24/11/2010

14h57....un peu mieux.NY attendu en hausse.$ up again...

U.S. stock futures edged higher on Wednesday, but sentiment was cautious ahead of a raft of economic data and concerns over sovereign-debt levels in the euro zone.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 16 points to 11030 and S&P 500 futures rose 2.50 points to 1180.30. Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 2.50 to 2121.50.

The blue-chip Dow index slumped 142.21 points, or 1.3%, on Tuesday, falling for two consecutive trading days.

The economic calendar is busy Wednesday ahead of tomorrow's Thanksgiving holiday. Data on weekly jobless claims, personal income and durable-goods orders will be released at 8:30 a.m., EST.

Shortly after the U.S. stock market opens, the University of Michigan consumer-sentiment index for November is due, to be followed by housing-market data.

On the corporate front, jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. (TIF) and machinery group Deere & Co. (DE) are scheduled to report results Wednesday.

Shares of Oracle Corp. (ORCL) could be active Wednesday after a jury ruled that German software group SAP AG (SAP) must pay Oracle $1.3 billion because of intellectual-property theft.

U.S.-listed shares of SAP fell 2.2% in thin premarket trading.

In Asia, South Korea's Kospi Composite ended down 0.2%, paring most of its intraday losses.

Global markets were rattled on Tuesday by news that North Korea had launched an artillery attack on a South Korean island.

Tuesday's move by North Korea "reflects its longstanding pattern of provocations," said Evan Feigenbaum, strategist at Eurasia Group, in a note. "But other countries, including South Korea, are unlikely to undertake a major escalation."

In Europe, most stock markets gained, buoyed by news that Germany's Ifo business-sentiment index surged to its highest levels since the nation was reunified.

Sovereign-debt worries, however, continued to simmer. Portugal was hit by a general strike over austerity measures, while the Irish government was due to present its four-year budget plan.

The euro, meanwhile, remained under heavy selling pressure. It fell 0.7% to trade at $1.3307.

Oil futures were slightly higher at $81.56 a barrel in electronic trading.

les INDICES A 14H58..

BEL 20 * 2596.63 12.38 0.48 %  
AEX 25 * 337.10 2.28 0.68 %  
CAC 40 * 3745.84 21.42 0.58 %  
Euronext 100 * 680.34 4.25 0.63 %  
Next 150 * 1575.31 10.39 0.66 %  
DAX 30 6809.42 104.42 1.56 %  
MIB 30 19,944.49 -6.47 -0.03 %  
IBEX 35 10,388.20 0.00 0.00 %  
SMI 6,445.23 51.44 0.80 %  
SLI 1,010.83 9.74 0.97 %  
SPI 5,747.63 38.89 0.68 %  
FTSE™ 100 5636.19 54.91 0.98 %  
Dow Jones * 11,036.37 -142.21 -1.27 %  
Nasdaq 100 2,116.61 0.00 0.00 %  
Nasdaq 2,494.95 0.00 0.00 %  
OMX Nordic 40 1,017.98 8.38 0.83 %  
OMX Helsinki 25 2,455.96 25.38 1.04 %  
OMX Stockholm 30 1,095.27 6.47 0.59 %  
OMX Copenhagen 20 430.02 0.59 0.14 %

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