Stocks continued to slide lower for a second session Wednesday, extending the previous day's sharp losses, as investors digested a handful of weak earnings and remained jittery over the political turmoil in Libya.
Singapore's January CPI grew 5.5 percent year-over-year, its greatest jump since December 2008. The country's statistics agency cited higher car, fuel, housing and food costs for most of the increase. Singapore's Straits Times index is now down over 9 percent from its November high.
Stock index futures pointed to a slight rebound for Wall Street on Wednesday after stocks tumbled in the previous session amid growing concern over the political turmoil in Libya, where Moammar Gaddafi vowed to crush the revolution.
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Stocks rebounded on Monday as investors returned to stocks after a sharp sell-off on Friday, but yet kept a cautious eye on events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa and Exxon rose, while P&G fell.
Stocks added to gains in the final minutes of Monday's session as investors came back to stocks after a sharp sell-off on Friday, but yet kept an eye on events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa rose, while P&G fell.
Stocks gained Monday as investors digested strong earnings and economic news, but remained queasy about the events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa and Travelers rose, while Intel fell.
S&P futures have been steadily rising through most of last night and are now in positive territory. Mubarek is clearly on the outs, there is plenty of uncertainty about successors, but there is now some hope of an orderly transition...and for the moment less chance of instability spreading. Absent news, sideways is the likely course...but it could all change quickly without rapid progress.
Wall Street looked to a higher open Monday as traders shook off fears about unrest in Egypt and pushed futures higher on the strength of ExxonMobil earnings.
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