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  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced after companies including Actelion Ltd. and Swedbank AB posted better-than-estimated earnings, while the  European Central Bank was said to have bought Italian covered bonds. Actelion added 2.8 percent after increasing its full-year prediction for a second time. Swedbank rose 4.7 percent after announcing job cuts and posting net income that beat estimates. Reckitt Benckiser Grou...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose after companies including Actelion Ltd. and  Swedbank AB (SWEDA) posted better-than-estimated earnings. Actelion added 6 percent after increasing its full-year prediction for a second time. Swedbank rose 3.2 percent after announcing job cuts and posting net income that beat estimates. Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc lost 1.9 percent after saying full-year sales growth will be at the low...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  shares fell, after the  Topix (TPX) index rallied the most in more than a year yesterday, as a stronger yen weighed on exporters and machinery stocks led declines. Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest carmaker by market value, slumped 1.6 percent.  Japan Steel Works Ltd. tumbled 6.5 percent after saying it will book a one-time loss due to a problem with parts for wi...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell, following their longest streak of weekly losses in more than a year, as worse-than-estimated financial results added to concerns over the region's economic recovery. SAP SE lost 5.8 percent after the world's largest supplier of business-management software cut its full-year earnings forecast. Royal Philips NV declined 3.7 percent after third-quarter sales and profit missed analysts' estimates. Nutreco N...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell, following their longest streak of weekly losses in more than a year, as worse-than-estimated financial results added to concerns over the region's economic recovery. SAP SE lost 4.1 percent after the world's largest supplier of business-management software cut its full-year earnings forecast. Royal Philips NV declined 4.1 percent after third-quarter sales and profit missed analysts' estimates. Nutreco N...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks rose, with the benchmark index heading for the biggest jump in more than two years, as Japanese shares surged amid optimism the nation's $1.2 trillion pension fund will boost stock holdings. Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest carmaker by market value, jumped 5.2 percent in  Tokyo as the yen extended losses. NEC Corp., a Japanese maker of computers, increased 6.5 percent on a repo...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks climbed the most in almost three years, ending their longest losing streak in 11 years, as an ailing euro-area economy increases pressure on policy makers to provide more stimulus measures. All 19 industry groups in the Stoxx 600 advanced, with automakers jumping as an industry association said car sales revived last month. Oil and gas companies rebounded from their lowest level in three years, while bank...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks climbed the most in more than seven months, ending their longest losing streak in 11 years, as an ailing euro-area economy increases pressure on policy makers to provide more stimulus measures.A gauge of auto-related stocks headed for its biggest gain in more than two months after data from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association showed registrations increased 6.1 percent in September from a year ea...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell for a second day, with the Topix index sliding to its lowest in almost five months, as banks and exporters retreated. Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), a carmaker that gets 75 percent of sales abroad, dropped 2.5 percent, the heaviest drag on the  Topix. (TPX) Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.,  Japan's largest lender, lost 1.6. Inpex Corp., the nation's No. 1 energy ...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell to this year's low, with the benchmark index posting its longest slump in 11 years, as concern grew that a financial crisis is returning to the region's so-called peripheral nations. Even so, the Stoxx Europe 600 Index pared a decline of as much as 2.9 percent after St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President  James Bullard said the Fed should consider delaying the end of its bon...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks dropped to a one-year low, with the benchmark index posting its longest slump in 11 years, as concern grew that a financial crisis is returning to the region's so-called peripheral nations. National Benchmark indexes dropped in all the 18 markets in western Europe. Portugal's PSI 20 Index slumped 3.1 percent to a two-year low, Spain's IBEX 35 Index declined 3.2 percent to the lowest this year and Italy's FTSE ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index heading for its lowest since March, after a rout in global shares resumed yesterday and the yen gained the most against the dollar in six months. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.,  Japan's No. 1 lender, dropped 3.2 percent, the second-biggest drag on the Topix.  Japan Display (6740) Inc., a maker of mobile-device screens for ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell the most in almost three years, taking their decline from a June high to 11 percent, as Shire Plc led health-care companies lower, while investors weighed earnings and worse-than-forecast U.S. retail-sales and manufacturing data. Shire sank the most in more than 12 years as AbbVie Inc. reconsiders the 32.4 billion-pound ($51.6 billion) purchase of the U.K. drugmaker amid new U.S. tax laws. Greek and Italian le...

  • In European Equity Markets tocks fell for a seventh day as Shire Plc led a drop in health-care stocks, and investors weighed corporate earnings amid signs the region's economy is slowing. Shire sank the most in more than 12 years as AbbVie Inc. reconsiders the 32.4 billion-pound ($51.6 billion) purchase of the U.K. drugmaker amid new U.S. tax laws. Petroleum Geo-Services ASA slid 5.3 percent after lowering its annual-profit forecast. Danone SA...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index rebounding from a six-month low, as Japanese equities climbed on a weaker yen after U.S. shares rallied from their worst three-day slump since 2011. ANA Holdings Inc., Asia's second-biggest airline, jumped 4.8 percent. SoftBank Corp. added 2.2 percent as the mobile carrier said it will buy Korean TV program distributor DramaFever Corp. Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. d...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed, paring losses in late trading, as carmakers and commodity producers rallied, while investors weighed evidence that Europe's economic woes are hurting companies' earnings potential and weakening investor confidence. Daimler AG led a gauge of auto-related stocks higher.  Rio Tinto Group and Anglo American Plc led gains in resources companies. Burberry Group Plc dropped...

  • In European Equity Markets evidence that  Europe's economic woes are hurting companies' earnings potential and investor confidence continues to weaken sent the  region's shares lower for a sixth day, their longest slump in almost three years. Burberry Group Plc dropped the most in six months after the U.K.'s largest luxury-goods maker said it expects a difficult environment to weigh on profitability this yea...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, joining a global equities rout as the Topix Index neared a correction amid concern about weakening economic growth. Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), which gets 75 percent of its auto sales abroad, declined 3.9 percent. ANA Holdings Inc. sank 5.3 percent as airlines lost the most among the 33 Topix industry groups, all of which fell. SoftBank Corp., a wireless carrier controlled by Masayoshi Son, slid 3.1 per...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks were little changed, after concern that the global economic recovery is faltering sent the Stoxx  Europe 600 Index for its biggest weekly decline since May 2012. Stoxx 600 commodity producers posted the biggest jump among 19  industry groups today after data showed Chinese exports increased the most since since February 2013 last month. Randgold Resources Ltd. gai...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks rose for the first time in five days, after concern that the global economic recovery is faltering sent the Stoxx  Europe 600 Index for its worst week since May 2012. The Stoxx 600 climbed 0.3 percent to 322.43 at 12:30 p.m. in  London, pushed higher by commodity producers, after losing as much as 0.8 percent earlier. Among stocks rising today, Stoxx 600 com...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, with the benchmark index headed for a two-week low, amid concern about a global economic slowdown. Agile Property Holdings Ltd. plunged as it resumed trading. Lenovo Group Ltd., the world's biggest personal computer maker, dropped 3.4 percent after Jefferies Hong Kong Ltd. said the company was facing competition in its servers and smartphones businesses.  China Taiping Insurance ...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell, completing their biggest weekly drop since May 2012, amid concern the region's central bank will face obstacles in its measures to revive the region's economy. National benchmark indexes fell in all of the 18 western European markets, led by Germany's DAX that tumbled 2.4 percent.  France's CAC 40 plunged 1.6 percent, taking its losses since a  high in June to 11...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell to an almost seven-month low, heading for the biggest weekly drop since May 2012, amid concern the region's central bank will face obstacles in its measures to revive the region's economy. STMicroelectronics NV and Infineon Technologies AG slid at least 5 percent after U.S. peer Microchip Technology Inc. warned of a correction in the semiconductor industry. Outokumpu Oyj tumbled to an almost six-month low...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index headed for a five-month low, after U.S. shares tumbled amid European slowdown concerns. Hong Kong's government canceled talks with pro-democracy protesters. Japan's Topix index slid 1.6 percent and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index declined 2.1 percent. South Korea's Kospi index (KOSPI) retreated 0.7 percent, while New Zealand's NZX 50 Index lost 1 percent. The ...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks declined for a third day, after swinging between gains and losses, as investors weighed the potential for interest rates to remain low for longer amid concerns the global economy is slowing down. Suedzucker AG slumped to its lowest price since December 2008 after saying that third-quarter operating profit will be lower than last year. Solvay SA gained 1.3 percent after confirming its profit-growth tar...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose, paring earlier gains, as a reduction in economic forecasts for  Germany offset speculation that the  Federal Reserve will keep interest rates near zero amid concerns about slower global growth.Norsk Hydro ASA climbed 1.5 percent after U.S. peer Alcoa Inc. reported its highest earnings in three years. Solvay SA gained 1.5 percent after confirming its profi...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell to a two-month low amid concern that equity valuations have overshot the potential for economic growth and earnings. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 0.9 percent to 328, taking its drop this month to 4.4 percent. National benchmark indexes today fell in all of the 18 western European markets except Iceland. The DAX fell 1 percent to the lowest level since October 2013. France's CAC 40...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell to an eight-week low amid concern that equity valuations have overshot the potential for economic growth and earnings. SAP fell 4.3 percent to 53.50 euros, its lowest price since October 2013. The company will freeze hiring until 2015 in order to reduce costs, Boerse Online reported, citing an e-mail from Chief Financial Officer Luka Mucic to managers. GKN Plc lost 3.5 percent to 2...

  • In Asian Equity Markets fell amid concern that the global economic outlook is worsening.Inpex Corp. declined 2.5 percent, leading a gauge of commodity producers to the steepest retreat among 33 industry groups on the Topix. Toyota Motor Corp., which gets three-quarters of its car sales outside  Japan, sank 1.8 percent. Toho Co. surged 4 percent after the movie distributor raised its profit forecast. The Topix i...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks slid to a seven-week low as a report showed German industrial production contracted the most in more than five years, and the International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth. Travel and health-care companies  led declines on the Stoxx Europe 600 Index.  Schroders (SDR) Plc lost 2.3 percent after Bank of America Corp. recommended investors...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks slid as a report showed German industrial production contracted the most in more than five years.Travel and health-care companies  led declines on the Stoxx Europe 600 Index.  Schroders (SDR) Plc lost 2.7 percent after Bank of America Corp. recommended investors sell shares of the asset manager.Rio Tinto Group gained 4.7 percent after say...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks headed for a two-day gain as information-technology and materials companies advanced, with Rio Tinto Group surging amid optimism for a merger with Glencore Plc. Rio Tinto rose 4.3 percent after people familiar with the matter said Glencore has been laying groundwork to buy the world's second-biggest miner. Japan's Topix index fluctuated as the yen traded at 108.83 per dollar after climbing...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose for a second day, paring gains in the last hour of trading. ICA Gruppen AB rallied the most since February 2013 after  Sweden's largest food retailer sold its Norwegian unit to Coop Norway. Nokia Oyj climbed 2.9 percent after Microsoft Corp., which bought the Finnish company's mobile-phone business last year, disclosed royalty payments.  Erste Group Bank AG (EBS) rose as Goldman Sachs...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks rose, after their worst week in eight, as investors speculated weaker economic reports will bolster the case for more central-bank stimulus in the region. ICA Gruppen AB rallied the most since February 2013 after  Sweden's largest food retailer sold its Norwegian unit to Coop Norway. Nokia Oyj climbed 3 percent after Microsoft Corp., which bought the Finnish company's mobile-phone b...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  shares rose for a second day after the yen weakened following a hiring surge that sent the U.S. jobless rate to a six-year-low, boosting the outlook for the world's biggest economy. Toyota Motor Corp., the world's largest carmaker by market value, gained 1.5 percent. Fujifilm Holdings Corp. jumped 2.8 percent after a French Ebola patient recovered following being given its Avigan drug with an...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks rebounded from the biggest selloff in 15 months as a U.S. report showed better-than-estimated hiring sent the  unemployment rate in the world's largest economy to a six-year low. EasyJet Plc rallied the most since November after saying full-year pretax profit jumped at least 20 percent. Immofinanz AG advanced 2.5 percent after UniCredit SpA agreed to sell its stake in an Au...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks rebounded from the biggest selloff in 15 months as investors awaited a report that may show American job growth accelerated. EasyJet Plc rallied the most since November after saying full-year pretax profit jumped at least 20 percent. Immofinanz AG advanced 4.4 percent after UniCredit SpA agreed to sell its stake in an Austrian real estate unit to another bidder. Greek stocks fell for a third day,...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks erased losses, after posting the steepest two-day selloff in eight months, as Chinese developers surged. The  Hang Seng Index (HSI) jumped 0.5 percent to 23,046.18 as of 2:00 p.m. in Hong Kong after falling as much as 1.6 percent. Guangzhou R&F Properties climbed 6.2 percent, while China Resources Land Ltd. jumped 7.5 percent. Japanese  sh...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, with the benchmark index set for a fifth day of losses, after U.S. equities slumped on concern over the end of the  Federal Reserve's stimulatory bond-buying program.  Japan's Topix index fell the most in almost seven months after the yen extended gains. Honda Motor Co. and Panasonic Corp. each fell at least 3.7 percent to pace losses among Japanese exporters...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks declined, heading for a five-week low, after Italy cut its economic-growth forecasts and as investors weighed a report that showed U.S. companies hired more workers than estimated last month. Greece's ASE Index rallied the most among the markets in western Europe amid speculation the region's central bank might buy low-grade Greek bank loans. Adidas AG rose 2.1 percent after announcing a plan to ...