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Russian stock market daily evening report (September 30, 2014, Tuesday)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
European indices were mainly trading in the green zone, same as the futures for the American stocks, which indicated domination of the positive expectations at the market. Investors’ sentiment was supported by the neutral stat on the labor market in EZ; however, it was slightly spoilt by the decreased inflation and growth of alarms of deflation.

US stock market, economy and companies update (September 30, 2014)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
 US stocks markets opened under some modest pressure and quickly moved to session lows within the first hour of trade. US bond markets were recouping early losses as well, as safe haven flows sent money into bonds and gold. It appears headlines out of Russia were the major culprit. Reports circulated that Central bank had discussed options for capital controls to offset increasing outflows.

European stock market, economy and companies update (September 30, 2014)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
Treasury and Gilt yields rise after declining on Monday's session; Euro zone bond yields move lower following Euro Zone CPI data. European officials continue to express content with weaker euro (French Economy Min Macron). Peripheral equity indices supported by weaker than expected core CPI data. RBS rises on expectation of lower impairment charges; Peripheral equities outperform following Monday's underperformance

Russian stock market daily morning report (September 30, 2014, Tuesday)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
The matter of easing sanctions of EU regarding Russia will be considered today. However, there is not much hope for easing – yesterday Merkel announced that she believed cutting sanctions was early. China’s PMI posted this morning will make a negative impact on the commodity and exchange markets of emerging states, including Russian grounds. We might also get more negative from the output of unemployment data in EU.

UK stock market morning note (September 30, 2014)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
 The FTSE 100 is called to open flat this morning following the overnight performances on Wall Street and in Asia on concerns over the geo-political backdrop amid reports of new clashes in Ukraine together with the ongoing situation in Iraq and the protests in Hong Kong. Overnight we had economic news out of China with the HSBC final manufacturing PMI reading for September revised to 50.2 (50.5).

Indian stock market daily morning report (September 30, 2014, Tuesday)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
 Benchmark shares indices ended tad lower on Monday, amid a volatile trading session, with financials leading the decline ahead of the RBI monetary policy review tomorrow. The 30-share Sensex ended down 29 points at 26,597 and the 50-share Nifty lost 10 points to close at 7,959. Shares of IT and pharma shares which generate most of their revenues from exports ended higher on the back of a weakening rupee against the US dollar. Further, US GDP growth also boosted sentiment for IT majors.


Global Outlook

Fear Factor

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
I have noted over the past couple of months that the world is a pretty tense place right now. It also seems like there are a lot of entities that are using fear tactics to further their own agenda. What should we really concern ourselves with and what is merely smoke and mirrors?

What tearing down the iPhone 6 tells us about the direction of smartphones and computers

September 27, 2014, Saturday
Some people get excited about the day when the newest iPhone goes on sale because they want to buy one. I get excited about the day with the newest iPhone goes on sale because it means I can read the results of the teardowns that show what chips are inside the phone

Ebola, The Tipping Point

September 27, 2014, Saturday
We are currently in the midst of the largest ever Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, and this could just be the beginning. The number of cases and deaths has risen steadily, from a handful of people in Guinea at the end of March 2014 to several thousand now (Figure 1 below), not only in Guinea, but in Liberia, Sierra Leone, recently extending to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

How Falling Oil Prices Could Trigger An “Unpredictable and Dangerous Mess”

September 27, 2014, Saturday
The dive in crude oil prices continued yesterday as yet another selloff targeted the energy sector for a particularly big hit. Of course, this too shall pass. The crude oil markets are oversold and a rebalancing will bring prices back up a bit over the near term. But the prospect of a protracted decline in oil prices is beginning to have broader policy implications in dangerous parts of the world, where rising prices have been the norm for most of the last decade.


Shemaroo Entertainment IPO note

September 16, 2014, Tuesday
Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd (SEL) is an integrated media content house in India with activities across content acquisition, value addition to content and content distribution. Its content Library consists of more than 2,900 titles including 700+ of “perpetual rights”. “Perpetual Rights”, allows the company to distribute content worldwide for a perpetual period across all mediums.

Relaxo Footwears 1QFY2015 performance highlights and results update

September 16, 2014, Tuesday
Relaxo Footwears (Relaxo), predominantly a low value mass-product (‘Hawaii’) company, has over the years gained a respectable market share in the mid-market segment by successfully establishing specialized high-value products like 'Flite' and 'Sparx'.