BOND REPORT: 10-year Treasury Yield Plunges To Six-month Low

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices rallied Wednesday along with global sovereign bonds, sending the benchmark U.S. yield to a six-month low as investors reacted to dovish monetary policy signals from the European Central Bank and ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Fall; Dow Breaks 5-day Win Streak

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market closed broadly lower on Wednesday, as investors turned cautious amid a selloff of small and high-growth companies. The benchmark S&P; 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated ...

BOND REPORT: 10-year Treasury Yield Plunges To Six-month Low

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices rallied Wednesday along with global sovereign bonds, sending the benchmark U.S. yield to a six-month low as investors reacted to low-rate monetary policy signals from the European Central Bank and ...

U.S. Mortgage Application Volume Up

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

The average number of mortgage applications last week rose 3.6% as interest rates generally continued to decline, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. MBA said purchase applications rose less than 1% unadjusted over the week, but were 12% lower ...

U.S. Stock Futures Hold Losses After PPI

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 14, 2014

By Tomi Kilgore U.S. stock futures held slight losses through the release of wholesale inflation data, which rose more than expected. About 55 minutes ahead of the open, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures declined 19 points, or 0.1 ...

A Few Health Insurers to Cut Rates in 2015

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Louise Radnofsky An insurer in Washington state selling plans under the Affordable Care Act is proposing to lower customers' health premiums next year in what appears to be one of the first such decreases proposed for 2015. The proposal ...

U.S. Treasury's Lew Urges China to Move on Yuan

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

BEIJING--U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Tuesday called on China to move ahead with market-based yuan exchange-rate reform. "It is important that China moves to a market-determined exchange rate," Mr. Lew said in a meeting with China's Vice ...

Australian Housing Finance Falls in March

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By James Glynn SYDNEY--The number of Australian home-loan approvals fell a seasonally adjusted 0.9% in March from February, the Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. Economists surveyed ahead of the announcement had expected a fall of 1.5%. The value ...

CEZ First-Quarter Earnings Below Expectations on Lower Power Prices

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Sean Carney PRAGUE--Czech power company CEZ AS (BAACEZ.PR) said Tuesday that first-quarter net profit tumbled 44% as annual declines in both electricity prices and production volumes, and regulatory challenges in South East Europe, weighed on earnings. The 70 ...

ASIA MARKETS: Asia Stocks Mostly Higher After China Data

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Laura He and Michael Kitchen, MarketWatch HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Asia stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, tracking overnight gains in the U.S., while Shanghai markets slipped as China's April economic data slightly missed expectations. Japanese stocks led ...

ASIA MARKETS: Asia Stocks Mostly Higher After China Data

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Laura He and Michael Kitchen, MarketWatch HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Asia stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, tracking overnight gains in the U.S., while Shanghai markets slipped as China's April economic data slightly missed expectations. Japanese stocks led ...

OECD Indicators Point to China Slowdown

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

Growth will continue to slow in large developing economies such as China over the coming months, but will be steady in most developed economies, according to leading indicators published Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The leading ...

AstraZeneca PLC STATEMENT REGARDING PFIZER ANNOUNCEMENT

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

TIDMAZN TIDMPFZ RNS Number : 9688G AstraZeneca PLC 13 May 2014 NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION STATEMENT REGARDING PFIZER ANNOUNCEMENT The Board ...

German ZEW Investor Confidence Falls in May

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Brian Blackstone FRANKFURT-Investor confidence in Germany fell for the fifth month in a row in May, a closely watched survey released Tuesday showed. The ZEW sentiment survey showed the indicator for economic expectations fell to 33.1 from 43 ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Edge Higher; S&P 500, Dow At Record

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks built on gains on Tuesday, sending the benchmark S&P; 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to intraday highs, as investors appeared to shrug off soft retail sales numbers in ...

Renewed Row Between Croatia, MOL May Push INA Deal Further Away

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Veronika Gulyas BUDAPEST--Another spat between Croatia and Hungary's MOL Central Europe's largest oil and gas firm MOL Nyrt (MOL.BU) suggests any agreement on Croatian refinery INA may be even more distant. On Monday, Croatian Economy Minister ...

California Governor's Revised Budget Calls for Record Spending

TODAY: Sept. 21, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday released a state budget that includes record-high spending as part of a plan that shows California government awash in tax revenue. The revised budget projects $107.7 billion in spending from the general ...