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

Market Report: Footsie quick to follow Dow Jones into ragged retreat

The spectre of higher interest rates returned to haunt shares. Early gains were wiped out as the stock market took fright at the sight of New York once again in flight.

Dow Jones vows to fight pounds 139m libel damages

The Dow Jones Company, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, is vowing to fight back after being slapped with record-breaking libel damages of $222.7m (pounds 139m) arising from an article about a now-defunct Texas bond firm.

BUNHILL : Even gurus can lose their way

I HAVE been talking to Colin Coulson-Thomas, a "management guru" who has just written a book called The Future of the Organisation (which I haven't read, but I'm sure it's very good).

Grey market foreshadows a volatile debut for Centrica

MARKET REPORT

Turmoil at Dow Jones as share price flags

The US financial information group is facing a revolt over spending on Telerate, writes David Usborne in New York

Stock Market Week: Reuters' share price signals tougher competition and sales slowdown

Never bet against the stock market is a City adage which few dedicated followers of shares are prepared to challenge. It often displays an uncanny knack of predicting a company's fortunes.

Gripping yarn that was out of this world

People & Business

Market Report: Rumours surround Reuters as Footsie romps ahead

Rumours of a big wire service merger were almost submerged in the excitement over the digital television alliance.

Is Henry Kissinger your dream date?

PETER YORK ON ADS; No 150: THE ECONOMIST

Heavenly

When is Uranus really bad news?

Playboy Channel costs keep Flextech in the red

Flextech, the pay-television programme packager, continued to post losses in the first half of 1996, due to high start-up costs at the Playboy Channel and a disappointing performance at European Business News, which it jointly owns with Dow Jones, the financial publisher.

Energy shares in new setback

The meltdown in British Energy shares continued unabated yesterday as Labour claimed that the company knew it would have to close two of its eight nuclear reactors ten days before the announcement was made public.

Dow roller-coaster shakes markets

As Americans flocked to see the movie Independence Day, the spectre of a crash on Wall Street hovered over the world's financial markets yesterday. Shares in London and elsewhere fell sharply as the US stockmarket continued the steep decline that began over the Fourth of July weekend.

100 years of hard living

The Dow Jones celebrates its centenary today. Paul Farrelly charts a dramatic history

City ready for share plunge

The City is bracing itself for a stock market plunge when trading gets under way today in the wake of Friday's 171-point dive on Wall Street. But the general belief is that a likely fall will be limited to about 50 points being wiped off the value of the FTSE index of the UK's top 100 companies, coming after a 48-point fall on Friday.
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'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

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Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

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Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
Euro 2016: Chris Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference