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  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed, following the biggest two-day gain since April, as investors awaited central-bank cues on the interest-rate outlook. Carlsberg A/S dropped 3.6 percent after the brewer cut its full-year earnings forecast. Balfour Beatty Plc tumbled 6.7 percent after Carillion Plc stopped pursuing a merger with the British builder.  Heineken NV (HEIA) jumped the most since October 2008 after reporting profit for the first half of the year that exceeded analysts' estimates. National benchmark-equity in...

  • In European Equity Markets  tocks were little changed, following the biggest two-day gain since April, as investors awaited cues from central banks. Heineken NV (HEIA) jumped 7 percent after reporting first-half profit that exceeded analysts' estimates. Carlsberg A/S dropped 3.6 percent after the brewer cut its full-year earnings forecast. Balfour Beatty Plc slipped 7.2 percent after rejecting an increased bid by Carillion Plc. The Stoxx  Europe 600 Index retreated 0.1 percent to 335.13 at 12:00 p.m. in  London. Royal Vopa...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks fell after valuations reached the highest level this year and as  BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) slumped, dragging materials shares to the largest decline on the regional gauge. BHP, the world's largest miner, tumbled 3.9 percent in Sydney after announcing a spinoff and refraining from a share buyback expected by some investors. Biostime International Holdings Ltd. tumbled 9.7 percent in Hong Kong after the maker of  infant formulaposted first-half results that missed estimates.  QBE Insurance Group Ltd...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced for a second day as A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S and  Imperial TobaccoGroup Plc climbed after posting earnings. Maersk jumped 4.9 percent after the world's biggest container-shipping line raised its full-year profit forecast. Imperial Tobacco added 2.3 percent after reporting a smaller sales decline than analysts had predicted. Balfour Beatty Plc gained 3.2 percent as Carillion Plc increased its offer for the builder. BHP Billiton Ltd. dropped 4.9 percent after the mining company posted annual profit that miss...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks advanced for a second day as A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S and Imperial Tobacco Group Plc climbed after posting earnings.Maersk jumped 4.8 percent after the world's biggest container-shipping line raised its full-year profit forecast. Imperial Tobacco added 1.6 percent after reporting a smaller sales decline than analysts had predicted. BHP Billiton Ltd. dropped 4.3 percent after the mining company posted annual profit that missed analysts' estimates. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.4 percent to 334.79 at 12:00 p.m. in ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks rose after confidence in the U.S. housing industry climbed to the highest level in seven months and tensions eased over global political conflicts. Amcor Ltd. (AMC) climbed 4.6 percent in Sydney as the packaging firm posted earnings that topped analyst estimates. Terumo Corp. advanced 3.5 percent after Credit Suisse Group AG advised buying shares of the Japanese medical-equipment maker.  Don Quijote Holdings Co. (7532) sank 3.7 percent in  Tokyo, the largest drop on the regional benchmark gauge, ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced, after equities had their biggest weekly gain in more than a month, as Ukrainian and Russian officials met for talks. United Internet AG added 3.8 percent after saying it bought a 10.7 percent stake in Rocket Internet AG. Renault SA advanced 2.5 percent, helping a gauge of automakers post the biggest gain among 19  industry groups in the Stoxx Europe 600 Index. Aker Solutions ASA dropped 1.6 percent. National benchmark indexes advanced in 16 of the 18 western-European markets today.  France...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced, after equities had their biggest weekly gain in more than a month, as Ukrainian and Russian officials met for talks. United Internet AG added 4 percent after saying it bought a 10.7 percent stake in Rocket Internet AG. Renault SA advanced 2.9 percent, helping a gauge of automakers post the biggest gain among 19  industry groups in the Stoxx Europe 600 Index. Neste Oil Oyj fell 1.4 percent after the Finnish company said production at one of its refineries will be lower. The Stoxx 600 rallied 1 percen...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks fluctuated, after a five-day winning streak, as health-care shares gained while banks slid along with consumer companies. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. (4519) soared 15 percent as people familiar with the matter said  Roche Holding AG is in talks to buy the rest of the Japanese drugmaker. Nintendo Co. rose the most since March in Tokyo on U.S. sales of its "Mario Kart 8" video game. National  Australia Bank Ltd. slid 1.4 percent after the nation's largest lender by assets said it will set aside ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks pared a weekly rally, erasing gains in the final hour of trading, after Ukraine said its troops partially destroyed a military convoy that entered the country from  Russia. SVG Capital Plc lost 4.8 percent after Permira Holdings Ltd. sold its entire stake in the company. BHP Billiton Ltd. climbed 1.2 percent after the world's biggest mining company said it may spin off some assets.  Hennes & Mauritz AB (HMB) advanced after posting a surge in sales last month. National benchmark indexes fell in 1...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose, heading for this year's biggest weekly gain, as investors speculated central-bank support will help shares. U.S. index futures advanced, while Asian stocks were little changed. BHP Billiton Ltd. climbed 2.4 percent, sending commodity producers higher, after the world's biggest mining company said it may spin off some assets.  Hennes & Mauritz AB (HMB) climbed 1.8 percent after posting a surge in sales last month. Deutsche Lufthansa AG jumped 2.7 percent on a report that German lawmakers are reviewin...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fluctuated, with the regional benchmark index headed for its best weekly rally since March, as investors weighed earnings, Ukraine developments and weak economic data that fueled bets central banks will maintain stimulus. Parkson Retail Group Ltd., which operates department stores in  China, soared 12 percent in  Hong Kong after first-half profit beat estimates. James Hardie Industries Plc., a building-materials supplier, slumped 7 percent in Sydney after reporting profit plunged. China Mobile Ltd., the wor...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced, reversing earlier losses, as data showing the euro area's recovery stalled in the second quarter fueled speculation of more central bank stimulus. ThyssenKrupp AG climbed 1.6 percent after posting quarterly earnings that beat projections. Royal Boskalis Westminster NV surged 8.3 percent after saying it will start a share buyback program. RWE AG declined 2.3 percent after saying first-half profit fell 62 percent.  Novozymes (NZYMB) A/S slid 6.3 percent after the supplier of enzymes reported seco...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks rose, with the benchmark index on course to gain for a fourth day, as a slowdown in the U.S. retail sales fueled bets the  Federal Reserve won't raise interest rates earlier than expected. NCsoft Corp., a maker of online games, advanced 7.6 percent in  Seoul after reporting quarterly profit rose. Crown Resorts Ltd. soared 5.6 percent after the Australian casino company posted a 66 percent increase in full-year net income. Telstra Corp.,  Australia's largest phone company, added 2.2 percent a...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose to their highest level in a week as EON SE and  Swiss Life Holding AG (SLHN) reported better-than-expected profit. EON rose the most since September asGermany's largest utility said higher production at its North Sea fields benefited earnings. Swiss Life rallied 7.1 percent on increased sales of occupational benefits in its home market. Gagfah SA added 2.9 percent after the third-biggest German property company raised its 2014 earnings forecast for a second time. National benchmark indexes advanced ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced on better-than-forecast profit reports from EON SE and  Swiss Life Holding AG. (SLHN). EON climbed 4.6 percent as Germany's largest utility said higher production at its North Sea fields benefited earnings. Swiss Life rallied 5.5 percent on increased sales of occupational benefits in its home market. Gagfah SA added 1.9 percent after the third-biggest German property company raised its 2014 earnings forecast for a second time. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.3 percent to 329.81 at 13:00 p.m. in&n...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks swung between gains and losses as investors weighed earnings reports. Chinese shares fell after the nation's broadest measure of new credit unexpectedly plunged and industrial output missed estimates. CSL Ltd., the world's second-biggest maker of blood-derived therapies, rose 2.5 percent in Sydney after posting an increase in annual profit and saying it will consider buying back more shares. Dentsu Inc.,  Japan's largest advertising agency, advanced 3.2 percent after its quarterly loss narrowed. Eclat Textile Co. slu...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell, following their biggest rally since April, as Henkel AG declined, while a Russian aid convoy left for  Ukraine. Henkel lost 5.2 percent after warning that earnings growth will slow amid conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.  Hargreaves Lansdown (HL/) Plc retreated 3 percent after UBS AG recommended selling the shares. Prudential Plc gained 2.2 percent after reporting better-than-forecast first-half profit. National benchmark indexes retreated in 11 of 18 western European markets. The...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed, following their biggest rally since April, as Henkel AG declined and Ladbrokes Plc rose, while a Russian aid convoy left for  Ukraine.Henkel lost 6.5 percent after warning that earnings growth will slow amid conflicts in Ukraine and the  Middle East. Hargreaves Lansdown Plc retreated 2.7 percent after UBS AG recommended selling the shares. Ladbrokes Plc rose 2.2 percent after reporting an increase in first-half revenue. The Stoxx  Europe 600 Index added 0.1 percent to 329.6...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose, with the regional benchmark measure extending gains after capping the biggest daily rally in almost two months, amid optimism that geopolitical risks are receding. BHP Billiton Ltd. increased 1.6 percent in Sydney, the biggest boost to the regional index. GungHo Online Entertainment Inc. jumped 7.6 percent, rising the most on the regional index, after the Japanese gamemaker's Picotto Kingdom title surged up Apple Inc.'s application store in Japan. United Laboratories International Holdings Ltd., a drugmaker, ju...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks rose the most in more than five months after a report that Russian war planes have finished military exercises near  Ukraine. Balfour Beatty Plc added 2.5 percent after rejecting a revised merger proposal from Carillion Plc. Banco Popolare SC surged 8.2 percent after the Italian lender unexpectedly posted a profit in the second quarter. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and Daimler AG each rose more than 2 percent, contributing the most to gains by a gauge of auto-related stocks. National benchmark indexes ad...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose, following U.S. equities higher, after a report that Russian war planes have finished military exercises near Ukraine. Balfour Beatty Plc increased 1.6 percent after rejecting a revised merger proposal from Carillion Plc. Banco Popolare SC jumped 8.2 percent after the Italian lender unexpectedly posted a profit in the second quarter. PSA Peugeot Citroen and Valeo SA each rose more than 2 percent, leading gains among auto stocks. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rallied 1.1 percent to 328.52 at 12:30 a.m. in&nb...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose, with the benchmark index heading for its biggest rally in six months, as Japanese shares led gains and Chinese developers surged. Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., a maker of lead and copper alloys, jumped 7.4 percent in Tokyo after raising its full-year profit forecast. Sunac  China Holdings Ltd. soared 7.2 percent in  Hong Kong, with the mainland developer poised for its highest close in 18 months, on prospects for further easing of property curbs. Malaysian Airline System Bhd. soared 6.3 perce...

  • In European Equity Markets the first back-to-back weekly losses in European stocks since March sent equity benchmark gauges in  France and Germany down more than 10 percent from their highs. The DAX Index  dropped as much as 11 percent today from its July 3 record, while France's CAC 40 Index lost as much as 10 percent since its six-year high in June. The German gauge lost 0.3 percent today, closing 10 percent below its peak. The CAC 40 was little changed, down 9.8 percent from its high. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slid 0.6 percent to 324...

  • In European Equity Markets the first back-to-back weekly losses in European stocks since March are sending equity benchmark gauges in  France and Germany sliding in intraday trading more than 10 percent from their highs. Germany's DAX Index dropped 0.2 percent at 12:30 p.m. in  London, sending its  decline from the July 3 record to 10 percent. France's CAC 40 Index is down 9.7 percent from June 10 after losing as much as 1 percent earlier today, sending it down more than 10 percent since its six-year high. Tod's SpA (TOD)&...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks dropped, with the regional benchmark index heading for a seven-week low, as U.S. President  Barack Obama authorized air strikes in Iraq. Nikon Corp. slumped 9.4 percent in Tokyo after the camera maker reduced its profit forecast. Taiyo Yuden Co. plunged 8.9 percent as the Japanese maker of electronic components cut its net-income target. Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. dropped 3.4 percent in Hong Kong after the Macau casino operator posted earnings that missed estimates and said its Taiwan branch was indict...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell for a second day, extending losses as  European Central Bank President  Mario Draghi warned that geopolitical risks in countries such as Ukraine could hurt the economic recovery, and companies including  Munich Re posted worse-than-forecast earnings. Munich Re slipped 2 percent after reporting profit that missed estimates. Adidas AG lost 4.8 percent after cutting its profit forecast for 2014. Commerzbank AG rose after saying second-quarter profit more than doubled as it shed unwa...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks were little changed, after closing at their lowest level in more than three months, as  Russia retaliated for Ukraine-related sanctions, and Munich Re posted worse-than-forecast earnings. Munich Re slipped 2.3 percent. Adidas AG lost 3.8 percent after cutting its profit forecast for 2014. Commerzbank AG added 2.6 percent after saying second-quarter profit more than doubled as it shed unwanted assets.  Nestle (NESN) SA rose 3.4 percent after it announced plans for a share buyback as first-half reven...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index heading for a five-week low, as tensions mounted over Ukraine and casino shares slumped. DeNA Co., a mobile game and social-media service, plunged 7.1 percent in Tokyo after predicting a decline in first-half profit. Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. dropped 6.5 percent, pacing losses among Macau casino operators, after the world's largest gambling hub posted the weakest monthly growth in mass market revenues since at least 2010. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Japan's largest real-estate co...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks dropped to their lowest level in more than three months as concern mounted about a buildup of Russian troops along the border with Ukraine, and a report showed German factory orders unexpectedly fell.  Iliad SA plunged 5.7 percent after people familiar with the matter said T-Mobile US Inc. plans to reject the French company's $15 billion bid to buy a controlling stake. Deutsche Telekom AG, which owns the U.S. mobile-phone operator, lost 2.8 percent.  Swiss Re AG (SREN) slipped 3 percent after posting sec...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks dropped to their lowest level in more than three months as concern mounted about a buildup of Russian troops along the border with Ukraine, and a report showed German factory orders unexpectedly fell. Iliad SA declined 2.8 percent after people familiar with the matter said T-Mobile US Inc. plans to reject the French company's $15 billion bid to buy a controlling stake. Deutsche Telekom AG, which owns the U.S. mobile-phone operator, lost 2.9 percent. Swiss Re AG slipped 3 percent after posting second-quarter earnin...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, with the regional index extending yesterday's losses, after U.S. equities dropped to a two-month low amid escalating tensions in  Ukraine. SoftBank Corp., a Japanese mobile-phone operator, dropped 3.6 percent after Sprint Corp., controlled by SoftBank, ended talks to acquire T-Mobile US Inc., according to a person with knowledge of the matter.  China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd., a mainland mobile carrier, lost 4.8 percent, heading for the biggest loss since April. Vard Holdings Ltd., a shipbuilder, p...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose, rebounding from four days of losses, as companies including  Credit Agricole SA and Deutsche Post AG reported better-than-expected earnings. Credit Agricole climbed 2.2 percent after also saying a key solvency measure improved in the second quarter. Deutsche Post gained 2.2 percent after reporting a 5.7 percent increase in quarterly profit. Telefonica SA fell 1.7 percent after saying it offered 6.7 billion euros ($9 billion) for a Vivendi SA unit. National benchmark indexes advanced in nine of...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks rose, rebounding from four days of losses, as companies including Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and  Credit Agricole SA reported better-than-expected quarterly profit.BMW and Deutsche Post AG each gained at least 2 percent after posting better-than-projected earnings. Credit Agricole climbed 5.1 percent after second-quarter operating profit beat analysts' estimates. Telefonica SA declined 1.9 percent after saying it offered 6.7 billion euros ($9 billion) for one of Vivendi SA's units. The Stoxx  Euro...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell after a private gauge of  China's services industries declined to a record low and as investors weighed company earnings. Greentown China Holdings Ltd. plunged 13 percent in Hong Kong after the developer said first-half profit may drop. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. sank 3.2 percent in Taipei, the biggest drag on the regional index. Crown Resorts Ltd., an Australian gaming company, slid 3.9 percent after its rating was cut at Credit Suisse Group AG. Isuzu Motors Ltd. jumped 3.2 percent after the Ja...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks declined for a fourth day as the region's two largest stocks retreated, outweighing reduced concern about the region's most indebted lenders after  Portugal bailed out Banco Espirito Santo SA. Nestle SA and Novartis AG both dropped more than 1 percent. Immofinanz AG slid 2.7 percent after the Austrian property developer reported annual profit that missed projections and said a delay in the construction of a Moscow shopping center hurt rental income. Banco Comercial Portugues SA rallied 6.1 percent. HSBC...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks climbed, rebounding from their lowest level in three months, as  Portugal bailed out Banco Espirito Santo SA, easing concern about the region's most indebted lenders. Banco Comercial Portugues SA rallied 7 percent. HSBC Holdings Plc gained 2.2 percent after reporting lower provisions for bad debt in the first half. Immofinanz AG slipped 1.8 percent after the Austrian property developer reported annual profit that missed projections and said a delay in the construction of a Moscow shopping center hurt ren...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks swung between gains and losses as investors weighed a smaller-than-forecast increase in U.S. payrolls and the bailout of a Portuguese bank. Honda Motor Co., which gets 47 percent of its revenue in North America, fell 1.3 percent in  Tokyo. China Everbright Ltd. soared 8.6 percent in Hong Kong on government plans to revamp the ownership of parent China Everbright Group Ltd. Horizon Oil Ltd. slumped 6.1 percent on speculation Roc Oil Co. may end plans to combine with the Australian oil explorer. Hong Kong's H...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell to the lowest level in more than three months as  companies including ArcelorMittal (MT) and Vinci SA posted worse-than-expected earnings. ArcelorMittal dropped the most since October 2012 after also lowering its full-year profit forecast. Vinci slipped the most in almost three years. Iliad SA retreated 7 percent after offering $15 billion for a controlling stake in T-Mobile US Inc. Belgacom SA gained 4.8 percent after raising its full-year earnings outlook. National benchmark indexes fell in 16 of the 1...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, extending the biggest global rout in six months that saw the  Dow Jones Industrial Average wipe out this year's gains in one session amid weaker earnings and credit-market concerns. Skymark Airlines Inc. sank 9.6 percent after Japan's third-largest carrier said it may go out of business should it have to pay Airbus Group NV a penalty for canceling the purchase of six A380 superjumbos. Samsung Electronics Co. fell 3.4 percent in Seoul after UBS AG cut its rating on the stock.  China Rongsheng...