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Global Market Update

Abe Led Coalition Wins Two-Thirds Majority in Parliamentary Election
Dec 15, 2014 12:53 PM ET
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party led coalition won more than two-thirds majority in the weekend Parliamentary election. The widely anticipated results strengthened the government hand to pass bolder economic reforms. J.Front Retailing and Takashimaya reported weak November sales. >>

Apache Sell LNG projects; PetSmart and Riverbed Going Private
Dec 15, 2014 12:31 PM ET
Apache agreed to sell its stake in its two LNG projects to Woodside Petroleum for $2.8 billion. Emerson Electric agreed to sell power transmission unit for $1.4 billion. PetSmart agreed to be acquired by a consortium for $8.7 billion. Thoma Bravo plans to acquire Riverbed for $3.6 billion. >>

Australia Faces Rising Budget Deficit and Slowing Economy
Dec 15, 2014 10:48 AM ET
Australian stocks traded lower and the Aussie declined after the mid-year review of federal government budget showed a slowdown in revenues and deficit to surge to $40 billion. Recall Holdings rejected takeover offer. >>

Oil India Wins Exploration Rights in Myanmar
Dec 15, 2014 8:49 AM ET
Bharti Airtel plans to sell 1,100 telecom towers in Zambia and Rwanda to IHS. GMR Infra’s subsidiary acquired 44.6% from Malaysia Aerospace Engineering. Tata Motors November global sales rose 2.4%. Oil India secured contract for two offshore oil and gas blocks in Myanmar. >>

Deepening Oil Plunge Drives Global Financial Markets Selloff
Dec 12, 2014 1:50 PM ET
Global markets accelerated decline after oil price loss in the year extended to 44%. The latest decline in oil price was driven by the lowered global oil demand growth in 2015. Currencies of oil producing nation including Russia, Norway, Venezuela and Middle Eastern stock markets took another hit. >>

Japan Markets Advance on Weekend Election Hopes
Dec 12, 2014 12:15 PM ET
Tokyo indexes closed higher ahead of parliamentary election. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party led coalition is expected to win more than two-thirds majority. Canon Inc soared after the company announced dividend increase of 15%. Nidec confirmed the purchase of auto parts maker in China and Germany. >>

Adobe to Acquire Fotolia for $800 M; Esterline Plunges
Dec 12, 2014 11:51 AM ET
Adobe Systems agreed to acquire privately-held Fotolia for about $800 million in cash and profit jumped 12%. Dominion Diamond net swung to profit. Esterline Technologies net swung to a loss. Nordson profit soared 21% on 14% increase in revenues. Quiksilver net loss narrowed. >>

Carillion Offers £170 M Bonds, Permira Sells Hugo Boss Stake
Dec 12, 2014 10:59 AM ET
Conwert Immobilien agreed to sell two portfolios to a Czech company for about €48.5 million. Carillion launched £170 million convertible bond offering. Drax declined after a change in the U.K. renewable energy policy. Permira sold stake in Hugo Boss for about €500 million. >>

Reserve Bank of Australia Holds Out for Lower Aussie Dollar
Dec 12, 2014 9:44 AM ET
In volatile trading Australian market indexes plunged deep in red several times but at close managed to pare gains. Crude oil, iron ore, gold closed down at multi-year lows. Australian dollar declined to a 54-month low after RBA governor Glenn Stevens talked down the currency. >>

Tata Power to Explore Setting Plants with Russia Fund
Dec 12, 2014 9:11 AM ET
Alstom won an order worth 246.20 crore from MSETCL. IL&FS Eng received a contract worth Rs 464 crore from Saudi Binladin Group. Tata Power and Russian Direct Investment Fund agreed to explore setting up power plants in Russia. >>

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