Assets of China Trusts Grow Slower

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

BEIJING--Assets held by trust companies in China grew 30.8% year over year to 12.48 trillion yuan at the end of June, calculations by The Wall Street Journal using data from the China Trustee Association show. The rate of growth is ...

EUROPE MARKETS: German Stocks, Euro Drop As Economic Sentiment Worsens

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch ZEW sentiment survey underscores worries LONDON (MarketWatch) -- German stocks dropped more than 1% Tuesday, taking a hit after the ZEW sentiment survey plunged, missing already low expectations and underscoring anxiety about slowing in Europe's largest ...

Schneider Electric to Buy Turkey's Gunsan Elektrik

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By William Horobin PARIS--Schneider Electric SE (SU.FR) said Tuesday it has signed an agreement to buy Turkish wiring device group Günsan Elektric, in a deal that will see the French electrical equipment maker pursue its strategy of bolt-on acquisitions in ...

Canada's July Jobs Report Had an Error; New Data Friday -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Paul Vieira And Nirmala Menon OTTAWA--Canada's statistics agency found an error in its July employment report--which had suggested the economy created a meager 200 jobs, well below expectations--and it plans to release new data Friday. Statistics Canada said Tuesday ...

Thirty-Year Mortgage Rate Rises in Latest Week -- Zillow

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Tess Stynes Real-estate website Zillow Inc. (Z) said its real-time rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages edged up in the latest week amid continuing political tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East. The 30-year fixed-mortgage rate on Zillow's Mortgage Marketplace, ...

India June Industrial Output -- Table of Data

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

Following is a breakdown of output by sectors of the Central Statistical Organization's Quick Estimate of the Index of Industrial Production (Base Year: 2004-05=100) 2014 2013 2014-15 2013-14 Weight June June April-June April-June Manufacturing 755.27 1.8% -1.7% +3.1% -1.1% Mining ...

Oil Prices Decline on Weaker Demand Forecast

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Nicole Friedman NEW YORK--Oil futures slid Tuesday on indications the global market will remain well-supplied, despite ongoing violence in some parts of the world. Light, sweet crude for September delivery recently fell 80 cents, or 0.8%, to $97.28 a ...

CURRENCIES: Euro Near 9-month Low After Dismal German ZEW

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By William Watts, MarketWatch Dollar up slightly NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The euro traded near a nine-month low versus the U.S. dollar Tuesday, falling after a gauge of German investor sentiment fell more sharply than expected. The euro (EURUSD) changed ...

German Gloom Hits Euro -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington The euro slid Tuesday after a slump in German economic sentiment further fueled worries that the economic standoff with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine is hurting Europe's economy. Ultrasafe German government debt turned higher, while German ...

Oil Prices Decline on Weaker Demand Forecast

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Nicole Friedman NEW YORK--Oil prices slid Tuesday on concerns about demand, while global output remained unaffected by violence in the Middle East and eastern Europe. Light, sweet crude for September delivery recently fell 85 cents, or 0.9%, to $97.23 ...

Job Fears Dent Australians' Confidence

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

SYDNEY--Australian consumer confidence retreated last week following news that unemployment had risen to its highest level in 12 years. The ANZ Bank-Roy Morgan Research's measure of consumer confidence showed a decline for the second consecutive week, falling a sharp 5.7% ...

Sao Paulo CPI Rises 0.21% for 4 Weeks Ended August 7 -Brazil Fipe

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Rogerio Jelmayer SAO PAULO--The consumer price index for Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, picked up in the four weeks ended August 7, in line with economists' expectations, mainly due to an increase in housing costs. The CPI rose 0.21% ...

India's Industrial Output Slows Unexpectedly In June

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Anant Vijay Kala NEW DELHI--India's industrial output slowed unexpectedly while inflation accelerated, a sign that the economy may not find it easy to recover from a painful slowdown. The output of manufacturing, mining and utilities firms rose 3.4% from ...

U.S. Budget Deficit Narrows in July

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Eric Morath WASHINGTON--The U.S. budget deficit narrowed again in July due to tax revenue increasing at a faster pace than government spending. The federal government's deficit from October through July totaled $460.45 billion, down 24% from the same period ...

Canada's Oliver Says Modest Export Growth Weighing on Job Creation

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Paul Vieira Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said Tuesday that modest export growth and a lack of business confidence are factors holding back job creation in the country. Ahead of an annual summer policy retreat in Wakefield, Quebec, Mr. ...

Inflation rate 0.0 percent

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

Press release from Statistics Sweden 2014-08-12 9:30 AM Nr 2014:443 Consumer Price Index (CPI), July 2014: Inflation rate 0.0 percent The inflation rate was 0.0 percent in July 2014, down from 0.2 percent in June 2014. The Swedish Consumer Price ...

France's June Current-Account Deficit Widens on BNP Paribas Fine

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

By Inti Landauro PARIS--The French current-account deficit widened in June after the country's largest listed bank by assets, BNP Paribas, paid a multibillion-dollar fine in the U.S. for violating sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan, the Bank of France said ...

German Economic Expectation Worsen Further

TODAY: Oct. 31, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 12, 2014

MANNHEIM, Germany--A key economic indicator released Tuesday suggests that German economic growth will be weaker this year than previously thought, as geopolitical tensions and the sluggish euro-zone recovery weigh on Europe's largest economy. Data from the Center for European Economic ...