Philippines - Market factors to watch on March 27

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:28pm EDT

MANILA, March 27 (Reuters) - Following is a list of
company-related and market news that could affect the local
market.
    
---------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0015 GMT --------------
                   INSTRUMENT   LAST      PCT CHG   NET CHG
 S&P 500                        1563.77      0.78    12.08
 USD/JPY                        94.58        0.19     0.18
 10-YR US TSY YLD               1.92         0.28     0.01
 SPOT GOLD                      1599.91      0.08     1.32
 US CRUDE                       96.14       -0.21    -0.20
 DOW JONES                      14559.65     0.77   111.90 
 ASIA ADRS                      135.89       0.22     0.30
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    GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares, euro steady after U.S. data -
RTRS 
    SE Asia Stocks-Bangkok extends gain; Jakarta at 2-week high
    
    
    WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
    - Southeast Asia Cement Holdings Inc holds special
stockholders' meeting, New World Makati Hotel, Makati City, 9:00
a.m. [0100 GMT]
    
    STOCKS TO WATCH
    - SAN MIGUEL CORP 
    The Philippine conglomerate has so far mandated eight banks
as lead arrangers and bookrunners for a $1.3 billion five-year
term loan, Basis Point reported citing unnamed sources.
 
    
    - SM PRIME HOLDINGS INC 
    Five banks have signed a $300 million five-year term loan
for shopping mall operator SM Prime, Basis Point reported citing
unnamed sources. 
    
    MARKET NEWS
> Nikkei edges up on Wall St gains; ex-dividend caps gains 
> Data lifts Dow to a record, S&P near record close        
> TREASURIES-Prices gain as Cyprus fears remain           
> Euro near 4-mth low vs dlr as Cyprus concerns linger   
> Gold falls for 3rd day on euro calm, bright US data    
> Oil up on US data, Brent premium to US crude shrinks    
    
    REUTERS NEWS - PHILIPPINES
> C.bank releases new effective forex indexes     
> Philippine imports post first fall in 5 mths    
    
    ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKETS
    S.Korea       China      Hong Kong    
    Taiwan       India       Australia/NZ 
     
    OTHER MARKETS
    Currency      Eurostocks      JP bonds  
    ADR Report    LME metals  
         
    STOCKS NEWS
    US 
    Europe 
    Asia   
    
    DIARIES & DATA: 
    Philippines diary   
    U.S. earnings diary     
    European diary      
    Asia Macro         
        
    TOP NEWS
    Front Page         Asian companies 
    U.S. company News European companies 
    Forex news          Global Economy 
    Tech, Media and Telecoms 
    Financials          General/political 
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 (Reporting by Manila Newsroom)