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METALS-Shanghai aluminium prices climb after China GDP boost
BEIJING, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Shanghai aluminium prices rose
on Friday, buoyed by the first acceleration in China's GDP
growth in seven years, even as the country's output of the metal
posted a surprise jump for December.
* SHFE ALUMINIUM: The most-traded aluminium contract
on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) was up 1
percent at 14,770 yuan ($2,307.56) a tonne at 0202 GMT, but
still on course for a weekly drop of 2.3 percent.
* LME ALUMINIUM: In London, three mo
PRECIOUS-Gold inches up, but heads for first weekly loss in six
Gold prices edged up on Friday, supported by a weaker dollar and worries about a possible U.S. government shutdown, but the precious metal was still on track for its first weekly drop in six weeks.
IBM returns to growth after six years, but dour forecast hits shares
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters, beating analysts' estimates, but the company warned that a higher tax rate this year would eat into its profit.
Amazon's review of Toronto could escalate tension with Trump
Amazon.com Inc's(AMZN) inclusion of Canada's largest city on a list of 20 finalists for a massive new campus could escalate tensions between the tech giant and U.S. President Donald Trump. Amazon (AMZN) said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where it promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs.
Tax overhaul leads AmEx to first loss in 26 years, buyback suspension
(Reuters) - Credit card issuer American Express Co posted its first quarterly loss in 26 years and said it would not buy back shares for the next six months, both due to the impact of the recently enacted U.S. tax reform.
Home security company ADT Inc's IPO priced at $14/share
ADT Inc, a provider of security monitoring services, said on Thursday that its initial public offering was priced at $14 per share, below the expected range of $17 to $19. The 105 million share offering raised about $1.47 billion, the company said. Even at the lower valuation, the IPO is likely one of the largest in the first part of 2018.
First Carillion task force meeting 'constructive'
The group will co-ordinate efforts to support business and workers affected, government says
BRIEF-Simmons First National Corp Announces 20% Increase In Cash Dividend
* SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 20% INCREASE
CASH DIVIDEND AND TWO-FOR-ONE STOCK SPLIT
BRIEF-First Internet Bancorp Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.41
First Internet Bancorp(INBK): * REPORTS RECORD ANNUAL NET INCOME FOR 2017. * Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.41. * Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.62 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S. * - NET INTEREST INCOME FOR Q4 WAS $15.4 MILLION COMPARED TO $10.9 MILLION FOR Q4 2016 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
Tax overhaul leads AmEx to first loss in 26 years, suspend buybacks
(Reuters) - Credit card issuer American Express Co posted its first quarterly loss in 26 years and said it would not buy back shares for the next six months, both due to the impact of the recently enacted U.S. tax overhaul.
Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein
PARK CITY, Utah / LOS ANGELES, Jan 18 (Reuters) - For the
first time in three decades, producer Harvey Weinstein will not
be trudging down Park City's snowy Main Street when the Sundance
Film Festival opens Thursday, leaving the independent movie
festival marketplace without its most-watched tastemaker.
BRIEF-BancFirst Corp Reports Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.59
BancFirst Corp(BANF): * ORATION REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS. * Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.59. * Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.69 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S. * NET INTEREST INCOME FOR Q4 OF 2017 INCREASED TO $58.7 MILLION COMPARED TO $51.6 MILLION FOR Q4 OF 2016 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
IBM's first revenue rises in nearly six years tops estimates
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters and beat analysts' estimates as the company's shift into its focus areas such as cloud computing and security services gains traction.
AmEx posts first loss in 26 years on tax charge, suspends buybacks
(Reuters) - American Express Co posted its first quarterly loss in 26 years, due a $2.6 billion charge related to the U.S. tax law overhaul and the credit card issuer also said it would suspend its share buyback program for the first half of 2018.
IBM's revenue rises for the first time in nearly six years
- International Business Machines Corp's quarterly revenue rose for the first time in nearly six years, largely due to growth in its focus areas such as cloud and security services. IBM's revenue rose 3.6 percent to $22.54 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, increasing for the first time in 23 quarters.
IBM's revenue rises for the first time in nearly 6 years
International Business Machines Corp's(IBM) quarterly revenue rose for the first time in nearly six years, largely due to growth in its focus areas such as cloud and security services. IBM's (IBM) revenue rose 3.6 percent to $22.54 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, increasing for the first time in 23 quarters.
Stocks end lower as investors fret over potential shutdown
U.S. stock-market indexes closed lower on Thursday, as investors turned cautious amid concerns over a potential government shutdown. The main indexes are still hovering near record levels. The S&P 500 fell 4.53 points, or 0.2%, to 2,798.03. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index finished little-changed, slipping 2.23 points, or a fraction of 0.1%, to 7,296.05. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 97.84 points, or 0.4%, to 26,017.81. Among the worst performers on Wall Street, shares of General Electric Co. dropped 3.1% to below $17 for the first time, suffering its worst 4-day stretch in nearly eight years. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
TREASURIES-Benchmark yields at 10-month high on strong China data
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* U.S. 10-year yields hit highest since March
* 10-year inflation breakeven rate highest since February
* U.S. 10-year TIPS supply fetches strongest bid since 2014
* Two-year yields highest since September 2008
By Kate Duguid
NEW YORK, Jan 18 - Yields on U.S. 10-year notes reached a
10-month high on Thursday after China reported fourth-quarter
growth that accelerated for the first time in seven years.
China's gross domestic product grew 6.8
Brazil issues $1.5 bln in reopening of 2047 dollar bond
Brazil has issued $1.5 billion worth of a 2047 dollar bond at a spread of 271 bps over U.S. Treasuries, in a reopening that is its first sovereign debt transaction of the year, the National Treasury said on Thursday. The Treasury hired Citigroup Inc (C), HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBC) and Morgan Stanley (MS) to underwrite the reopening of its Global 2047 bond.
GE's stock suffering worst 4-day stretch in nearly 8 years
Shares of General Electric Co. sank 2.7% toward their first sub-$17 close in over six years, and the worst four-session stretch in nearly eight years, in the wake of the company's disclosure ofmassive losses in its legacy insurance business earlier this week. The has tumbled 11.3% during its four-session losing streak, the biggest four-day drop since it plummeted 12.4% during period ending May 7, 2010. GE's stock has tumbled 27% over the past three months, since the company announced its transformation plan, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has rallied 13%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Target to launch its first exclusive fragrance brand, Good Chemistry, on Jan. 21
Target Corp. is adding a fragrance brand to its roster of exclusive lines with Good Chemistry, available at all Target stores on Jan. 21. Good Chemistry will include four collections: Confident and Charming, Good and Grounded, Vibrant and Playful and Cool and Collected. Each will have four scents. All of the fragrances will be vegan and paraben-free. Good Chemistry fragrances will be priced from $9.99 to $24.99. Target's private label brands include Cat & Jack and it's new women's denim brand, Universal Thread. "Target's push into beauty demonstrates that they are trying to combat an increasing trend of sales shifting from mass merchandisers to specialty beauty stores (like Sephora or Ulta) and online (to platforms like Amazon)," said Tom Gehani, director of retail client strategy and research, at L2. "From 2011 to 2016, mass merchants like Target went from 14% of beauty sales to 12%, while specialty retailers like Sephora and Ulta grew by 22%," he added, citing research from Fung Global Retail and Technology. Target shares are up 28.5% for the past three months while the S&P 500 index is up 9.5% for the period.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Facebook names American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, first African-American, to all-white board
Facebook adds one of corporate America’s most prominent black leaders to its all-white board.
Reedeux Media seeks IPO after first coin offering sells out
U.S. tech startup Reedeux Media said it plans to list on the Nasdaq exchange later this year, seeking a valuation of up to $1 billion after selling out the first tranche of its media cryptocurrency coin offering on Thursday.
China Reports Its Fastest Economic Growth In 7 Years
China's economy, the second-largest in the world, grew by 6.9 percent in 2017. It's the first time since 2010 that the speed of China's economic growth went up rather than edging down.
Exports, consumers drive China's 6.9 percent growth in 2017
China's economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years
China's economy grows by 6.9% in 2017
It's the country's first year-on-year grow figure beats Beijing's official growth target of 6.5%, though some question China's GDP data.
Woodside Petroleum expects FY output to grow by up to 6.6 pct
Woodside Petroleum(WOPEF) said on Thursday it expects 2018 annual production to grow by up to 6.6 percent, while liquefied natural gas prices in the first quarter should reflect higher oil prices from the final quarter of last year. Australia's largest independent oil and gas producer posted 2017 production of 84.4 million barrels of oil equivalent, at the lower end of its forecast of 84-86 mmboe.
U.S. enterprise telecoms firm Avaya trades again after bankruptcy
Avaya Holdings Corp shares started trading on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, the first time the enterprise telecommunications provider has been public in more than a decade. Shares ended down 0.9 percent at $20.80. Avaya spent the past year sorting its financials in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process before listing its shares publicly this week.
BRIEF-Hyatt Hotels Enters Amendment To Second Amended And Restated Credit Agreement
Hyatt Hotels Corp(H): * HYATT HOTELS SAYS ON JAN 10, CO ENTERED INTO A FIRST AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT - SEC FILING. * Hyatt Hotels Corp(H) - AMENDMENT PROVIDES FOR A $1.5 BILLION SENIOR UNSECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY THAT MATURES ON JAN 10, 2023 Source text: Further company coverage:
BRIEF-Frontier Communications Launches Amendments To Credit Agreements With JPMorgan Chase
Frontier Communications Corp(FTR): * Frontier Communications Corp(FTR) - ON JAN 17, CO LAUNCHED AMENDMENTS TO CREDIT AGREEMENTS WITH JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A., AND COBANK ACB. * FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS-AMENDMENT TO REPLACE LEVERAGE RATIO MAINTENANCE TEST IN CREDIT AGREEMENTS WITH FIRST LIEN NET LEVERAGE RATIO MAINTENANCE TEST.
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