Nov 29 2013 | 9:03 AM
Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 49 points and S&P futures are trading up 4 points indicating the S&P 500 Index may extend a record in today’s shortened trading session, before economic reports next week. Investors will await reports on manufacturing and home sales next week, and the November release of non-farm payrolls on Dec. 6. Janet Yellen, who will replace Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Fed, has said she will ensure monetary stimulus isn’t removed too soon to support economic recovery in the U.S.
- On the economic calendar today, no reports are scheduled to be released. Trading in the New York Stock Exchange will end at 1 p.m. local time today.
- The dollar is down against the major currencies. Gold is trading at $1,251. Crude oil is currently trading at $92 a barrel.
- Stocks rose on Wednesday as reports on consumer confidence beat estimates and...
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
Nov 29 2013 | 7:49 AM
For the National Day of Youth (JNDJ),Notre-Dame Providence d’Enghien high school students assist to the market closure at Paris Bourse.
For the 3 rd JNDJ, 24 students from the"Lycée Notre-Dame Providence d’Enghien" attended the closing of NYSE Euronext and assisted to a conference on the Stock Exchange. These students accompanied by their teachers were able to meet key players in the organization and discussed many topics. It's very interessant for the students to work on real business situations. This opportunity allowed the students to better understand the organization and the challenges of this marketplace.
Nov 29 2013 | 4:45 AM
Louise van Deth, executive director of STOP AIDS NOW!, sounds the gong to highlight Worlds Aids Day.
On World Aids Day on Sunday 1 December, STOP AIDS NOW! will launch a campaign in Amsterdam in remembrance of all of the children who have died since the start of the HIV epidemic. The purpose of the campaign is to raise money to fund life-saving treatment for children with HIV.
Around the world, 3.3 million children suffer from HIV, over 90 percent of whom live in Africa. 66 percent of all children with HIV do not receive such treatment at this moment, even though it exists. STOP AIDS NOW! wants to ensure that all children who need it have access to treatment. Lives can be saved by testing children on time, sending them to the appropriate healthcare centres and ensuring that they receive and continue to receive the...
Nov 28 2013 | 6:45 AM
Over a hundred school children make as much noise as possible for Drumming Day 2013. CEO of Euronext Amsterdam, Cees Vermaas, sounds the gongjoined by a procession of children from various schools in Amsterdam as they march across the trading floor with their drums.
Drumming Day is an annual event commemorating the orphan who prevented the destruction of the exchange building by the Spaniards during the Dutch War of Independence in the 17th century. To thank him, children were allowed to bang their drums at the exchange trading floor one day a year, an ancient tradition that has been reinstated at Euronext Amsterdam.
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Nov 28 2013 | 5:45 AM
Bertin Nahum, President and Founder of Medtech, opens the European trading day in Paris.
Medtech specializes in designing, manufacturing and marketing surgery assistance robotic devices systems for the cranial and spinal neurosurgery. The systems consist of a robotic arm and a touch screen mounted on a rolling base. Net sales break down by activity as follows:
- sale of robotized systems (85%): systems intended for the cranial neurosurgery and marketed under the ROSA Brain brand (7 units sold in 2012/13) ;
- other (15%): maintenance services, module upgrading, sale of consumables, robot renting, etc.
Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: France (28%), Europe (14%), the United States (26%), Russia (13%), China (9%), Saudi Arabia (8%) and Canada (2%).