ICSC/Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales Rise in Latest Week

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Tess Stynes The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs Retail Chain Store Sales Index rose 0.2% in the week ended Saturday from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted, comparable-store basis. "There were 12 states that had ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Drop; Gannett Gains, Target Drops

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Office Depot jumps, Motorola Solutions falls NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Stock futures extended losses Tuesday, indicating Wall Street could struggle to build on a positive session, as investors waited on service-sector and factory-order ...

India's Central Bank Leaves Key Rate Unchanged

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

MUMBAI--The Reserve Bank of India left its benchmark lending rate unchanged Tuesday, but acknowledged progress in its fight to rid Asia's third-largest economy from the plight of high inflation and pledged to cut rates as soon as possible. The Indian ...

Dollar Barely Moves In Asia Amid Lack of Fresh Cues

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Tatsuo Ito The dollar held steady against major rivals in Asia on Tuesday, with the currency market devoid of fresh cues after Friday's U.S. jobs. Aside from regular commercial transactions, trading was dull and lacked a clear direction as ...

Europe Stocks Bounce Back

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

European stocks climbed Tuesday, spurred by a late surge on Wall Street and some upbeat corporate earnings. The Stoxx Europe 600 added 0.6% in early trade, more than recovering Monday's small loss as markets continued to stabilize following last week's ...

Press Release: NMI(R) at 58.7%; July Non-Manufacturing ISM(R) Report On Business(R); Business Activity Index at 62.4%; New Orders Index at 64.9%; Employment Index at 56%

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

NMI(R) at 58.7%; July Non-Manufacturing ISM(R) Report On Business(R); Business Activity Index at 62.4%; New Orders Index at 64.9%; Employment Index at 56% PR Newswire TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 5, 2014 DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Fall; Dow In Triple-digit Loss

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Coach jumps, Target, Motorola Solutions fall NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Tuesday following reports that Russia is building up its military presence on the border with Ukraine. Fears ...

Europe Stocks Bounce Back

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks climbed Tuesday, spurred by a late surge on Wall Street and some upbeat corporate earnings. The Stoxx Europe 600 added 0.6% in early trade, more than recovering Monday's small loss as markets continued to stabilize ...

U.S. Services Sector Expands in July--ISM Survey

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Kathleen Madigan The U.S. nonmanufacturing sector's expansion warmed up in July, according to data released Tuesday by the Institute for Supply Management. The ISM's nonmanufacturing purchasing managers index increased to 58.7 in July from 56.0 in June. The report ...

World Bank Pledges Up to $200 Million to Fight Ebola

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

WASHINGTON--The World Bank on Monday pledged as much as $200 million in emergency funding to help three West African nations fight the deadly Ebola epidemic following requests from the World Health Organization and officials from the three countries. The bank ...

HSBC China Services PMI Falls to Record Low in July

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

BEIJING--A private gauge of China's services sector fell to its lowest level in the nearly nine-year history of the index, HSBC Holdings PLC said on Tuesday, reflecting the impact of a continued property slowdown. The HSBC China services Purchasing Managers' ...

Oil Futures Hold Onto Overnight Gains

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures held onto overnight gains in Asian trade Tuesday--halting recent selling. On the New York Mercantile Exchange light, sweet crude futures for delivery in September traded at $98.38 a barrel at 0514 GMT--up $0.09 in the ...

ASIA MARKETS: Japan Stocks Tumble After Weak China Data

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Laura He, MarketWatch Hong Kong stocks buck the weaker trend as HSBC advances HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Japanese stocks on Tuesday tumbled to their weakest closing level in more than a week, after HSBC's China services purchasing manufacturers' index ...

Moody's Says France Will Likely Miss Deficit Target

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

PARIS--France will likely miss its deficit reduction targets due to weaker-than-hoped economic growth and risks the government will fail to implement spending cuts fully, Moody's Investors Service said Monday. The ratings firm said in a statement that there are "significant ...

Indonesia 2Q GDP Growth Slows to 5.12% -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Andreas Ismar JAKARTA--The Indonesian economy grew at its weakest pace in almost five years in the latest quarter, weighed down by an ore export ban and slowing investment, posing a challenge for the president-elect, Joko Widodo. Analysts forecast that ...

Brazil Itau Unibanco 2Q Net Profit Rises On Lower Provisions

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Rogerio Jelmayer SAO PAULO--Brazil's second-largest bank by assets, Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ITUB), on Tuesday said that its second-quarter net profit rose 36.7% due to revenue gains and lower expenses with provisions. Net profit was 4.9 billion Brazilian reais ...

India's Central Bank Leaves Key Rate Unchanged -- Update

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 5, 2014

By Gabriele Parussini and Nupur Acharya By Gabriele Parussini and Nupur Acharya MUMBAI--The Reserve Bank of India left its benchmark lending rate unchanged Tuesday, but acknowledged progress in its fight to rid Asia's third-largest economy from the plight of high ...