Investment http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23011/all en US STOCKS-Futures drop after rally as investors book profit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-futures-drop-after-rally-investors-book-profit <p>* Jobless claims, ADP employment report on tap</p> <p>* Fed to release minutes from FOMC Dec meeting</p> <p>* Costco December same-store sales up 9 pct</p> <p>* Futures off: S&amp;P 4 pts, Dow 20 pts, Nasdaq 4.75 pts</p> <p>By Angela Moon</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-futures-drop-after-rally-investors-book-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Costco Costco Wholesale Corp Dow Jones Industrial Average Economy of the United States Entertainment Futures contract Investment Labor NASDAQ NASDAQ-100 Quotation Stock market Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:22:27 +0000 5730966 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. data lifts European shares to 22-month highs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-data-lifts-european-shares-22-month-highs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* FTSEurofirst 300 index ends 0.4 pct higher</p> <p>* Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct, may rise 7 pct in H1</p> <p>* Transocean leads market as settles oil spill charges</p> <p>By Atul Prakash</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - European shares set a 22-month high on Friday, buoyed by supportive data and led by rig contractor Transocean, which agreed to settle U.S. government charges over BP's Gulf of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a> oil spill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-data-lifts-european-shares-22-month-highs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Economics Euro Stoxx 50 Financial economics Health Indexes Investment Labor Man Made Disaster Quotation Religion Social Issues Stock market STOXX Technical analysis Transocean Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731159 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, oil dip, but growth prospects limit falls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-shares-oil-dip-growth-prospects-limit-falls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* World stocks ease 0.15 pct as new year rally fades</p> <p>* Bank stocks outperform on milder liquidity rules</p> <p>* Dollar pulls back from 2-1/2-year high versus yen</p> <p>* Brent crude dips below $111 a barrel</p> <p>By Richard Hubbard</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - World stocks and oil prices eased<br /> on Monday ending a new year rally as some investors chose to<br /> book profits, but signs of a brightening global economic growth<br /> outlook limited the falls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-shares-oil-dip-growth-prospects-limit-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central banks Company Location Deflation Economics Economy of the European Union Entertainment Euro Gold as an investment Inflation Investment Labor Late-2000s recession in Europe Law Macroeconomics oil Person Career Person Location Quantitative easing Quotation STOXX Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731344 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St falls after 5-yr high, earnings in focus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/refile-us-stocks-wall-st-falls-after-5-yr-high-earnings-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p/> <p>* Bank of America shares up on $11 billion Fannie Mae<br /> settlement</p> <p>* Amazon stock hits all-time high on Morgan Stanley view</p> <p>* Indexes off: Dow 0.47 pct, S&amp;P 0.45 pct, Nasdaq 0.41 pct</p> <p>By Rodrigo Campos</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Monday as<br /> traders cashed in recent gains that lifted the S&amp;P 500 to a<br /> five-year high on Friday and awaited Tuesday's start of the<br /> fourth-quarter earnings season.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/refile-us-stocks-wall-st-falls-after-5-yr-high-earnings-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of America Business Relation Buybacks Company Location Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Fannie Mae Investment Late-2000s financial crisis Morgan Stanley Mortgage industry of the United States Person Career Primary dealers Quotation Stock market crashes Technology USD Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731373 at http://www.globalpost.com Utilities drag European shares from near 2-yr high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/utilities-drag-european-shares-near-2-yr-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - European shares fell for the first<br /> time in 2013 on Monday, with utilities leading a broad retreat<br /> after a gloomy sector note from Deutsche Bank.</p> <p>After chalking up a 3 percent weekly gain and hitting a near<br /> two-year closing high in the previous session, fuelled by a U.S.<br /> budget deal and a solid U.S. jobs report, the FTSEurofirst 300<br /> provisonally ended down 0.5 percent at 1,161.44 points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/utilities-drag-european-shares-near-2-yr-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CDATA Deutsche Bank Economy of Germany Financial economics Investment Person Career Primary dealers Quotation XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731428 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares edge up as telecom stocks rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-shares-edge-telecom-stocks-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct helped by telecoms</p> <p>* Euro STOXX 50 rises 0.1 pct</p> <p>* DAX underperforms after weak German economic data</p> <p>By Sudip Kar-Gupta</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European shares edged up on<br /> Tuesday with telecoms stocks rising to offset losses in major<br /> financial shares although Germany's benchmark equity index<br /> slipped on weak economic data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-shares-edge-telecom-stocks-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Company Location Eurex Euro Stoxx 50 Financial economics Indexes Investment Person Career Politics Quotation Religion Source UK Services Stock market index STOXX Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731485 at http://www.globalpost.com European stock index futures signal lower open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-stock-index-futures-signal-lower-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European stock index futures<br /> pointed to a lower open on Tuesday after recent advances to<br /> 22-month highs, with investors seen trading cautiously before<br /> the start of the fourth quarter earnings season.</p> <p>At 0703 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, Germany's<br /> DAX and France's CAC were 0.2 percent lower.</p> <p> </p> CDATA DAX Economics Euro Stoxx 50 Financial economics Futures contract Investment Stock Stock market index future STOXX Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731504 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong shares close down 0.9 pct; China property, insurance sink http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/hong-kong-shares-close-down-09-pct-china-property-insurance-sin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>HONG KONG, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares closed at<br /> their lowest in a week on Tuesday, as investors took profit on<br /> mainland property counters after an official media report raised<br /> fears of more stringent enforcement of sector curbs, stalling<br /> its strong gains in recent months.</p> <p>The Hang Seng Index closed down 0.9 percent at<br /> 23,111.1, its lowest since Jan. 2. The China Enterprises Index<br /> of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 2.2<br /> percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/hong-kong-shares-close-down-09-pct-china-property-insurance-sin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisition Economy of Hong Kong Hang Seng Index Hang Seng Index Constituent Stocks Hong Kong HSBC Investment Ping An Insurance Stock market Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731567 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-HSBC's Ping An stake sale at risk over funding doubts -sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-hsbcs-ping-stake-sale-at-risk-over-funding-doubts-sour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* CDB was to finance bulk of CP's purchase of the stake</p> <p>* Sale was Asia's 2nd-biggest M&amp;A deal announced last year</p> <p>* CP has major interests in China from agriculture to retail</p> <p>By Heng Xie and Clare Baldwin</p> <p>BEIJING/HONG KONG, Jan 8 (Reuters) - HSBC's sale of its $9.4<br /> billion stake in Ping An Insurance to Thailand's CP<br /> Group has been thrown into jeopardy after state-run China<br /> Development Bank (CDB) voiced concerns over funding for the<br /> deal, sources told Reuters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-hsbcs-ping-stake-sale-at-risk-over-funding-doubts-sour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisition Business Relation Company Location Financial economics Hang Seng Index Constituent Stocks HSBC Investment Person Career Person Location Ping An Insurance Ping An Insurance Quotation Stock market Technology The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731598 at http://www.globalpost.com US STOCKS-Wall St set to dip as earnings season begins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-stocks-wall-st-set-dip-earnings-season-begins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Yum shares fall on shrinkage of sales in China</p> <p>* Monsanto stock jumps after strong earnings, raised outlook</p> <p>* Sears says CEO to step down, shares rise</p> <p>* Futures off: Dow 20 pts, S&amp;P 2.5 pts, Nasdaq 1 pt</p> <p>By Rodrigo Campos</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to tick<br /> lower at the open on Tuesday as an earnings season expected to<br /> show sluggish corporate growth gets under way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-stocks-wall-st-set-dip-earnings-season-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Company Location Dow Jones Industrial Average Economy of the United States Equity Financing Financial economics Futures contract Investment NASDAQ NASDAQ-100 Person Career Quotation Sears Holdings Corporation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731609 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares dip, banks extend sharp rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-shares-dip-banks-extend-sharp-rally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct</p> <p>* Euro STOXX 50 halted at major resistance level from 2011</p> <p>* Banking stocks extend rally on softened Basel rules</p> <p>* Germany's DAX dragged by data showing slide in exports</p> <p>* Credit Suisse's tactical indicators signal overheating</p> <p>By Blaise Robinson</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-shares-dip-banks-extend-sharp-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Financial economics Investment Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731748 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UK urges tougher ring-fence rules for EU banks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-uk-urges-tougher-ring-fence-rules-eu-banks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UK's Osborne urges EU to adopt Liikanen ring-fence proposals</p> <p>* UK already planning to separate retail and investment banking</p> <p>* Germany and France sceptical about ring-fence proposals</p> <p>By David Milliken</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne urged European Union policymakers in Berlin on Tuesday to follow his example and toughen bank regulation across the 27-member bloc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-uk-urges-tougher-ring-fence-rules-eu-banks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Financial services Investment Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731771 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-French budget minister faces tax fraud probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-3-french-budget-minister-faces-tax-fraud-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Paris prosecutor to open tax probe into budget minister</p> <p>* Minister says inquiry will prove his innocence</p> <p>* News website maintains allegation of secret Swiss bank account</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - French prosecutors are to open a preliminary investigation into Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac over allegations that he had a secret bank account in Switzerland, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-3-french-budget-minister-faces-tax-fraud-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Investment Law Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:15:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731682 at http://www.globalpost.com UBS bankers face UK probe on past mistakes and standards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/ubs-bankers-face-uk-probe-past-mistakes-and-standards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON/ZURICH, Jan 9 (Reuters) - UBS's investment banking and risk management bosses will be quizzed by British lawmakers on Wednesday on standards and controls at the Swiss bank after a string of scandals.</p> <p>Andrea Orcel, investment bank chief executive since November after joining as co-CEO in July, heads a trio of executives who will appear before a parliamentary commission after UBS was fined $1.5 billion last month for rigging Libor interest rates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/ubs-bankers-face-uk-probe-past-mistakes-and-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Financial services Investment Investment banking UBS Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731920 at http://www.globalpost.com European stock index futures signal higher open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/european-stock-index-futures-signal-higher-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wednesday as an upbeat start to the U.S. earnings season revived investor's appetite for equities after a two-day drop.</p> <p>At 0701 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50 and Germany's DAX were up 0.3 percent, while contracts on France's CAC added 0.4 percent.</p> Economics Financial economics Investment Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731986 at http://www.globalpost.com