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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Stock Markets

This year
# Financial Fears
London stock markets fall amid Credit Suisse takeover and heavy uncertainty in banking sector
Swiss authorities announced yesterday that UBS would acquire its smaller rival Credit Suisse.
All time
# Black Thursday
US stocks suffer worst losses since Black Monday crash of 1987
The plunge extended a sell-off that has wiped out most of Wall Street’s gains since Trump’s election.
# In the red
'Utter carnage' on financial markets continues as oil and coronavirus combine to deliver 'Black Monday'
In early trading, more than £140 billion was wiped off FTSE 100 companies.
# On the up
Elon Musk sends Tesla stock price soaring with a tweet
The controversial CEO says he’s considering taking the company private.
# freak out
One bank is telling investors to 'sell everything' as stock markets tank
Everybody’s worried about China.
# Fragile China
Does the 'great fall of China' mean it's time to stockpile canned goods? Some seem to think so
A former top UK government adviser has some dire predictions for the global economy.
# Black Monday
China just sneezed and the whole world caught a cold
Today was ‘black Monday’ for Asian stocks – and Ireland wasn’t immune from the fallout.
# the wolves of wall street
How a group of hackers and traders made $100 million - using press releases
The story of “one of the most intricate and sophisticated trading rings” in history.
# Stock Markets
Twitter IPO boosts stock of bankrupt company Tweeter
In their excitement to get their hands on a piece of Twitter, investors bought over 11 million shares in a company that has been bankrupt for six years.
# Markets
European stock markets waver after France loses AAA rating
European markets have all recorded modest gains, apparently in expectation of a deal to lend Greece the cash it needs.
# Euro
Euro falls amid concerns over Spanish debt and falling economic sentiment
Euro trading lower against US dollar.
# Facebook
Facebook shares dip to new low
The social network debuted at $38 a share two weeks ago.
# Facebook
Business Insider spoke to someone who bought $100m in Facebook shares on Friday. He was angry.
“This should have been a blockbuster. This should have traded to $60 or $70.”
# Markets
European markets open in positive territory amid Chinese hopes
Investors are also enthused by suggestions that Greece will recapitalise four of its major banks later this week.
# Facebook
Here's why Facebook shares stayed above $38 after flotation
Throughout the first day of trading, Facebook shares never dipped below $38. This chart shows why.
# the markets
Going down: Markets fall across Europe as Spain sells off €2.9bn of bonds
Spain paid a higher interest rate on the short-term bonds as markets have reacted badly to the ongoing uncertainty in Greece and the wider eurozone.
# Markets
Stock markets close up on first day of 2012
Will today’s solid performances be a good omen for the rest of the year? Investors will hope so.
# eurocrisis
Stocks slide over signs of jitters at European banks
European banks deposited a record €412 billion with the ECB overnight – showing that banks are worried about loaning money to each other.
# Euro
Euro falls to 11-month low against dollar
Investor concerns about the stability of the eurozone have yet to be allayed by EU moves to strengthen the currency’s support system…
# Markets
Markets fall as EU fiscal agreement does little to inspire confidence
Buoyant upon initial news of the deal last week, the markets were not so happy today…
# Markets
Markets close strongly after EU deal
Relief all round….
# Banks
World banks move to bolster global economy
The ECB, US Federal Reserve and central banks in Japan, Swizterland, Canada and Britain are backing a move to make it easier for banks to access dollars if they need to.
# Italy
Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti
Mario Monti’s designation as prime minister appears to soothe investors, who are lowering the interest rate Italy must pay for loans.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Eurozone
Tick tock... All eyes on the euro when markets open on Monday
Will the ECB step in tomorrow or try to wait things out?
# Markets
Cost of Italian borrowing falls
The markets are looking a little better today.
# Eurozone
Markets fall as worries over eurozone lead to talk of 'radical overhaul'
Reports this morning that France and Germany are considering a radical restructuring of the eurozone amid uncertainty in Italy and Greece.
# Berlusconi
Berlusconi to go but what now for Italy?
He survived more than 50 confidence votes but the end is nigh for the 75-year-old.
# Markets
Italian borrowing rates briefly hit new record but markets are up
So what does that mean?
# Markets
Stock markets tread water after dire day of heavy losses
European stock markets had recorded sharp gains when they opened, but have since lost them and are broadly flat.
# Markets
Markets take a nose dive as bond crisis returns with a bang
Christine Lagarde says there’s a “crisis of confidence”. No kidding: markets are slipping while borrowing costs are back on the up.
# Markets
Global markets fall on US and eurozone fears
Concerns over US economic recovery and the eurozone debt crisis are bringing the markets down.
# 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…
# 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.
# 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.
# Eurozone
Italy and France call for emergency G7 debt crisis talks
Berlusconi and Sarkozy have agreed that the meeting should happen in the coming days.
# In the red
The world's richest man lost €5.6 BILLION this week
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.
# Explainer
Explainer: Why are the markets in chaos, and should you be worried?
Here’s everything you need to know about today’s worldwide fall on stock exchanges.