Currencies

  • World stocks higher on China recovery optimism
    Asian-stocks-japan-may-8-2012 2013-01-14 10:01:32 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose Monday on optimism that China's economic recovery is firmly taking root. Many analysts expect China's fourth quarter and 2012 growth figures due Friday to show the world's No. 2 economy continuing...
  • Stocks edge higher as retailers rally
    Diaalnews 2013-01-15 22:12:40 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street after a rally in retail stocks offset concerns about flaring tensions in Washington over increasing the country's borrowing limit. The Dow Jones industrial average ended the day up 27.5...
  • World stocks rise on positive start to US earnings
    Stock-prices-fall-on-the-asx-data 2013-01-10 09:17:47 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — A positive start to U.S. corporate earnings season and a sharp improvement in China's monthly trade helped boost world stock markets Thursday. Benchmarks rose after a handful of better-than-expected results from U.S. companies sp...
  • Stocks edge lower as next fiscal showdown looms
    2df9cbafe2a8ce1d1e0f6a706700d288 2013-01-04 06:54:41 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A two-day rally in the stock market came to an end Thursday afternoon when an account of the Federal Reserve's last meeting revealed a split between bank officials over how long the Fed should keep buying bonds to support the econo...
  • Stocks open lower as lawmakers doubt budget deal
    Untitled 2012-12-24 14:53:26 UTC
    Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street amid concern that lawmakers will fail to reach a deal to stop the U.S. going over the so-called fiscal cliff. The Dow Jones industrial average is down 39 points at 13,151. The Standard & Poor's 500 ...
  • Asian stocks up ahead of US 'fiscal cliff' talks
    Diaalnews 2012-12-28 09:02:44 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Friday, hours before President Barack Obama and key lawmakers were to meet at the White House to try to hammer out an 11th-hour budget compromise to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. Lawmakers have until ...
  • Japan, China stocks higher on stimulus hopes
    279c41a001b28c23230f6a706700cb21 2012-12-17 09:09:59 UTC
    HONG KONG (AP) — Stock markets in Japan and China, Asia's two biggest economies, rose Monday after Japanese conservatives who favor greater economic stimulus returned to power in a landslide election victory and China's new leaders promised ...
  • Asia stocks rise on China recovery hopes
    Bc85a92a0d2747191a0f6a7067000c7f 2012-12-10 07:55:57 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Rising factory output in China and better-than-expected U.S. hiring helped lift Asian stock markets modestly on Monday. Investors delved into riskier assets a day after China's National Bureau of Statistics reported that ...
  • Stocks mixed as investors work through jobs report
    4c9f315fdd4b11191b0f6a7067005a25 2012-12-07 21:15:38 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market wasn't sure what to make of the government's latest jobs report. The government reported Friday morning that the U.S. added jobs in November, and stock index futures shot higher in pre-market trading. Th...
  • Chinese industrial upswing cheers markets
    R 2012-12-03 11:57:42 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — News that manufacturing activity in China, the world's second largest economy, grew for the first time in 13 months helped push global stocks higher on Monday. HSBC's Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.5 in November from Octobe...
  • World stocks up after deal over Greek debt reached
    Diaalnews 2012-11-27 09:46:18 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose Tuesday after talks over Greece's financial crisis ended with an agreement on how to reduce its debt load, paving the way for the cash-strapped country to receive the next installment of a bailout loan. F...
  • Asia stocks post slight gains after Black Friday
    Asian-stocks-japan-may-8-2012 2012-11-26 08:05:03 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets posted slight gains Monday after the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season in the U.S. topped expectations, offsetting concerns about Greece's financial crisis. Americans visited stores and websites ...
  • Asia stocks fall after Greece aid delayed
    Bc85a92a0d2747191a0f6a7067000c7f 2012-11-21 06:24:01 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday, shedding morning gains after European Union officials failed to release a loan payment to debt-mired Greece and postposed further action until next week. European finance ministers...
  • World stocks flat on Europe, US woes; Japan gains
    Asian-stocks-japan-may-8-2012 2012-11-16 10:47:56 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Trading on world stock markets was lethargic Friday after data showed Europe slipped back into recession and several big U.S. retailers disappointed investors with weak forecasts. The European Union's statistics agency said Thurs...
  • Stocks fall after weak retail reports
    2df9cbafe2a8ce1d1e0f6a706700d288 2012-11-15 17:23:05 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes fell Thursday, pushing the Dow to its lowest since July, after U.S. retailers turned in mixed earnings reports. Wal-Mart's stock dropped $2.78 to $68.50 after the company issued a weak forecast for fourth-quarter p...
  • Stocks slide as impasse over budget deficit looms
    Us_stocks_waver__euro_dives_on_greece_turmoil 2012-11-14 21:07:05 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors drew little hope Wednesday for a quick compromise in U.S. budget talks after President Barack Obama insisted that higher tax payments from wealthy Americans would have to be part of any deal. Stocks fell, and even sign...
  • World stocks rise after Obama wins re-election
    Data 2012-11-07 09:15:35 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose Wednesday after President Barack Obama won a fiercely contested race for re-election, allowing him to refocus his attention on issues other than the campaign. Stock markets had been in a state of suspende...
  • Stocks plunge after election; Europe woes deepen
    5022e20a9fd99.preview-620 2012-11-07 20:24:55 UTC
    Wall Street greeted a second Obama term the way it greeted the first. Investors dumped stocks Wednesday in one of the sharpest sell-offs of the year. With the election only hours behind them, they focused on big problems ahead in Washington and...
  • Asia stocks mixed ahead of US vote, China congress
    Untitled 2012-11-06 07:59:06 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday as traders refrained from major steps ahead of the U.S. presidential election and a leadership change in China. The race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney ...
  • US stocks higher after historic 2-day close
    Diaalnews 2012-10-31 17:43:36 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is back in business. Traffic is snarled, streets are flooded, subways are out of commission and power is out in many parts of New York City, but the stock exchange at 11 Wall Street opened trading without hitch Wedne...
  • Wall Street still dark, exchanges test systems
    Diaalnews 2012-10-30 13:53:55 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — With large portions of lower Manhattan still dark early Tuesday, U.S. stock exchanges said they were testing contingency plans to ensure trading resumes as soon as possible this week after Hurricane Sandy smashed into the East Coas...
  • All US exchanges shut down before Hurricane Sandy
    Diaalnews 2012-10-29 10:42:08 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — All major U.S. stock exchanges will remain closed with Hurricane Sandy due to make landfall on the East Coast. There had been plans to allow electronic trading to go forward Monday on the New York Stock Exchange, but with all m...
  • Stocks edge higher, breaking a weeklong slump
    5022e20a9fd99.preview-620 2012-10-25 20:43:29 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing modestly higher after a handful of decent corporate earnings reports were enough to break a weeklong slump in the market. The Dow Jones industrial average managed a gain of 26 points, ending the day at 13,104 ...
  • Global stocks wary on China trade, Europe talks
    Us_stocks_waver__euro_dives_on_greece_turmoil 2012-07-10 10:34:30 UTC
    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Stock markets showed tentative signs of recovery Tuesday in spite of weak trade figures from China and nervousness over European finance ministers' progress at a meeting focused on easing Spain's banking crisis. In early tradin...
  • Stock indexes drift lower as Europe fears loom
    Filekliqmx 2012-05-24 20:52:25 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average and other stock indexes drifted lower Thursday after a meeting of European leaders failed to deliver any new steps to ease the region's debt crisis. The Dow dropped 54 points to 12,443 shortly be...