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Russia considers giving financial help to Greece

Russia considers giving financial help to Greece

Thu, 29 January 2015

Russia's finance minister has said that the country would consider giving aid to Greece. Anton Siluanov told CNBC that Russia would not rule out giving debt-ridden Greece a helping hand if they asked.... [more]

Europe close: Stocks mixed as Germany enters deflation

Europe close: Stocks mixed as Germany enters deflation

Thu, 29 January 2015

European stocks were mixed after reports showed Germany entered deflation and unemployment fell less than expected in the nation. German consumer prices dropped 0.3% in January, more than the 0.1% fal... [more]

Maternity hospital explosion in Mexico leaves 3 dead, more than 50 injured

Maternity hospital explosion in Mexico leaves 3 dead, more than 50 injured

Thu, 29 January 2015

An explosion at a children's hospital in Mexico City has left three dead and more than 20 infants injured, and the building on the verge of collapse with some people reported to be trapped inside. Eme... [more]

US initial jobless claims fall to 14-year low

US initial jobless claims fall to 14-year low

Thu, 29 January 2015

US initial jobless claims fell from 308,000 to 265,000 in the week ending 24 January, reaching their lowest level in 14 years. The decline, the biggest since November 2012, was much larger than antici... [more]

Alibaba plunges after revenue misses forecast

Alibaba plunges after revenue misses forecast

Thu, 29 January 2015

Despite beat earnings forecasts, Alibaba shares fell over 7% before the bell on Thursday, after the group reported its third quarter sales rose less than expected. In the three months to 31 December, ... [more]

US open: Markets mixed amid lower jobless claims and cooling home sales

Thu, 29 January 2015

US markets were mixed in early Thursday trading as data revealing a sharp plunge in jobless claims was outweighed by a drop in pending home sales. Gold prices were lower while the price of oil rebound... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks little changed after German data

Thu, 29 January 2015

European stocks were little changed as reports showed Germany slid into deflation and unemployment in the nation fell less than expected. Annual inflation in Germany is estimated to fall in January, a... [more]

US pre-open: Futures inch higher after jobless claims sink sharply

Thu, 29 January 2015

US stock futures edged higher on Thursday after figures showed that jobless claims dropped to their lowest level since 2000last week, as investors continue to digest comments from the Federal Reserve.... [more]

Asia: Stocks decline after disappointing Japanese retail sales data

Thu, 29 January 2015

Asian stocks closed in the red following the release of disappointing Japanese retail sales and as depressed oil prices continued to drag. Japan's Nikkei 225 declined 1.06% as retail trade sales incre... [more]

Greek concerns hit markets but Europe may escape meltdown

Thu, 29 January 2015

As recently elected Greek anti-austerity party Syriza clashed with its European Union (EU) partners, Athen's stock market has tumbled, Greek sovereign debt yields have soared and the country's banks r... [more]

German unemployment rate slips but less than expected

Thu, 29 January 2015

Germany's jobless rate declined in January, though the number of unemployed dropped less than economists expected. The German unemployment rate declined to 6.5% from December's revised reading of 6.6%... [more]

Europe open: Stocks slide on oil majors' results

Thu, 29 January 2015

European stocks declined as a slew of energy companies fell on weak financial results. Royal Dutch Shell slumped as it said it will cut spending after reporting worse-than-forecast fourth-quarter prof... [more]

US close: Markets decline after Fed statement as oil prices sink

Wed, 28 January 2015

US stocks slid on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve's policy-making committee reiterated it plans to remain patient and watch the data as it decides when to raise interest rates. The Dow Jones Indu... [more]

Facebook earnings and revenue top analysts' estimates

Wed, 28 January 2015

An increase in mobile usage and ad revenues saw Facebook post better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. On Wednesday, the social media giant reported net income of $701m up from $523m in the corre... [more]

Europe close: Stocks little changed ahead of FOMC rate decision

Wed, 28 January 2015

European stocks were little changed ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision. The Federal Open Market Committee releases its policy statement after European markets close. The US central ... [more]

KCG to sell Hotspot to BATS Global Markets for $365m

Wed, 28 January 2015

Financial services provider KCG has agreed to sell its FX trading division, KCG Hotspot, to BATS Global Markets for $365m. Under the agreement, which is expected to be completed in the second quarter ... [more]

H&M posts strong interim results thanks to "well-received" collections

Wed, 28 January 2015

High-street retailer H&M said 2014 was a "very good year" for the business as sales in constant currencies increased by 14%. The group said the new collections for all brands were well-received. In t... [more]

FXCM to forgive clients who incurred in losses after SNB's decision

Wed, 28 January 2015

Foreign exchange market broker FXCM will forgive approximately 90% of its client who suffered losses as a result of the Swiss National Bank's (SNB) decision to remove its currency cap on the franc. On... [more]

US open: Stocks gain on Apple earnings, while investors await Fed's decision

Wed, 28 January 2015

US stocks edged forward on Wednesday, as the Nasdaq reaped the benefits of strong earnings from Apple. Just after 10:00 in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 72.12 points to 17,459.33 (... [more]

US pre-open: Futures point to upbeat open, as investors wait on Fed and Facebook

Wed, 28 January 2015

US stock futures pointed to an upbeat session on Wednesday, as concerns over corporate earnings weighed on sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is expected to open 45 points higher than Tuesday... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks little changed on German confidence data, Greek concerns

Wed, 28 January 2015

European stocks were little changed as investors weighed an increase in German consumer confidence and concerns over Greece. GfK's forward-looking sentiment index for Europe's biggest economy increase... [more]

Fed preview: no policy move expected, yet statement change 'guaranteed'

Wed, 28 January 2015

Though market experts do not widely expect large adjustments to the language in the Federal Reserve's (Fed) monetary policy statement on Wednesday, they will be watching for hints on the timing of fut... [more]

Asia: Most stocks higher, China slides following poor industrial data

Wed, 28 January 2015

Asian stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision in the US. The Nikkei-225 was up 0.15% helped by a weaker yen. The Japanese currency weakened against the do... [more]

Apple Watch launch set for April 2015, says CEO Tim Cook

Wed, 28 January 2015

The Apple Watch will be available to the mass population in April according to chief executive officer (CEO) Tim Cook. "Development for Apple Watch is right on schedule," he revealed on Tuesday night.... [more]

Europe open: Stocks little changed as German consumer confidence improves

Wed, 28 January 2015

European stocks were little changed as a report showed German consumer confidence rose more than expected in February. GfK's forward-looking sentiment index for Europe's biggest economy increased to 9... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
easyJet 1,876.00 6.17 17:00
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,033.00 3.82 17:10
Diageo 2,022.50 3.08 17:10
Barratt Developments 470.40 2.77 17:00
Taylor Wimpey 137.60 2.46 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fresnillo 862.50 -5.22 17:00
Royal Dutch Shell 'B' 2,138.00 -4.89 17:08
Royal Dutch Shell 'A' 2,057.00 -4.34 17:08
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,420.00 -2.95 17:10
Glencore 250.00 -2.93 17:09