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# markets - Friday 5 August, 2011

The world's richest man lost €5.6 BILLION this week
# In The Red
# In The Red

The world's richest man lost €5.6 BILLION this week

Aug 5th 2011, 7:16 PM 3,704 Views 26 Comments

It’s fine, though: Carlos Slim and his family are still worth €46.5bn – the equivalent of 4.5 per cent of Mexico’s total economic output.

US jobs news - and ECB intervention - puts brakes on stock market crash
# Markets
# Markets

US jobs news - and ECB intervention - puts brakes on stock market crash

Aug 5th 2011, 6:38 PM 559 Views 5 Comments

The Dow Jones and the Nasdaq are in positive territory as European markets managed to reverse some of their earlier losses.

How are the markets looking this lunchtime?
# Markets
# Markets

How are the markets looking this lunchtime?

Aug 5th 2011, 12:57 PM 612 Views 2 Comments

Things are looking up in Spain and Italy but not so good elsewhere as we await the markets opening on Wall Street.

Poll: Have we seen the worst of the debt crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have we seen the worst of the debt crisis?

Aug 5th 2011, 10:25 AM 1,908 Views 72 Comments

Irish people are more pessimistic than most Europeans about job prospects and the markets are in turmoil – but do you think the only way is up from here? Have your say.

Asian markets hit six-month low amid fears of double-dip recession
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Asian markets hit six-month low amid fears of double-dip recession

Aug 5th 2011, 7:28 AM 831 Views 0 Comments

After big falls on Wall Street yesterday there is little optimism to be found in the Asian markets this morning.

# markets - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Poll: Who do you believe… Moody’s or Michael Noonan?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you believe… Moody’s or Michael Noonan?

Jul 13th 2011, 10:55 AM 3,788 Views 53 Comments

The credit rating agency says Ireland will probably need a second bailout, while the Department of Finance says the economic plan is on track. Who to believe?…

# markets - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis

Jul 10th 2011, 7:01 PM 892 Views 35 Comments

Herman Van Rompuy has called top officials together for talks as the markets show jitters over Italian government debt.

# markets - Friday 8 July, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jul 8th 2011, 6:51 PM 1,326 Views 3 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

BSkyB shares fall - but barely a blip for News Corp
# Markets
# Markets

BSkyB shares fall - but barely a blip for News Corp

Jul 8th 2011, 1:11 PM 187 Views 0 Comments

Shares in the commercial broadcaster suffer as the UK government says it will take its time on a News Corp takeover.

# markets - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Markets stabilise on Greek confidence vote
# Markets
# Markets

Markets stabilise on Greek confidence vote

Jun 22nd 2011, 1:17 PM 194 Views 4 Comments

Papandreou’s government survived its crucial confidence motion last night

# markets - Thursday 19 May, 2011

"Monstrous interest" in LinkedIn shares on first day of trading
# LinkedIn
# LinkedIn

"Monstrous interest" in LinkedIn shares on first day of trading

May 19th 2011, 4:20 PM 628 Views 3 Comments

The 95 per cent surge on the first day’s trading is seen as a good sign for other social networking companies.

# markets - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

ESRI calls for more cuts and higher taxes to wipe deficit
# ERSI
# ERSI

ESRI calls for more cuts and higher taxes to wipe deficit

May 11th 2011, 8:56 AM 792 Views 3 Comments

The economic think tank says Ireland should aim to cut it’s budget deficit within three years in order to return to the markets – and that this should be done through pay cuts, spending cuts and higher taxes.

# markets - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

# markets - Monday 25 April, 2011

Gold and silver touch all-time highs as currencies slip
# Commodities
# Commodities

Gold and silver touch all-time highs as currencies slip

Apr 25th 2011, 1:38 PM 920 Views 0 Comments

The old reliable precious metals reach record high values, driven by concerns that the US debt could reach its legal limit.

# markets - Monday 11 April, 2011

China posts trade deficit for first quarter of this year
Live Apr 11th 2011, 3:19 PM

China posts trade deficit for first quarter of this year

# markets - Friday 1 April, 2011

Standard and Poor's downgrades Ireland's credit rating
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

Standard and Poor's downgrades Ireland's credit rating

Apr 1st 2011, 1:26 PM 2,619 Views 0 Comments

The silver lining? We’ve been taken off S&P’s CreditWatch list.

Irish Life and Permanent shares plummet as trading resumes
# Shares
# Shares

Irish Life and Permanent shares plummet as trading resumes

Apr 1st 2011, 9:32 AM 673 Views 0 Comments

Mixed reactions to the stress tests as Bank of Ireland shares go up this morning, but IL&P continue to drop.

# markets - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis take toll on Japan's economy
# Nikkei
# Nikkei

Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis take toll on Japan's economy

Mar 15th 2011, 10:06 AM 272 Views 0 Comments

Nikkei index dropped almost 11 per cent today, after Japan’s prime minister announced a radiation leak had been detected at the Fukushima power station.

# markets - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

Legislation to ensure bondholders share hit could be introduced before Christmas
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Legislation to ensure bondholders share hit could be introduced before Christmas

Nov 30th 2010, 2:56 PM 335 Views 0 Comments

Ireland could be among the first EU countries to introduce new legislation under which senior bondholders would carry part of the burden of future banking crises.

# markets - Monday 29 November, 2010

Markets give cautious welcome to Ireland's bailout announcement
# Markets
# Markets

Markets give cautious welcome to Ireland's bailout announcement

Nov 29th 2010, 11:54 AM 279 Views 0 Comments

The Euro stays flat, but Ireland’s bailout hasn’t stopped worries over Spain and Portugal’s ability to repay their debts.

# markets - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Banks collapse, bonds rocket as markets demand bailout finality
# Markets
# Markets

Banks collapse, bonds rocket as markets demand bailout finality

Nov 24th 2010, 10:15 AM 449 Views 0 Comments

Shares in AIB, Bank of Ireland and Irish Life & Permanent all continue to dive, as the cost of government borrowing shoots up.

# markets - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Wall Street stock falls over EU debt and Korean conflict fears
# Markets
# Markets

Wall Street stock falls over EU debt and Korean conflict fears

Nov 23rd 2010, 5:24 PM 217 Views 0 Comments

US markets affected by escalation of tension in Korea and fears of contagion effect in Europe.

# markets - Monday 22 November, 2010

Portugal has EU confidence, but markets aren't so sure
# Markets
# Markets

Portugal has EU confidence, but markets aren't so sure

Nov 22nd 2010, 3:20 PM 219 Views 0 Comments

Is Portugal the next Ireland? Markets analysts unconvinced Irish bailout will prevent further eurozone problems.

# markets - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Gold price spikes over $1420/oz on commodity markets
# Gold
# Gold

Gold price spikes over $1420/oz on commodity markets

Nov 9th 2010, 12:23 PM 229 Views 0 Comments

And guess who’s taking the blame?

# markets - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

Japan slashes core interest rate to almost zero
# Japanese Economy
# Japanese Economy

Japan slashes core interest rate to almost zero

Oct 5th 2010, 5:19 PM 95 Views 0 Comments

Following the lead of the US, the Bank of Japan makes it almost free to borrow cash.

# markets - Thursday 30 September, 2010

Bond markets respond favourably to Anglo finality
# Black Thursday
# Black Thursday

Bond markets respond favourably to Anglo finality

Sep 30th 2010, 11:57 AM 153 Views 0 Comments

The price of government borrowing – and the Irish-German spread – falls back, but AIB shares crater.

# markets - Monday 27 September, 2010

Lenihan to publish final Anglo bill by Friday
# Markets
# Markets

Lenihan to publish final Anglo bill by Friday

Sep 27th 2010, 4:58 PM 139 Views 0 Comments

The government will give the final bill on Friday, trying to calm investors after yet another horrible day for Irish bonds.

# markets - Friday 24 September, 2010

Commodity markets enjoy golden moment at $1300/oz
# Commodities
# Commodities

Commodity markets enjoy golden moment at $1300/oz

Sep 24th 2010, 3:02 PM 126 Views 0 Comments

The price of gold hits another record high as investors get itchy about stocks and stick for old reliables.

# markets - Thursday 23 September, 2010

Forget gold: this season's must-have commodity is cotton
# Cotton
# Cotton

Forget gold: this season's must-have commodity is cotton

Sep 23rd 2010, 9:39 AM 115 Views 0 Comments

Could the rising price of cotton mean the end of cheap clothes in Penneys? Well, probably not.

# markets - Monday 20 September, 2010

Irish Stock Exchange Totally Oblivious To Yawning Bond Yields
# Markets
# Markets

Irish Stock Exchange Totally Oblivious To Yawning Bond Yields

Sep 20th 2010, 2:19 PM 150 Views 0 Comments

The price of 10-year borrowing just keeps getting higher – and yet, shares still seem to be doing pretty well.

# markets - Thursday 16 September, 2010

Gold and 10-year bonds reach new market highs
# Markets
# Markets

Gold and 10-year bonds reach new market highs

Sep 16th 2010, 3:22 PM 234 Views 0 Comments

# markets - Monday 30 August, 2010

Japan to introduce $11bn stimulus package
# Japan
# Japan

Japan to introduce $11bn stimulus package

Aug 30th 2010, 3:37 PM 321 Views 0 Comments

Japan has proposed a new stimulus package in an attempt to revive the country’s faltering economy.

# markets - Monday 26 July, 2010

Bank shares rally as investors don't stress the tests
# Markets
# Markets

Bank shares rally as investors don't stress the tests

Jul 26th 2010, 9:19 AM 170 Views 0 Comments

AIB and Bank of Ireland shares both spike in response to passing the EU stress tests.

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