The U.S. manufacturing sector continued to expand in December but its growth rate hit an 11-month low, an industry report showed on Tuesday.» Read More
Australia's economy slowed in the second quarter as exports stayed sluggish and consumers curbed spending but the pace of growth still beat expectations, data showed on Wednesday.
Asian equities finished mostly higher on Wednesday following stronger-than-expected economic data from China and Australia.
Stocks mostly fell on Tuesday after the S&P 500 hit another intraday record, as energy companies dropped with the price of oil.
Risk assets across Europe rose sharply on hopes that the presidents of both Ukraine and Russia were nearing a cease-fire agreement.
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Crude oil was crushed on Tuesday, as concerns of slowing oil demand in China and Europe failed to offset supply worries from Libya.
Gold settled at its lowest level since mid-July as stock markets the dollar rallied ahead of a European Central Bank meeting this week.
Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, the company confirmed on Tuesday.
The U.S. manufacturing sector rose in August to its highest level since March 2011, while construction spending surged.
The U.S. manufacturing industry expanded in August while employment in the sector grew at its fastest pace since March of last year, an industry report showed on Tuesday.
Elliott Management entered into a deal to vote its Compuware shares in favor of the sale. Elliott had pushed the company to sell itself.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is acquiring Prestige Cruises International for $3.025 billion in cash and stock.
Dollar General is raising its all-cash bid for Family Dollar Stores to $80 a share, or about $9.1 billion.
As widely expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday left its key cash rate at a record low of 2.5 percent, where it's been since August of last year, and suggested rates will stay on hold for a while.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Tuesday with Shanghai and Japanese shares leading the gains despite the absence of a U.S. lead.
Manufacturing output in the euro zone slipped in August, failing to meet market expectations, as economic and geopolitical uncertainties hit demand in the region.
The official purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 51.1 in August, a tad below expectations for a reading of 51.2 and down from a 27-month high of 51.7 in July.
Asian stock markets rose on Monday as a positive handover from Wall Street offset disappointing Chinese factory activity data.
U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest since July 2007.