Today NYSE Euronext welcomed BTG Pactual (ticker code: BTGP), Brazil’s largest investment bank, to NYSE Alternext in Amsterdam.
To celebrate the new listing, Steve Jacobs, Partner of BTG Pactual, sounded the gong which marked the closing of trading on the Amsterdam exchange. Steve Jacobs:"The listing represents a consolidation of our history as well as an important step for us in the capital markets."
Alexandre Ibrahim, Vice President and Regional Head for Latin America at NYSE Euronext said:“We are pleased to welcome BTG Pactual to NYSE Euronext’s European markets. The listing highlights the attractiveness of NYSE Euronext Amsterdam as a leading listing venue for international companies that look to access the European capital markets. We look forward to a beneficial and lasting partnership and to...
Breakfast Bites: Stocks trading cautiously in positive territory as weekly jobless claims that rose to its highest level since January is keeping a mixed bag of earnings releases in check
The Chicago Fed’s National Activity Index decreased to -0.29 led by production related indicators
More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment last week, a sign that the labor market is taking its time to improve. Jobless Claims for the week ending 4/21 was 388,000 vs the consensus 375,000.
Consumer Confidence in the U.S. dropped last week by the most in more than a year (-35.8) as perceptions of personal finances and the buying climate dimmed.
Signed contracts to buy U.S. Homes rose by 4.1%, more than forecast in March as low interest rates drew buyers back into the market.
Euro zone economic sentiment fell more than expected in April, driven by more pessimistic industry and...
Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE-Listed ARES) visits the NYSE to celebrate the company’s completion of its initial public offering and first day of trading. Ares Commercial Real Estate will begin trading on the NYSE today under the ticker symbol “ACRE.” In honor of the occasion, Chairman Michael J. Arougheti and CEO John B. Bartling, Jr. rings The Opening BellSM.
About Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation: Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE:ACRE) is a specialty finance company that originates, invests in and manages middle-market commercial real estate loans and other commercial real estate investments. Through its national direct origination platform, Ares Commercial Real Estate provides flexible financing solutions for middle market...
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Musician Duane Eddy performs onstage at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Paul McCartney held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 7 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points. Euro-zone economic confidence declined more than economists were anticipating and Italian bonds slid after the nation’s borrowing costs rose at a sale of six-month bills. Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke said that the central bank was in the right place and stands ready to launch another round of bond purchases if the recovery falters.
On the economic calendar today, weekly initial jobless claims will be out before the market opens with a predicted 375K compared with 386K for the previous week. Pending home sales for March will be out after the market opens, expectations is 1.0% versus -0.5% for February.
The dollar is up against the euro and Japanese yen and down against the British pound. Gold is trading at $1,646. Crude oil is currently trading at $...