Daily Highlights: 5.14.2010
- Foreign investment in China up 25% in April amid growing interest in rebounding economy.
- Euro breaks 14-month low as debt-cutting steps may hurt growth.
- Hong Kong economy expands 2.4 percent in 1Q, fourth straight quarter of growth.
- India inflation eases to 9.6 percent in April, but food and fuel costs remain troublesome.
- Oil prices fell below $74/bbl amid expectations a slower economic recovery in Europe.
- Sales at U.S. retailers probably rose in April for a seventh straight month: Survey.
- Senate voted for a provision that would thrust govt into the process of determining who rates complex bond.
- Spain's core inflation rate drops for first time since 1986 amid job cuts.
- Stocks decline in Europe, Asia on growth concern; US index futures drop.
- Volcker says Euro's disintegration is potential consequence of debt crisis.
- Blockbuster posts Q1 loss of $65.4M as revenues declined 13% to $939.4M.
- BP wasn't prepared for leak, CEO says.
- CA Inc. reported a 55% jump in Q4 profit at $101M as revs rose 6.6% to $1.1B.
- Con-way prices 4.3 mln common shares at $35.00/sh.
- EADS's net profit fell 39% to €103M on deteriorating currency hedge positions.
- Healthscope gets $1.6B buyout offer from PE group; shares surge most in a decade.
- Kohl's Q1 earnings rose a better-than-expected 45% to $199M, led by 11% rise in revs.
- Mizuho Financial swings to Q4 profit, plans $8.6B rights issue to bolster capital.
- Nordstrom raised its fiscal 2010 earnings forecast after reporting Q1 profit rose 44%.
- NTT swings back to profit of $789.6M, cancels shares.
- Nvidia swings to Q1 profit of $137.6M. Revs up 51% to $1B helped by corporate spending.
- Posco was named preferred bidder for a controlling stake in Daewoo International.
- Shinsei Bank, Aozora Bank said they have scrapped their merger agreement.
- TPG raised $1.25B from selling just over half of its 4% stake in Ping An Insurance.
- Transocean asks Court to cap Gulf Rig disaster liability at $26.7M.
- Urban Outfitters' Q1 net surged 72% to $53M as margins widened to 42% from 37%.
- Wendy's/Arby's Group's Q1 loss narrowed to $3.4M. Revs declined 3.1% to $837.4M.
Economic Calendar: Data on Retail Sales, Capacity Utilization, Business Inventories to be released.
Earnings Calendar: IG, JCP, KINS, NASB, SPNS, TLX, VARI, VOXX, VSAT.
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