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FT.com - Financial Markets News
- Stocks jump after robust US jobs data
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:17:53 GMT
SP 500 regains 1,800 even as analysts warn a sharp rise in non-farm payrolls in November increases the chance of an early Federal Reserve taper move
- JC Penney hit by SEC request on finances
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:12:36 GMT
US retailers, led by JC Penney, disappoint amid stronger overall market that received a boost from strong-than-expected jobs report
- Markets warm to Fed after taper tantrums
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:10:55 GMT
Somehow, in the last three months, stock investors have convinced themselves that they can deal with the Fed starting to taper off QE
- WTI crude oil climbs on strong US data
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:58:31 GMT
The transatlantic spread is a key indicator of profitability for US and European refineries for which the cost of crude supply is crucial
BBC Business News
- Energy firms seek help on price cuts
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:14:20 GMT
Two of the biggest energy firms, EDF and British Gas, call for more government co-operation amid a backlash over rising prices.
- VIDEO: Working households in poverty
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:27:35 GMT
More working households were living in poverty in the UK last year than non-working ones - for the first time, a charity has reported.
- Greece sees end of recession in 2014
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:22:32 GMT
Greek lawmakers pass the 2014 budget, which predicts a return to growth after six straight years of painful recession.
- Huge pro-EU protest in Ukraine
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:45:58 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians gather in Kiev, intensifying pressure on the government over its refusal to sign a deal on closer EU ties.
- Venezuela local polls test Maduro
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:31:21 GMT
People in Venezuela have begun voting in municipal elections seen as a crucial test for President Nicolas Maduro.
- Men freed after 'slavery' raids
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:24:26 GMT
Three men, all believed to be victims of slavery, are rescued following a series of raids in the Bristol area.
- GB women win cross country title
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:22:30 GMT
Gemma Steel wins individual silver and Great Britain's women's team take gold at the European Cross Country Championships.