The Dow Jones suffered its biggest fall for more than six months amid market jitters about slower worldwide economic growth.
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Wednesday 28 December 2011
World stock markets fell today, with trading thinned by year-end holidays and mixed economic news out of the US and Japan.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
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.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
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).
Saturday 06 August 2011
Saturday 06 August 2011
Take your hand, you wanted to say, away from your mouth.
Thursday 28 July 2011
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.
Saturday 16 July 2011
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.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
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.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Traded fine wine prices rose 3.7 per cent in February, according to the Bordeaux Index, continuing the asset's strong start to 2011.
Sunday 17 October 2010
Wednesday 29 September 2010
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.
Thursday 09 September 2010
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
Friday 06 August 2010
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.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
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.
Thursday 27 May 2010
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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