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Brazil Stocks Fall Slightly After Reducing Losses And Real Progress : http://newish.info/24585-brazil-stocks-fall-slightly-after-reducing-losses-and-real-progress
TREASURIES-Prices gain after recent losses; downturn intact
* Europe remains in focus, better U.S. data shrugged off* Bearish trend in Treasuries still seenBy Gertrude Chavez-DreyfussNEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt prices advanced on Thursday, with 30-year bonds snapping a six-session losing streak as a rally in stocks lost momentum after soft earnings from JPMorgan Chase & Co and concerns about Europe’s plan to recapitalize its banks.Retail buying also helped, traders said, with real money accounts spotted in the five- to seven-year sector.An auction of $13 billion in U.S. 30-year bonds attracted strong interest, with a record low yield of 3.120 percent compared with market forecasts of 3.157 percent. That propelled 30-year bond prices even higher and pushed yields to session lows.The bid-to-cover ratio, which gauges demand by comparing total bids with the amount offered, was 2.94, above the 12-month average.Many had expected robust demand at the auction anyway given how much 30-year bonds have cheapened in recent sessions. And for some, the Federal Reserve’s buying of long bonds suggested that these securities offered good value.Overall, most analysts have pinned Thursday’s gains in the Treasury market on the slide in stocks and any caution that has resurfaced could be short-lived.”What we’re seeing is a classic bond market response to modest equity market weakness,” said Jonathan Lewis, chief investment officer, at Samson Capital Advisors in New York, with assets under management of $7.7 billion.”This is a stocks down, bonds up trade, with no material economic catalyst other than we had several days of stocks run-up and bonds sell-off,” he added.Headlines in Europe, however, continued to attract attention, with the latest news suggesting euro zone banks would be given about six months to strengthen their capital under what could be hefty recapitalization schemes.On balance, though, most investors still believe the European crisis is under control and measures are being taken to avert another credit crunch.While the bounce in Treasuries could carry on, the general trend for most is still lower, with yields seen tracking higher.”The general sense and feeling is that there is hopefully positive news out of Europe. So it’s still a bearish stance out there on Treasuries,” said Suvrat Prakash, interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.”Going into last week, every few days there would be some sort of negative news and it was just one after the other. And now just the absence of that has allowed our nerves to calm down a bit.”Volume in the Treasury market was $178.486 billion after 12 p.m. Eastern time (1600 GMT), about 15 percent higher than the 20-day moving average for that time of $155.535 billion, ICAP said.The Treasury market, meanwhile, shrugged off a weekly jobless claims report that many saw as a faintly positive sign for the economy, which would normally spur selling in Treasuries.New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits edged downward last week, according to a government report on Thursday that pointed to a modest improvement in the labor market at the start of the fourth quarter.In late afternoon trading, the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was up 11/32 in price, last yielding 2.18 percent, down 4 basis points from Wednesday.The 30-year bond rose 1-3/32 in price, yielding 3.14 percent, down five basis points from 3.19 percent at Wednesday’s close.Market attention has now shifted to nearby resistance at 3.20 percent, analysts said, corresponding to a series of lows in price that formed between Sept. 6-16.RBC Capital Market’s chief technical strategist George Davis said a daily close above 3.20 percent would confirm the market’s bearish view on U.S. debt, exposing the 38.2 percent Fibonacci retracement of the July-October decline in yields at 3.35.
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Europe eyes bigger Greek losses for banks
Ahead of a make-or-break summit of European leaders on October 23 at which a comprehensive new Franco-German crisis plan is expected to be discussed, four euro zone officials told Reuters that a “haircut” of between 30 and 50 percent for Greece’s private creditors was under consideration.That is far more than the 21 percent loss they had asked banks, pension funds and other financial institutions to accept in July as part of a second rescue package for Athens. Since then, the Greek economy has sunk deeper into recession, fanning fears of an outright default and forcing euro zone leaders to consider more radical action to stem their crisis.To restore confidence in the banking system, they are also working on plans to shore up the balance sheets of banks through recapitalizations.An EU source told Reuters that the European Banking Authority, which is conducting an assessment of bank capital needs, was likely to mark down their holdings of sovereign debt to market value and apply a 9 percent core Tier 1 capital ratio when deciding whether they need more funds.European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Wednesday that the bloc should take a fully coordinated approach to recapitalizations and only use its rescue fund, the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), as a last resort — a key demand by Europe’s biggest economy Germany.He also called for a permanent rescue fund to replace the EFSF from the middle of next year instead of in 2013, an idea that German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble also backed.The German banking association hit back at elements of Barroso’s proposals, saying his idea to ban banks from paying out dividends pending recapitalization would hamper efforts to raise capital.Greece’s debt mountain is forecast to climb to 357 billion euros this year, or 162 percent of its annual economic output. So far, euro zone governments have failed so far to come up with a convincing plan for how to cope with it.”We are negotiating in every way to lighten this debt,” Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.A euro zone official told Reuters the final level for private sector participation had not been set and it was unclear as yet how banks would react to the new demands.”A voluntary participation is the target, for now at least, and many feel strongly that we must avoid any risk of a full default,” the official said, requesting anonymity.POLITICAL TURMOILTwo years into a crisis that leaders have warned could plunge western economies back into recession, the 17-nation currency zone is struggling to deliver the “big bang” crisis solution that foreign governments, economists and investors say is needed to stop the rot.Complicating their task is political turmoil in some member states. Italy is braced for a confidence vote in Silvio Berlusconi’s government and Slovak leaders scrambled on Wednesday to secure approval for a stronger EFSF.The European Union’s top economic official said in Dublin that the currency bloc was in a “very dangerous situation” and pressed governments to take strong action at their summit, which was pushed back a week to give leaders time to come up with a new strategy for Greece and their ailing banks.Inspectors from Europe and the International Monetary Fund gave a green light on Tuesday for Greece to receive an aid payment needed to avert default.New data on Wednesday showed the country’s budget deficit widening. And Greek tax inspectors vowed to strike next week in protest at wage and pension cuts. Much of the country is expected to be shut down by a general strike on October 19.Despite the turmoil, markets have welcomed a promise by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to come up with a “comprehensive plan” for resolving the crisis by the end of this month. The euro pushed up to its top level against the dollar nearly a month on Wednesday.In a sign that France might be moving closer toward accepting Germany’s position on bank recapitalization, budget minister Valerie Pecresse said France would use public money for this if needed and would not fall back on the EFSF.Even so, investors worry that political leaders will disappoint markets again at the European summit later this month and a G20 summit Sarkozy will host in Cannes on November 3-4.”If they deliver what they normally deliver, which is well below expectations, then risk assets will sell off and the euro will come under pressure once again,” Graham Neilson, chief investment strategist at credit hedge fund firm Cairn Capital, told Reuters.DEEP CONCERNItaly’s President Giorgio Napolitano, in an unusually blunt statement, expressed deep concern on Wednesday about the ability of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government to deliver on promised economic reforms.The Italian leader, who came under renewed pressure to step down last week after suggesting his party rename itself with a vulgar slang term for female genitalia, suffered another embarrassment late on Tuesday when he failed to pass a key budget provision.Berlusconi planned to address parliament on Thursday, with a confidence vote likely the following day.”We must act quickly, we have already wasted too much time,” Italian central bank governor and incoming ECB President Mario Draghi said in a speech in Rome, referring to Italy’s chaotic reform drive.One positive on Wednesday was a deal between Slovakia’s fallen government and the opposition, that is expected to lead to parliamentary approval later this week of new powers for the EFSF to buy bonds and recapitalize banks.A country of just 5.4 million people, Slovakia is the only euro zone member that has not approved the enhanced fund.The euro crisis has stoked new fears about global growth only three years after the bankruptcy of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers unleashed a financial meltdown that plunged the world into recession.Alcoa, the largest U.S. aluminum producer, said recession fears were knocking prices for the metal lower.”It almost looks like the world is worrying itself into another recession and that should not be allowed to happen,” the company’s CEO Klaus Kleinfeld said.($1 = 0.733 Euros)
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How The Mighty Have Fallen. Nintendo To Post Huge Losses
Nintendo is set to announce it’s largest losses in the company’s 27 year history. Although the company remains profitable, they are expected to announce losses totalling 1.3 billion USD. After completely failing at 3rd Party support for the Wii, they also have taken large hits with their new handheld the 3DS, but also dropping the ball at this year’s E3 Expo with the unveiling of the Wii U. Even with the company still profitable, with 1.3 billion in losses is a huge setback and once again will have Nintendo trying to redeem itself again. Check out the Joystiq article below:
Nintendo will announce its earnings on Thursday for the first half of the fiscal year ending in March — and the Nikkei business daily reports the House of Mario won’t deliver happy news. Nikkei (via Reuters) expects the company to announce a recurring loss of ¥100 billion ($1.32B), a greater loss than the predicted ¥55 billion ($725M). Nikkei estimates Nintendo’s full-year operating profit will be ¥35 billion ($461M) come March.
In Nintendo’s revised earnings forecast for the year, announced back in July, the company dropped its estimated profit by 82 percent to ¥20 billion ($257M), from the ¥110 billion ($1.41B) it originally intended to earn.
At the time, the company stated the new projection was to reflect “trends of stronger-than-expected yen appreciation and sales performance, the decided price reduction of the Nintendo 3DS hardware, and the sales outlook for the holiday season.”