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# markets - Friday 19 August, 2011

Global markets volatile on European banking worries and recession fears

Another volatile day on the markets as investors continue to worry about the European banking system and the possibility of America slipping into another recession.

European markets have worst trading day in two years

On the back of yesterday’s sharp drop, markets opened badly this morning.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# markets - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Global stocks dive on poor economic data, recession fears

US, Asian and European markets suffered through another hard day as fears of US economic stagnation and concerns about European banks spooked investors.

Lucky you: France will keep its AAA rating, says S&P AAA

Lucky you: France will keep its AAA rating, says S&P

Concerns had been raised over exposure to Greek debt and zero economic growth.

# markets - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the things you may have missed: Calls for Leaving Cert reform, Dublin’s Catholics could face a ‘church levy’, a bad day at work for someone in CityJet, and when Tom Waits met Cookie Monster…

Mixed day for markets on back of 'Merkozy' proposals

European stock markets are up and down on the back of proposals for a full-time Eurozone ‘financial government’.

French, German tax unity is 'no threat' to Ireland's corporation tax - Noonan

Minister for Finance says Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate is here to stay but warns on another of France and Germany’s proposals for deeper fiscal union in the euro area.

Markets open down off the back of Sarkozy and Merkel's Eurozone plans

Meanwhile the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan insists the changes proposed for the Eurozone are not dramatic ones.

# markets - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Eurozone debt panic drags US markets back down

Poor economic growth in the Eurozone – and Merkel and Sarkozy’s plans for Eurozone government – end the rally.

# markets - Monday 15 August, 2011

ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week ECB

ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week

Confirmation that the bank intervened to prop up Italian and Spanish bonds comes before Germany and France meet tomorrow to discuss the ongoing debt crisis.

Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, while it might not seem obvious at first, the psychology behind street rioters is not dissimilar to that which drove the markets, the bankers and property developers into a speculation frenzy.

# markets - Friday 12 August, 2011

What is ‘short selling’ – and has it made any difference to the markets?

Italy, Spain, France and Belgium ban investors from betting on falls – but the main markets still slip on their opening.

# markets - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Mixed opening for European markets as French banks continue to stutter

Markets in London and Frankfurt are up ever-so-slightly, but the ISEQ and the CAC 40 are down as bank shares slide.

# markets - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

US stocks slump amid fears about European banks

The Dow Jones has fallen back again following yesterday’s gain.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: first jail sentences following UK riots, is a bailout on the way for Cyprus, the Lord Mayor in a poncho, and creating a beard out of thin air…

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Dour US opening sends European markets back into the red

It seems the worst is over for the stock markets, as Europe’s markets all make modest gains in morning trading.

Apple (briefly) becomes the world's most valuable company

Apple is now worth 39 times as much as it was ten years ago – and yesterday overtook ExxonMobil as the biggest cheese.

Early morning gains pared in European markets

Global markets seem to have calmed somewhat this morning as investors take US Fed statement on board.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# markets - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Dow Jones rallies after Fed statement

The Federal Reserve said today that it’s likely to keep interest rates at record lows for the next two years. It also acknowledged that the economy is weaker than it had thought.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: the latest from the UK as the violence spreads, Apple is now the most valuable business in the world, graffiti and poop on the streets of the country, and Ireland’s favourite movies…

All eyes on the Fed as choppy markets make small gains

Markets in New York are recording tentative gains as the Federal Reserve meets to discuss potential action.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Is this the bottom? Europe reverses early losses as markets turn green

European stock markets opened with more losses, but are moving upward again as traders expect a strong US opening.

Market turmoil should make heating oil cheaper for Christmas

Investors are so panicked that the price of oil – which usually does well in choppy markets – is falling dramatically.

Global stock markets plummet overnight

Global stocks continued to tumble overnight following a disastrous day on Wall Street yesterday – with world markets wiping €1.75 trillion off global stocks.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# markets - Monday 8 August, 2011

Dow disaster: 632-point drop is the 6th-worst in history

The Dow Jones ends its day deep in the red, as the S&P loses 6.6 per cent and the NASDAQ sheds nearly 7 per cent of its value.

The Daily Fix: Monday

In today’s fix: Obama says ‘yes we cAAAn’, more violence in London, picture emerges of Norway’s killer polar bear, and the man who’s gone back to his desk job, after being president of Somalia…

Obama says US will "always be a AAA country" no matter what agencies say

The US president has made his first public comments since S&P downgraded the United State’s credit rating on Friday.

Take 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

US markets continue nosedive as investors dump shares for bonds

The US bond market responds brilliantly to the S&P downgrade, but the world’s stock markets are the obvious victims.

European stock markets stabilise following ECB announcement

The ECB says it is ready to buy EU bonds, in an attempt to stem the building financial crisis, while the G7 have indicated they could intervene in foreign exchange markets.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# markets - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Downgraded: US loses AAA credit rating for the first time ever

Standard & Poor’s decision makes it the first time the US’ credit rating has fallen below the highest level, AAA, which it has held since 1917.

# markets - Friday 5 August, 2011

Italy and France call for emergency G7 debt crisis talks

Berlusconi and Sarkozy have agreed that the meeting should happen in the coming days.

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

In Friday’s Fix: The ups and downs of the markets, Jedward as you’ve never seen them, rhinos on a running track, and the saddest film scene ever…

The world's richest man lost €5.6 BILLION this week

It’s fine, though: Carlos Slim and his family are still worth €46.5bn – the equivalent of 4.5 per cent of Mexico’s total economic output.