Governance & Proxy
Mrt 4 2014 | 6:06 PM | Gepost Door:

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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Asia Pacific Markets
Jan 29 2014 | 5:24 PM | Gepost Door:

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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April 20, 2014
End of Day Report
Apr 3 2014 | 4:31 PM

U.S. equity markets finished fractionally lower on Thursday, snapping a four day winning streak amid softer-than-expected economic data ahead of tomorrow’s non-farm payrolls report. Healthcare, Discretionary, and Tech led declines on the S&P 500, while Energy, Utilities and Telecom outperformed. Gold prices sank and the greenback rose in the wake of the European Central Bank’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged.


Data from Challenger showed Layoff announcements in March totaled only 34,399, well down from February's 41,835 and from 49,255 in March last year. The latest total is one of the lowest of the recovery and points to positive momentum in the jobs market.  Of note, Q1 2014 as a whole, at 121,341, is the lowest first quarter since 1995.


The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, the Labor Department said on Thursday. ...

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Market Watch & Corporate Actions Specialist, Global Corporate Client Group
The Bell
Apr 3 2014 | 11:02 AM

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In celebration of the transfer of the listing of its common stock to the New York Stock Exchange in December 2013, Hanover, Md.-based Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) led by President and CEO Gary B. Smith and members of the company’s leadership team, will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Opening Bell® on April 3, 2014. In conjunction with the ceremony, Ciena will host its Investor Day from the NYSE, which will be live webcast via the company’s website at beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.

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Apr 3 2014 | 10:19 AM

From The Trading Floor: Markets are fluctuating this morning with the benchmark indexes trading near record highs as jobless claims and services miss estimates.

  • Job cuts as measured by Challenger, Grey and Christmas decreased by -30.2% during March

  • The Trade Balance decreased the most in 5 months declining by -$42.3 billion as exports of fuels and capital equipment dropped

  • Initial Jobless Claims for the period ending March 29th increased to 329,000

  • Consumer Confidence climbed last week to -30 up from a 2 month low

  • US March Non-Manufacturing Composite rose to 53.1 from the previous periods 51.6

  • China has unveiled another mini-stimulus package as part of an attempt to stabilize slowing growth and maintain confidence. The announcement comes even as the government looks to reform the economy so that it relies less on the state sector. The program includes selling 150B yuan ($24.6B...
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Gepost Door: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk
Ahead of the Bell
Apr 3 2014 | 8:46 AM

Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 8 points and S&P futures are trading up 2 points.  U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 set a record for a second straight day, ahead of data on the labor market and services sector. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) non-manufacturing index for March will be the main point of interest on Thursday. The index, which tracks changes in the services sector, unexpectedly fell in February, and analysts at Barclays are expecting a rebound to 52.5 for last month.  Across the pond, the European Central Bank looks set to keep interest rates steady and offer no new aid to the euro zone's fragile recovery despite a fall in inflation to its lowest in more than four years.


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Gepost Door: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
De Gong
Apr 3 2014 | 5:00 AM

Nieuwe voorzitter van de Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM), Merel van Vroonhoven, bezoekt Beursplein 5 en luidt de gong. Van Vroonhoven is aangetreden per 1 april 2014 en is benoemd voor vier jaar.

Ir. Merel van Vroonhoven (1968) is sinds 2009 lid van de raad van bestuur van de Nederlandse Spoorwegen. Daaraan voorafgaand werkte zij bij ING. Van 2002 tot 2007 als lid hoofddirectie Nationale Nederlanden, verantwoordelijk voor het Collectief Pensioenbedrijf, en vanaf 2007 als lid van het management committee ING Investment Management Europe.

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Gepost Door: Euronext Amsterdam