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Asian stocks fell a fourth day after China’s trade data signaled the world’s second-biggest economy is slowing. Shares rose earlier after euro-region finance chiefs made progress on finalizing Spain’s bailout.
Nikkei 225 8,857.73 -39.15 -0.44%
S&P/ASX 200 4,098.02 -20.25 -0.49%
Shanghai Composite 2,164.44 -6.38 -0.29%
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s largest miner, reversed gains after imports to China grew at about half the pace expected by economists.
China Yurun Food Group Ltd. tumbled 4.7 percent after its chairman resigned.
Nikon Corp. slumped 7 percent in Tokyo after Intel Corp. said it will invest in a rival of the Japanese manufacturer of chip-making equipment.
Cosco Pacific Ltd., which operates a port in Greece, rose 2.3 percent after Europe agreed to speed loans to Spanish banks.
European stocks rose for the first time in a week, as the increased level of production in the UK and Italy. Eurozone ministers also agreed on steps to support the Spanish banks.
Stoxx Europe 600 Index (SXXP) rose 0.8% to 255.6 at the close of trading. Data from Italy and the UK were better than expected. Office for National Statistics said that in Britain the level of production increased by 1.2% in May. The average forecast of 26 economists was for a decline of 0.1%. Total industrial production increased by 1%. In Italy, industrial output grew by 0.8% in May. Economists had forecast a decline of 0.6%. We also learned that European governments agreed to provide 30 billion euros ($ 37 billion) for Spain at the end of July, in order to eventually use the euro rescue fund to recapitalize banks directly, rather than burdening the Spanish government debt.
National indexes rose in all western European markets except Greece and Iceland.
FTSE 100 5,674.71 +47.38 +0.84% CAC 40 3,182.01 +25.21 +0.80% DAX 6,448.57 +61.00 +0.95%
ASML shares rose 8.6% to 43.15 euros, showing the biggest increase since September 2008. Shares of Barclays rose 2.2% to 167 pence.
Logitech International SA (LOGN) grew by 4.3% to 10.12 Swiss francs. The world's largest manufacturer of computer mice, said the board will ask shareholders to approve the one-time dividends.
Marks & Spencer Group Plc (MKS) rose 2.1% to 327.8 pence. The largest clothing retailer in the UK said that the head of general merchandise Kate Bostock resign.
Afren Plc (AFR) increased by 9.1% to 114.3 pence amid speculation he may receive a takeover bid. Exxon Mobil Corporation and Eni SpA are considering possible bids for oil and gas companies.
Ipsen (IPN) has fallen by 11% to 17.70 euros after U.S. regulators suspended the trial of the drug.
Balfour Beatty Plc (BBY) fell by 2.9% to 302 pence after the data for the UK showed that the level of production in 2012 will be in line with expectations.
Sodexo (SW) fell by 5% to 58.19 euros, showing the biggest drop since November 2009. The second-largest supplier of catering services, said that sales growth slowed in the third quarter due to deteriorating economic conditions.
Yesterday's trading U.S. stock indexes ended lower. The weakness of the technology sector and the basic materials sector, blocked him optimistic market sentiment caused by concerns about the worsening decline in the debt crisis in Europe.
Pressure on the technology sector continues to decrease revenue forecasts for chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). In turn, the basic materials sector came under pressure amid falling commodity prices.
During the first half of the session has not been published important macroeconomic data, they are not expected in the second half.
As part of the index components DOW 9 are black. Most of all shares rose Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT, +0,9%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM, +0,85%). The maximum loss demonstrate shares Alcoa (AA, -4,11%). Neutral quarterly report the company has disappointed investors. Market participants also do not believe in the words of the head relative to the expectations of Alcoa aluminum market deficit in 2012.
In addition to Alcoa in the red are also significant shares of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT, -3,49%).
Branches in the context of the S & P 500 all sectors, except for one showing a negative trend.
Maximum growth of the sector shows a conglomerate (0.04%). The maximum loss shows the sector of industrial goods (-1.7%) and building materials (-1.4%). Adds only the utilities sector (0.1%)
At the moment: Dow -83.17 12,653.12 -0.65%, Nasdaq -29.44 2,902.33 -1.00%, S & P -10.99 1,341.47 -0.81%.
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