Sweden April CPI +0.4% On Month

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

The following is a press release from Statistiska Centralbyran, or SCB, the Sweden central government authority for official statistics. STOCKHOLM--The inflation rate was 0.0% in April 2014, up from -0.6% in March 2014. The Swedish Consumer Price Index ...

Pfizer Inc Replacement: Possible offer for -2-

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror ...

ICSC/Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales Fall in Latest Week

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Michael Calia The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs Retail Chain Store Sales Index fell 0.1% in the week ended Saturday from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted, comparable-store basis. On a year-to-year basis, the ...

NFIB: Small-Business Optimism Rises to Post-Recession High

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Cynthia Lin Optimism among small-business owners in April grew to its highest level since the financial crisis sent the U.S. into recession more than five years ago, according to a report released Tuesday. The National Federation of Independent ...

Dollar Pares Gains After U.S. Retail Sales Disappoint

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By James Ramage The dollar pared gains against most major currencies Tuesday after an increase in U.S. retail sales came in below expectations. The euro traded down 0.3% against the dollar at $1.3725, compared with $1.3707 ...

U.S. Import Prices Fell 0.4% in April

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Ben Leubsdorf and Jonathan House WASHINGTON--Prices for imported goods fell in April, the latest evidence of stubbornly weak inflation across the U.S. economy. U.S. import prices fell 0.4% from the prior month, the Labor Department said ...

Lacker Says Fed Should Limit Emergency Lending

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

NEW YORK--Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said Tuesday the U.S. central bank should limit the scope of its emergency lending activities. The best profile for the Fed when it comes to aiding the financial sector in ...

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

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. stock market closed marginally higher on Tuesday, after retreating from intraday highs set in early morning trade. The benchmark S&P; 500 traded in a narrow range the entire session ...

CURRENCIES: Euro Falls To More-than Five-week Low

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The dollar rose against the euro Tuesday after a survey showed German investor confidence slumped in May and reports indicated Germany's central bank would back further stimulus from the European Central Bank ...

BOND REPORT: Treasurys Jump On Soft Retail Sales Data

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasurys prices jumped Tuesday, sending yields lower after a report on U.S. retail sales missed Wall Street expectations, restraining the outlook on one of the key drivers of economic growth. Retail sales ...

IMF Chief Warns That Low Inflation Poses Risk to Global Economy

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

BERLIN--The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that inflation rates in the euro zone and other leading economies are too low and pose a risk in the outlook for the global economy. The comments highlight growing concern as ...

Brit to Acquire QBE's Lloyd's Aviation Business

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

LONDON--Insurance company Brit PLC (BRIT.LN) Tuesday reported a rise in gross written premiums for the first quarter, and said that it has signed a agreement with QBE Underwriting Limited to acquire the renewal rights to their London-based dedicated Lloyd ...

Australia House Prices Rise in the 1st Quarter

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

SYDNEY--Australian capital city house prices rose 1.7% in the first quarter from the immediately prior quarter. It was the smallest quarterly gain in a year, in a nascent sign some of the heat may be coming out recent strong ...

Japan to Sell Inflation-Linked Bonds to Individuals

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

TOKYO--Japan will allow individuals to own inflation-linked bonds from next year in response to growing demand for protection against rising prices as the Bank of Japan continues its ultra-easy monetary policy, the government said Tuesday. The move is also meant ...

SocGen Pledges to Revive Growth, Helped by Russia

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Noemie Bisserbe PARIS--French bank Societe Generale SA pledged Tuesday to lift profit over the next three years, saying Russia will be among the main growth drivers. The Paris-based lender, France's third-largest listed bank, said it expected a 3 ...

Pfizer Eager for AstraZeneca Backing

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

Pfizer Inc. on Tuesday indicated that it was willing to alter the terms and structure of its proposed $106 billion takeover of AstraZeneca PLC to win approval for the deal from the U.K. company's board. Pfizer said "constructive ...

European Stocks Continue to Climb

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Josie Cox European stocks continued to climb in early trade Tuesday, mirroring strong gains in the U.S., where indexes struck new record highs in the previous session, despite a new round of Russian sanctions. The U.K.'s ...

Pfizer Eager for AstraZeneca Approval -- Update

TODAY: Sept. 22, 2014 PUB DATE: May 13, 2014

By Ian Walker LONDON-- Pfizer Inc. on Tuesday indicated that it was willing to alter the terms and structure of its proposed $106 billion takeover of AstraZeneca PLC to win approval for the deal from the U.K. company's ...