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# Markets

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# Trade
Irish export growth to slow as outlook for key markets dims - NIB
National Irish Bank is less optimistic on Irish export growth as eurozone economies slow down.
# Markets
World stocks unsteady ahead of Bernanke speech
World stock markets are unsteady today ahead of a speech by US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in which he will outline whether the Fed will take new steps to help the US economy avoid another recession.
# Stock Markets
Israeli stock exchange opens down 3 per cent - and closes positive
If the world’s markets move like the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange did today, it’ll be another few chaotic days for investors…
# Big Apple
Apple's now worth as much as every Eurozone bank, put together
For a short time yesterday Apple’s market capitalisation was higher than the combined value of every single bank in the Eurozone.
# Markets
Global markets volatile on European banking worries and recession fears
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.
# Markets
European markets have worst trading day in two years
On the back of yesterday’s sharp drop, markets opened badly this morning.
# Markets
Global stocks dive on poor economic data, recession fears
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
Concerns had been raised over exposure to Greek debt and zero economic growth.
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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…
# Markets
Mixed day for markets on back of 'Merkozy' proposals
European stock markets are up and down on the back of proposals for a full-time Eurozone ‘financial government’.
# Corporation Tax
French, German tax unity is 'no threat' to Ireland's corporation tax - Noonan
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
Markets open down off the back of Sarkozy and Merkel's Eurozone plans
Meanwhile the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan insists the changes proposed for the Eurozone are not dramatic ones.
# Markets
Eurozone debt panic drags US markets back down
Poor economic growth in the Eurozone – and Merkel and Sarkozy’s plans for Eurozone government – end the rally.
ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week
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
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
What is ‘short selling’ – and has it made any difference to the markets?
Italy, Spain, France and Belgium ban investors from betting on falls – but the main markets still slip on their opening.
# Markets
Mixed opening for European markets as French banks continue to stutter
Markets in London and Frankfurt are up ever-so-slightly, but the ISEQ and the CAC 40 are down as bank shares slide.
# Markets
US stocks slump amid fears about European banks
The Dow Jones has fallen back again following yesterday’s gain.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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…
# Markets
Dour US opening sends European markets back into the red
It seems the worst is over for the stock markets, as Europe’s markets all make modest gains in morning trading.
# Big Apple
Apple (briefly) becomes the world's most valuable company
Apple is now worth 39 times as much as it was ten years ago – and yesterday overtook ExxonMobil as the biggest cheese.
# Markets
Early morning gains pared in European markets
Global markets seem to have calmed somewhat this morning as investors take US Fed statement on board.
# Markets
Dow Jones rallies after Fed statement
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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…
# Markets
All eyes on the Fed as choppy markets make small gains
Markets in New York are recording tentative gains as the Federal Reserve meets to discuss potential action.
# The End is Nigh
Is this the bottom? Europe reverses early losses as markets turn green
European stock markets opened with more losses, but are moving upward again as traders expect a strong US opening.
# Silver lining
Market turmoil should make heating oil cheaper for Christmas
Investors are so panicked that the price of oil – which usually does well in choppy markets – is falling dramatically.
# Markets
Global stock markets plummet overnight
Global stocks continued to tumble overnight following a disastrous day on Wall Street yesterday – with world markets wiping €1.75 trillion off global stocks.
# In the red
Dow disaster: 632-point drop is the 6th-worst in history
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
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…
# Economy
Obama says US will "always be a AAA country" no matter what agencies say
The US president has made his first public comments since S&P downgraded the United State’s credit rating on Friday.
# Markets
US markets continue nosedive as investors dump shares for bonds
The US bond market responds brilliantly to the S&P downgrade, but the world’s stock markets are the obvious victims.
# Markets
European stock markets stabilise following ECB announcement
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.