South Korea Inflation at 1.2% in October

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

SEOUL--South Korea's consumer price index rose 1.2% on the year in October, slower than the market expected, official data showed Tuesday. The October reading, below the median 1.4% increase forecast by economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal, came after ...

Elke Schoeppl-Jost Sees 4 Markets to Focus On -- Barron's Asia

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

By Isabella Zhong The MSCI Asia Index has experienced plenty of ups and downs but is flat this year. Elke Schoeppl-Jost expects 2015 to continue to be a volatile year for Asia markets, but Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management's Asia ...

Australia Holds Interest Rates Steady

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

By James Glynn SYDNEY--Australia's central bank left interest rates unchanged at a record low 2.5% Tuesday, once again citing the high Australian dollar as a headwind for growth and pointing to a continuing period of steady rates. There was no ...

China Central Bank Taps ICBC as Yuan Clearing Bank in Doha

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

BEIJING--China's central bank said Tuesday it has appointed Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (1398.HK) as the clearing bank for the yuan in Doha, in its latest efforts to promote the use of the Chinese currency in the Middle ...

Australia Trade Deficit Widens

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

SYDNEY--Australia posted a seasonally adjusted trade deficit of A$2.3 billion in September, compared with analyst estimates of a A$1.8 billion shortfall, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. The deterioration in the trade balance was driven by a 6% jump ...

AstraZeneca Unit to Buy Definiens

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

LONDON--U.K.-listed drug maker AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.LN) said Tuesday its global biologics research and development arm MedImmune has agreed to acquire Definiens, a privately-held company focused on imaging and data analysis technology for $150 million. The acquisition, which includes additional predetermined ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Stoxx 600 In The Red After EU Cuts Growth Outlook

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Bye, bye gains for European stock markets. Most of the region's stock benchmarks went from positive to negative territory on Tuesday after the European Commission slashed its growth outlook for the European Union ...

EU Cuts Germany's 2014 Growth Forecast

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

By Todd Buell FRANKFURT--Germany's economy is expected to stall for the remainder of 2014 before picking up slowly next year, the European Union's executive arm said in a report published Tuesday. The European Commission has joined other public bodies and ...

U.S. Trade Gap Widens on Drop in Exports

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

WASHINGTON--The U.S. trade gap widened in September as exports posted the largest drop since February, a sign of weaker demand for American-made goods that could underscore concerns about a global growth slowdown. The trade deficit rose 7.6% to a seasonally ...

Canada Trade Balance Swings Unexpectedly to Surplus in September

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

By Nirmala Menon OTTAWA--Canada's merchandise trade balance reverted unexpectedly into a surplus in September as exports of cars and trucks to the U.S. bounced back, and imports of energy products shrank the most in nearly six years. The trade balance ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Stoxx 600 Sharply Lower After EU Cuts Growth Outlook

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Farewell, European stock market gains. Most of the region's stock benchmarks went from positive to negative territory on Tuesday after the European Commission slashed its growth outlook for the European Union and the ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Stoxx 600 Sharply Lower After EU Cuts Growth Outlook

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Bye, bye European stock market gains. Most of the region's stock benchmarks went from positive to negative territory on Tuesday after the European Commission slashed its growth outlook for the European Union and ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Trades Flat Against Yen, Euro, Pound

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

By Joseph Adinolfi, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. dollar traded flat against the yen, euro, pound and many of its other rivals Tuesday as investors squared their positions ahead of the week's two main events: Thursday's European Central ...

Elke Schoeppl-Jost Sees 4 Markets to Focus On -- Barron's Asia

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

By Isabella Zhong The MSCI Asia Index has experienced plenty of ups and downs but is flat this year. Elke Schoeppl-Jost expects 2015 to continue to be a volatile year for Asia markets, but Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management's Asia ...

Australia Jobless Rate Higher Than Thought

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

SYDNEY--Australia's statistics bureau unexpectedly raised the country's official unemployment rate, as it scrambled to correct deficiencies in its monthly labor-force survey that had left policy makers unsure of actual job-market conditions. The Australian Bureau of Statistics revised September's jobless number ...

Encana Extends Athlon Energy Tender Offer

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

Canadian natural-gas company Encana Corp. (ECA, ECA.T) extended its tender offer for Texas shale-oil producer Athlon Energy Inc. (ATHL) and amended its merger agreement with Athlon. Encana said the extension is being made in connection with a memorandum of understanding ...

Green Dragon Signs 10-Year Contract To Sell Up to 57.3Bcf of Gas

TODAY: Jan. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 4, 2014

By Alex MacDonald LONDON--Green Dragon Gas Ltd.(GDG.LN) said Tuesday it has signed a long-term contract to sell up to 57.3 billion cubic feet of coal bed methane gas over a 10-year period to a firm jointly owned by Shanxi International ...