Stock Market Charts Coronavirus

Markets catch a cold as virus fears infect stock exchanges

THE Nikkei Index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange has taken a tumble over fears at the spread of coronavirus. The 4.5 percent slump — which...
UK currency, pound stering

The jingle of coins and the rustle of banknotes: noises of the past?

By Hal Williams IT’S A CONFUSING time for cash in Britain — maybe even crunch time in the run-up to the Budget. The roll-out of limited...

Credit Suisse chief steps down over bank’s corporate espionage scandal

CREDIT Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam has resigned after a boardroom battle over a corporate spying incident. Shares in Credit Suisse dropped four percent at news...
Navinder Sarao in court

Rogue trader’s abortive career ends with home detention order

A BRITISH stock market trader who caused a trillion-dollar crash on Wall Street in 2010 has been sentenced by an American court to a...
Toy Soldier in Middle East

Tepid growth forecast in World Bank’s 2020 report

THE WORLD Bank forecasts a slight increase in global economic growth for 2020. But the operative word is “slight”: the bank’s prediction is for expansion...
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World Bank believes e-commerce brings tangible rewards in China

E-COMMERCE can flourish in developing countries and in rural areas to create employment opportunities, according to research released by the World Bank and the...
Grain elevator

Energy exchange group acquires Nasdaq future and options business

ENERGY exchange EEX Group has announced an agreement with US-based Nasdaq Futures (NFX) to buy its futures and options exchange business. The German-based European Energy...
stock market charts software

Traders want fewer working hours at UK and European exchanges

By Hal Williams EVERY computer programme, algorithm and robot introduced to the workplace theoretically enhances efficiency and cuts the workload — but the real cut...
Mixed bank notes, pound, euro, dollar

IMF warns of debt ‘timebomb’ thanks to ‘cheap money’ borrowing policies

THE International Monetary Fund warns that low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that could become a “timebomb”. The...
Facebook Libra

Faltering Libra project is losing more traction

FACEBOOK’S Libra currency project appears to be close to dead in the water, with five major payments providers pulling out. The founding companies in the...