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Gettin' tight over there...wonder what's next on a low closing?
Nikkei slips 0.7 pct, 26-year low in sight
(Updates to midday close)
TOKYO, March 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average fell 0.7 percent on Tuesday as drugmakers such as Astellas Pharma (4503.T) slid amid worries about their global competitiveness after Merck (MRK.N) proposed to take over Schering-Plough (SGP.N).
The Nikkei booked a 26-year closing low of 7,086.03 on Monday, and many market players expect it to break below the 26-year low hit in October of 6,994.90 sometime in the next few days.
The benchmark Nikkei .N225 shed 52.76 points to 7,033.27, after briefly turning positive at one stage.
The broader Topix declined 1.2 percent to 701.70. It lost 1.5 percent on Monday to book a fresh 25-year closing low.
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
reply to post by tribewilder
Chinas & Japan doen...the others in the green...hhhmmm...
S&P 500 +5.70 681.60 3/9 11:26pm
Fair Value 676.12 3/9 10:06pm
NASDAQ +7.75 1054.75 3/9 11:26pm
Fair Value 1043.86 3/9 10:06pm
Dow Jones +51.00 6579.00 3/9 11:26pm
IBM building technology center in Iowa, creates 1300 jobs
E-mail Business and Law By Rick C. Hodgin
Thursday, January 15, 2009 14:51
Dubuque (IA) - In contrast to the many layoffs being reported on in recent weeks, here's a company that's expanding and increasing jobs in some way. Still, this news sits on the heels of layoff rumors that could substantially dwarf any new hires seen here. Today, IBM has announced it will open a new technology service delivery center in Dubuque, Iowa, creating up to 1,300 local information technology jobs.
Border Patrol +11,000
FBI Hiring +850
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard +700
Originally posted by tribewilder
The Hang Seng is up 312.38 right now.
Does anyone know why?
Just seems really weird..
There's yer problem...
HSBC Rises in Hong Kong, Reversing Yesterday’s Last-Minute Drop
March 10 (Bloomberg) -- HSBC Holdings Plc jumped in Hong Kong, reversing a tumble in the closing seconds of trading yesterday that the city’s government said is being investigated.
The stock rose 14 percent to HK$37.65 at 10:18 a.m. local time. That returned the shares to where they traded before yesterday’s closing auction, when the price dropped to HK$33 from HK$37 in a single transaction.