CRH PLC Acquisition completion announcement

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

TIDMCRH RNS Number : 8096U CRH PLC 03 August 2015 N E W S R E L E A S E 3 August 2015 CRH plc announces completion of Lafarge-Holcim transaction On 2 February 2015, CRH plc announced that it ...

China Manufacturing Gauge Hits Two-Year Low

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

BEIJING?China got another dose of bad news about its already-weak manufacturing sector on Monday, as a final measure of factory activity in July slumped to a two-year low. The Caixin China manufacturing purchasing managers index, a gauge of nationwide manufacturing ...

Global Stocks Steady Amid China, Greece Jitters--Update

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Josie Cox Global stocks had a cautious start to the week, with investors focusing on disappointing Chinese manufacturing data and the reopening of Greece's equity market after a five-week closure. In early trade, the Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.2%. ...

India's Manufacturing Activity at Six-Month High in July -- Markit

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Anant Vijay Kala NEW DELHI--A gauge of manufacturing activity in India rose to its highest level in six months in July thanks to stronger growth in export orders, although manufacturers cut jobs, indicating businesses are unsure if the momentum ...

U.S. Government Bonds Pause

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Min Zeng U.S. Treasury bonds took a breather on Monday following the biggest monthly price rally since January. The 0.2% rise in the employment-cost index Friday was the smallest in three decades, pointing to sluggish wage inflation and casting ...

Global Stocks Steady Amid China, Greece Jitters -- 4th Update

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Tommy Stubbington and Josie Cox Global markets focused on mixed economic data Monday, with investors shrugging off a slump in Greece's equity market as it reopened after a five-week closure. In Asia, equities dropped after a gauge of Chinese ...

Oil Prices Fall to Fresh Lows on Supply Concerns

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Georgi Kantchev LONDON--Oil prices slid to fresh multi-month lows Monday as bearish supply and demand data added to the negative sentiment. Chinese manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low, according to data released Monday, clouding the demand outlook for ...

Global Stocks Steady Amid China, Greece Jitters -- 2nd Update

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By Tommy Stubbington and Josie Cox Global markets focused on mixed economic data Monday, with investors shrugging off a slump in Greece's equity market as it reopened after a five-week closure. In Asia, equities dropped after a gauge of Chinese ...

LONDON MARKETS: FTSE 100 Seesaws As Miners Fall

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Rolls-Royce outperforms, HSBC rises U.K. stocks wobbled Monday, with miners struggling after soft manufacturing data out of China. The FTSE 100 turned less than 1 point lower at 6,695.81, and has slipped between small gains and ...

Economists Cut Brazil's Economic Outlook for This Year -- Survey

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Rogerio Jelmayer SAO PAULO--Economists reduced once again their outlook for Brazil's economic performance for this year, as the country's economy fails to regain traction amid poor consumer and business confidence. Brazil's gross domestic product is expected to contract 1.80% ...

AT&T to Offer TV and Wireless Bundle

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

AT&T; Inc. said Monday that it will begin offering bundled TV and wireless phone services, less than a month after the company closed its acquisition of DirecTV. For $200 a month starting Aug. 10, AT&T; plans to offer high-definition and ...

London Trader Hayes Convicted of Rigging Libor - Update

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By David Enrich LONDON--A jury here convicted Tom Hayes, a former trader at UBS AG and Citigroup Inc., with fraudulently trying to rig the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, the first criminal conviction of an individual for manipulating the ...

U.S. Stocks Lower As Oil Prices Drop

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Saumya Vaishampayan and Corrie Driebusch U.S. stocks slipped Monday, as the price of oil continued to fall, weighing on stocks, and as investors scoured economic reports for clues on the pace of growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost ...

Copper, Aluminum Prices Fall to Six-Year Lows -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Ese Erheriene LONDON--As copper and aluminum prices sank to six-year lows on the London Metal Exchange, some investors said industrial metals were just starting to catch up with the selloff that has sent other commodities prices sharply lower. Crude ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Trims Gains After ISM Index Is Released Early

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Joseph Adinolfi, MarketWatch ISM kicks off busy week of data. July jobs report is expected Friday The dollar trimmed its gains against the euro and yen Monday after Market News prematurely released the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index ...

Allianz-Led Consortium to Buy Back Tank & Rast

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

FRANKFURT?A consortium headed by the infrastructure arm of German insurer Allianz SE said Monday it will acquire Tank & Rast Holding GmbH, a German service station chain, from Terra Firma Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. The Wall Street Journal ...

Depomed to File Injunction Against Pursuer Horizon

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

Depomed Inc. said Monday that it would attempt to block Horizon Pharma PLC from using confidential data, a week after the company rejected Horizon's roughly $2 billion hostile takeover bid. In a news release, Depomed said Horizon's bid is "predicated ...

U.S. Personal Income-Historical - Aug 3

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Seasonally adjusted in billions of dollars at annual rates. PCE in current dollars. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. -PERSONAL INCOME- -PCE- -WAGES/SALARIES- Mo Ago Yr Ago Mo Ago Yr Ago Mo Ago Yr Ago Level % chg% chg : Level % ...

U.S. Stocks Lower as Oil Prices Drop

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Corrie Driebusch U.S. stocks fell Monday, dragged down by steepening declines in the price of oil. Monday's selloff, which accelerated as the day went on, was sparked by ominous signs on the demand side that suggest the global economy ...

Regulators Question High-Speed Trading in Treasurys

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

WASHINGTON??Senior officials at the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve questioned the benefits of high-frequency trading in U.S. Treasury markets, suggesting market overseers are building the case for new rules targeting the firms. Fed governor Jerome Powell and Antonio Weiss, a ...