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# markets - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Israeli stock exchange opens down 3 per cent - and closes positive
# Stock Markets
# Stock Markets

Israeli stock exchange opens down 3 per cent - and closes positive

Aug 21st 2011, 4:34 PM 236 Views 0 Comments

If the world’s markets move like the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange did today, it’ll be another few chaotic days for investors…

# markets - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Apple's now worth as much as every Eurozone bank, put together
# Big Apple
# Big Apple

Apple's now worth as much as every Eurozone bank, put together

Aug 20th 2011, 3:10 PM 436 Views 22 Comments

For a short time yesterday Apple’s market capitalisation was higher than the combined value of every single bank in the Eurozone.

# markets - Friday 19 August, 2011

Global markets volatile on European banking worries and recession fears
# Markets
# Markets

Global markets volatile on European banking worries and recession fears

Aug 19th 2011, 9:52 PM 198 Views 11 Comments

Another volatile day on the markets as investors continue to worry about the European banking system and the possibility of America slipping into another recession.

European markets have worst trading day in two years
# Markets
# Markets

European markets have worst trading day in two years

Aug 19th 2011, 12:12 PM 229 Views 7 Comments

On the back of yesterday’s sharp drop, markets opened badly this morning.

# markets - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Global stocks dive on poor economic data, recession fears
# Markets
# Markets

Global stocks dive on poor economic data, recession fears

Aug 18th 2011, 6:32 PM 170 Views 3 Comments

US, Asian and European markets suffered through another hard day as fears of US economic stagnation and concerns about European banks spooked investors.

Lucky you: France will keep its AAA rating, says S&P
# AAA
# AAA

Lucky you: France will keep its AAA rating, says S&P

Aug 18th 2011, 8:55 AM 304 Views 13 Comments

Concerns had been raised over exposure to Greek debt and zero economic growth.

# markets - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Aug 17th 2011, 8:02 PM 3,684 Views 0 Comments

All the things you may have missed: Calls for Leaving Cert reform, Dublin’s Catholics could face a ‘church levy’, a bad day at work for someone in CityJet, and when Tom Waits met Cookie Monster…

Mixed day for markets on back of 'Merkozy' proposals
# Markets
# Markets

Mixed day for markets on back of 'Merkozy' proposals

Aug 17th 2011, 7:21 PM 157 Views 0 Comments

European stock markets are up and down on the back of proposals for a full-time Eurozone ‘financial government’.

French, German tax unity is 'no threat' to Ireland's corporation tax - Noonan
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

French, German tax unity is 'no threat' to Ireland's corporation tax - Noonan

Aug 17th 2011, 2:19 PM 395 Views 7 Comments

Minister for Finance says Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate is here to stay but warns on another of France and Germany’s proposals for deeper fiscal union in the euro area.

Markets open down off the back of Sarkozy and Merkel's Eurozone plans
# Markets
# Markets

Markets open down off the back of Sarkozy and Merkel's Eurozone plans

Aug 17th 2011, 9:07 AM 274 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan insists the changes proposed for the Eurozone are not dramatic ones.

# markets - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Eurozone debt panic drags US markets back down
# Markets
# Markets

Eurozone debt panic drags US markets back down

Aug 16th 2011, 9:04 PM 218 Views 5 Comments

Poor economic growth in the Eurozone – and Merkel and Sarkozy’s plans for Eurozone government – end the rally.

# markets - Monday 15 August, 2011

ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week
# ECB
# ECB

ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week

Aug 15th 2011, 7:31 PM 227 Views 5 Comments

Confirmation that the bank intervened to prop up Italian and Spanish bonds comes before Germany and France meet tomorrow to discuss the ongoing debt crisis.

Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble

Aug 15th 2011, 7:00 PM 81 Views 6 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, while it might not seem obvious at first, the psychology behind street rioters is not dissimilar to that which drove the markets, the bankers and property developers into a speculation frenzy.

# markets - Friday 12 August, 2011

What is ‘short selling’ – and has it made any difference to the markets?
# Markets
# Markets

What is ‘short selling’ – and has it made any difference to the markets?

Aug 12th 2011, 9:43 AM 260 Views 7 Comments

Italy, Spain, France and Belgium ban investors from betting on falls – but the main markets still slip on their opening.

# markets - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Mixed opening for European markets as French banks continue to stutter
# Markets
# Markets

Mixed opening for European markets as French banks continue to stutter

Aug 11th 2011, 12:40 PM 102 Views 0 Comments

Markets in London and Frankfurt are up ever-so-slightly, but the ISEQ and the CAC 40 are down as bank shares slide.

# markets - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

US stocks slump amid fears about European banks
# Markets
# Markets

US stocks slump amid fears about European banks

Aug 10th 2011, 9:58 PM 111 Views 0 Comments

The Dow Jones has fallen back again following yesterday’s gain.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Aug 10th 2011, 8:04 PM 1,429 Views 1 Comment

In today’s Fix: first jail sentences following UK riots, is a bailout on the way for Cyprus, the Lord Mayor in a poncho, and creating a beard out of thin air…

Dour US opening sends European markets back into the red
# Markets
# Markets

Dour US opening sends European markets back into the red

Aug 10th 2011, 3:55 PM 187 Views 1 Comment

It seems the worst is over for the stock markets, as Europe’s markets all make modest gains in morning trading.

Apple (briefly) becomes the world's most valuable company
# Big Apple
# Big Apple

Apple (briefly) becomes the world's most valuable company

Aug 10th 2011, 11:43 AM 1,090 Views 9 Comments

Apple is now worth 39 times as much as it was ten years ago – and yesterday overtook ExxonMobil as the biggest cheese.

Early morning gains pared in European markets
# Markets
# Markets

Early morning gains pared in European markets

Aug 10th 2011, 10:33 AM 178 Views 0 Comments

Global markets seem to have calmed somewhat this morning as investors take US Fed statement on board.

# markets - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Dow Jones rallies after Fed statement
# Markets
# Markets

Dow Jones rallies after Fed statement

Aug 9th 2011, 9:48 PM 221 Views 0 Comments

The Federal Reserve said today that it’s likely to keep interest rates at record lows for the next two years. It also acknowledged that the economy is weaker than it had thought.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Aug 9th 2011, 8:05 PM 1,802 Views 1 Comment

In today’s Fix: the latest from the UK as the violence spreads, Apple is now the most valuable business in the world, graffiti and poop on the streets of the country, and Ireland’s favourite movies…

All eyes on the Fed as choppy markets make small gains
# Markets
# Markets

All eyes on the Fed as choppy markets make small gains

Aug 9th 2011, 6:29 PM 179 Views 0 Comments

Markets in New York are recording tentative gains as the Federal Reserve meets to discuss potential action.

Is this the bottom? Europe reverses early losses as markets turn green
# The End Is Nigh
# The End Is Nigh

Is this the bottom? Europe reverses early losses as markets turn green

Aug 9th 2011, 12:57 PM 444 Views 0 Comments

European stock markets opened with more losses, but are moving upward again as traders expect a strong US opening.

Market turmoil should make heating oil cheaper for Christmas
# Silver Lining
# Silver Lining

Market turmoil should make heating oil cheaper for Christmas

Aug 9th 2011, 11:06 AM 859 Views 5 Comments

Investors are so panicked that the price of oil – which usually does well in choppy markets – is falling dramatically.

Global stock markets plummet overnight
# Markets
# Markets

Global stock markets plummet overnight

Aug 9th 2011, 8:36 AM 389 Views 3 Comments

Global stocks continued to tumble overnight following a disastrous day on Wall Street yesterday – with world markets wiping €1.75 trillion off global stocks.

# markets - Monday 8 August, 2011

Dow disaster: 632-point drop is the 6th-worst in history
# In The Red
# In The Red

Dow disaster: 632-point drop is the 6th-worst in history

Aug 8th 2011, 9:28 PM 1,044 Views 1 Comment

The Dow Jones ends its day deep in the red, as the S&P loses 6.6 per cent and the NASDAQ sheds nearly 7 per cent of its value.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Aug 8th 2011, 8:09 PM 3,497 Views 3 Comments

In today’s fix: Obama says ‘yes we cAAAn’, more violence in London, picture emerges of Norway’s killer polar bear, and the man who’s gone back to his desk job, after being president of Somalia…

Obama says US will "always be a AAA country" no matter what agencies say
# Economy
# Economy

Obama says US will "always be a AAA country" no matter what agencies say

Aug 8th 2011, 7:26 PM 481 Views 16 Comments

The US president has made his first public comments since S&P downgraded the United State’s credit rating on Friday.

US markets continue nosedive as investors dump shares for bonds
# Markets
# Markets

US markets continue nosedive as investors dump shares for bonds

Aug 8th 2011, 4:02 PM 677 Views 4 Comments

The US bond market responds brilliantly to the S&P downgrade, but the world’s stock markets are the obvious victims.

European stock markets stabilise following ECB announcement
# Markets
# Markets

European stock markets stabilise following ECB announcement

Aug 8th 2011, 9:15 AM 436 Views 0 Comments

The ECB says it is ready to buy EU bonds, in an attempt to stem the building financial crisis, while the G7 have indicated they could intervene in foreign exchange markets.

# markets - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Downgraded: US loses AAA credit rating for the first time ever
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

Downgraded: US loses AAA credit rating for the first time ever

Aug 6th 2011, 7:22 AM 1,025 Views 34 Comments

Standard & Poor’s decision makes it the first time the US’ credit rating has fallen below the highest level, AAA, which it has held since 1917.

# markets - Friday 5 August, 2011

Italy and France call for emergency G7 debt crisis talks
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Italy and France call for emergency G7 debt crisis talks

Aug 5th 2011, 10:24 PM 408 Views 16 Comments

Berlusconi and Sarkozy have agreed that the meeting should happen in the coming days.