New Zealand Business Confidence Falls in June

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Rebecca Howard

WELLINGTON, New Zealand--New Zealand business confidence continued to slide in June but remains above the long-run average, ANZ Bank's business outlook survey showed Monday.

A net 42.8% of respondents in the monthly survey expected business ...

Oil Slides Again as Iraqi Production Remains Robust

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Cassie Werber

LONDON--Oil's downward slide continued to Monday, as the potential for pressure on Iraqi production appeared less intense.

Brent crude fell 0.6% to $112.60 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe, the first sustained drop below ...

UK Lending Rises in May

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

LONDON--Lending to British households and businesses rose in May, a sign the U.K.'s economic recovery is set to continue.

The Bank of England said banks lent 2 billion pounds ($3.41 billion) to homebuyers in May, net of ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Stock Market Aims For Fifth Monthly Gain

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By William L. Watts and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks traded near unchanged in early activity Monday as investors awaited economic data, leaving major indexes on track for the biggest second-quarter gains since 2009.

The S ...

China Housing Prices Fall

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

SHANGHAI--China's housing prices fell in June for the second straight month, as property developers cut prices to stoke sales amid a housing-supply glut in many cities.

Many home buyers have stayed on the sidelines in anticipation of further price ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Index Falls To Five-week Low

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The dollar on Friday posted weekly losses against major rivals, with a popular gauge of the currency's strength falling to its lowest level in more than five weeks.

The ICE dollar index ...

Russia Returns to Local Bond Market

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Alexander Kolyandr

MOSCOW--Russia's finance ministry said Monday that it plans to raise 140 billion rubles ($4.1 billion) from the local bond market in the third quarter of 2014, almost two and a half times more than in ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Posts Quarterly Losses Vs. Pound, Yen

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Joseph Adinolfi and Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The dollar on Monday posted second-quarter losses against nearly all major rivals, with the exception of the euro.

The ICE dollar index (DXY), which pits the greenback against six other ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End Strong Quarter On Sour Note

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By William L. Watts and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks ended June and the second quarter higher, even as the broader market closed marginally lower on Monday.

The S&P 500 recorded the fifth consecutive month ...

Puma Buys InterOil's New Guinea Downstream Assets

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

SINGAPORE--Puma Energy has bought InterOil Corp.'s (IOC) downstream fuel-refining and marketing businesses in Papua New Guinea for $525.6 million, as the Singapore-based firm seeks to expand in regions with growing fuel demand.

The deal is Puma Energy's ...

Correction to Oil Futures Story

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

"Oil Futures Ease but Brent Remains in $105-$110 Trading Range" at 0546 GMT misstated the trading range in the headline. It should be $110-$115 not $105-$110.

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MARKET SNAPSHOT: Stock Market Aims For Fifth Monthly Gain

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By William L. Watts and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks posted a mixed performance Monday as investors awaited economic data, including the June jobs report later this week, leaving major indexes on track for the biggest ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Europe Stocks Fall; BNP Wavers On Settlement Report

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stocks slipped Monday following a slower-than-expected pace of inflation in the euro zone, while shares of BNP Paribas SA seesawed ahead of an expected multibillion dollar settlement with U.S. authorities.

The Stoxx ...

Chicago PMI Eases Back, But Still Indicates Expansion

TODAY: Sept. 30, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

A closely watched gauge of economic activity in the manufacturing-heavy Midwest slipped a bit, but still signals growth.

The Chicago Business Barometer, commonly referred to as the Chicago PMI, came in at 62.6 in June after hitting a seven-month ...