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  • Asian equities hit new highs ahead of Yellen's speech Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    Asian indices mostly advanced on Tuesday to hit new highs, but trading remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony.

  • Asian markets opened mixed on Friday as a stronger yen curbed risk appetite in Tokyo, while a strong close on Wall Street boosted sentiment elsewhere.

  • Lower gas prices no windfall for these retailers Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    A customer checks out at a Best Buy in Peoria, Ill.

    As oil prices fall, it becomes harder for energy companies to maintain profitability.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- A former Banco Santander SA executive has been indicted for insider trading ahead of a proposed 2010 takeover of Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc by the mining group BHP Billiton Ltd, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. A former adviser to Banco Santander's chief executive, Canas settled a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil lawsuit last...

  • Corporate earnings balance sheet

    Asian equities outside China traded higher on Friday, following a halt in the sell-off in energy markets and as traders digest the raft of earnings releases in Tokyo and Seoul.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 27- U.S. exports of condensate have been given an important boost after pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners LP agreed annual contracts with at least two major trading companies to sell the light crude, trade sources said. Oil producers have been pressing to lift a 40- year-old U.S. ban on crude exports and the Department of Commerce...

  • Asian shares hit fresh highs on Tuesday, as investors deemed a Greek exit from the euro zone unlikely.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 26- Li Ka- shing's hectic start to 2015 has meant record Asia M&A, loan and equity deals so far this month- good news for investment bankers close to the 86- year-old Hong Kong tycoon's empire. The brisk business- $108 billion of Asia M&A makes it the best start to a year, according to Thomson Reuters data- raises hopes that the Chinese Year of the Goat could...

  • European QE lifts Asian equities to new highs Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:47 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian equity markets posted an upbeat performance on Friday, after the European Central Bank unleashed a massive stimulus package to resuscitate the euro zone.

  • Midday movers: Exxon Mobil, Amazon, Boeing & more Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Exchange Place NYSE

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Markets await ECB decision, expect big bazooka Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    A euro sign sculpture is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Traders won't be content with $500 billion in ECB bond-buying. Some want $1 trillion, or an open-ended QE program.

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 19- BHP Billiton Ltd may be forced to slash its planned $4 billion spending this year on U.S. shale wells and book writedowns on its shale assets as it battles plunging prices for its biggest earners iron ore, oil and copper. Other candidates for cuts in its $14.2 billion capital and exploration spending plan could be its longer-dated projects like...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 13- Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Tuesday it received U.S. approval to export a very light form of crude oil that has undergone minimal processing. Shell had been working with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security on how to ship lightly processed condensate overseas without violating a decades-old crude export ban, the...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 13- Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Tuesday it received U.S. approval to export a very light form of crude oil that has undergone minimal processing. Shell had been working with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security on how to ship lightly processed condensate overseas without violating a decades-old crude export ban, the...

  • Jan 13- Former Xstrata Plc Chief Executive Mick Davis is considering a bid for Vale SA's nickel business, the Bloomberg reported. Davis's investment vehicle X2 Resources values Vale's nickel business at $5 billion to $7 billion, Bloomberg said, citing two people, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are private. X2 has raised about $4.8...

  • About one year after the Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz first raised the four-decade-old ban as an item for discussion, the Department of Commerce on Dec. 30 took steps toward allowing export of the oil. Congress passed the export ban after the 1970 s Arab oil embargo led to snaking lines at gas stations and fears of a global energy shortage.

  • US agency gives quiet nod to light oil exports Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    A worker for Raven Drilling, helps line up a pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    A U.S. export authority told some oil companies that they should consider exporting a lightly processed form of crude oil without formal permission.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 30- The main U.S. export authority is telling some oil companies that they should consider exporting a lightly processed form of crude oil called condensate without formal permission, according to people familiar with the discussions. In conversations that may help clear the way for more overseas sales of U.S. shale oil, the Commerce...

  • Early movers: MTW, GILD, SNE, AAPL, ICE & more Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • The Australian Securities Exchange with boards displaying stock movements in downtown Sydney

    Asian stocks pulled back sharply on Monday, as investors fretted about the relentless slide in energy prices and declining manufacturing sentiment in Japan. Also in focus was a hostage incident in Sydney.