Dollar Steady Against Yen Despite Seasonal Repatriation Demand

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar remained steady against the yen in Asian trade Tuesday, with some investors betting on the underlying strength of the U.S. currency despite downward pressure from the seasonal repatriation of profits by Japanese firms at the ...

Dollar Rises Ahead of U.S. Data -- Update

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Josie Cox The dollar continued to firm against the euro Tuesday ahead of the release of U.S. economic data later in the week that many think will support the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in ...

Dollar Rises Ahead of U.S. Data

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

The dollar continued to firm against the euro Tuesday ahead of the release of U.S. economic data later in the week that many think will support the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in coming months. Having ...

Crude-Oil Futures Dip Ahead of Deadline on Iran Nuclear Talks

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Biman Mukherji HONG KONG--Crude-oil futures fell Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of talks between Iran and six other nations over its nuclear program. All parties to the talks have set March 31 as the date for concluding a ...

Bertelsmann Profit Declines 35%, Revenue Up

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Ellen Emmerentze Jervell BERLIN--Bertelsmann SE Tuesday said its net profit fell 35% in 2014, due to extraordinary costs, an increase in investments, and the absence of special items that boosted group profits last year. Europe's biggest media company's net ...

German Retail Sales Fall in February

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Emese Bartha FRANKFURT--German retail sales fell in line with expectations in February, slightly reversing the solid expansion seen in the previous two months, while the annual reading suggests that consumer spending remains a key pillar of growth in Europe's ...

China to Begin Deposit Insurance From May -- Update

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Lingling Wei BEIJING--By moving to insure bank deposits at home, China's leadership has its eyes abroad. China on Tuesday detailed a plan to launch a bank deposit-insurance system in May, a long-awaited move that is aimed at better disciplining ...

Credit-Reporting Firm TransUnion Files for Initial Public Offering

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Chelsey Dulaney TransUnion Corp. on Tuesday restarted the process for an initial public offering, three years after the credit-reporting company was acquired in a $3 billion deal that ended its earlier run at going public. TransUnion filed paperwork for ...

Canada January GDP Declines 0.1% on Slide in Services

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--The Canadian economy shrank in January, although not as badly as markets had anticipated, as the services sector declined for the first time in nearly a year. Gross domestic product--the broadest measure of goods and services produced ...

Competition and Markets Authority Merger Update

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

TIDMSKY RNS Number : 0076J Competition and Markets Authority 31 March 2015 The CMA has published the text of its decision on the anticipated acquisition by CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS S.A. of the Sky Bet division of Sky plc which ...

U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves in March

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

Consumers are feeling more upbeat about the economy this month. Hopes for future job and income prospects seem to be offsetting the recent increase in gasoline prices. The Conference Board, a private research group, said Tuesday its index of consumer ...

Singapore Air Seeks Stake in Hong Kong Airlines -- Update

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Prudence Ho And Yvonne Lee HONG KONG-- Singapore Airlines Ltd. is in talks to buy a minority stake in Hong Kong-based short-haul carrier Hong Kong Airlines International Holdings Ltd., as part of an effort to tap into China's booming ...

Irish Central Banker Absolves the Euro of Blame

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

Currency regimes matter less to the success or failure of economies than the quality of the policies pursued by governments and central banks, the governor of Ireland's central bank said Tuesday. In 2010, Ireland became the second eurozone member to ...

Correction to S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Article

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

Seasonally adjusted, the 10-city and 20-city indexes increased 0.9%. The U.S. index increased 0.6%. "Home Price Growth Remains Weak in Early 2015, Says S&P;/Case-Shiller," published at 9:07 a.m. EDT, misstated the seasonally adjusted home price change in January from December ...

Euro Stocks Fall, Oil Leads Declines -- 3rd Update

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Josie Cox European stocks fell Tuesday as markets took a pause from the massive rally run up in the first quarter of 2015. Oil stocks led declines amid a drop in crude prices, while investors also weighed ongoing concerns ...

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Slide, But Log Best Quarter In Years

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 31, 2015

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch DAX scores 22% gain for the quarter LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets moved firmly lower on Tuesday, with investors pegging the slide to traders using disappointing eurozone unemployment data as an excuse to bank gains ...

Merger That Came to Aid of Knight Capital Struggles

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 30, 2015

By Bradley Hope Every Monday morning for the past 20 months, Daniel Coleman has stepped off his private jet from Alabama and straight into a storm. The southerner is chief executive of KCG Holdings Inc., the New Jersey-based company that ...

Cuomo, New York Lawmakers Reach a Budget Deal

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 30, 2015

By Mike Vilensky And Erica Orden ALBANY--New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders struck a deal late Sunday evening for a $142 billion state budget that will implement new income-disclosure policies for lawmakers and changes to the teacher-evaluation process ...

Greece to Dominate European Markets

TODAY: March 31, 2015 PUB DATE: March 30, 2015

By Josie Cox Greece looks set to dominate European markets in a short trading week, with the country facing a deadline to submit its latest reform proposals Monday. Officials from Athens were in Brussels over the weekend to present proposals ...