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Bitcoin slides to below $10,000

London - Bitcoin, the dominant digital currency, extended a slump Wednesday following a recent surge to trade below $10,000 for the first time since the start of December.Around 1410 GMT, bitcoin stood at $9,807.

Deutsche Bank open-sources code from its trading platform

Deutsche Bank has released over 150,000 lines of code from its Autobahn electronic trading platform. The company said the decision to open-source parts of the technology is intended to create a "common industry standard" for automated trading systems.

Asian traders cautious after sell-off as N. Korea tensions linger

Hong Kong - Asian markets struggled on Tuesday while the safe-haven yen and gold held gains as traders fret over North Korea's nuclear test at the weekend, which prompted warnings of US military action.

Yen rallies, stocks sink as N.Korea fires missile over Japan

Hong Kong - The yen rallied on Tuesday and Asian equity markets sank after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, ratcheting up geopolitical tensions in the region.

Snap shrugs off growth concerns as stock rebounds from record low

Snap might be on course to recover its position on the stock market. Employees can now trade their stock as the lockup period is over. Although analysts had thought this could cause a rush of selling, the price is up and Snap has started the week strong.

How CEO Evan Spiegel could copy Mark Zuckerberg

To save Snap's stock from falling further, CEO Evan Spiegel could turn the tables and copy Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. About five years ago, Facebook was in a similar position as Snap is in now.

Amazon misses Wall Street expectations by a mile

Amazon's second-quarter report fell well short of Wall Street's expectations. The company's earnings missed analysts' forecasts by more than a dollar a share. It also offered a disappointing outlook for the third quarter.

Bitcoin and Ethereum are 'cannibalizing' gold

Investors have cash to burn right now, and based on the astronomical performance of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum, that's where a lot of it is getting funneled.

China opens up $10 trillion bond market in liberalisation step

Shanghai - China on Monday opened up its $10 trillion bond market to foreign investors, in the latest liberalisation move by Beijing as it seeks to draw in more fund flows as it battles slowing economic growth.

Global stocks mostly fall on oil price slump

New York - Global stocks mostly tumbled on Wednesday, with the energy sector taking a beating as worries about excess supply and ineffectual OPEC policy hit oil prices.

Pound dives as Britain thrown into chaos by shock vote

Hong Kong - The pound plunged almost two percent Friday as Prime Minister Theresa May looked set to lose her majority in Britain's general election, fuelling political uncertainty just days before the start of Brexit talks.

Bitcoin is soaring — here's what the cryptocurrency is all about

Bitcoin is a currency just like the US dollar or Mexican peso. It's also back in the headlines for soaring in value. One bitcoin was worth $2,800 on May 25, up from $1,200 at the end of April.

Global stocks rally at end of volatile week

New York - Global stock markets rebounded Friday, recovering some of the heavy losses sustained earlier this week on worries about President Donald Trump's growth agenda in the wake of burgeoning investigations of the White House.

Asian energy firms rally with oil after US strikes Syria

Hong Kong - Asian energy shares rallied with oil prices Friday after the US launched missile strikes on Syria, fanning geopolitical concerns in the crude-rich Middle East and raising the prospect of friction with Russia.

Asian traders tread carefully as quarter draws to a close

Hong Kong - Asian investors moved cautiously Friday following a Wall Street rally inspired by better-than-expected US economic growth data, while South Africa's rand plunged after President Jacob Zuma sacked his respected finance minister.

Asian markets boosted by Fed but dollar sinks

Hong Kong - Asian markets rallied and the dollar sank Thursday after the Federal Reserve lifted US interest rates but gave a more dovish outlook for future hikes, while the euro was also boosted by the expected victory of the incumbent party in Dutch elections.

Asian markets start week with fresh losses

Hong Kong - Asian markets kicked the week off with losses Monday, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen, as the global Trump rally shows signs of fragility ahead of a key speech by the new president to Congress.

Federal Reserve propels markets higher

Hong Kong - Europe's stock markets advanced Thursday and the dollar soared after the US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates as expected -- and signalled three more rises next year.

Asian markets slip as investors take step back

Hong Kong - Asian stocks turned negative Friday and oil prices retreated along with the dollar as investors took a step back from a recent rally, while caution set in ahead of a crunch referendum in Italy at the weekend.

Asian markets rally, energy firms soar on OPEC deal

Hong Kong - Energy shares led a rally across Asian markets Thursday after OPEC hammered out a last-minute deal to cut oil output for the first time in eight years, which sent crude prices soaring almost 10 percent.

Asian markets sink as Fed rate talk brews

Hong Kong - Asian stocks tumbled Monday, extending last week's global sell-off as comments from top central bankers rang alarm bells on trading floors that the days of cheap money could be numbered.

Asia markets extend gains but Britain EU vote shreds nerves

Hong Kong - Asian markets edged up Tuesday but dealers remained cautious as the optimism over Britain's EU membership that drove a global rally faded, with the knife-edge referendum just days away.

Stock trading 101: Listening to the market

Late last year American DJ and composer, Jace Clayton, used an unconventional source for his musical inspiration: stock charts.

Asian share rally runs out of steam as oil falls again

Hong Kong - Asia's share rally stalled Tuesday, as a boost from Wall Street was overshadowed by renewed weakness in the price of oil.

Impeachment sends Brazil's economy into storm winds

S - Strong winds are forecast for Brazil's already turbulent economy and there's no chance of sunshine before resolution of President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment battle, market observers say.

Market turbulence raises fresh worries over global economy

Washington - A roller-coaster ride on global markets, which saw some bourses record their largest one-week losses since 2008 as they took fright at a Chinese sell-off, have raised fresh worries over the strength of the global economy.

Emerging markets suffer in Greece's shadow

Paris - Greece has been hogging headlines lately, but emerging markets have also had their share of tribulations with the Chinese stock market in convulsions and the Brazilian economy and currency hitting the skids.

Microsoft says dumb phones still exist, updates the $20 Nokia 105

Adamant that there is still a place for dumb phones in a market now almost totally ruled by smart ones, Microsoft has updated its popular $20 Nokia 105 to make it an even more appealing offer in emerging markets or as an emergency backup device.

FTSE 100 sets record on Tuesday but fails to hold it on Wednesday

After approval of economic reform proposals submitted by Greece helped the FTSE 100 reach record-breaking levels yesterday, it has fallen back considerably throughout the course of today, with shares in some major companies dropping by nearly 10 percent.

Food poisoning scare from farmers' markets

Farmers’ markets are becoming increasingly popular, providing opportunities for people to purchase fresh produce as opposed to pre-packaged supermarket fare. A study in the U.S. warns about the presence of pathogens.
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