China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

Tuesday, December 8 2015 Natural Rubber Turnover: 840,186 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest Jan-16 11,470 11,495 11,330 11,420 11,400 20 27,778 64,410 Mar-16 10,250 10,265 10,250 10,260 10,350 -90 6 180 Apr-16 10,305 10,415 ...

South Korea to Sell Sovereign Bonds in China

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

BEIJING?China's central bank said the South Korean government has registered to issue 3 billion yuan ($467.7 million) worth of sovereign bonds in the nation's interbank market. The People's Bank of China said in a brief statement on its website that ...

Eurozone Growth Driven by Household Spending, Stock Buildup

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

Economic growth in the eurozone was led by household spending and a buildup in stocks during the three months through September, while a rise in imports slowed the expansion. The European Union's statistics agency Tuesday confirmed the combined gross domestic ...

Brent Crude Dips Below $40 a Barrel

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

By Nicole Friedman and Kevin Baxter Oil prices continued sliding Tuesday, with Brent, the global benchmark, briefly falling below $40 a barrel for the first time since February 2009. Oil prices have plunged in the past year as producers including ...

Anglo Sees Credit-Rating Risk, No Need For New Funds

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

By Alex MacDonald LONDON-- Anglo American PLC has acknowledged that its credit status could be downgraded to junk amid the current slump in commodities prices, but wouldn't be drawn on whether it might issue new shares to shore up its ...

Canada Building Permits Rise 9.1% in October - Update

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Canadian building permits unexpectedly surged in October, largely due to a one-time event in Alberta as contractors in the province rushed to get permits before new construction regulations took effect. The overall value of building permits issued ...

Oil Prices Rise But More Pain Is Expected

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

By Kevin Baxter Oil prices rose Tuesday, moving off the seven-year lows reached in the previous session, but most analysts expect more pain this week with Brent, the global benchmark, in danger of falling below $40 a barrel. In morning ...

Canadian Housing Starts Rise 7.2% in November

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

By Judy McKinnon TORONTO--Housing starts in Canada rose 7.2% to an annual rate of 211,916 units in November, fueled by strong gains in the multiple-unit segment, the country's main housing agency said Tuesday. November's result came in ahead of the ...

AB InBev Defends SABMiller Buy to Senate

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV Chief Executive Carlos Brito defended the company's acquisition of SABMiller PLC before a skeptical Senate subcommittee that raised concerns the combination would hurt the nation's fast-growing craft beer industry and limit American beer drinkers' choices. The hearing ...

AB InBev Defends SABMiller Buy to Senate

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

By Tripp Mickle Anheuser-Busch InBev NV Chief Executive Carlos Brito defended the company's acquisition of SABMiller PLC before a skeptical Senate subcommittee that raised concerns the combination would hurt the nation's fast-growing craft beer industry and limit American beer drinkers' ...

LightSquared and Deere Settle GPS Spectrum Lawsuit

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

LightSquared and Deere & Co. have settled a long-running legal fight over whether the wireless venture's Global Positioning System network interfered with global receivers made by the farm-equipment manufacturer. The new LightSquared, which emerged from bankruptcy Monday after 3 1/2 ...

MasterCard Plans $4 Billion Stock Buyback, Raises Dividend

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

MasterCard Inc. said its board authorized the repurchase of an additional $4 billion of the payment-card network's shares and raised the quarterly dividend by 19%. The company said the new stock repurchase plan will take effect when its previous $3.75 ...

Connecticut Grapples With $350 Million Budget Gap

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

By Joseph De Avila Connecticut lawmakers had hoped to produce a bipartisan plan to cut spending by $350 million to close a gap in the state budget, but Democrats ultimately will head into a special legislative session Tuesday without Republican ...

China Forex Reserves Fall to Lowest Level in More Than Two Years

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

BEIJING--China's foreign-exchange hoard fell in November to its lowest level in more than two years, reigniting concerns about Beijing's ability to stem the outflow of capital from the world's second-largest economy. The decline followed a short-lived recovery in October and ...

China Forex Reserves Fall to Lowest Level in More Than Two Years

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

BEIJING--China's foreign-exchange hoard fell in November to its lowest level in more than two years, reigniting concerns about Beijing's ability to stem the outflow of capital from the world's second-largest economy. The decline followed a short-lived recovery in October and ...

USDA Expected to Raise Grain Stockpiles Forecast

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

By Jesse Newman The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected to raise estimates for domestic grain inventories next year amid weak demand for corn and wheat crops, according to analysts. The USDA will likely peg corn stockpiles at the end ...

Correction to Canada Sets in Motion Tax-Cut Plan Story

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

"Canada Sets in Motion Tax-Cut Plan for Middle-Income Earners" at 6:29 p.m. ET misstated a figure in U.S. dollars. Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the tax revamp would cost federal coffers roughly 1.2 billion Canadian dollars ($888 million) a year ...

Connecticut Grapples With $350 Million Budget Gap

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

By Joseph De Avila Connecticut lawmakers had hoped to produce a bipartisan plan to cut spending by $350 million to close a gap in the state budget, but Democrats ultimately will head into a special legislative session Tuesday without Republican ...

China Forex Reserves Fall to Lowest Level in More Than Two Years

TODAY: Feb. 8, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 8, 2015

BEIJING--China's foreign-exchange hoard fell in November to its lowest level in more than two years, reigniting concerns about Beijing's ability to stem the outflow of capital from the world's second-largest economy. The decline followed a short-lived recovery in October and ...