News for February 2nd 2011


EU Leaders Plan Euro Pledge as Investors Bet on Debt Strategy

Coal, Zinc Mines Close, Ships Flee as Cyclone Yasi Nears Australian Coast

BBVA Fourth-Quarter Profit Jumps, Helped by Mexican Earnings (BBVA)

U.K. January Construction Returns to Growth on Weather

European Producer Prices Increase the Most Since 2008, Adding to ECB Fears

Hewlett-Packard Says Product Availability Affected by Intel Chipset Flaw (HPQ)

Amazon to Launch Film Streaming Service (AMZN/NFLX)

Fed Passes China in Treasury Holdings

Dear Nokia and Microsoft CEOs (MSFT/NOK)

ARM President Calls Time on Intel (ARMH/INTC)

Battle of the Smartphones: Deutsche and UBS Join the Debate

Investors Pile Into Egypt Fund (EGPT)

Individual Traders Returned in Force in January

More Manufacturers Warn of Rising Input Costs

408 Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs Sold in US during January

Daimler Says Fuel-Cell Vehicles Will Cost the Same as Disel Hybrids by 2015

Today's Upgrades and Downgrades

Ann Taylor raises Q4 outlook: sales from ~$500M to ~$515M, comps up about 11%, gross margin of about 51% (ANN)

Mattel EPS $0.89 vs. $0.86 cons, revs $2.12bn vs. $2.09bn cons (MAT)

Time Warner Q4 EPS of $0.68, $0.06 better. Revenue $7.8B, vs $7.48B.  Ups qtr dividend 11%, 2.9% yield (TWX)

Whirlpool Q4 EPS of $2.11, $0.15 worse, Revs $5.04B, vs $4.84B.  Sees FY2011 $12-$13, or $8-$9 ex-tax credit, vs $9 (WHR)

The CMA Sovereign Risk Monitor (CDS Values):

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