Daily Highlights: 11.25.09
- Asian stocks rise as Australian Central Bank fuels growth hopes.
- Banks earn $2.8B in 3Q; FDIC says dangers persist -
- Consumer confidence in US unexpectedly gains, easing spending concerns.
- Dollar weakens on global optimism; Aussie gains on RBA's 'upswing' remarks.
- Fed officials say zero interest rates may be fueling undue risk in markets
- Japan property shares fall after developer Anabuki files bankruptcy with $1.58B in debt.
- Japanese exports fall by least in a year as global stimulus boosts demand.
- Russia’s central bank cut key interest rates to record low in the 9th reduction since April.
- Sugar may jump 36% to a 29-yr high on production shortfall in India: Bloomberg.
- US Fed raises growth forecasts, expects less inflation: FOMC Minutes.
- US home prices logged their fifth monthly increase in Sept: S&P Case-Shiller.
- Australian Taxation Office is pursuing more than $620M in taxes, penalties from TPG.
- Allstate Corp. favors corporate debt as it reduces commercial mortgages municipal bonds
- China Shipbuilding to raise almost $1B in Shanghai IPO.
- Dollar Tree beats by $0.10, posts Q3 EPS of $0.76. Revs rose 12.1% to $1.25B.
- France Telecom will pay TDC $2.25 Billion in merger of Swiss Mobile Units
- GM's Saab brand could be headed for junkyard after plan to sell it to Koenigsegg fell.
- Green Mtn Coffee confirms its $32/sh revised cash proposal to buy Diedrich Coffee.
- Halliburton: Drop in business from its primary customer in Mexico would cut Q4 EPS by $0.02.
- Heinz earnings fell 16% to $231.4M amid a year-earlier currency-hedging gain.
- Hormel's profit rises 53% to $103.9M despite sales down 10% on lower input costs.
- Kraft gets exclusivity agreements from banks it is using to finance its bid, leaving contenders with few other banks to choose from.
- Medtronic's Q2 net rises 59% to $868M helped by sales of a new heart stent.
- Royal Dutch's two natural-gas projects in Qatar will increase its cash flow by $4B p.a.
- Sinopec, TPG said to have weighed joint offer for LyondellBasell, challenging Reliance Ind.
- TiVo's loss is narrower than expected at $6.7M as revs fell 12% to $56.9M.
- Toyota recalls 110,000 Tundra pickups over corrosion issues related to spare tires.
- Warner Music Group swung to a surprise Q4 loss of $18M amid a revenue slump.
- Woodside is not for sale, CEO Voelte says amid speculation of bid from BHP.
Economic Calendar: Data on Personal Income-Spending, Initial Claims, New Home Sales to be released.
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