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


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Dow Jones jumps as US cuts rates by 0.25%

US MARKETS leapt upwards yesterday as the Federal Reserve signalled that its first rise in interest rates for two years might not be followed by any more imminent increases.

Dow to beat FTSE to multinationals index

DOW JONES, the US stock-market index provider, is set to beat its UK arch-rival FTSE International in the race to launch the world's first index of multinational companies.

Liffe steps up battle with new European stock indices

THE LONDON International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe) yesterday stepped up the battle with its Continental rivals with the launch of a series of contract-based pan-European stock indices.

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AS NATO'S assault in the Balkans intensified yesterday, in New York history of a much happier kind was made. For the first time, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above the mythical 10,000 mark after soaring nearly 2 per cent.

Personal Finance: Last Tuesday, without any fanfare, a dream came true on Wall Street

BLINK AND you might have missed it. It made few headlines. But it was certainly an event I would not have missed for the world. Last Tuesday the Dow Jones Industrial Average teetered through 10,000 for the first time. As landmarks on the road to prosperity go, it was not greeted with much of a fanfare. To old hands like me it seemed like a dream come true.

Market Report: Footsie unmoved by the Dow celebrations

ONLY A few months ago the sight of the Dow Jones Average riding above 10,000 points would have given Footsie cause for celebration.

Market Report: Footsie goes along for the ride as Dow Jones soars

THE FTSE 100 yesterday resembled a passenger being driven at high speed in a sports car. The Dow Jones index was firmly in the driving seat, soaring away after a benign set of employment figures.

Dow Jones launches new index for Net stocks

INVESTORS WANTING to track the boom in electronic commerce have a new tool. Dow Jones, the US financial information services group, yesterday introduced a new index to track Internet stocks, and the Chicago Board Options exchange will launch an index option based on it.

Leading Article: We must reject the siren calls of the new protectionists

WHEN AMERICAN triumphalists proclaim the success of their `Goldilocks' economy, neither too hot nor too cold, they should pause to reflect that their bowl of porridge sits on the same table as the bowls the uninvited guest has rejected. If Goldilocks tasted the Japanese mixture, for example, she would find it had been stone-cold for some years. The south Asian gruel has been badly burnt and now the Brazilian porridge is sticking to the bottom.

Around the World's Markets: New York

US STOCKS fell for a third day, led by banks on concern that Brazil's currency devaluation will infect other economies and damage the earnings of companies that do business in Latin America.

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Can the top US business daily cut it in Europe?

It's been a swell party, but it may be drawing to a close

The United States has just ended one of the most prosperous, happiest years in its history

World Markets: New York

US STOCKS fell as investors found no reason to buy after eight days of gains in the Dow Jones. The Dow average fell 46.34 to 9,274.64, after gaining 530 points since 16 December.
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