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French market serves up a world record for its 50th birthday

Paris - France's Rungis market near Paris celebrated its 50th anniversary by throwing a giant banquet of record-breaking proportions, reserving its spot in the Guinness Book of Records.

Franco-Dutch tensions flare over control of Air France-KLM

Paris - A fight for influence over Air France-KLM erupted in a diplomatic spat between France and the Netherlands Wednesday, after Dutch authorities bought a major stake in the airline, then increased it, to stave off a suspected attempt to consolidate more op...

Bulls' last hurrah? Doubts follow latest US stocks dip

New York - Wall Street stocks were experiencing another rocky session on Tuesday, with technology shares especially volatile, as worries about higher interest rates and trade conflict threatened the multi-year bull market.

Cryptocurrency bitcoin marks 10 years

London - October 31, 2008 marked the birth of bitcoin. Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors.

Wall Street greets bitcoin with interest and worry

New York - Bitcoin may be the fraud of the century, depending on whom you believe, or it could be a gold mine for early adopters.

Weather in Canada leaves $3 billion worth of grain unharvested

Western Canadian grain farmers are warning the federal agriculture minister they may not be able to get this year’s multibillion-dollar crop in the bin because of continued snowfall in much of the Prairies.

Ghosts of Tsukiji: After 83 years, world's top fish market now empty shell

Apo - For 83 years, the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo was a head-spinning hive of activity.

'Domino effect' hits stocks as Trump slams Fed

London - A global stock market downturn worsened Thursday as investors, spooked by a plethora of economic woes, dumped shares that suddenly looked dangerously overvalued.

First tuna auction at Japan's 'new Tsukiji' market

Apo - The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji site closed the door on its 83-year history.

First tuna auction at Japan's 'new Tsukiji' market

Apo - The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji market closed the door on an 83-year history.

Poll surge for right-winger spurs Brazil markets

S - A jump in polling for a far-right politician leading the race for Brazil's presidency spurred financial markets on Tuesday as investors wagered his privatization-friendly policies could boost the flagging economy.

Argentine peso starts to recover after two days of crashes

Buenos Aires - Argentina's peso began to recover on Friday as markets opened, making a tiny 0.68 percent gain after losing 20 percent of its value against the dollar over the previous two days.

NYSE joins forces with Starbucks on bitcoin platform

New York - The New York Stock Exchange's parent company announced plans on Friday to launch a bitcoin trading platform and partner with Starbucks on a digital currency payment app.

Looking at the bigger picture of Facebook's stock plunge

On Thursday, Facebook experienced a 19 per cent decrease in shares, causing alarm bells nationally and internationally. Despite the significant drop, experts urge the public to look at the whole picture.

Defusing row, OPEC agrees to output rise

Vienna - OPEC energy ministers on Friday said they would be putting more oil onto the market to meet "extra demand", reaching a last-ditch compromise in a spat that pitted Saudi Arabia against archfoe Iran.

Argentina stock market plunges 8.33 percent

Buenos Aires - The Buenos Aires stock exchange plummeted more than 8.0 percent Monday, pulled down by sharp declines in energy and bank shares amid market volatility as Argentina seeks support from the IMF.The Merval Index dropped 8.

Stocks slide as Wall Street fears worsening US-China trade spat

New York - Wall Street was sharply lower at the open on Monday as the spiraling trade dispute between Beijing and Washington weighed on global stocks.

Netflix market value reaches $150 billion, exceeds Comcast

On Thursday, May 24, the streaming service Netflix ruled the entertainment world. The market value of Netflix soared over $150 billion.

Syrians flock to pop-up Ghouta markets after years under siege

Duma - Ahead of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, a market in Syria's ravaged Douma is drawing hundreds who can finally afford food, cleaning supplies, and toys after years of siege.

EU leaders worried about populism as Italy negotiates government

Florence - EU leaders expressed concern Friday about the rise of populism within the bloc, fuelled by the migrant crisis, as Italy came a step closer to forming its first anti-establishment government.

Markets 'overreacting' to trade war rhetoric: UN official

Geneva - Market gyrations in response to tariff threats from political leaders show that financial traders do not grasp the intricacies of global trade, a senior UN official said Wednesday.

Spotify is going public at a terrible time for tech stocks

Spotify is set to go public Tuesday — a terrible time for tech stocks following Facebook's data fiasco. Even Apple, Spotify's biggest competitor in streaming music, isn't immune to the drag.

Fire guts textile market in Haitian capital

Port-au-prince - A fire gutted a textiles market in Haiti's capital on Sunday, less than a week after a blaze partially destroyed a historic market, underscoring authorities' failure to ensure public safety.

Haiti merchants fear for livelihood after market blaze

Port-au-prince - Fire ravaged a historic market in the Haitian capital early Tuesday, leaving burned-out merchants fearing for their livelihoods in the impoverished nation.

S. Korea govt sends bitcoin on rollercoaster ride

Seoul - Bitcoin and other virtual currencies were sent on rollercoaster rides in South Korea Thursday as the government said it was planning to ban cryptocurrency exchanges, before later backtracking.

In rubble of Aleppo souk, tablecloth shop makes solitary comeback

Aleppo - It used to be one of the most vibrant marketplaces in the Syrian city of Aleppo, but today, the bombed-out streets of Khan al-Harir are home to a solitary shop selling tablecloths.

Bitcoin makes muted stock exchange debut at $15,000

New York - Cryptocurrency Bitcoin made its debut on a major bourse Sunday, opening at $15,000 per unit at the Chicago board options exchange.

Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings

New York - Bitcoin will make its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a landmark for the cryptocurrency that has generated enthusiasm among some investors and more than a little anxiety from others.

Bitcoin hits new records, heads for $10,000 as bubble fears grow

Singapore - Bitcoin soared to fresh records Tuesday, putting it on course for $10,000, but the virtual currency's stratospheric rise has fuelled fears of a bubble after a 10-fold increase this year.

Equifax is getting crushed

Equifax has already plunged 18 percent since it announced last week that hackers may have the personal details of nearly half the US population. Options traders are betting that this is only the start.
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The markets will be closed in Bali for Nyepi Day
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Crowds wander, food stalls to be seen, and the spectacular cathedral provides a splendid backdrop.
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Glass blowers demonstrate their craft
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A folk musician entertains a man and his child with some Christmas tunes at the St. Albans Christmas market.
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People mingle and begin their Christmas shopping in Covent Garden, London.
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People wandering through the St. Albans Christmas market, looking for colorful gifts or good food.
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A road side market on the last day of Ramadan in Lagos.
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A food market on the outskirts of Lagos on Saturday, Jan. 14.
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A boy minds the loom at a roadside market on top of Castle Hill
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A chicken market in Xining, China.
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