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Don’t cry for Aberdeen Asset Management but Argentina’s currency issues sent it falling yesterday.

Google acquires photo-editing site

Google acquired online photo-editing site Picnik, as the web search leader continues with a deal binge includes three acquisitions in about three weeks.

Morgan Stanley hired to help France's SNCF buy UK's Arriva

SNCF, the French national rail operator run by Guillaume Pepys, has hired Morgan Stanley to plot the tactics for its tilt at Ftse 250 transport group Arriva.

Wall Street bonuses rise despite promises of deferral

Morgan Stanley and Bank of America results disappoint stock market

Market Report: PartyGaming rises as market turns south

The online gambling group PartyGaming firmed up last night, attracting interest on the view that the run of weakness caused by co-founder Anurag Dikshit's move to offload the majority of his stake had gone too far.

Big increase in number of Down's pregnancies

Decision of women to have children later in life behind rise

Morgan Stanley $757m in the black after months of losses

Wall Street resurgence behind recovery but property dealings struggle

Market Report: Game trades higher on buy-back hopes

The prospect of buy-backs lured the punters into Game, the video games retailer, which rose with the wider market last night.

US investors pin hopes on key results season

The US stock market is flirting with 10,000 points on the Dow Jones industrial average as traders gear up for a slew of quarterly earnings results from the world's largest companies, which could show concrete evidence of a recovery in the global economy.

Amadeus plumps for Morgan

Amadeus, the online travel reservations giant, has lined up Morgan Stanley to handle a $12bn (£7.6bn) listing, while rival Travelport has lined up its banking team for a $2bn London flotation.

Credit Suisse brokers dropped by mining giant ENRC

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the Ftse 100 mining giant, has replaceds one of its corporate brokers, Credit Suisse, with Morgan Stanley.

Stephen Foley: Little change as Gorman joins Morgan

US Outlook: The appointment of James Gorman as chief executive of Morgan Stanley will provide no great cheer for the traders there, who look longingly at fat profits generated by Goldman Sachs and argue that Morgan Stanley, too, should juice its profits – and their bonuses – by taking on a bit more risk.

Gorman will succeed Mack as CEO of Morgan Stanley

John Mack will step down as CEO of Morgan Stanley in January but remain as chairman, having navigated guided the bank through the stormiest period for the US financial industry since the 1930s.

Do the markets know something we don't?

The FTSE 100 is on the verge of a record today. James Moore and Nikhil Kumar ask why

Morgan Stanley raises bonuses amid Wall Street 'war for staff'

Staff payments soar despite fall in revenue

FSA bans another Morgan Stanley trader

The Financial Services Authority yesterday fined and banned a senior trader at Morgan Stanley for improper conduct, the third employee to fall foul of the regulator this month.

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Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
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Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
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New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

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