LONDON - German shares may overtake their Italian and Spanish peers as Europe's star performers this quarter, boosted by better corporate earnings at a time when expensive valuations are making investors more selective.
LONDON - Last Thursday morning investors queued around the block to buy the bonds of recent defaulter Greece, and by the end of the day were selling U.S. tech stocks furiously.
PARIS - One is a balding, bespectacled safe-pair-of-hands known for his negotiating skills; the other a firebrand orator of the French left who made his name riling big business, Brussels and Berlin.
NEW YORK - Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial author Michael Lewis, but there may be a more serious threat to investors: the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges.
HOUSTON/NEW YORK - High-yielding energy partnerships have lured billions in capital from investors in the past few years and the returns have often matched or beaten expectations.
PARIS - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen humbled France's establishment with a powerful showing in local elections. Now comes the hard part: proving her party can improve everyday life in the gritty, problem-ridden towns it will run.
LONDON - Britain's economy is likely to weather the year-long rise in the pound even if some policymakers are worried that a further strengthening of the currency could hurt exports and frustrate a more sustainable recovery.
WARSAW/MOSCOW - Elektrobudowa, a Polish firm that builds power plants, is interested in buying its partner out of a Russian company they jointly own, but there is a problem: the partner firm is owned by a pro-Moscow Crimean politician on the EU's sanctions list.
LONDON - Five years after Lehman Brothers' seismic bust and just two years after euro member Greece defaulted, the concept of being too big or too strategic to fail is alive and well.
LONDON - Greece could be on the verge of making one of the fastest market comebacks of a defaulted sovereign ever recorded.
Europe Market Reports
Americas Market Reports
- U.S.: US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Apple lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq; Dow ends flat
- Brazil: STXNEWS LATAM-Brazil's Aegea seeks to become publicly listed company
- Canada: CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher as Potash clears low bar
- Chile: STXNEWS LATAM-Chile's SQM plummets, trading halted after potash shakeup
- Mexico: Mexican stocks fall back from over 8-month high
Asia/Pacific Market Reports
- Gold: PRECIOUS-Gold turns higher on Ukraine worries, options buying
- Oil Report: UPDATE 3-Diamond Offshore profit beats as rig hire rates improve
- British Pound Report: Sterling inches up, supported by UK retail hopes, Draghi drags euro
- US Dollar Report: FOREX -Dollar up vs euro on durable goods strength, potential ECB easing
- Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border |
- Israel suspends peace talks after Palestinian unity bid
- Starbucks suffers first UK sales drop after tax criticism
- Briton jailed for 27 years to get new hearing in Miami murder case
- GM posts lower profit after recall; outlook for rest of year trimmed |
- Boy and girl on Korean ferry drowned with life jackets tied together |
- Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane
- Labour mulls moving loan from Co-op Bank - sources
- Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack |
- UK police ask Muslim women to help stop youngsters going to Syria