Adobe has postponed the announcement of its third-quarter financial results until Wednesday September 19, 2001, at 1pm (UK time).

The results were due to be announced today. The company said the decision was "as a result of this week's events and the announcement of extended equity-market closures".

The announcement will be webcast. More information is available on Adobe's Web site.

Closed markets Both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq markets remain closed today as a consequence of the attack. It's not clear yet when Nasdaq will reopen, but the NYSE is expected to open no later than Monday, reports claim.

Nasdaq's New York headquarters are at One Liberty Plaza across the street from the World Trade Center complex. Reports claimed the building was in danger of collapse, but the head of the property-management company that operates the building denied any structural problems in an interview Wednesday night with CNN. Nasdaq has also issued a statement that it has "no evidence that the building will collapse".

"The American capital markets are sound. Nasdaq will be open," says Nasdaq CEO Hardwick Simmons on the market's Web site.

Suspended trading In related news, Apple was among fifteen big-name foreign-company stocks in which trading was suspended on the Tokyo stock exchange yesterday.

The decision was also in reaction to Tuesday's savage terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. Trading is expected to resume in these stocks today (Thursday).

IT companies affected also include Apple's AIM alliance partners, IBM and Motorola. Others include Boeing, Procter & Gamble, Philip Morris, JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch.