» UK markets closed higher yesterday, boosted by an unexpected drop in UK unemployment, and as Bank of England’s meeting minutes showed policy makers might reconsider the case for an interest-rate cut.
» Aggreko gained 3.5%, after the company opened a gas-fired power plant in Mozambique along with South Africa’s Shanduka Group.
» Tullow Oil advanced 3.3%, after the company encountered oil at its Wawa-1 well offshore Ghana.
» Ashmore rose 2.6%, after Goldman Sachs upgraded its recommendation on the stock to “Buy” from “Neutral”.
» Fresnillo climbed 1.6%, after it reported a record 15.0% increase in its second-quarter gold production.
» Homeserve rallied 12.0%, after the Daily Telegraph reported that the company has been approached by private-equity buyers.
» Capital Shopping Centres Group gained 2.4%, after Barclays upgraded the stock to “Overweight”.
» FTSE 100 added 1.0%, to settle at 5,685.8. FTSE 250 rose 0.6 %, to close at 11,085.7.
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US Shares News - 19 Jul 12
» US markets extended their gains for the second straight session yesterday, after domestic housing starts rose at its fastest pace in over three years and as a string of upbeat corporate earnings buoyed market sentiment.
» Persistent hopes for central bank’s intervention to spur the economy also underpinned the rally.
» Intel rallied 3.3%, as its second-quarter profit came well ahead of market expectation, albeit scaling back its annual sales forecast.
» EMC and VMware rallied 9.4% and 12.1%, respectively, as both companies gave strong preliminary revenue forecast for the second quarter.
» Amphenol jumped 14.8%, after its second-quarter results surpassed market expectation and as it lifted its earnings outlook for 2012.
» Honeywell International rose 6.7%, as it reported an 11% rise in second-quarter profit.
» DJIA gained 0.8% to settle at 12,908.7. NASDAQ soared 1.1% to close at 2,942.6. S&P 500 advanced 0.7% to end at 1,372.8.
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Asian Shares News - 19 Jul 12
» Asian markets are trading higher this morning, amid speculation that China would take more measures to boost economic growth and following upbeat corporate earnings in the US and the UK.
» In Japan, Yaskawa Electric paced gains, as it raised its first-half profit forecast. Tokyo Electric Power is traded higher, amid reports that it might raise its electricity rates for households.
» In Hong-Kong, PetroChina paced gains after the company announced that it had signed a MOU with African Petroleum for a strategic investment in Africa.
» In South Korea, Samsung Electronics gained value, after a judge ordered Apple to publish a notice to a ruling that Samsung did not copy designs for the iPad.
» Nikkei 225 index is trading 0.8% higher at 8,792.4. Hang Seng index is trading 1.1% higher at 19,453.8. Kospi index is trading 1.4% higher at 1,819.7.
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