Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 135 points and S&P futures are trading down 16 points. Global stocks are retreating after the possibility of war between Ukraine and Russia, along with weak manufacturing data from Asia which has spooked markets and sent investors scurrying for safer asset classes. Reports suggest Russian troops are already in Ukraine following an incursion into Crimea, after comments over the weekend from Russia's Vladimir Putin that he had the right to invade the rest of the country which were treated as a declaration of war by Kiev. The Group of Seven major industrialized nations have condemned Moscow for invading its neighbor. According to HSBC Markit purchasing managers index, manufacturing activity among Asia's major export economies stalled in February, led by China where data suggested growth in the factory sector was slowing. Also, demand for Japanese and South Korean goods eased last month....
On March 8, White Ribbon NL organizes her yearly Dinner for Safe Motherhood. Chairman Myrte de Geus sounds the gong to mark this occasion.
Every day, 800 women die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Nearly all of these maternal deaths are preventable with good medical care. White Ribbon NL is an advocacy organisation of volunteers that aspires to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all women. This year, White Ribbon NL has joined forces with African health organisation AMREF Flying Doctors. The white ribbon is the international symbol for Safe Motherhood.
Leading global healthcare supplier, Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO), led by Chairman, President and CEO Joseph C. Papa and members of the company’s leadership team, will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Closing Bell®.
About Perrigo Company plc
From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Perrigo Company plc, headquartered in Ireland, has grown to become a leading global healthcare supplier. Perrigo develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription (Rx...
U.S. stocks were mostly higher on Friday amid another round of economic data, including upbeat consumer sentiment, Chicago PMI readings and a lackluster Q4 GDP revision. Also in focus were comments from Fed presidents Lockhart, Bullard, and Plosser who all said recent economic data has been inconclusive as a result of the harsh winter weather. Staples and Utilities led gains on the S&P 500, while Telecom and Technology were the only sectors to finish in the red. Gold is lower, while Oil is higher after reversing earlier losses.
In U.S. economic news, Q4 GDP revision released before the open came in slightly below expectations at +2.4% vs +2.5% consensus, and sharply below the prior reading of +3.2%. Chicago PMI beat expectations of a 56.1 print, coming in at 59.8 (some respondents cited negative effects of poor weather, though overall it appeared to have little impact). The Michigan Consumer Sentiment final February reading came...
On Friday, February 28, Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of the Welsh Government, celebrates St. David’s Day, the national day of Wales, by ringing The Opening Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange
St. David’s Day:
Wales celebrates its national day, St. David's Day, on March 1st. To mark the occasion, Welsh people around the world wear one or both of the their national emblems - a daffodil or leek -and celebrate at special concerts and processions.