Global Markets

Stocks fall as U.S. earnings disappoint; euro up vs dollar


LONDON - Global stock indexes fell on Tuesday following disappointing earnings results and weaker-than-expected U.S. durable goods orders, while the euro rose for a second day against the dollar.

Wall St tumbles with Microsoft, Caterpillar; data weighs

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, with Microsoft and Caterpillar shares tumbling after quarterly results, while an unexpected decline in durable goods orders also weighed on sentiment.

4:15pm GMT

Oil edges up on weaker dollar; traders wary of big stock build

NEW YORK - Oil rose on Tuesday as a weaker dollar propped up commodities priced in the currency, but gains were limited by fears of another large build in U.S. crude stocks and that the seven-month long selloff in oil has yet to peak.

4:50pm GMT

Dollar down on mixed U.S. data ahead of FOMC decision

NEW YORK - The U.S. dollar fell on Tuesday with currency strategists pointing toward a surprise drop in U.S. durable goods orders that is feeding into speculation the Federal Reserve might hold off on raising interest rates longer than currently expected.

4:37pm GMT

U.S. trade official says Treasury taking lead on currency manipulation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Treasury is taking the lead on addressing currency manipulation, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Tuesday.

4:20pm GMT

U.S. durable goods data signal weaker business spending

WASHINGTON - A gauge of U.S. business investment plans fell for a fourth straight month in December, a potential sign that slowing global growth and falling crude oil prices were starting to weigh on the economy.

4:34pm GMT
World Markets

European rally hits pause on mixed trading updates

LONDON, Jan 27 - European shares opened steady on Tuesday as mixed corporate updates from firms including Siemens and Ericsson tempered investor appetite for stocks after an eight-day rally.

US STOCKS-Wall St tumbles with Microsoft, Caterpillar; data weighs

* Indexes down: Dow 1.7 pct, S&P 1.3 pct, Nasdaq 1.7 pct (Updates to morning trading)

European stocks driven back by Greek worries, weak corporate results

LONDON, Jan 27 - Renewed concern over Greece and weak results at companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday.

Nikkei hits 1-month high on Greece election relief

TOKYO, Jan 27 - Japanese share prices rose to one-month highs on Tuesday on relief that Greece's election outcome did not roil European financial markets as much as initially feared. The Nikkei rose 1.7 percent to 17,768.30 points, its highest close since late December and extending its recovery from a 2-1/2-month low hit on Jan. 16 to 7.1 percent. Gains were led by precision machinery makers and financial shares. Market players were also betting that stimulus from the Euro

Hong Kong shares down on weakness in mainland China markets

Jan 27 - Hong Kong shares snapped a five-day winning streak on Tuesday, dragged down by losses in mainland China markets.

8:07am GMT
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