Brent Crude Stuck at Four-Year Lows

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

Brent crude held at four-year lows on Friday as supplies are plentiful and the outlook for demand in Europe and China remains worrisome. However, it remained firmly below $80 a barrel Friday morning, at levels last seen in September 2010. ...

Polish Economy Grows 3.3% in Annual Terms in 3Q, Above Forecast

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Patryk Wasilewski WARSAW--Polish economic growth slowed slightly in the third quarter, official data showed Friday, but exceeded economists' expectations. Gross domestic product expanded 3.3% annually in the third quarter from 3.5% in the second quarter, the statistics office said ...

Falling Oil Prices Send Ruble Lower

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--A decrease in global oil prices to levels last seen in 2010 sent the Russian ruble lower on Friday, but the recent decision by the Bank of Russia to allow the currency's exchange rate to float freely ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Higher After Retail Data

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Baker Hughes climbs 7% premarket on Halliburton interest NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures had been heading higher Friday but have been struggling to sustain its positive momentum stronger-than-expected retails sales data ...

Dollar Gets Boost From U.S. Retail Sales

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By James Ramage The dollar rose against the yen and euro Friday after upbeat U.S. retail sales for October signaled a rise in consumer demand, adding to confidence in the economy. The U.S. currency jumped versus the yen to its ...

Reuters/Mich Mid-November Sentiment Rises

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

U.S. consumers are feeling their most optimistic about the economy since before the financial crisis, according to a survey of households released Friday. The Thomson-Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary November sentiment index jumped to 89.4 from a final October result of ...

Reuters/Mich Mid-November Sentiment Rises to 89.4

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Cynthia Lin U.S. consumers are feeling their most optimistic about the economy since before the financial crisis, according to a survey of households released Friday. The Thomson-Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary November sentiment index jumped to 89.4 from a final ...

U.S. Business Inventories-Historical - Nov 14

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

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

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Post Fourth-straight Weekly Gain

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch Baker Hughes, Halliburton climb on tie-up news NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks ended Friday's uneven trading session fractionally higher, but still managed to post a fourth-straight weekly gain. The main benchmarks switched ...

Dollar Weakens Against Euro on Gloomy U.S. Inflation Expectations

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By James Ramage The dollar crumpled against the euro on Friday as investors took profits after U.S. data showed inflation expectations fell, which darkened the market's outlook for higher interest rates. The euro increased 0.4% against the dollar to $1.2522. ...

BOND REPORT: Treasurys Rebound As Inflation Expectations Slacken

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By William Watts, MarketWatch No pressure to rush rate hikes NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. Treasurys rebounded from early weakness to gain ground Friday, pulling down yields, after a consumer-sentiment survey showed that average folks, heartened by cheaper oil and ...

Taiwan Hails Investors and Grumpy Cabbies -- Barron's Asia

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Wayne Arnold Have you considered a trip to Taiwan? It seems everyone else has. I was in a cab the other day in Hong Kong and my driver started griping about the democracy sit-in, how it was disrupting traffic ...

French, German Economies Grow Slightly in Third Quarter -- Update

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Paul Hannon And William Horobin The French and German economies grew only slightly in the third quarter, data showed Friday, indicating the wider eurozone is mired in a prolonged economic torpor. Gross domestic product in Germany, which accounts for ...

European Shares Broadly Steady

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Josie Cox European shares were broadly steady in early trade Friday, after data showed that the French and German economies had expanded slightly in the third quarter, but strategists and economists warned that the broader eurozone still faces a ...

Noyer: ECB Could Buy Government Bonds If Necessary -- Report

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

The European Central Bank could buy government bonds if interest rates were to rise or if Europe's economy suffered another shock that derails its inflation forecasts, governing council member Christian Noyer said. "If we saw that our current policy no ...

China Credit Growth Slows -- Update

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Mark Magnier And William Kazer BEIJING--China posted weak lending figures for October despite a massive capital injection and other efforts by its central bank to spur growth, heaping more pressure on authorities to ease monetary conditions. The figures released ...

European Shares Broadly Steady

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

European shares were broadly steady in early trade Friday, after data showed that the French and German economies had expanded slightly in the third quarter, but strategists and economists warned that the broader eurozone still faces a plethora of economic ...

Swiss Franc Falls Ahead of Gold Vote

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Chiara Albanese The Swiss franc is edging ever closer toward the limits of the Swiss National Bank's tolerance in the run-up to a vote that could force the central bank to buy large amounts of gold, leaving market-watchers on ...

Hong Kong Third-Quarter Growth Beats Expectations

TODAY: March 2, 2015 PUB DATE: Nov. 14, 2014

By Chester Yung Hong Kong's economy grew faster-than-expected in the third quarter helped by better exports and solid private consumption, the government said Friday, noting that the outlook for the fourth quarter remains cloudy due to the pro-democracy protests that ...