Stock market prices in Europe and much of Asia are buoyed as Merkel and Sarkozy meet in Paris to discuss closer political, economic union. But the stock market in China fall on its worsening economic outlook.
Stocks drop 1 percent or more on major European indexes because of concerns about Italian debt. Japan limits losses with yen intervention. US stocks expected to open lower.
Stock futures down slightly for the Dow, S&P. But NASDAQ stock futures rise as Asia and Europe post gains.
Stock market woes continue as Greece admits it won't meet deficit targets. European stocks fall, along with US stock market futures.
Global markets reflect worry about rising interest rates for eurozone's weakest nations and possibility of a US recession. Among global markets to tumble most: Germany, down 5.3 percent and France, down 4.7 percent.
Stocks up in Asia, Europe after Fed chairman's speech. Futures point to higher open for US stocks.
European stocks shrug off local debt woes, while traders look forward to Bernanke speech. But European stocks are expected to remain volatile.
Dow loses 419 points as volatility returns to Wall Street. Besides stocks, oil prices and mortgage rates also fall.
Asian markets react to modest rise in US stock futures. But trading expected to be seasonally thin in Asian markets.
Today is the first day that most stock exchanges have been open since ratings agency Standard & Poor's announced its US credit downgrade from a AAA rating to AA+. Here’s how world markets have responded so far: