International stocks trading in New York followed their U.S.
counterparts higher on Friday on the back of positive U.S. earnings
sentiment which overshadowed concerns about the economy and the
taper in Fed stimulus.
The Bank of New York European index of American depositary
receipts was last up 0.3% at 151.57 with many gains in financial
AEGON N.V. (
), a provider of life insurance, pension, and asset management
products and services, was among the big advancers posting an
almost 4% gain to $9.04. The Governor and Company of the Bank of
), a provider of banking and other financial services to consumer
and business banking sectors in Ireland and globally, rose 3.1% to
But gains were across the board. Veolia Environnement S.A. (
), a provider of environmental management services to public
authorities, industrial and commercial services customers globally,
was up 1.3%t to $17.58.
Total SA (
), the global oil and gas company, was up 1.9% to $62.56. The
French company was upgraded to neutral from sell at Goldman
Of course, it was not all good news in the stock market.
InterContinental Hotels Group (
) lost 2.8% to $32.16, Coca-Cola HBC AG (CCH), the bottler of
products of The Coca-Cola Company in Switzerland, lost 1.8% to
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