U.S. Corn, Soybeans Advance Amid Weaker Dollar, Short-Covering

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Jesse Newman CHICAGO--U.S. corn and soybean futures climbed Tuesday due to hopes for increased demand, technical buying and a softer U.S. dollar. Meanwhile, wheat slid. Soybean prices rose, buoyed in part by the release Monday of the U.S. Environmental ...

U.S. 10-Year Yield Falls to 1-Month Low on U.S. Data

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Min Zeng Investors scooped up haven U.S. government debt, sending the yield on the benchmark 10-year note to a one-month low, after a gauge of the U.S. manufacturing sector slipped into contraction. The disappointing report adds to debate in ...

Air Products Won't Pursue Airgas Bid

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. said Tuesday that it won't seek to break up Airgas Inc.'s $10.3 billion pact to sell itself to France's Air Liquide SA. Air Products Chief Executive Seifi Ghasemi said at a conference that the company ...

Gasoline for January Delivery Surges; Oil Moves Little

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Timothy Puko Gasoline for January delivery surged as it became the front-month contract Tuesday, boosted by new ethanol requirements that have traders betting prices may rise, analysts and brokers said. While front-month gasoline was nearly unchanged, the January contract ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Falls On Weak Data, Dovish Fed Talk

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Ellie Ismailidou, MarketWatch , Hiroyuki Kachi Loonie drops after Canadian GDP data The U.S. dollar edged lower against major rivals Tuesday, falling from a seven-month high against the euro, following weak U.S. manufacturing data and dovish comments from Federal ...

Gold Slips as Stronger Stocks, ECB Worries Weigh

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Tatyana Shumsky Gold prices slipped on Tuesday as gains in equities and the anticipation of further stimulus efforts in Europe lessened investor appetite for the store-of-value metal. The most actively traded gold-futures contract, for February delivery, settled down $1.80, ...

Analysts Expect Crude-Oil Stocks to Decline in Weekly EIA Report

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Timothy Puko U.S. crude-oil stocks are expected to decrease in data due Wednesday from the Department of Energy, according to a survey of analysts by The Wall Street Journal. Estimates from 10 analysts surveyed showed that U.S. oil inventories ...

Canadian Oil Sands' 'Poison Pill' Plan Upheld by Regulator

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Chester Dawson CALGARY, Alberta--The chief securities regulator in Alberta on Monday partially upheld a "poison pill" plan adopted by Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., complicating a hostile takeover bid for the company by Suncor Energy Inc., Canada's largest oil producer. ...

Lear Takes Step Into Autonomous-Vehicle Systems

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

Lear Corp. is moving into autonomous-vehicle systems with the acquisition of a small Michigan software company, the latest maneuver the auto supplier has taken to expand from making traditional car parts to making bets on technology that could disrupt the ...

China Nov Caixin Final Manufacturing PMI 48.6 Vs 48.3 in Oct

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

BEIJING--The Caixin China manufacturing purchasing managers' index, a private gauge of nationwide factory activity, rose to 48.6 in November from 48.3 in October, Caixin Media Co. and research firm Markit said Tuesday. A reading below 50 indicates a contraction in ...

Australian Home-Building Approvals Rise Unexpectedly

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By James Glynn SYDNEY--The number of Australian home-building permits unexpectedly rose by 3.9% in October from September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expected a fall of 2.0%. The number of approvals ...

Asian Shares Rise on Stimulus Hopes -- 3rd Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Chao Deng Shares in Hong Kong led a rally across most of Asia Tuesday, on expectations for more stimulus from Chinese authorities, specifically in the property sector. The gains follow fresh readings on China's economy, which showed further signs ...

India's Central Bank Leaves Key Interest Rate Unchanged -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Gabriele Parussini MUMBAI--India's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at a four-year low Tuesday, after delivering four cuts since January to aid growth in Asia's third-largest economy. At his 14th rate-setting meeting since taking over the top ...

RBA Keeps Rates at Record-Low 2%

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

SYDNEY?Australia's central bank kept interest rates at a record-low 2.0% on Tuesday rather than cutting them to nurse a fragile economy. Economists had widely expected the decision after Reserve Bank of Australia Gov. Glenn Stevens told a conference of economists ...

China Sees No Need for Yuan Depreciation After IMF Move

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

BEIJING?China will keep its currency at a "reasonable" level and sees no need for depreciation, a top central-bank official said. The comments from People's Bank of China Vice Governor Yi Gang came hours after the International Monetary Fund added China's ...

India's Central Bank Leaves Key Interest Rate Unchanged

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Gabriele Parussini MUMBAI--India's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at a four-year low Tuesday, after delivering four cuts since January to boost growth in Asia's third-largest economy. At his 14th rate-setting meeting since taking over the top ...

Thailand's Consumer Prices Fall for 11th Straight Month in Nov

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol BANGKOK--Thailand's consumer prices fell for the 11th straight month in November and are unlikely to reverse course this year, the Commerce Ministry said Tuesday. The Thai headline consumer price index fell 0.97% from a year ago, accelerating ...

China Sees No Need for Yuan Depreciation After IMF Move -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 10, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 1, 2015

By Lingling Wei BEIJING--China's commitment to a freer yuan faces immediate tests, as slowing growth puts pressure on its central bank to weaken the currency. The People's Bank of China on Tuesday again pledged to keep the yuan largely stable ...