The government of Sharjah, the third largest of the United Arab Emirates, started marketing US dollar-denominated 30-year Formosa bonds on Tuesday at about 4.375%, a document showed.
The iPhone maker attained the distinction in mid-morning trading and was up 1.1 per cent at $467.18 near 1545 GMT. The company had previously become the first giant to hit $1 trillion in market value in March 2018.
The Shanghai Composite index was up 0.75% at 3,379.25, after earlier falling as much as 0.57%. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.36%, clawing back from a 1.31% fall. The CSI financial sector sub-index ended 1.34% higher, the consumer staples sector added 0.11%, the real estate index jumped 3.08% and the healthcare sub-index closed 0.62% lower.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 2.7% at 0716 GMT - hitting its highest in almost a month, with governors of several hard-hit U.S. states pointing to tentative signs the outbreak might be starting to plateau.
The report was the latest indication of the headwinds to the American economy caused by the pandemic, which has slammed major industries, undermining economic growth, while causing about 26 million people to file new claims for jobless benefits since mid-March.
US stocks joined a worldwide downdraft on Wednesday as more signs piled up of the economic and physical pain being caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The British aero-engine maker jumped 15.4% after losing more than half its value this year, as it secured an extra 1.5 billion pounds ($1.8 billion) in reserves, even though it suspended its dividend for the first time since 1987.
The bank is owned by Ikano Group, it was spun off from IKEA in 1988 to the sons of the founder.
US stock indexes fell on Wednesday as uncertainty around the outcome of a tightly contested midterm election weighed on the mood, with investor focus shifting to Thursday’s inflation data for clues on the path of future interest rate hikes.