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Dow Jones & Company is an American publishing and financial information firm.

The company was founded in 1882 by three reporters: Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser. Like The New York Times and the Washington Post, the company was in recent years publicly traded but privately controlled. The company was led by the Bancroft family, which effectively controlled 64% of all voting stock, before being acquired by News Corporation. Read More

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Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 25, 2014

By Comsec

After a quiet night of trading on overseas market, where the Dow Jones index closed 3 points weaker and the NASDAQ composite ended down 2 points - the Aussie market closed slightly lower today. At the close of trade the ASX 200 ended down 0.08% or 4. (9:08 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES, AUSTRALIA

Unemployment
Global Markets Overview – July 25, 2014

By IG Markets

While equities continue to extend their gains, sentiment appears to be a bit mixed as the major currency pairs maintain some tight ranges. While there were a few developments overnight, the dominant theme remained US corporate earnings and optimism around an improving global manufacturing picture. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, FTSE, CATERPILLAR, MANUFACTURING

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 25, 2014

By Comsec

US economic data: New home sales fell by 8.1% in June - the biggest decline in almost a year. US jobless claims fell by 19,000 to 284,000 - the lowest level in nearly 8½-years. US Flash PMI fell from 57.3 to 56.3 in July, below analyst expectations for a reading of 57.5. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, IMF, FTSE, CATERPILLAR, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

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Global Markets Overview – July 24, 2014

By IG Markets

It was another positive night for equities, with gains through European and US trade mainly driven by optimism around US corporate earnings. Geopolitical risk was largely ignored yet again with traders favouring equities. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, HSBC, FTSE, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 24, 2014

By Comsec

IMF released updated US growth forecasts. US growth forecasts for 2014 were lowered from 2% to 1. 2015 growth forecasts were kept at 3% - which would be the fastest expansion since 2005. The IMF believes the Fed can keep policy rates at zero for longer than mid-2015 if inflation stays subdued. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, IMF, FTSE, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

New York Stock Exchange
Global Markets Overview – July 23, 2014

By IG Markets

Global macro concerns may have outweighed trading yesterday due to light reporting; however out of the 36 individual companies that reported to the market, 79% beat expectations, meaning bottom-up actuals outpaced the global gloom being generated by geopolitics. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC., GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, FTSE, TWITTER

Housing
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 23, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data existing home sales rose for the third consecutive month in June, up 2.6% to an annual rate of 5.04 million - an eight month high. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% in June to be up 2.1% over the year. Gasoline accounted for two-thirds of the gain lifting by 3.3% in June. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, GOLD PRICES

Frankfurt Stock Exchange (DAX)
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 22, 2014

By Comsec

It was another very quiet day on the Aussie market with total market turnover only at 2Billion shares well down own the daily average. Investors nervous about entering the market at present and larger investors sitting the day out from trading ahead ... (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: WESTPAC, GERMANY, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE

Gaza
Australian Stock Market Report –Midday July 22, 2014

By Comsec

Usually a 2 points gain at the start of trade would not be seen as a strong start but since the SPI futures had our market set for a decline and we had weakness in overseas market this was a good start. But the joy was short lived with the market moving into the red within 30 minutes of trade. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, UKRAINE, RIO TINTO

Malaysian Airlines Jet
Malaysian Airlines Ukraine Tragedy Hits Asian Stock Markets

By IBTimes AU

Only Shanghai gained 0.17 per cent or 3.48 points to 2,059.07 over the weekend at the close of bourses in the Asian market, while most of the major stock exchange in the region logged losses after the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was hit by a missile and crashed on Thursday. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: WELLS FARGO, RETAIL, UKRAINE, NEW JERSEY, MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT