Global Daily round-up (25-01-2012)

Global Daily round-up  (25-01-2012)

US markets closed mixed on Tuesday; the S&P 500 finished down 0.1%, the Nasdaq up 0.1% while the Dow Jones traded 0.3% lower. US stock futures are up this morning; in aftermarket trading Apple’s share price rose to more than $460 per share after first quarter profits more than doubled year-on-year to $13.1bn, mainly driven by better-than-expected sales of the iPhone. Later today the Fed is forecast to keep interest rates unchanged and is to release all 17 of its policymakers’ rate projections for 2012 and the next few years, which could signal an extended period of very low interest rates.

European markets are trading mixed this morning ahead of the releases of a key German business sentiment indicator for January and the minutes from the January meeting of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. The first estimate of UK Q4 GDP has come in at -0.2%, bringing in economic growth for the full-year to 0.8%. The FTSE Eurofirst 300 was down 0.2% and in London the FTSE 100 was up 0.1% in early morning trading. Chip designer for many Apple products ARM Holdings, is up 3.5% following Apple’s strong quarterly report.

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