Bhaskar Prasad

  • South Korea?s Ailing Economy: Market Players Call For Stimulus MeasuresSouth Korea?s Ailing Economy: Market Players Call For Stimulus Measures

    September 15 2012 12:56 AM

    With the Bank of Korea unexpectedly holding its policy rate at 3 percent, market participants feel that stimulus measures will be urgently needed to reinvigorate the country?s weakening economy.

  • Weekly Roundup: Asian Markets Rally As Fed Announces QE3Weekly Roundup: Asian Markets Rally As Fed Announces QE3

    September 15 2012 12:00 AM

    Most of the Asian markets gained in the week as investor confidence was lifted following the announcement of another round of quantitative easing by the U.S. Federal Reserve which is expected to rejuvenate the economic growth.

  • Fed QE3 Launch Lifts US Stock FuturesFed QE3 Launch Lifts US Stock Futures

    September 14 2012 4:19 AM

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Friday as investors kept up a buoyant mood following the announcement of quantitative easing measures by the Federal Reserve, which is expected to boost economic growth.

  • European Markets Rise After US Fed QE3 AnnouncementEuropean Markets Rise After US Fed QE3 Announcement

    September 14 2012 3:44 AM

    European markets rose Friday as investor sentiment turned positive following the announcement of another round of quantitative easing by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Asian Markets Gain As Fed Launches QE3Asian Markets Gain As Fed Launches QE3

    September 14 2012 12:11 AM

    Asian stock markets made gains Friday as investor confidence was lifted following the announcement of another round of quantitative easing by the U.S. Federal Reserve which is expected to rejuvenate the economic growth.

  • US Stock Futures Signal Lower Open Ahead Of Fed DecisionUS Stock Futures Signal Lower Open Ahead Of Fed Decision

    September 13 2012 4:18 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a lower open Thursday as investors maintained a cautious mode ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting in which there is the likelihood of another round of quantitative easing measures to be announced to invigorate the economy.

  • European Markets Fall Ahead Of US Fed MeetingEuropean Markets Fall Ahead Of US Fed Meeting

    September 13 2012 3:36 AM

    Most of the European markets fell Thursday as investors remained watchful waiting for the U.S. Federal Reserve to announce stimulus measures to revive the economic growth.

  • Asian Markets Rise On US Easing HopesAsian Markets Rise On US Easing Hopes

    September 13 2012 12:07 AM

    Most of the Asian markets made gains Thursday as investors remained hopeful waiting for the policymakers in the U.S. to announce monetary easing measures to boost the global economy and rejuvenate the economic growth momentum.

  • German Court Approves Legality Of ESM With ConditionsGerman Court Approves Legality Of ESM With Conditions

    September 12 2012 4:43 AM

    Germany's Constitutional Court Wednesday gave its approval for the implementation of the bailout fund in the euro zone while outlining certain conditions, including Germany's total exposure to the funds.

  • US Stock Futures Signal Firm Open Amid Fed Easing HopesUS Stock Futures Signal Firm Open Amid Fed Easing Hopes

    September 12 2012 3:54 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open Wednesday as investor confidence was underpinned by expectation that the Federal Reserve will announce stimulus measures this week to invigorate the economy and boost growth.

  • European Markets Rise Ahead Of Germany’s Court RulingEuropean Markets Rise Ahead Of Germany’s Court Ruling

    September 12 2012 3:39 AM

    Most European markets rose Wednesday with investors awaiting Germany's Constitutional Court to approve the euro zone's new bailout fund to help reduce the debt stress faced by the countries in the region.

  • Asian Stocks Gain On US, China Stimulus HopesAsian Stocks Gain On US, China Stimulus Hopes

    September 12 2012 12:11 AM

    Asian stock markets rose Wednesday as investors remained hopeful that policymakers in the U.S. and China would announce monetary easing measures to boost the global economy and rejuvenate economic growth momentum.

  • Fed Stimulus Hopes Buoy US Stock FuturesFed Stimulus Hopes Buoy US Stock Futures

    September 11 2012 4:03 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday as investor sentiment turned positive amid hopes that the Federal Reserve would announce monetary easing measures this week to revive the economic growth momentum.

  • European Markets Fall On Economic ConcernsEuropean Markets Fall On Economic Concerns

    September 11 2012 3:37 AM

    European markets fell Tuesday as investor confidence was weighed down by increasing concerns of the debt crisis affecting the euro zone.

  • Asian Stocks Fall Amid Euro Zone WorriesAsian Stocks Fall Amid Euro Zone Worries

    September 11 2012 12:07 AM

    Most of the Asian markets fell Tuesday as investors' concerns about the debt crisis affecting the euro zone were revived, undermining the optimism initially raised by the bond-buying plan announced last week by the European Central Bank.

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

    September 10 2012 4:32 AM

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a lower open Monday as investors' concerns about the faltering global economy was revived following the disappointing economic indicators from China.

  • European Markets Decline As Easing Optimism FadesEuropean Markets Decline As Easing Optimism Fades

    September 10 2012 4:15 AM

    Most of the European markets marginally fell Monday as investor optimism over last week's bond buying plan announced by the European Central Bank began to fade and concerns about the debt crisis faced by the euro zone was revived.

  • Infosys To Acquire Swiss Firm Lodestone For $350 MillionInfosys To Acquire Swiss Firm Lodestone For $350 Million

    September 10 2012 2:11 AM

    Infosys Technologies Monday said that it would buy Swiss technology consulting firm Lodestone Holding AG for 330 million Swiss francs ($350 million) which is expected to help India's second biggest software exporter to improve services to its clients.

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

    September 10 2012 12:28 AM

    Most of the Asian markets rose Monday as investors remained hopeful that stimulus measures would soon be announced by China to boost its economy as its industrial production growth rate slowed down in August compared to previous month.

  • China’s August Trade Surplus Widens As Exports, Imports DisappointChina’s August Trade Surplus Widens As Exports, Imports Disappoint

    September 10 2012 12:26 AM

    China reported a trade surplus of $26.66 billion in August amid the slower-than-expected growth in exports and imports, raising concern that the world's second largest economy isn't doing enough to stimulate the economy and avert a slowdown.