Posts Tagged ‘index’

Japan Tankan Large Manufacturer Sentiment Improved in September

Japan’s Tankan index of sentiment among large manufacturers rose to 2 in September from minus 9 in June, the Bank of Japan said in Tokyo today. View full post on Finance Stories

Asian Stocks Advance as Greece Makes Progress to Secure Aid

Asian stocks advanced for a second day, with the regional benchmark index heading for its biggest two-day gain since December 2009, after Greece made progress in meeting requirements for more international aid and Germany vowed continued support for the country. View full post on Finance Stories

Asian Stocks Post First Gain in Eight Weeks on Europe Optimism

Asian stocks climbed, driving the region’s key benchmark index to its first advance in eight weeks, as concern Europe’s debt crisis will hurt earnings of exporters and banks eased and the Federal Reserve said it is prepared to provide further stimulus to the U.S. economy if needed. View full post on Finance Stories

Australian shares edge higher in early trading

SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Australian shares edged higher in early trading on Wednesday, with the S&P/ASX 200 index rising 0.1% to 4,712.30. Miners were advancing, as commodity futures broadly firmed in electronic trading, with BHP Billiton Ltd. shares up 0.5%. and Rio Tinto Ltd. shares up 0.2%. Fortescue Metals Ltd. shares were up 1.1% after the […]

Asian Stocks Climbs on Optimism Over Greece Aid; Sony Advances

Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index paring the biggest monthly decline in a year, amid speculation European officials will sanction more assistance for Greece. View full post on Finance Stories

Australia PMI rises to 48.4 in April: survey

SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Australia’s performance of manufacturing index rose 0.5 percentage points to 48.4 in April but the sector remained in contraction, according to a survey conducted by Australian Industry Group – PriceWaterhouseCoopers. A reading below 50 indicates contraction. A decline in transport equipment, textiles and miscellaneous manufacturing, mainly due to the strong Australian dollar, […]

World Stock Markets

In this world of global economy it is essential to understand what is happening in the stock markets in other parts of the world. These new financial markets may not impact us in any which way but definitely represent an opportunity o invest your money in those stock markets. The stock markets of the world are of two types one where the economy is mature and not very thriving for example the stock market on England called the FTSE or the London Stock Exchange and several other countries like the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

2010 markets review: best and worst investments of the year

The FTSE 100 climbed 9pc in 2010. Here is a list of the best and worst-performing shares in the bluechip index over the year. View full post on UK Business Stories

‘Technical error’ leads to payments delay

Incorrect bank balances, declined cards and missing wages have been reported by shocked Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers. Related Stories Sportingbet sees smartphone boom Calls for new house price index View full post on UK Business Stories

Drop In Jobless Claims Push Stocks Up

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – The report of a huge drop in unemployment claims stirred a Wall Street rally on Wednesday despite lower sales of new homes and durable goods. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 151 points or 1.4 percent to close at 11,187. American […]