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| | Email Asian Mid-session Update: Kraft targeted by 3G Capital in potential $40B deal; New Zealand trade surplus misses estimates ***Economic Data*** -

(JP) JAPAN FEB PPI SERVICES Y/Y: 3.3% V 3.3%E - (NZ) NEW ZEALAND FEB TRADE BALANCE (NZD): 50M V 350ME (2nd consecutive month of surplus) - (AU) AUSTRALIA FEB SKILLED VACANCIES M/M: 0.2% V 0.7% PRIOR (2nd consecutive increase) - (KR) SOUTH KOREA Q4 FINAL GDP Q/Q: 0.3% V 0.4% PRELIM; Y/Y: 2.7% V 2.7% PRELIM; 2014 GDP 3.3% v 2.9% in 2013 - (PH) PHILIPPINES JAN TRADE BALANCE: -$752M V -$910Me ***Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)***- Nikkei225 -0.1%, S&P/ASX +0.1%, Kospi -0.1%, Shanghai Composite -0.2%, Hang Seng +0.5%, Jun S&P500 flat at 2,085***Commodities/Fixed Income***- Apr gold -0.2% at $1,190/oz, May crude oil -0.4% at $47.55/brl, May copper -0.2% at $2.79/lb- (US) API PETROLEUM INVENTORIES: CRUDE: +4.8M (2nd straight build) v +5.5Me, GASOLINE: -2.6M v -2Me, DISTILLATE: -0.64M v -0.5Me - (SA) Saudi Arabia observed moving military equipment and heavy artillery to areas near its borders with Yemen - press - (CN) China MoF sells 3-yr bonds at avg yield of 3.22% - (JP) BOJ offers to buy 300B in 1-3yr JGBs, 350B in 3-5yr JGBs, and 400B in 5-10yr JGBs- USD/BRL: (BR) Brazil Central Bank (BCB) to end fx intervention program by end of March ***Market Focal Points/FX***- After partnering with Berkshire last year to acquire Heinz, Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital has set reportedly set its sights on Kraft. The mega-deal is rumored to be valued as much as $40B or up to $50B when including debt. Shares of KRFT spiked up 16% in extended session. Recall overnight there was also some speculation that Yum Brands could be a potential target for 3G, though YUM was little changed afterhours.- Trade data out of New Zealand was the most notable economic event in an otherwise quiet session. February marked the 2nd consecutive surplus, though well below estimates, sending NZD/USD down by about 35pips below 0.7630 in the aftermath. Both exports and imports were at roughly NZ$3.9B - the former missing consensus and the latter beating by NZ$0.2B. Among the notable components, shipments to China plunged by 36% y/y and the overall dairy exports were down 42%, even though US-bound shipments rose by over 25%. Interim report out of Fonterra was also less than inspiring. Net profit fell to NZ$183M v NZ$206M y/y, and even though Fonterra affirmed its FY14/15 payout of NZ$4.70/kg, its forecast for overall cash payout including dividend was reduced by 5c to NZ$4.90-5.00/kg. Fonterra CEO said the results are "below our farmers expectations... a snapshot of tough conditions in dairy with variable production, demand and pricing."- Also down under, Australia top-3 iron ore producer Fortescue CEO stirred up controversy by calling on giants BHP and Rio Tinto to follow him and cut production to boost prices. The call resulted in a warning from competition regulator ACCC, and Treasurer Hockey also remarked that the govt is not supportive of "cartels". Also of note, RBA Semi-Annual Financial Stability Review pointed to elevated risks in housing and commercial property sector, even though the overall financial system was deemed to be performing strongly. AUD/USD traded in a narrow 30pip range below $0.79.- In Japan, Dep BOJ Gov Iwata went against the formal position driven by Gov Kuroda, questioning the likelihood of achieving 2% inflation target within the intended 2-year time frame. Iwata did acknowledge that real wages are rising as a trend and the end of deflation was in sight. Earlier, a Nikkei report noted the equity holdings by the BOJ have now topped 10T in market value and 5.7T in book value, making the central bank the biggest holder of Japan stocks next to GPIF's 27T. Report noted that while the BOJ does not publicly disclose the details of its share-buying operations, it frequently steps into the market and buys 30-40B in stocks when prices fall in the AM session.***Equities***US equities / ADRs:- KFX: Lexmark to Acquire Kofax for $11/shr in cash or about $1B; +45.3% afterhours- KRFT: Private equity firm 3G Capital said to be in talks to acquire Kraft Foods - financial press; +16.2% afterhours- STMP: Intends to Acquire Online Shipping Company Endicia From Newell Rubbermaid for $215M in cash; +9.6% afterhours- MRK: Announces New $10B Share Repurchase Program (6% of market cap); +1.7% afterhours- BDX: Said to weigh sale of respiratory devices unit; Valuation could be around $1.5-2.0B - financial press; flat afterhours- SCS: Reports Q4 $0.22 v $0.21e, R$749.9M v $764Me; Raises quarterly dividend by 7.1% to $0.1125 (implied yield 2.3%); -0.9% afterhours- NSM: Offering 17.5M shares (19% of shares outstanding); -5.2% afterhoursNotable movers by sector:- Consumer Discretionary: Myer Holdings Ltd MYR.AU +3.3% (shareholder raises stake); Intime Department Store Group 1833.HK +6.8% (FY14 results); Daphne International Holdings 210.HK +4.3% (FY14 results)- Financials: China Overseas Land 688.HK +2.3% (FY14 results); Kaisa Group Holdings 1638.HK -3.0% (S&P cuts rating); Agricultural Bank of China 1288.HK -0.3% (FY14 results)- Materials: Regis Resources RRL.AU -1.9% (shareholder cuts stake); Fortescue Metals Group FMG.AU +2.0% (founder calls for a cap in Australia iron ore production)- Energy: Kansai Electric Power 9503.JP +2.6% (speculation on decommissioning reactors)- Industrials: Sinotrans Air Transportation Development 600270.CN +4.2% (FY14 results); China International Marine Containers Group 000039.CN +3.8% (FY14 results)- Healthcare: Humanwell Healthcare Group 600079.CN -3.9% (FY14 results) - Source


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