Equities

  • Commodities boost FTSE as brokers see near-term upside

    April 16 2012 5:08 AM

    Britain's top share index climbed early on Monday, bouncing after the previous session's sharp falls as miners were boosted by some bullish broker comment, although broader bearish sentiment left gains looking shaky.

  • Commods boost FTSE as brokers sees near-term upside

    April 16 2012 4:32 AM

    Britain's top share index climbed early on Monday, bouncing after the previous session's sharp falls as miners were boosted by some bullish broker comment, although broader bearish sentiment left gains looking shaky.

  • Ex-Wall Street bankers bring science to China's rocky stock market

    April 16 2012 2:16 AM

    Ex-Wall Street bankers are betting science can exploit opportunities in China's often rumour-driven stock market, with some predicting the quant-driven fund industry to grow by as much as 10-fold to 100 billion yuan within a few short years.

  • Manchester United owners revive $1 billion IPO plan - report

    April 15 2012 10:56 PM

    The American owners of English Premier League soccer champions Manchester United have reactivated an earlier plan to float its shares on the stock market in Singapore following improved market conditions, the Sunday Times reported.

  • Wall Street Wk Ahead: Stocks to track earnings with eye on Europe

    April 15 2012 11:16 AM

    After suffering their worst two weeks of the year, stocks will look to quarterly earnings to determine whether the recent pullback has been exhausted or more losses are justified.

  • Stocks, euro sag as China GDP spooks investors

    April 14 2012 6:56 AM

    U.S. stocks closed out its worst week this year and the euro fell on Friday after disappointing Chinese growth data stoked worries about the strength of the global economy and a rise in Spain's borrowing costs revived fears about the debt-plagued euro zone.

  • Google's stock split raises questions

    April 13 2012 10:40 PM

    An unusual stock split designed to preserve Google Inc founders' control of the Web search leader raised questions and some grumbling on Wall Street, even as investors focused on the company's short-term business concerns.

  • Stocks to track earnings with an eye on Europe

    April 13 2012 9:48 PM

    After suffering their worst two weeks of the year, stocks will look to quarterly earnings to determine whether the recent pullback has been exhausted or more losses are justified.

  • Google stock drops 4 percent as advertisement rates fall again

    April 13 2012 6:08 PM

    Google Inc shares tumbled 4 percent on Friday as Wall Street ignored the Internet search giant's plans to split its stock and focused on a decline in advertising rates and other worrisome business trends.

  • Wall Street ends worst two weeks since November

    April 13 2012 4:40 PM

    U.S. stocks closed their worst two-week slide since November with a selloff on Friday as disappointing China growth data sparked worries the global recovery was flagging.

  • Wall Street posts worst two weeks since November

    April 13 2012 4:24 PM

    Stocks closed their worst two-week slide since November with a selloff on Friday as disappointing China growth data sparked worries the global recovery was flagging.

  • Wall Street on track for second week of losses

    April 13 2012 2:56 PM

    U.S. stocks fell on Friday and were on track to end a second straight week lower as concerns about the pace of global growth sparked a selloff in financial shares.

  • Wall Street set to end week lower; banks lead losses

    April 13 2012 1:56 PM

    Wall Street was on track to end the week lower on Friday as the rising cost of insuring Spanish debt against default increased worries about Europe's financial health, sparking a selloff in financial stocks.

  • FTSE closes below 2012 opening level after drop

    April 13 2012 12:16 PM

    Britain's top share index fell back on Friday after a choppy four-day week, in which it closed for the first time below its level at the start of 2012, led by drops in banks and commodity stocks on rising concern over global growth and European debt.

  • Wall Street drops on euro-zone woes and banks' slide

    April 13 2012 12:08 PM

    Stocks fell on Friday on renewed concerns about the euro zone after the cost of insuring Spanish debt against default hit a new high.

  • Nasdaq falls more than 1 percent

    April 13 2012 10:40 AM

    Nasdaq fell more than 1 percent on Friday as stocks extended declines on disappointing Chinese economic data and renewed concerns about Spain's rising borrowing costs.

  • Wall Street fall on China GDP, Spanish yields

    April 13 2012 10:32 AM

    Stocks fell Friday on disappointing Chinese economic data and renewed concerns over Spain's rising borrowing costs.

  • TSX down 1 percent on China, Spain concerns

    April 13 2012 10:00 AM

    Canada's main stock index tumbled on Friday, halting a two-day rally after slower-than-expected growth data from China and a spike in Spain's borrowing costs hit shares in a broad-based decline.

  • Wall Street falls at open on Spain, China

    April 13 2012 9:40 AM

    Stocks fell at the open o n Friday as concerns over Spain's rising borrowing costs resurfaced and after disappointing Chinese growth data.

  • Stock futures fall on Spanish yields, China GDP

    April 13 2012 9:32 AM

    Stock index futures fell on Friday as concerns over Spain's rising borrowing costs resurfaced and after disappointing Chinese growth data, and banks fell after quarterly results.