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NYSE MAC Desk
Mar 27 2013 | 10:10 AM

From The Trading Floor: Political uncertainty in Italy is having a rippling effect in the marketplace today after the S&P 500 came within 2 points of its all time high



  • Mortgage applications in the U.S. rose by 7.7% last week as lower mortgage rates prompted an increase in refinancing and home purchases

  • The index of pending home sales fell 0.4% to 104.8, the second highest level since April 2010, kept in check by limited inventory and access to credit

  • Political deadlock continued in Italy as the country's main leadership candidate Pier Luigi's Bersani reportedly said that only an "insane person" would want to govern the nation now, adding that Italy is "in a mess and faces a difficult year ahead."…..oh boy!

  • Italy paid more to borrow over five years than it has since October at an auction Wednesday as lack of progress in forming a new government and worries about Cyprus's bailout hit demand. The treasury...
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Posted by: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk
Ahead of the Bell
Mar 27 2013 | 8:05 AM

Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 27 points and S&P futures are trading down 5 points.  Cyprus's bailout and euro zone borrowing cost is weighing on financial markets. Concerns over the financial rescue deal reached by Cyprus and the ECB is dampening investor sentiment and could become the blueprint for the rest of the 17 member bloc.  Despite assurances by euro zone finance officials, traders continue to be troubled by the precedence of wiping out some senior bank bond holders and impose losses on larger depositors. The country is set to complete capital measures today to avoid a run on bank deposits.



  • On the economic calendar today, pending home sales index for February will be out after the opening bell, -0.7% is forecasted versus 4.5% for January.  A number of Federal Reserve speakers will be on the speaking circuit, including Charles Evans, Eric Rosengren, Sandra Pianalto, and...
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Posted by: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
The Bell
Mar 27 2013 | 4:52 AM

On 27 March 2013, Roch Doliveux, CEO of UCB opened the European stock markets with a Bell Ceremony at NYSE Euronext Brussels to celebrate the placement and the first listing of the 3.75% Fixed Rate Bonds. The transaction was 2.8 times oversubscribed.

UCB, a Brussels listed company with symbol UCB, is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system.

To learn more about this company : www.ucb.com

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Amsterdam Gong
Mar 27 2013 | 4:51 AM

TIE Kinetix visists Beursplein 5 in honor of the 25th anniversary and the consolidation of the new TIE Kinetix shares on March 18, 2013.

Bob Out, Advisor Investor Relations and Legal Counsel of TIE Kinetix sounds the gong and opens trading at NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.

For more information: www.tiekinetix.com

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U.S. Trading News
Mar 26 2013 | 11:08 PM

On 4 March the AEX-Index®, the well-known measure of the performance of securities on NYSE Euronext’s Amsterdam Exchange, celebrated its 30th birthday. The AEX® was introduced on 4 March 1983, and was the first national Blue Chip Index in Europe.

The AEX-Index® is made up of the 25 most actively traded securities on the Amsterdam exchange. It contains companies from the top segment of the market, including multinationals such as Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, ING Groep, Royal Philips Electronics and ArcelorMittal. The AEX measures performance and market sentiment in the Netherlands, and offers international exposure to companies included in the index.

The AEX-Index® was specifically launched so that derivatives such as options and futures could be traded on it. The number of product types traded on the index however has expanded considerably over the years, and there are currently more than 1,000 products linked to the AEX. The past five years have seen a 238% rise in...

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