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US Senate confirms Jay Clayton as new SEC chief

Washington - The US Senate confirmed attorney Jay Clayton as the new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission tasked with regulating Wall Street and America's financial sector.

Ex-fugitive Israeli fraudster sentenced to 30 months

Washington - Former Israeli fugitive Jacob "Kobi" Alexander was finally sentenced to prison for securities fraud dating from the last century, ending a decade-long saga, the US Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Norway eyes curb on sovereign fund withdrawals

Oslo - Norway on Thursday proposed to curb the amount of money it can withdraw from its sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, amid lower expected returns. The minority rightwing government also recommended that the fund, worth 7.

China billionaire-linked stocks plunge in Shanghai

Stocks linked to missing Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua tumbled Friday as investors ignored a statement saying business at his vast empire was “normal” following reports of his abduction by security agents.

China billionaire-linked stocks plunge in Shanghai

Stocks linked to missing Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua tumbled Friday as investors ignored a statement saying business at his vast empire was “normal” following reports of his abduction by security agents.

China billionaire-linked stocks plunge in Shanghai

Stocks linked to missing Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua tumbled Friday as investors ignored a statement saying business at his vast empire was “normal” following reports of his abduction by security agents.

App to send alerts when Donald Trump tweets about stocks you own

When President-elect Donald Trump tweets about a public company, the market listens. And if you hold the stock of one of the companies that has come into Trump's crosshairs, finance app Trigger thinks you'll want to know about it.

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.

'Trump wins big' China firm sees stock surge

Bejing - A Chinese company whose name sounds like "Trump wins big" saw its stock surge Wednesday as the Republican candidate's odds improved in the US presidential poll.

Samsung shares plunge 8.0 percent on Note 7 woes

Seoul - Samsung's share price plunged 8.0 percent by the close of trade Tuesday on the back of a decision to halt sales and exchanges of the company's troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.The share price ended the day at 1.

Disney is thinking about bidding on Twitter

Disney is weighing a bid on Twitter, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Alex Sherman and Sarah Frier. Twitter's stock rebounded on the news after being down nearly four percent during early trading. Disney's stock is down 1.6 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.

Nintendo soars more than 16%, extends Pokemon game rally

Toukyo - Nintendo skyrocketed in Tokyo on Thursday as its new smartphone game Pokemon Go picks up legions of fans globally, and investors cheer the firm's move into mobile gaming.

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.

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5 bn off Mitsubishi stock

Toukyo - Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5 bn off Mitsubishi stock

Toukyo - Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.

Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5 bn off Mitsubishi stock

Toukyo - Mitsubishi Motors shares nosedived again Thursday as panic selling wiped about $2.5 billion off the automaker's market value in response to its shock admission that it cheated on fuel-efficiency tests.

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.

At Syria stock exchange, investors dream of post-war rally

Damascus - Mohammed al-Harki is one of the few investors who bother to show up anymore at the Damascus stock exchange, waiting for a rally in share prices that have withered after nearly five years of war.

VW stocks close 4.32% down on widening pollution scandal

Berlin - Stocks in Volkswagen ends the week 4.32 percent down, as a scandal that erupted a week ago over devices fitted by the carmaker to cheat emissions tests widened with probes worldwide.The share closed at 107.

BMW shares down nearly 10% on report of excessive diesel emissions

Frankfurt - Shares in the top-of-the-range carmaker BMW fell nearly 10 percent on the Frankfurt stock exchange on Thursday on a newspaper report that one of its diesel models exceeded EU emission norms.

Volkswagen faces new probes into pollution cheating scandal

Frankfurt - Shares in Volkswagen plunged further on Tuesday as the German auto giant faced fast-spreading worldwide investigations and a potentially huge financial hit from the snowballing scandal about cheating US pollution tests.VW shares shed as much as 6.

German auto giant Volkswagen slams into huge false emission scam

Frankfurt - German auto giant Volkswagen's shares plummeted nearly 20 percent Monday as investigations spread into revelations that hundreds of thousands of its diesel cars have software that secretly thwarts US pollution tests.

Berlin orders 'extensive tests' on all Volkswagen diesel models 

Berlin - The German government has ordered extensive tests on all Volkswagen diesel models, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told Bild on Monday, after it was revealed the company had programmed software to thwart US pollution control tests.

China, Britain to study London-Shanghai stock link: Osborne

Bejing - China and Britain will study linking the London and Shanghai stock markets, Britain's finance minister George Osborne said Monday despite weeks of plunging prices on the Asian exchange.

Shanghai sinks on weak data, Asia awaits Fed rate move

Hong Kong - Shanghai tumbled at the end of a volatile day of trade Monday following another round of disappointing Chinese data, while regional investors were moving cautiously ahead of a crucial US interest rate decision at the end of the week.

European stocks finish higher for third straight day

London - Europe's main stock markets extended their rally on Wednesday, finishing higher for a third straight day, with the FTSE 100 index climbing 1.35 percent to close at 6,229.01 points.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 gained 0.

European stocks jump at open

London - European equities climbed in opening deals on Wednesday in a global rally spurred by bumper gains in Tokyo.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index leapt 1.68 percent to 6,249.02 points in initial trade.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 soared 2.

Nikkei soars 7.71% in biggest one-day jump since 2008 financial crisis

Toukyo - Tokyo's benchmark index rocketed 7.71 percent on Wednesday, leading an Asian equities rally in its biggest one-day jump since late 2008 during the global financial crisis when markets were hit by wild volatility.
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