European Stocks Plunge -- 3rd Update

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 9, 2014

By Josie Cox European stock markets plunged deep into the red Tuesday, roiled by economic growth fears in Asia, political uncertainty in Greece and the tumbling price of oil still battering shares in energy companies. By midafternoon, the Stoxx Europe ...

Bank of Russia Seen Raising Rates Again to Stabilize Ruble

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 9, 2014

MOSCOW--The Bank of Russia is widely expected to raise interest rates for the fifth time this year when its monetary policy committee meets on Thursday, in its latest effort to stem the fall in the ruble. But traders and analysts ...

ASR/WSJ Global NewsFlow Index Drops to 54.2 in November, 17-Month Low

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 9, 2014

By Kathleen Madigan A measure of global economic conditions fell further in November, and talk about monetary policy turned decidedly more accommodative last month. The Absolute Strategy Research/Wall Street Journal global newsflow composite index declined to 54.2 last month from ...

Will Wildcatter's 'Naked' Gamble on Oil Prices Pay Off?

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 9, 2014

By Erin Ailworth, Gregory Zuckerman and Daniel Gilbert Harold Hamm's willingness to make risky bets helped him build Continental Resources Inc. into the one of the biggest oil producers in North Dakota's Bakken Shale and a symbol of the U.S. ...

ISM: Businesses See Revenues, Jobs Growing in 2015 -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 9, 2014

By Kathleen Madigan The U.S. expansion is expected to strengthen in 2015, according to surveys released Tuesday by the Institute for Supply Management. The semiannual forecasts of manufacturing and non-manufacturing supply executives show revenues, capital investment and employment are expected ...

Tim Hortons' Shareholders Approve Burger King Takeover

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 9, 2014

By Carolyn King TORONTO-- Tim Hortons Inc. said Tuesday that shareholders approved its proposed tie-up with Burger King Worldwide Inc. and said the merged corporate entity will go by the name Restaurant Brands International. Shareholder approval was one of the ...

Thirty-Year Mortgage Rate Eases in Latest Week -- Zillow

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 9, 2014

By Tess Stynes Real-estate website Zillow Inc. (Z) said its real-time rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages edged down for the latest week to mark the 10th straight week below 4%. The 30-year fixed-mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages, which tracks mortgages ...

Japan Jul-Sep Revised Annualized GDP -1.9%

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2014

TOKYO--Japan's economy contracted for the second straight quarter in the July to September period, revised data released Monday showed, serving as a bitter reminder to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the nation's economy remains in the woods two years after ...

BOE Survey Points to Muted Rate Rise Impact

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2014

LONDON--A critical question for central banks contemplating a rise in interest rates is what effect that might have on consumer spending and the wider economy. A new study published by the Bank of England Monday suggests that a gradual rise ...

China Trade Data Miss Forecasts

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2014

BEIJING--China's exports rose 4.7% in November from a year earlier, data from the General Administration of Customs showed Monday. This was down from an 11.6% rise in October and below the median forecast of 8% growth from 16 economists surveyed ...

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain Acquisition

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2014

TIDMCOD RNS Number : 0776Z Compagnie de Saint-Gobain 08 December 2014 December 8, 2014 Saint-Gobain accelerates the roll-out of its strategy and announces the plan to acquire a controlling interest in Sika and to launch a competitive process for the ...

South African Rand Hurt by Current-Account Deficit -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2014

By Patrick McGroarty PRETORIA, South Africa--South Africa's rand dropped to a six-year low on Monday after government data showed that weak oil prices haven't helped the energy-importing nation narrow its wide current-account deficit as much as economists had hoped. The ...

Netherlands Growth Prospects Remain Subdued -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2014

By Maarten van Tartwijk AMSTERDAM--The Dutch Central Bank on Monday said the Netherlands is emerging from a lengthy economic crisis but that growth prospects remain subdued as a result of a weakening global economy. The central bank said it expects ...

ECB's Nowotny Warns on Falling Inflation, Growth

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2014

FRANKFURT--A top European Central Bank official warned on Monday that inflation will likely to continue to fall in the eurozone in the first quarter of next year amid a prolonged slowdown in economic growth in the single currency area. "For ...

German Industrial Output Expands Less Than Expected in October

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2014

By Emese Bartha FRANKFURT--Germany's industrial output expanded less than expected in October, raising concerns about fourth-quarter growth in Europe's largest economy. Data released on Monday by the Ministry of Economy showed industrial output rose by 0.2% on the month in ...

U.S. Trade-Historical

TODAY: Feb. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2014

Seasonally adjusted data in billions of dollars. R denotes revised. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce. Month Balance Exports Imports -2014 (YTD)- -423,517 1,950,299 2,373,817 Dec 14 Nov 14 Oct 14 -43,432 197,537 240,970 Sep 14 -43,603R 195,232R 238,835R Aug 14 ...