German Annual Inflation Accelerates in April

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Christopher Lawton The rate of annual inflation in Germany picked up in April, official data showed Wednesday. In national terms, prices fell 0.2% on month earlier, but rose 1.3% on the year in April, the country's ...

Crude-Oil Benchmarks Extend Mid-Week Rally

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures extended gains in Asian trading hours Wednesday after a sharp overnight surge and ahead of oil inventory data that is expected to show steady oil supplies in the U.S. On the New York Mercantile ...

Crude Holds Gains Ahead of US Inventories

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Ben Winkley LONDON--Crude-oil prices Wednesday built on the sharp gains made in the previous session, ahead of U.S. stockpile data due later in the session. Brent crude for June delivery rose 0.4% to $109.81 a barrel ...

Forest Labs' Saunders to Head Actavis After Deal

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

Actavis PLC named Forest Laboratories Inc. Chief Executive Brent Saunders to lead the combined company once Actavis' $25 billion takeover of Forest is complete. The appointment comes as a surprise as current Actavis CEO Paul Bisaro had told analysts in ...

BOND REPORT: 10-year Treasury Yield Plunges To Six-month Low

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices rallied Wednesday along with global sovereign bonds, sending the benchmark U.S. yield to a six-month low as investors reacted to dovish monetary policy signals from the European Central Bank and ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Fall; Dow Breaks 5-day Win Streak

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market closed broadly lower on Wednesday, as investors turned cautious amid a selloff of small and high-growth companies. The benchmark S&P; 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated ...

BOND REPORT: 10-year Treasury Yield Plunges To Six-month Low

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices rallied Wednesday along with global sovereign bonds, sending the benchmark U.S. yield to a six-month low as investors reacted to low-rate monetary policy signals from the European Central Bank and ...

U.S. Mortgage Application Volume Up

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

The average number of mortgage applications last week rose 3.6% as interest rates generally continued to decline, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. MBA said purchase applications rose less than 1% unadjusted over the week, but were 12% lower ...

U.S. Stock Futures Hold Losses After PPI

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Tomi Kilgore U.S. stock futures held slight losses through the release of wholesale inflation data, which rose more than expected. About 55 minutes ahead of the open, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures declined 19 points, or 0.1 ...

A Few Health Insurers to Cut Rates in 2015

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Louise Radnofsky An insurer in Washington state selling plans under the Affordable Care Act is proposing to lower customers' health premiums next year in what appears to be one of the first such decreases proposed for 2015. The proposal ...

U.S. Treasury's Lew Urges China to Move on Yuan

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

BEIJING--U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Tuesday called on China to move ahead with market-based yuan exchange-rate reform. "It is important that China moves to a market-determined exchange rate," Mr. Lew said in a meeting with China's Vice ...

Australian Housing Finance Falls in March

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By James Glynn SYDNEY--The number of Australian home-loan approvals fell a seasonally adjusted 0.9% in March from February, the Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. Economists surveyed ahead of the announcement had expected a fall of 1.5%. The value ...

CEZ First-Quarter Earnings Below Expectations on Lower Power Prices

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Sean Carney PRAGUE--Czech power company CEZ AS (BAACEZ.PR) said Tuesday that first-quarter net profit tumbled 44% as annual declines in both electricity prices and production volumes, and regulatory challenges in South East Europe, weighed on earnings. The 70 ...

ASIA MARKETS: Asia Stocks Mostly Higher After China Data

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Laura He and Michael Kitchen, MarketWatch HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Asia stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, tracking overnight gains in the U.S., while Shanghai markets slipped as China's April economic data slightly missed expectations. Japanese stocks led ...

ASIA MARKETS: Asia Stocks Mostly Higher After China Data

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Laura He and Michael Kitchen, MarketWatch HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Asia stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, tracking overnight gains in the U.S., while Shanghai markets slipped as China's April economic data slightly missed expectations. Japanese stocks led ...

OECD Indicators Point to China Slowdown

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

Growth will continue to slow in large developing economies such as China over the coming months, but will be steady in most developed economies, according to leading indicators published Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The leading ...

AstraZeneca PLC STATEMENT REGARDING PFIZER ANNOUNCEMENT

TODAY: July 29, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

TIDMAZN TIDMPFZ RNS Number : 9688G AstraZeneca PLC 13 May 2014 NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION STATEMENT REGARDING PFIZER ANNOUNCEMENT The Board ...