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Europe open: Equities gain on solid corporate results

Europe open: Equities gain on solid corporate results

Wed, 05 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - European equity markets rose in early trade as solid corporate results helped to underpin the tone. At 0900 BST, the benchmark Stoxx 600 index was up 0.8%, while France's CAC 40 and... [more]

NIESR downgrades global economic forecasts for 2015 and 2016

NIESR downgrades global economic forecasts for 2015 and 2016

Wed, 05 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The world economy is expected to grow at its slowest rate since the economic crisis, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said NIESR forecasts global econo... [more]

Train derailment leaves 28 dead in India

Train derailment leaves 28 dead in India

Wed, 05 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Two passenger trains derailed in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh late on Tuesday, leaving at least 28 people dead. Twenty four bodies were recovered from the site, including nine... [more]

US close: Stocks finish lower despite rise in factory orders

US close: Stocks finish lower despite rise in factory orders

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - US stocks fell on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious ahead of a number of key reports to be released later this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.27% to 17,551 po... [more]

Europe close: Stocks mostly lower on Greece, slide in oil and gas shares

Europe close: Stocks mostly lower on Greece, slide in oil and gas shares

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Most European equities dropped, dragged by a slump in oil and gas stocks and worries on Greece. Greece's Athex Composite Index was in the red on its second day of trading since th... [more]

Russia submits claim for vast resource-rich Arctic territories

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Russia has submitted a bid to the UN claiming vast territories in the Arctic, the UK media reported, citing the country's foreign ministry. The ministry was quoted as saying Russi... [more]

BMW second quarter profits fall 3%, warns on Chinese market

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Auto maker BMW Group cited rising staff costs and new product start-ups for a 3% fall in second quarter earnings before interest and tax to €2,525m from €2,603m the year b... [more]

FDA approves first 3D-printed prescription drug

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first 3D-printed prescription drug. The new drug, called Spritam, was developed by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals. It's made of porous ... [more]

Toyota's quarterly profits accelerates despite slowdown in sales

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Japanese car maker Toyota posted a record first quarter profit, as a weakening yen offset sluggish demand in Japan and Southeast Asia. In the three months to end of June, the group ... [more]

US manufacturing orders meet expectations in June

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Orders for goods produced in US factories climbed 1.8% in June, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The reading was in line with expectation following a downwardly revised 1.1% de... [more]

DoJ reportedly investigating Deutsche Bank's Russian trades

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The US Department of Justice is reportedly investigating billions of dollars of trades Deutsche Bank made on behalf of Russian clients as recently as this year. Bloomberg cited peop... [more]

Twitter opens at all-time low on Tuesday after losing 20% in a week

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Twitter shares opened at an all-time low on Tuesday, after the social media giant closed at a record low of $29.27 on Monday night. The group's stock has seen 20% wiped off its valu... [more]

BT secures TV deal with Breaking Bad producers AMC

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - BT Group has secured the rights to show new TV series from US cable and satellite television channel AMC, the makers of the phenomenally successful 'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men' seri... [more]

US open: Stocks open flat as oil prices rebound

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - US equities were largely flat early on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious ahead of a number of key reports to be released later this week. Just after 1500 BST, the Dow Jones In... [more]

Commodities: Oil, metals recoup losses in European trading

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Oil benchmarks and metals recouped losses on Tuesday, following a heavy selloff overnight on concerns over the Chinese economy. Dire data from China sent oil prices to their lowest ... [more]

UK extends Iraqi air campaign against Islamic State to 2017

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - UK will extend its Iraqi air campaign against Islamic State militants until March 2017, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced on Tuesday. "Our Tornado [aircraft] squadrons have... [more]

Europe midday: Equities in the red, breaking five-session wining streak

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - European stocks fell, breaking a five-session winning streak, with oil and gas stocks leading the decline as investors sifted through a raft of earnings reports. At midday, the benc... [more]

US pre-open: Futures point to open in the red as oil prices rebound

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - US stock futures slid ahead of Tuesday's session, as investors remained cautious about a number of key reports that will be released later this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Averag... [more]

Greece expects bailout deal by 18 August as stock exchange falls for second day

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Greek government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili on Tuesday said the country expected to conclude a bailout deal with its international creditors by 18 August, with the drafting of the ... [more]

Eurozone producer prices fall in June, as expected

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Producer prices in the Eurozone fell 2.2% year-on-year in June compared with a 2% decline in May, in line with expectations, according to data released by Eurostat. Prices in the en... [more]

FX Roundup: RBA decision sends AUD higher, pound flat ahead of 'Super Thursday'

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Early trading on Tuesday saw the pound flat and euro up marginally, while the Australian dollar clawed back some ground after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to keep its... [more]

Supertyphoon Soudelor heads for Taiwan

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Typhoon Soudelor, dubbed the world's most powerful storm so far into 2015, is heading for Taiwan. Soudelor, is currently west of Guam and the northern Mariana Islands, where it has ... [more]

Europe open: Shares led lower by oil and gas as investors sift through results

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - European equities were lower in early trade, with oil and gas stocks leading the decline as investors sifted through a raft of earnings reports. At 0910 BST, the benchmark Stoxx Eur... [more]

Asia: Most regional stocks down, China rises on new short-selling rules

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Most indices in Asia continued to fall on Tuesday, but Shanghai jumped on news of a regulatory clampdown on short-selling to curb volatility. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 3.7% ... [more]

UK house prices increase 0.4%, says Nationwide

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - British house prices bounced back by 0.4% in July, after growth fell to a two-year low in June, building society Nationwide revealed on Tuesday. House prices rose in line with econo... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Netflix Inc. 121.15 7.63 22:10
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 579.74 4.81 21:54
Priceline Group Inc 1,283.99 3.51 22:10
Tesla Motors Inc 266.28 2.42 22:01
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 140.30 2.42 21:57

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Apple Inc. 114.64 -3.21 22:10
Nxp Semiconductors Nv 95.28 -2.75 22:03
Monster Beverage Corp 151.72 -2.62 22:10
PACCAR Inc. 63.14 -2.08 22:10
Applied Materials Inc. 16.83 -1.92 22:10