Daily Highlights: 12.1.09
- Australia raises interest rates by 25 bps to 3.75% as economy rebounds.
- Auto loan delinquency rate rises in 3Q but some states improve, hinting at recovery.
- Bank of Japan leaves benchmark interest rate at 0.1%.
- Bank of Japan said it will provide 10 trillion yen in short-term loans to commercial banks.
- China’s manufacturing grew last month at the fastest pace since April 2004- HSBC survey.
- Dubai, Abu Dhabi exchanges fall for 2nd day after Dubai World debt bombshell announcement.
- Dubai leads Gulf default risk lower after UAE eases credit for lenders.
- Euro rises to $1.5050 in European morning trade, Bank of Japan adds liquidity.
- Eurozone unemployment rate remains steady at 9.8 percent in October.
- German jobless rate unexpectedly falls to 7.6 percent in November.
- Japan firms may buy more overseas assets as Yen gains
- Japan shares jump to 2-week high on hopes for central bank steps to boost economy.
- Manufacturing in US probably grew in November, taking lead in recovery: Bloomberg survey.
- North Korea implements currency reform to fight runaway inflation.
- Oil rises to near $78 in Asia as trader eye Iran's detention of 5 British sailors.
- US Business Activity grows a second month in sign recovery strengthening.
- World stocks gain on Wall Street rise as Dubai fears abate; Japan up amid surprise BOJ meeting.
- Yen falls as Bank of Japan's emergency meeting spurs bets on intervention.
- Alstom-Schneider wins bid for Areva Transmission unit, beating GE, Toshiba, bid $6.14B.
- De Beers' three shareholders to inject as much as $1B via a share placing.
- Dubai World starts talks with banks on restructuring $26B of debt.
- France Telecom must pay $1.65B in back taxes after losing EU appeal.
- GE, Vivendi said to agree on $5.8B value for NBC Universal stake.
- GM said to consider selling Saab assets to Beijing Automotive.
- Head of AIG's aircraft-leasing business in talks to buy $4B in planes from AIG.
- Nintendo’s US sales of Wii console during Thanksgiving week fell despite 20% price cut.
- Staples reported Oct. net income rise from $157M last year to $269M this year.
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