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Each year, investors file shareholder proposals with public companies to requesting that their proposals be included for a vote at the next annual meeting of shareholders. 

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Even as an improving US economy sparked renewed interest in US stocks last year, trading in international equities listed on NYSE markets remained solid, approaching $3.1 trillion.

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IPO Center
Feb 11 2013 | 11:37 AM

What to expect from the 2013 IPO market? Business journalists and industry experts are weighing in following the debuts of Zoetis, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Boise Cascade and other companies. 

"Now, we're hearing optimism about global growth and the ability of governments to address the fiscal issues that are going on," Scott Cutler, executive vice president and head of global listings at NYSE Euronext told Reuters for an article entitled “IPOVIEW-As U.S. stock market climbs, IPOs find demand again.”
As equity markets hit multi-year high marks, investment bankers are pushing to take businesses public, the wire service reports. Last month, 76 companies sold shares in the U.S...
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Ahead of the Bell
Feb 11 2013 | 9:22 AM

Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 28 points and S&P futures are trading up 3 points as investors become more bullish on the economy and the equity market. Economist believe the economy expanded more than expected in the 4th quarter, as much as 0.5%, after the latest reading by the Commerce Department showed the trade deficit shrank in December, amid higher exports and a slump in oil imports narrowed the trade gap. However, renewed worries over Italy and Spain continued to spook financial markets. Most of the Asian markets, including Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and South Korea are closed for the Lunar New Year holiday.



  • On the economic calendar today, no reports are due.  The dollar is up against the British pound and down against the euro and the Japanese yen.  Gold is trading at $1,658. Crude oil is currently trading at $95 a barrel.

  • Last week; stocks ended with a...
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Posted by: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
Amsterdam Gong
Feb 11 2013 | 4:42 AM

 

The National Epilepsy Foundation, the Epilepsy Association of the Netherlands, the Dutch League Against Epilepsy, and the epilepsy centres SEIN and Kempenhaeghe sound the gong to mark European Epilepsy Day 2013, and highlight the impact of the disease on those affected by it.

Miryanna van Reeden, ambassador for the National Epilepsy Foundation sounds the gong on behalf of these organizations. Miryanna said the following about the epilepsy: “What I find so devastating is the unpredictability of the disease. People who have epilepsy can have an attack at any time. This has a huge affect on their daily lives, and I find it heart rending. One would think that modern medicine could find a solution for this. The fight against epilepsy deserves more attention.”

For more information: www.epilepsie.nl

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Ahead of the Bell
Feb 8 2013 | 6:27 PM
Snow in New York by Robert Henri

Snow in New York by Robert Henri (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

The full announcement schedule for the week of February 11th  is as follows:

  • Monday:  None
  • Tuesday:  NFIB Small Business Optimism Index, ICSC-Goldman Store Sales, Treasury Budget, Esther George and Charles Plosser speaks
  • Wednesday:  MBA Purchase Applications, Retail Sales, Import and Export Prices, Business Inventories, and James Bullard speaks
  • Thursday: ...
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Posted by: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
Inside the Beltway
Feb 8 2013 | 6:12 PM

On Tuesday, February 5, the SEC held a roundtable to discuss the impact that decimalization has had on securities markets and consider if larger tick sizes are necessary “to promote fair and efficient trading, the protection of investors and vigorous capital formation.”

As part of the Jumpstart Our Small Business Startups (JOBS) Act enacted into law last April, Congress directed the SEC “to solicit the views of investors, companies, market professionals and academics to study the effects of decimalization on IPOs, trading, and liquidity for small andmid-cap companies,” said Craig Lewis, SEC’s Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation.

SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher called decimalization “a real issue that affects capital formation at the very important [and] critical...

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Posted by: Clarke Camper
Senior VP, Government Affairs