Daily Highlights: 11.12.09
- Asia stocks, currencies gain after Australian jobs report; gold at record.
- Australian employers unexpectedly hire 24,500; currency jumps on rate bets.
- Brazil economy to grow 9 percent in 4th quarter as domestic demand surges, top official says.
- Brazil government defends reliability of power grid after blackout leaves 60M in dark.
- Dollar falls to 15-month low on bets Fed rate to stay near zero.
- Euro up to $1.500 in European morning trade, Asian equity gains slow.
- Fed officials say recovery will be slow as unemployment hampers spending.
- Global confidence drops as central banks begin to exit emergency stimulus.
- Gold hits record high of $1,121.90/oz, driven by speculation of dollar weakness.
- Oil hovers above $79 in Asia amid sluggish US crude demand.
- Advanced Micro sees 2010 CPU, Graphics market growth of 10%-15%.
- Aegon returns to profit in Q3, will pay back euro1B in state aid.
- Anheuser-Busch InBev NV reported Q3 net income of $1.55B, beating estimates.
- Churchill Downs to buy interactive-technology company Youbet.com Inc. for $126.8M.
- CSC's Q2 net slumped 51% to $221M amid a prior-year tax benefit. Revs down 4.7%.
- Exxon Mobil started up a $4.5B refining and petrochemical complex in Fujian Province.
- Ford's European sales in October rose 13%- strongest showing in 12 years.
- France's EDF reports 2.9 percent increase in third quarter revenue.
- GM to report Q3 earnings on Nov 16; its first since bankruptcy.
- Hewlett-Packard's $2.7B buyout of 3Com heats up rivalry with Cisco.
- H-P will acquire networking-equipment maker 3Com in a $2.7B deal.
- Hyosung Corp. scrapped its bid to buy control of Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
- Lear expects $9.5B sales, $140M in pretax losses for 2009.
- Macy's narrowed its loss to $35M, with business improving each month in the qtr.
- Motorola is exploring the sale of its biggest business unit as it seeks to split itself apart.
- Peugeot Citroen revises its 2009 forecasts 'significantly upwards' as auto market improves.
- RailAmerica's Q3 profit grew 21% helped by big tax benefit and lower transportation costs.
- Repsol 3rd quarter profits down 47 pct on lower crude prices, refining margins.
- Telefonica SA's Q3 net drops 0.6% amid worst Spanish recession in six decades.
- Toll Brothers' Q4 orders surged 42% cancellations slowed.
- UniCredit said third-quarter net profit fell 26% as write-downs.
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