Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Shipbuilding, Transportation Equipment and Finance&Investment sectors led shares lower. At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 2.88%. The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were The Kansai Electric Power Co. (TOKYO:9503), which fell 0.70% or 9.5 points to trade at 1349.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Taisei Corp. (TOKYO:1801) fell 0.71% or 5.0 points to end at 703.0 and Nichirei Corp. (TOKYO:2871) was down 0.95% or 8.0 points to 834.0 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:8233), which fell 5.59% or 66.0 points to trade at 1114.0 at the close. Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:5214) declined 5.27% or 34.0 points to end at 611.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:5202) was down 5.11% or 7.0 points to 130.0. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1821 to 61. The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 28.52% to 23.75 a new 3-months high. Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.48% or 0.89 to $58.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.24% or 0.79 to hit $62.48 a barrel, while the August Gold contract rose 0.64% or 7.50 to trade at $1180.70 a troy ounce. USD/JPY was down 0.82% to 122.84, while EUR/JPY fell 1.54% to 136.22. The US Dollar Index was up 0.32% at 95.91.
Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Construction, Real Estate and Rubber sectors led shares lower. At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.34%. The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (TOKYO:2002), which rose 5.00% or 78.0 points to trade at 1637.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:5202) added 4.48% or 6.0 points to end at 140.0 and Fujitsu Ltd. (TOKYO:6702) was up 4.35% or 30.4 points to 728.6 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (TOKYO:9502), which fell 3.47% or 70.0 points to trade at 1945.0 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7735) declined 2.94% or 27.0 points to end at 891.0 and Nitto Denko Co (TOKYO:6988) was down 2.76% or 266.0 points to 9382.0. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1014 to 866 and 3 ended unchanged. Shares in Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (TOKYO:2002) rose to all time highs; up 5.00% or 78.0 to 1637.0. The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.15% to 18.55. Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.78% or 0.47 to $60.78 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.50% or 0.33 to hit $65.16 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 0.21% or 2.50 to trade at $1191.90 a troy ounce. USD/JPY was down 0.15% to 123.94, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 138.47. The US Dollar Index was down 0.22% at 95.78.
Фондовые индексы Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона (АТР) упали в понедельник с достигнутого по итогам прошлой недели максимума за два месяца на фоне дальнейшего ослабления курса евро, укрепления иены, роста цен на гособлигации США. Инвесторы выходят из рисковых активов из-за победы Коалиции радикальных левых сил ("СИРИЗА") на парламентских выборах в Греции. Сводный фондовый индекс региона MSCI Asia Pacific снизился на 0,3% - до 140,72 пункта. Японский Nikkei 225 опустился на 0,3%, более широкий Topix - на 0,1%. Япония сократила экспорт в декабре на 12,9% в годовом выражении, тогда как эксперты в среднем ожидали падения на 11.2%. Сингапурский фондовый индекс Straits Times упал на 0,3%, южнокорейский Kospi почти не изменился. Китайский Shanghai Composite вырос на 1%. Биржи Австралии и Индии закрыты 26 января в связи с государственными праздниками. После подсчета 99,8% голосов "СИРИЗА" получает 36,34% голосов и 149 мест в 300-местном парламенте. Это данные с учетом "бонуса" в 50 мест, который в Греции получает партия, занимающая первое место по итогам выборов. У ближайшего преследователя "СИРИЗЫ", партии "Новая демократия", 27,8% и 76 мест. При этом "СИРИЗА" и занявшие 5-е место "Независимые греки" договорились о формировании коалиции, которой будет принадлежать абсолютное большинство в парламенте Греции. По оценкам экспертов, результаты греческих выборов обеспечат рынкам очередной всплеск неопределенности, поскольку "СИРИЗА" выступает против жестких мер экономии и стремится согласовать новые условия взаимодействия с кредиторами страны. "До конца прошлой недели консенсус-прогноз говорил о том, что Греция пролонгирует свои долговые обязательства и останется в еврозоне, однако теперь нелегко предсказать, пойдут ли греки на это", - отметил главный аналитик фондовых рынков из Okasan Securities Сёдзи Хиракава. Акции PetroChina Co. и China Coal Energy Co. подешевели более чем на 2% на торгах в Гонконге, Inpex Corp. - на 1,4% в Токио, так как цены на нефть упали до минимума более чем за шесть лет. Цена бумаг брокера Citic Securities Co. уменьшилась на 2,1% как в Гонконге, так и в Шанхае. Рыночная стоимость японского производителя стекольной продукции Nippon Sheet Glass Co., для которой Европа является основным рынком, сократилась на 2,8% из-за результатов греческих выборов. Вместе с тем курс акций производителя шин Bridgestone Corp. вырос на 2,9%, поскольку Morgan Stanley повысил рейтинг его бумаг. Котировки ценных бумаг застройщика Keppel Land Ltd. взлетели на 25% на торгах в Сингапуре. Материнская компания Keppel Corp. предложила выкупить акции подразделения за $2,4 млрд.
French buyers warn of UK job losses as part of plan to save £122m a year after purchase of British engineering firmEngineering firm Invensys has become the latest British company to fall to a foreign rival after agreeing to a £3.4bn takeover by France's Schneider Electric.London-based Invensys, which develops computer systems for refineries, chemical and nuclear plants, employs more than 1,100 people in the UK – around 6% of its workforce. If shareholders approve the deal, the new company will have a combined UK workforce of more than 4,600 and a global staff of 156,000. But Schneider is warning of possible job losses as it aims to save €140m (£122m) a year.The French group sees potential to cut costs in overlapping corporate and support functions, and signalled it could offload non-core divisions within Invensys, including its appliance arm, which makes controls for washing machines.Manuel Cortes, leader of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association, which represents the majority of the staff at Invensys, said the union was seeking an urgent meeting with management: "We have heard rumours of job cuts following the takeover but no hard information from the company itself. We are now seeking an urgent meeting to clarify the situation."We are talking about a highly skilled workforce and we would be surprised if the new owners did not want use that workforce to further its business plans."Sir Nigel Rudd, chairman of Invensys, said there was a "strong strategic fit" between the two companies, adding that the cash and shares offer was a "very attractive outcome" for shareholders. City veteran Rudd was chairman of Pilkington Glass and Boots when these companies were sold to foreign buyers.Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and chief executive of Schneider, said it was an "exciting day" for both companies. "We warmly welcome Invensys' team and believe that the combined business will provide new and larger growth opportunities for employees and customers."The takeover puts senior staff, excluding board executives, in line for special awards worth up to 200% of salary over a three-year period. Other employees who stay with the group could be entitled to a payout worth 150% of salary, as part of a €4bn bonus pool.Invensys has long been seen as ripe for takeover, a view that stuck when it sold off its rail division to Siemens of Germany last year to cover a shortfall in its pension scheme and return £625m in cash to shareholders.Tom Dobell, manager of the £7bn M&G Recovery fund, and the biggest single shareholder in Invensys with 9% of its stock, said management had "done an outstanding job at getting the business to a stage where someone wanted to bid for it".Dobell pointed to the deal that Invensys struck with Siemens, which revealed how chronically undervalued the stock was. Siemens paid £1,740m for the company's rail signalling division at a time when the total stockmarket capitalisation of Invensys was £1,760m. "They effectively sold a third of their business for the entire market value of the company at the time."Dobell, who has held Invensys shares for ten years, said that the Schneider deal indicated a renewed appetite for mergers and acquisitions after a long period in which companies have focussed on paying off debts, restructuring their balance sheets and improving cashflow.Schneider's acquisition of Invensys so soon after the Siemens buyout of the rail business will raise concerns about the survival of major UK independent engineering names at a time when the government is aiming for a domestic manufacturing revival. But Dobell added: "Invensys, like many of our UK industrial holdings, has used the last 15-20 years to diversify internationally. It may be quoted in London, but the number of software engineers it has in the UK is at best modest. UK companies have been very active in acquiring overseas, and we can't have it both ways."Profile: Sir Nigel RuddRudd is often described as the busiest man in the city. An accountant by training, he co-founded industrial conglomerate Williams Holdings in 1982, leading the company for almost two decades when it snapped up household names from Crown paints to Yale locks.After Williams was split up into separate companies in 2000, Rudd become a serial executive director. At one point he had a seat in the boardroom in half a dozen different companies. He served as a former deputy chair of Barclays, but is best known as a wheeler dealer chairman who allowed well-known brands Boots and Pilkington Glass to be sold to international buyers.PendragonPendragon motor showrooms was spun out of Williams Holdings in 2000, rapidly growing its 19 dealerships to become the country's biggest car dealer with more than 250 outlets. With Rudd in the chair, Pendragon snapped up smaller Harrogate-based rival CD Bramall for £230m in 2003, followed by Wearside-based Reg Vardy for £450m in 2005.Alliance BootsRudd was appointed chairman of Alliance Boots in 2000 and remained at the helm when it agreed to a £11.1bn takeover by private equity-firm KKR in 2007. The deal went through at top of the market and Rudd, who left soon after, is believed to have pocketed £4m.Pilkington GlassRudd joined the board of Pilkington Glass in 1993 and as chairman oversaw the £2.2bn sale to its largest shareholder, Nippon Sheet Glass of Japan, in 2006.InvensysRudd quit his boardroom role at Barclays bank in 2009 to concentrate on Invensys, following his appointment the previous year. On Wednesday the engineering firm announced that it was going to be taken over by France's Schneider Electric in a £3.4bn deal.And the deal he didn't make …Heathrow AirportSpanish building group Ferrovial took over BAA, owner of Heathrow airport, two years before Rudd became chairman. Over the past two years he has watched as the Spanish group has cut its 50% stake to 34%, selling off tranches to Qatari and Chinese investment funds.Profile by Jennifer RankinInvensysEngineeringFranceEuropeManufacturing sectorJennifer RankinPatrick Collinsontheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
Новый завод станет дочерней структурой SP Glass Holdings B.V., проектной компании ОАО "Роснано". Он будет построен в рамках совместного проекта "Роснано", голландской Pilkington (контролируется японской Nippon Sheet Glass, NSG), группы компаний СТиС и Европейского банка реконструкции и развития (ЕБРР).