The Japanese economy powered forward by an upwardly revised 1 per cent in the first quarter of the year, reflecting the impact of the Tokyo government's reflationary drive.
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Friday 30 December 2011
A tumultuous year for stock markets ended today with the FTSE 100 Index down nearly 6% in 2011 - but investors may be thankful the decline was not worse.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
Asian stock markets fell today as criticism by ratings agencies sparked scepticism about a historic European Union plan to fix a massive debt crisis by binding member economies closer together.
Thursday 10 November 2011
Setbacks in Europe's efforts to isolate a debt crisis before it blows up into an all-out recession sent Asian stock markets tumbling today.
Friday 17 June 2011
Samsonite International, the world's biggest luggage maker, fell 7.7 per cent in its debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange yesterday, underscoring tepid investor appetite for initial public offerings as global markets struggle.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Japanese stocks rebounded today, recovering some of the massive losses sustained the last two days following a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Friday 11 February 2011
The Hong Kong stock exchange said it would consider international alliances yesterday after rivals Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext, and the London and Toronto exchanges, announced tie-up plans.
Saturday 30 October 2010
So he's back! Think Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam is worried?
If he's not worried, he's in for some trouble. AIA – the business Mr Thiam tried and failed to buy – yesterday made its debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with Mr Tucker as its chairman and chief executive. Hong Kong's biggest float, it couldn't have gone much better with the shares rising sharply in value. Mr Tucker, in other words, has started with a bang.
Saturday 24 January 2009
Friday 24 October 2008
Oil fell below $64 a barrel today, to new 16-month lows, as gloom about a global economic downturn took the steam out of an Opec agreement to cut output by 1.5 million barrels a day.
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