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ADR Report: Shares Close Higher after Round of Upbeat Corporate Earnings

By Mia Lamar International companies trading in New York closed higher Wednesday as investors registered a round of upbeat corporate earnings and a strong reading on the U.S. housing market. The Bank of New York index of ADRs rose 0.5% to 118.48. A report from the Commerce Department said U.S. homebuilding last month hit its highest level in nearly four years, adding to hopes a recovery in the long-suffering U.S. housing market is on track. That accompanied strong earnings from varying corners of the corporate world. Financial heavyweight Credit Suisse Group AG (CS, CSGN.VX) was among the biggest gainers after reporting second-quarter earnings increased from both the year earlier and the previous quarter. U.S.-listed shares ended 3.7% higher at $18.35. The European index rose 0.6% to 110.54. Shares of Sanofi SA (SNY, SAN.FR) pushed higher after the French drug maker said it has formed a research collaboration with Brigham and Women's Hospital that will focus on type 1 diabetes. Shares closed at $38.59, a 2.5% gain for the day. The Asian index rose 0.4% to 115.31. BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP, BHP.AU) reported its 12th-straight annual-production record from its iron-ore-mining operations in Western Australia. The record, however, was tempered by the company's prediction for a more modest increase in output for the year ahead. U.S.-listed shares closed eight cents higher at $63.40. The Latin American index rose 0.3% to 318.48 while the emerging-markets index rose 0.2% to 266.96. Shares of Brazilian mobile-telecommunications company TIM Partipacoes (TSU, TIMP3.BR) slumped 1.8% to $23.73 in advance of a meeting by Brazil's National Telecommunications Agency, or Anatel. The agency has warned it could issues fines or suspensions for some of Brazil's mobile-phone companies due to excessive complaints about service quality. Write to Mia Lamar at mia.lamar@dowjones.com Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires

Stock News for Bhp Billiton Sp (BBL)
DateTimeHeadline
07/24/201419:51:34BHP Buyback on the Cards, Says JP Morgan -- Market Talk
07/24/201400:19:28Australia Tugboat Union Votes for Iron-Ore Port Stoppages
07/23/201412:17:37LONDON MARKETS: Glaxo Slides In London After Earnings Warning
07/23/201410:16:22LONDON MARKETS: Glaxo Shares Fall In London After Earnings Warning
07/23/201407:34:21LONDON MARKETS: U.K. Stocks Edge Up After BOE Minutes; BHP Advances
07/23/201404:57:08LONDON MARKETS: U.K. Stocks Slip Ahead Of BOE Minutes; BHP Gains
07/22/201421:50:10BHP Output Trumps Forecasts for Fiscal Year
07/17/201402:15:34Woodside Revenue Leaps on Higher Production, Prices
07/16/201413:39:44BHP CEO Touts Stronger Australian Ties With China -- Update
07/16/201403:52:36Cameco: Australia Regulator to Rule on Uranium Mine Within Weeks
07/16/201402:50:11BHP CEO Favors Stronger Ties With China
07/10/201412:09:09EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Stumble To 2-month Low On Portugal...
07/10/201407:51:32EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Stumble To Two-month Low On Portugal...
07/10/201407:09:08EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Stumble To Two-month Low
07/10/201405:39:40EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks At Two-month Low After Weak Data
07/10/201405:06:47EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Slide For Fifth Straight Day
07/10/201403:54:28EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Weaken For Fifth Straight Day
07/09/201420:15:12Weaker Iron-Ore Outlook to Curb BHP, Rio Earnings: UBS -- Market...
07/07/201403:33:28Australia Shares Little Changed After Last Week's Jump
07/03/201420:30:41Iron-Ore Exports Drop at Australia's Port Hedland

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