JAKARTA, Feb 20 Following is some company-related and market news that could have an impact on the local market. ---------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0021 GMT -------------- INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1530.94 0.73 11.15 USD/JPY 93.76 0.21 0.20 US 10YR 2.03 -0.10 0.00 SPOT GOLD 1605.78 0.10 1.57 US CRUDE 96.68 0.02 0.02 DOW JONES 14035.67 0.39 53.91 ASIA ADRS 138.16 1.33 1.81 FTSE 100 6379.07 0.96 60.88 ----------------------------------------------------------- GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares track global equities higher; yen eases SE Asia Stocks-Manila at fresh peak on Ayala, inflow; others mixed STOCKS TO WATCH - General Electric plans to spend $300 million on infrastructure projects by 2017, said GE Indonesia CEO Handry Satriago. (Investor Daily, Kontan, Bisnis Indonesia) - Coal miner PT Samindo Resources plans to acquire coal mines with coal reserves of minimum 30 million tonnes in East Kalimantan this year, said director Priyo Pribadi Soemarno. - PT Garuda Indonesia plans to issue bonds in the first half and rights issue in the second half of this year to buy new aircraft, said CEO Emirsyah Satar. (Bisnis Indonesia) - State-controlled miner PT Aneka Tambang aims to get a $400 million loan this year to develop a ferronickel processing plant worth $2 billion, said finance director Djaja M. Tambunan. (Bisnis Indonesia) MARKET NEWS > Nikkei hits 52-month high; Japan Tobacco sinks > M&A deals lift Wall Street shares nearer a record high > U.S. bond prices fall as stock gains pare bids > Yen holds ground vs USD, sterling weak > Gold drops near 6-month low on economic optimism > Oil rises, following U.S. equities higher > Palm up on smaller soy crop concern; export data eyed INDONESIA IN THE NEWS > Hyundai missing out on Indonesia opportunity-sources > UK watchdog rules against Bakries' Bumi voting appeal > Oil World raises forecast of 2012/13 global palm oil output > Indonesia soymeal imports to rise 5 pct a yr on fish food demand > Dyandra Media eyes $55 mln IPO > Rival Indonesian factions agree to hold congress > Indonesia raises 1.05 trln rph from sukuk auction > Indonesian rupiah falls on fund selling, corporate dollar bids 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: 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 A multimedia version of Reuters Top News is available at:
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