CURRENCIES: Dollar Firm Against Yen After Yellen's Comments

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Alexander Martin The dollar remained firm against the yen during Asian trading Monday after hitting a seven-month high following comments Friday by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. In late Asia trading, the dollar (USDJPY) was at Yen104.23 from Yen104.25 ...

Euro Down On Draghi Comments--3rd Update

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington and Chiara Albanese The euro sank to its lowest level in nearly a year and euro-zone government bonds soared to record highs after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gave his strongest signal yet that the bank ...

Oil Prices Edge Lower as Large Supply Weighs on Market

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Christian Berthelsen U.S. oil prices edged lower Monday as abundant supplies weighed on the market, muting any potential impact from conflicts in Ukraine and Libya. Supply-demand fundamentals are becoming the dominant driver in oil markets, with growing global oil ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: S&P 500 Jumps Above 2,000 For Intraday Record

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Victor Reklaitis and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The S&P; 500 popped to an intraday record above the milestone level of 2,000 on Monday, as U.S. stocks received a lift from merger news and advances by European ...

Colombia Peso Weakest Since April as Dollar Gains Broadly

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Dan Molinski BOGOTÁ--Colombia's peso dropped to its weakest level in four months on Monday on broad advances in the dollar and warnings from local monetary authorities that Colombia will continue to see fewer dollar inflows directed at oil exploration ...

Vietnam, EU Expect to Finish Trade Pact in October

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Vu Trong Khanh And Nguyen Anh Thu HANOI--Vietnam and the European Union are expected to complete negotiations on a free-trade agreement in October, officials said Monday, paving the way to further boost a trade relationship that reached $36 billion ...

Belgium Aug Business Confidence Slightly Better Than In July

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Frances Robinson BRUSSELS--Belgian business confidence rose very slightly in August, a monthly survey by the country's central bank showed Monday, boosted by the building industry and, to an even greater extent, the trade sector. The business confidence index increased ...

India Drops Plan to Impose Antidumping Tariffs on Solar Cells

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Rajesh Roy and Saurabh Chaturvedi NEW DELHI--India has dropped a plan to impose antidumping tariffs on solar cells imported from the U.S., China, Taiwan and Malaysia as the South Asian nation looks to give a boost to its solar-power ...

CURRENCIES: Oil Slips, Brent Trades Around $102 A Barrel

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures continued to slide in Asian trade Monday as oversupply concerns outweighed tensions in oil-producing regions like the Middle East. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in October (CLV4) traded ...

Euro Down On Draghi Comments--Update

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington The euro sank to its lowest level in nearly a year, while German bonds climbed to a fresh record high after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled a shift in emphasis that some investors think may ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Higher As Draghi Lifts Europe

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures moved higher early Monday, inspired by merger news and gains from European markets, which rose on hints of more stimulus from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. New-home sales data ...

Tim Hortons, Burger King Confirm Talks Over Strategic Transaction

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW) confirmed late Sunday it is in talks with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. (THI) to form the world's third-largest fast-food company. It confirmed an earlier report in The Wall Street Journal that the two ...

Singapore July CPI Rise Eases to 1.2% on Year as Transport Costs Fall

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Gaurav Raghuvanshi SINGAPORE--Singapore consumer prices rose at a slower-than-expected pace in July owing to a contraction in private road-transport costs and flat housing costs. The consumer price index rose 1.2% year over year compared with a median estimate for ...

German Business Confidence Falls

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Todd Buell FRANKFURT--German business confidence declined more than expected in August, providing further evidence that the economy is losing momentum, data from a key survey showed Monday. The closely watched survey from the Munich-based Ifo Institute fell to 106.3 ...

Economists Again Cut View for Brazil's Economic Expansion in 2014 -- Survey

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Rogerio Jelmayer SAO PAULO--Economists again reduced their economic-expansion forecasts for Brazil for 2014 because of poor economic performance so far this year, according to a weekly central-bank survey published Monday. The survey's 100 respondents reduced their estimates for economic ...

S&P 500 Rises Above 2000 for First Time in Intraday Trade

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 25, 2014

By Dan Strumpf And Saumya Vaishampayan The S&P; 500 index passed 2000 for the first time in intraday trading early Monday, coming on the heels of strong gains in U.S. stocks last week. The benchmark rose 12 points, or 0.5%, ...