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FT.com - Financial Markets News
- Moody?s upgrades Greece?s credit rating
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:10:47 GMT
Positive comments from rating agency boost expectations that Greece?s government may tap bond markets again this year after two sales in April and July
- Stocks fall as Fed rate debate continues
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:14:41 GMT
Global equities fall sharply as the latest batch of US data heightens the debate over when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates
- Beware creep of policy into price-setting
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:06:45 GMT
Investors should buy more when stocks are cheap and cut back when, as now, they are expensive ? but that is to reckon without human nature
- Argentina default triggers swaps payout
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:05:48 GMT
The ?credit event? comes as Citigroup became the first US bank to warn that it could be exposed to litigation risk because of the legal stand-off
- Americans in N Korea plead for help
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:06:21 GMT
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release.
- China factory blast kills dozens
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:53:20 GMT
An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 65 people and left scores injured, according to Chinese state media.
- Cameron urges Russia-Nato rethink
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:39:52 GMT
Nato needs to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron warns.
- Massive landslide near Nepal capital
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:38:04 GMT
A massive landslide on a river near the Nepalese capital Kathmandu buries dozens of homes, with four people so far confirmed dead.
BBC Business News
- Uber taxi app 'competing unfairly'
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:44:27 GMT
The Uber taxi app is "competing unfairly" with London's black cabs, senior Labour MP Margaret Hodge says.
- VIDEO: GM fund chief: 'Heart-wrenching' process
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:42:35 GMT
The chief of the GM compensation fund says the process of meeting families of victims is "heart-wrenching"
- VIDEO: Cyber extortion a growing threat
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:04:02 GMT
Newsnight's David Grossman reports on the growing threat to technology companies posed by cyber extortionists.
- Judge urges Argentina default talks
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:29:16 GMT
In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.