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Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark retreating after posting its longest streak of weekly gains since March last year.
Nikkei 225 10,599.01 -89.10 -0.83%
S&P/ASX 200 4,717.33 -6.45 -0.14%
Shanghai Composite 2,285.36 +8.37 +0.37%
Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest brokerage by market value, dropped 5 percent, halting a record winning streak on speculation the stock may be overheating.
Aozora Bank Ltd. tumbled 10 percent after Reuters reported Cerberus Capital Management LP may sell most of its stake in the lender.
Shui On Land Ltd. fell 1.3 percent after the Hong Kong-based developer said it expects a significant decline in full-year profit.
European stocks retreated, after the Stoxx Europe 600 Index reached its highest valuation in almost three years, offsetting gains by lenders as central-bank governors diluted a proposed liquidity rule.
In the U.S., Republicans are planning to use the need to raise the American government’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling to force President Barack Obama to accept spending cuts to entitlement programs such as Medicare. Congress must act as early as mid-February to prevent a default.
National benchmark indexes fell in 11 of the 18 western- European markets. France’s CAC 40 Index fell 0.7 percent and Germany’s DAX lost 0.6 percent. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 retreated 0.4 percent.
Rolls-Royce fell 1.5 percent to 904.5 pence. Europe’s largest maker of commercial aircraft and ship engines bribed an executive at Air China Ltd. and China Eastern Airlines Corp. to obtain $2 billion of deals, according to a Sunday Times report. The company declined to comment on the article. The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office is holding an enquiry into Rolls-Royce’s activity in several countries.
Infineon Technologies AG declined 2.2 percent to 6.43 euros, its biggest drop in a month, as Bank of America Corp. downgraded the shares to underperform, the equivalent of a sell recommendation, from neutral. The brokerage cited Infineon’s valuation.
Barclays Plc and BNP Paribas SA climbed 3.8 percent to 287.2 pence and 1.9 percent to 45.21 euros, respectively. Deutsche Bank AG, Germany’s largest lender, increased 2.8 percent to 35.78 euros and Societe Generale SA, France’s second- biggest bank, added 2.7 percent to 30.13 euros.
Peugeot gained 5.6 percent to 6.52 euros. More than 17 percent of the French carmaker’s shares are out on loan, according to data compiled by Markit. Some investors borrow shares and then sell them, betting that the securities will drop before they have to be repurchased.
Wereldhave NV added 2.3 percent to 50.11 euros after agreeing to sell its U.S. real estate to Lone Star Funds for about $720 million. The Dutch property company plans to focus on shopping centers in western Europe and use the proceeds from the sale to reduce its debt.
In the absence of any economic data and expectations of the early season reports major U.S. stock indexes are adjusted after growth, which they demonstrated last week.
Tomorrow after trading on major stock exchanges Wall Street its quarterly financial report will publish aluminum giant Alcoa (AA), which is the unofficial start of the season audience in the last quarter.
Among the most important news that today affect the dynamics of the market it is worth noting reports that the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision put some stricter standards of Basel-III.
Of corporate communications at the center of attention are the following:
- Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) reached a record high against the increase of their rating analysts Morgan Stanley. Rating was upgraded to "overweight". Cause of rising expectations are called sales growth in e-commerce. AMZN shares went up today to $ 269.30.
- Shares of Intel Corp. (INTC) rose after raising their rating analysts Lazard Capital Markets to "buy" from "neutral."
- At Boeing (BA) new problems with Dreamliner-ohm. The company's shares fell after reports of fire on board. Problems with the Dreamliner-E have often led to delays in the delivery aircraft, although Boeing noted that the number of problems at the level of the other models in the start time of their production.
Most of the components of the index DOW dropped in price (18 of 30). More than 1% shares gained only McDonald's (MCD, +1.19%). Maximum loss incurred stock Walt Disney (DIS, -2.20%).
All sectors of the S & P is in the red, with the exception of the health sector (+0.3%). Maximum loss demonstrates sector utilities (-1.0%).
At the close:
Dow 13,384.29 -50.92 -0.38%
Nasdaq 3,098.81 -2.85 -0.09%
S & P 500 1,461.89 -4.58 -0.31%
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