Posts Tagged ‘index’

Small business optimism improved in August

A closely followed index released on Tuesday shows that small business optimism increased in August as more owners see better outlook for the economy and profitability as well as increased probability of hiring more workers. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Home price index shows signs of housing rebound

A closely watched index released its second quarter data on Tuesday showing gains in home prices across major cities in the U.S. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

U.S. import prices continue downward trend in July

The Labor Department reported on Friday that U.S. import prices dropped by 0.6 per cent. The drop in the import-price index surprised several economists who projected a 0.2 per cent rise in July, according to a Bloomberg survey. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

South Korea’s central bank cuts policy rate to 3%

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Seoul, South Korea (4E) – The South Korean central bank surprised the markets on Thursday by lowering its key benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points citing worsening economic conditions in the U.S. and Europe, along with softening demand for local goods in emerging markets. Economists see this […]

Friday’s fall erases all of Dow’s gains for 2012

U.S. equities plummeted Friday with the Dow reeling, ending the day down some 275 points, or 2 percent. The tumble wiped put all of the index’s gains for 2012. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Consumer confidence down in May to five-month low

Consumer confidence plunged in May to its lowest level in five months, according to a survey released Tuesday by business research firm The Conference Board. The survey revealed an overall index reading of 64.9 in May, down from 68.7 in April. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture

The global anti-poverty movement has added a new tool to its arsenal with the launch of an index that measures women’s empowerment in agriculture. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

New The Stock Trading Systems Of The 21st Century

New The Stock Trading Systems Of The 21st Century Article by Tim Keeley Any investor that has been paying attention to the recent fluctuations in the world exchange markets are likely quite reticent about the solidity and stability of their holdings. The ride has been very much like a crazy roller coaster that seems unsafe […]

Ban on bureaucrat investments rocks bourse in Bangladesh

Saleem Samad – AHN News Correspondent Dhaka, Bangladesh (AHN) – Thousands of small investors took to the streets in Bangladesh Wednesday after the country’s stock index dipped to 4695.57 points, losing 168.72 points or 3.46 percent, at the close of trading. As the index tumbled inside, outside the Dhaka Stock Exchange building investors protesting retail […]

Confidence index, Europe send stocks higher

NEW YORK — A jump in U.S. consumer confidence sent stocks modestly higher Tuesday. Investors were also encouraged by new efforts from European leaders to find more aggressive cures for the region’s d View full post on Business Stories