Category Archives: Finance

24Aug/15

Obama briefed on global financial markets developments -White House

Amid volatility in global financial markets, White House presses China to increase financial transparency and to move toward market-determined exchange rate system.

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03Aug/15

B&N Education’s anti-Amazon strategy

(Reuters Business Report) – Barnes and Noble Education making its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. The spinoff of the bookstore chain’s college bookstore business having a tough first day of trading. The stock, ticker BNED, under pressure.
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03Aug/15

Prices plummet as Athens bourse reopens

(Reuters Business Report)- A river of red on the boards of Athens’ bourse.

This was the plunge analysts had expected.

The first time trades on the Greek stock market could be made in five weeks saw falls of nearly 23 percent at the open.

Banking shares in particular hit hard.
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27Jul/15

China stocks plunge, suffer biggest one-day loss since Feb 2007

China stocks plunge more than 8 percent, their biggest one-day drop in more than eight years, as a government-triggered rebound peters out amid profit-taking, concerns over economic health and fears of an end to Beijing’s inclination toward looser monetary policies.

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20Jul/15

PayPal valued at about $52 billion in market return

PayPal begins trading separately on the Nasdaq, creating a new company that analysts say is worth more than $50 billion (USD). PayPal shares soared to $42.55 in early trading, on its trading debut after it split from e-commerce company eBay.

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18Jul/15

Google lifts Nasdaq to record high

(REUTERS) – Tech stocks drove the Nasdaq to a record high, The S&P 500 also moving hgher. A broad-based decline led by energy stocks dragged the Dow lower.
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09Jul/15

China stock market crash explained

(Next Media Online) – China stock markets went into complete meltdown on Tuesday and Wednesday after being in free fall since June 12.
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06Jul/15

All quiet on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

(Reuters Business Report) – They traded everything, from corn and soybeans to crude oil futures, shouting orders and making trades. But for Chicago futures traders, as of Tuesday morning, the floor of the CME will be quiet. Open outcry ended at the closing bell on Monday, capping a 167 year run in the city where it was born.
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06Jul/15

Greek No vote “catastrophic scenario” for markets, says analyst

A ‘No’ vote by the Greeks is a “catastrophic scenario” for markets, an analyst says while on the streets of Paris, people say the Greeks may have voted in a “selfish” way.

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04Jul/15

Behind the rattled nerves of China’s markets

(Reuters Business Report) – By now, you’ve probably heard that China’s stock market is swinging wildly.

Sparking panic as one of the world’s biggest economies experiments with a free market.

But what exactly is behind all of the uncertainty?
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