Polish Consumer Prices Continue to Decline in January

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Patryk Wasilewski WARSAW--Poland's annual rate of inflation continued to fall for a seventh consecutive month in January, dragged down by lower food prices, official data showed Friday. Consumer prices fell 1.3% in January dropped after a 1.0% decline in ...

CURRENCIES: Rising Global Growth Expectations Threaten Dollar's Rally

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Joseph Adinolfi, MarketWatch Pound trades at highest levels since early January NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The dollar traded flat against its rivals Friday as shifting growth expectations threatened the dollar's seven-month long rally. Recent weakness in U.S. data -- ...

Farmland Values Held Steady in Kansas City Fed District

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Jesse Newman Farmland values remained roughly steady in the fourth quarter in parts of the Midwest, despite diminished crop prices and farm incomes, according to a report Friday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The average price ...

Government Bonds Fall as Global Worries Recede

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Min Zeng U.S. government bond prices fell Friday, set for a second straight weekly loss, as worries over the global economic outlook dialed back. The bond market has also been rattled as strong jobs growth raised anxiety that the ...

U.S. Import Prices Fell 2.8% in January--2nd Update

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Jeffrey Sparshott WASHINGTON--Cheaper oil, a stronger dollar and sluggish global growth are pushing down the price of goods imported into the U.S., keeping overall inflation low and complicating the Federal Reserve's plans to start raising interest rates later this ...

UK Inflation Rate Set to Keep Declining

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Jon Sindreu LONDON--Economists expect data due this coming week to show U.K. inflation continued to slow in January. Median forecasts by analysts polled by The Wall Street Journal see the monthly inflation rate falling to a negative level of ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Sinks For Second Week In A Row

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Joseph Adinolfi, MarketWatch Pound sees weekly gain against buck for first time since Jan. 9 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The ICE U.S. Dollar Index finished lower for the second week in a row Friday as a mixture of weak ...

Mexico Stocks End Mostly Unchanged; Peso Gains on Dollar

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Laurence Iliff MEXICO CITY--Mexican stocks ended mostly unchanged on Friday, while the peso gained ground on the U.S. dollar. The IPC index of the leading 35 stocks added 0.06%, to 43,072 points, on regular volume of 153 million shares ...

Oil Extends Gains, Brent Pushes Toward $60 Mark

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures rose in Asian trade Friday, extending sharp overnight gains, with Brent crude testing the $60 mark on reports of spending cuts by oil companies and a weaker U.S. dollar. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, ...

Eurozone GDP Grew 0.3% in 4th Quarter -- 5th Update

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Stacy Meichtry in Paris and Paul Hannon in London A strong pickup in Germany led an acceleration in eurozone economic growth in the final three months of 2014, but large parts of the currency area were either close to ...

Greek Bailout Program Could Expire, Be Replaced With New One

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

BRUSSELS--The eurozone could allow Greece's bailout program to expire at the end of February and simply replace it with a new program, a senior European Union official said on Friday. "It's not crucial to extend," said the official, who asked ...

India January Trade Deficit at 11-Month Low

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Rajesh Roy NEW DELHI--India's trade deficit narrowed to the lowest in 11 months in January despite weaker exports as declining oil prices helped bring down the country's import bill. The deficit shrank to $8.32 billion from $9.45 billion a ...

U.S. Import Prices Fall 2.8% in January

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

WASHINGTON--Prices of imported goods posted their biggest drop in six years in January, more evidence plunging oil prices have tamped down inflation in the U.S. Import prices fell 2.8% from December, the Labor Department said Friday, the biggest decrease since ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: S&P 500 Hits All-time Intraday Record

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Dow above 18,000 for the first time in 2015 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks are climbing, with modest gains sending the S&P; 500 into record territory, while the Dow industrials traded above ...

EU Opens Probe into Siemens Purchase of Dresser-Rand

TODAY: April 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Feb. 13, 2015

BRUSSELS--European Union competition authorities said Friday they were opening an in-depth probe into Siemens AG's purchase of U.S. firm Dresser-Rand, raising concerns the transaction could squeeze the number of suppliers in several markets. EU authorities said both companies provide turbo ...