The Dow Jones suffered its biggest fall for more than six months amid market jitters about slower worldwide economic growth.

World markets hit by US and Japan economic news

World stock markets fell today, with trading thinned by year-end holidays and mixed economic news out of the US and Japan.

World stocks rise amid Europe deal hopes

World stocks rose today amid growing optimism that European leaders will approve aggressive plans by the end of the week to rescue the region from a debt crisis that has rocked financial markets for months.

MPC member rejects call to print more money

The Bank of England does not need to print more money to support the economy, according to David Miles, a dovish member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

I'm worried about the economy – and my job

The trader's view

Christina Patterson: Sometimes it's so bad that you can't just blame the politicians

Take your hand, you wanted to say, away from your mouth.

NOTW staff offered new job – in Siberia

Staff at the News of the World, who may have thought they had hit rock bottom when their company told them their newspaper was "toxic" and closed it, have been shocked again by the offer of work... in Siberia.

Wapping payouts: £8.5m for departing executives

Five days after the News of the World rolled off the presses for the last time, Rebekah Brooks, the chief executive of its publisher News International, walked out of the company with a severance package estimated by senior colleagues at £3.5m.

Myler 'did not see' crucial emails in hacking inquiry

Colin Myler, the former editor of the News of the World who conducted the company's internal investigation into the extent of phone hacking at the newspaper, never saw crucial emails suggesting the practice was more widespread, it was claimed last night.

Fine wine trading prices continue to beat FTSE

Traded fine wine prices rose 3.7 per cent in February, according to the Bordeaux Index, continuing the asset's strong start to 2011.

David Kuo: Shares across the ocean: How UK dances to US tune

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DMGT boosted by national ads rise

The newspaper and media group Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) posted a 2 per cent rise in underlying revenues in the 11 months to the end of August, as both its business-to-business operations and consumer media grew, helped by a gain in market share by its flagship Daily Mail newspaper.

Les Hinton

In the graphic accompanying today's article, ' Police to reopen phone hacking investigation as more witnesses emerge' (9 September 2010), we wrongly stated that Les Hinton had died in 2009. We are aware that he is very much alive and is the CEO of Dow Jones Company Inc. We regret our error and apologise to him.

California dreaming: Why an entrepreneur who wanted to build an LA-style Modernist pad took a leaner, greener route

Nigel Mitchell had a very particular kind of dream-home in his mind. For more than a decade, this Bath entrepreneur plotted to demolish his existing house on a site overlooking Bath, and build an ultra-Modernist home on the same site. But delays, legal disputes, and surging steel prices pushed the projected construction cost to more than £1m, and he was forced to think again.

Business Diary: Sending retailers the wrong signal

We bow to no one here in our admiration for Mary Portas – star of BBC2's Mary Queen of Shops – and her campaign for the protection of small, independent retailers deserves the nation's thanks. Still, did she not think the launch venues for her latest venture, the Mary Portas guide to successful retailing, which is aimed at the independent sector, were just a little bit curious? After all, the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield and the new Westfield project in east London are surely exactly the kind of chain-focused retail temples that have done the British high street so much damage.

Business Diary: Ferguson pleads poverty as he doles out advice

Good to see Niall Ferguson prepared to nail his colours to the mast in a Dow Jones interview, advising investors fleeing the market turmoil to invest in Swiss francs or countries such as Norway. Advice that is only slightly undermined by the historian's subsequent admission that he personally is "poor as a church mouse" and that his portfolio of real estate and debt "nets out to zero".

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