*Reverses earlier gains as Wall Street opens lower. LONDON, Dec 11- European shares eased in late trade on Wednesday, as increased certainty over U.S. government spending following a budget deal there was overshadowed by growing expectations that a scaling back of Federal Reserve stimulus is imminent.» Read More
HONG KONG, July 17- Hong Kong shares look set for a third daily gain, lifted by strength in Chinese coal and cement counters as investors rushed to cover short bets after favourable June coal sales and a major cement producer sold assets to its parent company.
*China railway counters surge, investment to top $85 bln this year. *Asia Cement jumps on positive profit alert. HONG KONG, July 12- China shares looked to end their best week in five months on a whimper, with Hong Kong also weaker, as investors on Friday trimmed gains in recent outperformers ahead of more China economic data that could disappoint.
BANGKOK, July 10- Siam Cement Pcl, Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate, plans to raise its 2013 sales growth target and boost cement capacity at home and in Southeast Asia in response to strong demand in the region.
Congressional action on the U.S. tax code could dramatically alter one of its sacred cows: the mortgage interest deduction. And the change could come in 2013.
*Goldman Sachs tops global equity capital market rankings. LONDON/ NEW YORK, June 28- Global equity fundraising rose 36 percent year-on-year in the first six months of 2013, supported by improving stock markets, though recent losses have put a question mark over a string of deals expected after the summer lull.
The Atlanta, Georgia- based company, backed by Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier& Rice, priced 53.2 million shares at $18. HD Supply had originally hoped to price shares at a range of $22 to $25, although underwriters told investors earlier in the day it was offering shares at a range of $18 to $20, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Rates on U.S. home mortgages surged to the highest level in close to two years last week as the recent sell-off in the bond market drove borrowing rates higher.
*Agrees to sell North American gypsum unit to Lone Star. NEW YORK/ LONDON June 24- Lafarge, the world's largest cement maker, has agreed to sell its North American gypsum business to U.S. private equity firm Lone Star for $700 million as part of efforts to refocus and cut debt.
*Agrees to sell North American gypsum unit to Lone Star. By Greg Roumeliotis and Anjuli Davies. NEW YORK/ LONDON June 24- Lafarge, the world's largest cement maker, has agreed to sell its North American gypsum business to U.S. private equity firm Lone Star for $700 million as part of its drive to divest non-core activities and cut debt.
Hurricane season is here, and you have work to do with your homeowner's insurance. Insurers are seeking ways to limit their storm exposure.
Mohammed Mansour, chairman of the Mansour Group, says that in selling Caterpillar products to emerging markets, he is "at the right place, at the right time".
The damage from the tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma may soon spread. Experts say homeowner insurance rates may rise.
Thursday's collapse of a bridge in Washington has brought more attention to other bridges and roads that are in dire need of repair. David Doll, Sequent Asset Management, and Adam Babson, Russell Global Infrastructure, discuss what opportunities exist for investors in the infrastructure industry.
A nascent recovery in the housing market helped Home Depot report higher quarterly sales and earnings on Tuesday.
Ken Rosen, Rosen Consulting Group, and CNBC's Diana Olick discuss the first real signs of an apartment building boom.
Steve Eisman, the hedge fund manager who famously bet against mortgages in the United States, has recommended investors now bet against Canada's mortgage lenders and banks.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on manufacturing and construction spending. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets chief U.S. economist, discuss the latest economic data and the Fed's impact on the markets.
Owens Corning posted strong Q1 earnings. CEO Mike Thaman offers insight on the quarter and the company's plans for the rest of 2013.
Caterpillar reported earnings and revenue on Monday that fell short of Wall Street's expectations, and sharply cut its full-year sales forecast.
Several of the largest U.S. public home builders will report earnings next week, and analysts are looking for guidance as to whether the housing recovery may be stalling.