17/12/2010

13H30...MARCHES-0.3%...BON WEEK END!

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stocks are seen opening flat Friday, in line with U.S. futures. Michael Hewson at CMC Markets called the DJIA and S&P 500 unchanged at 11499.25 and 1242.87, respectively. Volatility might be enhanced as triple witching will take place during the session. "Volumes are thin, markets are winding down for Christmas and this will probably be the last proper trading day of 2010," said Hewson.

At 1152 GMT, S&P 500 futures were up 7.64 points at 1242.87, Nasdaq 100 futures were up 15.57 points at 2218.02 and Dow industrial futures were down 14.00 points at 11423.00.

EUROPEAN MARKETS: European markets are higher midday, with investors comforted by news that European Union finance ministers have agreed to create a crisis fund to contain future debt uncertainties. However, concerns about the current debt crisis were once again heightened after Moody's downgraded Ireland's credit rating to Baa1 from Aa2.

London's FTSE 100 is down 0.2% at 5869.54, as sovereign debt worries continue to haunt the market, with traders noting increased volatility on 'triple witching' day, when index futures, index options and single-stock options expire. At the same time, investors were still digesting news that European Union leaders agreed on the treaty changes required to establish a 'permanent crisis mechanism' in 2013. In stocks, Autonomy shares up 2.5%, after Oracle, Accenture and RIM report better than expected results on Wall Street Thursday and raise their guidance. Meanwhile, real estate stocks posted bumper gains after Credit Suisse raised the sector weighting to overweight. Hammerson up 2.1% and British Land also up 2.2%.

Bunds are stable despite the German Ifo business climate index rising more than forecast. At 1150 GMT, March bunds were up 0.67 at 124.54, while March gilts were up 0.88 at 118.16.

The euro was moderately higher across the board in European trading hours as data showed German business confidence climbing to a record high, offsetting the negative impact of a five-notch downgrade of Ireland's credit rating. At 1150 GMT, the dollar was lower at Y83.99, the euro up at $1.3290 and the pound was down at $1.5580.
MOODY'S DOWNGRADES IRELAND: Moody's downgrades Ireland to Baa1 from Aa2, keeping its negative outlook, on the view that the government's financial strength could deteriorate further if economic growth were to miss its projections.

QATAR RUMORED TO EYE SAP STAKE: There is speculation that Qatar could take a stake in SAP, following an interview with the Economy and Finance Minster in Financial Times Deutschland.
GERMAN BUSINESS CONFIDENCE HITS FRESH RECORD HIGH: The euro zone's fiscal crisis hasn't dented German business confidence and economic growth should remain robust going into 2011, the Ifo measure of sentiment shows, hitting a fresh record high in December.

CHINA TO LIBERALIZE INTEREST RATES GRADUALLY: People's Bank of China says that China will gradually make interest rates more market-determined and that interest rate liberalization can improve the allocation of resources, adding to calls from officials for a shake-up of China's rigid interest rate regime.

EURO-ZONE OCTOBER TRADE BALANCE REMAINS IN SURPLUS: The euro zone's balance in trade of goods with the rest of the world remained in surplus in October, and was double the level reported in September, data from the European Union's statistics agency shows.

  • AFP le 17/12/2010 à 13:15

La Bourse de Paris à l'équilibre à la mi-journée :

 

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Le palais Brongniart, siège historique de la Bourse de Paris
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La Bourse de Paris évoluait autour de l'équilibre vendredi à la mi-journée, réagissant peu à la sévère dégradation de la note irlandaise par l'agence de notation Moody's.

A 12H55 (11H55 GMT), l'indice vedette cédait 1,81 point (-0,04%) à 3.886,55 points dans un volume d'échanges soutenu de 1,462 milliard d'euros, favorisé par les "quatre sorcières", soit l'expiration de contrats à terme.

Le marché parisien a renoué à l'ouverture avec les 3.900 points, saluant les avancées du sommet de Bruxelles pour gérer de futures crises européennes.

L'effet positif s'est ensuite estompé au fil de la matinée malgré la publication de l'indice Ifo, baromètre du climat des affaires, qui a atteint un nouveau record en décembre.

Sur le front des valeurs, ArcelorMittal était en tête du CAC 40 (+2,49% à 29 euros) suivi par Capgemini (+2,28% à 34,96 euros) qui profitait des résultats et des prévisions d'Accenture.

Le groupe américain de services informatiques a dégagé un bénéfice net de 534,7 millions de dollars au premier trimestre et a relevé ses prévisions de résultats annuels.

Total prenait 0,22% à 39,99 euros. Le groupe pétrolier et le canadien Suncor Energy vont mettre en commun leurs intérêts dans trois projets dans les sables bitumineux au Canada, au prix du versement par le pétrolier français d'une soulte de 1,3 milliard d'euros.

La plupart des bancaires étaient en baisse, après l'abaissement de la note irlandaise par l'agence Moody's: Crédit Agricole reculait de 1,20% à 10,22 euros et BNP Paribas 1,14% à 50,01 euros.

Hors CAC 40, Stallergenes lâchait 1,13% à 59,23 euros alors qu'Ares Life Sciences, a officiellement déposé son projet d'offre publique d'achat pour acquérir les 54% du français qu'il ne détient pas.

Le titre du groupe Ingenico a été suspendu avant l'ouverture du marché alors qu'il a été approché par un investisseur non déclaré pour racheter l'intégralité de son capital, au prix de 28 euros par action.

à bientôt , Claude.

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