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Global Market Update

S&P 500 and World Markets Decline After China Devalues Yuan 2%
Aug 11, 2015 3:09 PM ET
World markets were under pressure after China devalued yuan by 2% sparking worries about the health of the second largest economy. Google said it will restructure its operations as the company expands into many unrelated areas. >>

Sumitomo Life and Symetra in Deal Talk, Dentsu Revenues Rise 15%
Aug 11, 2015 2:57 PM ET
Stocks in Japan closed lower after China devalued yuan by 2% to support economic growth and manufacturing exports. Dentsu Inc said quarterly revenues increased 15% and net soared 75%. Nitto Denko, the industrial polymers maker estimated annual sales to rise 5.4%. >>

Australian Indexes Fall on Weak Results from Bradken, Cochlear and Transurban
Aug 11, 2015 2:47 PM ET
Australian market indexes declined after a string of weak quarterly results. Bradken and Transurban reported annual loss and Cochlear reported largest earnings decline in two years. China devalued its currency by 2% with the aim of supporting manufacturing sector. >>

State Bank of India Drops on Rising Bad Loans, Tata Steel Sales Fall 15%
Aug 11, 2015 1:30 PM ET
State Bank of India said quarterly profit and revenues jumped 10% and bad loans surged but said outlook is improving. Adani Enterprises revenues declined 9%. Tata Steel profit more than doubled while revenues slipped 15%. Bosch net rose 12%. Power Grid Corp net climbed 20%. >>

Terex and Konecranes Agree to Merge; Adecco, Prudential Net Soar
Aug 11, 2015 1:18 PM ET
Finland-based Konecranes and the U.S.-based Terex agreed to merge. Adecco net surged 32%. Leoni profit plunged 16%. Ladbrokes net swung to a loss of 41 million. Manz net swung to a loss. Prudential profit surged 25% to 1.4 billion. >>

Shenandoah, Rentech Nitrogen Soar; Envestnet, Symantec, Zebra Tech Plunge
Aug 11, 2015 1:29 PM ET
Envestnet agreed to acquire personal financial account aggregator Yodlee for $660 million. Shenandoah agreed to acquire NTELOS for $640 million. Ares Management net declined 32%. Symantec net tumbled 50%. Rentech net loss widened. Towers Watson net rose 8%. Zebra plunged after net swung to a loss. >>

Wall Street Deals Power Indexes Higher, China Wholesale Inflation Plunges 5.4%
Aug 10, 2015 1:16 PM ET
Merger deals powered market indexes higher on Wall Street. European markets closed mixed and wholesale price index in China dropped the most in July in six years. >>

Nikkei Extends Gains on Earnings Reports; Dai-ichi Life, Toyo Tire Advance
Aug 10, 2015 12:53 PM ET
Nikkei average in Tokyo closed higher and investors digested earnings reports for the third week in a row. Dai-ichi Life Insurance reported quarterly net rose 68% and revenues surged 13%. Toyo Tire & Rubber surged after estimating lower-than-expected decline in annual net income. >>

Australian Mortgage Loans Rise 5.5%; Ansell, Carsales and JB Hi-Fi in Focus
Aug 10, 2015 12:18 PM ET
Australian market indexes advanced after a week of volatile trading and commodities prices rebounded. Ansell Ltd annual sales rose 3.5% and net soared more than four-fold. JB Hi-Fi soared 10% and declared annual dividend of 31 cents. Carsales.com agreed to acquire Mexico-based Soloautos. >>

Berkshire in $37 B Deal with Precision Castparts, Mallinckrodt to Buy Therakos
Aug 10, 2015 11:44 AM ET
Berkshire Hathaway agreed to acquire Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion and said profit declined 37% to $4.01 billion. CVR Partners plans to acquire 59.7% stake in Rentech Nitrogen. AES net tumbled 48%. Dean Foods net swung to profit. Sysco profit plunged 71%. >>

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Sources: Data collected by 123jump.com and Ticker.com from company press releases, filings and corporate websites. Market data: BATS Exchange. Inc