Articles by Bhaskar Prasad

  • Asian Stocks Fall On China Economic ConcernsAsian Stocks Fall On China Economic Concerns

    October 10 2012 12:23 AM

    Asian markets fell Wednesday as investor sentiment was weighed down by the concerns that China’s economic slowdown would impair the growth of the global economy.

  • Global Growth Worries Weigh Down US Stock FuturesGlobal Growth Worries Weigh Down US Stock Futures

    October 09 2012 4:25 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a lower open Tuesday as investor sentiment continue to be weighed down by concerns over the declining global growth rate.

  • European Stocks Gain On Greece OptimismEuropean Stocks Gain On Greece Optimism

    October 09 2012 3:59 AM

    European markets rose Tuesday as investor sentiment turned positive with hopes that Greece will shortly receive the required bailout fund needed to overcome the financial instability it is facing.

  • Asian Markets Gain But Growth Concerns Persist After IMF ForecastAsian Markets Gain But Growth Concerns Persist After IMF Forecast

    October 09 2012 12:46 AM

    Most of the Asian markets rose Tuesday though investor optimism about stimulus measures reviving the global economy was undermined after the International Monetary Fund raised concerns about the global economic growth.

  • Global Economic Concerns Weigh Down US Stock FuturesGlobal Economic Concerns Weigh Down US Stock Futures

    October 08 2012 4:34 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a lower open Monday as investors continue to worry about the weakening economy with the rising debt burden faced by the euro zone and the declining global growth rate.

  • European Stocks Fall On Euro Zone ConcernsEuropean Stocks Fall On Euro Zone Concerns

    October 08 2012 3:46 AM

    European markets fell Monday as investor sentiment turned negative with the revival of concerns over the debt crisis affecting the euro zone following the continuing financial instability in Greece and the delay in Spain asking for a bailout officially.

  • China’s September Services Activity ImprovesChina’s September Services Activity Improves

    October 08 2012 12:29 AM

    The HSBC Purchasing Manager's Index released Monday showed that China's services activity improved in September after the fall in August.

  • Asian Markets Fall As Investors Remain CautiousAsian Markets Fall As Investors Remain Cautious

    October 08 2012 12:20 AM

    Asian markets fell Monday as investors remained watchful having concerns about the revival of the global economic growth in spite of the stimulus measures announced last month by policy maker in the U.S. and Europe.

  • Japan: Market Players Call For Additional Economic MeasuresJapan: Market Players Call For Additional Economic Measures

    October 06 2012 12:26 AM

    With the Bank of Japan deciding to keep its monetary policy unchanged, investors feel that there is an urgent need to take measures for enhancing the growth potential of the economy.

  • Weekly Roundup: Asian Markets Remain MixedWeekly Roundup: Asian Markets Remain Mixed

    October 05 2012 11:52 PM

    Asian markets remained mixed in the week as indications of the faltering economic growth in Japan and China continued to weigh down the investor confidence.

  • US Stock Futures Signal Slightly Higher OpenUS Stock Futures Signal Slightly Higher Open

    October 05 2012 4:11 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a slightly higher open Friday ahead of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' nonfarm payrolls report and unemployment report.

  • European Stocks Gain On ECB ConfirmationEuropean Stocks Gain On ECB Confirmation

    October 05 2012 3:37 AM

    European markets rose Friday as investor sentiment turned positive after the European Central Bank confirmed in its policy meeting at Ljubljana, Slovenia, Thursday that it was ready to commence its bond-buying program which is aimed at reducing the debt burden faced by the euro zone.

  • Asian Markets Rise Ahead Of US Job Data, BoJ MeetingAsian Markets Rise Ahead Of US Job Data, BoJ Meeting

    October 05 2012 12:17 AM

    Asian markets rose Friday as investor sentiment turned positive with hopes that the U.S. jobs data will be encouraging and the Bank of Japan will announce a policy to support the global economic growth.

  • Growth Optimism Lifts US Stock FuturesGrowth Optimism Lifts US Stock Futures

    October 04 2012 4:15 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open Thursday as market sentiment was buoyed by the optimism that the economy is strengthening and monetary easing measures will further bolster the economic growth momentum.

  • European Markets Rise Ahead Of ECB MeetingEuropean Markets Rise Ahead Of ECB Meeting

    October 04 2012 3:46 AM

    European markets rose Thursday ahead of the policy meeting of the European Central Bank amid hopes that Spain would soon seek a bailout to help reduce its borrowing costs.

  • Jeet Thayil: ‘Narcopolis’ Is Not A Reflection Of My LifeJeet Thayil: ‘Narcopolis’ Is Not A Reflection Of My Life

    October 04 2012 1:07 AM

    “Narcopolis,” the debut novel by Jeet Thayil which has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is perceived to be a reflection of the life of the author since the experience of the protagonist, who is drawn to Mumbai’s underworld, is said to have some similarity with that of the novelist. But in an exclusive interview with the International Business Times, Thayil categorically denies that the novel is a reflection of his life.

  • Asian Stock Markets Rise On Encouraging US DataAsian Stock Markets Rise On Encouraging US Data

    October 04 2012 12:05 AM

    Most of the Asian markets rose Thursday as investor sentiment turned positive by the upward trend of the U.S. economy following the encouraging jobs data and services activity index.

  • Spain Concerns Weigh Down US Stock FuturesSpain Concerns Weigh Down US Stock Futures

    October 03 2012 4:07 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a lower open Wednesday as market sentiment continue to be weighed down by fears of the mounting debt pressure faced by the euro zone as Spain has not yet sought help to reduce its borrowing costs.

  • European Markets Fall On Spain’s Delay In Seeking HelpEuropean Markets Fall On Spain’s Delay In Seeking Help

    October 03 2012 3:47 AM

    European markets fell Wednesday as investor sentiment turned negative with concerns over the mounting debt pressure faced by the euro zone as Spain has not yet sought help to reduce its borrowing costs.

  • China’s Non-Manufacturing Activity Falls In SeptChina’s Non-Manufacturing Activity Falls In Sept

    October 03 2012 12:50 AM

    China's non-manufacturing activity declined in September compared to that in the previous month, increasing the concerns over the slowdown in the economic growth of the country.