With companies in Asia slowing their capital investment, the region may face a deceleration in economic growth ahead, HSBC said.» Read More
South Korea's annual producer inflation climbed to a fresh 10-year high in July, suggesting consumer prices may rise further, but analysts said a peak could be nearing with falling oil prices.
China's economic growth is expected to stabilize in the third quarter, helped by a shift of government policy towards sustaining growth, a major government research institute said on Friday.
Stocks ended near session lows as oil ended above $120 a barrel and two Dow components missed the Street's targets.
Stocks pared some losses Thursday afternoon as oil prices flattened out. Putting pressure on stocks today was a quartet of dismal news: a rise in jobless claims, oil's resurgence, Wal-Mart's sales miss and AIG's wider-than-expected loss.
European shares ended Thursday's choppy session down slightly as concern about the reach of the credit crunch offset a potentially supportive shift in market expectations for no more euro zone rate rises this year.
The dollar index rose to a 5-1/2-month high Thursday after a surprise rise in the U.S. pending home sales index for June.
Stocks opened lower, clipped by a quartet of dismal news: a rise in jobless claims, oil's resurgence, Wal-Mart's sales miss and AIG's wider-than-expected loss. But a better-than-expected report on home sales helped shave a few points off the decline.
When Toyota reported a drop in fiscal first quarter profits of 28%, it immediately sparked a slew of e-mails from those of you who think I "favor" the Japanese automaker. In general the comments say, "Take that Toyota Phil, even your beloved auto company is hurting."
Today’s consumer credit report is expected to show that the economic slowdown caused consumers to borrow less readily in June, but David Malpass, president of Encima Global, disagreed.
Stock futures fell further after a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week. Futures had already been pointing lower as oil rose nearly $3 a barrel, Wal-Mart missed sales estimates and Dow component AIG posted a wider-than-expected loss.
The number of newly laid off people signing up for jobless benefits last week climbed to its highest point in more than six years as companies cut back given the faltering economy.
With the economic slowdown weighing more on Europe, the ECB decided to hold its interest rates at a seven-year high of 4.25%. Here are some world interest rates as a point of comparison.
Oil prices are back up over $120. But that's a sharp decline from July's all-time high over $145. Many drivers watching plummeting oil prices the last few weeks are asking: Why aren't gas prices falling as much?
Qualifying rounds - Day Four: Europe and the US extend their gains with France's CAC pushing India out of second place. Asian stocks rally following yesterday's run in the Western Hemisphere. Today we profile Brazil and some of its big winners YTD.
The Bank of England held interest rates steady at 5 percent Thursday, as widely expected, as opposing concerns of rising inflation and slowing economic growth left policy makers without clear direction.
Japan's core machinery orders fell much less than expected in June, suggesting that capital spending has not been hurt too badly so far by high raw material costs and a global slowdown that are pushing Japan towards a recession.
Australian employment rose by more than expected in July, driven by a surprise surge in full-time positions which, while not barring an early easing in interest rates, tempered speculation about a series of aggressive cuts.
European stocks rose on Wednesday, with banks gaining ground after BNP Paribas delivered better-than-expected earnings and commodities rallying after Xstrata launched a $10 billion bid for Lonmin.
The European Central Bank is widely expected to keep interest rate on hold Thursday, but is monetary policy really the most important thing for the future of the Euro-Zone economy?
The dollar extended gains and rose 1 percent versus the Japanese yen on Wednesday as crude prices declined further and U.S. stocks eased some of their losses.
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