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Shares soar on China rate cut, ECB stimulus hopes

World stock markets and oil prices rallied following a surprise rate cut by China and as the European Central Bank indicated it would step up its asset purchase... Read Story

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US futures rise on China rate cut

US stock index futures rose on Friday, setting major indexes up for a fifth week of gains.

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European shares extend rally

European stocks extended an early rally on Friday morning, led by mining shares after China's cut interest rates.

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Wall Street flat after retail sales
November 14 2014 at 16:53

US stocks opened flat, with the S&P on track for a fourth straight weekly advance, after data on retail sales and ahead of a report on consumer sentiment.

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US futures little changed
November 14 2014 at 15:00

US stock index futures were little changed, with the S&P on track for a fourth straight weekly advance, ahead of data on consumer sentiment.

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‘No quick rebound in oil prices’
November 14 2014 at 12:14

The oil market has entered a new era with lower Chinese economic growth and booming US shale output.

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Rand slips as China puts brakes on imports
November 14 2014 at 10:46

The rand slipped against the US dollar as stronger than expected mining output failed to shield the South African currency from fears of a further slump in global commodity prices.

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Tokyo stocks close up
November 14 2014 at 11:28

Tokyo stocks rose 0.56 percent to a more than seven-year high, recovering earlier losses after the yen slid further against the dollar.

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Commodity stocks drag FTSE down
November 14 2014 at 11:31

Britain's top share index retreated from a six-week high, with commodity stocks losing ground following a further drop in prices of crude oil and industrial metals.

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France, Germany outpace European stocks
November 14 2014 at 11:34

French and German stocks outperformed skittish European indexes after data showed Germany narrowly avoided recession in the third quarter and France grew more than expected.

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Asian stocks dip after China’s soft data
November 14 2014 at 06:26

Asian stocks dipped on Friday following fresh signs of slowing Chinese growth.

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S&P flat as energy weighs
November 14 2014 at 06:24

The Dow industrials closed at a record high on Thursday, but the S&P 500 was little changed as energy shares tracked crude futures prices lower.

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Freetown banks factor Ebola into transactions
November 14 2014 at 05:07

Ebola has changed how banks in Sierra Leone greet customers, forcing branches to screen for the disease as lending falls, dollars are hoarded and Ecobank Transnational delays expansion plans.

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