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# financial markets

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Oil prices hit massive spike in last 24 hours
Securities firm fined €78,000 by Central Bank
European Parliament introduces tougher credit rating rules
Column: Financial transaction tax? Nice idea, but it won’t work this way
Arthur Doohan
Column: Hauling bankers to court may be satisfying – but it won’t stop the rot
Arthur Doohan
Column: The markets are holding us hostage – but here’s our escape route
Martin O'Dea
Markets regain confidence after world banks' move
Column: I work in a bank - and you've got us all wrong
Patrick Ryan
Column: If we want to get out of this crisis, we must remember who put us here
Hugh Torpey
Explainer: Why are the markets in chaos, and should you be worried?
Apple on brink of becoming most valuable company on Earth