Narrowing Scottish Poll Hits Sterling -- Update

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

By Jason Douglas And Josie Cox LONDON--A new poll Tuesday showed a surge in support for Scottish independence, dramatically raising the stakes for Britain's leaders just weeks before Scots vote on whether to leave a 300-year-old union with the rest ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Rises, Nears 2014 Record Against Yen

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

By Joseph Adinolfi, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. dollar traded near its 2014 high against the yen after strong U.S. manufacturing data supported bets that the U.S. economy is healthier than that of other major developed rivals. The ...

AutoZone to Acquire Interamerican Motor

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

By Erin McCarthy AutoZone Inc. agreed to acquire Interamerican Motor Corp., a deal to boost its offerings of import car parts. IMC currently operates 17 locations and is the second-largest distributor of original equipment quality import replacement parts in the ...

Narrowing Scottish Poll Hits Sterling -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

By Jason Douglas And Josie Cox LONDON--A new poll Tuesday showed a surge in support for Scottish independence, knocking sterling lower on currency markets and raising the stakes for Britain's leaders just weeks before Scots vote on whether to leave ...

U.S. Manufacturing PMI Unexpectedly Rises

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

The U.S. manufacturing expansion revved up in August, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Institute for Supply Management. The ISM's manufacturing purchasing managers index increased to 59.0 in August from 57.1 in July. The PMI is at its ...

Swiss Economy Stagnates in 2Q as Machinery Sales Drop

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Switzerland's economy stagnated in the second quarter, data released Tuesday showed. Moderate growth in consumer spending failed to offset the drag on machinery exports from sluggish demand in European markets. Gross domestic product in the three months ...

German Chemical Industry Association Cuts Full-Year Production Forecast

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

By Chase Gummer FRANKFURT--German Chemical Industry Association VCI on Tuesday cut its forecast for the year, as weak domestic demand and increasing geopolitical tensions led to a drop in chemical production in the second quarter compared with the first quarter. ...

Australian Home-Building Approvals Rise

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

SYDNEY--The number of Australian home-building permits rose in July. Approvals to build or renovate houses and apartments gained 2.5% from June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. From a year earlier, approvals rose 9.4%. Higher rates of housing construction ...

South Korea Inflation at 1.4% in August

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

SEOUL--South Korea's consumer price index rose 1.4% on the year in August, slower than the market expected, government data showed Tuesday. The August reading, below the median 1.5% increase forecast by economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal, came after ...

Australia 2nd Quarter Current Account Deficit Widens

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

SYDNEY--Australia's current account deficit widened to a seasonally adjusted A$13.7 billion in the second quarter, the Australia Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. The deficit for the first quarter was revised upwards to A$7.8 billion from A$5.7 billion, the ABS said. ...

Economists Cut Mexico Growth Views

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

MEXICO CITY--Private economists polled in August by the Bank of Mexico lowered their 2014 growth estimate for a seventh consecutive month despite better-than-expected second-quarter results, and now see gross domestic product expanding 2.5% this year. A sluggish start to the ...

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Slip On QE-launch Uncertainty

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stocks slipped Tuesday, with investors moving cautiously as they wait for definitive word on whether the European Central Bank will approve a new round of monetary stimulus. The Stoxx Europe 600 index ...

Press Release: PMI(R) at 59%; August Manufacturing ISM(R) Report On Business(R); New Orders, Employment and Production Growing; Inventories Growing; Supplier Deliveries Slowing

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

PMI(R) at 59%; August Manufacturing ISM(R) Report On Business(R); New Orders, Employment and Production Growing; Inventories Growing; Supplier Deliveries Slowing PR Newswire TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 2, 2014 DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: S&P 500 Flat After ISM Data; Staples, Regeneron Pop

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

By Victor Reklaitis and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks showed little change Tuesday, catching their breath after the S&P; 500 closed at a record on Friday. A reading on U.S. factory activity surpassed expectations, boosting sentiment. ...

China Aims to Shed Light on Local Debt

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

BEIJING--China hopes its local governments can borrow their way out of their debt problems. The idea sounds counterintuitive, but economists are praising the approach as a way to shed light on China's murky borrowing situation--even as some worry that it ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Stocks End Lower, But S&P 500 Holds Above 2,000

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

By Victor Reklaitis and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks mostly pulled back Tuesday, as the S&P; 500 lost a little steam after achieving a record close on Friday. A reading on U.S. manufacturing topped expectations but ...

Crescent Point to Buy Assets from Lightstream for C$378 Million

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

By Carolyn King Crescent Point Energy Corp. (CPG.T) said Tuesday it will acquire oil- producing assets in Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well as undeveloped land from Lightstream Resources Ltd. (LTS.T) for about 378 million Canadian dollars ($346 million). The Calgary-based ...

Weakened current account

TODAY: Nov. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 2, 2014

Press release from Statistics Sweden 2014-09-02 9:30 AM Nr 2014:468 Balance of payments, 2nd quarter 2014: Weakened current account The surplus in the current account amounted to SEK 49 billion in the second quarter, which can be compared with the ...