyed by news that Russia was ending military drills near the Ukrainian border, while investors overlooked US air strikes in Iraq.

  • 11/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends up for second day on hopes for Russia relief

    US stocks ended higher today, extending the rally from Friday as investors hoped that Russia's move to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine would ease tensions between the two countries.

  • 04/08/2014 | World

    Late surge lifts Wall Street, utilities sag

    US stocks closed higher today, lifted in a late rally driven by earnings from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and broad gains across most sectors that helped the S&P 500 rebound from its largest weekly drop since 2012.

  • 05/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street tumble on Ukraine tensions; Time Warner skids after-hours

    US stocks ended down today, nose-diving in the afternoon as concerns mounted over escalating tensions in Ukraine.

  • 06/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends near flat as Russia concerns linger

    Major US stock indexes ended little changed today, as tensions in Ukraine and Russia and a failed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile offset gains in consumer staples shares.

  • 30/07/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Nasdaq end up as Fed in no rush to raise rates

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended higher today after the Federal Reserve gave a rosier assessment of the US economy while reaffirming that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street drops, S&P on track for worst daily decline since April

    US stocks fell more than 1 percent today, with the S&P 500 on track for its worst daily decline since April and first monthly drop since January, as concerns mounted over the strength of overseas economies and ongoing tensions with Russia.

  • 01/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500 posts biggest weekly decline since 2012

    US stocks ended lower for a second day and the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly decline since 2012 today as concerns over Argentina's default continued to dog sentiment.

  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street closes lower on Amazon, Visa; S&P's weekly gain erased

    US stocks closed lower today in a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa and Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported disappointing results.

  • 28/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street near flat as deal news offsets data

    US stocks ended nearly flat today as the latest deal news offset losses following discouraging data on the housing market and some signs of weakness in the services sector.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends down; Twitter rallies after hours

    US stocks fell today, dropping in a broad selloff as a weak outlook from courier company UPS weighed on sentiment and pressured transportation stocks.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Data, earnings lift Wall Street; conflicts eyed

    US stocks rose today as some positive earnings and economic data pointed to a market that still had room to rise despite the S&P 500 hitting an intraday record.

  • 23/07/2014 | World

    Apple pushes S&P 500 to record close as Boeing hits Dow

    US stocks ended mostly higher today, with the S&P 500 closing at a record on Apple's bullish results, though Boeing weighed on the Dow and conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip kept the broader market's gains in check.

  • 24/07/2014 | World

    Wall St finishes flat on mixed earnings; S&P at record

    US stocks ended a quiet session today as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high.

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher; Dow at record close

    US stocks rose today, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at a record high, boosted by the latest merger news and some strong corporate earnings.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street inches lower on Russia sanctions; earnings curb drop

    US stocks edged lower today in the wake of fresh US and European Union sanctions on Russia, but some stronger-than-expected earnings reports helped keep declines in check.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    US shares rebound, euro briefly dips after Malaysian airliner crash

    US stocks rebounded and European markets recovered a bit today but the euro dipped below $1.35 for first time since February after a Malaysian airliner was downed in eastern Ukraine and Israel stepped up a ground assault in Gaza.

  • 11/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges up; indexes post losses for week

    US stocks managed to score modest gains today, but the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly drop since April as investors showed only mild enthusiasm after getting their first glimpses of earnings.

  • 14/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street closes higher on Citi earnings, healthcare M&A

    US stocks ended higher today, with the Dow Jones industrial average hitting an intraday record, lifted by Citigroup's better-than-expected earnings and more deals in the healthcare space.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street stocks edge lower, bank stocks rise

    US stocks closed mostly lower today, after the Federal Reserve, in an unusual statement, singled out the valuation of social media and biotechnology shares as "substantially stretched."

  • 08/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street drops on earnings caution; Dow below 17,000

    US stocks fell in a broad selloff today, dropping for a second straight session and driving the Dow below 17,000 as investors turned cautious before the start of earnings season.

  • 09/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street rises after Federal Reserve minutes on 'easy money' exit

    US stocks finished higher today, rebounding from a sharp two-day selloff, after minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers have started to detail how the central bank will end its easy monetary policy.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower on angst over Portugal's bank woes

    US stocks dropped today as concerns about the financial health of Portugal's top listed bank gave investors a reason to cash in recent gains.

  • 03/07/2014 | World

    Jobs drive Dow, S&P 500 to records in short session

    Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records today, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected.

  • 04/07/2014 | World

    European stocks rally on Vienna market

    A slump in the shares of Austrian bank Erste hit the Vienna stock market today and halted a rally on the broader European equity market which had hit multi-year highs this week.

  • 07/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street drops as cyclicals weigh; small-caps lag

    US stocks dipped today, retreating from last week's record levels as investors hesitated to make big bets before the start of earnings season.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street little changed, Nasdaq, S&P score quarter gains

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite indexes wrapped up a sixth straight quarter of gains today, a streak not seen in more than 14 years. The three major US stock indexes, however, closed little changed for the day, following a set of mixed economic data.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street Dow, S&P end at records in fireworks before the Fourth

    The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs today as manufacturing activity picked up in the United States and Asia and increased optimism about the global economy's health.

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends flat ahead of payrolls; S&P index at record

    US stocks ended one of their flattest sessions in years today as a positive read on private sector employment wasn't enough to interest buyers ahead of the highly anticipated June payrolls report.

  • 25/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street gains after Supreme Court ruling on broadcasters

    US stocks rose today, led by drugmakers, while a Supreme Court ruling lifted the shares of major broadcasters.

  • 26/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street dips after Federal Reserve Bullard talks about rates

    US stocks ended slightly lower today after the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said interest-rate increases should come sooner rather than later.

  • 27/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 edge up with tech shares; DuPont drags

    US stocks ended modestly higher today, led by technology shares, though a downbeat second-quarter forecast from DuPont Co kept a lid on gains.

  • 20/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs; S&P up for 6th day

    US stocks rose today, driving the Dow and the S&P 500 to close at record highs as the shares of 330 companies hit 52-week highs on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • 23/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends flat after six-day rally, energy rises

    US stocks ended a quiet session essentially unchanged as investors found few reasons to keep buying following a six-day rally in the S&P 500, though merger activity lifted energy shares.

  • 24/06/2014 | World

    Wall Steet retreats on Iraq worries as data boost fades

    US stocks fell today as early enthusiasm from economic data faded and concerns about the violence in Iraq gave investors a reason to sell and book some profits, driving the Dow to its biggest drop in over a month.

  • 17/06/2014 | World

    Banks lead Wall Street higher; cyclicals rally

    US stocks rose today as data pointing to higher inflation lifted financial shares while high-growth tech names attracted renewed attention.

  • 18/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street S&P 500 hits fresh peak after Fed

    Wall Street stocks jumped today, taking the S&P 500 index of top companies to an all-time record after the Federal Reserve promised to keep in place low interest-rate policies and forecast the world's biggest economy would expand moderately.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at a record as Fed optimism lingers

    The S&P 500 ended at another record high today, extending gains for a fifth day on investors' optimism that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for a long period of time.

  • 12/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street slides on concerns about Iraq

    US stocks fell today as concerns escalated about Iraq and after disappointing economic data on retail sales and jobless claims.

  • 13/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges up on Intel but posts weekly loss

    US stocks edged up today, boosted by bullish news from the tech sector, but major indexes fell for the week as unrest in Iraq kept investors on edge.

  • 16/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends up slightly on M&A; Iraq closely watched

    US stocks edged higher today, supported by a flurry of merger news, but the advance was limited as investors kept a close watch on rising oil prices caused by turmoil in Iraq.

  • 09/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 extend string of record closes; VIX up

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs again today as more deal news raised enthusiasm for stocks, though Wall Street's fear gauge advanced.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends near flat; Dow hits record for 4th day

    US stocks finished nearly flat today, although the Dow eked out another record closing high as utilities' shares fell while 10-year bond yields hit their highest level in a month.

  • 11/06/2014 | World

    Wall St ends lower after World Bank cuts forecast

    US stocks fell today, with the Dow breaking a four-day string of record closing highs, following the World Bank's reduction of its global growth forecast.

  • 04/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street up as S&P ends at new record

    US stocks edged up today with the S&P 500 ending at a new record as investors brushed off weaker-than-expected labor market data and focused on an acceleration in services-sector growth.

  • 05/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P close at records; payrolls in focus

    The Dow and the S&P 500 both ended at new highs today after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation.

  • 06/06/2014 | World

    Jobs report takes Dow, S&P to fresh record highs

    US stocks rose today, with the Dow and the S&P 500 closing at records, after the May payrolls report provided the latest confirmation of improving economic conditions.

  • 30/05/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs after data

    The Dow and the S&P 500 edged up to end at record highs, wrapping up four straight months of gains, after mixed economic data gave investors little reason to rush into stocks.

  • 02/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P end at records; Apple, Google drag on Nasdaq

    The Dow and the S&P 500 finished at record highs again today after a closely watched read on US manufacturing was revised to show more strength than initially indicated.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges lower a day after Dow, S&P set records

    US stocks dipped in thin volume, with the Dow and the S&P 500 retreating from yesterday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains. A rise in semiconductor companies' shares limited losses.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street up, S&P 500 ends at record

    US stocks rose today as the S&P 500 scored a second straight record close, buoyed by the latest round of merger activity and as expectations for rate cuts by the European Central Bank stoked investors' appetite for equities.

  • 28/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street flat as S&P 500 falls shy of record

    The S&P 500 snapped a four-session winning streak, to end just shy of a third straight record closing high.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street up, S&P 500 sets another record closing high

    The S&P 500 index climbed to its third record closing high in four sessions today as traders shrugged off data that showed the economy shrank in the first quarter and bet on improvement in the second quarter.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street rises as small-caps rally; HP shares off late

    US stocks ended higher for the second straight session, led by small-cap stocks, while the Nasdaq climbed on a rally in biotech shares.

  • 23/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street S&P 500 ends at record on housing, HP; transports fly

    The S&P 500 closed at a record high, buoyed by a rally in housing stocks after better-than-expected home sales and a jump in Hewlett-Packard shares a day after the personal computer maker said it would cut more jobs.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Italian shares lead, Germany sets record high after EU vote

    European equities ended higher in thin trading today, with Italian shares outperforming the regional market after voters endorsed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party's reforms in European elections.

  • 19/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street rises; Internet, biotech names lift Nasdaq

    US stocks rose today, with a rally in high-growth names among Internet and biotech shares giving the Nasdaq a gain of almost 1 percent.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Retail stocks lead selloff on Wall Street after earnings

    US stocks fell in a broad selloff, with major indexes hitting session lows in afternoon trading, led by losses in the retail sector after disappointing results from Staples and TJX Companies.

  • 21/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher after Fed minutes

    US stocks rose today, rebounding from the previous day's broad selloff, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting showed central bankers have discussed the eventual tightening of monetary policy but made no decisions on which tools to use.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower after recent highs; small caps raise concern

    US stocks fell today, with the Dow and S&P 500 retreating from recent record highs, as small caps resumed their sell-off and consumer discretionary shares lagged.

  • 15/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street falls for 2nd day as small caps add to losses

    US stocks fell today, giving the Dow and the S&P 500 their worst declines in more than a month, as small-cap shares extended their retreat and Wal-Mart results disappointed.

     

     

  • 16/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street rebounds with small-caps; Dow, S&P 500 dip for week

    US stocks ended higher, in a late-day rebound as small-cap names edged up after recent weakness and consumer discretionary shares advanced.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street erases earlier gains as utilities, energy sell off

    US stocks erased earlier gains with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq turning lower in a volatile session, led by losses in the energy and utility sectors.

  • 09/05/2014 | World

    Dow ends at record high as Apple drags on S&P 500 and Nasdaq

    The Dow ended at a record high, boosted by IBM, while a rebound in high-growth momentum names helped the broader market.

  • 13/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street: Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs again; Nasdaq slips

    The Dow and the S&P 500 eked out record closing highs again today, while the Nasdaq resumed its recent slide, dragged down by shares of Cisco.

     

  • 01/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street slips despite US jobs data

    Early stocks gains on Wall Street faded and investors retreated to long-dated government debt, as enthusiasm over strong headline US jobs growth was undercut by flat wages and a decline in the number of people looking for work.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street falls in broad selloff; Twitter tumbles

    US stocks fell broadly today, closing at session lows, with AIG pulling financial shares lower after disappointing earnings and as a slide in Twitter took down other names in the technology and internet space.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street gains after Yellen, but Nasdaq drops

    US stocks mostly rose after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled continued support for the economy, but the Nasdaq fell for a second session as momentum names sold off.

     

     

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends up, Nasdaq dips in volatile Wall Street session

    The S&P 500 ended higher today after a volatile session, as gains in Apple and Pfizer helped offset another round of selling in some high-growth tech shares.

  • 29/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends up on earnings, rebound in high-growth shares

    US stocks rose, boosted by upbeat results from companies including Merck & Co and a rebound in Facebook and other high-growth shares.

  • 30/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street: Dow ends at record high as Fed upbeat on economy

    The Dow closed at its first record high of 2014 after the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat view of the economy's prospects as it announced another cut to its massive bond-buying program.

  • 23/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street slips to snap six-day rally; biotechs weak

    US stocks dipped to snap a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector.

  • 24/04/2014 | World

    Apple buoys Nasdaq; Ukraine weighs on broader market

    The Nasdaq rose modestly in a choppy session, lifted by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held the broader market in check.

  • 25/04/2014 | World

    Wall St trips as Amazon tumbles; indexes slip for week

    US stocks fell, pulled lower by a decline in consumer discretionary stocks, as bellwether names Amazon.com and Ford Motor fell in the wake of their quarterly earnings.

  • 17/04/2014 | World

    Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July

    US stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results.

  • 21/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street advances; S&P, Nasdaq book fifth straight gain

    US stocks rose slightly today as investors found few reasons to push indexes sharply higher following a strong rally last week and ahead of key earnings releases.

  • 22/04/2014 | World

    Earnings, healthcare help lift Wall Street

    US stocks rose today, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq on track for a sixth straight day, buoyed by a host of solid earnings reports along with strength in the healthcare sector.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends up after Citi results, retail sales

    US stocks closed higher today as Citigroup's earnings and strong retail sales gave investors reasons to buy equities despite a resurgence of geopolitical uncertainties.

  • 15/04/2014 | World

    Wall St ends higher as blue chips rally

    US stocks ended a volatile session higher, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq's advance.

  • 16/04/2014 | World

    Wall St gains on Yellen comments and Yahoo

    US stocks rose 1 percent, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.

  • 09/04/2014 | World

    Wall St soars after Fed minutes signal support

    US stocks rallied after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than investors had previously expected.

  • 10/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street down, Nasdaq marks worst day since Nov. 2011

    The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years today after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences and TripAdvisor, increasing investor anxiety about a broader pullback.

  • 11/04/2014 | World

    Global shares post losses

    US stocks slid in a volatile session, with the Nasdaq closing below the 4,000 mark for the first time since early February.

  • 04/04/2014 | World

    Momentum stocks sink; Nasdaq posts worst day since Feb.

    Momentum shares like Netflix and TripAdvisor sold off sharply for a second straight day, giving the Nasdaq its worst day since February and leaving investors anxious about how much further they may fall.

  • 07/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower with big fall for S&P 500

    US stocks fell today, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest three-day drop in two months, as investors bid down Internet stocks and rotated into defensive names to protect against further declines.

  • 08/04/2014 | World

    Wall St snaps 3-day losing streak as tech rebounds

    US stocks rose, snapping a three-day losing streak as investors bought beaten-down social media and Internet shares.

  • 01/04/2014 | World

    Wall St ends at record to lead global shares; oil slides

    World equity markets added to recent gains as Wall Street hit a record high after strong factory data, while soft manufacturing numbers in China reinforced expectations that the country will undertake stimulus measures.

  • 02/04/2014 | World

    Shares at six-year high, gold rebounds

    A global stock index edged up to a six-year high and Wall Street closed at a record high as US data suggested the economy is improving, while the price of spot gold jumped 1 percent.

  • 03/04/2014 | World

    Wall St dips as investors wary before jobs data

    US stocks slipped as investors turned cautious ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report, while a drop in biotech and momentum shares dragged the Nasdaq down nearly 1 percent.

  • 27/03/2014 | World

    US stocks dip on unimpressive Q4 growth; gold tumbles

    US stocks fell after upwardly revised fourth-quarter growth data failed to impress investors and worries over Ukraine lingered, while gold tumbled to a six-week low on expectations US interest rates might rise sooner than thought.

  • 28/03/2014 | World

    US stocks end off highs, Dow up for week; gold at 6-week lows

    US stocks ended up but off their session highs as a late afternoon selloff in the biotechnology sector weighed on the overall market.

  • 31/03/2014 | World

    Wall Street gets lift from Yellen remarks, techs rebound

    US stocks rose today, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight advance, led by technology and financial shares following comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • 24/03/2014 | World

    Tech leads Wall St lower as Ukraine casts a shadow

    US stocks fell today, with some of the market's recent best performers like technology and biotech shares leading the way down.

  • 25/03/2014 | World

    Wall St rebounds; biotech shares snap losing streak

    US stocks ended higher, rebounding from a two-day decline as the hard-hit biotechnology sector regained its momentum and a strong read on consumer confidence increased optimism about the economy.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Russia sanctions worry hits Wall St; techs weigh

    US stocks fell led by losses in the technology and materials sectors, as geopolitical concerns rose after the United States and the European Union agreed to work together on tougher sanctions on Russia.

  • 19/03/2014 | World

    Wall St drops after Yellen moves up rate hike

    US stocks fell today after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised the possibility of an earlier- than-anticipated increase in interest rates.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Wall St rebounds after data; financials climb

    US stocks rose today, after a batch of economic data pointed to an improving economy and investors reassessed comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen that fueled speculation of an earlier-than-expected rate hike by the central bank.

  • 21/03/2014 | World

    Wall St ends lower as biotechs fall; indexes up for week

    US stocks slipped as investors booked profits in momentum names heading into the weekend, wiping out early gains that had pushed the S&P 500 to an intraday record high.

  • 14/03/2014 | World

    Wall St ends lower on jitters over upcoming Crimea vote

    Wall Street ended lower with all three major stock indexes down for the week, as concerns over tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated ahead of a referendum in Crimea this weekend.

  • 17/03/2014 | World

    Wall St climbs as Ukraine worries ease

    US stocks climbed today, with the S&P 500 bouncing from its worst weekly drop in the past seven as concerns eased over the situation in Crimea, even as the region voted to join Russia.

  • 18/03/2014 | World

    Wall St ends higher for second session

    US stocks rose for a second straight day today, with the S&P moving within 1 percent of record levels after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin eased concerns that tensions over Ukraine might escalate.

  • 11/03/2014 | World

    Wall Street falls in choppy trading, catalysts scarce

    US stocks were little changed as investors found few reasons to push the S&P 500 above its recent record high, as tensions in Ukraine continued.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    Wall St little changed as Ukraine, China concerns brushed off

    US stocks finished little changed, with the Nasdaq up for the first session in five, as investors grappled with the evolving situation in Ukraine but shrugged off concern over weakness in China's economy.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Wall St tumbles as Ukraine tensions rise, China slows

    US stocks tumbled, with the Dow and the S&P 500 suffering their worst day since early February, on rising concerns over Ukraine and Russia and new signs of a slowdown in China.

  • 06/03/2014 | World

    Global stocks rise on Ukraine diplomacy

    World share markets rose today, supported by hopes that diplomatic efforts would cool the crisis in Ukraine, while the euro advanced to its highest level of the year after the European Central Bank signaled the euro zone needs no additional stimulus.

  • 07/03/2014 | World

    Wall St ends mostly higher, S&P 500 at record

    US stocks ended mostly higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record after more jobs than expected were created in February and January's figure was revised higher.

  • 10/03/2014 | World

    S&P dips after record; China data, Boeing weigh

    US stocks dipped today, weighed down by soft data out of China and Boeing's latest production setback.

  • 03/03/2014 | World

    Wall St sells off as Ukraine-Russia tension rises

    US stocks tumbled alongside other risky assets globally as tensions in Ukraine and Russia escalated after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at a record; Ukraine-Russia tensions ease

    US stocks rallied, with the S&P 500 closing at a record as concerns about a confrontation between Russia and Ukraine eased, and the market recovered more than all of the previous session's hefty losses.

  • 05/03/2014 | World

    Wall Street little changed after data, Ukraine eyed

    US stocks were little changed today after two days of sharp swings as investors shrugged off soft data on jobs and the services sector, while keeping an eye on developments in Ukraine.

  • 26/02/2014 | World

    Wall St ends near flat; retailers fly for a second day

    US stocks finished flat with investors hesitant to make a big move on the day before comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, though retailers' shares rallied on results for a second day.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    Yellen helps offset Ukraine worry; S&P 500 hits record

    Stocks on world markets mostly advanced today, while the S&P 500 closed at a record high, as comments from US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offset concerns over tension in Ukraine and Russia.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    S&P ends at record but off day's high

    The S&P 500 ended at another record close but well off the day's highs as worries about tensions in Ukraine caused investors to take profits ahead of the weekend.

  • 21/02/2014 | World

    Stocks rise, dollar mixed after recent US data

    Global equity markets mostly rose and the dollar traded mixed on Friday as recent data that has underpinned hopes for sustained US economic growth offset new data showing home resales fell to an 18-month low last month.

  • 24/02/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends less than 1 point below record closing high

    Stocks on Wall Street surged to an all-time high today on optimism over merger activity that also lifted global equities markets, while crude oil prices rose, helped by expectations of revived growth in the demand for oil.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Wall Street slips on day after S&P hits record high

    US stocks edged lower, easing back from record territory a day earlier as weak economic data offset gains in Home Depot and other retail shares.

  • 18/02/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ticks up on M&A; Nasdaq extends winning streak

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose today, following Wall Street's biggest weekly gain of the year, as merger activity increased confidence that there is value in the stock market even as the benchmark index nears a record high.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Wall St falls after Fed minutes

    Stock markets around the world fell today, with declines accelerating after minutes from a US Federal Reserve policy meeting showed members supported continued tapering of the central bank's bond-buying program barring a significant change in the economy.

  • 20/02/2014 | World

    Wall St rises on factory data; Tesla and Facebook jump

    US stocks climbed after a reading on manufacturing activity hit its highest in nearly four years, while news about Facebook and Tesla drove their shares to record highs.

  • 13/02/2014 | World

    World stocks flat as soft US data blamed on weather; dlr down

    World stock markets were nearly flat as soft US economic data was blamed on bad weather, while the dollar fell to a two-week low against the euro. US stocks rose, with big gains in technology stocks, putting the Nasdaq on track for a sixth straight session of gains, its longest winning streak since December 2011.

  • 14/02/2014 | World

    US stocks climb despite soft data factory output

    On Wall Street, stock gains put the S&P 500 index on track for its first two-week winning streak of the year and the Nasdaq on track for a seventh session of gains, despite more weak data on the US economy.

  • 17/02/2014 | World

    European equity rally gathers pace

    European shares climbed to a three-week high in thin volumes today, extending a strong two-week rally fuelled by record inflows from an increasing number of investors betting on the region's economic recovery.

  • 10/02/2014 | World

    Wall St closes slightly up; investors look to Yellen

    US stocks ended with modest gains today as investors digested recent market gains and looked ahead to new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's first testimony before lawmakers.

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    Stocks rally, dollar gains on Yellen 'stay course' remarks

    The dollar rose and global equity markets rallied after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the US central bank to continue trimming its bond purchases, a sign the Fed believes the economy is on track to grow further.

  • 12/02/2014 | World

    S&P's 4-day rally ends on P&G's view; European shares up

    The S&P 500 closed flat today, with a four-day rally in the index just barely coming to an end after Procter & Gamble cut its outlook, though some positive earnings limited the decline and eased concerns that valuations had become stretched.

  • 05/02/2014 | World

    US stocks end down, data fails to lift mood

    US stocks closed lower after the latest batch of mixed data failed to improve sentiment following Monday's weak report on the manufacturing sector, which drove the S&P 500 to its worst drop since June.

  • 06/02/2014 | World

    US data help buoy global stocks, euro

    The euro rose against the dollar after the European Central Bank gave no sign of an imminent rate cut and better-than-expected US economic data helped lift global stocks.

  • 07/02/2014 | World

    Stocks rally after US jobs report; dollar slips

    Global equity markets surged as investors set aside any fear of economic softness in a weak US jobs report, while bond yields and the dollar fell as the data showed employers hired far fewer workers than expected in January.

  • 31/01/2014 | World

    Wall St falls; Dow, S&P end worst month since May 2012

    A selloff in emerging markets sent a cold chill down Wall Street, triggering a slide and making January its worst month since May 2012 after one of its best years in more than a decade.

  • 03/02/2014 | World

    Wall St suffers worst drop since June

    US stocks fell today, adding to recent losses after data showed the factory sector in the world's largest economy expanded in January at its slowest pace in eight months.

  • 04/02/2014 | World

    Wall Street bounces back, European shares down

    US stocks bounced back today, underpinned by sturdy corporate results, as the market fought to regain its footing following its largest selloff in months a day earlier.

  • 28/01/2014 | World

    Wall St recovers with Pfizer; futures up on Turkey's rate hike

    US stocks rebounded today after Pfizer's upbeat results gave investors some relief from the pain of the Dow's five-day losing streak, and the market's focus turned to the Federal Reserve's next move on stimulus.

  • 29/01/2014 | World

    Wall Street slides on emerging market jitters

    US stocks fell today, along with markets around the world, on concerns that bold efforts by Turkey and South Africa to stabilize their currencies may not be enough to staunch a cycle of selling in emerging markets.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    Dollar, stocks advance after strong US GDP

    The dollar strengthened and global equity markets rebounded after data showed the US economy grew strongly in the last quarter of 2013, a rate that suggests solid corporate earnings and continued solid growth into the new year.

  • 23/01/2014 | World

    Wall St falls as China data triggers selloff in risky assets

    Global equity markets sold off on disappointing Chinese manufacturing data and weak corporate earnings, while the euro jumped against the dollar after mostly encouraging survey results from the euro zone's private sector.

  • 24/01/2014 | World

    Wall St falls as emerging-market concerns rise

    US stocks dropped following a selloff in emerging market assets, growth concerns in China and expectations that the Federal Reserve will further cut stimulus.

  • 27/01/2014 | World

    Wall St ends lower; S&P 500 extends losses for 3rd day

    US stocks extended recent losses today, with the S&P 500 falling for a third straight session as concern grew about the Federal Reserve's plans for withdrawing stimulus.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    Falling Deutsche Bank pulls European stocks lower

    European equities edged lower today, retreating from 5-1/2 year highs as financial shares were hit by a surprise loss from Deutsche Bank, the first of the region's lenders to report fourth quarter earnings.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    US yields and dollar up on outlook on Fed tapering

    US stocks mostly rose with the S&P 500 snapping a two-session decline as the materials sector rallied, though the Dow fell on disappointing earnings by three of its components.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    US stocks end mixed with focus on earnings

    US stocks finished flat to either side of unchanged as investors played off a mixed bag of company earnings, while the dollar firmed against most major currencies ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting where another cut in stimulus is seen possible.

  • 15/01/2014 | World

    S&P 500 closes at record on bank earnings, data

    US stocks rose with the S&P 500 climbing to an all-time closing high after strong earnings from Bank of America and data signaled that the economy was improving.

  • 16/01/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end down; bond trading revenues bites bank profits

    The Dow and S&P 500 slipped with the S&P retreating from the previous session's record high, after earnings from Goldman Sachs and other banks disappointed investors.

  • 17/01/2014 | World

    Wall St ends mostly lower on earnings; dollar hits 7-week high

    Wall Street stocks fell as quarterly earnings of Intel and General Electric disappointed, contributing to a decline in a measure of global equity markets, while the dollar hit a seven-week high against the euro.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    S&P ends up, led by defensive stocks; earnings in play

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq ended modestly higher on Friday, led by gains in defensive names after a weaker-than-expected payrolls report raised new questions about both the strength of the economy and the aggressiveness of Federal Reserve stimulus.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    Wall St slides on caution ahead of earnings

    US stocks tumbled on caution ahead of corporate results, as mounting negative pre-announcements left a lackluster profit growth outlook.

  • 14/01/2014 | World

    Wall St rebounds as sales point to healthy economy

    US stocks rose erasing much of the previous session's steep drop, after as a strong December retail sales reading eased concerns about a slowdown in the economy.

  • 03/01/2014 | World

    Copper and oil fall, world equities drift

    Copper futures dropped today on concerns over Chinese growth and as the US dollar strengthened, while crude oil extended recent losses and a global gauge of equities was little changed.

  • 06/01/2014 | World

    Wall Street dips for third straight day after mixed data in reports

    US stocks slipped today after a mixed batch of economic reports, which showed a slowdown in growth in the US services sector and a rebound in new orders for factory goods.

  • 07/01/2014 | World

    Shares, dollar rise on strong US trade data

    Global equity markets rose and the dollar strengthened today on encouraging jobs data from Germany and news of the lowest US trade deficit in four years, the latest evidence of a more robust American economy.

  • 30/12/2013 | World

    Wall St ends mostly flat in thin trading

    US stocks ended mostly flat today following a strong rally over the past two-weeks, with weaker-than-forecast housing data and light trading volume keeping upward momentum in check.

  • 31/12/2013 | World

    Global indexes finish vintage year, more gains seen in 2014

    US stocks were set to close 2013 at record levels, with world equity markets close to six-year peaks, while benchmark bond yields were poised for their first annual rise since 2009 in anticipation of stronger global growth in 2014.

  • 02/01/2014 | World

    Wall St kicks off new year with modest decline

    US stocks fell on their first day of trading in 2014 as investors booked profits in the wake of the S&P 500's best yearly advance since 1997.

  • 24/12/2013 | World

    Global shares end higher in short session

    US stocks posted modest gains today as investors exercised restraint from making big bets ahead of the Christmas Day holiday, with the Dow and S&P 500 once again setting record highs.

  • 26/12/2013 | World

    Retailers lead Dow, S&P 500 to record closing highs

    US stocks rose today, with the Dow and S&P 500 ending at record highs as retail shares rallied following strong data about the holiday shopping season.

  • 27/12/2013 | World

    Wall St ends mostly flat, but scores weekly gains

    US stock indexes closed mostly flat, with the Dow snapping a six-day streak of record closing highs after investors took a break from this week's rally.

  • 19/12/2013 | World

    US bonds fall, stocks stall after Fed tapers

    US government bond prices fell today as doubts emerged about the Federal Reserve's commitment to rock-bottom interest rates, while most US stock prices stalled after the prior day's hefty gains.

  • 20/12/2013 | World

    US stocks rally on GDP data; euro steady after EU downgrade

    US stocks jumped after the US government said the economy grew at its briskest pace in nearly two years, while the euro held steady, paring earlier losses after Standard & Poor's stripped the European Union of its triple-A credit rating.

  • 23/12/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P end at record highs as Apple deal lifts techs

    US stocks climbed with the Dow and S&P 500 advancing to all-time highs as a distribution deal by Apple Inc with China Mobile boosted the technology sector.

  • 16/12/2013 | World

    Upbeat data, deals lift Wall St; traders keep eye on Fed

    US stocks gained today, rebounding from their worst week in months as large deals boosted optimism but investors remained cautious ahead of an upcoming Federal Reserve policy meeting.

  • 17/12/2013 | World

    US stocks slip, dollar flat as traders await Fed decision

    Stock prices dipped and the dollar ended little changed today as the US Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting, with investors awaiting possible signals on when it plans to start winding down its massive stimulus program.

  • 18/12/2013 | World

    Wall St turns positive after Fed announces tapering

    US stocks rose in volatile trading today after the Federal Reserve announced plans to trim its stimulus program, though it said its key interest rate would stay lower for even longer than previously promised.

  • 11/12/2013 | World

    Fed taper anxiety triggers profit taking on Wall St

    US stocks posted their largest drop in a month today as traders locked in recent gains after a provisional budget deal out of Washington removed one of the near-term reasons for the Fed to keep up its current pace of economic stimulus.

  • 12/12/2013 | World

    Fretting over the Fed; yen takes a dive

    Asian markets are likely to stay under pressure on Friday as investors fret over the outlook for US policy stimulus, though Japanese stocks could draw comfort from a reversal in the yen against the dollar.

  • 13/12/2013 | World

    Wall St ends flat; falls for week with eyes on Fed

    US stocks ended little changed after a three-day drop, but logged their worst week in nearly four months on concern that the Federal Reserve could signal the start of a reduction in its stimulus program at its policy-setting meeting next week.

  • 06/12/2013 | World

    Dollar, stocks rise as US jobs data boosts taper talk

    Global equity markets surged and the dollar rose against the yen after stronger-than-expected US jobs data gave investors confidence the economy is strong enough to withstand an expected reduction in Federal Reserve stimulus.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Wall St ends up slightly; investors seek clues on Fed

    Wall Street rose modestly today after Chinese inflation data eased worries about policy tightening there, while investors were cautious before speeches on the economy by top Federal Reserve officials.

  • 10/12/2013 | World

    Stocks slip, dollar eases on taper speculation

    Global equity markets traded slightly lower today while the dollar and US Treasury yields eased on a growing view that the Federal Reserve will need additional positive data before it decides to scale back its economic stimulus.

  • 03/12/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P fall for 3rd straight day; retail weighs

    The Dow and the S&P 500 fell for a third straight day, dropping from record levels in a broad decline as investors took profits amid signs of a weak holiday shopping season.

  • 05/12/2013 | World

    Fed uncertainty sends the Dow, S&P 500 down for 5th day

    European shares extended losses early as investors continued to trim positions in light of stronger economic data that heightens worries over the potential for an early winding down of stimulus.

  • 06/12/2013 | World

    European shares snap 4-day slide after stake sale

    European stocks snapped their longest losing streak in six months today, boosted by Swiss food firm Nestle as it sold its Givaudan stake, potentially freeing up more than a billion dollars for buybacks or acquisitions.

  • 28/11/2013 | World

    European shares edge higher, supported by new US highs

    European stocks gained ground today in light trade, with Italian shares outperforming after the country's Senate expelled former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, fuelling hopes of stability for the current government.

  • 29/11/2013 | World

    World stock index little changed, US crude oil up

    A major index of world equities ended little changed on a light day of trading, while US crude oil rebounded from recent declines. The US stock market slipped at the end of a thinly traded, abbreviated session following Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday.

  • 02/12/2013 | World

    US stocks end down, yields rise; easing talk hits yen

    US shares closed down today after see-sawing through the day as robust economic data failed to extend an eight-week market rally, and the yen tumbled on news that the Bank of Japan was considering expanding its stimulus.

  • 25/11/2013 | World

    Dow ends at record high; Nasdaq loses grip on 4,000

    The Dow industrials eked out a slim gain today to end at another record high, after the Nasdaq topped 4,000 for the first time in 13 years and then slipped to close below that level.

  • 26/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street little changed amid Iran doubts

    World share markets remained pressured and the dollar slipped today as oil prices climbed amid doubts over the real impact of the Iran nuclear deal and renewed political tensions in the East China Sea.

  • 27/11/2013 | World

    Dow and S&P 500 hit records, Nasdaq lifted by tech

    Agreement on a German coalition government pushed the euro to a four-year high against the yen and buoyed stocks around the world, already well bid on central bank liquidity.

  • 19/11/2013 | World

    World stock markets dip, Iran weighs on Brent crude

    World stock markets dipped today as investors sought new catalysts to extend a rally amid signs of tepid economic growth, while crude oil sank ahead of a possible easing of sanctions against Iran.

  • 21/11/2013 | World

    Dow ends above 16,000 for first time, boosted by data

    The Dow industrial index closed above 16,000 for the first time today as stocks rebounded from three days of weakness, after economic data pointed to a slowly improving labor market and subdued inflation.

  • 22/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street drifts higher, tries for 7th week of gains

    US stocks were little changed today amid a dearth of data and ahead of a holiday-shortened week in the United States, a day after the Dow industrials broke 16,000 for the first time.

  • 13/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P end at record highs on Macy's, Yellen

    The Dow and the S&P 500 ended at record highs today as strong results from Macy's lifted consumer discretionary shares and investors bought stocks in anticipation of remarks by Janet Yellen, who is likely to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve.

  • 15/11/2013 | World

    European shares near 5-year highs as Vivendi rises

    European shares rose back towards five-year highs buoyed by media group Vivendi and prospects of a further dose of accommodative central bank policies that were tipped to keep the equity rally on track.

  • 18/11/2013 | World

    Most US stocks retreat after new highs, dollar falls

    US stock indices scaled record highs before retreating today, buoyed by the prospect of continued Federal Reserve stimulus, while the dollar slipped and global equity markets climbed, driven by economic reform plans in China.

  • 08/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end higher for fifth straight week; financials lead

    US stocks rose, rebounding from the previous session's selloff, after an unexpectedly strong payrolls report lent weight to views the world's largest economy is stronger than previously thought.

  • 11/11/2013 | World

    US stocks extend 5-week rally

    Wall Street and other major world stock indexes rose modestly today, but trading was subdued with US bond markets and banks closed for the Veterans Day holiday.

  • 12/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street dips after two days of gains; eyes on Fed's next move

    The Dow and the S&P 500 declined after rising bond yields increased debate over how soon the Federal Reserve would start trimming its stimulus programme.

  • 05/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 down after 2-day winning streak

    The Dow and the S&P 500 ended lower today following two sessions of gains as investors weighed the implications of strong economic data for the path of monetary policy over the next several months.

  • 06/11/2013 | World

    Euro rises as ECB rate cut seen unlikely, Dow at record high

    Global stock markets rose today and the Dow industrials marked a record closing high as investors seized on signs that the Federal Reserve may keep rates low for longer than expected.

  • 07/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street lower despite data, Twitter dazzles in debut

    Frenzied buying in Twitter shares grabbed Wall Street's attention, as the social media stock surged well above expectations, while major indexes fell, with the S&P 500 suffering its worst daily decline since August.

  • 31/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends session lower but posts gains for October

    US stocks finished lower as the Federal Reserve's statement the day before added to investors' anxiety about the timing of a pullback in its stimulus programme.

  • 01/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street gains on data, S&P up for fourth week

    US stocks rose as surprisingly strong manufacturing data overshadowed views the Federal Reserve could reduce stimulus earlier than expected.

  • 04/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street gains modestly after data; BlackBerry plummets

    US stocks edged modestly higher today in the wake of data showing that business spending dropped sharply in September and amid uncertainty over how soon the Federal Reserve would be comfortable enough with growth to begin scaling back stimulus.

  • 28/10/2013 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record on Fed hopes; Dow, Nasdaq flat

    The S&P 500 closed at another record high today as expectations were high that the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus in place when it meets this week. But the overall market was little changed, with the Dow and Nasdaq ending down slightly, after the recent sharp run-up in the stock market lost some momentum.

  • 29/10/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs on stimulus hopes

    US stocks rose modestly today, with the market's upward momentum continuing as the S&P 500 hit another record high and drug company Pfizer rallied on its results.

  • 30/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips in volatile post-Fed trade

    US stocks fell in volatile trading today after the Federal Reserve said it would keep its stimulus program intact for the time being, as expected, though it also nodded to a weaker economic growth outlook.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down as Caterpillar falls, Boeing rallies

    US stocks fell as shares of heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar and semiconductor companies tumbled after they reported earnings, ending the S&P 500's four-session streak of record high finishes.

  • 24/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends higher, resuming upward trend on Fed

    US stocks resumed their move up as economic data underscored views US monetary stimulus will be in place for the foreseeable future and earnings offered some upbeat news.

  • 25/10/2013 | World

    World shares flat but Wall Street gains; S&P 500 at new high

    World equity indexes were near five-year highs as major US technology companies propelled Wall Street to another day of gains, sending the S&P 500 index to close at a record.

  • 18/10/2013 | World

    Global stocks end at record high on high earnings

    The S&P 500 closed at a record high for the second consecutive day as positive earnings from Google (GOOG.O), Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and others lifted investor sentiment.

  • 21/10/2013 | World

    Dollar gains, shares flat on expected delay to Fed tapering

    The dollar gained and global equity markets traded at five-year highs lifted by a healthy outlook for stocks as markets awaited a backlog of US economic data that could yield clues on when the Federal Reserve begins to pare its stimulus program.

  • 22/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street up on Fed-affirming jobs data

    The dollar slid to a two-year low against the euro and global equity markets rose for a fifth straight session on Tuesday after weak US jobs data reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its easy-money policy intact into 2014.

  • 15/10/2013 | World

    US stocks fall as Washington talks stall

    US short-term bill rates rose and stocks slid on Wall street as US Senate fiscal negotiations were suspended, making prospects for an agreement to end the US government's budget and debt impasse less promising.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends sharply higher in hopes of fiscal deal

    US stocks closed more than 1 percent higher after Senate leaders said they had a deal to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling, avoiding the threat of a debt default.

  • 17/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends at record high after Washington deal

    The S&P 500 closed at a record high as investors regained confidence in the market following a last-minute deal to avoid a US default, but weak earnings from IBM (IBM.N) and Goldman Sachs (GS.N) pulled the Dow industrials slightly lower.

  • 10/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street jumps on signs of progress in Washington talks

    US stocks closed up today, with each of the major indexes climbing more than 2 percent, as investors were encouraged by signs of progress in fiscal negotiations in Washington.

  • 11/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends up on hopes of debt solution in Washington

    US stocks rose, extending gains from a major rally in the previous session, as investors were hopeful for a solution to end the partial US government shutdown and raise the US borrowing limit to avoid a possible default.

  • 14/10/2013 | World

    US shares edge up on budget deal hopes

    Global equity markets rebounded today on news of a planned meeting between President Barack Obama and leaders in Congress to discuss an impasse over how to extend the US debt ceiling and end a partial government shutdown.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street down after two-week decline as Washington deadlocked

    US stocks fell today with the Dow and the S&P 500 adding to their two-week decline as the US government shutdown dragged on with no signs politicians were willing to relax positions over the debt-ceiling limit or budget impasse.

  • 08/10/2013 | World

    Year's winners lead Wall St lower as default angst rises

    US stocks slid on Tuesday as traders cashed in gains in some of the year's best performers amid little progress to end a political crisis in Washington that could affect the US fiscal standing and economic recovery.

  • 09/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street gains on Yellen boost, Washington eyed

    US stocks edged up today, with the S&P 500 bouncing back after its largest drop since August, on expectations Janet Yellen will be tapped to head the US Federal Reserve.

  • 02/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down on second day of shutdown

    US stocks ended lower on the second day of a partial US government shutdown shortly before congressional leaders and President Barack Obama were scheduled to meet to discuss the budget impasse and raising the US debt limit.

  • 03/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends lower as government shutdown goes on

    US stocks dropped today as investors worried that a budget stalemate in Congress would become entangled with much more critical legislation to raise the federal borrowing limit.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Global stocks fall for week as shutdown continues; dollar near lows

    Major stock markets rose but posted a second week of losses while the dollar hovered near an eight-month low on fears the budget standoff in Washington will drag on until politicians reach a deal to raise the US debt ceiling.

  • 27/09/2013 | World

    Global stocks fall as US spending deadline near

    Global equity markets fell and the dollar hit a 7-1/2-month low against the safe-haven Swiss franc as the prospect of a shutdown of US government operations next week and a possible debt default several weeks later unsettled investors.

  • 30/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street plunges as government shutdown draws near

    US stocks fell sharply today as a last-minute deal to resolve a budget impasse in Washington appeared less likely, increasing the chances of a partial government shutdown.

  • 01/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street rebounds as government shutdown seen short-lived

    US stocks kicked off a new month and a new quarter with gains as investors, for now, appeared confident that the first partial government shutdown in nearly two decades would be short-lived.

  • 24/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street closes with falls, shares struggle

    Stocks on Wall Street struggled on Tuesday, with benchmark indexes swinging between losses and muted gains to finally turn lower, amid a lack of clarity on US fiscal and monetary policies, while major currencies held in tight ranges.

  • 25/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down for fifth session as budget debate, Wal-Mart weigh

    US stocks fell and the S&P 500 put in a fifth day of losses, its worst losing streak since the end of 2012, on jitters funding for the federal government would run out and after a drop in shares of the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores.

  • 26/09/2013 | World

    Europe equities edge up but Milan market underperforms

    European equities edged higher buoyed by gains at fashion group H&M, although fresh political uncertainty in Italy hit Milan's stock market.

  • 19/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street little changed with Dow, S&P near record levels

    US stocks were little changed today as investors took a breather after a rally that took the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average to record levels in the wake of a surprise decision by the Federal Reserve to maintain its stimulus.

  • 20/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down but posts gains for week

    US stocks fell as investors digested comments by Federal Reserve officials in the wake of the central bank's decision to maintain its stimulus, but two companies made initial public offerings with stellar results.

  • 23/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street closes on fall amid Fed policy jitters

    US stocks lost value today as traders balanced upbeat data from Germany and China with angst about the timing of Federal Reserve tapering as more top Fed officials took to the speakers' circuit.

  • 13/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends up; Dow posts best weekly gain since January

    US stocks rose and the Dow registered its best weekly gain since January, helped by a rise in Intel (INTC.O) shares, though trading was subdued ahead of the Federal Reserve's expected reduction of stimulus measures next week.

  • 17/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street edges up as Fed meeting looms

    US stocks edged up at the open today ahead of the start of a highly anticipated Federal Reserve two-day meeting, while inflation data supported the case for the Fed to start to reduce its stimulus measures.

  • 18/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends at record, Fed maintains stimulus

    US stocks rallied to record highs after the Federal Reserve surprised investors and decided against trimming its bond-buying stimulus program, which has fueled Wall Street's rally of more than 20 percent this year.

  • 10/09/2013 | World

    Global markets: China data spurs stocks; Syria diplomacy pressures debt, oil

    US stocks climbed for a sixth straight session as the dollar and global equities rallied on more upbeat economic data from China, while prices of safe-haven debt and oil slipped on the chance of a diplomatic alternative to a potential Western military strike against Syria.

  • 11/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street edges up on Syria delay, bets on Fed policy

    US stocks edged higher today, lifting the S&P 500 for its seventh straight day of gains, as concern over a possible US-led strike on Syria ebbed and investors bet the Federal Reserve would trim its stimulus measures only slightly.

  • 12/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street edges lower after seven session rally

    US stocks edged lower today after a seven-session winning streak on the S&P 500 and a jobless claims report which provided few clues into the Federal Reserve's upcoming decisions about stimulus policy.

  • 05/09/2013 | World

    Global shares up as ECB says low rates to stay

    US stocks edged higher today, putting equities on track for a third straight day of gains as a flurry of economic data pointed to improving economic conditions.

  • 06/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street flat after jobs data; Syria worries spur caution

    US stocks closed little changed in choppy trade after labor market data removed some uncertainty about Federal Reserve policy, but concerns remained about possible military action by the West against Syria.

  • 09/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street higher after upbeat Chinese export data

    US stocks and bonds rose today while the dollar fell against most major currencies after a soft jobs report last week fed debate over when the US Federal Reserve would begin to reduce its stimulative bond-buying program.

  • 02/09/2013 | World

    Factory growth buoys shares as Syria risk eases for now

    A delay in potential US military action in Syria and improving economic data from China and Europe lifted world share markets today and sent the safe-haven Japanese yen lower.

  • 03/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street rallies with potential Syria action delayed

    US stocks rose today after President Barack Obama opted to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria, a move that was likely to delay any strike for at least several days.

  • 04/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street jumps for second day; automakers, tech gain

    US stocks ended higher for a second day on strong auto sales and as a possible military action in Syria was seen as limited.

  • 28/08/2013 | World

    Syria pushes up oil prices; Wall Street rebounds

    Concerns about a possible US-led military strike on Syria sent oil prices higher on Wednesday and triggered a safe-haven run to gold and the dollar. Wall Street meanwhile recovered after a difficult day's trading on Tuesday to close with some modest gains.

  • 29/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street rises on economy, but Syria concerns limit gains

    US stocks closed modestly higher as the economy showed signs of improvement, but uncertainty over possible military action against Syria continued to pressure markets.

  • 30/08/2013 | World

    Global stocks fall after Kerry speaks on Syria; bonds rise

    Stocks fell and US Treasury prices gained after Secretary of State John Kerry made a forceful case for the United States to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he released evidence the Syrian government used chemical weapons to attack civilians.

  • 23/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends up a day after Nasdaq outage, Microsoft jumps

    Stocks rose in light trading, led by a jump in Microsoft shares, as trading took place without interruption a day after the Nasdaq stock exchange suffered an unprecedented, three-hour trading halt.

  • 26/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls on weak data, Italy drags euro zone shares lower

    US stocks opened the week's trading with a drop, after data showed a steep fall in orders for long-lasting manufactured goods last month.

  • 27/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls as nations back firm response to Syria

    US stocks dropped on rising geopolitical tensions over the possibility of a military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces for a chemical weapons attack against civilians.

  • 20/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street rebounds as US bond yields fall from 2-year peaks

    US bond yields retreated from two-year highs on revived safe-haven bids as prices on most world stock exchanges fell to the lowest level in over a month on concerns that less US monetary stimulus will hamper global growth.

  • 21/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls after Fed minutes yield few clues

    Global equity markets and bond prices slid while the dollar strengthened after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy-setting meeting did not alter expectations the Fed would eventually begin to trim its bond-buying program.

  • 22/08/2013 | World

    Global shares gain on economic business surveys

    Global equity markets gained today after business surveys from around the world reflected a global economy in expansion, helping cement expectations the Federal Reserve will trim its bond-buying stimulus program in September.

  • 15/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street slides on Fed angst, Wal-Mart disappointment

    US stocks fell by their most since late June today as investors fretted the Federal Reserve would soon start to scale back its stimulus and as corporate earnings showed that consumer spending remained weak.

  • 16/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips, Dow posts biggest weekly loss of 2013

    US stocks fell slightly, and the Dow industrials posted the biggest weekly loss this year as rising bond yields hurt shares paying rich dividends and earnings from retailers disappointed investors.

  • 19/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street little changed after large weekly loss

    US stocks were little changed today, following the Dow industrials' largest weekly drop in more than a year, as traders positioned for an expected move by the Federal Reserve to scale back its economic stimulus.

  • 12/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street closes on fall, extending recent decline

    US stocks mostly fell today, extending the previous week's decline as investors found few reasons to buy, though a rally in BlackBerry helped the Nasdaq close higher

  • 13/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street rises on economic data, Apple rallies

    Stocks rose after strong economic data including retail sales, while Apple boosted the Nasdaq after billionaire investor Carl Icahn revealed a long position in the stock.

  • 14/08/2013 | World

    European shares, pound rise on data, Wall Street slips

    European shares rose for a fifth straight session today after data showed the euro zone emerged from recession in the second quarter, but uncertainty about US monetary policy kept Wall Street under pressure.

  • 07/08/2013 | World

    Wall St ends down for a third day on Fed uncertainty

    US stocks lost ground for a third consecutive session on growing uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve may start to wind down its stimulus, which has been a driving force behind the rally in equities this year.

  • 08/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street rebounds after three-day drop, led by tech sector

    US stocks rose, rebounding after three days of declines, led by gains in the technology sector.

  • 09/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends worst week since June; dollar rises

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open today, putting major indexes on track for their worst week since June, as investors found few reasons to buy with equity prices near record levels.

  • 01/08/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at new highs after data, stimulus in place

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Thursday, with the S&P 500 rising above 1,700 after strong data on service-sector growth and as central banks said they would keep monetary stimulus in place.

  • 05/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips from record highs; energy stocks hit Dow

    US stocks declined slightly, with indexes pulling back from last week's record levels as investors looked for catalysts to spur further market gains.

  • 06/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls, dollar falls vs yen as Fed path in focus

    Wall Street drifted lower as investors found few reasons to buy stocks, but European shares and the euro were supported by data that showed a surge in factory output in Britain and Germany.

  • 29/07/2013 | World

    Global shares fall ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

    US stocks fell but the dollar came off a five-week low ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting where the US central bank is expected to reaffirm its commitment to keep benchmark interest rates low.

  • 30/07/2013 | World

    S&P 500 edges up on earnings; potash slide curbs gain

    US stocks ended mostly higher following gains in technology shares and stronger than expected earnings from Pfizer, but a selloff in the potash sector limited the advance.

  • 31/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street: S&P 500 ends flat after Fed statement

    US stocks extended gains in volatile trading today after the Federal Reserve gave no hint that a reduction in the pace of its bond-buying program is imminent.

  • 23/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street edges up after strong earnings from Dow components

    World stock markets rose to near five-year highs on Tuesday, boosted by views that China was moving to support its cooling economy, while the dollar fell to one-month lows.

  • 24/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street flat on tech sector gains

    US stocks were flat today as results from blue-chips Caterpillar and AT&T offset gains for the tech sector generated by Apple's stronger-than-expected results.

  • 25/07/2013 | World

    Shares, dollar fall on mixed earnings and fears on China

    Global equity markets eased and the dollar fell as mixed results from blue-chip companies on both sides of the Atlantic and renewed concerns about the slowing pace of growth in China weighed on investor sentiment.

  • 18/07/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs on earnings after Bernanke comments

    The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs on Thursday after Morgan Stanley and others reported better-than-expected earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments further reassured markets.

  • 19/07/2013 | World

    Global shares pull back after rally

    Stock markets around the world retreated as some disappointing corporate results pushed investors to take profits after a string of gains that took major US indexes to record levels.

  • 22/07/2013 | World

    Global shares close unchanged after mixed company earnings

    US stocks were little changed today following a gloomy earnings outlook from McDonald's and as investors booked profits after the S&P 500 index hit a closing high on Friday.

  • 15/07/2013 | World

    Wall St closes with modest gains on earnings

    US stocks edged up today after hitting record highs in the previous session, as better-than-expected earnings from Citigroup were offset by mixed US economic data.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    Shares, dollar fall day before Bernanke testimony

    The dollar eased and US stocks fell on Tuesday, snapping an eight-day advance by the benchmark S&P 500 index, as investors took a cautious stance ahead of the Federal Reserve chief's testimony to a US congressional panel on Wednesday.

  • 17/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street advances after Bernanke statement

    U.S. stocks ended modestly higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the timeline for winding down the U.S. central bank's stimulus program was not set in stone.

  • 10/07/2013 | World

    Wall St flat after Fed minutes, European shares close higher

    The Dow slipped and the S&P 500 edged up less than a point on Wednesday, interrupting a four-day rally, with investors trying to gauge when the Federal Reserve may scale back on its economic stimulus.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street jumps; Dow and S&P end at new highs

    The S&P 500 and Dow industrials closed at record highs, a day after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reasserted that monetary policy will remain accommodative for some time.


  • 12/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street rises on banks' results; S&P's best week since January

    US stocks advanced, supported by banks' strong earnings, but Boeing limited the Dow's gain after an airplane fire in London.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    Dollar spikes, US yields jump after jobs data

    The dollar rose broadly and Treasury debt yields jumped, while Wall Street pared initial gains in volatile trading and a gauge of world stocks fell after strong job market data showed the world's largest economy on a solid footing.

  • 08/07/2013 | World

    Wall St rises as attention turns to earnings season

    US stocks advanced heading into the start of earnings season, building on gains sparked by last week's robust employment report and pushing the S&P 500 closer to its all-time high set in May.

  • 09/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street closes with fourth successive rise, FedEx jumps

    US stocks rose for the fourth session in a row, as investors bet companies will be able to surpass the low bar that has been set for earnings season, leaving room for better-than-expected results that could fuel the rally further.

  • 04/07/2013 | World

    European stocks rally on ECB, BoE stimulus pledges

    European bond and stock markets rose as investors put concerns about political turmoil in Portugal to one side ahead of central bank meetings in Frankfurt and London, and Friday's US jobs report.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    Europe pauses after rally, eye US jobs data

    European shares consolidated with uncertainty ahead of key US jobs data making investors reluctant to extend the previous day's rally that was spurred by pledges of continued stimulus from the European Central Bank and Bank of England.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street advances after payroll report

    Stocks rose in early trading as US June payrolls data came in much stronger than expected, though investors questioned what the report meant for the timing of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    S&P 500 extends gains to year's second half on solid data

    US stocks ended higher on the first day of the third quarter, supported by signs of strength in manufacturing and construction sectors. But the major US stock indexes pulled back from their session highs late in the day as investors sold some shares to book profits.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips in volatile session

    US stocks edged lower, erasing earlier gains as the S&P 500 met resistance around its 50-day moving average, a level the index has not been able to close above for the past two weeks.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Wall St slips in volatile session

    US stocks fell modestly in a volatile, abbreviated session today as concerns over growth in China and European debt overshadowed strength in large-cap tech shares.

  • 26/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street climbs as GDP data eases fear of Fed pullback

    US stocks rallied for a second day, recouping some recent losses on reduced concern that the Federal Reserve will begin to withdraw its stimulus in the near future.

  • 27/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street rallies for third day as Fed concerns fade

    US stocks climbed for a third straight day after comments from several Federal Reserve officials soothed concerns that the central bank would begin to reduce its stimulus efforts in the near future.

  • 28/06/2013 | World

    Global markets: shares rise, gold up but plunges for quarter

    The Dow and the S&P 500 slipped as the end of the second quarter approached, with investors finding little reason to push shares higher after a three-day rally.

  • 21/06/2013 | World

    Bond yields eye biggest weekly rise in 10 years

    US equities stabilized in choppy trading, while Treasury yields were on track for their biggest weekly jump in a decade as investors reassessed their positions in the wake of the Federal Reserve's plans to withdraw its economic stimulus.

  • 24/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down but off lows as bond prices gain

    US stocks fell more than 1 percent, adding to a sell-off built on concerns about reduced stimulus from the Federal Reserve and on overnight losses in Chinese equity markets.

  • 25/06/2013 | World

    Global markets - shares rally, dollar gains as US data buoys markets

    US stocks opened higher today, rebounding from recent weakness after comments from US and Chinese central bankers eased concerns about a credit crunch and an rapid end to stimulus measures.

  • 19/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street slumps after Bernanke hints at slowing bond buying

    US stocks fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would start to reduce its stimulus measures later this year if the economy is strong enough.

  • 20/06/2013 | World

    Stocks, bonds, commodities slump on likely end to Fed stimulus

    Global equity markets, bond prices and commodities fell sharply, a day after the Federal Reserve said the US economy was growing strongly enough for it to begin slowing its unprecedented stimulus.

  • 13/06/2013 | World

    Wall St rallies on economic data, technical factors

    US stocks rallied after three days of losses as stronger-than-expected economic data helped reassure investors concerned about the expected winding down of the Federal Reserve's economic stimulus.

  • 14/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends lower on stimulus worries

    US stocks fell to close their third negative week in four as concern lingered over whether the world's central banks will soon begin to rein in stimulus programmes.

  • 17/06/2013 | World

    Wall St rises in volatile session before Fed meeting

    US stocks rose but ended well off their highs as investors speculated over the Federal Reserve's intentions about its massive stimulus program to aid the economy before a meeting of policymakers that begins on Tuesday.

  • 10/06/2013 | World

    Wall St finishes flat as US gets stable credit outlook

    US stocks were little changed today after Standard & Poor's raised its credit outlook for the United States, but uncertainty about when or if the Federal Reserve might reduce its stimulus efforts limited gains.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    Wall St slides as BOJ move rattles trading

    US stocks slid in a volatile session after Japan's central bank disappointed equity markets by holding its monetary policy steady.

  • 12/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls as worry rises over life without stimulus

    US stocks fell with the Dow sliding more than 100 points on another volatile day as traders extended a selloff driven by concern about central banks winding down their stimulus measures.

  • 05/06/2013 | World

    Wall St drops as fears of less Fed stimulus mount

    US stocks dropped 1 percent, extending a recent selloff, as investors grappled with concerns that the Federal Reserve may begin to scale back its bond-buying stimulus while the economy is still sluggish.

  • 06/06/2013 | World

    Wall St ends up in volatile trade ahead of jobs data

    US stocks rose with the Dow swinging nearly 200 points from its session low to high and the S&P 500 recovering after hitting a key technical level in volatile trading a day before the release of the US jobs report.

  • 07/06/2013 | World

    Global shares extend gains after US jobs report

    The dollar rose and global equity markets rallied on Friday after US jobs data for May quashed investors' concerns that the Federal Reserve would soon start easing back on its stimulus programme.

  • 31/05/2013 | World

    European shares dip, hit by profit taking; Wall Street flat

    US stocks sold off and government bond yields rose on Friday after improved factory activity in the US Midwest and rising consumer sentiment increased anxiety about the Federal Reserve's next move.

  • 03/06/2013 | World

    Wall St ends higher in late rebound

    Stocks rose but the US dollar fell in a volatile session after data showed US manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in six months, raising concerns about the health of the US recovery and the outlook for central bank stimulus.

  • 04/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down on fears Fed may scale back stimulus

    US stocks ended lower resuming their recent decline as investors sold growth-oriented sectors on speculation the Federal Reserve may slow the pace of its economic stimulus.

  • 28/05/2013 | World

    Stocks rally, US Treasury yields climb

    US stocks opened higher today as supportive comments from central banks around the world reassured investors that monetary policies designed to support the global economy would remain in place.

  • 29/05/2013 | World

    Global shares retreat on Fed uncertainty

    Global shares retreated today, as investors continued to question the longevity of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.

  • 30/05/2013 | World

    Global shares extend gains as stimulus worries ease

    US stocks extended gains, with the Nasdaq briefly gaining 1 percent and the S&P near session highs as weaker-than-expected economic data kept afloat the belief stimulus measures by central banks will likely continue.

  • 23/05/2013 | World

    Wall St sags, but ends off session lows

    US stocks slipped but finished sharply off their session lows as a rally in Hewlett-Packard's shares offset worries about weak Chinese manufacturing data and the prospects of the Federal Reserve reducing its monetary stimulus.

  • 24/05/2013 | World

    Global shares fall on worries of stimulus cutback

    Global equity markets slipped over worries the US Federal Reserve may curb a stimulus program that has lifted stocks, while the dollar recovered against the euro after better-than-expected US durable goods data for April.

  • 27/05/2013 | World

    European shares rebound after a two-day drop

    European stocks, bonds and the dollar traded more calmly after last week's turbulence, though another 3 percent dive in Japan's Nikkei kept investors on edge.

  • 20/05/2013 | World

    Wall Street inches up, deals support for rally

    The US benchmark S&P 500 index is almost 17 percent higher so far this year - and investors still see better returns ahead in equities, even as Wall Street traded near break-even.

  • 21/05/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P end at records on Fed officials' reassurance

    US stocks rose with the Dow and the S&P 500 closing at new all-time highs as Federal Reserve officials' comments eased some concerns that the central bank could start reducing its stimulus program.

  • 22/05/2013 | World

    Wall St falters in volatile session on Fed worries

    US stocks fell with the S&P 500 posting its biggest decline in three weeks, after minutes from the latest US Federal Reserve meeting showed some officials were open to tapering large-scale asset purchases as early as at the June meeting.

  • 15/05/2013 | World

    Dow and S&P 500 hit new highs; investors confident in rally

    US stocks edged up today, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting new all-time highs as the market's recent upward momentum persisted, but a steep decline in Apple kept gains in check. European shares scaled new five-year highs.

  • 16/05/2013 | World

    Global shares fall following weak earnings

    US stocks ended lower with declines picking up steam after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank could begin easing up on its monetary stimulus this summer. European shares, Japan's Nikkei also down.

  • 17/05/2013 | World

    Global shares close with new peaks

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average and benchmark S&P 500 stock index surged to new closing highs in a rally that has pushed both indices this year up 17 percent.

  • 10/05/2013 | World

    Corporate earnings lead global shares to fresh peaks

    European equities scaled fresh five-year highs today, bolstered by strong earnings numbers from steelmaker ArcelorMittal and telecoms group BT and expectations of continued central bank stimulus. US stocks were little changed but remained on track for a third straight week of gains.

  • 13/05/2013 | World

    Global shares pause at 5-year highs amid chart caution

    US stocks edged lower today as indexes retreated from record highs in the previous session, though an unexpected rise in retail sales data for April helped to limit losses.

  • 14/05/2013 | World

    Wall Street jumps as banks lead S&P 500 to new record high

    US stocks rose and closed a rally today, with the Dow and the S&P 500 hitting new records as investors bet that the market's upward momentum would keep going.

  • 07/05/2013 | World

    Global stocks climb higher as investors chase performance

    US stocks edged higher but investors found little reason to push shares decisively higher after the S&P 500 hit another record close. European shares rose 0.4 percent on positive expectations that central banks would continue to stimulate the economy.

  • 08/05/2013 | World

    Wall St rallies with Dow, S&P at records again

    US stocks pushed further into record territory driving the S&P 500 to an all-time high close for a fifth day, helped by strength in financials and technology.

  • 09/05/2013 | World

    Global stocks dip after recent gains

    US stocks ended lower, breaking a five-day string of record closing highs for the S&P 500 as the market's recent momentum faltered and Apple shares weighed.

  • 01/05/2013 | World

    Wall St closes down on data, earnings

    US stocks fell sharply as the latest economic data continued a trend of indicators pointing to anemic growth, while bellwether companies disappointed on revenue.

  • 02/05/2013 | World

    Wall St closes up on tech gains, S&P near 1,600

    US stocks closed about 1 percent higher, led by tech shares, after weekly jobless claims figures pointed to improving labor market conditions a day before the closely watched monthly payroll report.

  • 03/05/2013 | World

    Dollar, stocks surge on strong US jobs data

    The US dollar surged against the yen and global equity markets rallied after the US government reported surprisingly strong jobs growth for April that drove optimism on the economy, driving Wall Street stocks to record highs.

  • 26/04/2013 | World

    Dollar falls against the yen; bond yields decline

    The US dollar tumbled against the yen fter the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged, while benchmark US bond yields fell to near 4-1/2-month lows after the US economy grew less than expected in the first quarter.

  • 29/04/2013 | World

    S&P 500 closes at record, led by energy, tech shares

    The S&P 500 index ended at an all-time high as growth-oriented stocks, including energy and technology, lead the way to the index's sixth rise in the past seven sessions.

  • 30/04/2013 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record high on Apple, economic data

    US stocks rose moderately, with the S&P 500 ending at another all-time closing high on a jump in Apple and encouraging economic data.

  • 23/04/2013 | World

    Wall St rallies after recovery from Twitter-driven drop

    US stocks climbed in a broad rally, recovering from sharp declines sparked by a "bogus" Associated Press tweet about explosions at the White House.

  • 24/04/2013 | World

    Global shares rise as weak data again backs ECB rate cut

    Global equity markets rose, drawing support from strong corporate earnings and speculation the European Central Bank will cut interest rates after the release of weak economic data out of Germany for a second straight day.

  • 25/04/2013 | World

    Wall St gains on earnings, data, but S&P record a hurdle

    US stocks rose lifted by stronger-than-expected earnings and a large drop in weekly jobless claims.

  • 17/04/2013 | World

    Drop in Apple shares, weak profits drag Wall St lower

    US stocks fell in a broad market selloff, led by a sharp drop in Apple shares on worries about slowing demand for its products and weaker-than-expected results from Bank of America that battered the financial sector.

  • 18/04/2013 | World

    Wall Street dips as after disappointing data

    US stocks fell and the S&P 500 closed below a key technical level after disappointing forecasts from eBay and other companies, casting doubt on the market's recent strength.

  • 19/04/2013 | World

    Wall Street bounces back with all eyes on Boston

    Most US stocks edged higher today, bouncing back a day after the S&P 500 index closed below its 50-day moving average for the first time this year, but a sharp drop in IBM shares kept the Dow in the red.

  • 09/04/2013 | World

    Dow ends at another record close as cyclicals rally

    US stocks advanced with the Dow closing at a record high on a rally in cyclical shares and as earnings season started to heat up.

  • 11/04/2013 | World

    Wall St gains for 4th day, but weak tech hurts Nasdaq

    US stocks rose for a fourth straight day, sending the Dow and the S&P 500 to new closing highs as positive data on the labor market and an encouraging retail outlook eased recent concerns about economic growth.

  • 15/04/2013 | World

    Wall St posts worst day since Nov. 7 on gold's drop, Boston blasts

    US stocks posted their worst day since Nov. 7 as big declines in the price of gold, oil and other commodities fed a broad selloff in equities.

  • 28/03/2013 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record closing high

    The S&P 500 set a record closing high, finishing a fifth consecutive month of gains to extend a four-year rally. The S&P had hovered near its record for more than two weeks, and market action next week will help determine if this is just another stepping stone for the rally, or if a long-expected pullback is in the offing.

  • 05/04/2013 | World

    Stocks, dollar fall on weak US jobs data

    Major stock markets tumbled and the dollar fell, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report added to fears the US economic recovery may be losing steam, driving a bid for safety that boosted prices of US Treasury securities and gold.

  • 08/04/2013 | World

    Wall St closes higher, stocks volatile after results

    Wall Street waned today as investors faced the prospect of a lackluster corporate earnings season and an economy that could be hitting a slow patch.

  • 19/03/2013 | World

    Global shares end lower on Cyprus concerns

    Global stock markets fell today, extending the previous day's decline as investors continued to fret about Cyprus and the possible effect on the euro zone should the island nation default and its banking system collapse.

  • 20/03/2013 | World

    Global shares end up after Fed, Cyprus fears ease

    Stock markets around the world closed higher today as the Federal Reserve held firm to its plan to stimulate the US economy, while European shares steadied on hopes European policymakers would contain the financial crisis in Cyprus.

  • 27/03/2013 | World

    Wall St ends flat on late buying, Cyprus woes linger

    US stocks rebounded from early declines to close little changed, but investors were still worried about the chance of a run on Cypriot banks and its possible implications for other euro-zone lenders.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    Global shares jump on US data, Dow eyes 10th gain in row

    Global equity markets and the dollar rose today, with the iconic Dow poised to extend its winning streak to 10 days, after more encouraging signs of a labor market recovery underpinned sentiment the US economy is gaining traction.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    Global stocks retreat on US data

    US stocks slipped today, ending the Dow Jones industrial average's longest winning streak since 1996 as investors paused just below the S&P 500's record high. Meanwhile, European shares also retreated.

  • 18/03/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls as banks slide on European worries

    US stocks fell today as a divisive bailout plan for Cyprus knocked bank stocks lower on the view that the plan's tax on bank deposits could spread and threaten stability in the euro zone.

  • 04/03/2013 | World

    Wall Street gains, as European shares end flat

    Late-day gains in US stocks buoyed a gauge of global equities today as an earlier dip attracted investors, while indicators that oil markets are amply supplied weighed on crude prices. Meanwhile, European equities finished a volatile session broadly flat.

  • 12/03/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips, as European shares pause

    The S&P 500 ended lower today, breaking a seven-session string of increases as investors pulled back from technology and financial shares, but the Dow eked out a gain for an eighth straight day. Meanwhile, European shares steadied.

  • 13/03/2013 | World

    Wall Street inches up, European shares end flat

    US stocks edged up today, with the Dow rising for the ninth straight session to another record, buoyed by surprisingly strong retail sales that suggested the economy is gaining momentum. Meanwhile, European shares recouped their earlier losses to end flat.

  • 19/02/2013 | World

    Wall Street gains on M&A optimism

    US stocks advanced today after the long holiday weekend and a seven-week winning streak for the S&P 500 as merger activity buoyed investor optimism, but health insurer shares muted gains.

  • 22/02/2013 | World

    Global shares rebound

    US stocks rose, rebounding from two days of losses as shares of Dow component Hewlett-Packard surged on strong results. Meanwhile, stocks fared better in Europe as investors looked to take advantage of the previous session's sharp sell-off.

  • 01/03/2013 | World

    Wall Street edges up on data while European shares slip

    US stocks rose modestly today as strong economic data outweighed growth concerns in China and Europe and let investors brush off worries about the impact of expected across-the-board government spending cuts. Meanwhile, European shares edged lower.

  • 13/02/2013 | World

    Wall Street pauses after rally to five-year high

    Stocks drifted in light volume ending little changed, as investors remained cautious after the S&P 500 index briefly hit its highest intraday level since November 2007.

  • 14/02/2013 | World

    Wall St ends slightly higher, helped by acquisitions

    The S&P 500 eked out a small gain for a third straight session, helped by a flurry of merger activity, though investors see no catalysts to lift the market further with major averages near multi-year highs.

  • 15/02/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends slightly down, S&P positive for 7th week

    The S&P 500 dipped in a late declin as Wal-Mart dropped following a report of a weak start to February sales, though the index just barely extended its streak of weekly gains to seven.

  • 08/02/2013 | World

    Strong data lifts shares

    Strong economic data lifted global equity markets and drove the S&P 500 to a five-year high today.

  • 11/02/2013 | World

    Wall Street little changed as investors seek catalysts

    Wall Street and world equity markets were little changed in light volume as a lack of major economic news gave investors little reason to push stocks higher, for now.

  • 12/02/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends slightly higher, Dow near a record

    US stocks were little changed, hovering near multi-year highs as traders awaited President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

  • 05/02/2013 | World

    Global stocks rebound on economic data

    Global equity markets bounced back today after data showed the vast US services sector extended a three-year expansion in January, while business activity in the euro zone showed signs of recovery.

  • 06/02/2013 | World

    Global stocks slip after rally

    US and European stocks slipped today as investors paused after a robust recent rally, while the euro fell ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that could reveal concerns about the currency's strength.

  • 07/02/2013 | World

    Global stocks falter on euro zone jitters

    Stocks slipped today, taking a step back from their recent advance, prompted by comments by the ECB president on the euro and Europe's outlook.

  • 29/01/2013 | World

    Global shares edge up

    US stocks advanced today, led by defensive sectors, in a sign the cash piles recently moving into the market are being put to use by cautious investors to pick up more gains. Meanwhile, European equities scaled fresh two-year highs.

  • 30/01/2013 | World

    Global shares edge lower

    US stocks fell today after the Federal Reserve said in its latest statement that economic growth had stalled but indicated the pullback was likely temporary. Meanwhile, European shares suffered their biggest daily drop this month.

  • 01/02/2013 | World

    Global stocks climb on factory, US jobs data

    Major world stock markets climbed to their highest in nearly two years today, helped by manufacturing and employment data indicating the global economic recovery is on track.

  • 23/01/2013 | World

    Global stocks edge up on company earnings

    US and European stocks moved higher today, helped by strong earnings reports and signs American lawmakers were close to raising the federal debt limit.


  • 24/01/2013 | World

    Global stocks edge higher, data offsets Apple's plunge

    World equity and commodity markets rose today on encouraging economic data, but a steep sell-off in Apple shares that wiped out about $50 billion of its market value threatened to snuff a six-day streak of gains in US stocks.

  • 25/01/2013 | World

    Global shares rise as economic outlook brightens

    Global equity markets rose today on signs of a healthier European financial system and a brighter outlook for Germany, while US stocks extended a rally to an eighth day, their best run since late 2004.

  • 16/01/2013 | World

    Global shares flat as financials offset growth concerns

    World stock markets were flat today as strong financial results lifted banking shares, though weak data from Europe raised concerns about the global growth rate.

  • 18/01/2013 | World

    Wall Street closes at multi-year highs, as European shares slip

    The Dow and S&P 500 closed at five-year highs today as the market registered a third straight week gains on a solid start to the earnings season. Meanwhile, European shares slipped.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    S&P 500 ends at 5-yr high, as European shares weaken

    Bank and commodity shares led the Standard & Poor's 500 to a fresh five-year closing high today on hopes that the global economy continues to mend. Meanwhile, European shares dipped today, after a choppy session.

  • 03/01/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls after Fed minutes, European shares end mixed

    US stocks edged lower today as investors locked in gains after a rally yesterday, which was spurred by a deal by US lawmakers to avert a "fiscal cliff" of austerity measures that had been due to kick in this year.

  • 07/01/2013 | World

    Global shares slip before earnings

    World stock prices fell on worries about disappointing company results while world oil prices dipped on profit-taking, but signs of improvement in the global economy capped the losses.

  • 15/01/2013 | World

    Global shares slip, bonds gain on US debt ceiling fears

    World equity markets slipped and safe-haven US Treasury debt rose today as a looming battle in Washington over the government's borrowing limit and a recovery in the yen weakened demand for riskier assets.

  • 26/12/2012 | World

    Yen falls, Nikkei surges as Japan gets a new gov't

    The yen fell to a 20-month low against the dollar, buoying the benchmark Nikkei stock average to nine-month highs, as Japan swore in a new prime minister eager to pursue drastic stimulus steps to drive the country's economy out of deflation.

  • 26/12/2012 | World

    Wall Street down for 3rd day, retail weak

    US stocks fell for a third straight day today, dragged lower by retail stocks after a report showed consumers spent less in the holiday shopping season than last year.

  • 27/12/2012 | World

    Global shares drop on US budget worries

    US stocks fell for a fourth day today, but recovered most of their losses after the House of Representatives, in the barest sign of progress, said it would come back to work on avoiding the "fiscal cliff" this weekend. Meanwhile, European shares ended flat.

  • 17/12/2012 | World

    Global stocks end mix on 'fiscal cliff'

    Global stocks climbed today, giving the S&P 500 its best day since November 23, on rising hopes that negotiations over the "fiscal cliff" were making progress and that a deal could be reached in days.

  • 19/12/2012 | World

    Wall Street falls as 'cliff' talks sour, European shares end high

    US stocks sold off late in the day to close at session lows today as talks to avert a year-end fiscal crisis turned sour, even as investors still expect a deal. Meanwhile, Banks led European shares higher.

  • 25/12/2012 | World

    Nikkei rises 1.4% in thin trade during Christmas holiday

    Japan's Nikkei share average rose 1.4 percent as exporters gained on a weaker yen, but volume was thin due to a lack of participants during the Christmas holiday.

  • 11/12/2012 | World

    German data, US fiscal hope buoy global shares

    Global shares rose to an almost two-month high today after German investor sentiment improved sharply in December and as the pace of talks in Washington to avoid the "fiscal cliff" quickened.

  • 12/12/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat, as European shares end up

    US stocks ended little changed today, giving up most of the day's gains after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated that monetary policy will not be enough to offset damage from the "fiscal cliff." Meanwhile, European shares edged up.

  • 14/12/2012 | World

    Global stocks dip on 'cliff' overhang

    US stocks fell today as another slide in Apple took a toll and investors unloaded some shares because of the uncertainty surrounding the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. Meanwhile, European shares slipped.

  • 06/12/2012 | World

    Global stocks end high the day before jobs data

    US stocks closed modestly higher today, a day ahead of the key monthly jobs report, as a rebound in shares of Apple helped boost technology shares. Meanwhile, European shares posted an 18-month closing high.

  • 07/12/2012 | World

    Global stocks up modestly after strong jobs data

    Global shares rose modestly today after a surprisingly strong US jobs report for November was tempered by a drop in US consumer sentiment amid a lack of progress in talks to avert the "fiscal cliff."

  • 10/12/2012 | World

    Italian uncertainty hits European shares; Wall Street slightly higher

    US stocks were mostly higher today, led by gains in McDonald's and technology shares, but Italian equities and bonds sank after Prime Minister Mario Monti's decision to resign stoked concern about who will lead the euro zone's third biggest economy out of its debt crisis.

  • 03/12/2012 | World

    Global shares slip after US data

    Global shares pared early gains to trade mostly lower today after US manufacturing activity hit a three-year low in November, offsetting signs of revived growth in China.

  • 04/12/2012 | World

    Wall Street falls on fiscal cliff paralysis, European shares end flat

    US stocks finished slightly lower in a quiet session today as the back-and-forth wrangling over the "fiscal cliff" gave investors little reason to act. Meanwhile, European equity indexes closed off multi-month highs.

  • 05/12/2012 | World

    Global shares end high on China comments

    US stocks mostly rose today, boosted by a rally in bank shares, though a steep drop in Apple limited the advance and kept the Nasdaq in negative territory. Meanwhile, European shares rose.

  • 28/11/2012 | World

    Global Stocks recover on Boehner 'fiscal cliff' comment

    US and European stocks recovered from early losses to post gains today as investors shifted into buying mode after perceived positive news on US budget talks.

  • 29/11/2012 | World

    Global stocks advance on Boehner comments

    US stocks pared some gains today after top Republican lawmaker John Boehner said there had been no substantive progress in the last two weeks in talks to reach a budget deal. Meanwhile, leading European share index hit its highest closing level since July 2011

  • 30/11/2012 | World

    Global stocks edge lower as 'fiscal cliff' debate drags

    US stocks dipped today as President Barack Obama and top Republicans remained at odds about how to avert a series of tax hikes and spending cuts next year that could push the economy into recession. Meanwhile, European stocks ended slightly down while posting solid monthly gains.

  • 23/11/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends higher, as Europe posts best week

    US stocks rose for a fifth day during a holiday-shortened, thinly traded session today as investors picked up recently beaten-down shares of large technology companies. Meanwhile, European shares posted their best weekly gain so far this year.

  • 26/11/2012 | World

    Wall St edges down after recent rally; retailers weigh

    Wall Street slipped from last week's gains as retailers fell on concerns about heavy discounts at the start of the US holiday shopping season and the overhang of the "fiscal cliff" kept investors wary of making big bets.

  • 27/11/2012 | World

    Wall Street down on cliff caution, European shares edge up

    US stocks slipped today in a choppy session, losing ground after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed disappointment that there has been "little progress" in dealing with the so-called fiscal cliff. Meanwhile, European shares edged higher.

  • 19/11/2012 | World

    Global shares soar on US fiscal cliff hopes

    World stock markets surged today, recovering some of the previous week's sharp losses as traders focused on politicians' comments indicating readiness to compromise to avoid the US "fiscal cliff."

  • 21/11/2012 | World

    Global shares advance on hopes for Greece progress

    World shares advanced as policymakers in Europe reassured markets that a deal on releasing emergency aid to Greece was close, though the failure of lenders to come to an agreement on their own kept investors cautious.

  • 22/11/2012 | World

    Global shares rise as global economic outlook improves

    European shares rose for a fourth consecutive session in thin volume today as strong Chinese data, as Wall Street was shut for Thanksgiving Holiday.

  • 14/11/2012 | World

    Fiscal uncertainty, Middle East weigh on Wall St

    US stocks fell 1 percent today as investors worried over US budget negotiations and a flare-up of violence in the Middle East.

     

  • 15/11/2012 | World

    Global shares sink on 'fiscal cliff,' Europe recession

    Global stocks fell for a seventh day today after data showed the euro zone entered a recession in the third quarter and on fear of the US "fiscal cliff," and oil prices declined despite a flare-up of violence in the Gaza Strip.

  • 16/11/2012 | World

    US stocks edge up on fiscal talks, as European shares sink

    US stock markets edged higher after politicians made tentative progress in talks on avoiding tax hikes and spending cuts that would hurt the economy while escalating tensions in the Middle East boosted oil prices. Meanwhile, European shares sank to a 3-1/2-month closing low.

  • 09/11/2012 | World

    Global shares trim losses after US data

    US stocks advanced today but failed to make up for what turned out to be the worst week for markets since June, as investors turned their attention from the presidential election to the coming negotiations over the "fiscal cliff." Meanwhile, European shares recovered in late trade.

  • 12/11/2012 | World

    Global shares drop on US 'fiscal cliff' uncertainty

    US stocks were little changed in a lightly traded session today, with investors limiting bets ahead of what could be a drawn-out battle over the "fiscal cliff." Meanwhile, European shares ended lower for a fourth straight session.

  • 13/11/2012 | World

    Global shares rebound on Spain bailout speculation

    Stocks rose today after US markets turned higher, fuelled by strong results from home improvement retailer Home Depot. Meanwhile, European shares erased losses after a fresh round of trader speculation that Spain may be close to asking for a sovereign bailout.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Wall Street flat, as European shares drop

    US held steady as investors played it safe on the day before US citizens choose their president and as Greece headed into two key votes to secure further rescue funds. Meanwhile, European shares fell.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    Global stocks plunge on fiscal woes after US vote

    Shares on world markets slumped today as investors worried that the fiscal challenges facing US President Barack a day after his re-election could lead to a new recession.

  • 08/11/2012 | World

    Wall Street falls on 'fiscal cliff,' Europe shares dip on Greece

    US stocks fell today and the market could be in line for more weakness as worries about Washington's ability to find a timely solution to the "fiscal cliff" dominate investor thinking in coming weeks. Meanwhile, European equities ended slightly down.

  • 31/10/2012 | World

    European shares hit by BG production warning

    European stocks dipped today, led by heavyweight British oil and gas firm BG Group after it warned it would show no production growth next year.

  • 01/11/2012 | World

    Wall Street rallies after labor market data

    Global stocks gained on an improving US jobs picture and data that showed China's economy regaining some traction.

  • 02/11/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends week with a selloff, European shares up

    US stocks ended an unusual storm-shortened trading week with a selloff today, as major indexes erased early gains sparked by a stronger-than-expected payrolls report. Meanwhile, European shares rose after a forecast-beating US jobs report.

  • 25/10/2012 | World

    Global shares end slightly up

    US stocks eked out small gains in another uninspiring session on Wall Street, with worries about weak business spending keeping investors wary. Meanwhile, European shares edged up.

  • 26/10/2012 | World

    Weak earnings hit shares, boost demand for US Treasuries

    Global shares fell on Friday as lackluster corporate earnings reports undermined investor confidence while US Treasuries climbed with safe-haven support.

  • 30/10/2012 | World

    World shares firm as US storm damage seen limited

    World shares rose modestly as the initial impact of a massive storm in the United States looked to have been less severe than feared.

  • 18/10/2012 | World

    Global shares end mixed on Google, euro zone

    Global shares were little changed following the best three-day run in a month, as weak earnings out of Europe offset better-than-expected Chinese economic figures.

  • 19/10/2012 | World

    World stocks fall on US results, economy fears

    World stocks and crude oil fell as investors took a dim view of US corporate earnings after General Electric and McDonald's disappointed, while Europe's debt crisis and ongoing concerns about global growth also weighed on sentiment.

  • 22/10/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat, as European shares drop

    The Dow industrials and the S&P 500 ended flat on Monday after a late-day bounce, as worries about slower global growth hitting corporate sales were offset by earnings that beat expectations. Meanwhile, European shares fell.

  • 15/10/2012 | World

    Global stocks rise on Spain bets and data

    Global stocks rose on upbeat US data and earnings and on bets Spain was close to asking for a bailout. US stocks rebounded from last week's losses after Citigroup's earnings and retail sales sharply exceeded expectations.

  • 16/10/2012 | World

    Global shares rally on data, US earnings

    US stocks rallied, giving the S&P 500 its best two-day advance in a month as strong earnings from Johnson & Johnson and other bellwether companies raised hopes for the rest of the US reporting season. Meanwhile, gains in financial shares led European stock markets higher.

  • 17/10/2012 | World

    World shares rise on US housing data, earnings

    Global stocks rose for a third day, helped by brighter prospects for resolving Spain's debt woes, while better-than-expected housing data and gains among financials lifted most US equities.

  • 10/10/2012 | World

    Global shares retreat on world growth fears

    Global shares fell for a third day today as corporate warnings of slower growth underscored concerns about a sluggish world economy, while oil prices rebounded over worries about the security of Middle East crude supplies.

  • 11/10/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat, as European shares rally

    US stocks ended flat after gains brought by a sign of improvement in the labour market were erased in part by a drop in Apple shares after a legal setback in a court ruling. Meanwhile,  European stocks rallied.

  • 12/10/2012 | World

    Stocks retreat on earnings concerns

    US stocks wrapped up their worst week in four months, led lower by financial shares as results from Wells Fargo and JPMorgan ignited concerns about shrinking profit margins for big lenders. Meanwhile, European blue chip shares ended the week in negative territory.

  • 05/10/2012 | World

    Wall Street mixed, as European equities end higher

    The S&P 500 broke a four-day string of gains, ending slightly lower as an unexpected drop in the US unemployment rate was overshadowed by concerns about the coming earnings season, which begins with Alcoa next week. Meanwhile, European equities powered higher.

  • 08/10/2012 | World

    Global shares falter on weak outlook for global economy

    US stocks slipped in light trading, pulling back from recent five-year highs ahead of an earnings season expected to be weak. Meanwhile, European shares fell after a downbeat report on the outlook for Asian growth.

  • 09/10/2012 | World

    Europe woes, US earnings season hit global stocks

    US stocks fell, led by losses in technology after brokerage downgrades of Intel and other major companies as worries increased about third-quarter US earnings. Meanwhile, European shares fell in thin trade.

  • 02/10/2012 | World

    US stocks flat, European shares fall on Spain bailout news

    US stocks ended little changed on uncertainty of when Madrid will make its request and growing uneasiness over third-quarter earnings. Meanwhile, European shares fell.

  • 03/10/2012 | World

    Wall Street stays afloat, as European shares edge down on Spain

    Wall Street ended modestly higher on stronger-than-expected US labour and service-sector data, but the Dow industrials were hobbled by slide in Hewlett-Packard. Meanwhile, European shares edged lower on concerns about Spain.

  • 04/10/2012 | World

    US stocks rally on ECB, US jobs; European shares drop

    US stocks rose with the S&P up for a fourth session, after data suggested improvement in the labor market ahead of Friday's closely watched monthly payrolls report. Meanwhile, European shares closed fractionally lower.

  • 27/09/2012 | World

    Global shares jump on China, Spain

    The S&P 500 snapped a five-day string of declines in a broad-based rally, as Spain's plans for economic reform eased some worries about one of the euro zone's most troubled countries. Meanwhile, European shares closed a touch higher in thin trade.

  • 28/09/2012 | World

    Wall Street marks best third quarter since 2010, as European shares fade

    Wall Street closed its best third quarter since 2010 after a wave of central bank actions sparked a dramatic reversal in equity markets, but signs of weakness in the economy drove stocks lower. Meanwhile, European shares ended the quarter with a whimper.

  • 01/10/2012 | World

    Global shares rise on US data, Spain relief

    Wall Street started a new quarter with a modest rally, lifted by a surprising expansion in US manufacturing in September. Meanwhile, European shares also rose.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    Global shares fall after German data

    US stocks edged lower as a disappointing forecast from Caterpillar and weak German data increased concerns that global growth may remain sluggish. Meanwhile, European shares fell.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends lower, European shares climb

    US stocks declined as investors sought a catalyst to justify further gains. The S&P 500 suffered its worst day since June, pulled lower by Caterpillar Inc after it cut its profit outlook. Meanwhile, European shares rose.

  • 26/09/2012 | World

    Global stocks fall as euro-zone tensions escalate

    US stocks fell as protests in Spain and Greece over euro zone austerity measures raised fresh concerns over Europe's ability to get its debt crisis under control. Meanwhile, Euro zone equities suffered their worst session in two months.

  • 18/09/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat as European shares drop

    US stocks ended flat to slightly lower after bellwether FedEx cut its profit forecast and investors pulled back after last week's rally on central bank stimulus. Meanwhile, European shares fell on Spain.

  • 20/09/2012 | World

    Global shares end mixed after China, Europe data

    The Dow industrials ended slightly higher while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq cut most of the day's losses in a sign that investor sentiment remains generally positive despite several weak manufacturing surveys from around the world. Meanwhile, European stocks slipped, hurt by grim macro data from Europe, China and the United States.

  • 21/09/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat, as European shares rise on Spain hope

    US stocks closed flat even though investors welcomed Spain's efforts to seek a bailout and cheered Apple's newest iPhone that went on sale today, driving its shares to a record high. Meanwhile, European equities rose.

  • 13/09/2012 | World

    Fed's move ignites Wall Street, as European shares end lower

    US stocks surged to multi-year highs after the Federal Reserve announced an aggressive plan to stimulate the economy, encouraging investors to dive back into the market. Meanwhile, European stocks fell, taking a pause in their sharp three-month rally.

  • 14/09/2012 | World

    Global shares rally again on Fed plan

    US stocks rose for a fourth straight session to close out the week at nearly five-year highs after the Federal Reserve took bold action to spur the economy, a move that could keep equities buoyed in the coming months. Meanwhile, European shares set a new 14-month high.

  • 17/09/2012 | World

    Global stocks edge lower as central bank rally pauses

    Stocks in the United States and Europe gave back some of last week's huge gains as investors began to question whether recent action by both the European Central Bank and Federal Reserve would be enough to revive global economic growth.

  • 06/09/2012 | World

    Global stocks surge to new highs on Draghi plan

    US stocks closed at multi-year highs, with the S&P 500 ending at its highest level since before the collapse of Lehman Brothers as investors hailed a new European bond-buying program aimed at stemming the region's debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares rallied and geared up for further gains.

  • 07/09/2012 | World

    Global shares flat after payrolls, Fed in focus

    US stocks held steady at four-year highs, closing out their best week since June as a sharply disappointing jobs report only fuelled expectations that the Federal Reserve would act to stimulate the economy next week. Meanwhile, gains in heavyweight banking and mining stocks drove European shares to fresh peaks

  • 10/09/2012 | World

    Global shares dip before German ruling, Fed

    Wall Street stocks fell as investors locked in gains on a recent rally ahead of possible policy action from the Federal Reserve later this week, while weakness in Intel shares weighed on the Nasdaq. Meanwhile, European shares edged lower.

  • 03/09/2012 | World

    European stocks rise as ECB hopes eclipse grim data

    European stocks ended higher on Monday, extending the previous session's rally as investors' hopes of further stimulus measures from central banks overshadowed grim manufacturing data from China and Europe. Wall Street remained closed for a public holiday.

  • 04/09/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends mixed, as data knocks European shares

    US stocks closed mixed as investors waited for clarity on European Central Bank plans to shore up heavily indebted countries, but late gains by Apple Inc helped buoy equities off the day's lows. Meanwhile, European shares fell.

  • 05/09/2012 | World

    Global shares end mixed on global growth woes

    US stocks closed out a second straight session of thin trading, with investors reluctant to make big bets ahead of a crucial meeting of the European Central Bank. Meanwhile, European shares steadied at the close.

  • 29/08/2012 | World

    Global shares almost flat ahead of central bank moves

    Stocks edged higher on Wednesday in the lightest trading of the year as investors waited for a key speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday.

  • 30/08/2012 | World

    Global shares, euro slip ahead of Bernanke speech

    Stocks fell and the euro retreated as investors pared back expectations that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will signal a new round of economic stimulus in a key address on Friday to central bankers.

  • 31/08/2012 | World

    Bernanke speech lifts global stocks

    US stocks rose after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, expressing "grave concern" for the stagnating US job market, said the central bank was prepared to take further steps to strengthen the economy if necessary. Meanwhile, European shares also ended higher.

  • 24/08/2012 | World

    Global shares climb on ECB news, Bernanke

    Global shares rose on news that the European Central Bank is considering setting yield band targets in a new bond-buying program that could help contain euro-zone borrowing costs and on hopes of more stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

  • 27/08/2012 | World

    Wall St finishes flat as central bank stimulus awaited

    US stocks edged up at the open as investors awaited signs of central bank stimulus and as Apple surged following a court victory.

  • 28/08/2012 | World

    Wall St ends flat, volume among lightest of year

    Stocks were little changed on Wall Street as mixed data gave investors little indication whether Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke might signal more economic stimulus from the Fed when he speaks on Friday.

  • 21/08/2012 | World

    Wall Street slips, as banks lift European shares

    US stocks fell after the S&P 500 hit its highest level in four years as the benchmark index faced technical resistance and traders cashed in recent gains. Meanwhile, European shares rose in thin trade, boosted by renewed speculation over the ECB.

  • 22/08/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat after Fed, European shares slip

    US stocks recovered from losses to finish flat after Federal Reserve minutes suggested the central bank might ease monetary policy further soon. Meanwhile, European stocks fell, retreating further from 13-month highs hit earlier this week.

  • 23/08/2012 | World

    World stocks ease as Fed stimulus hopes dim

    Global stocks retreated as expectations dimmed for new stimulus from the Federal Reserve and data indicated an economic slowdown in Europe and China.

  • 16/08/2012 | World

    Global stocks rise on Merkel remarks

    World shares rose to near 3-1/2-month highs on Thursday after supportive comments from Germany on the European Central Bank's efforts to contain the region's debt crisis.

  • 17/08/2012 | World

    Global stocks rise on German backing for ECB action

    Global shares advanced as apparent support from German Chancellor Angela Merkel for European Central Bank intervention to calm the euro zone's debt troubles lifted investor sentiment for a second day.

  • 20/08/2012 | World

    Global stocks slip on ECB comment

    Global shares closed almost flat after the European Central Bank sought to squash speculation about a form of market intervention to contain the euro zone debt crisis, damping recent investor enthusiasm for risk.

  • 13/08/2012 | World

    Global stocks slip on world growth worries

    US stocks ended slightly lower as fatigue set in after a six-day rally and disappointing Japanese growth data provided a fresh reminder of the headwinds facing the global economy. Meanwhile, European shares took their sharpest fall in more than a week.

  • 14/08/2012 | World

    Wall Street fades in late trade, European shares rally

    Wall Street stocks ended little changed after early gains supported by stronger-than-expected US retail sales numbers faded, while oil prices rose on tepid growth data in Europe that underpinned hopes for fresh monetary stimulus. Meanwhile, European shares advanced.

  • 15/08/2012 | World

    Wall Street continues advance, European shares inch lower

    US stocks spent another session in a tight range on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 ending a few points higher and extending a rally that seems to be happening in slow motion. Meanwhile, European shares dipped.

  • 07/08/2012 | World

    Global shares up on policy hopes

    US stocks rose for a third straight day, pushing the S&P above 1,400 for the first time since early May, on growing optimism the European Central Bank would act soon to contain the euro zone's debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares rose to their highest level in more than four months.

  • 09/08/2012 | World

    Global shares drift at 4-month highs

    The Standard & Poor's 500 extended its rally to a fifth day, again eking out a tiny gain as lingering expectations for economic stimulus from central banks lent support to a market lacking new catalysts. Meanwhile, the leading index of European shares edged closer to a fresh 2012 peak.

  • 10/08/2012 | World

    US stocks manage 6th day of gains, European shares dip

    US stocks notched a gain for the sixth session in a row, as gloomy Chinese economic data butted up against expectations policymakers could act to shore up the world's economies. Meanwhile, European stocks dipped as soft Chinese economic data prompted investors to take a breather after a two-week rally.

  • 02/08/2012 | World

    Global shares drops on ECB disappointment

    Global stocks tumbled after the European Central Bank disappointed investors who were hoping for immediate action to combat the euro zone debt crisis.

  • 03/08/2012 | World

    Global stocks rally on data, banks

    Wall Street rallied to its highest level since early May on a stronger-than-expected US jobs report and renewed hope European authorities would act to contain the euro zone debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares rose to their highest level in four months, led by gains in bank stocks.

  • 06/08/2012 | World

    Global stocks rise on hopes for Europe

    US stocks closed at three-month highs for the second day in a row, extending last week's rally on the hope for more assistance for the troubled euro zone. Meanwhile, European shares closed at their highest level in more than four months.

  • 30/07/2012 | World

    Wall Street dips, as European stocks hit 3-month closing high

    US stocks finished mostly flat on Monday as investors paused following the best two-day run this year, with central bank meetings and a full load of US economic data looming. Meanwhile, European shares scaled three-month highs, closing above a key technical level in a bullish sign.

  • 31/07/2012 | World

    Global shares drop as Fed, ECB awaited

    US stocks fell with traders' sights set again on Wednesday's Federal Reserve statement on the economy and a possible new round of stimulus. Meanwhile, European shares suffered their biggest intraday fall in more than a week.

  • 01/08/2012 | World

    Wall Street slips after Fed, as European shares rise

    US stocks slipped on disappointment that the Federal Reserve offered no new measures to stimulate the economy and after a computer glitch at a brokerage triggered a spike in volatility shortly after the open. Meanwhile, European shares rose in light trade.

  • 25/07/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends mixed, European shares fall for fourth day

    The S&P 500 fell for a fourth day and the Nasdaq dropped after a rare earnings stumble from Apple, while strong results from Boeing and Caterpillar lifted the Dow. Meanwhile, European stocks extended their fall into a fourth session in thin trade.

  • 26/07/2012 | World

    Global stocks rally as ECB hints about action

    Global stocks rallied after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi pledged to do whatever is necessary to protect the euro zone from collapse.

  • 27/07/2012 | World

    Global shares extend gains on GDP, stimulus hopes

    Global shares were higher today following a report on economic growth which met expectations and on hopes for further stimulus from the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

  • 19/07/2012 | World

    Global shares climb on earnings

    Global shares climbed to two-week highstoday as strong corporate earnings offset weak US economic data but concerns about Spain's financial troubles drove the euro broadly lower.

  • 23/07/2012 | World

    Global shares plunge on Spain bailout speculation

    US stocks fell for a second straight session, as Spain appeared closer to needing a national bailout and poor corporate results weighed on the market. Meanwhile, European stocks also sank.

  • 24/07/2012 | World

    Global stocks drop as Spain fears persist

    Wall Street stocks fell, hit by signs the euro zone crisis is worsening and evidence that Europe's slowdown is hurting US companies, including bellwether UPS. Meanwhile, European shares fell, extending the previous session's steep losses in choppy trade.

  • 16/07/2012 | World

    Wall Street falls, as European shares edge up

    Wall Street stocks ended down, although Citigroup's better-than-expected earnings limited losses. The S&P 500 has fallen in seven of the last eight sessions, weighed by concerns about economic growth. Meanwhile, European shares edged higher, helped by gains at Scandinavian lenders SEB and Danske Bank.

  • 17/07/2012 | World

    Global stocks mixed after Bernanke economy view

    Wall Street rose in choppy trade after a gloomy economic outlook by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke kept alive views that the US central bank may take further steps to stimulate growth. Meanwhile, European shares fell in thin trading.

  • 18/07/2012 | World

    Global shares higher after US Fed's mixed signals

    US stocks rose, lifted by a rebound in tech shares following Intel's results, though financials limited gains as Bank of America sold off. European shares edged up but the euro eased today after testimony from US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • 11/07/2012 | World

    Wall Street drops after Fed minutes, European stocks end flat

    US stocks fell as minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting showed policymakers are open to the idea of providing more economic stimulus, but that conditions might need to worsen for a consensus to build. Meanwhile, European equities steadied.

  • 12/07/2012 | World

    Economy fears hit global shares

    US stocks fell, hit by more warnings in the technology sector, while a rally in Procter & Gamble helped the blue-chip Dow cut its loss. Meanwhile, European shares sold off and slipped into the red for the week.

  • 13/07/2012 | World

    Global shares rise on Chinese data

    US stocks shed the sour tone that plagued equities all week, with a rally that broke a six-day losing streak. Meanwhile, European shares posted their highest close in more than a week.

  • 06/07/2012 | World

    Global stocks drop on US jobs data

    US stocks fell about 1 percent as another month of tepid jobs growth underlined fears the economy was stalling, though not to the point where more economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve was imminent. Meanwhile, European shares posted their worst one-day fall in around two weeks.

  • 09/07/2012 | World

    Growth, European worries send global shares lower

    US stocks slipped in light trading, weighed down by weak economic data from Asia and signs of economic trouble in Europe, underscored by higher Spanish and Italian bond yields. Meanwhile, European equities fell for a fourth straight session.

  • 10/07/2012 | World

    More profit warnings hit Wall Street

    US stocks fell as several profit warnings from the technology sector added to concerns the economy was losing steam.

  • 03/07/2012 | World

    Wall Street gains for third day as stimulus hopes rise

    US stocks extended a rally for a third day as sharp gains in oil prices lifted energy shares and traders factored in increased expectations for central bank stimulus.

  • 04/07/2012 | World

    Global shares dragged lower by grim economic data

    European stocks ended slightly lower todasy in extremely thin trading volumes as US markets remained closed for a holiday, with investors taking a breather after a sharp three-day rally and ahead of the European Central Bank policy meeting

  • 05/07/2012 | World

    Global shares fall despite global central bank action

    US stocks edged down as economic stimulus measures by major central banks failed to excite investors before a US jobs report expected to show tepid growth. European shares slipped from two-month highs to end lower.

  • 27/06/2012 | World

    Global shares extend gains after home sales data, summit eyed

    US stocks added gains today after data showed contracts to purchase previously owned US homes matched a two-year high in May, fueling optimism the housing market is poised for a recovery.

  • 28/06/2012 | World

    Wall Street down on Europe, healthcare ruling

    US stocks fell today as concerns about JP Morgan's trading loss, a criminal probe into banks in London and a surprise Supreme Court ruling upholding a landmark healthcare law played into a plethora of woes about Europe.

  • 02/07/2012 | World

    Wall St shakes off factory data; S&P, Nasdaq rise

    US Stocks were only slightly lower today as expectations of more stimulus from the Federal Reserve put a floor in the market after data showed the manufacturing sector contracted for the first time in nearly three years last month.

  • 22/06/2012 | World

    Banks lead Wall Street's tepid rebound

    US stocks rose today as gains in banking shares helped the S&P 500 index rebound from its second-worst decline of the year.

  • 25/06/2012 | World

    Wall Street tumbles on European summit skepticism

    Stocks fell sharply, putting the S&P 500 near break-even for June so far, as investors saw little reason to be optimistic about a European Union summit this week. European shares, in worst one-day fall since June 1.

  • 26/06/2012 | World

    Wall Street edges up after sell-off; Europe in focus

    US stocks advanced modestly today with investors exercising caution as a Spanish bill auction met with falling demand ahead of a summit by EU leaders later in the week.

  • 19/06/2012 | World

    Global shares higher on hopes for stimulus measures, Fed meeting

    Global stocks rose today on hopes that the Federal Reserve will agree to extend stimulus measures as the economy struggles to recover and the euro zone's debt crisis gets worse.

  • 20/06/2012 | World

    Global stocks end near flat

    Major stock indexes ended a choppy trading session flat to slightly lower on Wednesday w hile Treasuries trimmed losses after the Federal Reserve extended monetary stimulus to keep the US economic recovery from stalling.

  • 21/06/2012 | World

    Global stocks sink on growth worries

    World stocks fell today after a raft of data showed a global economic slowdown. Data showed business activity across the euro zone shrank for a fifth straight month in June and Chinese manufacturing contracted, while weaker overseas demand slowed US factory growth.

  • 14/06/2012 | World

    Wall Street up, as European shares drop

    US stocks jumped after news major central banks are preparing coordinated action if the results of Greek elections this weekend lead to turmoil in financial markets. Meanwhile, European shares dropped.

  • 15/06/2012 | World

    Hope lifts global stocks before Greek election

    US stocks rallied to close a second straight week of gains on hopes of collective action from global central banks if Sunday's election in Greece triggers market turmoil. Meanwhile, European stocks ended higher, with a key euro zone index hitting its highest closing level in nearly four weeks.

  • 18/06/2012 | World

    Global shares fall on euro zone contagion fears

    The Nasdaq advanced, propelled by a rally in Apple and other big-cap tech stocks, but fears Europe's debt crisis is in danger of worsening limited broader gains.

  • 11/06/2012 | World

    Global stocks fall on Spain bank bailout uncertainty

    US stocks fell as Europe's aid package for Spanish banks did little to alleviate investor concerns about the euro zone's finances and a slowdown in the wider global economy. Meanwhile, European shares ended flat.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    Global shares edge up as Spain, Greece in focus

    US stocks took their cues from Europe's troubled debt markets, staging a comeback rally to end up more than 1 percent as Spanish bond yields came off euro-era record highs. Meanwhile, European shares closed higher after a volatile session.

  • 13/06/2012 | World

    Global shares fall on Europe fears

    Wall Street ended lower as fears ahead of the weekend elections in Greece finally drove down a market that had been treading water through most of the day. Meanwhile, European shares fell in choppy trade.

  • 06/06/2012 | World

    Global stocks rally on central bank hopes

    US stocks jumped, giving the S&P 500 its best day since December, as talk of a rescue of Spain's troubled banks and hopes for more monetary stimulus sparked a rebound from recent selling. Meanwhile, Riskier banking and mining stocks led a technical rally among Europe's top shares.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    Global shares end mixed on Bernanke comments

    The S&P 500 ended barely changed as optimism about China's interest-rate cut was offset by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments that dimmed hopes for more US stimulus. Meanwhile, European shares rose but ended well off a session peak.

  • 08/06/2012 | World

    Wall Street climbs as European shares snap rally on global growth concerns

    US equities ended on a high note, with the benchmark S&P 500 index registering its best week of the year as investors returned to stocks on expectations Spain was closer to getting aid for its troubled banks. Meanwhile, European equities snapped a four-day rally.

  • 01/06/2012 | World

    Global shares sink on US job data

    US stocks fell more than 2 percent, dragging the Dow into negative territory for the year after a dismal US jobs report added to fears that Europe's spiraling debt crisis was dragging down the world economy. Meanwhile, European shares tumbled to six-month lows.

  • 04/06/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat as European shares bounce back

    The S&P 500 closed flat as worries about the European debt crisis and weaker US data kept investors wary of equities. Meanwhile, European shares rose after grim economic data.

  • 05/06/2012 | World

    Global shares rebound on stimulus hopes

    US stocks rose, recovering some ground from last week's selloff, as data showing the vast US services sector improved in May outweighed investor angst about the euro zone's fiscal crisis. Meanwhile, European shares rose after a choppy, nervous session.

  • 29/05/2012 | World

    Global stocks rise on hopes of fresh ECB measures

    US stocks rose as signs Greece would stay in the euro zone were enough to spark buying in what has been a weak month for equities, while Facebook plumbed new lows on high volume. Meanwhile, European stocks ended higher, hitting a one-week closing high.

  • 30/05/2012 | World

    Global shares fall on euro zone worries

    Global stocks tumbled as surging bond yields in Spain and Italy ratcheted up tensions in financial markets about Europe's ability to solve its growing debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares fell sharply and looked poised for further jitters.

  • 31/05/2012 | World

    Global stocks suffer weakest month in 2012

    US stocks fell modestly to close out the worst month since September as investor sentiment sank on Europe's deepening credit problems. Meanwhile, European shares fell close to a five-month closing low to record their worst monthly loss since last August.

  • 24/05/2012 | World

    Global stocks eke out gains

    US stocks ended slightly higher in a third session marked by late-day swings, but the Nasdaq fell after NetApp gave a weak revenue forecast, casting doubt on the outlook for tech spending.

  • 25/05/2012 | World

    Stocks, euro fall on fears of Greek euro exit

    US stocks and the euro slipped  as Spain's deteriorating finances and a possible Greek exit from the euro overshadowed an upbeat report on US consumer confidence.

  • 28/05/2012 | World

    European shares knocked by Spain bank worries

    European shares ended in negative territory, reversing earlier gains in thin trade as concerns surrounding Spain's banks returned to the forefront of investors' minds. Wall Street was closed today due to the Memorial Day holiday.

  • 21/05/2012 | World

    Global stocks rebound as G8 leaders pledge growth

    Global stocks rebounded from lows for the year as world leaders emphasized support for growth in the euro zone, and China said priority should be given to maintaining its economic expansion.

  • 22/05/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat, European shares edge up

    US stocks closed mostly flat after volatilility late in the session, with weakness in materials and energy shares offsetting strength in financials. Meanwhile, European stocks recorded their biggest daily gain in a month.

  • 23/05/2012 | World

    Global shares retreat ahead of EU summit, data

    US and European shares fell today on mounting concerns over Greece's future in the euro zone and as a weaker-than-expected revenue forecast from computer maker Dell weighed on investor sentiment.

  • 16/05/2012 | World

    Euro zone worries drag global stocks down

    US stocks fell in a volatile session today as news that the European Central Bank had stopped providing liquidity to some Greek banks unnerved investors ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve later in the day.

  • 17/05/2012 | World

    Global shares drop on euro break-up fears

    US stocks hit a four-month low as rising Spanish bond yields increased investor anxiety over that country's banks and another round of weak data undermined hopes for US economic recovery. Meanwhile, European shares hit multi-month troughs and a key banking index its lowest mark ever.

  • 18/05/2012 | World

    Global stocks erase year's gain

    US stocks fell after a sloppy debut by Facebook Inc spoiled hopes that a spectacular open for the most-anticipated stock sale in years would brighten the mood in what has been a gloomy month for equity markets. Meanwhile, European stocks sank.

  • 11/05/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends week lower, European shares turn positive

    Shares of US banks slumped after JPMorgan said it lost billions of dollars on bad trades, but the overall market ended only modestly lower, thanks to gains in technology shares. Meanwhile, European shares staged a late rally.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    Global shares dive on Greece impasse

    US stocks fell as investors dealt with the one-two punch of worsening political upheaval in the euro zone and the possibility that China's economy may be softening more than previously thought. Meanwhile, European shares sank to a four and a half month closing low.

  • 15/05/2012 | World

    Global stocks drop as new Greece concerns arise

    US stocks fell for the eighth day in the past 10 as uncertainty stemming from the political stalemate in Greece gave investors another reason to be cautious and sellers came out in force late in the session.

  • 08/05/2012 | World

    Greek crisis drags global stocks lower

    US stocks ended lower after political developments in Greece fanned concerns about Europe's fiscal health, but a late rally helped indexes cut losses to close well above lows. Meanwhile, European shares sank to a four-month closing low.

  • 09/05/2012 | World

    Global shares fall on Greece fears

    Global shares slid for a sixth day while safe-haven US and German government debt rose as rising fears about the fragility of Spanish banks and a political impasse in Greece worsened fears about the euro zone debt crisis.

  • 10/05/2012 | World

    Global stocks gain after US jobs data

    Global stocks advanced for the first time in seven sessions today on relatively encouraging US jobs data and improved investor sentiment regarding Europe's festering debt crisis.

  • 02/05/2012 | World

    Global shares fall after weak euro zone, US data

    The S&P 500 and the Dow edged lower as data showed that private sector hiring unexpectedly fell to a seven-month low in April, sparking concerns that Friday's key jobs report will also disappoint investors.

  • 03/05/2012 | World

    Wall Street drops, European shares end flat on ECB, US data

    US stocks fell as economic data sent mixed signals on the recovery a day before the April payrolls report. Meanwhile, European equities erased early gains to close broadly flat.

  • 07/05/2012 | World

    Global shares resilient after Europe's elections

    World markets took political upheaval in Europe largely in stride, a day after voters in Greece and France delivered strong mandates against austerity measures, with local equity markets up.

  • 25/04/2012 | World

    Global shares rebound on Apple, Bernanke's comments

    Global shares jumped after stellar earnings from Apple Inc bolstered optimism over corporate earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was prepared to do more to aid the US economy if necessary.

  • 26/04/2012 | World

    Global stocks edge higher despite euro zone worries

    US stocks rose for a third day after upbeat housing data and stronger-than-expected results from companies, including Citrix Systems Inc, overshadowed some high-profile earnings misses. Meanwhile, mixed corporate earnings and economic data left European shares closing little changed.

  • 30/04/2012 | World

    Global stocks fall in April on Europe stress

    The S&P 500 posted its first monthly decline since November, as stocks slipped on signs the US economy may be slowing and as a recession in Spain highlighted risks in the euro zone. Meanwhile, European stocks snapped a four-session rally, with news of a recession in Spain putting economic and debt problems back in the spotlight.

  • 20/04/2012 | World

    Global stocks end week with gains

    Strong corporate earnings gave Wall Street its first positive week for April with a gain, the S&P 500 finished up 0.1 percent, its first higher close in three days. Meanwhile, European shares closed out their best week in a month.

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    Global stocks knocked by political turmoil in Europe

    US stocks fell as political turmoil in Europe cast doubts on the euro zone's ability to push through measures to end its debt crisis and as Wal-Mart sank following a report it stymied a bribery probe. European shares fell to a three-month low in brisk volume as worsening global economic conditions threatened to deepen the euro zone's crisis.

  • 24/04/2012 | World

    Wall Street, European shares rebound

    The Dow and the S&P 500 rose after strong earnings and upbeat outlooks from big manufacturers like 3M Co, but Apple's slide ahead of its results drove the Nasdaq down. Meanwhile, European shares rebounded when bullish company earnings updates lifted some of the politics-driven gloom over equity markets.

  • 17/04/2012 | World

    Global shares extend gains

    US stocks scored their biggest gains in a month after Coca-Cola led a round of strong earnings and as concerns about Europe's debt crisis eased as Spanish bond yields fell. Meanwhile, European shares rallied, with banks leading gains.

  • 18/04/2012 | World

    Global stocks fall on renewed Europe fears

    Global stocks fell, with Wall Street retreating from its biggest gain in a month as investors turned to safe-havens on worries that Spain might light a new fire under the euro zone debt crisis.

  • 19/04/2012 | World

    Global stocks hit by debt concerns, US data

    US stocks fell for a second day as labor market data showed more signs of weakness, while a warning from Qualcomm and poor results from Stanley Black & Decker also discouraged investors. Meanwhile, European equity markets sold off.

  • 11/04/2012 | World

    Wall Street, Europe shares extend gains

    An encouraging start to earnings season helped US stocks rebound from five days of losses that pushed the S&P 500 below a key technical level. Meanwhile, European stocks rose, halting a week-long slide as recently battered banks rallied.

  • 12/04/2012 | World

    Global stocks gain on Europe's easing worries, China growth talk

    US stocks scored a second day of solid gains, led by materials and energy stocks, as investors set aside weak figures on the domestic labour market. Meanwhile, European shares enjoyed a late-session rally, with mining stocks propelling the index to a one-week closing high.

  • 16/04/2012 | World

    Global shares turn positive on US data

    The Dow rose on Monday as robust US retail sales data helped large-cap consumer stocks, but a 4 percent slide in Apple hurt the Nasdaq. Meanwhile, European shares regained poise.

  • 05/04/2012 | World

    Wall street drops as European shares limp higher

    US stocks mostly dipped, but the S&P 500 ended its worst week this year as growing pressure on Europe's debt markets revived concerns about the region's financial stability. Meanwhile, Strong miners helped haul European equity markets into positive territory.

  • 06/04/2012 | World

    Nikkei down for 4th day, marks worst week in 8 months

    Japan's Nikkei average fell in thin volume today ahead of a key US jobs report and marked its worst weekly performance in eight months on fading hopes of further US stimulus and fresh concerns over the euro zone.

  • 09/04/2012 | World

    Global shares sinks in wake of jobs report

    Global stocks fell as investors reacted to the surprisingly sharp slowdown in US jobs growth reported last week, which raised concerns about the strength of the world's largest economy.

  • 03/04/2012 | World

    Wall Street drops after Fed minutes; Europe shares dip as Spain hit by deficit concerns

    US stocks fell, with the S&P 500 retreating from four-year highs after the US Federal Reserve said it was less inclined to provide more economic stimulus. Meanwhile, European shares fell with the Spanish market hit by concerns over its ability to tackle its deficit.

  • 04/04/2012 | World

    Global stocks fall on less hope of Fed help, Spanish auction

    Global stocks dropped more than 1 percent a day after US central bank meeting minutes dented hopes for more economic stimulus and as a Spanish debt auction drew weak results.

  • 04/04/2012 | World

    European Central Bank holds interest rates at 1%

    The European Central Bank held interest rates at a record low of 1 percent today and is expected to resist German pressure to flag an exit from its crisis-fighting mode as the euro zone recovery looks increasingly shaky and concerns grow about Spain.

  • 29/03/2012 | World

    Global stocks dip on US jobless data

    The Dow managed a slim gain while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq shook off most of their earlier losses to end slightly lower, as investors took advantage of a selloff to buy blue chips that have been rallying throughout the quarter. Meanwhile, European shares extended their recent slide to hit a three-week closing low.

  • 30/03/2012 | World

    Global stocks rise on US data

    World stock markets advanced, posting double-digit gains for the quarter, as economic reports showing US consumer spending and sentiment still on the rise helped buoy stock prices and undercut the desire to hold bonds.

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    Global shares start second quarter with rally

    US stocks started the second quarter with a bang, with the S&P 500 climbing to a fresh four-year high as manufacturing data from the United States and China helped support the outlook for economic growth. Meanwhile, European shares record their biggest daily gain in three weeks.

  • 26/03/2012 | World

    Global stocks rally on Bernanke comments

    Global stocks extended gains as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested the US central bank would continue supportive monetary policies even as the unemployment rate improves.

  • 27/03/2012 | World

    Global stocks touch 8-month high

    World stocks were little changed after touching an eight-month high o n T uesday, while the dollar rose from the previous session's losses a day after the Federal Reserve signalled it would continue its loose monetary policy.

  • 28/03/2012 | World

    Oil tumbles on reserve talks, global stocks follow

    Oil prices fell on Wednesday as the US and some European governments mulled the release of strategic oil reserves, while commodity-related shares weighed on global equities.

  • 19/03/2012 | World

    Apple buoys Wall Street, as European shares slip

    Apple lifted US stocks on Monday after it announced regular dividends and share buy-backs, while benchmark US Treasury yields hit a near five-month high as investors sold safe-haven government bonds. Meanwhile, European share prices slipped to snap a four-day winning streak.

  • 20/03/2012 | World

    Global stocks slip on China

    A warning about China's growth sparked selling in energy and industrial shares, but the broad market's losses were contained, a sign of resilience for US stocks. Meanwhile, financials and commodity-linked stocks were among the top fallers as European shares retreated from eight-month highs.

  • 22/03/2012 | World

    Global stocks retreat on growth worries

    Cyclical sectors led US stocks lower, setting the S&P 500 up for its first negative week in six, after factory data showed a slowdown in both the euro zone and China. Meanwhile, European shares notched up their longest losing streak in four months.

  • 09/03/2012 | World

    Upbeat US jobs data lifts Wall Street, European shares

    Global stocks rose after strong US jobs data beat expectations, providing another sign the world's biggest economy is recovering.

  • 12/03/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat as European equities dip

    Defensive names rallied in an otherwise flat day for Wall Street, as traders paused to digest recent gains and looked ahead to a Federal Reserve monetary policy statement. Meanwhile, European equities edged lower.

  • 13/03/2012 | World

    Wall Street scores 2012 best day, as European shares hit 33-week peak

    The US stock market posted its best day this year, with the late spark coming from JPMorgan Chase & Co after the bank announced it had boosted its dividend. Meanwhile, European shares scaled to a 33-week high as encouraging data from Germany and the United States signalled a recovery in the global economy.

  • 05/03/2012 | World

    Global stocks slip as China cuts growth target

    US stocks edged lower at the open today after data showing a decline in European private sector activity and a lower growth target for China gave investors reason to pause after 3 weeks of gains for the S&P 500.

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Wall Street posts first big loss; European shares lower

    The Dow dropped more than 200 points, handing Wall Street its worst day in almost three months on renewed fears of a disorderly default in Greece and concerns that China's slowdown would hit global growth. Meanwhile, European shares hit a one-month closing low after fresh growth and Greek debt-deal concerns.

  • 08/03/2012 | World

    Global shares rise on Greek deal optimism

    US stocks ended higher, recovering most of the week's losses, after Greece moved closer to a bond swap with private creditors to avoid a messy default. Meanwhile, European stocks rallied, reversing half the loss suffered earlier in the week.

  • 23/02/2012 | World

    Wall Street rises; European shares edge lower

    Wall Street stocks rose after data showed the US labor market remained on the mend, but the market stalled as it approached highs not seen since before the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. Meanwhile, European shares fell for a third straight session.

  • 29/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks cut losses on Fed report

    Stocks pared their losses after the Federal Reserve gave a positive assessment of US economic conditions. European shares surrendered earlier gains and finished slightly lower after bearish comments from US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the country's unemployment.

  • 02/03/2012 | World

    EU argues over balance between austerity, growth

    European Union leaders argued today over the right balance between budget austerity and reviving lost growth at the first summit for two years in which the euro zone debt crisis did not eclipse all else.

  • 16/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks rally on data, Greek hopes

    World stocks rallied on strong US economic data and indications that euro-zone leaders were on track to approve a crucial bailout for Greece.

  • 20/02/2012 | World

    European shares rise on China move, Greek hopes

    Shares gained as China's move to beef up banking activity supported optimism for global growth and as Greece edged closer to securing a bailout, though rising oil prices weighed on the recovery hopes.

  • 22/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks lower on euro zone recession worries

    Global stocks eased after data showed the euro zone may be sliding toward recession and China's new export orders shrank in February.

  • 13/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks rise on Greek vote

    US Stocks rose, led by bank shares after Greece's parliament approved reforms needed to qualify for a cash disbursement and avoid an unruly default. Meanwhile, a low-volume rally in European shares looked to peter out as traders said short-sellers were beginning to position for a fall in the market.

  • 14/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks fall on fresh Greek concerns

    World stocks retreated today on fresh concerns over Greece's bailout and on weak US retail sales that gave investors pause about a rally that had pushed a broad measure of US equities to almost a seven-month high this week.

  • 15/02/2012 | World

    Wall Street drops, as Europe edges up

    US stocks fell for the third session in four, with market direction largely dictated by the swings in shares of Apple, the largest company in the world. Meanwhile, European shares ended off session highs in thin trade.

  • 08/02/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends flat, European stocks drop

    US stocks closed flat in another thinly traded session as Greece remained in a standstill over accepting tough reforms in exchange for a bailout critical to avoiding a chaotic default. Meanwhile, European shares fell from six-month highs.

  • 09/02/2012 | World

    Wall Street, European shares higher on Greek deal

    US stocks rose modestly for a third straight day and European shares edged up slightly, after Greece reached a deal to secure a financial bailout, but investors were cautious after weeks of gains.

  • 10/02/2012 | World

    Global shares tumble as Greek deal falters

    The S&P 500 posted its biggest daily percentage decline thus far in 2012 after an about-face on Greece's long-awaited debt deal ended a five-week streak of gains for equities.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    World shares higher after US job data

    A surge in hiring in the world's largest economy last month drove the Nasdaq to an 11-year high as optimism grew that the labor market is on a steady path to recovery. Meanwhile, European shares made their highest weekly gain since late December.

  • 06/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks end down on Europe worries

    US stocks closed slightly lower, as lingering questions about Europe and corporate earnings overshadowed growing optimism about economic growth after a five-week rally. Meanwhile, European shares also ended lower.

  • 07/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks mixed, Greece uncertainty weighs

    US stocks ended up slightly, but with the outcome of discussions on a bailout package for Greece uncertain, investors are unlikely to make big bets in coming days. Meanwhile, European shares slipped.

  • 31/01/2012 | World

    Global stocks mixed on Greek debt deal

    US equities fell after disappointing US economic data added to gloom over fading hopes for a Greek debt restructuring deal. Earlier, European share prices closed up on renewed hopes for a Greek debt deal and after euro zone leaders agreed to a German-led deal on stricter budget controls.

  • 01/02/2012 | World

    Global shares rise on Greece optimism

    US stocks extended January's rally after upbeat global manufacturing data boosted sentiment and as Greece neared a long-delayed deal with private creditors. Meanwhile, European shares hit a six-month high.

  • 02/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks end flat

    Investors largely took a wait-and-see approach as US stocks ended little changed ahead of Friday's key employment report, but tech shares rose after strong earnings from chipmaker Qualcomm.

  • 26/01/2012 | World

    Wall Street slips as European shares edge up

    A month-long rally on Wall Street appears to be sputtering as stocks slipped in what investors called a possible warning of weakness ahead. Meanwhile, European shares hit a six-month high, boosted by cyclical stocks such as miners and banks.

  • 27/01/2012 | World

    Global stocks slip as US GDP falls short

    World stocks fell on news the US economy grew more slowly than expected in the last quarter of 2011, while the euro rose on hopes of an imminent deal on Greece's debt that could help avert a disorderly default.

  • 30/01/2012 | World

    Global stocks off as Greece, Portugal drive fears

    Global stocks slid as a spike in Portuguese bond yields and the still-unresolved Greek debt talks raised investors' fears that the already-fragile European and global economies face greater risks.

  • 23/01/2012 | World

    Wall Street pauses after rally; European shares close high

    US stocks ended little changed as investors took a pause from a recent rally, awaiting earnings from bellwethers such as Apple later in the week. Meanwhile, European stocks hit their highest close since early August.

  • 24/01/2012 | World

    Global stocks fall on Greece talks

    US stocks edged lower, ending a five-day rally for the S&P 500, as talks to resolve Greece's debt crisis hit a snag and earnings from a number of blue chips disappointed investors. Meanwhile, European shares also fell.

  • 25/01/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends up after Fed rate; European shares fall on Greece

    Big profits from Apple and a promise from the Federal Reserve to keep rock-bottom rates for at least two more years powered the stock market higher. Meanwhile, European shares fell to a one-week closing low on worries about the outcome of debt talks.

  • 17/01/2012 | World

    Global stocks end higher

    Stocks sold off late in the session to end with modest gains as Citigroup's steep drop in profit gave investors a reason to unload bank shares. Meanwhile, European shares hit a 5-1/2-month high.

  • 18/01/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends higher on IMF hopes, European shares flat

    Stocks jumped to their highest since July as the International Monetary Fund sought to help countries hit by the European debt crisis, while Goldman Sachs' forecast-beating earnings dispelled some worries over bank profits.

  • 20/01/2012 | World

    S&P, Nasdaq dip after Google falls short, European shares move up

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq eased on Friday after Google disappointed on earnings, while the Dow rose with IBM. Meanwhile, European shares notched up a fifth straight week of gains.

  • 11/01/2012 | World

    Wall Street closes flat, Europe drops after hitting 5-month high

    US Stocks held firm near recent five-month highs as markets awaited key bond market tests for Europe in the next two days that could determine the direction of the euro zone crisis. Meanwhile, European shares fell.

  • 13/01/2012 | World

    Global stocks on euro zone downgrade reports

    Stocks dropped, snapping a four-day winning streak, after news reports that Standard & Poor's would downgrade credit ratings on several euro-zone countries. Meanwhile, European shares dropped.

  • 16/01/2012 | World

    European shares end higher, led by autos

    European shares rose in thin trade today, led by carmakers after bullish broker comment buoyed the sector, as investors shrugged aside Standard & Poor's downgrade of nine euro zone countries and fresh worries about an unruly default in Greece.

  • 06/01/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends down, as European shares chalk up

    Stocks rose in the first week of 2012, even though news that the US jobless rate neared a three-year low did not spark buying interest in equities. Meanwhile, European shares ended little changed.

  • 09/01/2012 | World

    Wall St rises slightly, European shares end lower

    US stocks ended slightly higher in a light-volume session as investors stayed cautious ahead of corporate earnings and key auctions for European debt this week. Meanwhile, European shares fell in thin trade.

  • 10/01/2012 | World

    Global stocks gain on Alcoa outlook

    Stocks climbed to a five-month high, led by materials stocks after an upbeat forecast by aluminum company Alcoa Inc and strong gains by bank shares. Meanwhile, European shares hit a one-week closing high.

  • 03/01/2012 | World

    Stocks up on data, US Fed

    Stocks started the year with a sharp rally, boosted by better-than-expected US and European data and hopes the Fed could ease monetary policy further, even as crude surged on tensions between the United States and Iran.

  • 04/01/2012 | World

    Wall Street flat; European shares fall

    US stocks dipped today as the euro zone's debt problems curbed market enthusiasm that fueled a rally in the previous session. Financial stocks were the top decliners, led by a fall in European banks. Concerns remain over tight credit markets that are making it expensive for European banks to raise capital and for euro-zone countries to refinance debt.

  • 05/01/2012 | World

    Wall Street ends up, European shares lower

    Banks led Wall Street to gains even as Europe struggled again, a sign investors are betting a relatively strong US economy will help US stocks outperform other markets.

  • 29/12/2011 | World

    Global shares rally on data

    US stocks rallied about 1 percent as data signaled positive trends for the economy, but gold prices fell for a fourth consecutive session as investors constrained by tight liquidity resulting from the euro-zone debt crisis were forced to sell. Meanwhile, European shares advanced.

  • 30/12/2011 | World

    Global stocks end year down

    The broad S&P 500 endured wild daily swings, but a year of drama left the index pretty much where it started. Not since 1970 has the index ended a year as close to unchanged as it did this year. Meanwhile, European shares rose but still recorded their biggest annual drop since the onset of the financial crisis.

  • 02/01/2012 | World

    European shares end higher in thin holiday trade

    European stocks ended higher in their first trading session of the year, led by defensive utilities such as E.ON and GDF Suez, while volumes were anaemic as UK and US markets remained closed for the New Year holiday.

  • 26/12/2011 | World

    Nikkei breaks above 25-day average in thin trade

    Japan's Nikkei average rose today to breach its 25-day moving average in thin trade after upbeat US housing data and a two-month extension of the US payroll tax cut gave temporary relief to market participants.

  • 27/12/2011 | World

    Global stocks finish mostly flat

    US stocks ended flat after fluctuating between small gains and losses in a light-volume session, as investors took a breather following a 5 percent rally last week. Meanwhile, European shares steadied in low volume as last week's tentative rally petered out.

  • 28/12/2011 | World

    Global stocks drop on worries about Europe

    Stocks fell after a hefty year-end rally and the S&P 500 erased gains for the year as investors shifted focus to what is expected to be a difficult start to 2012. European shares tracked Wall Street into the red in light trade, with auto makers the steepest fallers as investors cashed in on a recent rally.

  • 21/12/2011 | World

    Global shares fall after ECB boost

    US stocks declined modestly as equities retreated from recent gains, while weak earnings from Oracle raised concerns about the health of the tech sector. Meanwhile, European shares fell after the large take up by banks for cheap European Central Bank loans worried investors about the banks' funding needs.

  • 22/12/2011 | World

    Banks lead global shares higher

    US stocks rose, putting the S&P 500 on the cusp of finishing out the year higher as another decline in jobless claims pointed to further improvement in the labor market. Meanwhile, European shares rose, boosted by mostly upbeat data from the United States.

  • 23/12/2011 | World

    Global stocks higher after mixed data

    The S&P 500 turned positive for the year and closed out its third week of gains in four as equities extended their rally after a string of unexpectedly strong economic data. Meanwhile, European shares turned in their best weekly performance since early December.

  • 16/12/2011 | World

    Global stocks mixed on downgrade fears

    World stocks were mixed as worries about downgrades of weaker euro zone countries curbed risk appetite, pushing aside an improved outlook on the US economy.

  • 19/12/2011 | World

    Stocks, euro slide on euro zone worries

    US and European shares retreated and the euro slipped as investors cast doubt on efforts to tighten fiscal rules in the euro zone that aim to prevent the region's debt crisis from deepening.

  • 20/12/2011 | World

    Global shares rise on economy, Spanish auction

    Global stocks posted their strongest gains in three weeks and the euro rose on signs of improved economic prospects in Germany and the United States, as well as a better-than-expected Spanish debt auction.

  • 13/12/2011 | World

    Stocks give up gains after Fed, euro tumbles

    US stocks and European shares rose following an equities selloff the day before, but anxiety over Europe's debt problems kept markets jittery ahead of the Federal Reserve's assessment of the US economy.

  • 14/12/2011 | World

    Euro zone fears sink global stocks

    US Stocks fell for a third day and hit their lowest level in two weeks as widespread risk aversion sank commodity prices, drove the euro to its lowest in a year, and pushed Italian bond yields to a record high.

  • 15/12/2011 | World

    Wall Street higher on data, FedEx

    Wall Street stocks rose today as stronger labor market and manufacturing data as well as higher quarterly profit from FedEx spurred a rebound after three days of market losses.

  • 08/12/2011 | World

    Global shares fall after ECB comments

    US stocks and European shares fell today after the president of the European Central Bank expressed caution over more bond purchases to ease the region's debt crisis. European shares also fell in a choppy afternoon session.

  • 09/12/2011 | World

    Global shares rally on EU deal

    World stocks rose today after EU leaders agreed on measures that partially address the region's debt crisis.

  • 12/12/2011 | World

    Global shares down as euphoria over EU deal fades

    US stocks ended lower, as concerns about Europe returned to the forefront after major credit ratings agencies warned that European leaders had not done enough to tackle the region's debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares posted their biggest fall in three weeks.

  • 05/12/2011 | World

    Global shares lose steam on downgrade worries

    Hopes that policymarkers are working toward a solution to the debt crisis lifted global shares, but a late-day credit warning from Standard & Poor's underscored what was at stake. It caused US stocks to cut gains, while European stocks rose to a five-week closing high.

  • 06/12/2011 | World

    Wall Street rises, European stocks fall

    US Stocks rose as investors bet European leaders would take strong steps this week to end the region's debt crisis, including bolstering its financial rescue fund. Meanwhile, European equities finished weaker in a choppy, thinly-traded session

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    US stocks up on summit bets, Europe drops

    US stocks edged up held steady against the dollar on lingering hopes an EU summit can ease Europe's debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares fell slightly in cautious trade amid uncertain.

  • 30/11/2011 | World

    Global stocks gain on joint central bank move

    Global stocks and the euro rallied after the world's leading central banks agreed to cut the cost for European banks to borrow much-needed dollars. US Stocks rose 3 percent, while European shares increased in its fourth consecutive day of gains.

  • 01/12/2011 | World

    US stocks edge lower; European shares fall

    Wall Street eased today after the Dow posted its best run in nearly three years, but hopes tomorrow's key jobs report would underscore signs of strength in US economy kept investors engaged.

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    World stocks advance on US jobs data

    World stocks rose and were on track for their biggest weekly gain since March 2009 as US data showed a drop in the jobless rate, while the euro fell after four days of gains.

  • 24/11/2011 | World

    European shares fall on Merkel comments

    European shares fell for the sixth consecutive session in low volume after German Chancellor Angela Merkel renewed her position against changing the role of the European Central Bank to ease the euro zone debt crisis.

  • 25/11/2011 | World

    Wall Street falls for 7th session, European shares rebound

    US stocks fell for a seventh straight session, leading global equity markets to their worst week in two months on fear that Europe's debt crisis is dragging on without a credible solution. Meanwhile, European shares turned higher.

  • 29/11/2011 | World

    Global stocks rise after Italy auction, US data

    The Dow and S&P 500 advanced for a second day as stronger-than-expected consumer confidence data and hopes for further progress on a solution to Europe's fiscal mess bolstered sentiment. Meanwhile, European shares rose.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    European shares fall on euro zone, US debt worries

    US stocks fell for a fourth session, as the lack of progress in dealing with heavy debt both in the United States and Europe further sapped investor confidence in equities.

  • 22/11/2011 | World

    Stocks slip on US data

    Global stocks fell after data showed the US economy grew more slowly than expected in the third quarter, while the euro rose against the dollar after the IMF unveiled a liquidity line that stemmed fears about the spread of the European debt crisis.

  • 23/11/2011 | World

    Global stocks fall on German auction, China data

    US stocks suffered a sixth straight day of losses as frustration over the euro zone's debt crisis, coupled with weak Chinese factory data, further dented investor sentiment. Meanwhile, European shares fell to their lowest close in seven weeks after low demand at a German bond auction.

  • 16/11/2011 | World

    Wall Street drops, European shares steady

    Stocks fell, with selling accelerating late in the session on more warnings about the potential impact of the euro zone's debt crisis on the global economy and the banking system. Meanwhile, European shares closed flat after early losses.

  • 17/11/2011 | World

    Stocks dive on Europe's debt fears

    Trigger-happy investors dumped US stocks, scared by the market's sudden fall through a key technical level brought on by more worries about Europe's debt troubles.European shares hit their lowest close in six weeks on concerns a debt crisis in the euro zone could spiral out of control after Spain and France paid a higher price at their debt auctions.

  • 18/11/2011 | World

    Market eyes Europe, DC after worst week in 8

    The worst week for US stocks in two months ended with traders mostly sitting it out as they waited for politicians in Europe and the United States to tackle festering debt problems.

  • 11/11/2011 | World

    Global stock higher on euro zone progress

    US stocks rose and European shares bounced back as debt-laden Italy moved to implement tough austerity measures crucial to avoid a euro zone meltdown.

  • 14/11/2011 | World

    Stocks slip on euro zone debt skepticism

    Global equity markets and the euro slid on Monday as investors, unnerved by an Italian bond auction, doubted the ability of new governments in Italy and Greece to resolve the long-festering debt crisis in Europe.

  • 15/11/2011 | World

    Euro falls on debt fears, Wall Street up on data

    US stocks rose, boosted by swift steps toward formation of a new Italian government and stronger-than-expected reports on the US economy. Meanwhile, the European index of top European shares ended lower.

  • 08/11/2011 | World

    Global stocks rally as Berlusconi exit seen near

    Global equities and the euro rallied after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he would resign, sparking optimism that a new leader will act more aggressively to tackle Italy's debt problem, a critical step in containing the euro zone's credit crisis.

  • 09/11/2011 | World

    Global shares tumble on Italian uncertainty

    US stocks tumbled 3 percent in the market's worst day since mid-August as a spike in Italian bond yields signaled the European debt crisis had worsened.

  • 10/11/2011 | World

    Global shares edge up on Italy, Greece hopes

    US stocks bounced back at the open after their worst day in three months as Italian bond yields came off levels seen as unsustainable, prompting bears to cover some short positions. European shares were led higher by euro zone financials on hopes Italy and Greece.

  • 03/11/2011 | World

    Global stocks up on ECB, Greece hopes

    US stocks rallied for a second day as Greece backed away from a proposed referendum that threatened its membership in the euro, which could destabilize global markets. Meanwhile, European shares rose strongly, boosted by the European Central Bank cutting interest rates.

  • 04/11/2011 | World

    Wall Street lower on Greece; European shares turn negative

    Stocks fell, ending four weeks of back-to-back gains, as political instability resurfaced in Europe and investors braced for a confidence vote in Greece after US markets close.

  • 07/11/2011 | World

    Wall Street edges up in choppy day, swayed by Europe

    Stocks closed a volatile, lightly traded session slightly higher, with sentiment continuing to shift depending on the latest headline from Europe. Meanwhile, European stocks fell in choppy trading driven by political turmoil in debt-laden Italy.

  • 31/10/2011 | World

    Euro zone worries knock stocks; dollar gains

    Wall Street closed its best month in 20 years on a down note on Monday as the failure of trading firm MF Global Holdings Ltd and new worries about Europe's debt crisis hammered financial shares.

  • 01/11/2011 | World

    Greek vote on bailout hammers stocks

    US stocks tumbled after investors were blindsided by a surprise call for a Greek referendum on an EU bailout plan, casting doubt on the sustainability of the recent market rally. Meanwhile, European shares gave back a hefty slice of October's gain and recorded their biggest one day loss in over a month as shock Greek plans for a referendum on its euro zone bailout package sparked heavy selling across all sectors.

  • 02/11/2011 | World

    Stocks, euro rise but Greece jitters linger

    US stocks rebounded from two days of sharp losses after the Federal Reserve said it is prepared to do more for the economy if conditions warrant, helping to stanch the panicky reaction to Europe's debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares rose, recouping some of the sharp losses in the previous sessions.

  • 26/10/2011 | World

    Bare-bones EU debt deal news enough for buyers

    US stocks rose as the slow progress from European leaders in resolving their debt crisis was enough to satisfy investors, even if early reports from an EU summit were short on detail. Stocks increased gains in the afternoon as the news emerged, continuing the market's recent rally.

  • 27/10/2011 | World

    European debt deal ignites rally in stocks

    A long-awaited plan to staunch the European debt crisis sparked euphoria across financial markets, driving up the euro and the price of world stocks and commodities, while thrashing the dollar. US stocks surged 3 percent as an agreement by European leaders to help contain the region's two-year debt crisis lifted a cloud hovering over markets. Meanwhile, Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 gained 3 percent.

  • 28/10/2011 | World

    Stocks, euro pause as Europe doubts linger

    US and European shares took a breather after a strong rally on a long-awaited euro zone rescue deal, but a weak sale of Italian bonds showed investor confidence in the agreement was shaky.

  • 20/10/2011 | World

    Wall Street edges higher; Europe anxiety remains

    US stocks ended with modest gains, shifting back and forth on incremental developments in Europe where leaders sought to reassure investors that a solution to the debt crisis would come soon. Meanwhile, European shares hit a two-week closing low in a choppy session.

  • 21/10/2011 | World

    Global stocks, euro rally on debt crisis optimism

    Global equities and the euro rallied as investors bet that European leaders in crucial meetings over the next few days will move forward in resolving the euro zone's two-year-old debt crisis.

  • 25/10/2011 | World

    Stocks, euro fall before EU summit

    World stocks and the euro stumbled after the cancellation of a meeting of European finance ministers raised doubts that an upcoming summit will result in a clear plan to rein in Europe's debt crisis.

  • 17/10/2011 | World

    Stocks, euro fall on German debt crisis comments

    Wall Street stocks fell more than 1 percent as Germany's finance minister dampened expectations an upcoming summit would produce a breakthrough in Europe's debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares turned negative after Schaeuble's remarks.

  • 18/10/2011 | World

    Wall Street edges higher, led by financials

    US stocks rose, led by financials, as better-than-expected bank earnings overshadowed new worries about the crisis in Europe fueled by a warning over France's credit rating.

  • 19/10/2011 | World

    Stocks fall, euro dips as EU summit hopes fade

    World stocks declined and the euro pared gains after optimism faded that European leaders will make substantial progress on the euro zone debt crisis this weekend.

  • 12/10/2011 | World

    Wall Street extends gains on euro-fund optimism; European shares hit nine-week high

    US stocks rose on Wednesday as Europe's progress toward bolstering its financial rescue fund brought more battle-weary investors back into the market. Meanwhile, European shares hit a nine-week closing high after stronger euro zone economic data and news that Slovakia is set to sign off on a plan to expand the region's sovereign bailout fund.

  • 13/10/2011 | World

    JPMorgan drags blue chips down, Nasdaq gains

    The Dow and S&P 500 slipped after JPMorgan's earnings and China's soft trade data revived worries about the impact of slower growth on profits. Meanwhile, European shares finished lower, pulling back from the previous session's nine-week closing high.

  • 14/10/2011 | World

    Wall Street racks up 2nd week of gains on Europe

    US stocks scored their first back-to-back weekly gains since early July, on strong Google earnings and as investors kept riding the optimism for a solution to the euro zone's debt crisis.

  • 06/10/2011 | World

    Global stocks rise on European bank moves

    US stocks rose for a third day in a row as developing euro zone plans to backstop European banks gave investors hope the threat of a financial crisis was waning. Meanwhile, European shares rose to hit a five-week closing high, with banks among the best performers on hopes policymakers will come up with coordinated action to recapitalise struggling lenders.

  • 07/10/2011 | World

    Wall Street fends off bear to end higher for week

    After nearly falling into bear-market territory, US stocks finished the week higher, building gains on encouraging jobs data and hopes that Europe is dealing with its debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares rose to a five-week closing high.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Stocks mixed, commods jump before Slovak EU vote

    Wall Street stocks settled in mostly positive territory, while sentiment was still fragile from the sell-off of the past month.Meanwhile, European share prices slipped back in thin trade, breaking a four-session rally as the euro zone's still uncertain political response to its sovereign debt crisis.

  • 03/10/2011 | World

    Stocks plunge on Greek default fears

    US stocks slumped in heavy volume to a 13-month low as investors dumped bank shares on fears that Greece's worsening financial crisis could cause a large European lender to fail.

  • 04/10/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends up after brush with bear market

    US stocks slid into bear market territory on Tuesday, and prices of US crude oil fell to a one-year low, driven by fears of another global recession as Greece appeared increasingly likely to default.

  • 05/10/2011 | World

    Global shares rebound as Europe explores ways to recapitalise banking sector

    US stocks floated higher as stronger-than-expected US economic data and signs that officials were moving forward to prop up struggling European banks reassured nervous investors.

  • 28/09/2011 | World

    Stocks, commodities slide ahead of German vote

    Commodity prices fell and stocks ended a three-day rally on anxiety over a looming German vote to strengthen the fund set up to help the euro zone combat its debt crisis.

  • 29/09/2011 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end higher; European shares lifted by US data, German vote

    US stocks mostly rose in a volatile session as stronger-than-expected economic data and German approval of a beefed-up euro-zone crisis fund relieved two of the worst fears hanging over the market.

  • 30/09/2011 | World

    World stocks post worst quarter in 3 years

    US stocks ended their worst quarter since the depths of the 2008 credit crisis, crippled by Europe's debt debacle, a US credit downgrade and a sputtering global economy. Meanwhile, European shares fell, posting their worst quarterly performance since 2008, wiping $1.2 trillion off their value.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    World market's plunge suggests deepening worry about recession

    Stocks plunged, extending a selloff to four days, as policymakers' failure to arrest global economic stagnation sent markets spiraling downward. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 391.01 points, or 3.51 percent, to 10,733.83. European stocks also tumbled and snapped their four-day rally after data showed US employment growth ground to a halt in August.

  • 26/09/2011 | World

    Euro zone hope revives Wall Street optimism

    US stocks rose as sentiment swung toward hope European officials would find a way to cut Greece's debt and shore up European banks. Shares rallied to session highs in the afternoon after a report said a plan to leverage money from the European Financial Stability Facility was in the works.

  • 27/09/2011 | World

    Global shares cheer third days of gains

    US stocks rose for a third day on efforts by euro-zone officials to solidify the region's rescue fund and alleviate a sovereign debt crisis, boosting optimism. Meanwhile, European shares jumped to make their largest percentage gain since May 2010.

  • 19/09/2011 | World

    Wall Street snaps winning streak on Europe uncertainty

    US stocks fell on Monday but staged a late comeback after fears of a looming Greek debt default diminished on news of a possible deal to advance new bailout funds to Greece. Stocks spent most the session sharply lower after European leaders disappointed investors by failing to come up with any new solutions to the euro zone's sovereign debt crisis over the weekend.

  • 20/09/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends flat as early gains evaporate

    US stocks ended little changed as investors waited to see if the US Federal Reserve would offer more economic stimulus and if Greece made progress in talks to avoid a default.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    Wall Street sinks 3% after Fed cites economic 'risks'

    The Fed's warning jolted investors, driving down US stocks more than 2 percent, while benchmark Treasury yields hit a more than 60-year low on the Fed's announcement of a $400 billion bond-buying program.

  • 13/09/2011 | World

    Bets on euro zone progress boost shares

    US stocks gained as investors bought shares beaten down in recent weeks and bet European leaders would take action soon to ease the Greek debt crisis. Meanwhile, European stocks ended higher, staging a rally from two-year lows hit in morning trade led by recovering banks.

  • 14/09/2011 | World

    Push for action in euro zone fuels gains

    US stocks rose 1 percent in a third day of gains after European leaders displayed new urgency in efforts to contain the euro zone debt crisis.

  • 15/09/2011 | World

    Euro zone progress extends Wall Street advance

    US stocks rose for a fourth day as coordinated central bank action calmed fears that Europe's financial sector was headed for a credit freeze due to the region's sovereign debt crisis. Meanwhile, European stocks rose for a third day, after German and French leaders said they were determined to keep Greece in the euro zone.

  • 08/09/2011 | World

    Bernanke disappointment pushes Wall Street lower

    US stocks closed sharply lower after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave no indications of new stimulus measures to boost the flagging economy in a keenly awaited speech.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    Global stocks close down, tumble as ECB discord stirs fears

    US stocks tumbled more than 2 percent after the top German official at the European Central Bank resigned in protest of the bank's bond-buying program, which has been a major tool in fighting the region's debt crisis.

  • 12/09/2011 | World

    Wall Street recovers late from euro zone gloom

    US stocks rose, bouncing back in late trading, as hopes that Italy could get financial support from China tempered investors' worst fears over the euro zone's sovereign debt crisis. Fears of a Greek default that could spark a global market contagion dragged down stocks, knocking European equities to two-year lows and sending the euro to a seven-month low against the dollar.

  • 05/09/2011 | World

    Banks lead European shares to two-week closing low

    European shares fell to their lowest close in more than two weeks on renewed worries about recession and euro zone debt, and with banks hit by a US lawsuit connected to the packaging of toxic mortgage debt.

  • 06/09/2011 | World

    Wall Street down on Europe; bear market fears grow

    Wall Street fell for a third day on fears Europe still has failed to tackle its debt crisis, prompting worries the market is headed to new lows for the year. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 100.96 points, or 0.90 percent, to 11,139.30.

  • 07/09/2011 | World

    Wall Street jumps as Europe debt concerns ease

    Wall Street bounced more than 2 percent, reversing three days of losses after Germany's top court smoothed the way for Berlin's participation in bailouts that could ease Europe's debt crisis.

  • 31/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends worst month in year on upbeat note

    US stocks closed out the worst month in more than a year on an up note, with sharp gains in the last several days still not enough to repair the damage from a US credit downgrade and fears of a slide back into recession.

  • 01/09/2011 | World

    Payroll worries end Wall Street's four-day rally

    Wall Street's four-day rally ground to a halt, with major indexes falling 1 percent on caution ahead of a key labour market report expected to underscore fears the economy is headed for another recession.

  • 02/09/2011 | World

    Zero job growth sparks US bonds, gold rally

    Paralysis in the US jobs market reinforced fears of recession, driving investors out of stocks and into the safety of bonds, gold and the Swiss franc.

  • 26/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street posts 1st weekly gain in more than a month

    Wall Street posted its first weekly gain in more than a month as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke raised hopes for more stimulus for the economy at the US central bank's September meeting.

  • 29/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street surges 2% on Greek bank deal; trade thin

    US stocks soared more than 2 percent in a broad rally on Monday as a merger between two big Greek banks provided a rare bit of encouraging news out of debt-stricken Europe.

  • 30/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street gains as Fed minutes boost stimulus bets

    Wall Street stocks extended losses today following a weaker-than-expected reading on consumer confidence. The declines followed a nearly 8 percent rally over the past five sessions.

  • 23/08/2011 | World

    Hopes for another Fed rescue drive 3% rally

    US stocks shot 3 percent higher on speculation Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this week would signal new help for the economy, giving investors hope a four-week rout was nearing an end.

  • 24/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street gains at gold's expense

    US stocks posted strong gains for a second day as investors jumped back into beaten-down financial shares and backed away from safer assets like gold in volatile trading. European shares hit a one-week closing high on better-than-expected US durable goods data.

  • 25/08/2011 | World

    Tense market falls ahead of Bernanke speech

    US stocks fell as investors raised cash ahead of a critical speech from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, hoping he will give them a clearer picture of the Fed's plans for the struggling economy. Meanwhile, Europe's top shares ended lower after another volatile trading session, as talk of an imminent ban on short-selling in Germany, later denied, swept through equity markets.

  • 18/08/2011 | World

    Beaten-down Wall Street slammed by recession fears

    Rising fears of another recession hammered US stocks, sending major averages sharply lower in a return to the extreme fluctuations investors endured a week ago. European equities suffered their biggest daily fall in two and a half years, as a slew of downbeat US data cast further doubt on the strength of the recovery in the world's biggest economy.

  • 19/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street sinks for fourth straight week

    Wall Street ended a fourth week of losses on a down note as most buyers left the market before the weekend on growing fears of another US recession and destabilization in Europe's financial system.

  • 22/08/2011 | World

    Global stocks edge up after four weeks of losses

    US stocks ended slightly higher after four weeks of losses as investors hesitated to take big risks without a catalyst for buying

  • 15/08/2011 | World

    Google deal boosts Wall Street for third day

    Wall Street stocks rose for a third day on Monday as investors saw Google's offer for phone maker Motorola Mobility as a signal to jump back into the market after weeks of sharp selling. European equities paused after a rollercoaster week, ahead of a key meeting of French and German politicians.

  • 16/08/2011 | World

    Sarkozy, Merkel plan fails to inspire Wall Street

    US stocks fell after three days of gains when a meeting between the heads of France and Germany failed to quell fears about euro zone leaders' ability to contain the region's sovereign debt woes. Stagnant growth in Europe's powerhouse Germany also knocked europe stocks lower and hit the euro, fuelling investor fears that the global economy is slowing more than expected.

  • 17/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street slightly up

    US stock slightly increased. The Dow and S&P indices ended little changed in an up-and-down session where investors sold growth sectors in favor of defensive shares like telecoms and utilities.

  • 10/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street slumps again as investors shun risk

    US stocks tumbled more than 4 percent, almost wiping out gains from a relief rally the previous day, as rumours about the health of French banks sparked concern that the euro zone's debt crisis could claim new victims. European shares ended sharply down, led by financials, with Société Générale down more than 22 percent at one point on rumours about the French bank's financial solidity, all of which it denied.

  • 11/08/2011 | World

    Jobs data helps stocks, credit markets jittery

    Investors swooped back into world stocks after a mildly encouraging US jobs report dulled fears of recession for now, although credit markets faced strains similar to those that preceded the 2008 credit crisis. European shares pared losses following news that French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to meet Germany's Angela Merkel next week.

  • 12/08/2011 | World

    Wild week on Wall Street ends with subdued gains

    After one of the most volatile weeks in memory, US stocks ended higher in a tentative sign that the worst of the selling may be over. European shares gained as a short-selling ban on financial stocks by France, Italy, Spain and Belgium provided a relief rally in beaten-down banks.

  • 08/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street sinks, European shares hit 2-year low after US downgrade

    US stocks tumbled, the first session after rating agency Standard & Poor's cut the top-tier AAA credit rating of the United States, further unnerving already-skittish investors. European stocks resumed their sell-off, with a blue-chip index dropping for the 11th session in a row.

  • 09/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street climbs at open; eyes on Fed

    US stocks rose at the open in a rebound from the previous session's nosedive, but an upcoming Fed statement could spark a reversal if investors are not convinced it has a plan to combat a market meltdown.

  • 03/08/2011 | World

    World stocks fall, gold up on economy worries

    Stocks on major markets hit their lowest level this year and gold prices posted a new high as investors fretted about government spending cuts at a time of slowing global economic growth. But the S&P 500 erased losses after hitting its lowest level since early December, following seven days of declines.

  • 04/08/2011 | World

    World stocks sink as economic outlook dims

    Investors fled Wall Street in the worst stock-market selloff since the depths of the Great Recession in early 2009 in what has turned into a full-fledged correction. The Dow and the S&P tumbled more than 4 percent and the Nasdaq lost 5 percent on fear the United States is staring at another recession and that Europe's sovereign debt crisis is swallowing two of its largest economies.

  • 05/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends worst week since Nov '08

    US stocks closed out its worst week in more than two years in a volatile session that saw the major indexes whip back and forth before the S&P 500 settled with a slim loss. European shares fell, and saw their biggest weekly decline in nearly three years, on worries about weak global growth and further contagion in the euro zone debt crisis, which threatens to engulf Italy and Spain.

  • 29/07/2011 | World

    Global stocks fall on US debt concerns

    Stocks ended the worst week in a year as time runs out on Washington to reach agreement before the US government loses its ability to borrow money. European shares fell and suffered their biggest weekly loss since March after US GDP data came in weaker than expected.

  • 01/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street cuts losses, ends down as debt vote looms

    The S&P 500 fell for a sixth day as time runs out for the government to pass a deal to avoid default and the economy showed further signs of stalling. The market pared losses late in the day before Congress was expected to vote on Monday on a debt deal backed by the White House, which includes spending cuts of $2.4 trillion over 10 years.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    Massive rout spells trouble for Wall Street

    Wall Street dropped on worries about a possible downgrade of the United States' top credit rating and signs of economic weakness even as Congress passed a bill to avoid a debt default.

  • 26/07/2011 | World

    Stocks slide on debt gridlock

    The US dollar fell broadly on Tuesday as US lawmakers remained deadlocked over raising the nation's debt ceiling to avoid a devastating default, while US and European shares also declined.

  • 27/07/2011 | World

    Stocks hit by earnings, data

    US stocks suffered their worst day in eight weeks as lackluster earnings and weak economic data hit investors already nervous about faltering debt talks in Washington, while the US dollar rebounded following a sell-off this week.

  • 28/07/2011 | World

    Buyers exit market before House debt plan vote

    US stocks faded to end mostly lower, with investors skeptical a key vote by Congress would lead to a deal to avoid a US default. European shares ended higher, snapping three consecutive days of losses on renewed hopes that the US debt crisis will be resolved.

  • 21/07/2011 | World

    US, EU upbeat debt news fuels rally

    US stocks climbed as signs of progress on the US debt talks and concrete action from Europe on its own debt crisis heartened investors. European shares closed at their highest in nearly two weeks on investor optimism about a plan for a wide-ranging response to the euro zone sovereign debt crisis.

  • 22/07/2011 | World

    Earnings, hope for US debt deal brighten Wall Street

    Investors poured into tech shares on Friday as promising chipmaker earnings and optimism that a solution was on the horizon for the US debt stalemate triggered a move into growth-oriented shares. European shares ended the day and week higher.

  • 25/07/2011 | World

    Global markets lower on US debt gridlock

    US stocks dipped as lawmakers remained in a standoff over raising the debt ceiling to avoid default, but investors were convinced a compromise will be reached before next week's critical deadline.

  • 18/07/2011 | World

    Wall Street falls on global debt worry; banks drag down

    US stocks dropped as bank shares bore the brunt of investor frustration over governments' inability to solve debt crises in the United States and Europe.European officials and bankers remained divided over steps to keep the fiscal woes of heavily indebted nations from spreadin

  • 19/07/2011 | World

    Wall Street up on profits, US deficit talk progress

    US stocks recorded their best day since March after strong corporate results and renewed hope for an agreement in Washington on thorny budget issues boosted investor confidence.

  • 20/07/2011 | World

    Wall Street closes flat as debt worries offset earns

    US stocks closed near unchanged, a day after Wall Street's best rally since March, as the oncoming debt ceiling deadline overshadowed strong earnings from Apple Inc.

  • 13/07/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends 3-day drop on Bernanke

    US stocks stopped a three-day slide, but ended well off the highs as investors took the suggestion of further Federal Reserve stimulus as a mixed blessing.

  • 14/07/2011 | World

    Bernanke halts Wall Street rally

    US stocks fell as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke backed off hints additional near-term stimulus could be on the way, removing a possible catalyst from a market already facing plenty of obstacles.

  • 15/07/2011 | World

    Google lifts Wall Street in otherwise rough week

    Google's blowout quarter led the Nasdaq higher but mounting uncertainty about the government's ability to reach a debt-reduction deal may keep investors at bay in the coming week.

  • 11/07/2011 | World

    World stocks, euro fall, bonds gain on Italy concerns

    Global stocks and the euro sank as fears that Italy could become the latest country caught up in the euro-zone debt crisis caused investors to sell risky assets and snap up safe-haven US Treasury debt, pushing the 10-year note's yield below 3 percent.

  • 11/07/2011 | World

    European shares lower, Nikkei hurt by US data

    European shares fell today as banks extended declines from Friday in response to intensified worries about euro zone peripheral debt contagion.The Nikkei average fell on profit-taking after three weeks of gains, hurt by weak US and Chinese economic data.

  • 12/07/2011 | World

    Europe and tech push Wall Street to 3rd day of losses

    US stocks closed lower for a third straight day as Europe's fiscal woes and a weak start to tech earnings gave investors little reason to buy even after the recent losses.

  • 06/07/2011 | World

    Wall Street edges lower on Portugal, China

    Transportation stocks were among the standouts in another flat session for US equities, and the sector's rally could be cause for optimism ahead.

  • 07/07/2011 | World

    Retail, tech lead Wall Street rally before jobs data

    US stocks closed sharply higher and the Nasdaq notched an eighth day of gains as improved labor market and retail sales data added to optimism a day before the critical June payrolls report.

  • 08/07/2011 | World

    Jobs halt Wall Street rally, investors eye earnings

    US stocks fell as a weak jobs report dashed optimism that the economy was emerging from a soft patch, leaving investors to hope earnings season would revive an appetite for buying.

  • 30/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street rallies 4th day, gains in July seen

    US stocks ended a volatile quarter with their biggest four-day rally since September as positive economic data and a temporary resolution of Greece's debt crisis indicated further gains in July.

  • 01/07/2011 | World

    Fireworks wrap up Wall Street's best week in 2 years

    US stocks started July with a bang with Wall Street scoring its best week in two years on strong manufacturing data that eased concerns about slowing growth.

  • 05/07/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends quiet day flat, Netflix boosts Nasdaq

    US stocks ended a thinly traded session mostly flat as investors paused after last week's surge, though continually light volume suggested the market could encounter more choppy trading.

  • 27/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street up as banks rally but gains could be brief

    US stocks rose from three days of losses, led by banks after news of more favorable capital requirements and optimism over Greece's austerity plan, but investors cautioned against high hopes.

  • 28/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street up again on Greece, but investors skittish

    US stocks rose for a second day on optimism that a solution to Greece's debt crisis was near, although low volume indicated underlying nervousness in the market.

  • 29/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends biggest 3-day surge in three months

    Wall Street closed its best three-day run in the past three months after the Greek parliament approved austerity measures to avoid defaulting on its debt.

  • 22/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street falls after 4 up days on Fed's comments

    US stocks dropped after the Federal Reserve acknowledged the sluggish pace of the US economic recovery without hinting at further plans for stimulus.

  • 23/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street reverses sharp sell-off on Greek deal

    US stocks closed way off session lows on news Greece agreed to a five-year austerity plan, but lingering economic uncertainty ultimately drove indexes mostly lower, keeping a downward trend in place.

  • 24/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street sinks on Europe's debt misery

    Wall Street dropped for a third day on worries about the Italian banking sector and Greece's debt crisis, but the S&P 500 managed to hold its 200-day moving average in a sign buyers still see value.

  • 17/06/2011 | World

    Dow, S&P rise, but Greek woes keep bears on prowl

    The Dow and S&P 500 rose after France and Germany outlined an agreement to aid debt-burdened Greece, but analysts said a recent bearish trend may not be over.

  • 20/06/2011 | World

    Wall St ends higher, but weak volume a warning sign

    US stocks rose, as the latest development to reduce Greece's debt helped draw buyers and the S&P 500 touched a key support level, but anemic volume signalled the recent weakness may not be over.

  • 21/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street extends rally to 4th day before Greek vote

    US stocks posted gains for the fourth day on growing hopes that Greece will avoid a debt default, adding momentum to the market's recent rebound.

  • 13/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends flat as uncertainty rules

    US stocks drifted sideways in what is likely a temporary pause in a sell-off brought on by growing fears of another economic downturn.

  • 14/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street rebounds in oversold market

    US stocks posted their biggest gains in nearly two months as retail sales figures allayed fears over the economy that had driven a six-week slump in the market. Meanwhile, European shares rose sharply, as data suggested the Chinese economy may avoid a hard landing, helping to ease global growth concerns.

  • 16/06/2011 | World

    Dow, S&P end up in volatile session

    US stocks rose in volatile trading, thanks only to technical factors and options expirations. But raging uncertainty about Greece prevented investors from committing money to the market.

  • 08/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street mostly flat

    US stocks extended losses for the sixth straight day  as investors worried that a slowing economy could deepen the market's retreat.

  • 09/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street bounce fails to impress the skeptics

    Wall Street ended higher for the first time in over a week, with the Dow and the S&P 500 rising 1 percent at one point, but many analysts saw the rebound as short-lived.

  • 10/06/2011 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end down for 6th week

    The Dow and S&P 500 closed out their sixth week of losses as further signs of a global economic slowdown set the stage for more losses to come.

  • 03/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street skids to 5th week of losses, hope endures

    Wall Street closed out a fifth week of losses with more selling after an anemic jobs report strengthened the case that the economy was slowing, though analysts said indexes may stabilize in the near-term.

  • 06/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street slide extends; European shares fall for fourth straight day

    The S&P 500 extended its slide to a fourth day today, hitting its lowest level since March 18, as a spate of recent weak US data lent support to a bearish outlook for the economy.

  • 07/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street edges down

    US stocks extended a losing streak for a fifth day on Tuesday on mounting concerns about the economy after bearish comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • 30/05/2011 | World

    European stocks edge down

    European shares closed lower and are on track to end the month down as concerns over the euro zone debt situation weighed, with volumes thin as both US and UK markets were closed for a public holiday. The US stock market was closed due to Memorial Day.

  • 31/05/2011 | World

    US stocks jump 1%

    US stocks jumped about 1 percent at the open as the euro rose against the dollar and commodities prices climbed on optimism that new aid for Greece was on the horizon.

  • 01/06/2011 | World

    Wall Street falls as manufacturing slows

    Wall Street ended a four-day rally with its worst session since August and could suffer more losses in coming days as investors faced more signs the economic recovery is fading.

  • 25/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street advances; European stocks bounce back

    US stocks ended a three-day losing streak on Wednesday as recent underperformers led a thinly traded rally that wasn't seen as strong enough to overcome worries about waning global demand.

  • 26/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street bounces back for a second day, Europe shares end lower

    US stocks rose for a second day, erasing early losses in a volatile day as earnings helped technology and consumer discretionary stocks after a substantial fall for equities this month. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares ended 0.1 percent lower

  • 27/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street higher as dollar lifts commodities

    Stocks were higher as bullish comments about Greece caused the dollar to fall, resulting in strength in commodity prices. The dollar helped lift commodity prices, and oil gained 0.6 percent. The S&P Energy index rose 0.6 percent while Occidental Petroleum added 1.5 percent to US$106.60.

  • 20/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street slips on euro zone, spillover effect feared

    US stocks fell on euro-zone debt worries that could spill over into next week's trading with a bearish note, while retailers lost ground after a weak profit outlook from Gap.

  • 23/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street drops as euro zone concern weighs

    US stocks closed at their lowest levels in a month in a sign of increasing doubt that equity markets can weather recent weakness in global manufacturing and demand.

  • 24/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street retreats again on growth concerns

    US stocks dipped in light volume as lingering concerns about a slowdown in growth more than offset gains in energy shares. Investors kept trimming large-cap technology positions, pushing the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite lower.

  • 17/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street hit by economic blues

    The Dow and the S&P 500 fell for a third day after disappointing figures from Wal-Mart and Hewlett-Packard, although a late rebound suggested investors may be looking for a short-term bounce.Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq dipped below their 50-day moving averages.

  • 18/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street snaps losing streak, but headwinds remain

    Wall Street snapped its three-day losing streak thanks to a rebound in commodity prices and Dell's strong earnings, but investors say stocks still face headwinds.

  • 19/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends up, but hits resistance

    US stocks closed higher but ran into a technical resistance level that is likely to limit a further rise in the near-term.

  • 12/05/2011 | World

    Global markets pushed down by commodities

    Defensive shares led a rebound in US stocks as investors weighed mixed economic signals and recent volatility in commodities in search of direction. European share prices mostly ended lower, while Tokyo stocks fell, led by declines in energy and commodity shares after sharp overnight falls in commodities prices.

  • 13/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street falls as dollar strengthens

    US stocks ended a second week of losses on a down note, reflecting growing worries that stocks are on the precipice of a pullback. Meanwhile, European shares fell, weighed down by hawkish comments from European Central Bank Governor Jean-Claude Trichet on the peripheral euro zone sovereign debt crisis.

  • 16/05/2011 | World

    Nasdaq leads Wall Street lower on economic worry

    The Nasdaq sank, leading US stocks lower, as investors sold recent winners in a sign of growing unease with pockets of US economic weaknes

  • 09/05/2011 | World

    Commodity rally gives respite, masks deeper worries

    US stocks rose as commodity-related shares rebounded from last week's collapse, masking deeper doubts about what will sustain the market's long-term strength.

  • 10/05/2011 | World

    Utilities lift Wall Street as leadership shifts

    US stocks rose for a third day, led by utilities and other defensive sectors that may drive further gains as investors bet on profit growth and set aside concerns about weakening demand.

  • 11/05/2011 | World

    Commodity fall sparks flight from stocks

    US stocks nearly erased a three-day rally as energy and other commodity shares sank, feeding worries about the market's ability to stay on its upward path.

  • 04/05/2011 | World

    Selloff hits three days as economic worries mount

    Weak economic figures heightened stock investors' anxiety over the extended rally, knocking US shares lower for a third day.

  • 05/05/2011 | World

    Economic concerns drag Wall Street lower

    US stocks fell for the fourth straight session as weak labor data rekindled worries about consumer demand and the strength of the economic recovery.

  • 06/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street jumps on payrolls data

    An unexpectedly strong report on US payrolls helped equities bounce back from four days of losses, tempering worries that stocks could suffer the sharp declines seen this week in commodities.

  • 28/04/2011 | World

    Dow transports hit record, lifting Wall Street

    The Dow Jones transports closed at an all-time high, leading US stocks higher and signaling more gains due to its role as a touchstone of economic demand.

  • 29/04/2011 | World

    Dow posts best month in 2011

    Industrials led the Dow higher following a strong quarter and outlook from Caterpillar, and the index looked set to notch its best month since December.

  • 02/05/2011 | World

    US stocks slip after early bounce caused by bin Laden's death

    US stocks slipped as an early bounce on Osama bin Laden's death gave way to questions around the longevity of the market's recent rally. European shares hit a two-month high in holiday-thinned trade on optimism the earnings season will stay strong in the near-term and in a knee-jerk reaction to news al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed.

  • 20/04/2011 | World

    Dow ends near 3-yr high after earnings

    Big earnings surprises gave a positive turn to investor sentiment, propelling US stocks to their best day in a month and lifting the Dow industrials to their highest in almost three years.

  • 21/04/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends strong week with new earnings attitude

    Wall Street posted its first positive week in three, as blowout results from Apple and strong results from a number of industrial companies kept sentiment on the bullish side.

  • 25/04/2011 | World

    Inflation jitters interrupt Wall Street rally

    In the lightest volume session of the year, US stocks fell after a lowered outlook from Kimberly-Clark increased concerns about higher commodity costs squeezing profits in coming quarters. Major European markets closed for Easter weekend.

  • 14/04/2011 | World

    Safe bets buoy Wall Street as growth questioned

    Stocks that outperform in a weak economy helped buoy the Dow and S&P 500 as concerns about faltering growth and inflation prompted investors to seek out less volatile names.

  • 15/04/2011 | World

    Wall Street rises on data

    The Dow and S&P rose as encouraging economic indicators offset disappointing results from Bank of America Corp, though weakness in Google Inc kept the Nasdaq's advance in check.

  • 19/04/2011 | World

    Wall Street rebounds on J&J; tech mostly rallies late

    Encouraging results from health care and materials companies lifted US stocks, but weak earnings from Goldman Sachs limited gains in a market skeptical of the growth outlook.

  • 08/04/2011 | World

    Wall Street falls in late sell-off, volume light

    US stocks fell late as a spike in oil prices revived worries that inflation would derail the recovery, jolting a market that had been treading water ahead of corporate earnings.

  • 12/04/2011 | World

    Energy drives Wall Street lower, Alcoa's results drag

    US stocks dropped on worries falling oil prices could set off a reversal in the high-flying energy sector, while Alcoa's leaner-than-expected revenue disappointed. European stocks suffered their biggest one-day fall in a month.

  • 13/04/2011 | World

    Wall Street encouraged by tech, less so by JPMorgan

    US stocks finished mostly flat in a choppy session, as investors bet on strong technology earnings even as JPMorgan Chase's numbers weighed on other market sectors.

  • 22/03/2011 | World

    Wall Street stalls after 3-day run; volume at 2011 low

    Wall Street snapped a three-day winning streak, even as investors adjusted to the insecurity created by events in Japan, the Middle East and North Africa. European shares slipped, as investors worried about the outlook for higher interest rates in the euro zone and as tensions in the Middle East intensified.

  • 24/03/2011 | World

    Earnings hope lifts stocks, S&P above key resistance

    Global stocks rose for a sixth consecutive session, recouping the losses after Japan's natural disasters, while the euro jumped on optimism that European policymakers will be able to control a political and debt crisis in Portugal.

  • 28/03/2011 | World

    Wall Street rally fizzles in lowest volume of 2011

    US stocks fell as the corporate outlook was clouded ahead of earnings and uncertainty continued to creep from abroad, while volume hit its lowest level of the year.

  • 11/03/2011 | World

    Energy leads Wall Street after Saudi protests fizzle

    US stocks closed the week on a high note, on relief that unrest did not engulf top oil producer Saudi Arabia, calming some investors who worried the market was entering a near-term slide.

  • 17/03/2011 | World

    Wall Street rebounds but light volume a worry

    Wall Street rebounded after three days of declines  but the advance could be temporary as concerns about Japan's nuclear crisis persisted.

  • 21/03/2011 | World

    AT&T's big deal lifts Wall Street

    Buyers emerged in US stocks, enticed by the biggest proposed merger of the year, though crises in Japan, the Middle East and North Africa meant market volatility would continue

  • 03/03/2011 | World

    Jobs data optimism fuels Wall Street rally

    Investors betting on a big gain in US payrolls pushed Wall Street to its best one-day rally in three months, but weak volume lingers as a concern for those hoping for another leg higher.

  • 04/03/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends the week flat as oil prices weigh

    Wall Street erased most of its weekly gains as fears of more geopolitical turmoil and higher oil prices threaten to stifle rallies in coming weeks.

  • 10/03/2011 | World

    Dow sinks below 12,000 on Saudi, economy fears

    Fears about the economy and unrest in Saudi Arabia darkened the outlook for equities, pushing major indexes below key technical levels.

  • 25/02/2011 | World

    Wall Street rebounds after sell-off, but down for week

    US stocks rose, bouncing back from a three-day sell-off as oil prices stabilized, but unease over the Libyan rebellion could be enough to keep buying in check.

  • 01/03/2011 | World

    US stocks sink, oil jumps on Mideast tension

    US stocks dropped as oil prices shot up on worries about supply disruptions, fanning concerns about a dampening effect on economic growth.

  • 02/03/2011 | World

    Wall Street edges up as economy trumps oil

    US stocks eked out gains despite another rise in oil prices as investors bet the latest data signaled the economy could absorb expected higher energy costs. Meanwhile, European shares fell further after deepening conflict in Libya.

  • 22/02/2011 | World

    Wall Street marks worst day since August on Libyan unrest

    Wall Street suffered its worst day since August as investors dumped stocks on turmoil in oil exporter Libya, in what could be the start of a long-anticipated pullback after a lengthy rally.

  • 23/02/2011 | World

    Wall Street falls as oil climbs, tech shares drop

    US stocks dropped for a second straight session as Libya's violence sent oil prices up briefly to $100 a barrel and tech shares sank, adding credence to calls for a market correction.

  • 24/02/2011 | World

    Late rebound on oil drop shows bulls still kicking

    Bruised but not bowed, bulls staged a rebound and helped stocks stabilize in a volatile session suggesting investors aren't ready to give up on the market's rally. Meanwhile, European shares closed lower, on course for their biggest weekly fall in nearly eight months.

  • 17/02/2011 | World

    Recent leaders juice up Wall Street

    US stocks opened down as indexes hovered at multi-year highs after both inflation and weekly claims for jobless benefits came in higher than expected.

     

  • 18/02/2011 | World

    Market up for third week as late-comers jump in

    Late arrivals to the speediest rally in stocks since the Great Depression pushed stocks higher for a third week, despite growing signals of an overheating market.

  • 21/02/2011 | World

    Europe shares fall sharply on Libya woes

    European shares fell sharply after unrest in Libya fuelled concern over energy supplies and sapped investor risk appetite, with Italian stocks among the hardest hit.

  • 14/02/2011 | World

    Wall Street edges up

    Energy and commodity shares lifted Wall Street to modest gains, but the lowest volume so far this year indicated the equity rally may be near a top.

  • 15/02/2011 | World

    Wall Street slips in light trade, pullback mulled

    Market breadth weakened and a prominent investor retreated from bullish positions as a vulnerable US stock market slipped off 2-1/2-year highs.

  • 16/02/2011 | World

    S&P rises, doubles its 2009 low

    The S&P 500 rose to twice its value from just two years ago, a bounce whose vigor has not been seen since the Great Depression.

  • 07/02/2011 | World

    Wall Street extends gains on M&A, earnings

    The Dow and S&P 500 advanced to their highest levels since June 2008 as a flurry of merger news and solid earnings sparked broad gains.

  • 08/02/2011 | World

    Dow rises for seventh day, fuelled by McDonald's

    The Dow notched a seventh straight day of gains, but light volume suggested that investors don't believe the more than five-month rally has the legs to keep going.

  • 11/02/2011 | World

    Markets end 2nd week of gains after Mubarak goes

    US stocks closed out their second straight week of gains with a rally sparked after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned, easing tension around the region for now.

  • 02/02/2011 | World

    Stocks stall after reaching lofty levels

    Stocks stalled, a day after the Dow and the S&P 500 closed above important technical levels and at their highest in about 2-1/2 years.

  • 03/02/2011 | World

    Retailers lead market gains ahead of jobs data

    US stocks ended near the session's highs, with investors favoring shares of retailers after encouraging chain-store sales raised confidence ahead of Friday's jobs report.

  • 04/02/2011 | World

    S&P 500 posts best week in nine, tech leads

    The S&P 500 posted its best week in nine as the market defied calls for a pullback, and investors rotated into defensive and lagging sectors in a move that could intensify in coming weeks. European shares ended slightly higher after paring gains on a mixed US jobs report.

  • 26/01/2011 | World

    S&P closes at 29-month high; techs, commods lead

    The S&P 500 closed at a 29-month high led by gains in tech and commodity shares, as investors largely ignored the US Federal Reserve's lukewarm economic assessment.

  • 28/01/2011 | World

    Egypt unrest sparks biggest drop in nearly 6 months

    US stocks suffered their biggest one-day loss in more than five months as anti-government rioting in Egypt prompted investors to flee to less risky assets to ride out the turmoil.

  • 01/02/2011 | World

    Dow hits 12,000 as Wall Street rallies

    The Dow and S&P 500 closed at their highest levels since June 2008 and looked poised for more gains after strong earnings and signs of a surge in US manufacturing.

  • 20/01/2011 | World

    Dow, S&P dip as F5 view hits Nasdaq, Google up late

    Stocks fell as lackluster tech and materials earnings failed to live up to heightened expectations, threatening to short-circuit a seven-week run.

  • 21/01/2011 | World

    GE lifts Dow, S&P 500 but S&P's 7-week streak ends

    The Dow and S&P 500 rose as General Electric Co's earnings put a positive tone on the economic recovery, snapping a two-day losing skid for the benchmark index.

  • 25/01/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends flat in late flurry of buying

    US stocks erased losses in a late flurry of buying to end little changed as overall optimism about earnings offset disappointing results from blue chips 3M and Johnson & Johnson.

  • 14/01/2011 | World

    Banks lead S&P 500 to seventh week of gains

    The S&P 500 ended a seventh straight week of gains with a banks-led rally amid healthy volume after encouraging financial results from JPMorgan. Meanwhile, European shares ended lower after a fresh tightening in Chinese monetary policy hit investor risk appetite.

  • 18/01/2011 | World

    Wall Street rises as Google, Caterpillar help offset Apple

    US stocks gained, overcoming weak Citigroup results and concerns circling Apple after Chief Executive Steve Jobs' medical leave. Meanwhile, European shares hit their highest close in more than 28 months.

  • 19/01/2011 | World

    Wall Street has worst drop in 2 months on banks, tech

    The S&P 500 suffered its biggest decline in nearly two months as disappointing results from Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo put a damper on the rally. Meanwhile, European shares ended lower after hitting 28-month highs.

  • 11/01/2011 | World

    Energy shares lift Wall Street in light volume

    Energy shares helped the Dow and S&P 500 end a three-day losing streak, even as investors worried rising fuel costs will undercut economic growth. Meanwhile, European shares rose as a strong start to the US earnings season boosted optimism about upcoming company results.

  • 12/01/2011 | World

    Banks lead Wall Street up, appetite for equities rises

    US stocks ended solidly higher after European debt fears eased and sparked a broad advance, led by banks and commodity-related shares. Meanwhile, European shares hit a 28-month high as sentiment improved following strong demand for Portugal's debt.

  • 13/01/2011 | World

    Merck, materials companies drag Wall Street lower

    US stocks edged lower, hurt by a slide in drugmaker Merck and as falling commodities prices hit shares of natural resource companies. Meanwhile, European shares fell from the previous session's 28-month highs on concern euro zone inflation pressures could spark a rise in interest rates.

  • 04/01/2011 | World

    Wall Street eases as materials, energy fall

    Investors abandoned red-hot commodity shares, while fears of lower supermarket profits hit food retailers, sending the S&P and Nasdaq lower.

  • 06/01/2011 | World

    Retailers hold down stocks ahead of jobs data

    US stocks slipped as soft retail sales and a sharp rise in the dollar left investors edgy a day before December's US employment report. European equities climbed to their highest in nearly 28 months.

  • 07/01/2011 | World

    Market ends lower on banks, lackluster jobs data

    US stocks fell after a court ruling in a key foreclosure case prompted investors to pull out of bank stocks, adding to weakness after a lackluster jobs report.

  • 29/12/2010 | World

    Markets close slightly higher, strong December seen

    The S&P 500 headed for its best December in nearly two decades as US stocks advanced in thin trade, lifted by investor optimism about the economy in 2011. European shares ended higher.

  • 30/12/2010 | World

    Wall Street rally eases into year-end

    US stocks closed slightly lower as a trio of better-than-expected economic data wasn't enough to entice buying in a market sitting on strong gains just before the new year.

  • 03/01/2011 | World

    Wall Street climbs in first session of 2011

    Stocks greeted the new year with a rally as encouraging signs about the outlook for manufacturing around the world prompted investors to inject new money into the market.

  • 24/12/2010 | World

    European shares fall in light trade, Nikkei down

    European shares slipped back slightly, at the start of a shortened session, with many stock markets closed, while Japan's Nikkei average dropped 0.7 percent, coming off a seven-month high.

  • 27/12/2010 | World

    Wall Street unstable after China rate hike, volume thin

    US stocks slipped initially as an interest rate hike from China's central bank over the weekend prompted investors, worried about demand, to sell equities.

  • 28/12/2010 | World

    Dow, S&P close higher as energy rallies

    The Dow and S&P 500 rose in light trading, extending December's rally, as cold weather in the Northeast lifted oil prices and energy shares.

  • 16/12/2010 | World

    Wall Street ends up with upbeat FedEx outlook

    US stocks ended higher as economic bellwether FedEx offered a bullish profit outlook in a hopeful sign for growth. Meanwhile, European equities ended higher, helped by gains in food and beverages shares following a jump in Danisco stocks on strong results, though worries about euro zone debt weighed on sentiment.

  • 17/12/2010 | World

    Wall Street hovers at highs; profit-taking eyed

    The S&P clung to a two-year high as investors predicted a pause as volumes are expected to dry up in the days ahead, and after a 5 percent gain already so far in December. Meanwhile, European shares fell.

  • 21/12/2010 | World

    Wall Street rises as earnings, M&A heightens optimism

    Stocks rose as solid earnings and a flurry of merger activity underpinned a steady upward trend that reinforced investor optimism for the coming year. Meanwhile, European shares hit a fresh 27-month closing high.

  • 13/12/2010 | World

    US stocks edge higher on mergers, tax-cut deal

    Wall Street rose modestly with investor appetite for stocks lifted by a flurry of merger deals and the expected congressional approval of a tax-cut extension. European shares rose for a sixth straight day.

  • 14/12/2010 | World

    Markets close flat as Fed sparks late-day sell-off

    US stocks cut gains to end mostly flat after a late-day sell-off as yet another cautious statement from the Federal Reserve on the economy offset strong retail sales data for November. Meanwhile, European shares rose in thin volume to gain a seventh straight session, as upbeat US retail sales figures reinforced confidence in the pace of economic recovery.

  • 15/12/2010 | World

    Wall Street opens lower after warning on Spain debt

    US stocks were nearly flat after the start of trading as a warning for Spain about its credit rating fanned worries about the debt crisis in the euro zone. Thus the Dow Jones avg. was down 4.23 percent. European shares fell in early trade after the US Federal Reserve gave a cautious assessment of the strength of the economic recovery. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares went down was 0.3 percent.


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