Posts Tagged ‘markets’

Oil prices fall below $80 per barrel

by Published: August 11,2010

Tags: energy, gasoline, markets, oil and gas, petroleum

SINGAPORE — Oil prices fell below $80 a barrel today in Asia as signs of slowing growth in China and falling stock markets undermined expectations that demand for crude will strengthen. Benchmark crude for September delivery was down 64 cents at $79.61 a barrel at late afternoon Singapore time in electronic trading on the New […] [...]

Stock futures edge up, but investors remain cautious

by Published: August 5,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stock futures edged higher today, though caution remains ahead of two key jobs reports over the next two days. Analysts say unemployment remains the biggest hurdle to a stronger recovery, and traders avoided any big moves before the Labor Department’s two reports. The economy continues to grow, but the pace of the […] [...]

IMF and EU report ‘remarkable’ progress in Greece

by Published: August 5,2010

Tags: debt, economy, markets

ATHENS, Greece — Greece has made “remarkable” progress implementing an austerity program to tackle its debt crisis and is expected to receive the second installment of rescue loans next month, the IMF and EU said today. They warned, however, that the country still faces significant risks and challenges. Greece came to the brink of defaulting […] [...]

Stocks set for a modest fall on bad economic news

by Published: August 4,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stocks were set for a modest fall today as caution persists about the health of the economy ahead of reports on private employment and the services industry. A report from payroll company ADP is expected to show private employers slightly ramped up hiring in July, while the Institute for Supply Management’s index […] [...]

Stocks set to kick off month with big gain

by Published: August 2,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stocks are set to kick off the new month with a big gain today after strong economic and earnings reports overseas added to hopes a global recovery is picking up pace. In the U.S. though, signs continue to point to a slowdown in growth. Investors will closely watch a key reading on […] [...]

Stock futures rise on good news from Europe

by Published: July 29,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stock futures rose today following further signs that Europe’s economy is bouncing back faster than expected. Strong earnings worldwide gave European markets a lift ahead of earnings reports from many U.S. companies including Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil Corp. and Motorola Inc. U.S. markets received a boost over the past couple of weeks because of […] [...]

European markets down, Asian markets up

by Published: July 28,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks

LONDON — European stock markets traded in a narrow range today amid signs that the recent rally may be running out of steam due to worries about the U.S. economic recovery. Asian stocks closed sharply higher, however, on optimism over the region’s two leading economies, Japan and China. In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of […] [...]

Stock futures trade on narrow margin

by Published: July 26,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stock futures traded in a narrow range today as investors put a recent rally on pause and European markets reacted coolly to tests measuring the health of the continent’s banking system. European markets showed little movement as investors had their first chance to react to a series of tests to determine the […] [...]

European markets show little change

by Published: July 26,2010

Tags: investing, investments, markets, stocks and bonds

LONDON — European markets were little changed today even though the results of the stress tests into 91 EU banks have been met with a degree of skepticism — while the simulations gave a broadly positive view of the region’s financial sector, a number of analysts question their rigor. In Europe, the FTSE 100 index […] [...]

Ford’s $2.6B profit surprises Wall Street

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. surprised Wall Street with a $2.6-billion profit in the second quarter as it continued to grab sales from rivals in a slowly recovering U.S. market. It was Ford’s fifth straight quarterly profit. The company also expects to be profitable in the second half of the year, although less profitable […] [...]

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