SYDNEY – Asia-Pacific markets continue to gain confidence after stocks in Europe and the U.S. closed higher on a surge in demand for cars and planes in July that offered an unexpectedly upbeat sign of life in the U.S. economy.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index opened 1.3 percent higher on Thursday at 8,756. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index opened 0.6 percent higher at 4,193.
New Zealand was one of the first markets in the world to open Thursday and its benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.4 percent to 3,301 points.
Michael McCarthy, chief strategist at Sydney-based stockbroker CMC Markets, says the resignation Wednesday of Steve Jobs as Apple Inc. chief executive is unlikely to impact markets outside the United States, which is the only country where Apple shares are traded.
“Clearly for Apple it’s a very important event, and it’s very likely to have an impact on Apple’s share price, but from a broader market perspective, it’s not material,” McCarthy told The Associated Press.
Sophomore business analytics major Ashley Meinhold uses Sycamore fields to play soccer with her friends on the weekends. Meinhold, who lives in the Village, would have to walk an additional half mile to exercise when the field is relocated due to the construction of the on-campus stadium. She said the extra 10-minute-walk would deter her […]
The Feed-a-Bull pantry is experiencing an increase in demand from students compared to previous years, according to Program Director Katie Webster. The organization serves as supplemental food assistance to offset grocery expenses, Webster said. The pantry is already close to reaching the total number of visits typically seen in one school year. From academic year […]
Student Government Computer Services (SGCS) will introduce updated equipment at a “reinauguration” event on Tuesday after the lab went through renovations funded by USF’s Information Technology Management Council (ITMC). A total of 45 new computers were added to the lab, each with new CPUs, mouses and keyboards, SGCS Director Varennyam Joshi said. There are also […]
USF has begun work on renovations to the plumbing and roofing of five non-residential Holly buildings on the Tampa campus. The buildings that are being worked on include Holly K, Holly M, Holly L, Holly J and Holly H. The Holly K, Holly J and Holly H buildings have some of the dorms’ laundry facilities, […]
Student housing rates for the new Sarasota-Manatee residence hall will be the most expensive of all on-campus housing costs across USF’s three campuses. Rates for the dorm will be as follows, according to Edwin Beauchamp, Regional Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs: Suite (Double): $1,297 monthly Two bedroom, one bathroom apartment (single): $1,648 monthly […]
The Student Health Services (SHS) building located next to the bookstore will remain unoccupied, as no decisions have been made to determine what the space will be used for, according to Susanna Perez, communications and marketing officer at the SHWC. All operations that the building used to house were moved to the new Student Health […]