Daily Highlights: 9.3.09
- Asian stocks gain on Gold, Alcoa forecast; Honda drops on strong Yen.
- China to buy around $50B in notes denominated in the IMF's quasi-currency.
- China's stocks rise most in six months
- Employment in the US private sector falls by 298000 in August
- European Central Bank will leave interest rates at a record low to nurture recovery
- European equities were seen falling for a fourth straight session
- Factory Orders rise less than forecast on drop in non-durables.
- Fed tries to prepare investors for end to purchases of mortgage securities
- Oil rises along with equities after U.S. gasoline supply drops
- Private-sector jobs in the U.S. fell 298,000 in August: ADP.
- Yen falls as gains in Asian stocks encourage demand for yield.
- Alcoa Inc. said Chinese demand for aluminum will increase by 4% this year.
- Berkshire enters deal with Capmark Financials as lender weighs bankruptcy.
- Boeing Co. and the U.S. to win case at WTO over $15B in European aid to Airbus SAS
- Brazilian beef giant JBS is negotiating a $2.5B deal for Pilgrim's Pride.
- Brown-Forman Q1 net rises 38% to $121.4M amid cost cuts. Revs dip 6% to $737.9M.
- China Resources Entrps H1 net falls 22% to $150M as exports slump.
- Costco Wholesale Corp. reported a smaller-than-expected 2% fall
- Credit Suisse Group to make acquisitions to expand its private-banking biz.
- Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma to buy Sepracor for $2.6B, adding US sales force.
- GM said its sales growth in China should exceed 40% this year.
- GM said to still consider option of keeping Opel unit amid German talks.
- Hovnanian Entrps posted a narrower Q3 loss of $168.9M on lower write-downs.
- Pernod Ricard's full year profit rose 13% to $1.35B on Absolut acquisition.
- Pfizer will pay $2.3B to settle investigation into illegal marketing of medicines.
- Sony’s Walkman outsells Ipod for first time in 4 years in Japan.
- Southwest Airlines introduced a priority-boarding fee, as it struggles to stay profitable.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will buy BRAHMS AG for EUR330 million.
- US retail unit of Samsonite Corp. has filed for bankruptcy-court protection.
- YouTube said to be in film-rental talks with Sony, Lions Gate.
Economic Calendar: Data on Initial Claims, ISM Services to be released today.
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