May 6, 2015
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  • 31/07/2014 | Argentina

    Bonds fall, country risk climbs on vulture funds dispute concerns

    Shares and bonds plunged as investors react to the failed negotiations between Argentina and holdout hedge funds. In the Buenos Aires City stock market the Merval index closed down by 8.4% to 8,187.99 points, far from yesterday’s record 6.9% climb.

  • 02/10/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina stocks tumble in Wall Street

  • 28/11/2014 | Argentina

    YPF, Petrobras shares drag Merval down

    The Merval stock index plunged today 3.1 percent, dragged by oil shares worldwide following OPEC's decision not to cut output reinforced prospects of an oil supply glut around the world. Argentine YPF and Brazilian Petrobras fell 4.2% and 7.4%.

  • 23/06/2014 | Argentina

    BA stock market higher as gov't decides to negotiate with vulture funds

    The government’s decision to negotiate with holdout hedge funds has had a positive impact on the stock market. Buenos Aires stock market opened in an upward trend, with a 8.7% rise to 7,985.11 points. Bonds and coupons, meanwhile, were up by 16%.

  • 27/06/2014 | Argentina

    Shares slip after hearing in New York

    Shares rebounded from a previous fall after US Judge Thomas Griesa today decided not to place an embargo on the amount Argentina had deposited in the Bank of New York.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    YPF stocks plummet during Kicillof conference

    New York futures stocks in petroleum company YPF dropped 3.6 percent during Economy minister Axel Kicillof's press conference this evening, as the politician announced that there was no agreement with holdout investors in order to avoid default.

  • 30/10/2013 | Argentina

    Shares of Clarin media group plunge 33% in BA, 26% in London

    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.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    After US court ruling, Argentine shares plummet in Buenos Aires and New York

    Shares on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange were in freefall today after the US Supreme Court's adverse ruling in the country’s case against to hedge fund creditors, the so called vulture funds.

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires shares hit record high

    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.

  • 10/09/2013 | Argentina

    Merval breaks new record

    Buenos Aires shares broke a new record today amid optimism among investors and positive data from China, Europe and the United States.

  • 12/09/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires shares break new record before late fall

    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.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA shares edge up

    Buenos Aires shares edged up today with the Merval index closing 3.15 percent up at 3,883.24 points boosted by financials.

  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA shares edge up

  • 23/08/2013 | Argentina

    Shares drop; country risk tightens after US appeals court ruling

    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.

  • 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.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

    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.

  • 15/07/2013 | Argentina

    BA shares close with growth

    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.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    YPF shares boost Buenos Aires' Merval

    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.

  • 22/07/2013 | Argentina

    Stocks gain led by Tenaris

  • 24/06/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine stocks close on a low, in line with global markets

    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.

  • 01/07/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close on a high pushed by energy firms

    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.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine shares close on a low

    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.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close slightly down

    Buenos Aires shares were down today amid thin trading volume as investors were more interested in the blue dollar price.

  • 17/06/2013 | Argentina

    Official dollar rises to 5.345 pesos; BA stocks edge down

    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.

  • 24/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes higher after long weekend

    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.

  • 30/05/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.29 pesos; 'blue' rate lower

    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.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar lower at 8.80 pesos; official rate steady

    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.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar higher at 5.295 pesos; "blue" 20 cents lower

    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.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar closes at 5.28 pesos; black market price lower

    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.

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher at 5.285 pesos; black market price steady

    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.

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks rebound on YPF shares

    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.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    Stocks close down on black market dollar concerns

    Argentine shares closed on a 0.3 percent low on black market dollar concerns and weak economic data from China.

  • 24/05/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar rises to 8.95 pesos

    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.

  • 27/05/2013 | Argentina

    Black market dollar closes lower while BA stocks slightly up

    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.

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    Merval jumps 6% boosted by YPF shares

    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.

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge down by 0.4 % on black market dollar concerns

    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.

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close down

    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.

  • 10/05/2013 | Argentina

    US dollar ends higher, 'blue' transactions halted

    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.

  • 14/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar down to AR$9.20; official rate ends half-a-cent higher

    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.

  • 14/05/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks close with 2 % loss

    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.

  • 03/05/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks closed higher, hit new record

    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

  • 08/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar 37 cents higher at AR$10.45, hits new record high

    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.

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Blue' dollar ends at AR$10.03 after plunging 42 cents

    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.

  • 05/04/2013 | Argentina

    Merval lower on US data, euro zone fears

    Buenos Aires' Merval benchmark stock index opened down 0.3 percent at 3,287.56 points, pushed by weak employment data from the US.

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    Merval closes 2.01% higher

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks higher as investors shift from pesos to bonds and shares

    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.

  • 04/03/2013 | Argentina

    Merval shares slightly up

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks edge up

  • 25/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA stocks close lower

    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.

  • 13/02/2013 | Argentina

    Stocks move up after Carnival holidays

    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.

  • 14/02/2013 | Argentina

    Shares slightly down

    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

  • 18/02/2013 | Argentina

    Merval shares slightly down

  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    Bond prices sink, risk spread grows after S&P downgrade

    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.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    Bonds plunge 13%, BA stocks fall 3.3%

    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.

  • 29/11/2012 | Argentina

    YPF takes control of Metrogas

    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).

  • 14/06/2012 | Argentina

    Slim buys 8.4% of YPF shares

    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.

  • 29/06/2012 | Argentina

    YPF's shares trade normally at NYSE

    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.

  • 15/10/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks edge up

    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.

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Power stocks gain on aid hopes

    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.

  • 09/05/2012 | Argentina

    Edenor shares plummet 11.8%

    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.

  • 16/05/2012 | Argentina

    YPF admits NYSE shares could be delisted

    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.

  • 13/04/2012 | Argentina

    CNV carries out inspections on YPF stock brokers

    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.

  • 15/04/2012 | Argentina

    Repsol’s Chairman calls for more dialogue, less 'imposition'

    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.

  • 19/04/2012 | Argentina

    Repsol-YPF shares edge down in Madrid

    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.

  • 29/09/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks slightly edge up

    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.

  • 02/12/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks move up

    Buenos Aires stocks were higher, with the Merval benchmark stock index edging up by 0.8 percent, to 2,629.63 points.

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks move down

    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%.

  • 25/07/2011 | Argentina

    Merval slightly lower

    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.

  • 08/08/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires shares sink 10.7 %

    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.

  • 05/09/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires stocks move down pushed by global markets

    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.

  • 08/07/2011 | Argentina

    Merval slides 0.5%

    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.

  • 12/07/2011 | Argentina

    Merval edges down

    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.

  • 15/07/2011 | Argentina

    Merval edges up

    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.

  • 20/04/2011 | Argentina

    ANSeS files lawsuit against Siderar

    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.

  • 30/05/2011 | Argentina

    Merval drops

    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.

  • 27/06/2011 | Argentina

    Merval slightly up

    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.


  • 23/04/2015 | World

    Nasdaq breaks 15-year record

  • 27/03/2015 | World

    Wall St ends 4-day skid on late tech rally

    US stocks rose modestly today after late news of merger talks in the semiconductor space boosted the technology sector and helped major indexes snap a four-day losing streak.

  • 11/03/2015 | World

    Wall Steet falls on rate concerns

  • 02/03/2015 | World

    Wall Street rallies; Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000

    The Nasdaq today closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot-com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.

  • 03/03/2015 | World

    Wall St falls from records, led by technology stocks

    US stocks finished down on Tuesday, a day after the S&P and Dow hit records, and the Nasdaq retreated with technology stocks.

  • 24/02/2015 | World

    Wall Street finishes at record after Yellen comments

    US stocks closed higher, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting records, as investors attempted to interpret a subtle change in emphasis in testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • 25/02/2015 | World

    Wall Street lags global markets as Yellen ends two-day testimony

    Wall Street lagged a rise in global markets, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closing slightly lower even as energy shares gained along with oil prices.

  • 26/02/2015 | World

    Dow fall as energy sinks; Nasdaq up after deal news

    The Nasdaq resumed its recent advance on Thursday after deal news in the technology sector, while the Dow and S&P 500 dipped as energy shares sank with oil prices.

  • 20/02/2015 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs on Greece debt deal

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs while the Nasdaq notched an eighth straight day of gains after Greek and euro zone finance ministers reached a deal to extend heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months.

  • 20/01/2015 | World

    Wall Street ends flat as hope for ECB move increases

    U.S. stocks closed little changed on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund reduced its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, increasing speculation central banks would take more aggressive policy moves to spark economic improvement.

  • 22/01/2015 | World

    Wall Street gains after ECB stimulus move

    US stocks rose after the European Central Bank announced larger than expected measures to stimulate the region's sagging economy.

  • 26/12/2014 | World

    Wall St ends at record in 2nd straight weekly gain

    US stocks ended higher, with both the Dow and S&P 500 closing at records in a broad rally, though trading was light with many market participants still out for the Christmas holiday. Major indexes closed out their second straight weekly gain.

  • 18/12/2014 | World

    Wall Street has best 2-day gain since 2011 on Fed optimism

    The S&P 500 closed out its biggest two-day advance since November 2011, extending a Federal Reserve-fueled rally from the previous session, while tech shares jumped after Oracle results.

  • 19/11/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges lower as Fed minutes offer few clues on rates

    US stocks edged lower as minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting gave investors few new clues as to when US interest rates may rise.

  • 24/11/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ticks up to record on central bank bets

    US stocks rose today on hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action if needed, while merger deals kept traders focused even as volumes were below average.

  • 13/11/2014 | World

    Dow at record but S&P flat as energy weighs

    The Dow industrials closed at a record high today, boosted by gains in Wal-Mart, but the S&P 500 was little changed as energy shares tracked crude futures prices lower.

  • 17/11/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record high; mergers offset Japan recession

    The S&P 500 edged up to close at a record high today as deal activity worth US$100 billion offset concerns about overseas growth after Japan's economy slipped into recession.

  • 18/11/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Dow hit records, boosted by healthcare

    US stocks climbed in afternoon trading, lifting both the Dow and S&P 500 to record highs as healthcare shares extended this week's gains.

  • 10/11/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs; transports jump

    The Dow and S&P 500 extended their run of record high closes for a fourth session today, led by transportation and healthcare shares.

  • 11/11/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 set record highs in light volume

    The Dow and S&P 500 eked out a fifth session of record closing highs today, barely extending the market's recent rally in light volume as consumer discretionary shares gained.

  • 12/11/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 dip, end 5-day streak of closing highs

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended slightly lower today, breaking their five-day streak of record closing highs as energy and utility shares lost ground, while the Nasdaq climbed.

  • 04/11/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Nasdaq slip; oil prices drag down energy

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended lower today as another big drop in oil prices dragged down energy shares and Priceline's earnings forecast disappointed.

  • 05/11/2014 | World

    Wall Street Dow, S&P 500 close at records after midterm elections

    US stocks rose today, with both the S&P 500 and Dow advancing to records, after Republicans took control of the Senate, allaying fears of drawn-out runoffs and raising investor hopes for more business- and energy-friendly policies.

  • 06/11/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P hit records in volatile trading

    US stocks edged up in a volatile session today, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh record closing highs on an indication that the European Central Bank would take more policy action if needed to boost a struggling euro zone economy.

  • 29/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends with modest decline after Fed

    US stocks closed with slight losses today, finishing off their lows of the session, after the Federal Reserve ended its stimulative monthly bond-buying program and expressed confidence in US economic prospects.

  • 30/10/2014 | World

    Wall St up on GDP, earnings; fund year-end lifts winners

    US stocks have risen, boosted by a strong reading on quarterly economic growth and by another round of upbeat earnings reports including Visa, which accounted for nearly 140 points in the Dow industrials.

  • 03/11/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 close slightly lower; semis boost Nasdaq

    The S&P 500 and the Dow closed with slight losses today after briefly touching intraday records, but strength in semiconductors boosted the Nasdaq.

  • 23/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street gains on industrial earnings but ends off highs

    Earnings from Caterpillar and 3M drove Wall Street higher today but stocks pared gains in late trading after reports that a New York hospital was running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker.

  • 27/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street flat after last week's big gain; energy weighs

    US stocks ended near flat today, pausing after the S&P 500's biggest weekly gain since January 2013, while energy shares fell with another decline in oil prices.

  • 28/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street jumps 1 pct, S&P ends above key level

    US stocks rose more than 1 percent, with the S&P 500 ending above its 50-day moving average for the first time in almost a month as strong earnings eased concerns about the outlook for corporate America.

  • 20/10/2014 | World

    US stocks end higher despite drag from IBM

    US stocks ended higher today on investor hopes for a strong earnings season, but IBM's disappointing results limited gains.

  • 21/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street extends rebound on earnings, ECB report

    US stocks rallied today, with the S&P 500 notching a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's.

  • 22/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower after shooting at Canadian parliament

    US stocks erased earlier gains to close lower today as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors, Boeing and Biogen sold off following results, and energy stocks fell along with oil prices.

  • 14/10/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Nasdaq break 3-day slide but Dow dips

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended up slightly today, breaking a three-day string of declines that marked their worst losses since 2011, while the Dow finished lower for a fourth session on lingering worries about global demand.

  • 15/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street's major indexes end down, but well off session lows

    US stocks fell today on continued worries about weak global demand, but managed to close well above session lows that briefly pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq into negative territory for the year.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Nasdaq end higher with energy; Dow down 6th session

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out slight gains after another choppy session as economic data eased fears about the potential effect of a weakening global economy on the United States.

  • 09/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street sells off on growth concerns; volatility picks up

    The S&P 500 posted its largest percentage decline in six months today on lingering concern about the strength of the global economy and its effect on corporate earnings.

  • 10/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street tumbles, led by chipmakers; S&P lowest since May

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq today posted their largest weekly declines since May 2012 and the Dow turned negative for the year, led down by technology stocks after a chipmaker warned of a major pullback in the industry.

  • 13/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street drops in late selloff; energy, airlines fall

    US stocks dropped more than 1 percent today, with the S&P 500 closing below a key technical support level, as declines in energy and airline shares led a late-day selloff.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street dips in choppy trading; GT tanks

    US stocks edged lower in choppy trading today, with a slide in Micron shares and GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy more than offsetting gains in Hewlett-Packard.

  • 07/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street falls 1 pct on global growth concerns

    US stocks ended sharply lower, with major indexes falling 1 percent in heavy trading, as weak data out of Germany raised concerns about the strength of global growth ahead of the start of earnings season.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    S&P 500 has best day in a year following Federal Reserve minutes

    Shares in German business software maker SAP featured among the top losers, down 3.9 percent. Traders cited speculation about weak orders in the fourth quarter and an internal memo in which the company's finance chief urged staff to cuts costs.

  • 01/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street tumbles on Ebola fears; small caps drop

    US stocks dropped more than 1 percent today as the first diagnosis of Ebola in a patient in the United States spooked investors, economic data pointed to uneven growth, and the Russell 2000 index entered correction territory.

  • 02/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends flat, small caps rebound in volatile day

    US stocks ended flat in a volatile session today as energy stocks rebounded and investors bought beaten-down shares, especially small caps.

  • 03/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street rallies, S&P has best day since March

    Despite the rally, however, major indexes ended down for the week, with the first diagnosis of Ebola in a patient in the United States and protests in Hong Kong among the main catalysts for sharp selling earlier in the week.

  • 26/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street rallies but ends lower for week

    US stocks ended higher today, with the S&P 500 rallying back above a key technical level, but the advance was not enough to offset recent declines and major indexes closed out their worst week of the past eight.

  • 29/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street lower amid Hong Kong tensions

    US stocks were sharply lower today, extending the previous week's decline on heavy volume as investors monitored the continued civil unrest in Hong Kong for any potential impact on Chinese growth.

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends down for day, month; indexes gain in qtr

    US stocks slipped today, dragged down by energy and materials shares as economic data disappointed.

  • 23/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower, S&P 500 down for third straight day

    US stocks fell today, with consumer staples leading the S&P 500 down to its third straight daily loss, as investors grew concerned about the pace of global economic growth.

  • 24/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street rallies, S&P back above 14-day moving average

    US stocks jumped in a broad advance today, with the S&P 500 snapping a three-day losing streak and climbing back above a key technical level in a move that pointed to improving near-term momentum.

  • 25/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends sharply lower, S&P below key support level

    US stocks ended with sharp losses today, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day decline since July, as Apple tumbled and the dollar rose to a four-year high.

  • 17/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges higher after Fed; Dow sets record

    US stocks edged higher today after the US Federal Reserve renewed a pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time," as had been expected..

  • 18/09/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 at records as Fed-driven rally continues

    US stocks rose today, a day after the US Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low, providing a backstop for investors that helped lift both the Dow and S&P to record highs.

  • 22/09/2014 | World

    Housing data hits Wall Street; S&P has worst day since Aug 5

    US stocks closed lower today, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day decline since early August, as the latest housing data came in much weaker than expected, raising new concerns about the rate of growth in the economy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 rise after Federal Reserve minutes reassure on rates

    US stocks ended mostly higher, with the S&P 500 just missing a record close, after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting gave investors reason to believe that the central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates.

  • 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

    'Candy Crush' stumbles as shares continue to fall

    Social and mobile game company King Digital Entertainment Plc reduced its 2014 forecast after reporting lower-than-expected second-quarter revenue, as gamers continued to spend less money on its "Candy Crush Saga" game.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street tumbles on Malaysian airliner crash

    US stocks fell sharply lower today, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day percentage drop since April 10 on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine-Russia border.

  • 21/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends slightly lower; Chipotle rises late

    US stocks slipped today as investors remained cautious about instability in Ukraine and Gaza, though the three major indexes ended well off their lows, a sign that some appetite for riskier assets remained.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 05/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends up as ISM data upbeat

    US stocks ended slightly higher as data showed strength in the services sector and Apple shares rose above $600 for the first time since 2012.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Shares of 'Candy Crush' maker King fall in Wall Street debut

    Shares of King Digital Entertainment Plc, maker of the wildly popular "Candy Crush Saga" game, fell 10.4 percent to US$20.16 in its trading debut today, after the company's initial public offering valued it at about US$6 billion.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 19/12/2013 | World

    Zuckerberg to sell Facebook shares worth about $2.3 billion

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 14/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at records after Yellen hearing

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 23/09/2013 | World

    Apple sells 9 mln 5s, 5c iPhones in first three days

    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.

  • 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.

  • 16/09/2013 | World

    Global shares gain on Summers' exit

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 26/07/2013 | World

    Wall St ends flat, but Amazon helps Nasdaq

    US stocks finished mostly flat, though a rally in shares a day after the online retailer's results helped boost the Nasdaq.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06/05/2013 | World

    S&P 500 closes at record again; financials lead

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 22/04/2013 | World

    Wall St ends up, buoyed by Microsoft, Caterpillar

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/04/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P close at record highs as Wall Street rallies

    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.

  • 01/04/2013 | World

    Global shares fall on unexpectedly weak US data

    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.

  • 04/04/2013 | World

    Wall St rises after BOJ move, but US jobs data a drag

    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.

  • 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.

  • 22/03/2013 | World

    Shares, euro rise on hope Cyprus reaches deal

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 21/03/2013 | World

    Cyprus, European data rattle global shares

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    European stocks resume rally ahead of EU summit

    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.

  • 06/03/2013 | World

    Dow closes at another record high, as European shares drop

    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.

  • 07/03/2013 | World

    Dow ends at 3rd straight record high, European shares flat

    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.

  • 11/03/2013 | World

    US stocks extend winning streak, as European shares drop

    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.

  • 28/02/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends flat, as European shares extend rebound

    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.

  • 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.

  • 05/03/2013 | World

    Dow ends at record, European shares at multi-year highs

    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.

  • 25/02/2013 | World

    Global stocks drop on Italy's vote uncertainty

    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.

  • 26/02/2013 | World

    Wall Street rebounds on Bernanke, European shares falls on Italian vote

    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.

  • 27/02/2013 | World

    Global stocks climb on Bernanke, US data after Italy wobble

    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.

  • 20/02/2013 | World

    Global shares ease, oil slips as investors await Fed minutes

    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.

  • 21/02/2013 | World

    Wall St ends lower on growth worries

    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.

  • 25/02/2013 | World

    European shares tentative awaiting Italy election outcome

    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.

  • 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.

  • 18/02/2013 | World

    European shares fall for 3rd day, Carlsberg leads market lower

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 04/02/2013 | World

    Global shares fall as Spain, Italy worries weigh

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    Global shares end mixed after rally

    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.

  • 21/01/2013 | World

    European shares flirt with 2-yr highs in light trade

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 08/01/2013 | World

    Global shares tick lower ahead of earnings

    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.

  • 10/01/2013 | World

    World shares end mixed

    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.

  • 14/01/2013 | World

    Global shares close lower as Apple drags

    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.

  • 31/12/2012 | World

    Market rallies on emerging 'fiscal cliff' deal

    US stocks jumped after a deal emerged from negotiations in Washington to avert the "fiscal cliff," sources familiar with the talks said.

  • 02/01/2013 | World

    Global stocks extend gains on 'cliff' deal

    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.

  • 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.

  • 24/12/2012 | World

    Global shares end last session pre-Christmas down

    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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 20/11/2012 | World

    Wall Street sags after Bernanke's comments, European shares close high

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    Global stocks climb as US votes

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 29/10/2012 | World

    European shares fall as hurricane batters insurers

    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.

  • 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.

  • 30/10/2012 | World

    NYSE to test new plan; trading floor undamaged by storm

    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.

  • 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.

  • 24/10/2012 | World

    Wall Street slips, as European shares halt slide on China data

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 08/10/2012 | World

    Gandhi family hit by loan row, India's gov't dismisses inquiry

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 20/08/2012 | World

    Apple becomes most valuable company of all time

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 02/08/2012 | World

    Facebook shares dip below $20 for first time

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 20/07/2012 | World

    Global shares hit by euro zone concerns

    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.


  • 22/05/2012 | World

    Facebook shares fall 8%

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 16/05/2012 | World

    Facebook boosts IPO size by 25%, could top $16 billion

    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.

  • 21/05/2012 | World

    Facebook falls below $38 issue price in premarket

    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.

  • 21/05/2012 | World

    Facebook shares plunge in Wall Street

    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.

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    YPF shares fall in Buenos Aires, New York

    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.

  • 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.

  • 15/05/2012 | World

    Facebook hikes IPO range to raise $12.1 billion

    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.

  • 17/04/2012 | World

    Repsol-YPF shares sink at Madrid Stock Exchange

    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.

  • 18/04/2012 | World

    YPF stock transactions resume in New York, shares plunge 32.7%

    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.

  • 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.

  • 15/03/2012 | World

    Wall Street: S&P 500 ends above 1,400 for first time since 2008

    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.

  • 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.

  • 12/04/2012 | World

    Repsol-YPF shares show gains in BA, Wall street; edge down in Spain

    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.

  • 17/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks rise on Greek bailout optimism

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 22/09/2011 | 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.

  • 30/09/2011 | World

    Kodak shares plummet on restructuring fears

    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.

  • 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.

  • 13/09/2011 | 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.

  • 16/09/2011 | World

    Global stocks rally on Europe hope, euro slips

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 05/08/2011 | World

    White House: 'We still have a long way to go'

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 02/06/2011 | World

    US stocks edge lower; European shares hit by growth worries

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 11/04/2011 | World

    Markets fall on earnings caution, energy selloff

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 18/03/2011 | World

    Starbucks says raising bagged coffee prices

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 09/02/2011 | World

    LSE to buy Toronto bourse making $4 trillion exchange

    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.

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    Mubarak speech sparks late gain; Cisco hits Dow

    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.

  • 27/01/2011 | World

    LinkedIn files for IPO

    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.

  • 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.

  • 31/01/2011 | World

    Wall Street gains on earnings, economy

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 05/01/2011 | World

    Jobs growth boosts Wall Street, extending rally

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 01/05/2012 | Latin America

    Morales announces expropriation of REE shares in Bolivia

    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.

  • 14/12/2010 | Latin America

    Merval drops; Brazil's Bovespa falls

    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.

  • 15/12/2010 | Latin America

    Falling trend continues for Merval and Bovespa

    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.

  • 21/03/2011 | Latin America

    Merval gains 1.7%

    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.

  • 10/08/2012 | Sports

    Man United shares flat in debut after IPO disappoints

    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.

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