China Housing Prices Fall

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

SHANGHAI--China's housing prices fell in June for the second straight month, as property developers cut prices to stoke sales amid a housing-supply glut in many cities. Many home buyers have stayed on the sidelines in anticipation of further price cuts, ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Stock Market Aims For Fifth Monthly Gain

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By William L. Watts and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks traded near unchanged in early activity Monday as investors awaited economic data, leaving major indexes on track for the biggest second-quarter gains since 2009. The S&P; ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Index Falls To Five-week Low

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The dollar on Friday posted weekly losses against major rivals, with a popular gauge of the currency's strength falling to its lowest level in more than five weeks. The ICE dollar index ...

UK Lending Rises in May

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

LONDON--Lending to British households and businesses rose in May, a sign the U.K.'s economic recovery is set to continue. The Bank of England said banks lent 2 billion pounds ($3.41 billion) to homebuyers in May, net of repayments, the highest ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Posts Quarterly Losses Vs. Pound, Yen

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Joseph Adinolfi and Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The dollar on Monday posted second-quarter losses against nearly all major rivals, with the exception of the euro. The ICE dollar index (DXY), which pits the greenback against six ...

Canadian Bonds Higher, Boosted by Soft GDP Data, U.S. Market Gains

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Don Curren TORONTO--Canadian bonds ended higher Monday, bolstered by a solid tone in the U.S. Treasury market and a weaker-than-expected domestic growth report for April. Canadian bond trading closed at 1:00 p.m. EDT today in advance of the Canada ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End Strong Quarter On Sour Note

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By William L. Watts and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks ended June and the second quarter higher, even as the broader market closed marginally lower on Monday. The S&P; 500 recorded the fifth consecutive month of ...

Russia Returns to Local Bond Market

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Alexander Kolyandr MOSCOW--Russia's finance ministry said Monday that it plans to raise 140 billion rubles ($4.1 billion) from the local bond market in the third quarter of 2014, almost two and a half times more than in the second ...

Puma Buys InterOil's New Guinea Downstream Assets

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

SINGAPORE--Puma Energy has bought InterOil Corp.'s (IOC) downstream fuel-refining and marketing businesses in Papua New Guinea for $525.6 million, as the Singapore-based firm seeks to expand in regions with growing fuel demand. The deal is Puma Energy's first investment in ...

Singapore May Bank Loans S$597.5 Billion Vs S$591 Billion Month Earlier

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

SINGAPORE--The Monetary Authority of Singapore Monday released the following provisional bank lending data for May 2014: May Year Earlier April Total S$597.5 Bln S$528.8 Bln S$591.0 Bln Housing/Bridge S$170.7 Bln S$158.7 Bln S$169.5 Bln Professionals S$8.4 Bln S$6.2 Bln S$8.3 ...

Correction to Oil Futures Story

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

"Oil Futures Ease but Brent Remains in $105-$110 Trading Range" at 0546 GMT misstated the trading range in the headline. It should be $110-$115 not $105-$110. (END) Dow Jones Newswires June 30, 2014 02:04 ET (06:04 GMT) Copyright (c) 2014 ...

Economists Reduce Again View for Brazil's Economic Expansion -- Survey

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Rogerio Jelmayer SAO PAULO--Economists reduced once again their economic expansion forecasts for Brazil for this year and next in light of tepid economic activity, according to a weekly central-bank survey published Monday. The survey's 100 respondents reduced their estimates ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: S&P 500 On Track For 6th Straight Quarterly Gain

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By William L. Watts and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks hovered near the flatline on Monday as investors awaited economic data, including the June jobs report, later this week, leaving major indexes on track for the ...

Oil Futures Continue Slide But Post Quarterly Gain

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Nicole Friedman NEW YORK--Oil futures weakened for a third straight session Monday on increased confidence that unrest in Iraq would not interrupt the country's oil exports. Light, sweet crude for August delivery settled down 37 cents, or 0.4%, at ...

Canada Monthly GDP Grows Weaker-than-Expected 0.1% in April

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Nirmala Menon OTTAWA--The Canadian economy kicked off the second quarter on a weaker-than-expected note as gains in wholesale and retail trade and manufacturing were offset by declines in energy and construction. Gross domestic product, the sum total of goods ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Europe Stocks Fall; BNP Wavers On Settlement Report

TODAY: Oct. 25, 2014 PUB DATE: June 30, 2014

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stocks slipped Monday following a slower-than-expected pace of inflation in the euro zone, while shares of BNP Paribas SA seesawed ahead of an expected multibillion dollar settlement with U.S. authorities. The Stoxx ...