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WallStreet2-041112_24Jul14.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may see some strength despite the surrounding economic and geopolitical uncertainties. Manufacturing activity data from China and private sector activity data from the eurozone came in better than expected, allaying concerns that the global economy is...

Asian-Market-100912_24Jul14.jpg European stocks erased early losses to extend gains for a third day on Thursday, as U.S. earnings continue to surprise on the upside and Chinese as well as Eurozone PMI data eased concerns surrounding the global economy. The Asian markets rose broadly, with the regional benchmark index extending...

SABMiller-072414.jpg British brewer SABMiller Plc Thursday said its first-quarter net producer revenue or NPR, as well as beverage volumes increased from last year, helped by strong growth in Africa and Europe. The group stated that its financial performance is in line with expectations.

Nokia-072414.jpg Nokia Corp., which recently completed the sale of substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft Corp., Thursday reported a profit for the second quarter, benefited by the sale of the handset business. The firm also boosted Nokia Networks' operating margin expectations for the full year.

Reed-Elsevier-072414.jpg Anglo-Dutch publishing and events company Reed Elsevier Plc. (REL.L, RUK, ENL) Thursday said its first-half profit declined from the prior year, amid a 6 percent drop in revenues. For the full year, the company reiterated its earlier outlook.

BASF-072414.jpg German chemical giant BASF SE reported Thursday higher profit in the second quarter, reflecting strong performance in chemicals and the Oil & Gas segments, despite negative currency impacts. Looking ahead, BASF confirmed its fiscal 2014 forecast for higher earnings and lower sales in a more challenging environment.

Roche-072414.jpg Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Holding AG (RHHBY.PK, ROG.SW, RO.SW) Thursday reported lower net profit mainly on the strength of the Swiss franc. On a constant currency basis, the company reported growth in its the first-half profit driven mainly by its cancer medicines, especially the new breast cancer medicines, Perjeta and Kadcyla. The company, further, confirmed its full-year outlook.

Asian-Markets2_24Jul14.jpg European stocks are seen flat to slightly lower on Thursday amid a lack of cues to sustain two days of gains. Geopolitical concerns remain and the earnings season is picking up pace, rendering investor mood cautious. In economic releases, investors eye PMI reports from major European economies and...

tripadvisor-072314.jpg TripAdvisor reported a marginal increase in second-quarter profit, as the online travel company clocked strong revenue growth, largely offset by expenses on sales and content. Quarterly earnings fell short of Wall Street estimates, while revenue surpassed expectations. TripAdvisor shares plunged more than 11 percent in after-hours trade.

at&t-072314.jpg AT&T Inc. (T) Wednesday said its profit for the second quarter declined from a year ago, hurt largely by higher operating costs that offset revenue growth, reflecting subscriber additions. Both earnings and revenues for the quarter fell short of Wall Street expectations. Moving ahead, AT&T maintained...

qualcomm-072314.jpg Qualcomm reported a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profit, helped by demand for its chips used in smartphones, with results topping Wall Street estimates.

facebook-072314.jpg Social networking giant Facebook, Inc. said Wednesday after the markets closed that its second quarter profit more than doubled from last year, as revenue surged 61% amid strong growth in mobile advertising. The company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, also came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue.

wallstreet2-103112_23Jul14.jpg With traders reacting to the latest batch of earnings news, stocks fluctuated over the course of the trading day on Wednesday before eventually ending the session mixed. The Dow ended the day in the red, but the broader Nasdaq and S&P 500 managed to close in positive territory.

Goldbars022513_23Jul14.jpg Gold futures slipped for a second straight session to end slightly lower on Wednesday, with investors opting for riskier assets tracking rising global equity markets. Nonetheless, the losses were limited due mainly to the escalating tensions in Gaza where fighting between Israel and Hamas rages on unabated....

Oil3-041912_23Jul14.jpg U.S. crude oil ended higher Wednesday, after an official weekly report from the Energy Information Administration showed crude stockpiles in the U.S. to have dropped more than expected last week. Meanwhile, reports from Ukraine say pro-Russian rebels have shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets, close...