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Risk-to-Price Commentary: OI European Group B.V. Dec 10
Standard & Poors, December 2010
U.S. and European equity markets posted strong gains in the opening days of the final month of the year. Since Tuesday, the S&P 500 Index and the Euro Stoxx 50 Index have risen 3.35% and 4.69%, respectively. The rally got an extra boost after Reuters reported last Wednesday the U.S. would commit more money to the International Monetary Fund to help with a broader stabilization package for Europe. European equities appear to have snapped out of their recent malaise provoked by sovereign debt worries, at least for the time being, as recent manufacturing data from the U.S., China, and Europe suggest that the global economic recovery may have gained traction, although November's disappointing U.S. nonfarm payroll report cooled optimism. Today,...
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