Stock Markets

Global Markets Fall Over Syria Intervention Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Fears of western military intervention in Syria have put the frighteners on investors, leading to a global stock market tumble. British investor ji...

Money Markets In Turmoil Again

PA | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Turbulence on global stock markets has continued amid concerns over an end to economic stimulus in the United States and an unfolding credit crunch in...

Cyprus Savings Raid Hits The Markets

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Stock markets fell sharply on Monday amid fears that an unprecedented levy on bank deposits in Cyprus will plunge Europe back into crisis. There ha...

European Stock Markets Open Down, Asian Markets Record Losses

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK

European markets open down, as Asian markets record heavy losses following a sell-off on Wall Street after Fitch warns of mass eurozone downgrades. ...

Spanish Debt Turns Global Markets Jittery

PA | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK

Rising fears about Spain's economy combined with worries that growth is slowing in the US triggered a sell-off on world markets on Tuesday. Spain's...

European Markets Shrug Off S&P Downgrades, German Sentiment Jumps

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK

European markets appeared to shrug off a rash of downgrades by the rating agency Standard & Poor's on Tuesday, as improvements in Germany's economic s...

France And Austria Downgraded From AAA Rating

PA/Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK

The rating agency Standard & Poors (S&P) has downgraded the sovereign ratings of France and Austria from AAA in a move that highlighted the fragility ...

Italy Sees Cost Of Borrowing Fall Out Of 'Danger Zone'

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

Italy saw its cost of long-term borrowing fall slightly in an auction on Thursday morning. The country sold €2.5bn (£2.1bn) worth of 10-year bonds ...

Eurozone Crisis Live Blog: Cracks In The Plan Start To Show

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK

The main headlines in the UK on Thursday morning suggest that Britain is looking to continue with its blocking strategy on EU reform by reaching out t...

Stocks, The Euro And Italy Hammered As Markets Wait For The Bazooka

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK

European stocks took a hammering on Wednesday, as hopes began to wane that the European Central Bank (ECB) would be given a license to expand its bond...

After The Calm, The Storm - European Markets Lose Faith

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK

European stock markets reversed sharply on Monday as doubts began to set in about the sweeping reforms agreed at Friday's EU summit. Bank stocks - ...

Liquid Investments: City Grandee Buys Into 'Goldman Sachs Of Wine'

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

With the eurozone crisis making stock markets volatile, and with safe haven assets, such as gold, already exorbitant, it is hardly surprising that inv...

Global Bank Action Sees Short-Lived Rally In Stocks, But Italy Concerns Remain

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK

European markets have been trading flat on Thursday, after a brief but dramatic rally on Wednesday as the world's central banks took coordinated actio...

Markets Jump As World Central Banks Announce Coordinated Action

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

The world's major central banks have announced coordinated action to provide banks with dollars in a bid to ease the global money supply and stave off...

Eurozone Growth Forecasts Slashed As Italy Crisis Threatens To Spiral

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Eurozone growth forecasts were slashed on Thursday as the sovereign debt crisis entered a dangerous new phase. Markets are on tenterhooks as Italy...

Asian Stocks Drop After Bleak Day In London And New York

www.businessweek.com | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK

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Strong End To Trading After Torrid Week On The Markets

PA | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A strong finish to trading in London and New York has capped the end of a turbulent week for the world's stock markets. New Yo...

Investors Should Think Carefully Before Bailing out now

Richard Hunter | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics
Richard Hunter

The extraordinary swings in global markets over the last week or so were typified by yesterday's extreme movements - the FTSE100 spent most of the morning up 100 points, before dropping back 40 and then rallying again and more. In the US Dow futures fluctuated over a 300 point range before the open.

Stocks Suffer In US And Europe As Investors Get Jitters

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Stock markets in Europe and the US have tumbled again, a day after a Federal Reserve pledge to keep extremely low interest rates ...

Stock Markets Rally After US Central Bank Intervenes

Posted 09.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Global stock markets are rallying after moves by the US central bank to give a boost to its struggling economy. The Federal Re...

Panic Spreads To Europe - FTSE Down Nearly 3% In Early Trading

PA | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- London's leading shares index has sustained more heavy losses as the turmoil engulfing world markets shows no signs of easing. ...