Philippines - Market factors to watch on April 15

Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:32pm EDT

MANILA, April 15 (Reuters) - Following is a list of
company-related and market news that could affect the local
market.
    
---------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0013 GMT --------------
                   INSTRUMENT   LAST      PCT CHG   NET CHG
 S&P 500                        1588.85     -0.28    -4.52
 USD/JPY                        98.51        0.74     0.72
 10-YR US TSY YLD               1.72         0.09     0.00 
 SPOT GOLD                      1492.94      0.99    14.59
 US CRUDE                       90.65       -0.70    -0.64 
 DOW JONES                      14865.06     0.00    -0.08
 ASIA ADRS                      140.11      -0.98    -1.38
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    GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares fall on weak US sales; await
China data 
    SE Asia Stocks-Thailand at 1-week high; others mixed 
    
    WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
    - Manila Water Co Inc holds annual stockholders' meeting,
Ballroom 2, Fairmont Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue,
Makati City, 9:00 a.m. [0100 GMT]
    - Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co holds annual stockholders'
meeting, Auditorium, 2/F Metrobank Plaza, Sen. Gil J. Puyat
Avenue, Makati City, 4:00 p.m. [0800 GMT]
    - Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co holds annual stockholders'
meeting, The Peninsula Manila, Makati City, 4:00 p.m. [0800 GMT]
    - Central bank to release February OF remittances
    - Central bank to release selected Philippine economic
indicators for March
    - Asia Society and CLSA holds luncheon meeting with CLSA
Managing Director Equity Strategy Chris Wood, Taipan Room, Tower
Club, 12 noon [0400 GMT]
    
    STOCKS TO WATCH
    - SAN MIGUEL CORP, METRO PACIFIC INVESTMENTS CORP
 
    The two conglomerates are the only bidders for a 16 billion
peso ($388 million) expressway linking Manila's international
airport to southern provinces and a rising gambling complex,
with their sealed financial bids to be opened on Monday.
 
    
    MARKET NEWS
> Nikkei eases 0.9 pct; weak U.S. retail data weighs      
> Wall St ends down but indexes notch sharp weekly gains  
> Bond prices jump on weak U.S. data, Cyprus jitters     
> Dollar starts week below recent 4-yr high against yen 
> Gold sinks into bear market on institutional exodus   
> Brent hits 9-mth low near $101, bounces on spread trade 
    
    REUTERS NEWS - PHILIPPINES
> Cbanks show Zen-like calm after Japan jolt   
> Won flat after rate hold, importers hit peso 
    
    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
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    U.S. company News European companies 
    Forex news          Global Economy 
    Tech, Media and Telecoms 
    Financials          General/political 
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    topnews.session.rservices.com

 (Reporting by Manila Newsroom; Editing by Stephen Coates)
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