Tires and Rubber


  • Increased imports by India would buoy international prices, which have fallen around a quarter this year on concerns over economic growth in China and on plans by world No.1 rubber producer Thailand to sell 200,000 tonnes from its state stockpiles.

  • EXCLUSIVE-TPG prepares American Tire for IPO -sources Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    It may also evaluate an outright sale of American Tire to another company in a so-called dual track process, some of the people said.

  • *Alstom up on German support for Siemens tie-up. LONDON, May 12- European stocks inched higher on Monday, with France's Alstom rallying after Germany said it would support a takeover by Siemens, but tensions in Ukraine are likely to limit the market's strength.

  • European shares inch higher early; Ukraine eyed Monday, 12 May 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    PARIS, May 12- European shares rose in early trade on Monday, with France's Alstom rallying after Germany said it would support a tie-up with Siemens.

  • ECB to hold course as euro strength challenges recovery Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, May 8- The European Central Bank is expected to take heart from signs of life in the euro zone economy and keep interest rates on hold on Thursday, resisting pressure to act in the face of a stronger euro and persistently low inflation.

  • Portugal powers past weaker European equities Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    *Credit Suisse cuts Germany to "benchmark" vs "overweight". Credit Suisse equity strategists on Tuesday cut their rating on Germany to "benchmark" from "overweight", highlighting the risk that German exporters could be hurt by a Chinese economic slowdown.

  • Portuguese bourse outperforms weaker European equities Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    *Credit Suisse cuts Germany to "benchmark" vs "overweight". Credit Suisse equity strategists on Tuesday cut their rating on Germany to "benchmark" from "overweight", highlighting the risk that German exporters could be hurt by a Chinese economic slowdown.

  • *Barclays, Aberdeen weigh after weak updates. *DSM, Solvay boosted by brighter outlook. LONDON, May 6- European stocks were flat on Tuesday as upbeat outlook statements from chemical groups Solvay and DSM were offset by sharp falls in Barclays and Aberdeen Asset Management after weak results.

  • M&A helps European shares sail through Russian jitters Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON, April 28- European stocks rose in choppy trading on Monday as merger and acquisition moves in the pharmaceuticals sector and strong results from Germany's Bayer outweighed jitters triggered by new western sanctions against Russia.

  • M&A, upbeat results help European stocks resume rally Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    *M&A activity boosts Alstom, Scania. LONDON, April 24- European shares resumed their rise on Thursday, boosted by mergers and acquisitions activity and upbeat updates from electrical gear maker Schneider Electric and oil services group Technip among others.

  • PARIS, April 23- Michelin's first-quarter revenue fell 2.4 percent as weaker prices and emerging-market currencies outweighed sales volume growth, the French tyre maker said on Wednesday.

  • *Indexes breaks losing streak on U.S. data, Citi results. LONDON, April 14- Strong U.S. economic data helped pan-European equity indexes snap a three-day losing streak on Monday but appetite for risk remained muted as the threat of violence between Ukrainian forces and pro- Russia separatists loomed.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 both flat. LONDON, April 14- Cyclical shares weighed on European bourses on Monday as tensions in Ukraine and volatile global markets prompted investors to take a more cautious stance on growth and cash in on some of the best performers of the past nine months.

  • LONDON, April 14- European equities slipped to a three-week low on Monday, led lower by technology stocks following a sharp U.S. sell-off on the tech-heavy Nasdaq, with tensions in Ukraine prompting investors to shun riskier assets.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- The U.S. Congress will try to establish who is to blame for at least 13 auto-related deaths over the past decade, as public hearings are launched on Tuesday on General Motors Co's slow response to defective ignition switches in cars.

  • Europe shares extend recovery rally, U.S. data helps Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    *Easing tensions over Ukraine, U.S. data help lift mood. PARIS, March 26- European stocks rose on Wednesday as easing tensions over Ukraine and positive U.S. economic data helped the market extend the recovery rally that started in mid-March. Also helping sentiment, tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine were easing on Wednesday, after U.S.

  • European shares fall back as Crimea, China PMI weigh Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    LONDON, March 24- European stocks fell on Monday, trimming last week's lofty gains as concern over events in Ukraine and China's flagging manufacturing activity pegged a key index back from the top of its recent range.

  • Europe shares fall as China data, Crimea weigh Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    PARIS, March 24- European stocks slipped on Monday, trimming last week's lofty gains, as data showing China's manufacturing activity contracted in the first quarter of 2014 revived worries over the outlook for global growth.

  • March 21- Finnish tyre maker Nokian Renkaat, Austrian lender Raiffeisen Bank International Danish brewer Carlsberg and German retailer Metro feature among the European blue-chips with the biggest exposure to Russia, data from index provider MSCI shows.

  • European shares extend slide ahead of Crimea vote Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    *U.S. flows into Europe equities slow- Lipper. PARIS, March 14- European shares fell on Friday, extending their pull-back as tensions in Ukraine before a weekend referendum in the Crimea peninsula unnerved investors.