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Mar 18 2013 | 6:20 AM
English: A frame from a screencast from the US...

English:  Chairmen Ben Bernanke (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The economic release schedule for the week of March 18th is as follows

  • Monday:  Housing Market Index
  • Tuesday:  FOMC Meeting Begins, ICSC-Goldman Store Sales, and Housing Starts
  • Wednesday:  MBA Purchase Applications, FOMC Meeting Announcement, FOMC Forecasts, and Chairman Press...
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Posted by: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
Amsterdam Gong
Mar 18 2013 | 4:57 AM

Today football club Ajax celebrates its 113th birthday during the gong ceremony at the Amsterdam exchange. Captain Siem de Jong sounds the gong and opens trading.

Ajax is now a big, world renowned football club but it began as a small organisation set up by a group of friends on 18 March 1900 in the Ajax cafe in Amsterdam. Now one of the biggest clubs in Europe, Ajax has a rich tradition to uphold. It celebrated its first Dutch championship victory in 1918, and 1957 was the first year in which Ajax participated in the European Cup Finals. Ajax won its 30th national championship victory in 2011. Today’s it celebrates its birthday with the gong ceremony.

Ajax has been listed on NYSE Euronext since 1998.

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End of Day Report
Mar 15 2013 | 4:56 PM

Stocks ended lower today after a ten session advance as investors digested mixed economic reports. The dollar fell on word that the Federal Reserve will pursue its aggressive monetary campaign despite signs the U.S. economy is strengthening.

On the economic front, the Consumer Price Index jumped 0.7% after no change in January.  Higher gasoline prices were the main culprit.

The Empire State index came in at 9.24, well above zero which indicates monthly growth in the New York manufacturing sector.  However, that's slightly slower than February's 10.04.

Manufacturing in February improved sharply, (+0.7%) in February, indicating that it may be making a comeback after a soft January.

Consumer Sentiment is surprisingly low this month, to 71.8 vs. a roughly 79 level during the last two weeks of February.  The weakness is in the expectations component which fell 8.5 and is the lowest reading since the third quarter of...

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Market Watch & Corporate Actions Specialist, Global Corporate Client Group
The Bell
Mar 15 2013 | 3:04 PM

Executives and guests from Diageo and Guinness will visit the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, March 15 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Diageo’s iconic Irish brands: Guinness, Bushmills, Baileys, Harp, Smithwicks and Kilkenny.


To mark this special occasion, Diageo North America CFO Greg Kryder and Diageo-Guinness USA President, Sheila Stanziale, will ring the Closing Bell.



Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Windsor, Buchanan’s and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness.


Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the...

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The Bell
Mar 15 2013 | 12:00 PM

On Friday 15 March 2013, Onno Verstegen, Member of the Board of Directors of Delta Lloyd NV and Désiré Collen, Chairman of Thrombogenics rang the Closing Bell at NYSE Euronext Brussels to celebrate their entry in the BEL 20. Other representatives of both companies were present as well.

Delta Lloyd Groep is a financial service provider and Thrombogenics is an integrated biopharmaceutical company. Both companies will replace Mobistar and Nyrstar in the Bel 20 as from 18 March 2013.

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