LONDON - Last Thursday morning investors queued around the block to buy the bonds of recent defaulter Greece, and by the end of the day were selling U.S. tech stocks furiously.
PARIS - One is a balding, bespectacled safe-pair-of-hands known for his negotiating skills; the other a firebrand orator of the French left who made his name riling big business, Brussels and Berlin.
NEW YORK - Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial author Michael Lewis, but there may be a more serious threat to investors: the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges.
HOUSTON/NEW YORK - High-yielding energy partnerships have lured billions in capital from investors in the past few years and the returns have often matched or beaten expectations.
PARIS - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen humbled France's establishment with a powerful showing in local elections. Now comes the hard part: proving her party can improve everyday life in the gritty, problem-ridden towns it will run.
LONDON - Britain's economy is likely to weather the year-long rise in the pound even if some policymakers are worried that a further strengthening of the currency could hurt exports and frustrate a more sustainable recovery.
WARSAW/MOSCOW - Elektrobudowa, a Polish firm that builds power plants, is interested in buying its partner out of a Russian company they jointly own, but there is a problem: the partner firm is owned by a pro-Moscow Crimean politician on the EU's sanctions list.
LONDON - Five years after Lehman Brothers' seismic bust and just two years after euro member Greece defaulted, the concept of being too big or too strategic to fail is alive and well.
LONDON - Greece could be on the verge of making one of the fastest market comebacks of a defaulted sovereign ever recorded.
- A quarter-century after the fall of the Soviet Union, authoritarian rulers such as Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad are showing they can and will defy international norms, suppress dissent and use military force. American policymakers are struggling with how to respond.
Europe Market Reports
Americas Market Reports
- U.S.: US STOCKS-Wall St to rise after Chinese data, Yahoo up on Alibaba
- Brazil: STXNEWS LATAM-Brazil's Aegea seeks to become publicly listed company
- Canada: CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open higher as China data reassures investors
- Chile: STXNEWS LATAM-Chile's SQM plummets, trading halted after potash shakeup
- Mexico: Mexican stocks fall back from over 8-month high
Asia/Pacific Market Reports
- Gold: PRECIOUS-Gold steadies above $1,300, supported by Ukraine crisis
- Oil Report: Scottish GDP growth hampered by refinery strike in late 2013
- British Pound Report: Sterling marches towards recent peaks on buoyant UK data
- US Dollar Report: FOREX-Yen falls on Japan pension fund comments, sterling jumps
- Unemployment plunges to five-year low, pay grows
- Separatists fly Russian flag over Ukrainian armoured vehicles |
- Tesco to step up price cuts as CEO defies pressure to quit |
- Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes - coastguard
- Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site
- Egyptian court jails 119 Mursi supporters
- Russia mulls lawsuit against United States in WTO over sanctions
- Starbucks to move Europe base to London, pay more UK tax
- Ocean floor search for missing Malaysia plane cut short again |
- Persimmon says housing demand picking up across Britain