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European shares struggle to hold ground as market fears grow

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 12:36 PM

An overnight slump in the Nikkei index in Japan of three percent brought storm clouds to the European markets on Tuesday, 6, January, 2015, following a tough Monday for traders as the holiday bubble burst.

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Alibaba makes market history

Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:30 PM

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba ranks as the biggest IPO ever in its debut on the NYSE.

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World markets react to Ukraine plane shoot down

Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:53 AM

The world's financial markets are showing some signs of stabilising after falling dramatically following the shooting down of an airliner on the Ukraine Russia border.

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Dow breaks record 17,000

Sunday, 6 July 2014 11:34 AM

The Dow Jones industrial average jumped above 17,000 for the first time after the government reported a surge in hiring in June 2014, which was much bigger than investors and economists were expecting.

Commodities»

Gold on the rise

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:24 PM

Gold prices have been rising, pushed by the weaker US dollar and tensions in Ukraine. Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at USA 1,294.16 an ounce on Monday.

Energy»

Takeover target Alston’s profit drops

Thursday, 8 May 2014 12:19 PM

Alstom suffered a drop in orders and annual profit last year, showing why the French industrial engineering group needs a deal with US conglomerate General Electric to secure its future.

IPO»

Alibaba IPO goes to Wall Street

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:37 PM

Giant Chinese online retailer Alibaba is hoping to raise more than $15bn when it floats later this year. The amount would trump Facebook’s record, set in 2012. By choosing New York to go public, the company ends months of speculation and dashes the hopes of Hong Kong, the previous favourite.

Stocks»

Boeing shares take huge hit

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:13 PM

Shares in Boeing – the world’s biggest aircraft manufacturer – fell to the lowest in more than a month after the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines flight carrying 239 people. Shares fell 2.3 percent in New York. In Kuala Lumpur, shares of Malaysia Airlines also fell 18 percent to a record low.

Banking & Finance»

Barclays sees profit drop

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:20 PM

Barclays has seen profits drop by a quarter to $8.5bn, missing analyst forecasts and raising expectations that the bank will step up cost cutting procedures. Several hundred senior-level jobs are expected to be axed as a result.

Commodities»

Global recovery boosts oil demand

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:44 PM

Oil demand across the world will rise more quickly this year than previously forecast as economic growth in industrialized countries accelerates. This is according to the International Energy Agency, which claims the majority of leading economies are now largely out of recession.

Banking & Finance»

Deutsche Bank slips after losses

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 12:09 PM

Shares in Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, tumbled after a fourth-quarter loss due to a cluster of issues including restructuring, legal issues and a drop in debt trading revenues.

Politics & Economics»

OECD cuts global growth forecasts

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:00 PM

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has cut its own global growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014 by almost half a percentage point. The OECD blames a slowdown in emerging markets and the US debt ceiling chaos for the cut.

Politics & Economics»

China's reforms boost markets

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 11:51 AM

Beijing’s reform programme has helped boost China’s markets, with the easing of the country’s one-child policy, efforts to boost consumption, and giving a larger role to market forces all contributing.

Stocks»

Stocks tumble over Syria threats

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 11:34 AM

Share prices around the world slumped due to worries over the effects of a potential military strike on Syria by the West.

Markets»

Nasdaq glitch can hurt confidence

Sunday, 25 August 2013 12:14 PM

A high-tech glitch forced Nasdaq to close for three hours, leading an expert to suggest that a lack of confidence in the market could subsequently mean damage to the US economy.


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