Disappointing economic data out of China discouraged some investors.
— May 3, 2016
Declining U.S. sales, inventory write-downs in China and retail expansion costs battered earnings.
Stocks are moving higher as National Retail Properties delivers an earnings beat and raises guidance for 2016.
— May 2, 2016
A stronger yen is a discouraging development for the country’s export-driven economy.
The region’s indices were choppy in morning trading Monday after Asian markets fell.
Gold and silver logged 15-month highs, while stocks limped through the last day of trading in April leading the major indices to negative performances for the month.
— April 29, 2016
Traders are weighing the impact of various government data including consumer spending, personal income and core inflation.
Trading conditions in its core market of Europe are showing signs of improvement.
The biggest fallers in retail and luxury included Hugo Boss, Boohoo.com, L’Oréal and Hermès.