Equities

  • Banks lead FTSE gains ahead of Spanish debt auction

    April 17 2012 4:24 AM

    Britain's top share index rose on Tuesday in cautious trade ahead of a Spanish debt auction later in the session, with Barclays leading banks higher on the back of bullish broker comment.

  • Dow gains on retail sales but Apple bites Nasdaq

    April 17 2012 2:48 AM

    The Dow rose on Monday as robust U.S. retail sales data helped large-cap consumer stocks, but a 4 percent slide in Apple hurt the Nasdaq.

  • Global stocks falter as Spain renews debt crisis fears

    April 16 2012 5:16 PM

    Global stocks faltered on Monday despite stronger-than-expected U.S. retail sales, while government debt prices rose as worries about Spain's fiscal problems and a resurgent euro zone crisis weighed on investor sentiment.

  • Dow ends higher on retail sales; Apple hits Nasdaq

    April 16 2012 4:08 PM

    The Dow rose on Monday as robust retail sales helped large-cap consumer stocks, but a 3 percent slide in Apple hurt the Nasdaq.

  • Retail sales buoy stocks but Apple weighs on Nasdaq

    April 16 2012 3:40 PM

    Stocks rose on Monday on better-than-expected retail sales, but concerns about Spain's rising bond yields kept gains in check and a slide in Apple pushed the Nasdaq lower.

  • Global stocks gain on U.S. data, Spain renews debt fears

    April 16 2012 2:32 PM

    U.S. stocks mostly rose on Monday, spurred on by retail sales in March that surprised on the upside and suggested economic growth was not as weak as many had feared, but worries about Spain's fiscal problems fuelled a bid for safe-haven government debt.

  • Global stocks pare gains as Spain worries top data

    April 16 2012 2:08 PM

    Global equity markets pared gains and government debt prices rose on Monday as worries about Spain's fiscal problems and a resurgent euro zone crisis overshadowed optimism generated by higher-than-expected U.S. retail sales in March.

  • Dow gains 1 percent as Wall Street turns defensive

    April 16 2012 2:00 PM

    The Dow extended gains on Monday, up 1 percent by afternoon trade, buoyed by big consumer staples stocks as Wall Street turned defensive.

  • U.S. data lifts FTSE, Spanish woes drag down banks

    April 16 2012 1:32 PM

    Britain's leading share index ended higher on Monday after positive U.S. retail sales data and narrow gains for defensive shares more than offset another slide in banking shares on concerns about Spain.

  • Dow up on defensive play while S&P flat, Nasdaq falls

    April 16 2012 1:32 PM

    The Dow rose on Monday, buoyed by big consumer staples stocks as Wall Street turned defensive, while the broader market fell as Spain's rising bond yields fed worries about Europe's debt crisis and offset optimism over a jump in retail sales.

  • Stocks pare gains as Spain worries top data

    April 16 2012 12:00 PM

    Global equity markets pared gains and government debt prices rose on Monday as worries about Spain's fiscal problems and a resurgent euro zone crisis overshadowed optimism generated by higher-than-expected U.S. retail sales in March.

  • Early rally fades as Nasdaq drops sharply

    April 16 2012 11:40 AM

    Better-than-expected retail sales in March were unable to sustain an early rally on Wall Street as stocks struggled to come off their worst two-week period in more than four months, with a march higher in Spanish bond yields continuing to undermine confidence.

  • Nasdaq turns negative

    April 16 2012 10:24 AM

    An early bounce in stocks eased on Monday, with the Nasdaq turning negative after Mattel Inc reported a fall in profit and shares in Google Inc dropped ahead of a high stakes legal battle with Oracle.

  • Wall Street opens higher as banks lead

    April 16 2012 10:00 AM

    Wall Street opened higher on Monday as retail sales in March eased concerns about a slowing economic recovery and Citigroup earnings helped lift bank shares.

  • Stocks rise on U.S. data despite Spanish debt

    April 16 2012 10:00 AM

    Global equity markets rose and the dollar edged higher against the euro and yen on Monday after U.S. retail sales for March came in higher than expected, suggesting economic growth in the first quarter was not as weak as many had feared.

  • Wall Street jumps at open on Citi, retail sales

    April 16 2012 9:40 AM

    Wall Street rose on Monday after the worst weekly drop for the S&P 500 this year as retail sales in March and Citigroup earnings topped expectations.

  • Wall Street to open higher after retail sales

    April 16 2012 9:32 AM

    Wall Street was poised for a higher open on Monday after the worst weekly drop for the S&P 500 this year as retail sales in March and Citigroup earnings topped expectations.

  • Stock futures rise after retail sales

    April 16 2012 8:48 AM

    Stock index futures jumped on Monday after retail sales rose more than expected in March, suggesting that economic growth in the first quarter did not slow as much as many had feared.

  • Stock futures gain after weekly drop; retail sales eyed

    April 16 2012 8:16 AM

    Stock index futures advanced on Monday ahead of retail sales data, indicating the S&P 500 may climb after suffering its worst weekly decline of the year.

  • Defensive stocks boost FTSE, euro zone woes drag down banks

    April 16 2012 7:48 AM

    Blue chip shares rebounded on Monday led by defensive stocks and mining shares while concerns about debt problems in Spain and Italy weighed on banking shares.