EU Lines Up Sector-Wide Economic Sanctions on Russia

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Laurence Norman and Matthew Dalton BRUSSELS--European officials Friday put off discussion about imposing sanctions on members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle but pressed ahead with plans to deliver sector-wide economic sanctions on Russia next week, officials said. Ambassadors ...

German GfK August Consumer Sentiment at 9.0 vs 8.9 in July

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Todd Buell German consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in nearly eight years, survey data from the Nuremberg-based GfK institute showed Friday, although it warned that the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 could still cloud the consumer ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Fall; Dow Weekly Loss Biggest In 6 Weeks

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped below 17,000 on Friday on disappointing earnings, leaving it with its biggest weekly decline in six weeks. Big declines consumer discretionary stocks, led ...

Euro Loses Ground on Interest-Rate Outlook

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By James Ramage The euro fell against rivals on Friday as weaker-than-expected German data highlighted the diverging interest-rate prospects for the euro zone and other regions. The euro slid 0.3% against the greenback, to $1.3428, down 0.7% for the week ...

A Full Calendar Along With a Fed Meeting--Data Week Ahead

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Kathleen Madigan A very busy week culminates in the flood of economic reports due out Friday morning. Before Aug. 1, the calendar includes a first measure of the spring rebound, home prices and a two-day meeting of the Federal ...

U.S. Durable Orders Rebound in June--Update

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Nick Timiraos WASHINGTON--Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rebounded in June, a sign that capital investment by businesses could boost U.S. economic growth heading into the second half of the year. But shipments of core capital goods, a key gauge ...

UK Data to Show Manufacturing Strength Steady

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Jon Sindreu LONDON--Manufacturing figures Friday, Aug. 1 are set to provide reassurance that the U.K. recovery remained steady in July, economists say. Analysts expect the manufacturing purchasing manager's survey to edge down only slightly to 57.4 from 57.5 in ...

Geopolitical Tensions Weigh on German Economy, Data Suggest

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Todd Buell Geopolitical tensions are weighing on the German economy, suggesting that the country faces growth risks in the third quarter after what was likely a flat a second quarter, data published Friday indicate. The lead indicator of the ...

U.K. Output Rises 0.8% in 2Q, Passing Precrisis Peak

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

LONDON--Britain's economy finally overtook its prerecession peak in the second quarter, official estimates showed Friday, more than six years after a global banking crisis caused a sharp downturn. The Office for National Statistics said the U.K. economy expanded 0.8% in ...

Mexico Registers $424 Million Trade Surplus in June

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Anthony Harrup MEXICO CITY--Mexico registered its fifth-consecutive monthly trade surplus in June, with both exports and imports of goods rising broadly from a year before. The trade surplus of $424 million last month narrowed the deficit for the first ...

U.S. Durable Orders Rose 0.7% in June

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Nick Timiraos and Ben Leubsdorf WASHINGTON--Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rebounded in June, a sign that increased capital investment by businesses could boost U.S. economic growth heading into the second half of the year. Demand for durable goods--products like ...

EU Lines Up Sector-Wide Sanctions on Russia

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

BRUSSELS--European officials Friday put off discussion about imposing sanctions on members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle but pressed ahead with plans to deliver sector-wide economic sanctions on Russia next week, officials said. Ambassadors from the European Union's member states ...

Hong Yuan in Potential Deal to Be Acquired by Shenyin & Wanguo

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

SHANGHAI--China's Hong Yuan Securities Co. on Friday unveiled a proposal to be acquired by larger peer Shenyin & Wanguo Securities Co. in a deal with a potential value of 39.6 billion yuan ($6.4 billion). The proposed tie-up--initiated by Central Huijin ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Nasdaq Futures Looks Weak As Amazon Tumbles

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Stock futures leaned lower, with techs in particular setting up for a weak showing on Friday as Amazon.com Inc. began tumbling in premarket after posting disappointing results. Investors were readying for durable goods ...

U.K. Output Passes Precrisis Peak - Update

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

By Jason Douglas and Nicholas Winning LONDON--Britain's economy finally surpassed its prerecession peak in the second quarter, more than six years after a global banking crisis caused a sharp downturn. The Office for National Statistics said the U.K. economy expanded ...

Japan's Inflation Rate Slows in June

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

TOKYO--Japan's annual inflation rate slowed for a second straight month in June, the government said Friday, likely fueling debate over whether the nation's central bank is too optimistic in predicting it will hit its ambitious price target. Inflation eased in ...

Agricultural Bank of China to Tweak Mortgage Policy

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

BEIJING-- Agricultural Bank of China, one of China's big four state-owned banks, plans to tweak its mortgage policies for first-time home buyers in Shanghai, a move seen as part of the targeted easing approach that Beijing is taking to calibrate ...

German GfK August Consumer Sentiment Rises

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: July 25, 2014

German consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in nearly eight years, survey data from the Nuremberg-based GfK institute showed Friday, although it warned that the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 could still cloud the consumer mood in coming ...