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 ...

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 posted a mixed performance Monday as investors awaited economic data, including the June jobs report later this week, leaving major indexes on track for the biggest ...

Dollar Falls as Gloomy View of U.S. Growth Continues

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

By James Ramage Falling bond yields and a negative outlook on U.S. economic growth dragged down the dollar Monday in a holiday-shortened week full of market-moving events. The dollar fell to its lowest level since May 21 against both the ...

US Wholesale Trade-STATS-Historical

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

Seasonally adjusted sales and inventories in millions of dollars. R denotes revision. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. -TOTAL SALES- -TOTAL INVENTORIES- -INVTY/ Mo Ago Yr Ago Mo Ago Yr Ago SALES- Level % chg % chg : Level % chg % ...

Chicago PMI Eases Back, But Still Indicates Expansion

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

A closely watched gauge of economic activity in the manufacturing-heavy Midwest slipped a bit, but still signals growth. The Chicago Business Barometer, commonly referred to as the Chicago PMI, came in at 62.6 in June after hitting a seven-month high ...

China to Set Yuan Clearing Banks in Luxembourg, Paris

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

In its continued push to make the yuan a global currency, China's central bank said Sunday it plans to designate clearing banks for its currency in Paris and Luxembourg, as the two financial centers battle with London to become the ...

BOND REPORT: 10-year Treasurys Eye Best First Half Since 2010

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

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices swung higher Monday after reports on housing and business conditions, putting benchmark yields on track for the biggest first-half drop in four years. The 10-year Treasury note (10_YEAR) yield, which ...

Chicago PMI Eases Back, But Still Indicates Expansion

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

A closely watched gauge of economic activity in the manufacturing-heavy Midwest slipped a bit, but still signals growth. The Chicago Business Barometer, commonly referred to as the Chicago PMI, came in at 62.6 in June after hitting a seven-month high ...

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

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

By Anora Mahmudova and William L. Watts, 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 ...

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 ...

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

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

By Anora Mahmudova and William L. Watts, 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 ...

French Debt Reaches 93.6% of GDP in First Quarter

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

By William Horobin PARIS--France's public debt rose 45.5 billion euros ($61.0 billion) in the first quarter of 2014 bringing the country's total public debt to 93.6% of economic output, statistics agency Insee said Monday. Public debt in the euro zone's ...

Europe Stocks Edge Higher as Markets Await Inflation Data

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

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks climbed on the final trading day of the first half of the year, with euro-zone inflation data likely to prove the key focus. The Stoxx Europe 600 was 0.3% higher in early trade, reversing part ...

China FX Regulator Bracing for End of QE

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

BEIJING--China's foreign exchange regulator said Monday it was preparing to deal with the possibility of excessive capital flows as the U.S. withdraws from its quantitative easing program. "We'll closely watch risks from the U.S. exit from QE to prevent any ...

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 edged into positive territory Monday as investors awaited economic data, including the June jobs report, later this week, leaving major indexes on track for the biggest ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Set For Quarterly Losses Vs. Pound, Yen, Kiwi

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

By Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The dollar on Monday was on track to post second-quarter losses against nearly all major rivals, with the exception of the euro. The ICE dollar index (DXY), which pits the greenback against ...

China Housing Prices Fall for Second-Straight Month

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

By Esther Fung 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 ...

India May Infrastructure Output -- Table of Data

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

Following is a breakdown of India's infrastructure output: Sector Weight Period May April May Apr-May Apr-May 2014 2014 2013 2014-15 2013-14 Coal 4.38 +5.5% +3.3% -3.3% +4.4% -1.1% Crude Oil 5.22 -0.3% -0.1% -2.5% -0.2% -1.8% Natural Gas 1.71 -2.2% ...