Dollar up Against Yen on Dip Buying

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar was higher against the yen in Asian trade Tuesday, with dip buying pushing up the greenback from a one-month low that it saw earlier in the session. An increase in risk aversion in the wake ...

Oil Continues to Slide, WTI Hovers Around $85 a Barrel

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures tumbled again in Asian trade Tuesday after posting new lows for the year in overnight trade. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in November traded at $85.07 a barrel ...

French Consumer Prices Fall in September From August

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By William Horobin PARIS--French consumer prices fell further than expected in September, adding to concerns over persistently low inflation in the eurozone. Consumer prices in the eurozone's second-largest economy fell 0.4% in September from August and were 0.3% higher than ...

Ruble Slips Lower On Weak Oil Price -- Update

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By Andrey Ostroukh And Olga Razumovskaya MOSCOW--The Russian ruble fell to record lows Tuesday as weak oil prices, stuck below $90 per barrel without showing signs of recovery, bode ill for Russia's energy-export dependent economy. The ruble, which has lost ...

NFIB: September Small-Business Optimism Index Drops to 95.3

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By Kathleen Madigan Small-business owners remained wary about economic conditions in September, according to a report released Tuesday. The National Federation of Independent Business's small-business optimism index fell to 95.3 in September from 96.1 in August. In May, the index ...

India's Wholesale Inflation at 5-Year Low

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

NEW DELHI--India's wholesale inflation eased to a fresh five-year low in September thanks to a broad-based decline in prices, providing more evidence that price pressures in the economy are trending down. The wholesale price index rose 2.38% from a year ...

ICSC/Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales Edge Down in Latest Week

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By Tess Stynes The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs Retail Chain Store Sales Index eased 0.7% in the week ended Saturday from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted, comparable-store basis. "Business over the past week was ...

German Bonds Surge to Record Levels -- 3rd Update

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington German government bonds surged to their strongest level on record and U.S. Treasury bonds soared on Tuesday, with investors fleeing to the safety of high-grade debt amid further signs that the economic recovery in the eurozone has ...

Ruble Slips Lower On Weak Oil Price -- Update

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By Andrey Ostroukh And Olga Razumovskaya MOSCOW--The Russian ruble fell to record lows Tuesday as weak oil prices, stuck below $90 per barrel without showing signs of recovery, bode ill for Russia's energy-export dependent economy. The ruble, which has lost ...

Market Volatility Highest Since 2012

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By Josie Cox The CBOE Volatility Index, commonly considered a fear gauge of financial markets, has risen to its highest level since the thick of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, on a cocktail of worries ranging from faltering global growth ...

Singapore 3Q GDP +1.2% On Qtr, Adjusted, Annualized

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By Jake Maxwell Watts SINGAPORE--Singapore's economy grew in the third quarter, reversing a contraction in the preceding quarter due to gains in the biomedical manufacturing and electronics clusters. Gross domestic product for the three months to the end of September ...

Germany Slashes Growth Forecasts

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

BERLIN--Germany slashed its growth forecasts for this year and next, citing a weak global economy amid a series of international crises, in a step that follows a slew of poor data for Europe's biggest economy. The economics ministry cut its ...

European Stocks Under Renewed Pressure

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks came under renewed pressure Tuesday, dragged down by a late dive on Wall Street. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was 0.4% lower in early trade. The fresh declines came after Monday's stabilization of markets proved ...

U.S. Scores Win in Poultry-Trade Case With India

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 14, 2014

By William Mauldin The U.S. claimed a victory for its poultry producers Tuesday in a trade case involving India's restrictions on U.S. meat over bird-flu concerns. The World Trade Organization sided with Washington in the 2012 case, brought after India ...

IFM Eyes Bid for Stake in Vienna Airport Operator

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 13, 2014

VIENNA-IFM Global Infrastructure Fund intends to make an offer for a minority stake in Flughafen Wien AG (VIEV.VI), the operator of Vienna International airport, the latter said Monday. The public voluntary offer will be for a non-controlling minority stake of ...

Sweden Sees Bigger Budget Deficit

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 13, 2014

STOCKHOLM--Sweden's new finance minister Monday painted a bleaker picture of public finances than her predecessor, saying it will take longer than previously thought to bring the country's budget back into balance. Less than two weeks into the job, Magdalena Andersson ...

De La Rue Signs Bank of England Banknote Printing Contract

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 13, 2014

By Rory Gallivan LONDON--De La Rue PLC (DLAR.LN) Monday said it had signed a new 10-year contract with the Bank of England to print its sterling banknotes, without disclosing financial details. The confirmation comes after the central bank announced that ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Flip-flop After Brutal Losses

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 13, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market wavered between gains and losses in early trading on Monday, following a volatile week of trading triggered by global economic growth concerns. Afteropening higher, stocks ...

New Zealand's September Food Price Index 0.8% Vs August

TODAY: Jan. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 13, 2014

By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON--New Zealand's food-price index rose 0.8% on the month in September while they fell 0.1% on year, Statistics New Zealand said Monday. "Lower food prices in September came from seasonally cheaper vegetables, partly countered by a rise ...