March 30, 2015
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  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA shares edge up

  • 23/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Give the unemployed their hope back'

    During his weekly general audience at the St. Peter’s square at the Vatican, Pope Francis called to "give the unemployed their hope back." World "crisis" and "squandering" are to blame for leaving millions without jobs, the pontiff said.

  • 21/05/2014 | Argentina

    Europe elections: Spain citizens in Argentina can vote up to May 24

    Spanish citizens living in Argentina will have time to vote for their European candidates till May 24, Spain’s Electoral Board has decided following delays in the arrival of ballots.

  • 14/05/2012 | Argentina

    EU to lodge suit against Argentina with WTO, reports say

    The European Union has agreed to file a trade suit with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over Argentina's import restrictions, a senior Spanish government source said today.

  • 16/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina will play a very important role in the G-20 Summit'

    Argentine Ambassador to Washington Jorge Argüello stated that the European financial crisis will be the main aspect of the upcoming G-20 summit and that within that context," Argentina will play a very important role based on the country’s experience."

  • 02/08/2013 | Argentina

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record despite tepid jobs data

    The Dow industrials and S&P 500 ended at record highs for a second day, posting modest gains despite a mixed employment report that showed US hiring slowed in July.

  • 15/12/2010 | Argentina

    Foreign tourism climbs 24.8% in October

    The number of tourists that arrived in Argentina during October gained 24.8 percent compared to the same month last year, according to a report of the Indec national statistics bureau.

  • 01/06/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentine economy shows higher figures than any European country,' De Mendiguren says

    José Ignacio De Mendiguren, head of the UIA Argentine Industrial Union, mentioned that the Argentine economy is better “than any European country,” and assured that in Europe “they see our economy as a growing market.”

  • 23/04/2012 | Argentina

    CFK blasts Europe's budget cuts, mentions Netherlands' case

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner blasted once more the European cuts’ recipe and gave Netherlands as an example of the consequences of the cuts applied during a crisis. The Head of State referred to the resignation of the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte.

  • 27/03/2015 | World

    Wall St ends 4-day skid on late tech rally

    US stocks rose modestly today after late news of merger talks in the semiconductor space boosted the technology sector and helped major indexes snap a four-day losing streak.

  • 27/02/2015 | World

    Wall St lower after economic data

    US stocks closed lower on the last trading day of February after mixed US economic data on a day when European stocks hit records and oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June.

  • 06/03/2015 | World

    Wall St ends lower as jobs data may bring rate hike sooner

    US stocks closed lower on Friday and the S&P 500 declined for a second straight week after a strong monthly jobs report as investors bet that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than previously expected.

  • 25/02/2015 | World

    Greece's Varoufakis tells Charlie Hebdo Europe risks right-wing backlash

    Racists and nationalists will be the only ones to benefit if European leaders "shoot down" Greece's new anti-austerity government, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has told France's Charlie Hebdo newspaper.

  • 20/02/2015 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs on Greece debt deal

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs while the Nasdaq notched an eighth straight day of gains after Greek and euro zone finance ministers reached a deal to extend heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months.

  • 20/02/2015 | World

    Greek PM 'certain' euro zone will accept loan deal, Germans soften

    Greece's new prime minister said today he was certain euro zone finance ministers would accept Athens' request for an extended loan as EU paymaster Germany softened its hostile tone.

  • 17/02/2015 | World

    EU ministers step up pressure on Greece

    European Union finance ministers piled pressure on Greece to remain in an international financial rescue program as the euro weakened on fears of disruption when Athens' credit lines expire in 10 days time.

  • 06/02/2015 | World

    Wall St ends down on interest rate

  • 09/01/2015 | World

    European leaders to attend protest in Paris

    Several European head of states will join a manifestation in Paris on Sunday, to express their solidarity following the recent attacks.

  • 09/01/2015 | World

    Charlie Hebdo's next week cover

  • 31/12/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges up in 2014's last day; energy down again

    US stocks were modestly higher today, putting major indexes on track to end 2014 near record levels, though energy shares once again fell alongside crude oil prices.

  • 19/12/2014 | World

    Wall Street up for 3rd day, led by energy shares

    US stocks extended gains for a third session, giving the S&P 500 its best weekly performance in nearly two months as energy shares continued to rebound.

  • 12/12/2014 | World

    Oil slump leads Wall Street to worst week in 2-1/2 years

    US stocks fell sharply, leaving the benchmark S&P 500 with its worst weekly performance since May 2012, as investors pulled back from the markets in response to oil's free-fall and more weak data out of China.

  • 21/11/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends at records after China's central bank action

    US stocks closed higher, with major indexes notching a fifth straight weekly advance after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases.

  • 24/11/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ticks up to record on central bank bets

    US stocks rose today on hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action if needed, while merger deals kept traders focused even as volumes were below average.

  • 31/10/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs; BOJ move adds fuel to rally

    The Dow and S&P 500 have ended at record highs and indexes posted strong gains for a second week after the Bank of Japan's surprise move to ramp up its stimulus program.

  • 07/11/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends flat; healthcare off on new Obamacare challenge

    US stocks closed little changed today, pressured by renewed uncertainty in healthcare stocks and by Disney shares, even as October payrolls data pointed to a resilient economy in the face of sluggish global growth.

  • 14/11/2014 | World

    Wall Street posts gains for 4th week

    US stocks posted a fourth straight week of increases but ended today little changed as losses in healthcare shares offset gains in energy.

  • 13/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street drops in late selloff; energy, airlines fall

    US stocks dropped more than 1 percent today, with the S&P 500 closing below a key technical support level, as declines in energy and airline shares led a late-day selloff.

  • 17/10/2014 | World

    Wall St up on earnings; car makers lead European equity rebound

    US stocks extended their rebound from this month's bruising selloff today, giving the S&P 500 its best day in over a week, as worries about the US earnings outlook eased, but the S&P 500 still posted its fourth straight week of declines.

  • 24/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street boosted by earnings, S&P posts best week in nearly two years

    US stocks closed out their best week in nearly two years today, helped by earnings from Microsoft and Procter & Gamble and as concerns eased over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States.

  • 03/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street rallies, S&P has best day since March

    Despite the rally, however, major indexes ended down for the week, with the first diagnosis of Ebola in a patient in the United States and protests in Hong Kong among the main catalysts for sharp selling earlier in the week.

  • 09/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street sells off on growth concerns; volatility picks up

    The S&P 500 posted its largest percentage decline in six months today on lingering concern about the strength of the global economy and its effect on corporate earnings.

  • 10/10/2014 | World

    Wall Street tumbles, led by chipmakers; S&P lowest since May

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq today posted their largest weekly declines since May 2012 and the Dow turned negative for the year, led down by technology stocks after a chipmaker warned of a major pullback in the industry.

  • 22/09/2014 | World

    Germany's Merkel 'impressed' with French reforms

    The German chancellor said after meeting French premier Manuel Valls that she was impressed by the number of reforms Paris had launched, but deferred to Brussels on the halting French efforts to reduce its public deficit.

  • 26/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street rallies but ends lower for week

    US stocks ended higher today, with the S&P 500 rallying back above a key technical level, but the advance was not enough to offset recent declines and major indexes closed out their worst week of the past eight.

  • 26/09/2014 | World

    ISIS tightens siege of Syria border town; more Europeans join alliance

    Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of a town on Syria's border with Turkey today despite US-led air strikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq, in a coalition which has now drawn widespread European support.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street declines with energy, ends 5-week string of gains

    US stocks fell today as energy shares extended their recent slide, while rising bond yields drove down high-dividend paying shares.

  • 15/09/2014 | World

    About 500 migrants believed drowned off Malta coast

    Some 500 migrants are believed to have died in the Mediterranean after traffickers rammed their boat off Malta's coast last week, the International Organisation for Migration said today.

  • 19/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street flat as Oracle takes air out of Alibaba debut

    US stocks closed little changed today after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled, but the Dow managed to edge higher to set a record for a second straight session.

  • 05/09/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record as jobs report eases Federal Reserve worries

    US stocks ended higher, lifting the S&P 500 to a fresh closing high, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report was taken as a sign that the Federal Reserve will not begin raising interest rates anytime soon.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher after 2 days of losses as Apple rebounds

    A rebound in Apple shares helped push US stocks higher today, breaking the market's two-day string of losses.

  • 11/09/2014 | World

    S&P 500 rebounds with energy shares; Dow dips

    US stocks recovered from early losses today, with the S&P 500 managing a slight gain as energy prices and oil stocks turned higher and financials lent support.

  • 03/09/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends mixed as Apple weighs on Nasdaq

    US stocks ended mostly down today, as a decline in Apple shares dragged the Nasdaq lower and investors held off on big bets before the European Central Bank's upcoming policy meeting.

  • 04/09/2014 | World

    Euro sinks as ECB moves boost European shares, Wall Street pulls back

    US stocks opened slightly higher today, after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and a flurry of economic data indicated the US economy was steadily improving. Both the Dow and S&P 500 touched record intraday highs after the ECB's surprise move but later eased.

  • 04/09/2014 | World

    ECB will start buying ABS, covered bonds in October, Draghi announces

    The European Central Bank will start buying securitised loans and covered bonds next month to help unblock lending in the euro zone, ECB President Mario Draghi said today.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500, Dow end lower after Ukraine tension escalates

    Stocks ended mostly lower as Ukraine-Russia tensions reignited and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen failed to give investors more clues on interest rate hikes.

  • 27/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street drifts to another record in light trading

    US stocks were little changed, with the S&P 500 creeping up to another record closing high in a lethargic session, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results.

  • 29/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500 edges up to set new record; best month since Feb

    US stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record as the latest positive data helped extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street rebounds, erases week's losses with Russia news

    The S&P and Dow both posted their best day since March today, with the market buoyed by news that Russia was ending military drills near the Ukrainian border, while investors overlooked US air strikes in Iraq.

  • 13/08/2014 | World

    EU to hold on Friday emergency meeting on Iraq and Ukraine

    European Union foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine, the EU said today.

  • 15/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends mixed, recovers from Ukraine driven slide

    US stocks ended mixed, paring an earlier selloff sparked by reports of Ukraine shelling a Russian armored column.

  • 01/08/2014 | World

    S&P 500 posts biggest weekly decline since 2012

    US stocks ended lower for a second day and the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly decline since 2012 today as concerns over Argentina's default continued to dog sentiment.

  • 05/08/2014 | World

    Wall Street tumble on Ukraine tensions; Time Warner skids after-hours

    US stocks ended down today, nose-diving in the afternoon as concerns mounted over escalating tensions in Ukraine.

  • 24/07/2014 | World

    US, Europe lift ban on flights to Israel

    Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war today with the lifting of a US and European ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street closes lower on Amazon, Visa; S&P's weekly gain erased

    US stocks closed lower today in a broad consumer discretionary-led selloff after Visa and Amazon, a pair of closely watched bellwether names, reported disappointing results.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends down; Twitter rallies after hours

    US stocks fell today, dropping in a broad selloff as a weak outlook from courier company UPS weighed on sentiment and pressured transportation stocks.

  • 18/07/2014 | World

    US shares rebound, euro briefly dips after Malaysian airliner crash

    US stocks rebounded and European markets recovered a bit today but the euro dipped below $1.35 for first time since February after a Malaysian airliner was downed in eastern Ukraine and Israel stepped up a ground assault in Gaza.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Data, earnings lift Wall Street; conflicts eyed

    US stocks rose today as some positive earnings and economic data pointed to a market that still had room to rise despite the S&P 500 hitting an intraday record.

  • 23/07/2014 | World

    Apple pushes S&P 500 to record close as Boeing hits Dow

    US stocks ended mostly higher today, with the S&P 500 closing at a record on Apple's bullish results, though Boeing weighed on the Dow and conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip kept the broader market's gains in check.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street stocks edge lower, bank stocks rise

    US stocks closed mostly lower today, after the Federal Reserve, in an unusual statement, singled out the valuation of social media and biotechnology shares as "substantially stretched."

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher; Dow at record close

    US stocks rose today, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at a record high, boosted by the latest merger news and some strong corporate earnings.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street inches lower on Russia sanctions; earnings curb drop

    US stocks edged lower today in the wake of fresh US and European Union sanctions on Russia, but some stronger-than-expected earnings reports helped keep declines in check.

  • 08/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street drops on earnings caution; Dow below 17,000

    US stocks fell in a broad selloff today, dropping for a second straight session and driving the Dow below 17,000 as investors turned cautious before the start of earnings season.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    Body of missing climber found 32 years later in the Alps

    A group of hikers have found the body of a mountain climber that had disappearead in 1982 in an expedition to the Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the European Union, at the border between France and Germany.

  • 11/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges up; indexes post losses for week

    US stocks managed to score modest gains today, but the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly drop since April as investors showed only mild enthusiasm after getting their first glimpses of earnings.

  • 03/07/2014 | World

    Jobs drive Dow, S&P 500 to records in short session

    Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records today, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected.

  • 04/07/2014 | World

    European stocks rally on Vienna market

    A slump in the shares of Austrian bank Erste hit the Vienna stock market today and halted a rally on the broader European equity market which had hit multi-year highs this week.

  • 04/07/2014 | World

    Ukraine's president seeks new crisis talks on Saturday

    Ukraine's president has proposed a time and place for holding talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine tomorrow but is waiting for a response from the other side, his web site said today.

  • 26/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street dips after Federal Reserve Bullard talks about rates

    US stocks ended slightly lower today after the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said interest-rate increases should come sooner rather than later.

  • 27/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 edge up with tech shares; DuPont drags

    US stocks ended modestly higher today, led by technology shares, though a downbeat second-quarter forecast from DuPont Co kept a lid on gains.

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends flat ahead of payrolls; S&P index at record

    US stocks ended one of their flattest sessions in years today as a positive read on private sector employment wasn't enough to interest buyers ahead of the highly anticipated June payrolls report.

  • 18/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street S&P 500 hits fresh peak after Fed

    Wall Street stocks jumped today, taking the S&P 500 index of top companies to an all-time record after the Federal Reserve promised to keep in place low interest-rate policies and forecast the world's biggest economy would expand moderately.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at a record as Fed optimism lingers

    The S&P 500 ended at another record high today, extending gains for a fifth day on investors' optimism that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for a long period of time.

  • 20/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs; S&P up for 6th day

    US stocks rose today, driving the Dow and the S&P 500 to close at record highs as the shares of 330 companies hit 52-week highs on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • 13/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges up on Intel but posts weekly loss

    US stocks edged up today, boosted by bullish news from the tech sector, but major indexes fell for the week as unrest in Iraq kept investors on edge.

  • 15/06/2014 | World

    Francis announces first European trip to Albania

    Pope Francis has said his first trip to a European country would be to Albania in September to pay tribute to those who suffered under communism.

  • 17/06/2014 | World

    Banks lead Wall Street higher; cyclicals rally

    US stocks rose today as data pointing to higher inflation lifted financial shares while high-growth tech names attracted renewed attention.

  • 11/06/2014 | World

    Wall St ends lower after World Bank cuts forecast

    US stocks fell today, with the Dow breaking a four-day string of record closing highs, following the World Bank's reduction of its global growth forecast.

  • 11/06/2014 | World

    Taxi drivers protest in European cities against US Uber app

    Taxi drivers sowed traffic chaos in Europe's top cities by mounting one of the biggest ever protests against Uber, a US car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.

  • 12/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street slides on concerns about Iraq

    US stocks fell today as concerns escalated about Iraq and after disappointing economic data on retail sales and jobless claims.

  • 05/06/2014 | World

    G7 with absent Russia condemns Moscow's 'violation of Ukraine's sovereignty'

    The United States and its allies used the first Group of Seven meeting without Russia in 17 years to condemn Moscow's actions in Ukraine and threaten hard-hitting sanctions if President Vladimir Putin does not help restore stability.

  • 06/06/2014 | World

    Jobs report takes Dow, S&P to fresh record highs

    US stocks rose today, with the Dow and the S&P 500 closing at records, after the May payrolls report provided the latest confirmation of improving economic conditions.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends near flat; Dow hits record for 4th day

    US stocks finished nearly flat today, although the Dow eked out another record closing high as utilities' shares fell while 10-year bond yields hit their highest level in a month.

  • 04/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street up as S&P ends at new record

    US stocks edged up today with the S&P 500 ending at a new record as investors brushed off weaker-than-expected labor market data and focused on an acceleration in services-sector growth.

  • 04/06/2014 | World

    Obama backs Ukraine’s Poroshenko, reassures east European allies

    US President Barack Obama endorsed Ukraine's president-elect Petro Poroshenko, pledged financial and security help, and assured east European NATO allies that the United States would defend their territorial integrity.

  • 05/06/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P close at records; payrolls in focus

    The Dow and the S&P 500 both ended at new highs today after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street up, S&P 500 sets another record closing high

    The S&P 500 index climbed to its third record closing high in four sessions today as traders shrugged off data that showed the economy shrank in the first quarter and bet on improvement in the second quarter.

  • 30/05/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs after data

    The Dow and the S&P 500 edged up to end at record highs, wrapping up four straight months of gains, after mixed economic data gave investors little reason to rush into stocks.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    Wall Street edges lower a day after Dow, S&P set records

    US stocks dipped in thin volume, with the Dow and the S&P 500 retreating from yesterday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains. A rise in semiconductor companies' shares limited losses.

  • 23/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street S&P 500 ends at record on housing, HP; transports fly

    The S&P 500 closed at a record high, buoyed by a rally in housing stocks after better-than-expected home sales and a jump in Hewlett-Packard shares a day after the personal computer maker said it would cut more jobs.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street up, S&P 500 ends at record

    US stocks rose today as the S&P 500 scored a second straight record close, buoyed by the latest round of merger activity and as expectations for rate cuts by the European Central Bank stoked investors' appetite for equities.

  • 28/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street flat as S&P 500 falls shy of record

    The S&P 500 snapped a four-session winning streak, to end just shy of a third straight record closing high.

  • 21/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends higher after Fed minutes

    US stocks rose today, rebounding from the previous day's broad selloff, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting showed central bankers have discussed the eventual tightening of monetary policy but made no decisions on which tools to use.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street rises as small-caps rally; HP shares off late

    US stocks ended higher for the second straight session, led by small-cap stocks, while the Nasdaq climbed on a rally in biotech shares.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    Britain, the Netherlands kick off EU election

    The European Union's marathon parliamentary election kicked off today when polls opened in Britain and the Netherlands, where far-right, anti-EU parties are forecast to top the ballot, spearheading a surge in protest votes across the continent.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Retail stocks lead selloff on Wall Street after earnings

    US stocks fell in a broad selloff, with major indexes hitting session lows in afternoon trading, led by losses in the retail sector after disappointing results from Staples and TJX Companies.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Biden in Bucharest to reassure allies over Ukraine crisis

    US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Bucharest today as part of Washington's campaign to reassure east European allies of American backing in the West's confrontation with Russia over Ukraine.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Centre-right to lead Europe elections - poll

    The centre right has extended its lead over the centre left in the race for dominance in the European Parliament elections this week, a poll showed. The EPP would take 217 seats in the May 22-25 vote.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    Merkel, Hollande ready for further sanctions against Russia

    Germany and France are ready to agree more extensive sanctions against Russia if a planned presidential election in Ukraine on May 25 is foiled, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande said.

  • 12/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street hits record high, oil rises on Ukraine worries

    Global equity markets surged, with the Dow industrials and S&P 500 hitting record closing highs, as Wall Street advanced in a broad rally spurred by strong corporate results and an improving economic outlook.

  • 16/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street rebounds with small-caps; Dow, S&P 500 dip for week

    US stocks ended higher, in a late-day rebound as small-cap names edged up after recent weakness and consumer discretionary shares advanced.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street erases earlier gains as utilities, energy sell off

    US stocks erased earlier gains with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq turning lower in a volatile session, led by losses in the energy and utility sectors.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    Fiat Chrysler CEO confirms headquarters will be in London

    The headquarters of the newly merged Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will be moved to London, Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne clarified today, cementing a politically sensitive shift away from Italy, Fiat's home for the past 115 years.

  • 09/05/2014 | World

    Dow ends at record high as Apple drags on S&P 500 and Nasdaq

    The Dow ended at a record high, boosted by IBM, while a rebound in high-growth momentum names helped the broader market.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street falls in broad selloff; Twitter tumbles

    US stocks fell broadly today, closing at session lows, with AIG pulling financial shares lower after disappointing earnings and as a slide in Twitter took down other names in the technology and internet space.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    Europe proposes tighter black box rules after Malaysia Airlines flight

    European safety officials proposed tougher rules for 'black box' flight recorders in the strongest regulatory reaction yet to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    Wall Street gains after Yellen, but Nasdaq drops

    US stocks mostly rose after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled continued support for the economy, but the Nasdaq fell for a second session as momentum names sold off.



  • 30/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street: Dow ends at record high as Fed upbeat on economy

    The Dow closed at its first record high of 2014 after the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat view of the economy's prospects as it announced another cut to its massive bond-buying program.

  • 04/05/2014 | World

    Le Pen to form a far right bloc in European Parliament

    France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said she expects her party to get enough votes in the May 22-25 European elections to form a bloc with other Eurosceptics that can stop the EU's progress.

  • 05/05/2014 | World

    Petrified in Ukraine

    By Ivan Briscoe

    Conflict reeks of foreign-meddling but do powers still control the forces that have been set into motion?

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    Shrunken heads and shrinking crime

    By Ivan Briscoe

    Why is violence worsening in LatAm but declining in Europe?

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends up, Nasdaq dips in volatile Wall Street session

    The S&P 500 ended higher today after a volatile session, as gains in Apple and Pfizer helped offset another round of selling in some high-growth tech shares.

  • 29/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends up on earnings, rebound in high-growth shares

    US stocks rose, boosted by upbeat results from companies including Merck & Co and a rebound in Facebook and other high-growth shares.

  • 23/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street slips to snap six-day rally; biotechs weak

    US stocks dipped to snap a six-session winning streak as gains in Boeing and Gilead were offset by slides in AT&T and the wider biotech sector.

  • 24/04/2014 | World

    Apple buoys Nasdaq; Ukraine weighs on broader market

    The Nasdaq rose modestly in a choppy session, lifted by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held the broader market in check.

  • 25/04/2014 | World

    Wall St trips as Amazon tumbles; indexes slip for week

    US stocks fell, pulled lower by a decline in consumer discretionary stocks, as bellwether names and Ford Motor fell in the wake of their quarterly earnings.

  • 17/04/2014 | World

    Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July

    US stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results.

  • 21/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street advances; S&P, Nasdaq book fifth straight gain

    US stocks rose slightly today as investors found few reasons to push indexes sharply higher following a strong rally last week and ahead of key earnings releases.

  • 22/04/2014 | World

    Earnings, healthcare help lift Wall Street

    US stocks rose today, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq on track for a sixth straight day, buoyed by a host of solid earnings reports along with strength in the healthcare sector.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends up after Citi results, retail sales

    US stocks closed higher today as Citigroup's earnings and strong retail sales gave investors reasons to buy equities despite a resurgence of geopolitical uncertainties.

  • 15/04/2014 | World

    Wall St ends higher as blue chips rally

    US stocks ended a volatile session higher, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq's advance.

  • 16/04/2014 | World

    Wall St gains on Yellen comments and Yahoo

    US stocks rose 1 percent, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.

  • 09/04/2014 | World

    Wall St soars after Fed minutes signal support

    US stocks rallied after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than investors had previously expected.

  • 10/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street down, Nasdaq marks worst day since Nov. 2011

    The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years today after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences and TripAdvisor, increasing investor anxiety about a broader pullback.

  • 11/04/2014 | World

    Global shares post losses

    US stocks slid in a volatile session, with the Nasdaq closing below the 4,000 mark for the first time since early February.

  • 07/04/2014 | World

    Wall Street ends lower with big fall for S&P 500

    US stocks fell today, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest three-day drop in two months, as investors bid down Internet stocks and rotated into defensive names to protect against further declines.

  • 08/04/2014 | World

    Wall St snaps 3-day losing streak as tech rebounds

    US stocks rose, snapping a three-day losing streak as investors bought beaten-down social media and Internet shares.

  • 08/04/2014 | World

    Catalan leader says parliament rejection won't halt referendum

    Catalonia President Artur Mas said he would forge ahead with his region's plans to hold a referendum on independence in November after Spain's parliament overwhelmingly rejected the petition.

  • 02/04/2014 | World

    Shares at six-year high, gold rebounds

    A global stock index edged up to a six-year high and Wall Street closed at a record high as US data suggested the economy is improving, while the price of spot gold jumped 1 percent.

  • 03/04/2014 | World

    Wall St dips as investors wary before jobs data

    US stocks slipped as investors turned cautious ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report, while a drop in biotech and momentum shares dragged the Nasdaq down nearly 1 percent.

  • 04/04/2014 | World

    Momentum stocks sink; Nasdaq posts worst day since Feb.

    Momentum shares like Netflix and TripAdvisor sold off sharply for a second straight day, giving the Nasdaq its worst day since February and leaving investors anxious about how much further they may fall.

  • 31/03/2014 | World

    Euro zone inflation drops to lowest since 2009

    Euro zone inflation hit its lowest level since November 2009 in March, a shock drop that raises expectations the European Central Bank will take radical action to stop the threat of deflation in the currency bloc.

  • 31/03/2014 | World

    Wall Street gets lift from Yellen remarks, techs rebound

    US stocks rose today, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight advance, led by technology and financial shares following comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • 01/04/2014 | World

    Wall St ends at record to lead global shares; oil slides

    World equity markets added to recent gains as Wall Street hit a record high after strong factory data, while soft manufacturing numbers in China reinforced expectations that the country will undertake stimulus measures.

  • 27/03/2014 | World

    US stocks dip on unimpressive Q4 growth; gold tumbles

    US stocks fell after upwardly revised fourth-quarter growth data failed to impress investors and worries over Ukraine lingered, while gold tumbled to a six-week low on expectations US interest rates might rise sooner than thought.

  • 28/03/2014 | World

    US stocks end off highs, Dow up for week; gold at 6-week lows

    US stocks ended up but off their session highs as a late afternoon selloff in the biotechnology sector weighed on the overall market.

  • 29/03/2014 | World

    Hollande braces for losses in low turnout for French mayoral vote

    France's ruling Socialists braced for big losses in local elections today and the far-right National Front was poised to win a handful of cities for the first time since 1995, as turnout looked set to hit a new low.

  • 24/03/2014 | World

    Tech leads Wall St lower as Ukraine casts a shadow

    US stocks fell today, with some of the market's recent best performers like technology and biotech shares leading the way down.

  • 25/03/2014 | World

    Wall St rebounds; biotech shares snap losing streak

    US stocks ended higher, rebounding from a two-day decline as the hard-hit biotechnology sector regained its momentum and a strong read on consumer confidence increased optimism about the economy.

  • 26/03/2014 | World

    Russia sanctions worry hits Wall St; techs weigh

    US stocks fell led by losses in the technology and materials sectors, as geopolitical concerns rose after the United States and the European Union agreed to work together on tougher sanctions on Russia.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Wall St rebounds after data; financials climb

    US stocks rose today, after a batch of economic data pointed to an improving economy and investors reassessed comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen that fueled speculation of an earlier-than-expected rate hike by the central bank.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Ahead of summit, Europe weighs Russia sanctions

    European leaders were analyzing how to tighten the screws on Russia following its seizure of Crimea, how to support Ukraine's stricken economy and how best to wean themselves off Russian energy in years to come.

  • 21/03/2014 | World

    Wall St ends lower as biotechs fall; indexes up for week

    US stocks slipped as investors booked profits in momentum names heading into the weekend, wiping out early gains that had pushed the S&P 500 to an intraday record high.

  • 17/03/2014 | World

    Wall St climbs as Ukraine worries ease

    US stocks climbed today, with the S&P 500 bouncing from its worst weekly drop in the past seven as concerns eased over the situation in Crimea, even as the region voted to join Russia.

  • 18/03/2014 | World

    Wall St ends higher for second session

    US stocks rose for a second straight day today, with the S&P moving within 1 percent of record levels after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin eased concerns that tensions over Ukraine might escalate.

  • 19/03/2014 | World

    Wall St drops after Yellen moves up rate hike

    US stocks fell today after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised the possibility of an earlier- than-anticipated increase in interest rates.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    G7 leaders tell Russia to halt Crimea referendum

    Leaders of the Group of Seven economies told Russia to stop its work on a referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region and "cease all efforts to change the status of Crimea" or face action.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Wall St tumbles as Ukraine tensions rise, China slows

    US stocks tumbled, with the Dow and the S&P 500 suffering their worst day since early February, on rising concerns over Ukraine and Russia and new signs of a slowdown in China.

  • 14/03/2014 | World

    Wall St ends lower on jitters over upcoming Crimea vote

    Wall Street ended lower with all three major stock indexes down for the week, as concerns over tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated ahead of a referendum in Crimea this weekend.

  • 10/03/2014 | World

    S&P dips after record; China data, Boeing weigh

    US stocks dipped today, weighed down by soft data out of China and Boeing's latest production setback.

  • 11/03/2014 | World

    Wall Street falls in choppy trading, catalysts scarce

    US stocks were little changed as investors found few reasons to push the S&P 500 above its recent record high, as tensions in Ukraine continued.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    Wall St little changed as Ukraine, China concerns brushed off

    US stocks finished little changed, with the Nasdaq up for the first session in five, as investors grappled with the evolving situation in Ukraine but shrugged off concern over weakness in China's economy.

  • 05/03/2014 | World

    Wall Street little changed after data, Ukraine eyed

    US stocks were little changed today after two days of sharp swings as investors shrugged off soft data on jobs and the services sector, while keeping an eye on developments in Ukraine.

  • 06/03/2014 | World

    Global stocks rise on Ukraine diplomacy

    World share markets rose today, supported by hopes that diplomatic efforts would cool the crisis in Ukraine, while the euro advanced to its highest level of the year after the European Central Bank signaled the euro zone needs no additional stimulus.

  • 07/03/2014 | World

    Wall St ends mostly higher, S&P 500 at record

    US stocks ended mostly higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record after more jobs than expected were created in February and January's figure was revised higher.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    S&P ends at record but off day's high

    The S&P 500 ended at another record close but well off the day's highs as worries about tensions in Ukraine caused investors to take profits ahead of the weekend.

  • 03/03/2014 | World

    Wall St sells off as Ukraine-Russia tension rises

    US stocks tumbled alongside other risky assets globally as tensions in Ukraine and Russia escalated after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends at a record; Ukraine-Russia tensions ease

    US stocks rallied, with the S&P 500 closing at a record as concerns about a confrontation between Russia and Ukraine eased, and the market recovered more than all of the previous session's hefty losses.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Wall Street slips on day after S&P hits record high

    US stocks edged lower, easing back from record territory a day earlier as weak economic data offset gains in Home Depot and other retail shares.

  • 26/02/2014 | World

    Wall St ends near flat; retailers fly for a second day

    US stocks finished flat with investors hesitant to make a big move on the day before comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, though retailers' shares rallied on results for a second day.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    Yellen helps offset Ukraine worry; S&P 500 hits record

    Stocks on world markets mostly advanced today, while the S&P 500 closed at a record high, as comments from US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offset concerns over tension in Ukraine and Russia.

  • 20/02/2014 | World

    Wall St rises on factory data; Tesla and Facebook jump

    US stocks climbed after a reading on manufacturing activity hit its highest in nearly four years, while news about Facebook and Tesla drove their shares to record highs.

  • 21/02/2014 | World

    Stocks rise, dollar mixed after recent US data

    Global equity markets mostly rose and the dollar traded mixed on Friday as recent data that has underpinned hopes for sustained US economic growth offset new data showing home resales fell to an 18-month low last month.

  • 24/02/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ends less than 1 point below record closing high

    Stocks on Wall Street surged to an all-time high today on optimism over merger activity that also lifted global equities markets, while crude oil prices rose, helped by expectations of revived growth in the demand for oil.

  • 17/02/2014 | World

    European equity rally gathers pace

    European shares climbed to a three-week high in thin volumes today, extending a strong two-week rally fuelled by record inflows from an increasing number of investors betting on the region's economic recovery.

  • 18/02/2014 | World

    S&P 500 ticks up on M&A; Nasdaq extends winning streak

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose today, following Wall Street's biggest weekly gain of the year, as merger activity increased confidence that there is value in the stock market even as the benchmark index nears a record high.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Wall St falls after Fed minutes

    Stock markets around the world fell today, with declines accelerating after minutes from a US Federal Reserve policy meeting showed members supported continued tapering of the central bank's bond-buying program barring a significant change in the economy.

  • 12/02/2014 | World

    S&P's 4-day rally ends on P&G's view; European shares up

    The S&P 500 closed flat today, with a four-day rally in the index just barely coming to an end after Procter & Gamble cut its outlook, though some positive earnings limited the decline and eased concerns that valuations had become stretched.

  • 13/02/2014 | World

    World stocks flat as soft US data blamed on weather; dlr down

    World stock markets were nearly flat as soft US economic data was blamed on bad weather, while the dollar fell to a two-week low against the euro. US stocks rose, with big gains in technology stocks, putting the Nasdaq on track for a sixth straight session of gains, its longest winning streak since December 2011.

  • 14/02/2014 | World

    US stocks climb despite soft data factory output

    On Wall Street, stock gains put the S&P 500 index on track for its first two-week winning streak of the year and the Nasdaq on track for a seventh session of gains, despite more weak data on the US economy.

  • 07/02/2014 | World

    Stocks rally after US jobs report; dollar slips

    Global equity markets surged as investors set aside any fear of economic softness in a weak US jobs report, while bond yields and the dollar fell as the data showed employers hired far fewer workers than expected in January.

  • 10/02/2014 | World

    Wall St closes slightly up; investors look to Yellen

    US stocks ended with modest gains today as investors digested recent market gains and looked ahead to new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's first testimony before lawmakers.

  • 11/02/2014 | World

    Stocks rally, dollar gains on Yellen 'stay course' remarks

    The dollar rose and global equity markets rallied after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the US central bank to continue trimming its bond purchases, a sign the Fed believes the economy is on track to grow further.

  • 04/02/2014 | World

    Wall Street bounces back, European shares down

    US stocks bounced back today, underpinned by sturdy corporate results, as the market fought to regain its footing following its largest selloff in months a day earlier.

  • 05/02/2014 | World

    US stocks end down, data fails to lift mood

    US stocks closed lower after the latest batch of mixed data failed to improve sentiment following Monday's weak report on the manufacturing sector, which drove the S&P 500 to its worst drop since June.

  • 06/02/2014 | World

    US data help buoy global stocks, euro

    The euro rose against the dollar after the European Central Bank gave no sign of an imminent rate cut and better-than-expected US economic data helped lift global stocks.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    Dollar, stocks advance after strong US GDP

    The dollar strengthened and global equity markets rebounded after data showed the US economy grew strongly in the last quarter of 2013, a rate that suggests solid corporate earnings and continued solid growth into the new year.

  • 31/01/2014 | World

    Wall St falls; Dow, S&P end worst month since May 2012

    A selloff in emerging markets sent a cold chill down Wall Street, triggering a slide and making January its worst month since May 2012 after one of its best years in more than a decade.

  • 03/02/2014 | World

    Wall St suffers worst drop since June

    US stocks fell today, adding to recent losses after data showed the factory sector in the world's largest economy expanded in January at its slowest pace in eight months.

  • 27/01/2014 | World

    Wall St ends lower; S&P 500 extends losses for 3rd day

    US stocks extended recent losses today, with the S&P 500 falling for a third straight session as concern grew about the Federal Reserve's plans for withdrawing stimulus.

  • 28/01/2014 | World

    Wall St recovers with Pfizer; futures up on Turkey's rate hike

    US stocks rebounded today after Pfizer's upbeat results gave investors some relief from the pain of the Dow's five-day losing streak, and the market's focus turned to the Federal Reserve's next move on stimulus.

  • 29/01/2014 | World

    Wall Street slides on emerging market jitters

    US stocks fell today, along with markets around the world, on concerns that bold efforts by Turkey and South Africa to stabilize their currencies may not be enough to staunch a cycle of selling in emerging markets.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    US stocks end mixed with focus on earnings

    US stocks finished flat to either side of unchanged as investors played off a mixed bag of company earnings, while the dollar firmed against most major currencies ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting where another cut in stimulus is seen possible.

  • 23/01/2014 | World

    Wall St falls as China data triggers selloff in risky assets

    Global equity markets sold off on disappointing Chinese manufacturing data and weak corporate earnings, while the euro jumped against the dollar after mostly encouraging survey results from the euro zone's private sector.

  • 24/01/2014 | World

    Wall St falls as emerging-market concerns rise

    US stocks dropped following a selloff in emerging market assets, growth concerns in China and expectations that the Federal Reserve will further cut stimulus.

  • 20/01/2014 | World

    Falling Deutsche Bank pulls European stocks lower

    European equities edged lower today, retreating from 5-1/2 year highs as financial shares were hit by a surprise loss from Deutsche Bank, the first of the region's lenders to report fourth quarter earnings.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    US yields and dollar up on outlook on Fed tapering

    US stocks mostly rose with the S&P 500 snapping a two-session decline as the materials sector rallied, though the Dow fell on disappointing earnings by three of its components.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    Obama to meet Pope during European visit

    Obama is scheduled to meet with the pope on March 27 in a trip that will include stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and other parts of Italy, the White House announced in a statement.

  • 15/01/2014 | World

    S&P 500 closes at record on bank earnings, data

    US stocks rose with the S&P 500 climbing to an all-time closing high after strong earnings from Bank of America and data signaled that the economy was improving.

  • 16/01/2014 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end down; bond trading revenues bites bank profits

    The Dow and S&P 500 slipped with the S&P retreating from the previous session's record high, after earnings from Goldman Sachs and other banks disappointed investors.

  • 17/01/2014 | World

    Wall St ends mostly lower on earnings; dollar hits 7-week high

    Wall Street stocks fell as quarterly earnings of Intel and General Electric disappointed, contributing to a decline in a measure of global equity markets, while the dollar hit a seven-week high against the euro.

  • 10/01/2014 | World

    S&P ends up, led by defensive stocks; earnings in play

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq ended modestly higher on Friday, led by gains in defensive names after a weaker-than-expected payrolls report raised new questions about both the strength of the economy and the aggressiveness of Federal Reserve stimulus.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    Wall St slides on caution ahead of earnings

    US stocks tumbled on caution ahead of corporate results, as mounting negative pre-announcements left a lackluster profit growth outlook.

  • 14/01/2014 | World

    Wall St rebounds as sales point to healthy economy

    US stocks rose erasing much of the previous session's steep drop, after as a strong December retail sales reading eased concerns about a slowdown in the economy.

  • 03/01/2014 | World

    Copper and oil fall, world equities drift

    Copper futures dropped today on concerns over Chinese growth and as the US dollar strengthened, while crude oil extended recent losses and a global gauge of equities was little changed.

  • 06/01/2014 | World

    Wall Street dips for third straight day after mixed data in reports

    US stocks slipped today after a mixed batch of economic reports, which showed a slowdown in growth in the US services sector and a rebound in new orders for factory goods.

  • 07/01/2014 | World

    Shares, dollar rise on strong US trade data

    Global equity markets rose and the dollar strengthened today on encouraging jobs data from Germany and news of the lowest US trade deficit in four years, the latest evidence of a more robust American economy.

  • 30/12/2013 | World

    Wall St ends mostly flat in thin trading

    US stocks ended mostly flat today following a strong rally over the past two-weeks, with weaker-than-forecast housing data and light trading volume keeping upward momentum in check.

  • 31/12/2013 | World

    Global indexes finish vintage year, more gains seen in 2014

    US stocks were set to close 2013 at record levels, with world equity markets close to six-year peaks, while benchmark bond yields were poised for their first annual rise since 2009 in anticipation of stronger global growth in 2014.

  • 02/01/2014 | World

    Wall St kicks off new year with modest decline

    US stocks fell on their first day of trading in 2014 as investors booked profits in the wake of the S&P 500's best yearly advance since 1997.

  • 23/12/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P end at record highs as Apple deal lifts techs

    US stocks climbed with the Dow and S&P 500 advancing to all-time highs as a distribution deal by Apple Inc with China Mobile boosted the technology sector.

  • 24/12/2013 | World

    Global shares end higher in short session

    US stocks posted modest gains today as investors exercised restraint from making big bets ahead of the Christmas Day holiday, with the Dow and S&P 500 once again setting record highs.

  • 27/12/2013 | World

    Wall St ends mostly flat, but scores weekly gains

    US stock indexes closed mostly flat, with the Dow snapping a six-day streak of record closing highs after investors took a break from this week's rally.

  • 18/12/2013 | World

    Wall St turns positive after Fed announces tapering

    US stocks rose in volatile trading today after the Federal Reserve announced plans to trim its stimulus program, though it said its key interest rate would stay lower for even longer than previously promised.

  • 19/12/2013 | World

    US bonds fall, stocks stall after Fed tapers

    US government bond prices fell today as doubts emerged about the Federal Reserve's commitment to rock-bottom interest rates, while most US stock prices stalled after the prior day's hefty gains.

  • 20/12/2013 | World

    US stocks rally on GDP data; euro steady after EU downgrade

    US stocks jumped after the US government said the economy grew at its briskest pace in nearly two years, while the euro held steady, paring earlier losses after Standard & Poor's stripped the European Union of its triple-A credit rating.

  • 13/12/2013 | World

    Wall St ends flat; falls for week with eyes on Fed

    US stocks ended little changed after a three-day drop, but logged their worst week in nearly four months on concern that the Federal Reserve could signal the start of a reduction in its stimulus program at its policy-setting meeting next week.

  • 16/12/2013 | World

    Upbeat data, deals lift Wall St; traders keep eye on Fed

    US stocks gained today, rebounding from their worst week in months as large deals boosted optimism but investors remained cautious ahead of an upcoming Federal Reserve policy meeting.

  • 17/12/2013 | World

    US stocks slip, dollar flat as traders await Fed decision

    Stock prices dipped and the dollar ended little changed today as the US Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting, with investors awaiting possible signals on when it plans to start winding down its massive stimulus program.

  • 10/12/2013 | World

    Stocks slip, dollar eases on taper speculation

    Global equity markets traded slightly lower today while the dollar and US Treasury yields eased on a growing view that the Federal Reserve will need additional positive data before it decides to scale back its economic stimulus.

  • 11/12/2013 | World

    Fed taper anxiety triggers profit taking on Wall St

    US stocks posted their largest drop in a month today as traders locked in recent gains after a provisional budget deal out of Washington removed one of the near-term reasons for the Fed to keep up its current pace of economic stimulus.

  • 12/12/2013 | World

    Fretting over the Fed; yen takes a dive

    Asian markets are likely to stay under pressure on Friday as investors fret over the outlook for US policy stimulus, though Japanese stocks could draw comfort from a reversal in the yen against the dollar.

  • 06/12/2013 | World

    European shares snap 4-day slide after stake sale

    European stocks snapped their longest losing streak in six months today, boosted by Swiss food firm Nestle as it sold its Givaudan stake, potentially freeing up more than a billion dollars for buybacks or acquisitions.

  • 06/12/2013 | World

    Dollar, stocks rise as US jobs data boosts taper talk

    Global equity markets surged and the dollar rose against the yen after stronger-than-expected US jobs data gave investors confidence the economy is strong enough to withstand an expected reduction in Federal Reserve stimulus.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Wall St ends up slightly; investors seek clues on Fed

    Wall Street rose modestly today after Chinese inflation data eased worries about policy tightening there, while investors were cautious before speeches on the economy by top Federal Reserve officials.

  • 03/12/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P fall for 3rd straight day; retail weighs

    The Dow and the S&P 500 fell for a third straight day, dropping from record levels in a broad decline as investors took profits amid signs of a weak holiday shopping season.

  • 05/12/2013 | World

    Fed uncertainty sends the Dow, S&P 500 down for 5th day

    European shares extended losses early as investors continued to trim positions in light of stronger economic data that heightens worries over the potential for an early winding down of stimulus.

  • 05/12/2013 | World

    Hurricane-force winds hit Britain and close in on Europe

    Hurricane-force winds cut transport and power in northern Britain and and blasted towards mainland Europe, as meteorologists warned Storm Xaver could be the worst to hit the continent in years.

  • 28/11/2013 | World

    European shares edge higher, supported by new US highs

    European stocks gained ground today in light trade, with Italian shares outperforming after the country's Senate expelled former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, fuelling hopes of stability for the current government.

  • 29/11/2013 | World

    World stock index little changed, US crude oil up

    A major index of world equities ended little changed on a light day of trading, while US crude oil rebounded from recent declines. The US stock market slipped at the end of a thinly traded, abbreviated session following Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday.

  • 02/12/2013 | World

    US stocks end down, yields rise; easing talk hits yen

    US shares closed down today after see-sawing through the day as robust economic data failed to extend an eight-week market rally, and the yen tumbled on news that the Bank of Japan was considering expanding its stimulus.

  • 25/11/2013 | World

    Dow ends at record high; Nasdaq loses grip on 4,000

    The Dow industrials eked out a slim gain today to end at another record high, after the Nasdaq topped 4,000 for the first time in 13 years and then slipped to close below that level.

  • 26/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street little changed amid Iran doubts

    World share markets remained pressured and the dollar slipped today as oil prices climbed amid doubts over the real impact of the Iran nuclear deal and renewed political tensions in the East China Sea.

  • 27/11/2013 | World

    Dow and S&P 500 hit records, Nasdaq lifted by tech

    Agreement on a German coalition government pushed the euro to a four-year high against the yen and buoyed stocks around the world, already well bid on central bank liquidity.

  • 19/11/2013 | World

    World stock markets dip, Iran weighs on Brent crude

    World stock markets dipped today as investors sought new catalysts to extend a rally amid signs of tepid economic growth, while crude oil sank ahead of a possible easing of sanctions against Iran.

  • 21/11/2013 | World

    Dow ends above 16,000 for first time, boosted by data

    The Dow industrial index closed above 16,000 for the first time today as stocks rebounded from three days of weakness, after economic data pointed to a slowly improving labor market and subdued inflation.

  • 22/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street drifts higher, tries for 7th week of gains

    US stocks were little changed today amid a dearth of data and ahead of a holiday-shortened week in the United States, a day after the Dow industrials broke 16,000 for the first time.

  • 14/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at records after Yellen hearing

    The Dow and the S&P 500 index ended at new highs today after Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to lead the Federal Reserve, signaled the US central bank's loose monetary policy would remain in place for some time, while weak euro zone growth lifted the dollar.

  • 15/11/2013 | World

    European shares near 5-year highs as Vivendi rises

    European shares rose back towards five-year highs buoyed by media group Vivendi and prospects of a further dose of accommodative central bank policies that were tipped to keep the equity rally on track.

  • 18/11/2013 | World

    Most US stocks retreat after new highs, dollar falls

    US stock indices scaled record highs before retreating today, buoyed by the prospect of continued Federal Reserve stimulus, while the dollar slipped and global equity markets climbed, driven by economic reform plans in China.

  • 11/11/2013 | World

    US stocks extend 5-week rally

    Wall Street and other major world stock indexes rose modestly today, but trading was subdued with US bond markets and banks closed for the Veterans Day holiday.

  • 12/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street dips after two days of gains; eyes on Fed's next move

    The Dow and the S&P 500 declined after rising bond yields increased debate over how soon the Federal Reserve would start trimming its stimulus programme.

  • 13/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P end at record highs on Macy's, Yellen

    The Dow and the S&P 500 ended at record highs today as strong results from Macy's lifted consumer discretionary shares and investors bought stocks in anticipation of remarks by Janet Yellen, who is likely to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve.

  • 06/11/2013 | World

    Euro rises as ECB rate cut seen unlikely, Dow at record high

    Global stock markets rose today and the Dow industrials marked a record closing high as investors seized on signs that the Federal Reserve may keep rates low for longer than expected.

  • 07/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street lower despite data, Twitter dazzles in debut

    Frenzied buying in Twitter shares grabbed Wall Street's attention, as the social media stock surged well above expectations, while major indexes fell, with the S&P 500 suffering its worst daily decline since August.

  • 08/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end higher for fifth straight week; financials lead

    US stocks rose, rebounding from the previous session's selloff, after an unexpectedly strong payrolls report lent weight to views the world's largest economy is stronger than previously thought.

  • 01/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street gains on data, S&P up for fourth week

    US stocks rose as surprisingly strong manufacturing data overshadowed views the Federal Reserve could reduce stimulus earlier than expected.

  • 04/11/2013 | World

    Wall Street gains modestly after data; BlackBerry plummets

    US stocks edged modestly higher today in the wake of data showing that business spending dropped sharply in September and amid uncertainty over how soon the Federal Reserve would be comfortable enough with growth to begin scaling back stimulus.

  • 05/11/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 down after 2-day winning streak

    The Dow and the S&P 500 ended lower today following two sessions of gains as investors weighed the implications of strong economic data for the path of monetary policy over the next several months.

  • 30/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips in volatile post-Fed trade

    US stocks fell in volatile trading today after the Federal Reserve said it would keep its stimulus program intact for the time being, as expected, though it also nodded to a weaker economic growth outlook.

  • 31/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends session lower but posts gains for October

    US stocks finished lower as the Federal Reserve's statement the day before added to investors' anxiety about the timing of a pullback in its stimulus programme.

  • 25/10/2013 | World

    World shares flat but Wall Street gains; S&P 500 at new high

    World equity indexes were near five-year highs as major US technology companies propelled Wall Street to another day of gains, sending the S&P 500 index to close at a record.

  • 28/10/2013 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record on Fed hopes; Dow, Nasdaq flat

    The S&P 500 closed at another record high today as expectations were high that the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus in place when it meets this week. But the overall market was little changed, with the Dow and Nasdaq ending down slightly, after the recent sharp run-up in the stock market lost some momentum.

  • 29/10/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs on stimulus hopes

    US stocks rose modestly today, with the market's upward momentum continuing as the S&P 500 hit another record high and drug company Pfizer rallied on its results.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down as Caterpillar falls, Boeing rallies

    US stocks fell as shares of heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar and semiconductor companies tumbled after they reported earnings, ending the S&P 500's four-session streak of record high finishes.

  • 24/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends higher, resuming upward trend on Fed

    US stocks resumed their move up as economic data underscored views US monetary stimulus will be in place for the foreseeable future and earnings offered some upbeat news.

  • 24/10/2013 | World

    Germany, France demand 'no-spy' agreement with United States

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded that the United States strike a "no-spying" agreement with Berlin and Paris by the end of the year, saying alleged espionage against two of Washington's closest EU allies had to be stopped.

  • 18/10/2013 | World

    Global stocks end at record high on high earnings

    The S&P 500 closed at a record high for the second consecutive day as positive earnings from Google (GOOG.O), Morgan Stanley (MS.N) and others lifted investor sentiment.

  • 21/10/2013 | World

    Dollar gains, shares flat on expected delay to Fed tapering

    The dollar gained and global equity markets traded at five-year highs lifted by a healthy outlook for stocks as markets awaited a backlog of US economic data that could yield clues on when the Federal Reserve begins to pare its stimulus program.

  • 22/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street up on Fed-affirming jobs data

    The dollar slid to a two-year low against the euro and global equity markets rose for a fifth straight session on Tuesday after weak US jobs data reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its easy-money policy intact into 2014.

  • 15/10/2013 | World

    US stocks fall as Washington talks stall

    US short-term bill rates rose and stocks slid on Wall street as US Senate fiscal negotiations were suspended, making prospects for an agreement to end the US government's budget and debt impasse less promising.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends sharply higher in hopes of fiscal deal

    US stocks closed more than 1 percent higher after Senate leaders said they had a deal to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling, avoiding the threat of a debt default.

  • 17/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends at record high after Washington deal

    The S&P 500 closed at a record high as investors regained confidence in the market following a last-minute deal to avoid a US default, but weak earnings from IBM (IBM.N) and Goldman Sachs (GS.N) pulled the Dow industrials slightly lower.

  • 10/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street jumps on signs of progress in Washington talks

    US stocks closed up today, with each of the major indexes climbing more than 2 percent, as investors were encouraged by signs of progress in fiscal negotiations in Washington.

  • 11/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends up on hopes of debt solution in Washington

    US stocks rose, extending gains from a major rally in the previous session, as investors were hopeful for a solution to end the partial US government shutdown and raise the US borrowing limit to avoid a possible default.

  • 14/10/2013 | World

    US shares edge up on budget deal hopes

    Global equity markets rebounded today on news of a planned meeting between President Barack Obama and leaders in Congress to discuss an impasse over how to extend the US debt ceiling and end a partial government shutdown.

  • 07/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street down after two-week decline as Washington deadlocked

    US stocks fell today with the Dow and the S&P 500 adding to their two-week decline as the US government shutdown dragged on with no signs politicians were willing to relax positions over the debt-ceiling limit or budget impasse.

  • 08/10/2013 | World

    Year's winners lead Wall St lower as default angst rises

    US stocks slid on Tuesday as traders cashed in gains in some of the year's best performers amid little progress to end a political crisis in Washington that could affect the US fiscal standing and economic recovery.

  • 09/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street gains on Yellen boost, Washington eyed

    US stocks edged up today, with the S&P 500 bouncing back after its largest drop since August, on expectations Janet Yellen will be tapped to head the US Federal Reserve.

  • 02/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down on second day of shutdown

    US stocks ended lower on the second day of a partial US government shutdown shortly before congressional leaders and President Barack Obama were scheduled to meet to discuss the budget impasse and raising the US debt limit.

  • 03/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends lower as government shutdown goes on

    US stocks dropped today as investors worried that a budget stalemate in Congress would become entangled with much more critical legislation to raise the federal borrowing limit.

  • 04/10/2013 | World

    Global stocks fall for week as shutdown continues; dollar near lows

    Major stock markets rose but posted a second week of losses while the dollar hovered near an eight-month low on fears the budget standoff in Washington will drag on until politicians reach a deal to raise the US debt ceiling.

  • 27/09/2013 | World

    Global stocks fall as US spending deadline near

    Global equity markets fell and the dollar hit a 7-1/2-month low against the safe-haven Swiss franc as the prospect of a shutdown of US government operations next week and a possible debt default several weeks later unsettled investors.

  • 30/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street plunges as government shutdown draws near

    US stocks fell sharply today as a last-minute deal to resolve a budget impasse in Washington appeared less likely, increasing the chances of a partial government shutdown.

  • 01/10/2013 | World

    Wall Street rebounds as government shutdown seen short-lived

    US stocks kicked off a new month and a new quarter with gains as investors, for now, appeared confident that the first partial government shutdown in nearly two decades would be short-lived.

  • 24/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street closes with falls, shares struggle

    Stocks on Wall Street struggled on Tuesday, with benchmark indexes swinging between losses and muted gains to finally turn lower, amid a lack of clarity on US fiscal and monetary policies, while major currencies held in tight ranges.

  • 25/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down for fifth session as budget debate, Wal-Mart weigh

    US stocks fell and the S&P 500 put in a fifth day of losses, its worst losing streak since the end of 2012, on jitters funding for the federal government would run out and after a drop in shares of the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores.

  • 26/09/2013 | World

    Europe equities edge up but Milan market underperforms

    European equities edged higher buoyed by gains at fashion group H&M, although fresh political uncertainty in Italy hit Milan's stock market.

  • 19/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street little changed with Dow, S&P near record levels

    US stocks were little changed today as investors took a breather after a rally that took the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average to record levels in the wake of a surprise decision by the Federal Reserve to maintain its stimulus.

  • 20/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down but posts gains for week

    US stocks fell as investors digested comments by Federal Reserve officials in the wake of the central bank's decision to maintain its stimulus, but two companies made initial public offerings with stellar results.

  • 23/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street closes on fall amid Fed policy jitters

    US stocks lost value today as traders balanced upbeat data from Germany and China with angst about the timing of Federal Reserve tapering as more top Fed officials took to the speakers' circuit.

  • 16/09/2013 | World

    Global shares gain on Summers' exit

    US stocks rose today after former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers' withdrew as a candidate for Federal Reserve chairman, removing market uncertainty about a long confirmation process that already had plenty of opposition.

  • 17/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street edges up as Fed meeting looms

    US stocks edged up at the open today ahead of the start of a highly anticipated Federal Reserve two-day meeting, while inflation data supported the case for the Fed to start to reduce its stimulus measures.

  • 18/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends at record, Fed maintains stimulus

    US stocks rallied to record highs after the Federal Reserve surprised investors and decided against trimming its bond-buying stimulus program, which has fueled Wall Street's rally of more than 20 percent this year.

  • 11/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street edges up on Syria delay, bets on Fed policy

    US stocks edged higher today, lifting the S&P 500 for its seventh straight day of gains, as concern over a possible US-led strike on Syria ebbed and investors bet the Federal Reserve would trim its stimulus measures only slightly.

  • 12/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street edges lower after seven session rally

    US stocks edged lower today after a seven-session winning streak on the S&P 500 and a jobless claims report which provided few clues into the Federal Reserve's upcoming decisions about stimulus policy.

  • 13/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends up; Dow posts best weekly gain since January

    US stocks rose and the Dow registered its best weekly gain since January, helped by a rise in Intel (INTC.O) shares, though trading was subdued ahead of the Federal Reserve's expected reduction of stimulus measures next week.

  • 06/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street flat after jobs data; Syria worries spur caution

    US stocks closed little changed in choppy trade after labor market data removed some uncertainty about Federal Reserve policy, but concerns remained about possible military action by the West against Syria.

  • 09/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street higher after upbeat Chinese export data

    US stocks and bonds rose today while the dollar fell against most major currencies after a soft jobs report last week fed debate over when the US Federal Reserve would begin to reduce its stimulative bond-buying program.

  • 10/09/2013 | World

    Global markets: China data spurs stocks; Syria diplomacy pressures debt, oil

    US stocks climbed for a sixth straight session as the dollar and global equities rallied on more upbeat economic data from China, while prices of safe-haven debt and oil slipped on the chance of a diplomatic alternative to a potential Western military strike against Syria.

  • 03/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street rallies with potential Syria action delayed

    US stocks rose today after President Barack Obama opted to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria, a move that was likely to delay any strike for at least several days.

  • 04/09/2013 | World

    Wall Street jumps for second day; automakers, tech gain

    US stocks ended higher for a second day on strong auto sales and as a possible military action in Syria was seen as limited.

  • 05/09/2013 | World

    Global shares up as ECB says low rates to stay

    US stocks edged higher today, putting equities on track for a third straight day of gains as a flurry of economic data pointed to improving economic conditions.

  • 29/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street rises on economy, but Syria concerns limit gains

    US stocks closed modestly higher as the economy showed signs of improvement, but uncertainty over possible military action against Syria continued to pressure markets.

  • 30/08/2013 | World

    Global stocks fall after Kerry speaks on Syria; bonds rise

    Stocks fell and US Treasury prices gained after Secretary of State John Kerry made a forceful case for the United States to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he released evidence the Syrian government used chemical weapons to attack civilians.

  • 02/09/2013 | World

    Factory growth buoys shares as Syria risk eases for now

    A delay in potential US military action in Syria and improving economic data from China and Europe lifted world share markets today and sent the safe-haven Japanese yen lower.

  • 26/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls on weak data, Italy drags euro zone shares lower

    US stocks opened the week's trading with a drop, after data showed a steep fall in orders for long-lasting manufactured goods last month.

  • 27/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls as nations back firm response to Syria

    US stocks dropped on rising geopolitical tensions over the possibility of a military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces for a chemical weapons attack against civilians.

  • 28/08/2013 | World

    Syria pushes up oil prices; Wall Street rebounds

    Concerns about a possible US-led military strike on Syria sent oil prices higher on Wednesday and triggered a safe-haven run to gold and the dollar. Wall Street meanwhile recovered after a difficult day's trading on Tuesday to close with some modest gains.

  • 21/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls after Fed minutes yield few clues

    Global equity markets and bond prices slid while the dollar strengthened after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy-setting meeting did not alter expectations the Fed would eventually begin to trim its bond-buying program.

  • 22/08/2013 | World

    Global shares gain on economic business surveys

    Global equity markets gained today after business surveys from around the world reflected a global economy in expansion, helping cement expectations the Federal Reserve will trim its bond-buying stimulus program in September.

  • 23/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends up a day after Nasdaq outage, Microsoft jumps

    Stocks rose in light trading, led by a jump in Microsoft shares, as trading took place without interruption a day after the Nasdaq stock exchange suffered an unprecedented, three-hour trading halt.

  • 19/08/2013 | World

    German newspaper reports Al Qaeda planning attacks on high-speed trains in Europe

    Al Qaeda is planning attacks on high-speed trains in Europe and the authorities in Germany have stepped up security on the country's rail system, a German newspaper reported today.

  • 19/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street little changed after large weekly loss

    US stocks were little changed today, following the Dow industrials' largest weekly drop in more than a year, as traders positioned for an expected move by the Federal Reserve to scale back its economic stimulus.

  • 20/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street rebounds as US bond yields fall from 2-year peaks

    US bond yields retreated from two-year highs on revived safe-haven bids as prices on most world stock exchanges fell to the lowest level in over a month on concerns that less US monetary stimulus will hamper global growth.

  • 14/08/2013 | World

    European shares, pound rise on data, Wall Street slips

    European shares rose for a fifth straight session today after data showed the euro zone emerged from recession in the second quarter, but uncertainty about US monetary policy kept Wall Street under pressure.

  • 15/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street slides on Fed angst, Wal-Mart disappointment

    US stocks fell by their most since late June today as investors fretted the Federal Reserve would soon start to scale back its stimulus and as corporate earnings showed that consumer spending remained weak.

  • 16/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips, Dow posts biggest weekly loss of 2013

    US stocks fell slightly, and the Dow industrials posted the biggest weekly loss this year as rising bond yields hurt shares paying rich dividends and earnings from retailers disappointed investors.

  • 09/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends worst week since June; dollar rises

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open today, putting major indexes on track for their worst week since June, as investors found few reasons to buy with equity prices near record levels.

  • 12/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street closes on fall, extending recent decline

    US stocks mostly fell today, extending the previous week's decline as investors found few reasons to buy, though a rally in BlackBerry helped the Nasdaq close higher

  • 13/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street rises on economic data, Apple rallies

    Stocks rose after strong economic data including retail sales, while Apple boosted the Nasdaq after billionaire investor Carl Icahn revealed a long position in the stock.

  • 06/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls, dollar falls vs yen as Fed path in focus

    Wall Street drifted lower as investors found few reasons to buy stocks, but European shares and the euro were supported by data that showed a surge in factory output in Britain and Germany.

  • 07/08/2013 | World

    Wall St ends down for a third day on Fed uncertainty

    US stocks lost ground for a third consecutive session on growing uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve may start to wind down its stimulus, which has been a driving force behind the rally in equities this year.

  • 08/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street rebounds after three-day drop, led by tech sector

    US stocks rose, rebounding after three days of declines, led by gains in the technology sector.

  • 01/08/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at new highs after data, stimulus in place

    The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Thursday, with the S&P 500 rising above 1,700 after strong data on service-sector growth and as central banks said they would keep monetary stimulus in place.

  • 03/08/2013 | World

    International envoys meet minister in Cairo to ease Egypt crisis

    Senior US and European envoys met the foreign minister of Egypt's army-installed government in a push to resolve the political crisis brought on by the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi and to head off more bloodshed.

  • 05/08/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips from record highs; energy stocks hit Dow

    US stocks declined slightly, with indexes pulling back from last week's record levels as investors looked for catalysts to spur further market gains.

  • 29/07/2013 | World

    Global shares fall ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

    US stocks fell but the dollar came off a five-week low ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting where the US central bank is expected to reaffirm its commitment to keep benchmark interest rates low.

  • 30/07/2013 | World

    S&P 500 edges up on earnings; potash slide curbs gain

    US stocks ended mostly higher following gains in technology shares and stronger than expected earnings from Pfizer, but a selloff in the potash sector limited the advance.

  • 31/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street: S&P 500 ends flat after Fed statement

    US stocks extended gains in volatile trading today after the Federal Reserve gave no hint that a reduction in the pace of its bond-buying program is imminent.

  • 23/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street edges up after strong earnings from Dow components

    World stock markets rose to near five-year highs on Tuesday, boosted by views that China was moving to support its cooling economy, while the dollar fell to one-month lows.

  • 24/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street flat on tech sector gains

    US stocks were flat today as results from blue-chips Caterpillar and AT&T offset gains for the tech sector generated by Apple's stronger-than-expected results.

  • 25/07/2013 | World

    Shares, dollar fall on mixed earnings and fears on China

    Global equity markets eased and the dollar fell as mixed results from blue-chip companies on both sides of the Atlantic and renewed concerns about the slowing pace of growth in China weighed on investor sentiment.

  • 18/07/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs on earnings after Bernanke comments

    The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs on Thursday after Morgan Stanley and others reported better-than-expected earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments further reassured markets.

  • 19/07/2013 | World

    Global shares pull back after rally

    Stock markets around the world retreated as some disappointing corporate results pushed investors to take profits after a string of gains that took major US indexes to record levels.

  • 22/07/2013 | World

    Global shares close unchanged after mixed company earnings

    US stocks were little changed today following a gloomy earnings outlook from McDonald's and as investors booked profits after the S&P 500 index hit a closing high on Friday.

  • 15/07/2013 | World

    Wall St closes with modest gains on earnings

    US stocks edged up today after hitting record highs in the previous session, as better-than-expected earnings from Citigroup were offset by mixed US economic data.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    Shares, dollar fall day before Bernanke testimony

    The dollar eased and US stocks fell on Tuesday, snapping an eight-day advance by the benchmark S&P 500 index, as investors took a cautious stance ahead of the Federal Reserve chief's testimony to a US congressional panel on Wednesday.

  • 17/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street advances after Bernanke statement

    U.S. stocks ended modestly higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the timeline for winding down the U.S. central bank's stimulus program was not set in stone.

  • 10/07/2013 | World

    Wall St flat after Fed minutes, European shares close higher

    The Dow slipped and the S&P 500 edged up less than a point on Wednesday, interrupting a four-day rally, with investors trying to gauge when the Federal Reserve may scale back on its economic stimulus.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street jumps; Dow and S&P end at new highs

    The S&P 500 and Dow industrials closed at record highs, a day after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reasserted that monetary policy will remain accommodative for some time.

  • 12/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street rises on banks' results; S&P's best week since January

    US stocks advanced, supported by banks' strong earnings, but Boeing limited the Dow's gain after an airplane fire in London.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    Dollar spikes, US yields jump after jobs data

    The dollar rose broadly and Treasury debt yields jumped, while Wall Street pared initial gains in volatile trading and a gauge of world stocks fell after strong job market data showed the world's largest economy on a solid footing.

  • 08/07/2013 | World

    Wall St rises as attention turns to earnings season

    US stocks advanced heading into the start of earnings season, building on gains sparked by last week's robust employment report and pushing the S&P 500 closer to its all-time high set in May.

  • 09/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street closes with fourth successive rise, FedEx jumps

    US stocks rose for the fourth session in a row, as investors bet companies will be able to surpass the low bar that has been set for earnings season, leaving room for better-than-expected results that could fuel the rally further.

  • 04/07/2013 | World

    European stocks rally on ECB, BoE stimulus pledges

    European bond and stock markets rose as investors put concerns about political turmoil in Portugal to one side ahead of central bank meetings in Frankfurt and London, and Friday's US jobs report.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    Europe pauses after rally, eye US jobs data

    European shares consolidated with uncertainty ahead of key US jobs data making investors reluctant to extend the previous day's rally that was spurred by pledges of continued stimulus from the European Central Bank and Bank of England.

  • 05/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street advances after payroll report

    Stocks rose in early trading as US June payrolls data came in much stronger than expected, though investors questioned what the report meant for the timing of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    S&P 500 extends gains to year's second half on solid data

    US stocks ended higher on the first day of the third quarter, supported by signs of strength in manufacturing and construction sectors. But the major US stock indexes pulled back from their session highs late in the day as investors sold some shares to book profits.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips in volatile session

    US stocks edged lower, erasing earlier gains as the S&P 500 met resistance around its 50-day moving average, a level the index has not been able to close above for the past two weeks.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Wall St slips in volatile session

    US stocks fell modestly in a volatile, abbreviated session today as concerns over growth in China and European debt overshadowed strength in large-cap tech shares.

  • 26/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street climbs as GDP data eases fear of Fed pullback

    US stocks rallied for a second day, recouping some recent losses on reduced concern that the Federal Reserve will begin to withdraw its stimulus in the near future.

  • 27/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street rallies for third day as Fed concerns fade

    US stocks climbed for a third straight day after comments from several Federal Reserve officials soothed concerns that the central bank would begin to reduce its stimulus efforts in the near future.

  • 28/06/2013 | World

    Global markets: shares rise, gold up but plunges for quarter

    The Dow and the S&P 500 slipped as the end of the second quarter approached, with investors finding little reason to push shares higher after a three-day rally.

  • 21/06/2013 | World

    Bond yields eye biggest weekly rise in 10 years

    US equities stabilized in choppy trading, while Treasury yields were on track for their biggest weekly jump in a decade as investors reassessed their positions in the wake of the Federal Reserve's plans to withdraw its economic stimulus.

  • 24/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down but off lows as bond prices gain

    US stocks fell more than 1 percent, adding to a sell-off built on concerns about reduced stimulus from the Federal Reserve and on overnight losses in Chinese equity markets.

  • 25/06/2013 | World

    Global markets - shares rally, dollar gains as US data buoys markets

    US stocks opened higher today, rebounding from recent weakness after comments from US and Chinese central bankers eased concerns about a credit crunch and an rapid end to stimulus measures.

  • 19/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street slumps after Bernanke hints at slowing bond buying

    US stocks fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would start to reduce its stimulus measures later this year if the economy is strong enough.

  • 20/06/2013 | World

    Stocks, bonds, commodities slump on likely end to Fed stimulus

    Global equity markets, bond prices and commodities fell sharply, a day after the Federal Reserve said the US economy was growing strongly enough for it to begin slowing its unprecedented stimulus.

  • 13/06/2013 | World

    Wall St rallies on economic data, technical factors

    US stocks rallied after three days of losses as stronger-than-expected economic data helped reassure investors concerned about the expected winding down of the Federal Reserve's economic stimulus.

  • 14/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends lower on stimulus worries

    US stocks fell to close their third negative week in four as concern lingered over whether the world's central banks will soon begin to rein in stimulus programmes.

  • 17/06/2013 | World

    Wall St rises in volatile session before Fed meeting

    US stocks rose but ended well off their highs as investors speculated over the Federal Reserve's intentions about its massive stimulus program to aid the economy before a meeting of policymakers that begins on Tuesday.

  • 10/06/2013 | World

    Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2012

    China led a rise in global carbon dioxide emissions to a record high in 2012, more than offsetting falls in the United States and Europe, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    Wall St slides as BOJ move rattles trading

    US stocks slid in a volatile session after Japan's central bank disappointed equity markets by holding its monetary policy steady.

  • 12/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls as worry rises over life without stimulus

    US stocks fell with the Dow sliding more than 100 points on another volatile day as traders extended a selloff driven by concern about central banks winding down their stimulus measures.

  • 06/06/2013 | World

    Wall St ends up in volatile trade ahead of jobs data

    US stocks rose with the Dow swinging nearly 200 points from its session low to high and the S&P 500 recovering after hitting a key technical level in volatile trading a day before the release of the US jobs report.

  • 07/06/2013 | World

    Global shares extend gains after US jobs report

    The dollar rose and global equity markets rallied on Friday after US jobs data for May quashed investors' concerns that the Federal Reserve would soon start easing back on its stimulus programme.

  • 10/06/2013 | World

    Wall St finishes flat as US gets stable credit outlook

    US stocks were little changed today after Standard & Poor's raised its credit outlook for the United States, but uncertainty about when or if the Federal Reserve might reduce its stimulus efforts limited gains.

  • 04/06/2013 | World

    Wall Street ends down on fears Fed may scale back stimulus

    US stocks ended lower resuming their recent decline as investors sold growth-oriented sectors on speculation the Federal Reserve may slow the pace of its economic stimulus.

  • 04/06/2013 | World

    Floods sweep through Prague, move towards Germany

    Swathes of suburban Prague were under water after floods which have killed 11 people swept across central Europe, and the deluge moved towards Germany where more than 10,000 people have been forced from their homes.

  • 05/06/2013 | World

    Wall St drops as fears of less Fed stimulus mount

    US stocks dropped 1 percent, extending a recent selloff, as investors grappled with concerns that the Federal Reserve may begin to scale back its bond-buying stimulus while the economy is still sluggish.

  • 30/05/2013 | World

    Global shares extend gains as stimulus worries ease

    US stocks extended gains, with the Nasdaq briefly gaining 1 percent and the S&P near session highs as weaker-than-expected economic data kept afloat the belief stimulus measures by central banks will likely continue.

  • 31/05/2013 | World

    European shares dip, hit by profit taking; Wall Street flat

    US stocks sold off and government bond yields rose on Friday after improved factory activity in the US Midwest and rising consumer sentiment increased anxiety about the Federal Reserve's next move.

  • 03/06/2013 | World

    Wall St ends higher in late rebound

    Stocks rose but the US dollar fell in a volatile session after data showed US manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in six months, raising concerns about the health of the US recovery and the outlook for central bank stimulus.

  • 27/05/2013 | World

    European shares rebound after a two-day drop

    European stocks, bonds and the dollar traded more calmly after last week's turbulence, though another 3 percent dive in Japan's Nikkei kept investors on edge.

  • 28/05/2013 | World

    Stocks rally, US Treasury yields climb

    US stocks opened higher today as supportive comments from central banks around the world reassured investors that monetary policies designed to support the global economy would remain in place.

  • 29/05/2013 | World

    Global shares retreat on Fed uncertainty

    Global shares retreated today, as investors continued to question the longevity of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.

  • 22/05/2013 | World

    Wall St falters in volatile session on Fed worries

    US stocks fell with the S&P 500 posting its biggest decline in three weeks, after minutes from the latest US Federal Reserve meeting showed some officials were open to tapering large-scale asset purchases as early as at the June meeting.

  • 23/05/2013 | World

    Wall St sags, but ends off session lows

    US stocks slipped but finished sharply off their session lows as a rally in Hewlett-Packard's shares offset worries about weak Chinese manufacturing data and the prospects of the Federal Reserve reducing its monetary stimulus.

  • 24/05/2013 | World

    Global shares fall on worries of stimulus cutback

    Global equity markets slipped over worries the US Federal Reserve may curb a stimulus program that has lifted stocks, while the dollar recovered against the euro after better-than-expected US durable goods data for April.

  • 17/05/2013 | World

    Global shares close with new peaks

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average and benchmark S&P 500 stock index surged to new closing highs in a rally that has pushed both indices this year up 17 percent.

  • 20/05/2013 | World

    Wall Street inches up, deals support for rally

    The US benchmark S&P 500 index is almost 17 percent higher so far this year - and investors still see better returns ahead in equities, even as Wall Street traded near break-even.

  • 21/05/2013 | World

    Dow, S&P end at records on Fed officials' reassurance

    US stocks rose with the Dow and the S&P 500 closing at new all-time highs as Federal Reserve officials' comments eased some concerns that the central bank could start reducing its stimulus program.

  • 14/05/2013 | World

    Wall Street jumps as banks lead S&P 500 to new record high

    US stocks rose and closed a rally today, with the Dow and the S&P 500 hitting new records as investors bet that the market's upward momentum would keep going.

  • 15/05/2013 | World

    Dow and S&P 500 hit new highs; investors confident in rally

    US stocks edged up today, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting new all-time highs as the market's recent upward momentum persisted, but a steep decline in Apple kept gains in check. European shares scaled new five-year highs.

  • 16/05/2013 | World

    Global shares fall following weak earnings

    US stocks ended lower with declines picking up steam after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank could begin easing up on its monetary stimulus this summer. European shares, Japan's Nikkei also down.

  • 09/05/2013 | World

    Global stocks dip after recent gains

    US stocks ended lower, breaking a five-day string of record closing highs for the S&P 500 as the market's recent momentum faltered and Apple shares weighed.

  • 10/05/2013 | World

    Corporate earnings lead global shares to fresh peaks

    European equities scaled fresh five-year highs today, bolstered by strong earnings numbers from steelmaker ArcelorMittal and telecoms group BT and expectations of continued central bank stimulus. US stocks were little changed but remained on track for a third straight week of gains.

  • 13/05/2013 | World

    Global shares pause at 5-year highs amid chart caution

    US stocks edged lower today as indexes retreated from record highs in the previous session, though an unexpected rise in retail sales data for April helped to limit losses.

  • 03/05/2013 | World

    Dollar, stocks surge on strong US jobs data

    The US dollar surged against the yen and global equity markets rallied after the US government reported surprisingly strong jobs growth for April that drove optimism on the economy, driving Wall Street stocks to record highs.

  • 07/05/2013 | World

    Global stocks climb higher as investors chase performance

    US stocks edged higher but investors found little reason to push shares decisively higher after the S&P 500 hit another record close. European shares rose 0.4 percent on positive expectations that central banks would continue to stimulate the economy.

  • 08/05/2013 | World

    Wall St rallies with Dow, S&P at records again

    US stocks pushed further into record territory driving the S&P 500 to an all-time high close for a fifth day, helped by strength in financials and technology.

  • 26/04/2013 | World

    Dollar falls against the yen; bond yields decline

    The US dollar tumbled against the yen fter the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged, while benchmark US bond yields fell to near 4-1/2-month lows after the US economy grew less than expected in the first quarter.

  • 30/04/2013 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record high on Apple, economic data

    US stocks rose moderately, with the S&P 500 ending at another all-time closing high on a jump in Apple and encouraging economic data.

  • 01/05/2013 | World

    Wall St closes down on data, earnings

    US stocks fell sharply as the latest economic data continued a trend of indicators pointing to anemic growth, while bellwether companies disappointed on revenue.

  • 23/04/2013 | World

    Wall St rallies after recovery from Twitter-driven drop

    US stocks climbed in a broad rally, recovering from sharp declines sparked by a "bogus" Associated Press tweet about explosions at the White House.

  • 24/04/2013 | World

    Global shares rise as weak data again backs ECB rate cut

    Global equity markets rose, drawing support from strong corporate earnings and speculation the European Central Bank will cut interest rates after the release of weak economic data out of Germany for a second straight day.

  • 25/04/2013 | World

    Wall St gains on earnings, data, but S&P record a hurdle

    US stocks rose lifted by stronger-than-expected earnings and a large drop in weekly jobless claims.

  • 16/04/2013 | World

    Wall St gains 1%, lifted by gold, earnings and data

    US stocks jumped more than 1 percent, a day after their worst decline since November, as gold prices rebounded and earnings from Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson improved the outlook for first-quarter results.

  • 17/04/2013 | World

    Drop in Apple shares, weak profits drag Wall St lower

    US stocks fell in a broad market selloff, led by a sharp drop in Apple shares on worries about slowing demand for its products and weaker-than-expected results from Bank of America that battered the financial sector.

  • 18/04/2013 | World

    Wall Street dips as after disappointing data

    US stocks fell and the S&P 500 closed below a key technical level after disappointing forecasts from eBay and other companies, casting doubt on the market's recent strength.

  • 11/04/2013 | World

    Wall St gains for 4th day, but weak tech hurts Nasdaq

    US stocks rose for a fourth straight day, sending the Dow and the S&P 500 to new closing highs as positive data on the labor market and an encouraging retail outlook eased recent concerns about economic growth.

  • 12/04/2013 | World

    Global shares end down on US data, Cyprus

    US stocks and European shares closed lower today, after weak US retail data and worries about Cyprus's bailout plan.

  • 15/04/2013 | World

    Wall St posts worst day since Nov. 7 on gold's drop, Boston blasts

    US stocks posted their worst day since Nov. 7 as big declines in the price of gold, oil and other commodities fed a broad selloff in equities.

  • 02/04/2013 | World

    Global stocks rally as commodities retreat

    Major stock markets rose, with the US S&P 500 index nearing its all-time intraday high, while the dollar rallied from a one-month low against the yen on bets the Bank of Japan will announce further monetary easing steps this week.

  • 05/04/2013 | World

    Stocks, dollar fall on weak US jobs data

    Major stock markets tumbled and the dollar fell, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report added to fears the US economic recovery may be losing steam, driving a bid for safety that boosted prices of US Treasury securities and gold.

  • 08/04/2013 | World

    Wall St closes higher, stocks volatile after results

    Wall Street waned today as investors faced the prospect of a lackluster corporate earnings season and an economy that could be hitting a slow patch.

  • 26/03/2013 | World

    Wall St ends up on economic data; S&P near record close

    US stocks rose, pushing the S&P 500 within striking distance of its all-time high, as strong data on home prices and manufacturing fed optimism about the economy, although the improvements were seen as slow.

  • 27/03/2013 | World

    Wall St ends flat on late buying, Cyprus woes linger

    US stocks rebounded from early declines to close little changed, but investors were still worried about the chance of a run on Cypriot banks and its possible implications for other euro-zone lenders.

  • 28/03/2013 | World

    S&P 500 ends at record closing high

    The S&P 500 set a record closing high, finishing a fifth consecutive month of gains to extend a four-year rally. The S&P had hovered near its record for more than two weeks, and market action next week will help determine if this is just another stepping stone for the rally, or if a long-expected pullback is in the offing.

  • 19/03/2013 | World

    Global shares end lower on Cyprus concerns

    Global stock markets fell today, extending the previous day's decline as investors continued to fret about Cyprus and the possible effect on the euro zone should the island nation default and its banking system collapse.

  • 20/03/2013 | World

    Global shares end up after Fed, Cyprus fears ease

    Stock markets around the world closed higher today as the Federal Reserve held firm to its plan to stimulate the US economy, while European shares steadied on hopes European policymakers would contain the financial crisis in Cyprus.

  • 22/03/2013 | World

    Shares, euro rise on hope Cyprus reaches deal

    Global equity markets and the euro advanced on hopes Cyprus will avert a financial collapse, taking succor from an agreement that shielded Greek banks from the Cypriot crisis and remarks that the island nation was hours away from a bailout.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    European Commission questions Argentina's 'protectionism'

    The European Commission issued a report questioning what the organization considered the increase of “protectionist measures” applied by Argentina and Brazil and affirmed such moves affect products’ entry to the region.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    Global stocks retreat on US data

    US stocks slipped today, ending the Dow Jones industrial average's longest winning streak since 1996 as investors paused just below the S&P 500's record high. Meanwhile, European shares also retreated.

  • 18/03/2013 | World

    Wall Street falls as banks slide on European worries

    US stocks fell today as a divisive bailout plan for Cyprus knocked bank stocks lower on the view that the plan's tax on bank deposits could spread and threaten stability in the euro zone.

  • 12/03/2013 | World

    Snow disrupts transport across northwestern Europe

    An overnight snowstorm in northwestern Europe forced the closure of Frankfurt Airport, caused record traffic jams in Belgium, and left British and French drivers sleeping in their cars.

  • 13/03/2013 | World

    Wall Street inches up, European shares end flat

    US stocks edged up today, with the Dow rising for the ninth straight session to another record, buoyed by surprisingly strong retail sales that suggested the economy is gaining momentum. Meanwhile, European shares recouped their earlier losses to end flat.

  • 14/03/2013 | World

    Global shares jump on US data, Dow eyes 10th gain in row

    Global equity markets and the dollar rose today, with the iconic Dow poised to extend its winning streak to 10 days, after more encouraging signs of a labor market recovery underpinned sentiment the US economy is gaining traction.

  • 23/02/2013 | World

    European Parliament Deputy President injured in car crash

    The deputy president of the European Parliament, Alexander Alvaro, was seriously injured in a car crash in western Germany overnight, a spokesman for the European liberals group ALDE said today.

  • 28/02/2013 | World

    Van Rompuy tells Britain: leaving EU 'not free'

    One of Europe's most powerful officials cautioned Prime Minister David Cameron today that leaving the European Union could cost Britain dear and that the bloc's other leaders do not want to renegotiate Europe's founding treaties.

  • 12/03/2013 | World

    Wall Street slips, as European shares pause

    The S&P 500 ended lower today, breaking a seven-session string of increases as investors pulled back from technology and financial shares, but the Dow eked out a gain for an eighth straight day. Meanwhile, European shares steadied.

  • 07/02/2013 | World

    Global stocks falter on euro zone jitters

    Stocks slipped today, taking a step back from their recent advance, prompted by comments by the ECB president on the euro and Europe's outlook.

  • 14/02/2013 | World

    Wall St ends slightly higher, helped by acquisitions

    The S&P 500 eked out a small gain for a third straight session, helped by a flurry of merger activity, though investors see no catalysts to lift the market further with major averages near multi-year highs.

  • 20/02/2013 | World

    Global shares ease, oil slips as investors await Fed minutes

    Global equity markets faltered as a mixed reading of US housing data took the edge off this year's stock rally, while oil prices fell as the prospect of increased Saudi supply offset optimism spurred by an improving worldwide economy.

  • 01/02/2013 | World

    London's 'intergalactic' Shard opens to love and rain

    A marriage proposal, strange similes and a stunning panorama marked the public opening of the viewing deck for western Europe's tallest tower on a wet day in London.

  • 05/02/2013 | World

    Global stocks rebound on economic data

    Global equity markets bounced back today after data showed the vast US services sector extended a three-year expansion in January, while business activity in the euro zone showed signs of recovery.

  • 06/02/2013 | World

    Global stocks slip after rally

    US and European stocks slipped today as investors paused after a robust recent rally, while the euro fell ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that could reveal concerns about the currency's strength.

  • 07/01/2013 | World

    Global shares slip before earnings

    World stock prices fell on worries about disappointing company results while world oil prices dipped on profit-taking, but signs of improvement in the global economy capped the losses.

  • 16/01/2013 | World

    Helicopter crashes into crane on London tower, two killed

    A helicopter crashed into a crane on top of one of Europe's tallest residential blocks in central London today, killing two people as it burst into flames and threw plumes of smoke into the foggy air.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    Global shares end mixed after rally

    The S&P 500 eased slightly today after an eight-day run of gains, its longest winning streak in eight years, while the Nasdaq edged higher as Apple shares rebounded. Meanwhile, European equities touched fresh multi-month peaks.

  • 24/12/2012 | World

    Global shares end last session pre-Christmas down

    US stocks edged lower today after the S&P 500 suffered its worst drop since mid-November on continued worry legislators will be unable to reach a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff."

  • 02/01/2013 | World

    Global stocks extend gains on 'cliff' deal

    US stocks kicked off the new year with their best day in over a year today, sparked by relief over a last-minute deal in Washington to avert the "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts that threatened to derail economic growth. The deal also sent European shares to 20-month highs.

  • 02/01/2013 | World

    Pilots agree to talk with Iberia about job cuts

    Spanish airline Iberia said today it has reached a preliminary agreement with pilots over plans to restructure the loss-making airline by laying off staff and cutting salaries.

  • 30/11/2012 | World

    Moody's downgrades EFSF, European Stability Mechanism

    Moody's Ratings agency announced it has downgraded the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) from "Aaa" to "Aa1," with negative outlook on each.

  • 06/12/2012 | World

    ECB holds rates, to give new economic outlook

    The European Central Bank held interest rates at a record low of 0.75 percent, leaving investors to shift their attention to new economic forecasts for clues about possible cuts next year.

  • 15/12/2012 | World

    Alcohol dependency drug wins EU green light

    A novel drug to fight alcohol dependency was given a green light by European regulators, providing a boost to a Danish drugmaker at a time when its top product faces a big drop in sales.

  • 10/11/2012 | World

    Vatican vows to fight gay marriage after gains in US, Europe

    The Vatican, reacting to strong gains for gay marriage in the United States and Europe, today pledged never to stop fighting attempts to "erase" the privileged role of heterosexual marriage, which it called it "an achievement of civilisation".

  • 20/11/2012 | World

    Wall Street sags after Bernanke's comments, European shares close high

    US stocks fell today following a two-day rally, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank lacks tools to cushion the US economy from the impact of the "fiscal cliff." Meanwhile, European equities edged higher.

  • 26/10/2012 | World

    Weak earnings hit shares, boost demand for US Treasuries

    Global shares fell on Friday as lackluster corporate earnings reports undermined investor confidence while US Treasuries climbed with safe-haven support.

  • 29/10/2012 | World

    European shares fall as hurricane batters insurers

    European stocks fell, led by insurers on expectations the sector will see profits hit hard by clean-up costs resulting from a huge hurricane nearing the United States.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    G20 seeks more wiggle room on austerity pledges

    The world's leading economies gave themselves a bit more wiggle room to meet targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk worsening a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States.

  • 21/09/2012 | World

    IMF chief urges Europe to act to move beyond crisis

    European policymakers must move quickly to coordinate and implement decisions they have taken to move the euro zone beyond its current debt crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund said.

  • 08/10/2012 | World

    IMF cuts global growth forecast

    The IMF cut its global growth forecast for the second time since April and warned US and European policymakers that failure to fix their economic ills would prolong the slump.

  • 12/10/2012 | World

    Germany holds firm on Greece as IMF pressure mounts

    Germany held firm today in insisting it was too soon to say Greece deserved more time to meet its deficit-cutting goals even as the head of the International Monetary Fund laid out the case for leniency.

  • 01/08/2012 | World

    ECB's Draghi faces leadership test over euro pledge

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi faces intense pressure from investors, European leaders and even the United States to deliver on his pledge to do whatever it takes to save the euro.

  • 07/09/2012 | World

    EU warns Russia to play by WTO rules or face action

    Europe's trade chief threatened to take Russia to the World Trade Organization over a string of restrictive practices today, saying Moscow needed to play by the rules now it was a member of the global body.

  • 20/09/2012 | World

    Merkel turns to ex-mentor Kohl to sell Europe to Germans

    Angela Merkel is seeking help from her estranged, former mentor Helmut Kohl, architect of the euro, to restore voter faith in the European project before next year's election.

  • 18/07/2012 | World

    World Bank chief warns no region immune to Europe crisis

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned that most regions of the world will be hurt by the debt crisis enveloping the euro zone and said it was vital to protect the strong economic gains of the past decade in the developing world.

  • 23/07/2012 | World

    Global shares plunge on Spain bailout speculation

    US stocks fell for a second straight session, as Spain appeared closer to needing a national bailout and poor corporate results weighed on the market. Meanwhile, European stocks also sank.

  • 27/07/2012 | World

    Spain discusses state bailout; ECB seen writing off Greek debt

    Spain has at last conceded it may need a state bailout and policymakers are considering writing down Greek debt to their central banks, European officials said, as markets anticipated radical new action to pull the continent out of its debt maelstrom.

  • 29/06/2012 | World

    Draghi says EU crisis summit delivered 'tangible' results

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said he was pleased with steps taken at a summit of EU leaders, including a decision to allow direct recapitalisation of banks, but added that future aid must be tied to strict conditions.

  • 05/07/2012 | World

    ECB cuts rates to new low, no move on bolder measures

    The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low today to breathe life into a deteriorating euro zone economy but steered clear of more dramatic measures such as buying government bonds or flooding banks with fresh liquidity.

  • 17/07/2012 | World

    Global stocks mixed after Bernanke economy view

    Wall Street rose in choppy trade after a gloomy economic outlook by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke kept alive views that the US central bank may take further steps to stimulate growth. Meanwhile, European shares fell in thin trading.

  • 19/06/2012 | World

    G20 backs Europe's overhaul to fight crisis

    Europe won support from world leaders for an ambitious but slow-moving overhaul of the euro zone, even as pressure built in financial markets for quicker solutions to its debt crisis that threatens the world economy.

  • 27/06/2012 | World

    Merkel says no easy answers to end euro crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today, one day before a crunch European Union summit, that there were no quick or easy solutions to end the euro zone's debt crisis and leaders should avoid making rash promises they could not keep.

  • 28/06/2012 | World

    EU summit works on short-term support for Spain, Italy

    European finance officials were working on urgent measures to ease financial market pressure on Spain and Italy, which are too big to bail out, as EU leaders began a summit on Thursday deeply divided over how to resolve the euro zone's debt crisis.

  • 11/06/2012 | World

    OECD: weakness spreading to Asia, Europe debt woes continue

    There are signs that the economies of two of the world's leading emerging powerhouses, India and China, are starting to falter, while Europe continues to be handicapped by its debt woes, the latest report from the OECD showed today.

  • 11/06/2012 | World

    Green light for world's biggest optical telescope

    A 1.1 billion-euro project to build the world's largest optical telescope will go ahead after the European organization overseeing it said it won backing from most of its members.

  • 18/06/2012 | World

    G20 ramps up pressure on Europe over debt crisis

    World leaders pressured Europe to take ambitious new steps to resolve its debt crisis after a victory for pro-bailout parties in a Greek election failed to calm markets or ease worries that wider turmoil could derail the global economy.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    'Fed is monitoring significant risks for the US from Europe crisis'

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today the central bank was ready to shield the economy if financial troubles mount, but offered few hints that further monetary stimulus was imminent.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    Merkel says EU ready to act as Spain downgraded

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe was ready to act to ensure stability in the euro zone as Spain's credit rating was cut by three notches amid expectations it may soon seek EU help for banks beset by bad debts.

  • 08/06/2012 | World

    Obama urges Europe to act quickly on crisis

    President Barack Obama said that European leaders face an "urgent need to act" to resolve the region's financial crisis as the threat of a renewed recession there spells dangers for an anemic US recovery five months before elections.

  • 01/06/2012 | World

    Obama blames Europe, energy prices for slow US job growth

    US President Barack Obama said the US economy was still fighting its way back to full health and was not yet growing or creating jobs fast enough, blaming high gasoline prices and headwinds from Europe's economic crisis for the lag.

  • 03/06/2012 | World

    Merkel seeks measures to boost growth in Europe

    Chancellor Angela Merkel praised higher German wage deals and signalled flexibility on a financial transaction tax, in a sign she is open to new measures to boost growth in Europe.

  • 04/06/2012 | World

    G7 to hold emergency eurozone talks, Spain top concern

    Finance chiefs of the Group of Seven leading industrialized powers will hold emergency talks on the euro zone debt crisis tomorrow in a sign of heightened global alarm about strains in the 17-nation European currency area.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    Hollande to be sworn in as new French president

    Francois Hollande will be sworn in as France's first Socialist president in 17 years in a hurried ceremony on Tuesday before a dash to Berlin to challenge German Chancellor Angela Merkel's focus on austerity policies.

  • 16/05/2012 | World

    Greece euro exit could hit Spain, Italy, Zoellick assures

    A decision by Greece to leave Europe's common currency zone would raise big questions about the impact on Spain, Italy and other euro zone countries with big debt loads that are undergoing structural reforms, the head of the World Bank said.

  • 18/05/2012 | World

    Obama presses ailing Europe to focus on growth

    A growing chorus of world leaders pushed for a shift toward more pro-growth policies to help ease a European crisis that threatens to oust Greece from the euro zone and reverberate throughout the global economy.

  • 01/05/2012 | World

    Europeans protest austerity at May Day rallies

    Thousands of workers across southern Europe protested against spending cuts in annual May Day rallies today, before weekend elections in Greece and France where voters are expected to punish leaders for austerity.

  • 02/05/2012 | World

    Global shares fall after weak euro zone, US data

    The S&P 500 and the Dow edged lower as data showed that private sector hiring unexpectedly fell to a seven-month low in April, sparking concerns that Friday's key jobs report will also disappoint investors.

  • 11/05/2012 | World

    Fitch warns euro zone of downgrades if Greece exits

    Credit rating agency Fitch put the whole of the euro zone on notice today that were Greece to leave the currency bloc as a result of its current crisis, the remaining countries could find their sovereign ratings at risk.

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    Dutch coalition offers to resign in budget cuts row

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte tendered his government's resignation today in a crisis over budget cuts, creating a political vacuum in a country which strongly backed an EU fiscal treaty and lectured Greece on getting its finances in order.

  • 24/04/2012 | World

    Hollande: ‘Merkel ran Europe along with Sarkozy and we can see the results’

    French presidential candidate for the Socialist bloc François Hollande defended his intention to “re-guide” Europe by criticizing the results of the vision applied until now by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and current French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

  • 30/04/2012 | World

    Global stocks fall in April on Europe stress

    The S&P 500 posted its first monthly decline since November, as stocks slipped on signs the US economy may be slowing and as a recession in Spain highlighted risks in the euro zone. Meanwhile, European stocks snapped a four-session rally, with news of a recession in Spain putting economic and debt problems back in the spotlight.

  • 20/04/2012 | World

    G20 doubles IMF's war chest amid fears on Europe

    Leading world economies pledged $430 billion in new funding for the International Monetary Fund, more than doubling its lending power in a bid to protect the global economy from the euro-zone debt crisis.

  • 21/04/2012 | World

    IMF presses Europe to contain debt crisis

    Europe was pressed by other world powers on Saturday to take strong measures to fix its debt-heavy economy and restore growth to a level that would lift the cloud hanging over the fragile global recovery.

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    Global stocks knocked by political turmoil in Europe

    US stocks fell as political turmoil in Europe cast doubts on the euro zone's ability to push through measures to end its debt crisis and as Wal-Mart sank following a report it stymied a bribery probe. European shares fell to a three-month low in brisk volume as worsening global economic conditions threatened to deepen the euro zone's crisis.

  • 29/03/2012 | World

    OECD: Euro zone lagging behind in economic recovery

    Euro zone nations are falling far behind the United States and Canada as a fragile recovery takes root in advanced economies, the OECD said today, advising central banks to keep easy money flowing so the rebound does not prove short-lived.

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    Blaze at Moscow skyscraper set to be Europe's tallest

    Fire ripped through the top of a part-built skyscraper that is set to become Europe's tallest building and form the pinnacle of Moscow's new business district under plans to turn the Russian capital into a global financial centre.

  • 04/04/2012 | World

    ECB's Draghi: Exit strategy talk is premature

    ECB President Mario Draghi said today that the euro zone inflation outlook did not warrant a retreat from loose monetary policy given the poor state of the bloc's economy.

  • 13/03/2012 | World

    Fitch lifts Greece out of default territory after debt swap

    Fitch lifted Greece's credit rating out of default territory, becoming the first major rating agency to take the widely expected move after Athens completed a debt swap that cut its debt by about 100 billion euros.

  • 19/03/2012 | World

    Apple buoys Wall Street, as European shares slip

    Apple lifted US stocks on Monday after it announced regular dividends and share buy-backs, while benchmark US Treasury yields hit a near five-month high as investors sold safe-haven government bonds. Meanwhile, European share prices slipped to snap a four-day winning streak.

  • 22/03/2012 | World

    Global stocks retreat on growth worries

    Cyclical sectors led US stocks lower, setting the S&P 500 up for its first negative week in six, after factory data showed a slowdown in both the euro zone and China. Meanwhile, European shares notched up their longest losing streak in four months.

  • 29/02/2012 | World

    Bernanke: 'Critical fiscal and financial challenges remain for the euro zone'

    Testifying today before the US House Committee on Financial Services, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that 'critical fiscal and financial challenges remain for the euro zone.'

  • 07/03/2012 | World

    Facebook goes down in parts of Europe

    Facebook Inc, the world's biggest social networking site, said its service was unavailable in some European countries today morning because of technical problems.

  • 13/03/2012 | World

    ECB Draghi: 'We are alert to the risk of inflation although it's not materializing'

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said today that the euro zone's economy appears to be stabilizing but inflation risks were not currently materializing as a large output gap remained.

  • 20/02/2012 | World

    Italy, Britain urge more EU focus on growth

    Italy, Britain, the Netherlands and nine other countries called for Europe to shift its focus from tough budget cuts towards measures to create growth as the region looks headed for its second recession in three years.

  • 22/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks lower on euro zone recession worries

    Global stocks eased after data showed the euro zone may be sliding toward recession and China's new export orders shrank in February.

  • 23/02/2012 | World

    Wall Street rises; European shares edge lower

    Wall Street stocks rose after data showed the US labor market remained on the mend, but the market stalled as it approached highs not seen since before the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. Meanwhile, European shares fell for a third straight session.

  • 17/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks rise on Greek bailout optimism

    US stocks edged higher, but investors stayed cautious before a long holiday weekend when hopes are set for Greece's bailout plan to be approved. Meanwhile, European stocks rallied, with a key index hitting a level not seen since before the market's early August nosedive.

  • 17/02/2012 | World

    France, Britain agree drone cooperation

    France and Britain agreed to jointly work to develop next-generation unmanned drones as part of their military cooperation as their leaders reconciled after an acrimonious clash over Europe last year.

  • 20/02/2012 | World

    European shares rise on China move, Greek hopes

    Shares gained as China's move to beef up banking activity supported optimism for global growth and as Greece edged closer to securing a bailout, though rising oil prices weighed on the recovery hopes.

  • 11/02/2012 | World

    Protests erupt across Europe against web piracy treaty

    Tens of thousands of protesters took part in rallies across Europe against an international anti-piracy agreement they fear will curb their freedom to download movies and music for free and encourage Internet surveillance.

  • 13/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks rise on Greek vote

    US Stocks rose, led by bank shares after Greece's parliament approved reforms needed to qualify for a cash disbursement and avoid an unruly default. Meanwhile, a low-volume rally in European shares looked to peter out as traders said short-sellers were beginning to position for a fall in the market.

  • 14/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks fall on fresh Greek concerns

    World stocks retreated today on fresh concerns over Greece's bailout and on weak US retail sales that gave investors pause about a rally that had pushed a broad measure of US equities to almost a seven-month high this week.

  • 06/02/2012 | World

    Merkel, Sarkozy press Greece as another bailout deadline slips

    The leaders of France and Germany told Greece time was running out in talks on a broad debt restructuring deal and Athens would only get bailout money from Europe if it lived up to its promise to deliver economic reforms in return.

  • 07/02/2012 | World

    Over 300 killed by European cold snap

    The deadly cold snap that has gripped Europe for more than a week wrought more havoc across the continent, straining emergency services, grounding flights and pushing the death toll past 300.

  • 09/02/2012 | World

    ECB's Draghi sees some signs of euro zone stabilisation

    Tentative signs of stabilisation in the euro zone economy remained over the past month but uncertainty remains high, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said today after the ECB held interest rates at a record low of 1.0 percent.

  • 02/02/2012 | World

    Bernanke: Fed will protect US from Europe fallout

    Europe's financial crisis still threatens the US recovery, and the Federal Reserve will do everything it can to prevent it from damaging the economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    IMF says the Fund 'should boost its resources as Europe discusses debt crisis'

    The International Monetary Fund should proceed with talks on increasing the size of its warchest at the same time as Europe discusses how to build a firewall to contain its debt crisis, a senior official from the fund said.

  • 04/02/2012 | World

    European chill moves west, 122 die in Ukraine

    Bitterly cold weather that has claimed hundreds of lives in eastern Europe swept westwards over the continent on Saturday, blanketing Rome's Colosseum with snow for the first time in three decades and disrupting air and rail traffic.

  • 24/01/2012 | World

    Lagarde: IMF resources may grow if euro zone boosts bailout fund

    The International Monetary Fund's members may be willing to increase its resources if euro zone states increase the size of their bailout fund, IMF chief Christine Lagarde told Deutschlandradio Kultur in an interview today.

  • 02/02/2012 | World

    Global stocks end flat

    Investors largely took a wait-and-see approach as US stocks ended little changed ahead of Friday's key employment report, but tech shares rose after strong earnings from chipmaker Qualcomm.

  • 16/01/2012 | World

    S&P downgrades Europe's rescue fund

    Credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s downgraded the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) from “AAA” to “AA+,” although it does not rule out it would increase it again if it bolsters its funds, according to a communiqué.

  • 17/01/2012 | World

    Global stocks end higher

    Stocks sold off late in the session to end with modest gains as Citigroup's steep drop in profit gave investors a reason to unload bank shares. Meanwhile, European shares hit a 5-1/2-month high.

  • 23/01/2012 | World

    Wall Street pauses after rally; European shares close high

    US stocks ended little changed as investors took a pause from a recent rally, awaiting earnings from bellwethers such as Apple later in the week. Meanwhile, European stocks hit their highest close since early August.

  • 28/12/2011 | World

    Global stocks drop on worries about Europe

    Stocks fell after a hefty year-end rally and the S&P 500 erased gains for the year as investors shifted focus to what is expected to be a difficult start to 2012. European shares tracked Wall Street into the red in light trade, with auto makers the steepest fallers as investors cashed in on a recent rally.

  • 30/12/2011 | World

    Merkel says Europe must cooperate more for euro to succeed

    Europe must cooperate more closely if it wants the euro to succeed as its shared currency, and it still has a long way to go to overcome its sovereign debt crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her New Year's Eve address.

  • 02/01/2012 | World

    European shares end higher in thin holiday trade

    European stocks ended higher in their first trading session of the year, led by defensive utilities such as E.ON and GDF Suez, while volumes were anaemic as UK and US markets remained closed for the New Year holiday.

  • 14/12/2011 | World

    Merkel urges patience, says Europe can overcome crisis

    Europe can emerge stronger from its debt crisis if governments show patience and follow through on their plan to integrate their economies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech in parliament.

  • 21/12/2011 | World

    Banks take 489 billion euros in 3-year ECB loans

    Europe's banks borrowed nearly 490 billion euros from the European Central Bank at its first-ever offer of three-year loans today, encouraging demand for the euro and stocks on hopes the funding will ease the two-year old debt crisis.

  • 27/12/2011 | World

    Global stocks finish mostly flat

    US stocks ended flat after fluctuating between small gains and losses in a light-volume session, as investors took a breather following a 5 percent rally last week. Meanwhile, European shares steadied in low volume as last week's tentative rally petered out.

  • 09/12/2011 | World

    EU leaders reach debt crisis deal without Britain

    A divided Europe – a historic rift over building a closer fiscal union to preserve the euro, with a large majority of countries led by Germany and France agreeing to forge ahead with a separate treaty, leaving Britain isolated – reached a new deal to address the debt crisis hovering over the block.

  • 12/12/2011 | World

    Global shares down as euphoria over EU deal fades

    US stocks ended lower, as concerns about Europe returned to the forefront after major credit ratings agencies warned that European leaders had not done enough to tackle the region's debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares posted their biggest fall in three weeks.

  • 12/12/2011 | World

    Sarkozy: French AAA rating loss would be surmountable

    A loss of France's AAA credit rating would add to the country's difficulties but would not be insurmountable, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said in a interview published today.

  • 25/11/2011 | World

    Wall Street falls for 7th session, European shares rebound

    US stocks fell for a seventh straight session, leading global equity markets to their worst week in two months on fear that Europe's debt crisis is dragging on without a credible solution. Meanwhile, European shares turned higher.

  • 29/11/2011 | World

    S&P criteria change reduces ratings on big US banks

    Standard & Poor's reduced its credit ratings on several big banks in the United States and Europe as the result of a sweeping overhaul of its ratings criteria. 

  • 05/12/2011 | World

    Downgrade threat a clarion call for euro reform

    A threat by Standard & Poors to slash credit ratings across the euro zone has sounded a clarion call, which could help Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel force through a change to the European Union treaty at a summit this week.

  • 21/11/2011 | World

    European shares fall on euro zone, US debt worries

    US stocks fell for a fourth session, as the lack of progress in dealing with heavy debt both in the United States and Europe further sapped investor confidence in equities.

  • 22/11/2011 | World

    Stocks slip on US data

    Global stocks fell after data showed the US economy grew more slowly than expected in the third quarter, while the euro rose against the dollar after the IMF unveiled a liquidity line that stemmed fears about the spread of the European debt crisis.

  • 23/11/2011 | World

    Global stocks fall on German auction, China data

    US stocks suffered a sixth straight day of losses as frustration over the euro zone's debt crisis, coupled with weak Chinese factory data, further dented investor sentiment. Meanwhile, European shares fell to their lowest close in seven weeks after low demand at a German bond auction.

  • 17/11/2011 | World

    Merkel reiterates her opposition to ECB greater role in crisis

    "I am convinced that only political solutions can resolve the situation," Merkel told an industry event in Berlin.

  • 17/11/2011 | World

    Italy: Clashes at protest against 'bankers' gov't'

    Thousands of Italians took to the streets in several cities today to protest against what they called a "bankers' government" led by economist Mario Monti, and there were clashes with police.

  • 17/11/2011 | World

    New Italy PM wins confidence vote on tough reform plans

    Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti comfortably won a vote of confidence in his new government on Thursday after promising rigour and fairness in painful reforms to dig the country out of a financial crisis that threatens the entire euro zone.

  • 04/11/2011 | World

    G20 set 'action plan' to save global economy

    The G20, composed of the world's most powerful economies, come up with an "action plan" to save the world economic and stabilize the global monetary system, according to an official statement from the Group of 20.

  • 16/11/2011 | World

    European Central Bank steps in to counter bond rout

    The European Central Bank stepped in to stem an accelerating sell-off of euro zone government bonds today, traders said, after the United States called for more decisive action to halt a spreading sovereign debt crisis.

  • 16/11/2011 | World

    EU's Barroso: euro zone must integrate to survive

    The euro zone faces a systemic crisis and will not survive unless it becomes more integrated and disciplined, possibly through a change of the European Union's treaty, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said.

  • 01/11/2011 | World

    Sarkozy, Merkel to speak later today

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy will call German Chancellor Angela Merkel today after Greece's decision to hold a referendum on a 130 billion euro ($180 billion) bailout, the French president's office said.

  • 03/11/2011 | World

    Obama in Cannes: 'Our task is to resolve the financial crisis in Europe'

    US President Barack Obama said today during the Group of 20 Summit in Cannes, France, that "the most important aspect of our task over the next two days is to resolve the financial crisis here in Europe."

  • 03/11/2011 | World

    G20: Greek PM ready to go, dump referendum, for euro deal

    Fast-moving events in Athens overshadowed the first day of a summit of the Group of 20 major economies on the French Riviera, with anxious world leaders urging Europe to act to stop contagion from its sovereign debt crisis.

  • 20/10/2011 | World

    EU agrees on bank capital needs, split over bailout fund

    The European Union has agreed that around 100 billion euros is needed to recapitalise the European banking system, but splits remain before a high-profile summit on Sunday over how to strengthen the euro zone's bailout fund.

  • 25/10/2011 | World

    IMF considering participation in EU bailout fund

    The International Monetary Fund is considering taking part in a special investment vehicle being proposed by the euro zone bailout fund but has not made a decision yet, euro zone officials said today.

  • 26/10/2011 | World

    Bare-bones EU debt deal news enough for buyers

    US stocks rose as the slow progress from European leaders in resolving their debt crisis was enough to satisfy investors, even if early reports from an EU summit were short on detail. Stocks increased gains in the afternoon as the news emerged, continuing the market's recent rally.

  • 17/10/2011 | World

    Stocks, euro fall on German debt crisis comments

    Wall Street stocks fell more than 1 percent as Germany's finance minister dampened expectations an upcoming summit would produce a breakthrough in Europe's debt crisis. Meanwhile, European shares turned negative after Schaeuble's remarks.

  • 17/10/2011 | World

    European watchdog urges banks to improve pay disclosure

    Not a single major European bank is providing enough transparency and detail on staff pay, and disclosure needs to improve, Europe's banking watchdog said today.

  • 19/10/2011 | World

    Sarkozy says euro zone talks stuck on bailout fund

    Plans to tackle the euro zone debt crisis have stalled with Paris and Berlin at odds over how to increase the firepower of the region's bailout fund, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said

  • 12/10/2011 | World

    Wall Street extends gains on euro-fund optimism; European shares hit nine-week high

    US stocks rose on Wednesday as Europe's progress toward bolstering its financial rescue fund brought more battle-weary investors back into the market. Meanwhile, European shares hit a nine-week closing high after stronger euro zone economic data and news that Slovakia is set to sign off on a plan to expand the region's sovereign bailout fund.

  • 12/10/2011 | World

    EU Commission calls for action on Greece and banks

    The president of the European Commission called today for EU leaders to bring forward the introduction of a permanent rescue mechanism for states to mid-2012 from mid-2013 and called for more rigorous capital standards for banks.

  • 13/10/2011 | World

    JPMorgan drags blue chips down, Nasdaq gains

    The Dow and S&P 500 slipped after JPMorgan's earnings and China's soft trade data revived worries about the impact of slower growth on profits. Meanwhile, European shares finished lower, pulling back from the previous session's nine-week closing high.

  • 10/10/2011 | World

    Wall St extends rally on euro-zone hopes

    US stocks jumped 3 percent, extending gains into a second week as a pledge by German and French leaders boosted hopes that the euro-zone debt crisis may be resolved.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Russia's Putin says little role for BRICS in euro crisis

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the crisis-hit euro zone had enough resources to resolve its own troubles without support from Russia and fellow BRICs countries.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    EFSF brings down Slovak govt, but still set to pass

    Slovakia's parliament brought down the government by rejecting a plan to expand the euro zone's EFSF rescue fund, crucial to containing a spreading debt crisis.

  • 28/09/2011 | World

    EU's Barroso calls on ECB to do whatever it takes in crisis

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso urged the European Central Bank to do everything in its power to maintain financial stability in the euro zone, saying the EU faced the biggest challenge in its 50-year history.

  • 29/09/2011 | World

    White House says US supports European actions on debt problems

    The White House said that it supports actions that European leaders have taken on their debt problems and urged them to continue.

  • 08/10/2011 | World

    Europe eyes bolstering banks ahead of debt storm

    European banks may need more than 100 billion euros (US$135 billion) to withstand the sovereign debt crisis, Ireland estimated, ahead of a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to work out how to recapitalise the lenders.

  • 24/09/2011 | World

    World presses Europe on debt, US warns of bank runs

    The United States, China and other countries piled pressure on Europe to comes to grips with its debt crisis before it risks causing bank runs and pushing the global economy into ruinous recession.

  • 26/09/2011 | World

    IMF reiterates Greece must shrink state to avoid default

    International lenders told Greece today it must shrink its public sector and improve tax collection to avoid default within weeks as investors spooked by political setbacks in Europe dumped risky euro zone assets.

  • 26/09/2011 | World

    Greece: there were no orderly default talks with IMF, ECB

    Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos dismissed reports that he has discussed a scenario of an orderly default by Athens with International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde and European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    Obama urges Europe leaders to be forceful on economy

    US President Barack Obama urged European leaders this week to take "forceful and decisive" action to confront current eurozone debt problems, White House spokesman Jay Carney said today.

  • 23/09/2011 | World

    G20 pledges to take actions to preserve stability

    A statement issued after G20 talks in Washington said the 17-nation euro zone would implement "actions to increase the flexibility of the EFSF and to maximize its impact" by mid-October.

  • 23/09/2011 | World

    EU says 420 billion euros injected into Europe's banks

    European banks have already received 420 billion euros in funds to help recapitalize and are in a much better shape than three years ago, the European Commission said.

  • 21/09/2011 | World

    Heathrow falls behind rival European airports

    London's Heathrow is falling further behind rival European airports in the battle for lucrative routes to emerging markets, according to a study released.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    World market's plunge suggests deepening worry about recession

    Stocks plunged, extending a selloff to four days, as policymakers' failure to arrest global economic stagnation sent markets spiraling downward. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 391.01 points, or 3.51 percent, to 10,733.83. European stocks also tumbled and snapped their four-day rally after data showed US employment growth ground to a halt in August.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    Geithner: EU crisis, US politics, biggest threats to economy

    US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that the European debt crisis and the political divisions in the United States were the biggest threats to the global economy.

  • 20/09/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends flat as early gains evaporate

    US stocks ended little changed as investors waited to see if the US Federal Reserve would offer more economic stimulus and if Greece made progress in talks to avoid a default.

  • 20/09/2011 | World

    IMF warns US, Europe could slip into recession

    Europe and the United States could slip back into recession next year unless they quickly tackle economic problems that could infect the rest of the world, the International Monetary Fund said today.

  • 20/09/2011 | World

    IMF: 'Global recovery is in a dangerous phase'

    The global economic recovery is slowing, with world growth projected at 4 percent in both 2011 and 2012, down from over 5 percent in 2010, the IMF said in its latest forecast.

  • 13/09/2011 | World

    Bets on euro zone progress boost shares

    US stocks gained as investors bought shares beaten down in recent weeks and bet European leaders would take action soon to ease the Greek debt crisis. Meanwhile, European stocks ended higher, staging a rally from two-year lows hit in morning trade led by recovering banks.

  • 15/09/2011 | World

    Major central banks expand dollar operations

    Major central banks around the world will cooperate to offer three-month US dollar loans to commercial banks in order to prevent money markets from freezing up because of Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

  • 19/09/2011 | World

    Wall Street snaps winning streak on Europe uncertainty

    US stocks fell on Monday but staged a late comeback after fears of a looming Greek debt default diminished on news of a possible deal to advance new bailout funds to Greece. Stocks spent most the session sharply lower after European leaders disappointed investors by failing to come up with any new solutions to the euro zone's sovereign debt crisis over the weekend.

  • 05/09/2011 | World

    Banks lead European shares to two-week closing low

    European shares fell to their lowest close in more than two weeks on renewed worries about recession and euro zone debt, and with banks hit by a US lawsuit connected to the packaging of toxic mortgage debt.

  • 05/09/2011 | World

    ECB tells EU to step up reforms, says bond-buying temporary

    The current and incoming head of the European Central Bank demanded that European governments quickly implement a strengthening of a regional bailout fund and press ahead with wider reforms.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    Lagarde: 'Policymakers should take more action to support recovery'

    Policymakers in advanced economies should use all available tools to boost growth, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said today, calling for bold action to weather a "dangerous new phase" of recovery.

  • 18/08/2011 | World

    US, Europe dangerously close to recession, Morgan Stanley reports

    The United States and euro zone are "dangerously close to recession," Morgan Stanley said today, criticizing policymakers and predicting the European Central Bank will have to reverse its rates policy.

  • 23/08/2011 | World

    Hopes for another Fed rescue drive 3% rally

    US stocks shot 3 percent higher on speculation Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this week would signal new help for the economy, giving investors hope a four-week rout was nearing an end.

  • 01/09/2011 | World

    US has 'enormous' debt problem: ECB's Stark

    A debt crisis is still gripping the developed world, European Central Bank policymaker Juergen Stark said, adding there was no alternative but for countries to take painful steps to consolidate their public finances.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    Italy under fire in widening euro debt crisis

    Financial market pressure on Italy intensified, sucking Europe's second biggest debtor nation deeper into the euro area danger zone and prompting emergency consultations in Rome and among European capitals.

  • 03/08/2011 | World

    World stocks fall, gold up on economy worries

    Stocks on major markets hit their lowest level this year and gold prices posted a new high as investors fretted about government spending cuts at a time of slowing global economic growth. But the S&P 500 erased losses after hitting its lowest level since early December, following seven days of declines.

  • 09/08/2011 | World

    Wall Street climbs at open; eyes on Fed

    US stocks rose at the open in a rebound from the previous session's nosedive, but an upcoming Fed statement could spark a reversal if investors are not convinced it has a plan to combat a market meltdown.

  • 18/07/2011 | World

    Geithner urges EU act forcefully to contain crisis

    "What Europe obviously needs to do is to act more forcefully to contain the risk of an escalating crisis in Europe," Geithner told CNBC television. "They have the capacity to manage this in a way that does not add to the broader burdens of the global economy."

  • 20/07/2011 | World

    Wall Street closes flat as debt worries offset earns

    US stocks closed near unchanged, a day after Wall Street's best rally since March, as the oncoming debt ceiling deadline overshadowed strong earnings from Apple Inc.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    Massive rout spells trouble for Wall Street

    Wall Street dropped on worries about a possible downgrade of the United States' top credit rating and signs of economic weakness even as Congress passed a bill to avoid a debt default.

  • 11/07/2011 | World

    World stocks, euro fall, bonds gain on Italy concerns

    Global stocks and the euro sank as fears that Italy could become the latest country caught up in the euro-zone debt crisis caused investors to sell risky assets and snap up safe-haven US Treasury debt, pushing the 10-year note's yield below 3 percent.

  • 15/07/2011 | World

    Eight European banks fail latest stress test

    Eight European banks have failed a test of their ability to withstand a prolonged recession which did not build in the impact of a Greek default, the European Banking Authority said.

  • 18/07/2011 | World

    Wall Street falls on global debt worry; banks drag down

    US stocks dropped as bank shares bore the brunt of investor frustration over governments' inability to solve debt crises in the United States and Europe.European officials and bankers remained divided over steps to keep the fiscal woes of heavily indebted nations from spreadin

  • 10/06/2011 | World

    E.coli found in bean spout package, German officials say

    German authorities said they detected the deadly E.coli strain in a bean sprout package from the organic farm under in Lower Saxony, which had already been under investigation.

  • 11/06/2011 | World

    Lady Gaga sings for worldwide gay rights in Rome

    Pop queen Lady Gaga concluded a huge European gay rights march in Rome night with a rousing call to governments to defend gay rights.

  • 06/07/2011 | World

    Wall Street edges lower on Portugal, China

    Transportation stocks were among the standouts in another flat session for US equities, and the sector's rally could be cause for optimism ahead.

  • 02/06/2011 | World

    US stocks edge lower; European shares hit by growth worries

    US stocks ended a volatile trading day mostly flat as investors were reluctant to make bets a day before a critical labor market report that could magnify fears the economy is slowing.

  • 03/06/2011 | World

    Europe's lethal E.coli strain may be deadliest yet

    More than 1,600 people have been infected by a toxic strain of E.coli bacteria that has killed at least 17 and may be the deadliest yet in human history, health officials said. E.Coli spread among people through human contact, World Health Organization said today.

  • 06/06/2011 | World

    EU may agree aid for farmers hurt by E.coli outbreak

    European Union farm ministers will try tomorrow to agree financial aid for fruit and vegetable producers whose sales have been hit by an E.coli outbreak that has so far claimed at least 22 lives in Europe.

  • 26/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street bounces back for a second day, Europe shares end lower

    US stocks rose for a second day, erasing early losses in a volatile day as earnings helped technology and consumer discretionary stocks after a substantial fall for equities this month. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares ended 0.1 percent lower

  • 26/05/2011 | World

    Iceland volcano producing steam, no airspace closures

    Iceland's volcano is producing mostly steam rather than ash and should calm down within a few days, national police said encouraging hopes there will be no further disruption to flights in northern Europe.

  • 27/05/2011 | World

    G8 Leaders pledge initial US$20 billion to back Arab Spring

    Group of Eight leaders promised US$20 billion in aid to Tunisia and Egypt today and held out the prospect of billions more to foster the Arab Spring and the new democracies emerging from popular uprisings.

  • 29/04/2011 | World

    German police arrest three al Qaeda suspects

    German police arrested three suspected members of al Qaeda, averting "a concrete and imminent danger" of a terrorist operation, authorities said.

  • 20/05/2011 | World

    Europeans race to nominate Strauss-Kahn successor

    European leaders raced today to nominate a successor for fallen IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn before a G8 summit in France next week, with French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde in pole position.

  • 25/05/2011 | World

    Wall Street advances; European stocks bounce back

    US stocks ended a three-day losing streak on Wednesday as recent underperformers led a thinly traded rally that wasn't seen as strong enough to overcome worries about waning global demand.

  • 26/04/2011 | World

    European govermentts condemn Syria, security forces deploy

    Security forces deployed in a suburb of the Syrian capital and in the city of Banias, witnesses said, even as President Bashar al-Assad drew international criticism for sending in tanks to crush a revolt.

  • 27/04/2011 | World

    European push for UN condemnation of Syria fails

    A European push for the UN Security Council to condemn Syria's violent crackdown on anti-government protesters was blocked by resistance from Russia, China and Lebanon, envoys said.

  • 28/04/2011 | World

    Dow transports hit record, lifting Wall Street

    The Dow Jones transports closed at an all-time high, leading US stocks higher and signaling more gains due to its role as a touchstone of economic demand.

  • 08/04/2011 | World

    Portugal must agree 'harder' reforms to get aid, euro zone ministers say

    Euro zone finance ministers told Portugal that it would have to implement new economic reforms that went beyond those proposed by its outgoing government if it hoped to secure aid from the EU and IMF.

  • 11/04/2011 | World

    Markets fall on earnings caution, energy selloff

    Stocks mostly fell on as energy shares sold off on lower oil prices and the onset of earnings season was clouded by concern company outlooks may fall short of expectations.

  • 21/04/2011 | World

    McDonald's warns of higher food inflation

    McDonald's Corp forecast higher prices for beef, dairy and other items and said it would cautiously raise prices to keep attracting diners, who are grappling with higher grocery and gas bills.

  • 07/04/2011 | World

    Wall Street slips on Japan aftershock; retailers rise

    Wall Street slipped after a major aftershock in Japan reignited fears about nuclear crisis, but greater faith in the US economy's steady path held losses in check. 

  • 07/04/2011 | World

    ECB raises interest rates to 1.25%

    The European Central Bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 1.25 percent, announcing its first hike since July 2008 to counter firming inflation pressures in the 17-countryeuro zone.

  • 08/04/2011 | World

    Wall Street falls in late sell-off, volume light

    US stocks fell late as a spike in oil prices revived worries that inflation would derail the recovery, jolting a market that had been treading water ahead of corporate earnings.

  • 30/03/2011 | World

    Wall Street rides winners at quarter's end

    US stocks rose with activity dominated by money managers buying recent winners, including energy and small-caps, as the quarter nears its end.

  • 31/03/2011 | World

    Wall Street ends a strong quarter optimistic on payrolls

    US stocks ended a solid quarter with the barest of moves, as investors looked ahead to Friday's US jobs report to provide a catalyst to push indexes to new highs for the year.

  • 01/04/2011 | World

    Wall Street gains on job growth; earnings next hurdle

    US stocks started a traditionally healthy month on strong footing after solid jobs figures, but the S&P 500 may need help to break to new multi-year highs.

  • 16/03/2011 | World

    Markets tumble on Japan but pull off lows

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq turned negative for the year on 2011's highest volume in a sharp selloff as investors feared Japan's nuclear crisis could worsen.

  • 18/03/2011 | World

    Wall Street rises but investors see more volatility

    US stocks gained after a week of heightened volatility, but investors were reluctant to make big bets due to turmoil in the Middle East and Japan's nuclear crisis.

  • 25/03/2011 | World

    Oracle drives Wall Street higher; volume stays weak

    Wall Street advanced for a third straight day, giving the S&P its best weekly performance since early February, but volume remained light as global uncertainty persisted.

  • 09/03/2011 | World

    Chip sector losses hit Nasdaq; IBM supports Dow

    A weak outlook from Texas Instruments weighed on the Nasdaq and pushed an index of chip makers below a key technical level in a worrisome sign for the market's six-month uptrend.

  • 10/03/2011 | World

    EU: Europe at no risk of Gaddafi oil 'blackmail'

    The European Union is in no danger of an oil shortage caused by the fighting in Libya and cannot be blackmailed by leader Muammar Gaddafi, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said.

  • 11/03/2011 | World

    Energy leads Wall Street after Saudi protests fizzle

    US stocks closed the week on a high note, on relief that unrest did not engulf top oil producer Saudi Arabia, calming some investors who worried the market was entering a near-term slide.

  • 17/02/2011 | World

    Recent leaders juice up Wall Street

    US stocks opened down as indexes hovered at multi-year highs after both inflation and weekly claims for jobless benefits came in higher than expected.


  • 20/02/2011 | World

    EU calls for immediate end of violence in Libya

    The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton called on the Libyan authorities to immediately put a stop to violence against anti-government protesters and begin broad-based dialogue on reforms.

  • 21/02/2011 | World

    Europe shares fall sharply on Libya woes

    European shares fell sharply after unrest in Libya fuelled concern over energy supplies and sapped investor risk appetite, with Italian stocks among the hardest hit.

  • 31/01/2011 | World

    Wall Street gains on earnings, economy

    US stocks rose as solid earnings, merger activity and better-than-expected economic data renewed some of the risk appetite that evaporated last week on uncertainties over stability in the Middle East.

  • 14/02/2011 | World

    Wall Street edges up

    Energy and commodity shares lifted Wall Street to modest gains, but the lowest volume so far this year indicated the equity rally may be near a top.

  • 16/02/2011 | World

    S&P rises, doubles its 2009 low

    The S&P 500 rose to twice its value from just two years ago, a bounce whose vigor has not been seen since the Great Depression.

  • 29/12/2010 | World

    Markets close slightly higher, strong December seen

    The S&P 500 headed for its best December in nearly two decades as US stocks advanced in thin trade, lifted by investor optimism about the economy in 2011. European shares ended higher.

  • 30/12/2010 | World

    Wall Street rally eases into year-end

    US stocks closed slightly lower as a trio of better-than-expected economic data wasn't enough to entice buying in a market sitting on strong gains just before the new year.

  • 03/01/2011 | World

    Wall Street climbs in first session of 2011

    Stocks greeted the new year with a rally as encouraging signs about the outlook for manufacturing around the world prompted investors to inject new money into the market.

  • 21/12/2010 | World

    Wall Street rises as earnings, M&A heightens optimism

    Stocks rose as solid earnings and a flurry of merger activity underpinned a steady upward trend that reinforced investor optimism for the coming year. Meanwhile, European shares hit a fresh 27-month closing high.

  • 24/12/2010 | World

    European shares fall in light trade, Nikkei down

    European shares slipped back slightly, at the start of a shortened session, with many stock markets closed, while Japan's Nikkei average dropped 0.7 percent, coming off a seven-month high.

  • 24/12/2010 | World

    Heavy snow strands Christmas travelers in Europe

    Heavy snow stranded thousands of Christmas travelers in Europe, with Belgium's main airport closed for landing and icy roads in Sweden choked with traffic.

  • 14/12/2010 | World

    Markets close flat as Fed sparks late-day sell-off

    US stocks cut gains to end mostly flat after a late-day sell-off as yet another cautious statement from the Federal Reserve on the economy offset strong retail sales data for November. Meanwhile, European shares rose in thin volume to gain a seventh straight session, as upbeat US retail sales figures reinforced confidence in the pace of economic recovery.

  • 16/12/2010 | World

    Wall Street ends up with upbeat FedEx outlook

    US stocks ended higher as economic bellwether FedEx offered a bullish profit outlook in a hopeful sign for growth. Meanwhile, European equities ended higher, helped by gains in food and beverages shares following a jump in Danisco stocks on strong results, though worries about euro zone debt weighed on sentiment.

  • 20/12/2010 | World

    Snow and ice disrupt pre-Christmas travel in Europe

    Europe saw little respite from the Arctic conditions that closed airports and disrupted travel over the weekend before Christmas, traditionally one of the busiest times of the year.

  • 04/07/2013 | Latin America

    Evo Morales back in Bolivia after plane drama over Snowden

    Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived home to a hero's welcome late yesterday, saying some European countries' refusal to let his plane enter their airspace because of suspicion it carried fugitive US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was a provocation aimed at all of South America.

  • 02/05/2012 | Latin America

    US, EU 'concerned' over Morales' expropriation

    Evo Morales Government’s decision to nationalize the main power transport company that was in hands of Red Eléctrica Española (REE) generated claims from Spain, but United States and the European Union showed their “concern.”

  • 09/06/2012 | Latin America

    Humala begins Europe visit

    Peru's president Ollanta Humala, travelled to Europe today, where he will stay for the total of one week and visit Switzerland, France and Germany.

  • 19/04/2013 | Latin America

    Mantega chastises US, Europe over delays in IMF reform

    Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega harshly criticized the US and Europe over their decision to stall a reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), currently being demanded by many developing countries.

  • 28/08/2012 | Sports

    Europe's Ryder Cup team is perfect says Gallacher

    Europe captain José Maréa Olazabal was right to ignore triple major winner Padraig Harrington's claims for a wildcard pick and his 12-man team is just about perfect, said former skipper Bernard Gallacher.

  • 30/09/2012 | Sports

    US and Europe target fast starts to end Cup

    Going into Sunday's concluding singles matches at the Ryder Cup, the heavily favoured United States team hope to continue their free-wheeling style of play while Europe have been left banking on a miracle comeback.

  • 29/12/2010 | Sports

    Messi, best football player in Europe

    Argentina’s national football team and Barcelona's forward, Lionel Messi, has been chosen the best football player in Europe for the second consecutive time in a survey made by journalists which has been published in the Uruguayan news paper, El País.

  • 12/02/2011 | Sports

    Former top Bulgarian referee says he was bribery target

    Former top Bulgarian referee Hristo Ristoskov says he was targeted to help fix a European game in 2007.

  • 21/04/2012 | Sports

    Ronaldo strike helps Real stun Barcelona

    Real Madrid have one hand on a first La Liga trophy in four years after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant winner in a 2-1 victory at Barcelona on Saturday that stretched their lead over their bitter rivals to seven points with four games left.

  • 21/05/2012 | Arts and Media

    Cannes film festival abuzz as dark tales shine

    The Cannes film festival is buzzing this year with a string of hit movies in the official lineup, a procession of stars on the red carpet and plenty of eagerly awaited titles still to come.

  • 30/05/2012 | Arts and Media

    Springsteen lashes out at bankers in Berlin show

    Rocker Bruce Springsteen touched on a nerve of widespread discontent with the financiers and bankers at a Berlin concert, railing against them as "greedy thieves" and "robber barons."

  • 22/10/2012 | Arts and Media

    London film festival closes, boasts record crowds

    The London film festival ended with the European premiere of Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" and the release of figures showing public attendance at screenings across the capital this year had risen 12 percent to a record 149,000.

  • 14/05/2013 | World

    ‘Everything on the table’ in US-Europe trade talks

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and United States should cover all sectors and industry, drawing a stark contrast with France, which wants to leave out sensitive cultural industries.

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