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# markets - Friday 5 August, 2011

US jobs news - and ECB intervention - puts brakes on stock market crash

The Dow Jones and the Nasdaq are in positive territory as European markets managed to reverse some of their earlier losses.

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

How are the markets looking this lunchtime?

Things are looking up in Spain and Italy but not so good elsewhere as we await the markets opening on Wall Street.

Poll: Have we seen the worst of the debt crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have we seen the worst of the debt crisis?

Irish people are more pessimistic than most Europeans about job prospects and the markets are in turmoil – but do you think the only way is up from here? Have your say.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

Asian markets hit six-month low amid fears of double-dip recession

After big falls on Wall Street yesterday there is little optimism to be found in the Asian markets this morning.

# markets - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Poll: Who do you believe… Moody’s or Michael Noonan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you believe… Moody’s or Michael Noonan?

The credit rating agency says Ireland will probably need a second bailout, while the Department of Finance says the economic plan is on track. Who to believe?…

# markets - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis

Herman Van Rompuy has called top officials together for talks as the markets show jitters over Italian government debt.

# markets - Friday 8 July, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

BSkyB shares fall - but barely a blip for News Corp

Shares in the commercial broadcaster suffer as the UK government says it will take its time on a News Corp takeover.

# markets - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Markets stabilise on Greek confidence vote

Papandreou’s government survived its crucial confidence motion last night

# markets - Thursday 19 May, 2011

"Monstrous interest" in LinkedIn shares on first day of trading

The 95 per cent surge on the first day’s trading is seen as a good sign for other social networking companies.

# markets - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

ESRI calls for more cuts and higher taxes to wipe deficit

The economic think tank says Ireland should aim to cut it’s budget deficit within three years in order to return to the markets – and that this should be done through pay cuts, spending cuts and higher taxes.

# markets - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning, including: Obama and advisers watching bin Laden’s death at it happened; gorse fires continue to burn in several counties; and actor Peter O’Toole’s Hollywood career is celebrated.

# markets - Monday 25 April, 2011

Gold and silver touch all-time highs as currencies slip

The old reliable precious metals reach record high values, driven by concerns that the US debt could reach its legal limit.

# markets - Monday 11 April, 2011

China posts trade deficit for first quarter of this year

Suggestions have surfaced about one of the world’s largest economies slowing down after China posted its first quarterly trade deficit in seven years.

# markets - Friday 1 April, 2011

Standard and Poor's downgrades Ireland's credit rating

The silver lining? We’ve been taken off S&P’s CreditWatch list.

Irish Life and Permanent shares plummet as trading resumes

Mixed reactions to the stress tests as Bank of Ireland shares go up this morning, but IL&P continue to drop.

# markets - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis take toll on Japan's economy

Nikkei index dropped almost 11 per cent today, after Japan’s prime minister announced a radiation leak had been detected at the Fukushima power station.

# markets - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

Legislation to ensure bondholders share hit could be introduced before Christmas

Ireland could be among the first EU countries to introduce new legislation under which senior bondholders would carry part of the burden of future banking crises.

# markets - Monday 29 November, 2010

Markets give cautious welcome to Ireland's bailout announcement

The Euro stays flat, but Ireland’s bailout hasn’t stopped worries over Spain and Portugal’s ability to repay their debts.

# markets - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Banks collapse, bonds rocket as markets demand bailout finality

Shares in AIB, Bank of Ireland and Irish Life & Permanent all continue to dive, as the cost of government borrowing shoots up.

# markets - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Wall Street stock falls over EU debt and Korean conflict fears

US markets affected by escalation of tension in Korea and fears of contagion effect in Europe.

# markets - Monday 22 November, 2010

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Portugal has EU confidence, but markets aren't so sure

Is Portugal the next Ireland? Markets analysts unconvinced Irish bailout will prevent further eurozone problems.

# markets - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Gold price spikes over $1420/oz on commodity markets

And guess who’s taking the blame?

# markets - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

Japan slashes core interest rate to almost zero

Following the lead of the US, the Bank of Japan makes it almost free to borrow cash.

# markets - Thursday 30 September, 2010

Bond markets respond favourably to Anglo finality

The price of government borrowing – and the Irish-German spread – falls back, but AIB shares crater.

# markets - Monday 27 September, 2010

Lenihan to publish final Anglo bill by Friday

The government will give the final bill on Friday, trying to calm investors after yet another horrible day for Irish bonds.

# markets - Friday 24 September, 2010

Commodity markets enjoy golden moment at $1300/oz

The price of gold hits another record high as investors get itchy about stocks and stick for old reliables.

# markets - Thursday 23 September, 2010

Forget gold: this season's must-have commodity is cotton

Could the rising price of cotton mean the end of cheap clothes in Penneys? Well, probably not.

# markets - Monday 20 September, 2010

Irish Stock Exchange Totally Oblivious To Yawning Bond Yields

The price of 10-year borrowing just keeps getting higher – and yet, shares still seem to be doing pretty well.

# markets - Thursday 16 September, 2010

THE PRICE OF GOLD has reached a new all-time high, with trades on the London Bullion Market earlier today valuing the metal at a massive $1,277.90 (that’s €977.21) an ounce. Silver was also up to $20.68, up over 0.5%. The price of Irish government 10-year bonds, meanwhile, reached a weekly high of 6.030% earlier, the highest since last week’s spike.

# markets - Monday 30 August, 2010

Japan to introduce $11bn stimulus package

Japan has proposed a new stimulus package in an attempt to revive the country’s faltering economy.

# markets - Monday 26 July, 2010

SHARES IN the two Irish banks have risen significantly this morning as investors react positively to the results of the EU stress tests.

Both of the Irish banks involved – AIB and Bank of Ireland – have seen their prices spike as traders get their first chance to respond to the tests, which were released late on Friday after markets had already closed.

Despite only having been credited with “scraping through” the tests, AIB shares took the bigger jump initially, rising to 96c in early trading – a jump of nearly 7% from their close on Friday – before settling at 93c, still recording a rise of about 3.3%.

Bank of Ireland, which passed the tests with a healthier verdict, has seen its shares rise 3c to 77c, a jump of almost 4%.

AIB shares are still only a quarter of the value they were last October, however, with Bank of Ireland about a fifth of their price from late September.

Financial stocks around the world have recorded more modest gains, with an average rise of about 0.8% in early trading.

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