Bhaskar Prasad

  • Asian Markets Rise Amid China Easing HopesAsian Markets Rise Amid China Easing Hopes

    October 03 2012 12:06 AM

    Asian markets rose Wednesday as investors remained hopeful that policymakers in China would soon announce stimulus measures to bolster the world’s second largest economy.

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

    October 02 2012 4:04 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a slightly higher open Tuesday as investors maintain a watchful mode amid the continuing concerns over the weakening global economic growth.

  • European Stocks Fall On Spain WorriesEuropean Stocks Fall On Spain Worries

    October 02 2012 3:45 AM

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

  • Bouyant US Data Boosts Asian Markets  Bouyant US Data Boosts Asian Markets

    October 01 2012 11:55 PM

    Asian markets rose Tuesday as investor confidence was lifted by the upward trend of the U.S. economy following improvement in the country’s manufacturing activity in September.

  • US Stock Futures Signal Higher Open US Stock Futures Signal Higher Open

    October 01 2012 4:43 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open Monday ahead of the Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index data.

  • European Markets Rise On Spain HopesEuropean Markets Rise On Spain Hopes

    October 01 2012 3:42 AM

    European markets rose Monday as investor sentiment turned positive with expectations that Spain would soon seek help to reduce its increasing debt burden.

  • China’s Factory Sector Continued To Contract In Sept.China’s Factory Sector Continued To Contract In Sept.

    October 01 2012 1:04 AM

    China's manufacturing activity in September continued to remain in the phase of contraction, increasing the concerns over the slowdown in the economic growth of the world's second largest economy.

  • Nikkei Falls On Weak Japan, China Data; Sensex Gains MarginallyNikkei Falls On Weak Japan, China Data; Sensex Gains Marginally

    October 01 2012 12:46 AM

    Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell Monday as investor confidence was weighed down by the rising concerns about the worsening global economic conditions following the disappointing data which showed the weakening Japanese business conditions and Chinese manufacturing activity.

  • China’s Economic Slowdown May Not Force Immediate Policy Easing MeasuresChina’s Economic Slowdown May Not Force Immediate Policy Easing Measures

    September 29 2012 12:40 AM

    With China’s economy slowing down as a result of weakness of investment and export demand, market participants are calling for urgent policy easing measures to bolster economic growth.

  • Weekly Roundup: Asian Markets Mixed Amid Global Economic WorriesWeekly Roundup: Asian Markets Mixed Amid Global Economic Worries

    September 29 2012 12:01 AM

    Asian markets were mixed in the week as investors maintained a cautious mode waiting to find if the debt crisis in the euro zone, which is weakening the global economic growth, will undermine the stimulus measures announced by policy makers around the world.

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

    September 28 2012 4:46 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a slightly higher open Friday ahead of the personal income and spending data for August to be released by the Commerce Department.

  • European Markets Rise On Hopes Of France Budget CutsEuropean Markets Rise On Hopes Of France Budget Cuts

    September 28 2012 3:41 AM

    European markets rose Friday as investors were hopeful that France would follow Spain to announce budget cuts to reduce deficit and help control the debt pressure faced by the euro zone.

  • Asian Markets Rise On Spain Budget CutsAsian Markets Rise On Spain Budget Cuts

    September 28 2012 12:20 AM

    Most of the Asian markets rose Friday as investor confidence was lifted after Spain announced budget cuts to control the rising debt pressure affecting the country’s economy.

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

    September 27 2012 4:30 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open Thursday ahead of the Labor Department's weekly jobless claims data, the Census Bureau's durable goods orders data and Bureau of Economic Analysis’s gross domestic product report.

  • European Markets Rise On Spain ExpectationsEuropean Markets Rise On Spain Expectations

    September 27 2012 3:55 AM

    European markets were rose Thursday as investor sentiment turned positive with expectations that Spain will soon seek help to reduce its increasing debt burden.

  • Asian Markets Rise On China Stimulus HopesAsian Markets Rise On China Stimulus Hopes

    September 27 2012 12:10 AM

    Most of the Asian markets rose Thursday as investor confidence was lifted by hopes that China would soon announce monetary easing measures to rejuvenate the economic growth momentum.

  • US Stock Futures Signal Slightly Higher Open As Investors Remain WatchfulUS Stock Futures Signal Slightly Higher Open As Investors Remain Watchful

    September 25 2012 4:05 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a slightly higher open Tuesday as investors continue to maintain a cautious mode to find where the economy is heading following the Federal Reserve’s announcement of the quantitative easing measures to bolster economic growth.

  • European Markets Mixed As Stimulus Optimism FadesEuropean Markets Mixed As Stimulus Optimism Fades

    September 25 2012 3:50 AM

    European markets were mixed Tuesday as investor confidence was weighed down by concerns that the debt crisis faced by the euro zone is intensifying as optimism about the stimulus measures began to fade.

  • Asian Markets Range-Bound; Nikkei, Sensex GainAsian Markets Range-Bound; Nikkei, Sensex Gain

    September 25 2012 12:18 AM

    Asian markets remained in a tight range Tuesday as investors continued to maintain a cautious mode to find where the global economy is heading following the announcement of the stimulus measures announced this month by the policymakers around the world.

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

    September 24 2012 4:37 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a lower open Monday amid investor concerns that the stimulus measures announced this month by policymakers around the world will not be able to rejuvenate the global economic growth momentum.