One day after the Supreme Court ruled the constitutionality of the Broadcast Media Law and against Clarin media group, the conglomerate's shares closed down 33 percent in Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and 26 percent in London.
Buenos Aires shares were higher today and hit a record high as the Merval benchmark index climbed 2.9 percent to 4,303.85 points.
Buenos Aires shares broke a new record today amid optimism among investors and positive data from China, Europe and the United States.
Buenos Aires shares hit a new record high today when the Merval benchmark index gained 0.9 percent reaching 4,557.08 points, although the market eventually dropped off at the end of the day.
Buenos Aires shares edged up today with the Merval index closing 3.15 percent up at 3,883.24 points boosted by financials.
After a US appeal court ruling on Argentina's fight with bondholders the Merval index in Buenos Aires Stock Exchange dropped one percent to 3,903.21 points, while the country risk tightened 3.7 percent to 1,061 basis points.
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.
Buenos Aires stock market edged up today amid a sudden interest of investors for shares from service and finance companies, despite the weakness of global markets.
Buenos Aires shares rose today with the Merval benchmark stock index closing on 3,348.98 points, a growth of 3.79 percent, amid thin trade volume and boosted by oil shares.
Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock indez edged up 0.9 percent today to 3,378.31 points, boosted by YPF shares which climbed 2.8 percent after the government unveiled yesterday an oil incentive scheme.
Buenos Aires closed 1.6 percent lower today in line with global markets amid concerns over China's banking system and the US Federal Reserve's policies.
Argentine shares were edging up today with the Merval benchmark stock index adding 1.3 percent to 3,019.82 points, pushed by energy firms.
Buenos Aires shares fell 0.8 percent today pushed down by Petrobras Brazil and Telecom, with the Merval benchmark index at 2,994.08 points.
Buenos Aires shares were down today amid thin trading volume as investors were more interested in the blue dollar price.
The US dollar rose half a cent higher today compared to the last closing price at a selling rate of 5.345 pesos. The Merval stock index closed lower at 3.1 percent to 3,100.35 points.
The US dollar closed higher today at a selling price of 5.7 pesos. The so called "blue" rate closed at 8.05 pesos as the informal market was gradually resuming operations.
The US dollar ended half a cent higher today at exchange offices at a selling price of 5.29 pesos. The black market dollar slid one cent to 8.87 pesos amid a government strategy of pushing its price down.
The black market dollar or so called "blue" dollar was seven cents lower today 8.80 pesos amid a government strategy to lower its price.
The US dollar ended half a cent higher today at exchange offices in the City at a selling price of 5.295 pesos. The parallel or so called "blue" dollar ended 20 cents lower at 8.60 pesos after ending at 8.80 last Friday amid a government strategy to lower its price through the bond market.
The US dollar closed half a cent higher today at 5.28 pesos for its selling price while the black market rate finished four cents lower at 8.88 pesos after ending at 8.93 pesos yesterday.
The US dollar ended half a cent higher today at exchange offices at a selling price of 5.285 pesos while the black market dollar was stable at 8.88 pesos.
After a weak opening affected by uncertainty over the US Fed's stimulus programme, YPF shares, which were climbing 8.5 percent, pushed Buenos Aires stocks up in today's trade.
Argentine shares closed on a 0.3 percent low on black market dollar concerns and weak economic data from China.
In a week of a buoyant black market dollar, the so called "blue" rate rose 15 cents to 8.95 pesos for its selling price. It climbed 37 cents yesterday after the government established new limits to overseas dollar extractions.
The US dollar ended steady today at 5.275 pesos for its selling price after climbing three cents in the last five business days, while the black market rate clsoed two cents lower at 8.93 pesos. Argentine shares rose 0.6 percent.
Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index jumped today 6 percent to 3,720.91 points pushed by YPF shares which climbed 12.3 percent in Buenos Aires and 5.6 in Wall Street.
The Merval benchmark index was trading 0.5 lower at 3.706,71 points on concerns about the black market dollar, after opening higher pushed by YPF bonds.
The Merval benchmark stock index was 0.5 percent down at 3,674.86 points. It hast lost 3.2 percent this month and has gained 29.5 percent this year.
Amid a high volatility and uncertainty of the so called "blue" dollar rate which this week skyrocketed to record highs, traders were not operating today due to increasing fears of government controls over the so called "blue" dollar informal market.
After two days of a frozen black market dollar, the parallel rate traded today 83 cents lower at AR$9.20 while the official rate ended half a cent higher at AR$5.245 compared to yesterday's close.
The Merval benchmark stock index closed at 3,510.11 points today, amid a buoyant session. It reached a 6.8 percent downturn so far the month and a 25.5 percent rise in the year.
Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index traded1.2 percent higher today at 3.888,10, climbing 4.3 percent so far the week and 34.6 percent so far this year. Yesterday, the index fell 0.1 percent on less-than-expected earnings data from Tenaris
After breaking the key psychological barrier of 10 dollars yesterday, the so called "blue" dollar which trades on the black market climbed again today 37 cents to AR$10.45.
The so called "blue" dollar which trades on the black market was plunging today 42 cents to AR$10.03 (selling price) after skyrocketing yesterday to AR$10.45. Meanwhile, the official rate closed one cent higher at AR$5.175 (buying price) and AR$5.23 (selling price) compared to yesterday's close.
Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock index opened down 0.3 percent at 3,287.56 points, pushed by weak employment data from the US.
The Merval benchmark stock index in Buenos Aires Stock Exchange today rose 1 percent to 3,724.45 points, reaching a 9 percent raise so far the month and gaining 29 percent so far this year.
After opening higher in the morning, the Merval benchmark stock index closed 0.73 per cent down at 3,404.90 points, rising 12.5% so far March and gaining 20.2 percent so far this year.
Argentina's Merval benchmark stock index moved up by 0.8 percent to 3,307.80 points after a two-day holiday. The index has gained 14.5 percent so far the year.
Buenos Aires Merval benchmark stock index moved down by 0.1 percent to 3,303.79 points, gaining 15.6 percent so far in 2013
The price of benchmark bonds in dollars sank as much as 7 percent in early over-the-counter trade today, a day after Standard & Poor's downgraded the country's sovereign credit rating.
Buenos Aires benchmark stock index closed down by 3.3 percent at 2,242.40 points after a US judge ruled against Argentina over the vultures funds payment case and after the Lower House yesterday approved a bill to regulate capital markets.
YPF announced it has taken control of Metrogas, after acquiring 54.67 percent of the shares of Gas Argentino (GASA) from the company British Gas (BG).
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim announced today that he bought shares of Argentine oil company YPF and said that he sees potential in the company, which could have one of the largest oil and non conventional gas in the world.
Oil company YPF informed today that its shares have been removed from the Below Compliance index at the NYSE and trading in normal circumstances as the audit to comply with the US market regulations is over and a new Board of Directors has been seated.
The Merval benchmark index ended with gains, as it edged up by 0.2 percent at 2,405.08 points. The country risk was 1 percent lower at 861 points.
Shares in power companies Edenor and Transener rallied for a second consecutive day due to speculation about possible government measures to help the struggling electricity sector, traders said.
Shares in power company Edenor plummeted 11.8 percent in Buenos Aires, after closing 20% higher yesterday. The sharp decline at the open of trading today saw stock market operators having to freeze transactions for a few minutes.
State-controlled Argentine energy company YPF said it risks having its American Depositary Shares (ADS) delisted by the New York Stock Exchange since it is not complying with all regulatory requirements.
The national stock market committee (CNV) carried out inspections on stock brokers who were operating YPF figures, checking for possible manipulations made in the market on Thursday.
The head of the Spanish oil company Repsol, Antonio Brufau, sent a direct message to the government of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and said, “there should be no speeches or attempts to impose something, but try to establish more dialogue” to resolve the conflict that the oil giant has with the government and that could lead to the nationalization of YPF.
Shares of Spain-based firm Repsol-YPF fell sharply in Madrid today plunging 2.47 percent yesterday, to 15.05 euros (US$19.66) each, underperforming the benchmark Ibex index, which was down 1.77percent.
Merval benchmark index slightly edged up 0.1 percent, to 2,518.07 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk dropped 1 percent to 967 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
Buenos Aires stocks were higher, with the Merval benchmark stock index edging up by 0.8 percent, to 2,629.63 points.
Buenos Aires stocks dropped 0.3 percent, with the Merval benchmark stock index at 2,401.43 points. So far this week, the index dropped by 9.04%.
The Merval benchmark stock index opened slightly up, dropped 0.8 percent to 3,330.88 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk fell by 0.34 percent to 591 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
The Merval benchmark stock index plummeted 10.73 percent to 2,758.43 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk edged up by 7.9 percent to 744 basis points.
Buenos Aires stocks moved down today with the Merval benchmark index edging down by 2.81 percent to 2,791.37 points. Meanwhile, the country-risk rose by 3.3 percent to 782 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
Merval benchmark stock index lost 0.5 percent, to 3,470.74 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk rose 2.3 percent to 583 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
Merval benchmark stock index lost 1.4 percent, to 3,348.63 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk rose 0.7 percent to 612 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
Merval benchmark stock index rose 0.7 percent, to 3,326.57 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk decreased 0.8 percent to 623 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
The ANSeS social security agency decided to press charges against steelmaker Siderar due to “irregularities” in last Friday’s meeting, in which the company’s owners decided to postpone all discussion on the new director the government wants to install in the company.
Merval benchmark stock index edged down 0.64 percent, to 3,244.79 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk went down 0.83 percent to 595 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
The panel of leading stocks index gained 0.82 percent, to 3,314.72 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk dropped by 2 percent to 624 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will sell 41.4 million shares worth about $2.3 billion as part of an offering of 70 million Class A common shares of the social network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dow and the S&P 500 index ended at new highs today after Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to lead the Federal Reserve, signaled the US central bank's loose monetary policy would remain in place for some time, while weak euro zone growth lifted the dollar.
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.
US stocks rose as surprisingly strong manufacturing data overshadowed views the Federal Reserve could reduce stimulus earlier than expected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple Inc said it sold 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models in their first three days on the market, the most successful iPhone launch ever.
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.
US stocks rose today after former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers' withdrew as a candidate for Federal Reserve chairman, removing market uncertainty about a long confirmation process that already had plenty of opposition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
US stocks declined slightly, with indexes pulling back from last week's record levels as investors looked for catalysts to spur further market 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.
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.
US stocks finished mostly flat, though a rally in Amazon.com shares a day after the online retailer's results helped boost the Nasdaq.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The S&P 500 closed at another record high, pushing further above 1,600 as financial shares led the way after Bank of America's settlement with MBIA. Apple's advance helped lift both the S&P and the Nasdaq.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US stocks climbed, led by gains in the Nasdaq after reports that activist investor ValueAct Capital took a $2 billion stake in Microsoft , while a jump in the shares of Caterpillar helped buoy the Dow industrials.
US stocks rose lifted by stronger-than-expected earnings and a large drop in weekly jobless claims.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US stocks climbed 1 percent, with both the Dow and S&P 500 ending at historic highs as cyclical shares led the way higher for a second straight day.
US stocks declined with both the Dow and the S&P 500 retreating from record closing highs the previous session after weaker-than-expected US manufacturing data.
US stocks ended slightly higher after the Bank of Japan announced aggressive, market-lifting policies to jump-start its economy, but weak US jobs data capped gains.
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.
Global equity markets and the euro advanced on hopes Cyprus will avert a financial collapse, taking succor from an agreement that shielded Greek banks from the Cypriot crisis and remarks that the island nation was hours away from a bailout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Global equity markets fell today on growing fears of a banking collapse and debt default in Cyprus, and signs the economic downturn in Europe is deepening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
European shares rose, resuming the two-week rally that has propelled indexes to multi-year highs, as a string of upbeat US data fuels hopes of an improvement in the global economic outlook.
The Dow closed modestly higher at another record today as investors bet that favourable market conditions would continue, though the gains were slight on concerns the rally may run out of steam in the short term. Meanwhile, European shares fell.
US stocks closed modestly higher today, with the Dow hitting its third straight record as jobless claims data pointed to a pick-up in the labour market's recovery a day before the closely watched payrolls report. Meanwhile, European shares erased gains to trade flat.
Wall Street stocks rose today, driving the Dow to another record high, on optimism about the US economy, while US oil prices rebounded after disappointing Chinese industrial data spurred an initial drop. Meanwhile, European shares were weaker after a cut in Italy's credit rating late on Friday.
US stocks ended flat today, giving up modest gains late in the session, denying the Dow a chance to inch closer to all-time highs. Meanwhile, European shares rose again.
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.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared to a record closing high today, breaking through levels last seen in 2007 and as investors rushed in to join the party in anticipation of more gains. Meanwhile, Europe's top equity indexes bounced to multi-year highs.
The S&P 500 suffered its worst decline since Nov. 7 today in a sharp reversal from initial gains as elections in Italy stoked concerns that a divided parliament could disrupt the country's fiscal reforms and the euro zone's stability.
US stocks ended higher today, rebounding from their worst decline since November, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the Fed's bond-buying stimulus and sales of new homes hit a 4 1-2-year high. Meanwhile, Euro zone shares sank to three-month lows today after an Italian election stalemate renewed concerns about the future of the euro zone.
US stocks rallied for a second straight day today as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reaffirmed his commitment to the Fed's stimulus efforts. Meanwhile, European shares found firmer footing.
Global equity markets faltered as a mixed reading of US housing data took the edge off this year's stock rally, while oil prices fell as the prospect of increased Saudi supply offset optimism spurred by an improving worldwide economy.
US stocks fell for a second day today and gauge of investor concern hit its highest in two months after reports cast doubt over the health of the US and euro-zone economies.
European shares cautiously continued their recovery from multi-month lows early as investors kept a close eye on elections in Italy, the outcome of which could impact economic reform.
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.
European shares dipped for a third straight session today, led by Danish brewer Carlsberg after disappointing earnings, and some analysts expected further weakness in the market in the near term. US markets did not operate due to President's Day celebrations.
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.
US stocks were little changed, hovering near multi-year highs as traders awaited President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
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.
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.
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.
Strong economic data lifted global equity markets and drove the S&P 500 to a five-year high today.
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.
Major stock markets fell today as political uncertainty in Spain and Italy revived worries that the steps taken to rein in the euro zone debt crisis could unravel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The S&P 500 eased slightly today after an eight-day run of gains, its longest winning streak in eight years, while the Nasdaq edged higher as Apple shares rebounded. Meanwhile, European equities touched fresh multi-month peaks.
European shares rose today, climbing back towards near two-year highs, with investors buying into relatively 'undervalued' sectors such as utilities and steel as they bet Europe's economy will improve. Wall Street was closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.
US and European stocks moved higher today, helped by strong earnings reports and signs American lawmakers were close to raising the federal debt limit.
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.
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.
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.
US stocks fell today, retreating from last week's rally on the "fiscal cliff" deal in Washington, as companies started to report results for the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, European shares dipped.
US stocks rose today and the S&P 500 ended at a fresh five-year high as stronger-than-expected exports from China spurred optimism about global growth prospects. Meanwhile, European shares fell.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended lower today as concerns about demand for Apple Inc products sent shares of the tech heavyweight lower and investors braced for earnings disappointments. Meanwhile, European equities ended at a two-week low.
US stocks jumped after a deal emerged from negotiations in Washington to avert the "fiscal cliff," sources familiar with the talks said.
US stocks kicked off the new year with their best day in over a year today, sparked by relief over a last-minute deal in Washington to avert the "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts that threatened to derail economic growth. The deal also sent European shares to 20-month highs.
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.
US stocks edged lower today after the S&P 500 suffered its worst drop since mid-November on continued worry legislators will be unable to reach a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
European shares rose for a fourth consecutive session in thin volume today as strong Chinese data, as Wall Street was shut for Thanksgiving Holiday.
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.
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.
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."
US stocks fell today following a two-day rally, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank lacks tools to cushion the US economy from the impact of the "fiscal cliff." Meanwhile, European equities edged higher.
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.
US stocks fell 1 percent today as investors worried over US budget negotiations and a flare-up of violence in the Middle East.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US stocks climbed today as some investors bet that Republican Mitt Romney could pull off a surprise victory in the presidential vote, citing gains in defence and energy shares. Meanwhile, European equities were lifted by a clutch of strong earnings reports.
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.
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.
Global stocks gained on an improving US jobs picture and data that showed China's economy regaining some traction.
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.
European stocks fell, led by insurers on expectations the sector will see profits hit hard by clean-up costs resulting from a huge hurricane nearing the United States.
World shares rose modestly as the initial impact of a massive storm in the United States looked to have been less severe than feared.
NYSE Euronext said it plans to test a new contingency plan to help resume stalled US equity trading, and added that its famed trading floor is not yet damaged by Sandy, one of the biggest storms to hit the United States.
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.
US stocks ended lower for a second day, as investors soured on another round of underwhelming corporate results and the Federal Reserve said it would stick to its stimulus plan. Meanwhile, European shares halted a three-day slide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Indian government ruled out an inquiry into allegations of improper dealings between the son-in-law of India's most powerful politician, Sonia Gandhi, and property developer DLF Ltd, even as the firm's shares plunged on the claims.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple Inc became the most valuable public company of all time, after its market value climbed beyond $620 billion to surpass a milestone set by Microsoft Corp more than a decade ago.
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.
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.
Shares of Facebook Inc dipped below $20 for the first time, pummeled by ongoing doubts about its growth prospects, a string of recent executive departures, and the Aug. 16 expiration of a lockup period on insiders' share sale
US stocks fell as several profit warnings from the technology sector added to concerns the economy was losing steam.
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.
US stocks fell today as Europe's debt crisis flared up again on fears Spain may eventually need a bailout, prompting traders to cash in three days of gains.
Shares in Facebook fell again at the open today as doubts about the company's valuation increased after media reports underwriters cutting their revenue forecasts for the social networking site shortly before the IPO.
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.
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.
Facebook Inc increased the size of its initial public offering by almost 25 percent, and could raise as much as $16 billion as strong investor demand for a share of the No.1 social network trumps debate about its long-term potential to make money.
Facebook Inc shares fell below their $38 issue price in premarket trading today as support from underwriters of the initial public offering dissipated after its debut on Friday.
Facebook shares sank 11 percent in the first day of trading without the full support of the company's underwriters, leaving some investors down almost 25 percent from where they were Friday and driving others to switch back to more established stocks.
Shares of YPF fell 4.7 percent in Buenos Aires and 4 percent in Wall Street amid rumours indicating that Argentine officials have come to the conclusion that the expropriation will cost nothing to the Argentine State.
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.
Facebook Inc has increased the price range in Silicon Valley's biggest-ever initial public offering to raise more than $12 billion, giving the No.1 social network a valuation potentially exceeding $100 billion.
Repsol-YPF shares sank in today’s trade at the Madrid Stock Exchange loosing 6.52 percent with an ending price of 16.34 euros per share, and registered transactions of 378,583.13 euros for the day.
On Wednesday, shares of Argentina’s biggest energy company Repsol-YPF plunged 32.7 percent in Wall Street after transactions resumed following three days of suspension.
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.
The S&P 500 closed above 1,400 for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis today as stocks resumed the upward climb that has yielded a steady stream of gains this year.
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.
As rumours of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announcing the buying of a bigger stake of Repsol-YPF mixed company this afternoon, Repsol-YPF shares edged down by 0.88 percent in Madrid, while in Wall Street and Buenos Aires Merval shares presented gains of 10 and 8.5 percent respectively.
US stocks edged higher, but investors stayed cautious before a long holiday weekend when hopes are set for Greece's bailout plan to be approved. Meanwhile, European stocks rallied, with a key index hitting a level not seen since before the market's early August nosedive.
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.
Global stocks eased after data showed the euro zone may be sliding toward recession and China's new export orders shrank in February.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eastman Kodak Co shares lost two-thirds of their value as the company hired a restructuring advisory firm, triggering speculation that the photography pioneer was about to file for bankruptcy.
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.
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.
Global equities rose for a fourth straight day, but the euro slid as hope Europe was finally getting a grip on the region's debt crisis was offset by lingering fears Greece is still at risk of default.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is encouraging that US job growth accelerated more than expected in July, but the country still has a long way to go to recovery, a top White House adviser said.
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.
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
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.
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
US stocks ended a volatile trading day mostly flat as investors were reluctant to make bets a day before a critical labor market report that could magnify fears the economy is slowing.
Transportation stocks were among the standouts in another flat session for US equities, and the sector's rally could be cause for optimism ahead.
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.
The Nasdaq sank, leading US stocks lower, as investors sold recent winners in a sign of growing unease with pockets of US economic weaknes
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.
Stocks mostly fell on as energy shares sold off on lower oil prices and the onset of earnings season was clouded by concern company outlooks may fall short of expectations.
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.
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.
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.
Wall Street rebounded after three days of declines but the advance could be temporary as concerns about Japan's nuclear crisis persisted.
Starbucks Coffee Co said it would raise the price of its packaged coffee by an average of 12 percent after its Chief Executive Howard Schultz once again blamed speculators for pushing coffee prices higher.
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.
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.
US stocks dropped as oil prices shot up on worries about supply disruptions, fanning concerns about a dampening effect on economic growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The London Stock Exchange is to buy Canada's TMX to claw back lost market share and create the world's fourth-largest bourse trading $4.1 trillion of stock a year.
The S&P and Nasdaq eked out gains in the final minutes of trading as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would delegate powers to the vice president.
In what could signal a big year of Internet initial public offerings, social networking website LinkedIn Corp announced plans to float shares to the public.
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.
US stocks rose as solid earnings, merger activity and better-than-expected economic data renewed some of the risk appetite that evaporated last week on uncertainties over stability in the Middle East.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The creation of three times as many private-sector jobs as expected turned Wall Street's early losses into gains, extending a rally investors worried had come too far too fast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bolivian President Evo Morales announced the expropriation of the Red Eléctrica Española (REE) shares at an power transmission company in Bolivia and ordered the Army to take over the firm's headquarters.
The panel of leading stocks index fell 1.11 percent to 3,383.14 points. The US dollar traded for $4/$3.965 pesos, remaining unchanged compared to yesterday's closing price.
The panel of local leading stocks index fell 1.49 percent to 3,332.71 points. The peso-denominated Discount bond dropped 0.9 percent.
Merval benchmark index gained 1.68 percent at 3,332.95 points, while the country-risk dropped to 577 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index. Meanwhile, Brazilian Bovespa dropped 0.3 percent to 66,689.63 points.
Shares in Manchester United Ltd made a flat stock market debut, a disappointment for the world's most famous football club but one it insisted would have no effect on its ability to acquire top-flight players.