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  • In European Equity Markets stocks ended Friday's session in negative territory. Weak economic data from Europe and from the U.S. had a negative impact on investor sentiment at the end of the trading week. The DAX of Germany dropped by 0.41 percent and the CAC 40 of France fell by 0.59 percent. The FTSE 100 of the U.K. declined by 0.90 percent and the SMI of Switzerland dipped by 0.60 percent. In London, mining stocks turned in...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks declined, paring the best start to a year since 1989, as banks led losses and Russia unexpectedly cut its key rate. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped 0.2 percent to 368 at 12:30 p.m. in London, having lost as much as 0.7 percent and gained as much as 0.4 percent. Banks contributed the most to a drop in the Stoxx 600, as HSBC Holdings Plc and BNP Paribas SA declined more than 1 percent. Banca Monte ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index extending its firstly monthly gain since October, as Japanese shares climbed after the yen weakened against the dollar on a drop in U.S. jobless claims. Nomura Holdings Inc. climbed as much as 4.1 percent, the most in almost three months, in Tokyo trading after Japan's largest brokerage posted unexpected quarterly profit growth and said it will buy back more shares. 

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell, trimming their best start to a year since 1989, as German inflation data missed forecasts, and disappointing earnings from Royal Dutch Shell Plc dragged energy companies lower. Shell slid 4.5 percent after reporting fourth-quarter profit rose less than analysts predicted. Vallourec SA lost 4.2 percent after saying it will write down the value of assets by as much as 1.2 billion euros ($1.35 billion) as l...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed, after earlier sliding, as Deutsche Bank AG's better-than-expected results offset Royal Dutch Shell Plc's disappointing earnings. Deutsche Bank rose 3.4 percent after posting a surprise quarterly profit. Shell slid 3.8 percent after reporting fourth-quarter profit rose less than analysts predicted. Vallourec SA lost 5.4 percent after saying it will write down the value of assets by as much ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets China's stocks fell for a third day, sending the benchmark index to a one-week low, amid speculation increased regulatory scrutiny of margin loans will spur some leveraged investors to reduce holdings. Citic Securities Co. and Haitong Securities led declines for financial companies with losses of at least 2.3 percent. The securities regulator plans a new round of checks into the margin-lending businesses of brokerages, ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed, having swung between gains and losses more than 10 times, as Nordea Bank AB and Electrolux AB advanced on earnings and Greek equities tumbled. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost less than 0.1 percent to 368.5 at 4:30 p.m. in London. Nordea climbed 8.1 percent after raising its 2014 dividend. Electrolux jumped 12 percent as Europe's biggest appliances maker said fourth-quarter operating profit...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks were little changed, having swung between gains and losses, as an advance in Nordea Bank AB and Electrolux AB offset a drop in Greek equities. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped less than 0.1 percent to 368.67 at 12:30 p.m. in London. Nordea climbed 5.9 percent after raising its 2014 dividend. Electrolux jumped 11 percent as Europe's biggest appliances maker said fourth-quarter operating profit increased.&nbs...

  • In Asian Equity Markets China's stocks fell for a second day, sending the benchmark index to a one-week low, on concern inflows into equities will slow after some banks reduced leverage for trust products investing in shares. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. and China Life Insurance Co. dropped at least 1.9 percent to lead declines for financial shares. Shaanxi Coal Industry Co. plunged 6.3 percent as energy producers slumped after th...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks declined from a seven-year high, snapping their longest winning streak since April, as Siemens AG and Royal Philips NV posted disappointing earnings, and Greek stocks tumbled. Siemens slid 3.1 percent, contributing the most to a drop in a gauge of industrial companies, after Europe's largest engineering firm reported a decline in first-quarter profit. Philips lost 6 percent after saying it is behind on i...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks declined from a seven-year high, snapping their longest winning streak since April, as Siemens AG and Royal Philips NV posted disappointing earnings, and Greek stocks tumbled. Siemens slid 2.7 percent, leading industrial companies lower, after Europe's largest engineering firm reported a drop in first-quarter profit. Philips lost 5.8 percent after saying it is behind on its 2016 financial targets. Greek b...

  • In Asian Equity Markets Japanese  stocks climbed, following equity markets in the U.S. and Europe higher, after the yen weakened amid optimism Syriza's victory in elections won't lead to a Greek exit from the euro area. Toyota Motor Corp., which gets about three-quarters of its sales outside  Japan, climbed 1.3 percent. JFE Holdings Inc., the nation's second-largest steelmaker, jumped 5.7 percent after ...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks rose for an eighth day amid optimism about central-bank stimulus, while Greek shares dropped as opposition party Syriza won the Sunday election. The  Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced 0.6 percent to 372.39 at the close of trading in London, after earlier losing as much as 0.5 percent.Energy companies and automakers rallied the most among 19  industry groups in...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks traded at a seven-year high after their best week in three years as optimism about central-bank stimulus offset concerns over a win of anti-austerity party Syriza in  GreeceThe Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.1 percent to 370.82 at 12:00 p.m. in London and rose as much as 0.3 percent after earlier falling 0.5 percent. The ASE Index pared a drop that exceeded 5 percent as Prime Minister-ele...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  Japanese  stocks fell, after the Topix index posted its first weekly advance in 2015, as anti-austerity party Syriza's election victory raised prospects of a renegotiation of  Greece's international bailout. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., which counts  Europe as its  biggest market for sales, slipped 2.8 percent. Marubeni Corp., a trading h...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks climbed, posting the best weekly performance since December 2011, amid optimism the  European Central Bank's quantitative-easing measures will spur economic growth in the region. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 1.7 percent to 370.37 at the close of trading, the highest level since December 2007.All western European markets except Austria and Iceland advanced.  Spain's...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks climbed for a seventh day amid optimism the  ECB's quantitative-easing measures will spur economic growth in the region. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 1.5 percent to 369.35 at 12:30 p.m. in London, the highest level since December 2007. Spain's IBEX 35 Index jumped 1 percent, extending gains this week to the most since September 2012, as yields on the nation's 10-year bonds fell ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index set for its first weekly advance in three weeks, after European Central Bank President  Mario Draghi unveiled an expanded stimulus plan. Insurers, shipping lines and steel producers led gains among the 33 Topix industry groups. Teijin Ltd. jumped 5 percent after Nomura Holdings Inc. boosted its price target on the polyester maker. Robotics manuf...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose, for the biggest six-day gain since December 2011, as ECB President Mario Draghi announced a plan to buy government bonds. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 1.7 percent to 364.15 at 4:30 p.m. in London, on course for the highest level since December 2007.National benchmark equity indexes of  Italy Finland and Portugal climbed the most among 18 western-Euro...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed after the European Central Bank kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged and said it will announce further measures later. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.1 percent to 358.59 at 12:30 p.m. in London, after earlier losing as much as 0.2 percent and gaining 0.3 percent. GlaxoSmithKline Plc added 1.6 percent after the Financial Times reported that Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  stocks fell even amid speculation the  European Central Bank will boost stimulus through a sovereign-bond purchase program under the quantitative-easing strategy. Bridgestone Corp. sank 1.7 percent as tiremakers led declines among the 33 Topix index industry groups. Fukuoka Financial Group Inc. slid 3.3 percent, the second-biggest drop on the  Nikkei 225 Stock Average....

  • In European Equity Markets stocks extended a seven-year high as the  European Central Bank was said to plan further stimulus measures. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 0.6 percent to 358.12 at the close of trading inLondon, reversing earlier losses after two euro-area central-bank officials said the ECB Executive Board has recommended asset purchases of 50 billion euros ($58 billion) a month until Decemb...

  • In European Equity Markets the Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped less than 0.1 percent to 355.8 at 12:30 p.m. in London, with the Swiss Market Index falling 1.6 percent after a two-day rebound. The  SMI (SMI) posted the second-biggest decline among 18 national benchmark equity gauges as the nation's currency strengthened. Drugmakers Novartis AG and Roche Holding AG fell more than 2.5 percent.  Greece's ASE Inde...

  • In Asian Equity Markets Japanese  stocks fell the first time in three days as the yen rebounded after the  Bank of Japan kept policy unchanged ahead of a European Central Bank meeting. Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. dropped 3.4 percent as the industry led declines among the Topix's 33 groups.  Fujikura (5803) Ltd. retreated 4.5 percent after a report the cable maker's operating ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced for a fourth day, extending their highest level in seven years, amid speculation that the  European Central Bank will announce a plan for quantitative easing this week. The Stoxx  Europe 600 Index added 0.8 percent to 355.96 at the close of trading, after earlier rising as much as 1.2 percent. Germany's DAX Index closed at a record after a repor...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks advanced for a fourth day, extending their highest level in seven years, amid speculation that the ECB will announce a plan for quantitative easing this week. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 0.8 percent to 355.95 at 12:00 p.m. in London, with banks and miners leading gains among  19 industry groupsNational benchmark indexes in Spain and  Italy rallied at le...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  China's benchmark stock indexrebounded from the biggest loss in six years, led by industrial and consumer companies, after data showed the nation's economy grew faster than estimated. CSR Corp. and China CNR Corp. soared 10 percent to lead a rally for industrial companies. PetroChina Co. jumped 4.1 percent, rebounding from yesterday's 9.2 percent plunge. Great Wall Motor Co. surged 7.7 percent to pace gains for consume...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks were little changed, paring earlier gains, amid investor expectations the  ECB will announce a plan for quantitative easing this week. The Stoxx  Europe 600 Index added 0.1 percent to 352.77 at 12:30 p.m. in  London, after earlier increasing as much as 0.5 percent. Stocks climbed to a 7-year high on Friday as rising oil producers outweighed a slump in...

  • In Asian Equity Markets  Chinese shares headed for the biggest drop since 2008 after three of the nation's biggest brokerages were stopped from adding margin-trading accounts. The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 7.7 percent, wiping out the year's advance as  Bank of China Ltd. was among 60 companies that fell by the 10 percent daily limit. Citic Securities Co. and Haitong Securities Co...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose to their highest level since 2008 as gains by oil producers outweighed a slump in Swiss shares. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 1.1 percent to 352.3 at 4:30 p.m. in London, after earlier losing as much as 0.9 percent.A gauge of energy shares posted the best performance among 19 industry groups in the Stoxx 600 as  oil prices rose. Total SA and BG Group Plc added more than 3...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks were little changed, having swung between gains and losses, as a deepening slump in Swiss shares offset gains by oil producers. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost less than 0.1 percent to 348.27 at 1:30 p.m. in London. The gauge earlier rose as much as 0.3 percent and fell as much as 0.9 percent. A gauge of energy shares posted the best performance among 19 industry groups in the Stoxx 600 as oil price...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell, led by Japanese shares, after the yen and gold climbed as the Swiss central bank's unexpected scrapping of its currency cap spurred a flight to haven assets. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., which relies on imports from Switzerland, lost 2.5 percent.  Sosei Group Corp. (4565), a drugmaker that generates more than 75 percent of sales in the Swiss market, fell 4.6 percent. Nikon Corp., a came...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks in Switzerland tumbled, led by the nation's exporters, while the Euro Stoxx 50 Index rose, after the  Swiss National Bank unexpectedly ended its minimum exchange rate. The Swiss Market Index slid 8.7 percent at 5:30 p.m. in Zurich, paring losses of as much as 14 percent. The  Euro Stoxx 50advanced 2 percent to 3,149.89. Italy's FTSE MIB Index surged 2.4 percent, for the bigg...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks in  Switzerland tumbled, led by the nation's exporters, while the Euro Stoxx 50 Index rose, after the  Swiss National Bank unexpectedly ended its minimum exchange rate. The Swiss Market Index plummeted 8.7 percent at 1:00 p.m. in Zurich, for its biggest decline since 2008. The Euro Stoxx 50 advanced 1.2 percent. Italy's FTSE MIB Index surged 1.8 percent for the biggest gain ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose as a rebound by Japanese energy companies and exporters outweighed disappointing U.S. retail sales. Energy producer Inpex Corp. climbed 2.9 percent after crude jumped late in U.S. trading yesterday. Bridgestone Corp. soared 6.7 percent as makers of rubber products led gains on the Topix.  Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), which gets 75 percent of sales abroad, added 1.8 percent as the yen boo...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell from a five-week high as energy and mining shares followed commodity prices lower on global-growth concern. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped 1.5 percent to 339.67 at the close of trading. Oil producers and basic-resources companies posted the biggest losses among all 19  industry groups as Brent prices slid for a fifth day, while copper tumbled to a 5 1/2-year low. Rio...

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks fell from a five-week high as energy and mining shares followed commodity prices lower on global-growth concern. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped 1 percent to 341.5 at 12:30 p.m. in London. The benchmark gauge pared losses of as much as 1.4 percent after an aide to the European Union's top court said a bond-buying program by the region's central bank via outright monetary transactions is "in principle" in l...

  • In Asian Equity Markets Japanese  stocks fell for a second day as the yen traded at a four-week high against the dollar, buoyed by falling global risk sentiment on a continued slide in commodity prices as copper plunged. The  Topix (TPX) Nonferrous Metals Index sank 4.1 percent as copper fell the most in six years.  Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. plunged 8.1 percent while 

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks advanced for a second day, as retailers climbed and data showed U.K. inflation fell to the lowest level in 15 years. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 1.4 percent to 344.65 at 4:30 p.m. in London, extending gains after a report showed Britain's consumer-price growth slowed to 0.5 percent in December, below estimates, amid a plunge in  oil prices. The U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index climbed 0.7 percent....

  • In European Equity Markets  stocks advanced for a second day, as retailers climbed and data showed U.K. inflation fell to the lowest level in 15 years. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 1.1 percent to 343.74 at 12:30 p.m. in London, extending gains after a report showed Britain's consumer-price growth slowed to 0.5 percent in December, below estimates, amid a plunge in  oil pricesThe U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index cli...