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# markets - Monday 28 November, 2011

Credit ratings of ALL European nations under threat, warns Moody's
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Credit ratings of ALL European nations under threat, warns Moody's

Nov 28th 2011, 7:24 AM 1,801 Views 13 Comments

The ratings agency said “multiple defaults” are now a possibility, and that more than one country could be forced to leave the euro.

# markets - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Column: If we want to get out of this crisis, we must remember who put us here
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Column: If we want to get out of this crisis, we must remember who put us here

Nov 27th 2011, 6:00 PM 35 Views 70 Comments

The financial markets plunged us into economic meltdown, writes Hugh Torpey – so why are we still listening to them?

# markets - Saturday 26 November, 2011

British government warns embassies to be prepared for euro collapse - report
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British government warns embassies to be prepared for euro collapse - report

Nov 26th 2011, 1:36 PM 6,135 Views 41 Comments

Diplomats in eurozone countries are being told to be prepared to help expats if the single currency collapses.

# markets - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Belgium: Things are getting worse by the minute
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Belgium: Things are getting worse by the minute

Nov 23rd 2011, 3:05 PM 3,760 Views 11 Comments

A Belgian reader emails his take on the latest worrying developments there – and what action the country’s political leaders need to take.

"Disaster" German bond auction sends European markets down
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"Disaster" German bond auction sends European markets down

Nov 23rd 2011, 1:40 PM 2,469 Views 18 Comments

Germany issues €6bn in 10-year bonds – but only €3.8bn were sold, leaving the central bank to step in and buy the rest.

# markets - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Spain in the firing line as borrowing costs hit new highs
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# Spainwreck

Spain in the firing line as borrowing costs hit new highs

Nov 17th 2011, 11:48 AM 1,170 Views 15 Comments

The price of borrowing for Spain is approaching the 7 per cent barrier, after both Spain and France struggled with bond auctions.

# markets - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Monti announces Italian cabinet - and will be his own finance minister
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# New Beginning

Monti announces Italian cabinet - and will be his own finance minister

Nov 16th 2011, 1:59 PM 1,152 Views 12 Comments

The new Italian cabinet is made up mostly of independent technocrats, and will see Monti double up as PM and finance minister.

Monti set to announce new Italian government
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Monti set to announce new Italian government

Nov 16th 2011, 8:02 AM 479 Views 2 Comments

Mario Monti completes two days of tense negotiations, and is set to present his new government to the president this morning.

# markets - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Italian borrowing costs spike again as coalition talks go on
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Italian borrowing costs spike again as coalition talks go on

Nov 15th 2011, 2:30 PM 630 Views 0 Comments

The markets seem nervous about Mario Monti’s attempts to form a government – while a Spanish bond auction also goes badly.

# markets - Monday 14 November, 2011

Concern for France's AAA rating as 10-year bond yields rise
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Concern for France's AAA rating as 10-year bond yields rise

Nov 14th 2011, 6:39 PM 487 Views 16 Comments

Investors are becoming increasingly concerned about France’s overall debt and deficit levels.

Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti
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# Italy

Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti

Nov 14th 2011, 10:32 AM 571 Views 12 Comments

Mario Monti’s designation as prime minister appears to soothe investors, who are lowering the interest rate Italy must pay for loans.

# markets - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Tick tock... All eyes on the euro when markets open on Monday
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Tick tock... All eyes on the euro when markets open on Monday

Nov 13th 2011, 1:14 PM 813 Views 28 Comments

Will the ECB step in tomorrow or try to wait things out?

# markets - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Cost of Italian borrowing falls
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Cost of Italian borrowing falls

Nov 10th 2011, 10:15 AM 481 Views 13 Comments

The markets are looking a little better today.

# markets - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Italian borrowing rates briefly hit new record but markets are up
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Italian borrowing rates briefly hit new record but markets are up

Nov 8th 2011, 9:34 AM 186 Views 6 Comments

So what does that mean?

Berlusconi facing crucial vote as fears grow over Italy
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Berlusconi facing crucial vote as fears grow over Italy

Nov 8th 2011, 7:44 AM 226 Views 10 Comments

A normally procedural vote will be closely scrutinised as Italian borrowing costs hit new highs.

# markets - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Greek prime minister survives confidence vote
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Greek prime minister survives confidence vote

Nov 5th 2011, 7:53 AM 290 Views 12 Comments

George Papandreou has made a pledge to step aside if necessary, and has called for a new coalition government.

# markets - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Surprise! ECB cuts interest rate to 1.25 per cent
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Surprise! ECB cuts interest rate to 1.25 per cent

Nov 3rd 2011, 1:21 PM 1,065 Views 34 Comments

On his first day in the job, ECB president Mario Draghi surprised everyone by cutting the eurozone’s main interest rate.

# markets - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Column: Confused about what will happen to the euro? Everyone is.
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Column: Confused about what will happen to the euro? Everyone is.

Nov 1st 2011, 8:30 PM 12 Views 24 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson speaks to those working at the heart of financial markets and finds that uncertainty and confusion is thwarting a move forward.

Markets drop on Greek referendum 'grenade'
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Markets drop on Greek referendum 'grenade'

Nov 1st 2011, 2:51 PM 602 Views 12 Comments

Investors react to news that Greece intends to hold a referendum on its latest bailout agreement, despite the unpopularity of the deal.

# markets - Thursday 27 October, 2011

European markets react positively to Eurozone deal
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European markets react positively to Eurozone deal

Oct 27th 2011, 9:27 AM 374 Views 9 Comments

Shares were up across the continent as trading opened this morning.

# markets - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Amazon profits nosedive as it takes on Apple in tablet war
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Amazon profits nosedive as it takes on Apple in tablet war

Oct 26th 2011, 9:39 AM 719 Views 7 Comments

The company is selling Kindles at a loss to compete with the iPad – driving its profits down by 73 per cent.

# markets - Monday 17 October, 2011

G20 urges Eurozone leaders to come up with 'comprehensive plan'
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G20 urges Eurozone leaders to come up with 'comprehensive plan'

Oct 17th 2011, 8:57 AM 199 Views 1 Comment

A summit of Eurozone leaders next Sunday is expected to be decisive for the long-term economic prospects of the region.

# markets - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Dexia shares plummet over fears of debt exposure - despite government guarantee
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Dexia shares plummet over fears of debt exposure - despite government guarantee

Oct 4th 2011, 1:15 PM 143 Views 0 Comments

Dexia loses a massive chunk of its value, despite moves by both the French and Belgian governments to guarantee its assets.

# markets - Monday 3 October, 2011

Asian markets fall on Greek debt fears as eurozone inflation hits 3 per cent
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Asian markets fall on Greek debt fears as eurozone inflation hits 3 per cent

Oct 3rd 2011, 7:47 AM 167 Views 3 Comments

The eurozone inflation jump suggests the ECB may hold off on cutting interest rates this week.

# markets - Friday 30 September, 2011

Wall Street ends worst quarter since 2008
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Wall Street ends worst quarter since 2008

Sep 30th 2011, 9:58 PM 165 Views 3 Comments

Global stocks were down today as fears on the global economy show no signs of abating.

European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote
# Greek Tragedy?
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# Greek Tragedy?

European markets open down following Germany's bailout vote

Sep 30th 2011, 9:43 AM 155 Views 4 Comments

US markets finished in positive territory last night, but a European rally faded – while Asian markets were flat this morning.

# markets - Monday 26 September, 2011

Merkel warns against Greek default - but says 'firewall' is needed
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Merkel warns against Greek default - but says 'firewall' is needed

Sep 26th 2011, 8:56 AM 542 Views 12 Comments

A ‘firewall’ is needed in order to stop Euro members falling like dominoes, Angela Merkel says – though Greece is sustainable for now.

# markets - Friday 23 September, 2011

Stock markets tread water after dire day of heavy losses
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Stock markets tread water after dire day of heavy losses

Sep 23rd 2011, 9:39 AM 244 Views 9 Comments

European stock markets had recorded sharp gains when they opened, but have since lost them and are broadly flat.

# markets - Thursday 22 September, 2011

US stocks fall on economy fears
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US stocks fall on economy fears

Sep 22nd 2011, 9:26 PM 200 Views 10 Comments

More market jitters in the US today as the Dow Jones closes down almost 400 points, while the S&P500 and Nasdaq fall also.

US markets slide despite Fed's $400bn bond investment
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US markets slide despite Fed's $400bn bond investment

Sep 22nd 2011, 11:59 AM 156 Views 3 Comments

The US Federal Reserve announces the purchase of $400bn in 6-year and 30-year bonds, hoping to drive down interest rates.

# markets - Monday 12 September, 2011

ECB spent €14bn on Spanish and Italian bonds last week...
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# Bond Markets

ECB spent €14bn on Spanish and Italian bonds last week...

Sep 12th 2011, 3:20 PM 407 Views 7 Comments

…and its input was virtually worthless, because prices today are pretty much exactly where they were seven days ago.

Markets enter panic mode as fears grow over Greek default
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Markets enter panic mode as fears grow over Greek default

Sep 12th 2011, 1:45 PM 597 Views 16 Comments

Rumours that Greece may still default have sent markets into a nosedive, as the Euro falls and the cost of borrowing rises.

# markets - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

German court to rule on legality of Greek bailout
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# Bailout Case

German court to rule on legality of Greek bailout

Sep 7th 2011, 7:11 AM 250 Views 0 Comments

A bailout was later agreed for Ireland and Portugal but was it legal under German and EU law? A court decides today.

# markets - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Markets take a nose dive as bond crisis returns with a bang
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Markets take a nose dive as bond crisis returns with a bang

Sep 6th 2011, 8:34 AM 381 Views 9 Comments

Christine Lagarde says there’s a “crisis of confidence”. No kidding: markets are slipping while borrowing costs are back on the up.

# markets - Monday 5 September, 2011

Global markets fall on US and eurozone fears
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Global markets fall on US and eurozone fears

Sep 5th 2011, 2:10 PM 269 Views 5 Comments

Concerns over US economic recovery and the eurozone debt crisis are bringing the markets down.

# markets - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Irish export growth to slow as outlook for key markets dims - NIB
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Irish export growth to slow as outlook for key markets dims - NIB

Aug 30th 2011, 10:48 AM 464 Views 1 Comment

National Irish Bank is less optimistic on Irish export growth as eurozone economies slow down.

# markets - Friday 26 August, 2011

World stocks unsteady ahead of Bernanke speech
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World stocks unsteady ahead of Bernanke speech

Aug 26th 2011, 10:20 AM 64 Views 0 Comments

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.

# markets - Sunday 21 August, 2011

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

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

Aug 21st 2011, 4:34 PM 235 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…