US Stock Futures Point To Subdued Open Amid Absence Of Fresh Economic Data; Earnings From American Eagle Outfitters, Dicks Sporting Goods Will Be Watched
Tuesday seems set for a slow start amid a lack of fresh economic data and a tapering off of the earnings season.
UK Industrial Production Grows At Slightly Slower Pace Than Expected; Growth Aided By Manufacturing, Utilities
While there was a decline in production growth on a monthly basis, data showed that year-on-year growth had picked up pace.
Italy’s Quarterly GDP Growth For Q4 2013 In Line With Expectations; Annual GDP Slows More Than Expected
Further, while quarterly GDP growth was in line with expectations, annual GDP slipped more than expected.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Missing: Airline Says Search Expanded Beyond Flight Path; Xinhua Reports Offer Of 'Special Consolation Payment' While Cathay Pacific Crew Report Spotting Debris Off Flight Path
Flight MH370 went missing on Saturday enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and is feared to have crashed into the South China Sea.
Bank Of Japan Holds Policy Steady; Expects Continuation Of ‘Moderate Recovery’
The BoJ cited developments in emerging markets and the pace of recovery in the U.S. and EU economies as potential risks to its outlook.
Futures Suggest A Slow Start Following A Mixed Week; Quarterly Earnings From Retailers And Economic Data Should Help Investors Set Course This Week
Earnings statements from more retailers and economic data on jobs, retail sales and sentiment should guide markets this week.
French Industrial Production Fell In January But To A Lesser Extent Than In December; Manufacturing Output Was Up By 0.7%
In January 2014, manufacturing output increased by 0.7 percent but overall output decreased slightly.
US Stock Futures Suggest Subdued Start After Thursday’s Performance; Unemployment, Trade Data To Influence Market Direction
At the end of a volatile week, markets seem ready for a breather ahead of data on jobs and trade.
Bank Of England, Or BOE, Keeps Key Bank Rate And Asset-Purchase Program Unchanged, In Line With Expectations
The BOE kept its key bank rate the same, and also maintained its purchased assets at the same level.
US Stock Futures Suggest Positive Start; Earnings From Big-Box Grocers, Same-Store Sales And Economic Data Should Drive Markets
Earnings from big-box stores, data on jobless claims and February same-store sales numbers should influence markets Thursday.
US Stock Futures Suggest A Mixed Yet Subdued Opening; Concerns Over Ukraine, Economic Data To Provide Direction
Concerns over Ukraine should rein in the market rally, keeping stocks in a range until economic data provide direction.
Euro Area GDP Grew By 0.3% In Q4 2013; European Union GDP Up By 0.4%
In the third quarter of 2013, GDP had grown by 0.1 percent in the euro area and by 0.3 percent in the EU.
Eurozone Composite PMI Climbs To 32-Month High; Reading Rises In Germany While France Disappoints
While Germany’s private sector grew at its fastest pace in 2.5 years, France’s suffered a faster decline than before.
US Stock Futures Look Set For Higher Start As Mood Lifts In Global Markets Following Reports Of Russia Calling Back Some Troops From Crimean Border
Positive news from Ukraine could pave the way for some opportunistic buying on a day devoid of major data and earnings.
US Stock Futures Suggest Significantly Weak Opening, Tracking Asian And European Markets As Ukraine Crisis Hangs In The Balance; Economic Data Could Have A Limited Influence On Markets
US markets look set to share in the anxiety felt around the world about the outcome of the Ukraine crisis.
Manufacturing PMI Data Out Of Europe And UK Show Recovery; Employment In UK Rises Quickest Since May 2011 While February Output In France Rises For First Time In 7 Months
The latest PMI data showed recovery in Europe’s manufacturing sector had completed its eighth successive month.
HSBC Manufacturing PMI Final Reading For China Confirms Weakness In Sector; Output, New Orders And Payroll Numbers Hit
Hurt by a fall in output and new business, companies cut their staffing levels at the fastest pace in nearly five years.
Automakers In India Wait Out A Slowdown And Prepare For A Long Road Ahead; Fresh Investments In Manufacturing And Technology Aimed At Producing Next Blockbuster Product, Volume Play
Automakers in India are hoping for better times while working hard to launch the next blockbuster product.
US Stock Futures Point To Lower Open After Thursday’s Rally; GDP Data for Q4 2013, PMI, Consumer Sentiment And Housing Data Should Provide Direction
Economic data on GDP, PMI, consumer sentiment and housing should influence market movement.
Euro Area Unemployment Rate In January Stable At 12%; Inflation Estimate For February Stable At 0.8%
Compared with December 2013, the number of persons unemployed increased by 17,000 in both the EU and the euro area.
General Motors India Appoints Arvind Saxena As President & Managing Director; Lowell Paddock, Moving To GM International Operations
GM’s Chevrolet brand has been present since 2003 in India, which is one of the world’s fastest-growing car markets.
US Stock Futures Point To Weak Start; Economic Data, More Quarterly Earnings From Retailers And Janet Yellen's Testimony To Congress Should Influence Markets
Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress along with a fresh bunch of earnings from retailers should decide how markets behave Thursday.
EU, Euro Area Economic Sentiment Remained Mostly Unchanged In February; Consumer Confidence Fell While Industry Confidence Improved Slightly
A sentiment indicator from the European Commission showed consumer confidence dipped while industry confidence inched up.
US Stock Futures Suggest Positive Open Following Correction In Previous Session; Earnings Of Retail Majors, Homes Sales Data To Be In Focus
The downward correction seen in the markets in the previous session should pave the way for a higher opening Wednesday.
US Stock Futures Suggest Subdued Opening On Day Marked By Earnings From Retail And Telecom Majors Such As Macy's And Home Depot; S&P/Case-Shiller HPI And Consumer Confidence Numbers Also To Be Watched
Earnings from retail majors such as Macy's and Home Depot will influence market movement.
German GDP Estimate Shows Moderate Growth In Q4 2013; Quarterly Growth At 0.4%, Annual Growth At 1.4%
Foreign trade and investments in the factory and construction sectors aided growth in the fourth quarter.
US Stock Futures Signal Mixed Open As Investors Await Economic Data And Earnings Later In The Week
Earnings from retail majors and expectations from jobs and GDP data should influence markets this week.
German IFO Business Climate Index Rises; IFO Current Assessment And Business Expectations Index Also Beat Expectations
The Ifo index is based on about 7,000 monthly surveys of companies in manufacturing, construction, wholesaling and retailing sectors.
US Stock Futures Signal Upbeat Open As Concerns About Weak Global Economic Data Seem To Recede; Data On Existing Homes Sales, Earnings Should Guide Investors
Housing data and corporate earnings could determine if stocks maintain gains from the previous session.
US Stock Futures Point To Subdued Opening As Global Economic Data Hint At Renewed Slowdown, Especially In China; Earnings, Data Continue To Remain In Focus
Economic data from around the world have managed to hurt sentiment among U.S. investors.