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  • 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

BBC News

  • 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.
  • 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.

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