Tag Archives: Financial markets

24Jul/17

KKR to buy WebMD for $2.8 bln

Private equity firm KKR has agreed to buy health information giant WebMD in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

12Dec/16

The Fed explained

The Federal Reserve inaugurates the Trump era this week with a near-certain interest rate increase. Here’s a look at the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision-making process. Travis Hartman reports. Continue reading

09Nov/16

Wall Street jumps after Trump wins White House

U.S. stocks rise sharply in a dramatic turnaround from deep overnight losses as Wall Street digested the upset presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump.

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08Nov/16

Banks gird for tumult after election

Global banks expect trading volumes and volatility to spike after the U.S. presidential election, so they’re boosting staff and taking precaution. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

31Oct/16

Thirty years since Big Bang transformed financial markets

Thursday marks thirty years since the Big Bang, when technology exploded onto the financial markets, transforming the industry.
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07Jan/16

China halts stock market circuit breaker

China Central Television (CCTV) – Chinese securities regulators will pause the circuit breaker mechanism from Friday after it was triggered for the second time in a week by Thursday’s stock market slide.
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29Dec/15
new rare books index by Stanley Gibbons

The story of rising rare book values

Finding a safe investment which offers a good return isn’t easy in these days of low interest rates. As a Hayley Platt reports rare first edition books are increasing attracting investor interest. Continue reading

29Sep/15

Glencore shares halt slide, broker recommends going private

Shares in commodity trading firms take another tumble, driving global stocks to their lowest in more than two years, as pressure built on raw materials prices and emerging markets.
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24Aug/15

Dow sinks nearly 600 points

(REUTERS) – A massive sell-off drove the Dow to shed more than 1,000 points at the day’s low. A bounce back by Apple helped cut the losses but it still closed with the steepest drop in four years.

Sparking the plunge: a further fall in Chinese equities and commodity prices.
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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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