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    1. February 6, 2010

      US data send out mixed message as 1m more jobs lost

      The US unemployment rate fell to a five-month low of 9.7 per cent in January, even as revisions to earlier data showed the...

    2. February 6, 2010

      US jobs data show mixed picture

      Anyone looking for clarity about the direction of the US labour market will have been disappointed by the mixed picture in...

    1. February 5, 2010

      US jobs data show mixed picture

      Anyone looking for clarity about the direction of the US labour market will have been disappointed by the mixed picture in...

    2. December 18, 2008

      Equities subdued despite Fed's drastic rate cut

      US government bonds soared and the dollar came under intense pressure yesterday as investors considered the implications of...

    3. December 17, 2008

      Overview: Equities subdued despite Fed’s drastic rate cut

      US government bonds soared and the dollar came under intense pressure on Wednesday as investors considered the implications...

    4. November 26, 2008

      Unease resurfaces despite boost for US banks

      Stock markets in Europe and the US rose modestly yesterday, following Monday's big gains, as investors digested fresh US...

    5. November 25, 2008

      Overview: Unease resurfaces despite US banks aid

      Stock markets in Europe and the US lacked momentum on Tuesday, following Monday’s big gains, as investors digested fresh US...

    6. November 5, 2008

      Three-year note heads US Treasury debt sale

      The US Treasury said on Wednesday it would sell $55bn in new debt next week, led by the return of the three-year note. The...

    7. November 1, 2008

      Volatility reigns as rate cuts end torrid October

      Volatile trading characterised the final week of a torrid month for investors in equities, currencies, bonds and commodities...

    8. October 31, 2008

      Overview: Volatility reigns as rate cuts end torrid October

      Volatile trading characterised the final week of a torrid month for investors in equities, currencies, bonds and commodities...

    9. October 4, 2008

      Markets' most volatile week since crunch began

      World markets endured their most volatile week since the credit crunch began more than a year ago, as lending between...

    10. October 3, 2008

      Overview: Most volatile week since crunch began

      World markets endured their most volatile week since the credit crunch began more than a year ago, as lending between...

    11. September 6, 2008

      Investors take cover as bears gain upper hand

      Financial markets were rocked this week from mounting worries about the global economy, increasing concerns over the health...

    12. September 5, 2008

      Overview: Investors take cover as bears return

      Financial markets were rocked this week from mounting worries about the global economy, increasing concerns over the health...

    13. June 26, 2008

      Volatile trading after Fed leaves rates at 2%

      There was volatile trading in US Treasury bonds, equities and the dollar yesterday after the Federal Reserve expressed...

    14. June 25, 2008

      Overview: Equities rally as Fed holds rates

      There was volatile trading in US Treasury bonds, equities and the dollar on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve expressed...

    15. May 29, 2008

      Long-dated US bond yields approach high

      Long-term US Treasury yields approached their highest levels since the start of the year yesterday, which will keep...

    16. May 29, 2008

      Investors focus on oil and favourable US data

      Oil provided the main driving force in financial markets yesterday as crude prices suffered a hefty slide before staging a...

    17. May 28, 2008

      Long-dated US bond yields approach highs

      Long-term US Treasury yields approached their highest levels since the start of the year on Wednesday, which will keep...

    18. May 28, 2008

      Overview: Investors focus on oil and US data

      Oil provided the main driving force in financial markets on Wednesday as crude prices suffered a hefty slide before staging...

    19. May 1, 2008

      Uncertainty continues ahead of Fed decision

      Uncertainty continued to reign in financial markets yesterday as investors awaited a crucial interest rate announcement...

    20. April 9, 2008

      Equity and credit markets rally hits the buffers

      The recent rally in global equity and credit markets juddered to a halt yesterday as investors focused on the mounting...

    21. April 9, 2008

      Equity and credit markets rally hits the buffers

      The recent rally in global equity and credit markets juddered to a halt yesterday as investor focus returned to the...

    22. April 8, 2008

      Overview: Slowdown in housing drags equities down

      The recent rally in global equity and credit markets juddered to a halt on Tuesday as investors focused on the mounting...

    23. April 3, 2008

      Investors remain hopeful that the worst is over

      Global equities maintained their upward momentum yesterday as investors brushed aside unsettling comments from Ben...

    24. March 13, 2008

      Fed must try harder to secure better report card

      Like a demanding teacher, the report card from the markets says that the Federal Reserve must try harder. The central...

    25. March 12, 2008

      Fed must try harder to restore confidence

      Like a demanding teacher, the report card from the markets says that the Federal Reserve must try harder. The central bank’s...

    26. February 21, 2008

      Jump in prices raises worry of US stagflation

      Prices in the US rose at an unexpectedly rapid rate last month, figures showed yesterday, raising fears that the world's...

    27. February 6, 2008

      Harbingers of recession leave investors nervous

      US and European stock markets tumbled and government bonds surged yesterday as further evidence of economic slowdown...

    28. February 6, 2008

      Harbingers of recession leave investors nervous

      US and European stock markets tumbled and government bonds surged yesterday as further evidence of economic slowdown...

    29. February 6, 2008

      Harbingers of recession leave investors nervous

      US and European stock markets tumbled and government bonds surged yesterday as further evidence of economic slowdown...

    30. February 5, 2008

      Overview: Equities tumble as ISM fuels recession fears

      US and European stock markets tumbled and government bonds surged on Tuesday as further evidence of economic slowdown...

    31. February 2, 2008

      Investors seek comfort in a swirl of US data

      Global equity markets saw more wild swings this week as investors reacted to a mixed batch of US economic data, another...

    32. February 1, 2008

      Overview: Investors seek comfort in mixed US data

      Global equity markets saw more wild swings this week as investors reacted to a mixed batch of US economic data, another...

    33. January 31, 2008

      Tough call on Fed rate decision sparks caution

      Uncertainty over whether the Federal Reserve would continue on its path of aggressive interest rate cuts made for another...

    34. December 8, 2007

      Reassuring data and rate cuts help lift spirits

      Reassuring US jobs figures, a White House agreement to freeze rates on some subprime mortgages and interest rate cuts in...

    35. December 8, 2007

      Reassuring data and rate cuts help lift spirits

      Reassuring US jobs figures, a White House agreement to freeze rates on some subprime mortgages and interest rate cuts in...

    36. December 7, 2007

      Global overview: Equities enjoy more gains

      Reassuring US jobs figures, a White House agreement to freeze rates on some subprime mortgages and interest rate cuts in the...

    37. November 15, 2007

      Investors remain wary despite upbeat US data

      Uncertainty remained the key theme in financial markets yesterday as investors digested mixed economic data and heard some...

    38. October 6, 2007

      Increased belief in prospects for US economy

      Growing confidence in the outlook for the US economy helped drive global equities to fresh highs this week and relieved...

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