European ADRs Surging on Global Central Bank Action (ALU, MT, BHP, STD, IRE, CS, UBS, DB, FTE, PHG, ERIC, NOK, NBG, SI, TI)

The action out of China’s virtual easing by lowering reserve requirements was already a boost to global markets, but the coordinated central bank efforts of the U.S., Canada, Europe, Switzerland, and the U.K. to preserve global liquidity is creating a boom for stocks today at the expense of the U.S. dollar. 

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) is up only 1.25% at $1.60 and shares are flat in local trading in Paris.  Arcelor Mittal (NYSE: MT) is up 10% at $18.26 and BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) is up 6.5% at $74.21.

Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: STD) is up 5.6% at $7.56 and the stock is up 4% in local trading in Madrid. The Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE) is now up 8.6% at $4.92 and shares are up 7% in local trading in Dublin. National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE: NBG) is up 4.9% at $2.55 in New York but shares are up almost 3% in local trading in Athens.

Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS) is up 7% at $24.03 and UBS AG (NYSE: UBS) is up 6.1% at $12.18. Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) is up 7.9% at $38.36 and shares are up 6.6% in local trading in Frankfurt.

France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) is up 4.3% at $17.01 and shares are up 3.4% in local trading in Paris. Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (NYSE: PHG) is up 4.6% at $20.00 in New York trading. LM Ericsson Telephone Co. (NASDAQ: ERIC) is up 5.5% at $10.37; Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) is up 4.2% at $5.73.  Funny, Nokia’s problems are not really tied to “liquidity” issues or other uncertainties.  Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is up 5.9% at $101.54 in New York and shares are up 4.1% in local trading in Frankfurt.

Telecom Italia SpA (NYSE: TI) is up 5.6% at $11.32 in New York and shares are up 4% in local trading in Milan.


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