Stock futures fall on weak China trade data Oct 13, 2015 07:20AM

By Abhiram Nandakumar

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday as weak Chinese trade data rekindled fears about the health of the global economy.

* Data showed Chinese imports fell 20 percent in September due to weak commodity prices and domestic demand, adding to worries about slowing economic growth at the world's second-largest economy.

* Crude oil prices fell after the International Energy Agency (IEA) said markets would remain oversupplied for at... (continue reading...)

Global shares fall as Chinese data dims economic outlook Oct 12, 2015 08:51PM

By Jamie McGeever

LONDON (Reuters) - World share prices fell on Tuesday, snapping their longest winning streak since February after Chinese trade data gave a further sign the world's economic growth engine is sputtering and a big fall in oil prices triggered profit-taking.

Chinese imports plunged 20 percent in September, casting doubt on the strength of domestic demand in the economy, while oil fell more than 5 percent overnight after a report that OPEC continued to boost... (continue reading...)

Wall St. ends up slightly as focus turns to earnings Oct 12, 2015 07:15AM

By Caroline Valetkevitch

(Reuters) - Gains in utilities offset a retreat in energy shares on Monday, leaving U.S. stocks slightly higher as investors remained nervous about third-quarter corporate results.

The Dow rose for a seventh straight session, led by gains in UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), which rose 2.7 percent at $122.51.

This week brings results from some top U.S. banks, among other companies, and investors are eyeing... (continue reading...)

China stocks, yuan jump in heavy trade on stimulus hopes Oct 12, 2015 06:49AM

By Samuel Shen and Pete Sweeney

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese investors jumped back into stocks on Monday in heavy volume trade that pushed prices to seven-week highs, boosted by hopes for more economic stimulus after the central bank expanded a scheme that increases banks' ability to lend.

The yuan rose to its highest levels since its surprise devaluation on Aug. 11 sent shock waves through global markets, with investors fearing the worst... (continue reading...)

Wall St. ekes out small gain to cap strongest week of year Oct 9, 2015 07:24AM

(This October 9 story corrects second paragraph to 2014, not 2015)

By Sinead Carew

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Friday, ending the S&P 500's best week for 2015 on a quiet note as investors waited for U.S. companies to report third-quarter earnings.

The S&P 500 had a weekly gain of 3.3 percent, its best week since Dec. 2014, as investors regained some optimism after a period of heavy volatility since late... (continue reading...)

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