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Only a substantial intervention by the German government can stop the collapse of the country’s largest lender, according to one analyst.


U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs has lowered its forecast for the price of oil price.


Money and credit growth in the U.S. has now become inflationary and is encouraging another bubble in stock markets, according to an economist.


German lender Deutsche Bank sounded an optimistic tone Friday, despite its shares suffering their worst day since late June.

Markets react to Fed minutes

U.S. sovereign bond prices were higher Tuesday, after being closed Monday for the July 4 holiday, resuming a strong “safe-haven” bid as global equities fell lower.

Saudis declaring victory

Saudi Arabia confirmed on Monday that it planned to sell a stake of its state oil giant Saudi Aramco which was expected to be valued at more than $2 trillion.


Policymakers at the U.S. Federal Reserve are in danger of failing to see the real path of inflation rates, according to new research by Pimco.

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 24, 2014.

It’s been a record week of selling for global stock markets, but you won’t have seen many professional investors panic-selling.


Are you feeling clueless? Has the seven-year bull run in equities left you feeling nervy in the face of a potential rate hike in the U.S. and weakening growth in China? You are not alone. The results of a client survey released by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse on Thursday highlighted that global investors were …

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After a few sessions of relative stability, risk aversion returned in a big way to China’s stocks Tuesday with the Shanghai and the Shenzhen Composite both down 6 percent by the end of the session.

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The downsides of ultra-loose monetary policy have returned to focus this month, following comments from the likes of BlackRock’s Laurence Fink and European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. Speaking to CNBC over the weekend from the International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meeting, Draghi said that the ECB’s low interest rates and newly introduced quantitative easing …

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Despite recent soft data, the U.S. house building market will recover to its former glory at a slow and steady pace, according to the chief financial officer of the world’s largest brick maker. The U.S. Commerce Department reported last week that housing starts in the country had fallen to their lowest level in a year …

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The European Central Bank’s (ECB) started its massive 60 billion euro-a-month ($66.3 billion) bond-buying program on Monday with analysts arguing over the effect this would have on the world’s fixed income markets. As soon as the start was announced last Thursday, yields on bonds across Europe shot lower – with bond yields and prices having an …

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It might not be on Penny Lane, but Beatles fans have a chance to snap up a genuine piece of rock and roll real estate next week, as Paul McCartney’s childhood home comes to auction. Located at 72, Western Avenue, in Speke, southeast Liverpool, the modest three-bedroom terraced house will be sold at an auction …


Oil prices rallied again Tuesday, with producers announcing spending cuts that added to a slew of positive factors helping to drive the commodity higher. U.S. crude climbed more than $1.50 a barrel on Tuesday and was trading above $51 a barrel by 12:30 p.m GMT (7:30 a.m. EST). Brent crude for March delivery opened at …