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Japanese shares led Asian stocks higher after a contender for Bank of Japan governor said extra monetary easing can be justified this year. South Korea’s Kospi Index reversed gains as North Korea conducted a nuclear test.
Nikkei 225 11,369.12 +215.96 +1.94%
Hang Seng Closed
S&P/ASX 200 4,958.99 -0.52 -0.01%
Shanghai Composite Closed
Canon Inc., Japan’s largest camera maker that gets 80 percent of sales abroad, gained 2.2 percent as the yen touched the lowest level since May 2010.
Dentsu Inc. soared 10 percent as nine-month operating profit climbed 24 percent.
Nissan Motor Co. sank 3.8 percent after Japan’s second-biggest carmaker reported third-quarter profit that fell short of analyst estimates, with sales dropping in China.
European stocks advanced, rebounding from their slide yesterday, as cost cuts at Barclays Plc outweighed worse-than-expected earnings at Michelin & Cie.
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.5 percent to 287.07 at the close of trading in London, after yesterday sliding 0.6 percent.
National benchmark index rose in all 18 western-European markets.
FTSE 100 6,338.38 +61.32 +0.98% CAC 40 3,686.58 +36.00 +0.99% DAX 7,660.19 +26.45 +0.35%
Barclays rallied 8.6 percent to 327.4 pence after saying it will cut 1,800 jobs at its investment bank and 1,900 positions at its European consumer- and business-banking unit. The second- largest U.K. lender by assets said it will reduce annual costs by 1.7 billion pounds ($2.7 billion). Barclays posted a loss of 1.04 billion pounds in 2012, its first full-year loss in 20 years.
Michelin dropped 4.3 percent to 69.55 euros after Europe’s largest tiremaker reported operating profit of 2.42 billion euros ($3.26 billion). The average analyst estimate had called for earnings of 2.52 billion euros. Michelin posted profit of 1.95 billion euros a year earlier.
Finmeccanica tumbled 7.3 percent to 4.41 euros after police arrested Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Orsi and Bruno Spagnolini, the head of the Italian defense contractor’s U.S. helicopter unit.
L’Oreal SA jumped 3.8 percent to 112.05 euros after reporting that earnings increased 12 percent in 2012. The world’s largest cosmetics maker said it will buy back 500 million euros of shares in the first half of this year.
Telenet Group Holding NV soared 4.8 percent to 37.65 euros. The Belgian cable operator controlled by Liberty Global Inc. will return 950 million euros to investors after the other shareholders blocked a plan by John Malone’s company to win full control of the unit.
France Telecom SA slipped 0.7 percent to 7.83 euros, its lowest price since October 2002, after its Polish unit, Telekomunikacja Polska SA, cut its proposed dividend for the second time in four months. Poland’s largest phone company also reported that profit slumped 86 percent in the fourth quarter.
U.S. stock indexes finished trading multidirectional dynamics with moderate positive bias.
Market participants expect the annual address to Congress, U.S. President Barack Obama. Bloomberg referring to the administration of U.S. President said that, in this speech, among other things, the paper the cost of infrastructure development, clean energy and education. It is expected that Obama will defend the view that the promotion of economic growth is the best strategy to reduce the budget deficit. It was expected that Obama's speech will begin at 02:00 GMT on 13 February.
The focus of market participants is a joint statement of the "big seven", which was released in order to prevent a potentially destabilizing step devaluations. In the published document of the "big seven" their commitment to exchange rate as determined by the market. According to a statement, central bank policy will focus exclusively on domestic tasks.
Among the major stock market indices in the red is only Nasdaq, which has a pressure on weak stock Apple (AAPL, -2,41%). Apple shares down amid performances CEO Tim Cook at the conference Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet, which is not inspired investors.
Most of the components of the index DOW rising in price (23 of 30). More than the others fell in the share price The Coca-Cola Company (KO, -2.93%), which provides the pressure on the quarterly report, which did not meet expectations. Leader with shares in Bank of America Corporation (BAC, +3.63%), which are now back up above $ 12 and close to the area of the two-year highs reached in January.
All sectors of the index S & P. except one, are in the black. Leading financial sector (+1.0%). Reduction demonstrates only the technology sector (-0.1%).
At the close:
Dow +47.38 14,018.62 +0.34%
Nasdaq -5.52 3,186.49 -0.17%
S & P +2.4 1,519.41 +0.16%
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