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Jul 10, 2014

Stocks Fall Amid Worries in Europe

Some troubling economic data from around the world is pushing stocks down sharply...

Jul 02, 2014

Solid Chinese Data Drive Global Rallies

Financial markets from Hong Kong to New York are getting a lift from upbeat economic data out of China that is bolstering the outlook for global growth... #China #Hong Kong

Jun 27, 2014

European Markets Head for First Weekly Drop Since April

Middle East turmoil and subdued economic data left European stocks facing the first week of losses since early April, nudging gold to a two-month high... #China #Hong Kong

Jun 23, 2014

European Markets Slide on Weak French Data

Weak French economic data overshadowed the latest sign that China's economic growth is back on track, putting pressure on European stocks... #China #Hong Kong

Jul 11, 2014

Economists cut U.S. growth forecast, expect spending to slow

U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter. A survey by the National Association of Business Economics,... #China #Hong Kong

Jul 10, 2014

Consultants: Big-time corporate deals on the horizon

More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions can be expected during the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing. That's the conclusion of business consulting firm EY, which says the value of take... #Comcast #Time Warner Inc. #DirecTV Group #Allergan, Inc. #Facebook

Jul 10, 2014

Unemployment applications in U.S. fall to 304,000 in past week

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said ... #Comcast #Time Warner Inc. #DirecTV Group #Allergan, Inc. #Facebook

Jun 30, 2014

Mergers, acquisitions across globe at highest level in 7 years

Investor support for large acquisitions and a desire to trump rivals in consolidating markets have led chief executives to strike big transactions so far in 2014, raising year-to-date global deal volumes to their highest level in seven years. Corpora... #Comcast #Goldman Sachs #Pfizer Inc. #Thomson Reuters #General Electric

Jul 02, 2014

Small businesses are the UK's greatest advantage we must help them look overseas

Giving small businesses the skills, knowhow and connections to sell beyond the UK will be key to Britain's economic fightback After weathering the recession, recent data suggests the British economy is finally mounting a sustained recovery. While GDP... #Comcast #Goldman Sachs #Pfizer Inc. #Thomson Reuters #General Electric

Jun 26, 2014

U.S. unemployment applications drop despite economic slowdown

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, the latest evidence that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn't caused employers to cut jobs. Weekly unemployment benefit applications fell 2,000 to a seasonally ad... #Comcast #Goldman Sachs #Pfizer Inc. #Thomson Reuters #General Electric