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New York Market: Stocks set for smallest gain in five years

WITH little more than a month left in 1999, the US stock market is on track for its smallest annual gain since 1994. The broadest measure of US stocks, the Wilshire 5,000 Index, is up 16 per cent for the year, and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, the benchmark for professional investors, has risen 15 per cent.

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New York Market: Nasdaq rally wrong-foots the experts

CONFOUNDING strategists who had predicted a lull before the year- end, the Nasdaq Composite index hit 3,000 last Tues- day and kept climbing. Investors said they expect the rally to continue into next year.

Nasdaq to launch exchange in Europe

NASDAQ, the US stock exchange specialising in technology stocks, has unveiled plans to launch in Europe in a move that challenges Europe's existing exchanges and would create the world's first 24-hour stock market.

Outlook: London embraces the global stock trading future

IT IS not Gavin Casey's fault, but while the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange has been faffing around trying to forge alliances and mergers with Europe's other national bourses, the world has moved on and now shows every sign of ignoring him completely in charging towards the ultimate goal of global stock trading.

Nasdaq to unveil new European exchange

FRANK ZARB, the chairman of Nasdaq, the American hi-tech stock market, is expected to unveil plans for a new European stock exchange in London today.

Nasdaq soars past 3,000 level

THE NASDAQ composite index soared through the 3,000 mark yesterday, as the market celebrated the revival in strength of the computer and chip sector. In early afternoon trading the index stood up 43.46 points at 3,011.11, after hitting 3,014.84 in the morning.

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Everyone expected Freeserve to slow down, but do we really want to see it fail?

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New York market: Analysts predict market decline despite rally

SO much for the broad rally in US stocks. The number of stocks declining each day on the New York Stock Exchange has exceeded the advancing issues for most of the past three months, and the average stock in the Nasdaq is down 32 per cent from its peak of the past year.

Outlook: Hi-tech exchanges

Outlook

London Stock Exchange to launch rival to Nasdaq

THE LONDON Stock Exchange is poised to launch a technology market modelled on America's highly successful Nasdaq market and the more recent German Neuer Markt.

Workplace founders pocket pounds 3m each

THE THREE founders of Workplace Technologies, the network services group, yesterday received multi-million pound payouts after the business was acquired for pounds 81m by NTL, the Nasdaq-listed company poised to become Britain's largest cable operator.

Corgi drives safely into American hands

CORGI CLASSICS, maker of the miniature metal cars that are one of the UK's best-loved collectibles, is set to become the latest home- grown toy business bought out by a US-listed rival.

Outlook: Freeserve float

IF YOU ARE looking for reassurance about the Freeserve flotation, don't read the prospectus, published last night. This contains a record breaking, at least by UK standards, eleven pages of financial health warnings, as well as an extra half-page "cautionary note regarding forward looking statements; market data".
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