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# financial-markets - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Oil prices hit massive spike in last 24 hours

Oil prices hit massive spike in last 24 hours

Egypt’s political trouble causes concern – and Portugal crisis is affecting markets worldwide.

# financial-markets - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Securities firm fined €78,000 by Central Bank

Susquehanna International Group failed to report over 90,000 financial transactions in a four-year period.

# financial-markets - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

European Parliament introduces tougher credit rating rules

Parliament voted in favour of the legislation today in a bid to improve the stability of financial markets.

# financial-markets - Friday 12 October, 2012

Column: Financial transaction tax? Nice idea, but it won’t work this way

Proposals for a European financial transaction tax are wishful thinking – and won’t hinder the bankers, writes Arthur Doohan.

# financial-markets - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Column: Hauling bankers to court may be satisfying – but it won’t stop the rot

Instead of our usual witch-hunt we need a serious discussion about the purpose of our banking system, writes Arthur Doohan.

# financial-markets - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Column: The markets are holding us hostage – but here’s our escape route

We’re running scared from the financial bogeymen, but our governments could easily take control, writes Martin O’Dea.

# financial-markets - Monday 16 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# financial-markets - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Markets regain confidence after world banks' move

Asian stocks and shares rose overnight, in a sign that markets are welcoming yesterdays intervention by six central banks.

# financial-markets - Monday 28 November, 2011

Column: I work in a bank - and you've got us all wrong

Yes, banks housed deceitful, corrupt fat cats – but it was the rest of us who got the blame, writes bank worker Patrick Ryan.

# financial-markets - Sunday 27 November, 2011

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

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

# financial-markets - Friday 5 August, 2011

Explainer: Why are the markets in chaos, and should you be worried?

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s worldwide fall on stock exchanges.

# financial-markets - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Apple on brink of becoming most valuable company on Earth

The company’s profits have soared ahead of the release of its new OSX Lion system – but a few people in China want a slice of the action…