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Pound hits new post-Brexit low

The pound has slumped further in reaction to the UK's vote to leave the European Union, at one stage slipping below $1.28 in trading in Asia. The euro is also weak.

The pound has slumped further in reaction to the UK's vote to leave the European Union, at one stage slipping below $1.28 in trading in Asia. The euro is also weak.

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European share bounce back continues, weaker dollar helps the pound

The bounce back continues for Europe's stock markets. Britain's FTSE 100 index had recovered all of its post-Brexit losses by the end of trading on Wednesday.

The bounce back continues for Europe's stock markets. Britain's FTSE 100 index had recovered all of its post-Brexit losses by the end of trading on Wednesday.

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Wall Street drops sharply after Brexit

U.S. stocks have fallen sharply, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping as much as 538 points, as Britain's vote to quit the European Union sent a shock wave through global financial markets.

U.S. stocks have fallen sharply, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping as much as 538 points, as Britain's vote to quit the European Union sent a shock wave through global financial markets.

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Markets show faith in a UK remain vote

The pound hit a high for 2016 as global stocks rallied and the markets followed the bookies and backed Britain to remain in the EU.

The pound hit a high for 2016 as global stocks rallied and the markets followed the bookies and backed Britain to remain in the EU.

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Markets calm as EU referendum under way in Britain

European markets opened slightly higher as Britain goes to the polls to vote on whether to leave or stay in the European Union.

European markets opened slightly higher as Britain goes to the polls to vote on whether to leave or stay in the European Union.

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Global stocks surge as Brexit fears wain

The pound has bounced back against the dollar after recent polls from the UK suggest that the campaign to remain in the EU is on a roll.

The pound has bounced back against the dollar after recent polls from the UK suggest that the campaign to remain in the EU is on a roll.

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Brent crude oil surges five percent

Brent crude oil is up five percent, at more than 41 dollars a barrel. The surge is raising hopes that top producers will will agree to freeze

Brent crude oil is up five percent, at more than 41 dollars a barrel. The surge is raising hopes that top producers will will agree to freeze

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ECB stimulus plans fail to boost financial markets

European shares enjoyed only a brief bounce on Thursday before investors focused on Mario Draghi's statement that interest rates will only be cut again in the most extreme of circumstances.

European shares enjoyed only a brief bounce on Thursday before investors focused on Mario Draghi's statement that interest rates will only be cut again in the most extreme of circumstances.

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European shares tumble with banks the main focus of concern

European shares closed at their lowest level in more than two years on Monday with investors concerned over the region's banks and slowing global growth.

European shares closed at their lowest level in more than two years on Monday with investors concerned over the region's banks and slowing global growth.

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European stocks stabilise but global worries persist

European markets opened the week on a rebound, clawing back some of the losses of the previous week, but the main market preoccupation continues to

European markets opened the week on a rebound, clawing back some of the losses of the previous week, but the main market preoccupation continues to

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Chinese markets plunge again causing more global shudders

The volatility in Chinese markets has continued. They were down sharply at the close on Monday, dragging Asian markets down with them. The Shanghai

The volatility in Chinese markets has continued. They were down sharply at the close on Monday, dragging Asian markets down with them. The Shanghai

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European shares fall at the end of a rough week for markets

A day of mixed trading in the markets. European shares fell on Friday with lingering worries about China leaving the region’s stock markets with

A day of mixed trading in the markets. European shares fell on Friday with lingering worries about China leaving the region’s stock markets with

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European shares tumble as worries over China intensify

European markets fell sharply at opening on Thursday off the back of losses in China and across Asia. Germany’s DAX quickly declined by more than 3

European markets fell sharply at opening on Thursday off the back of losses in China and across Asia. Germany’s DAX quickly declined by more than 3

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Inflation headache for ECB with second monthly growth drop

Inflation in the eurozone dipped for the second month running in December, disappointing the European Central Bank whose stimulus measures have so

Inflation in the eurozone dipped for the second month running in December, disappointing the European Central Bank whose stimulus measures have so

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European markets fall after decline in Chinese shares

Welcome to 2016 and a rude surprise on the trading floor for those who thought there might be a quiet start to the New Year. What’s been described

Welcome to 2016 and a rude surprise on the trading floor for those who thought there might be a quiet start to the New Year. What’s been described

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Shares steady as markets shrug off impact of Paris attacks

Worldwide tributes to the victims of the Paris terror attacks extended to Wall Street, where investors saw little long-term economic impact. Shares

Worldwide tributes to the victims of the Paris terror attacks extended to Wall Street, where investors saw little long-term economic impact. Shares

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Eurozone housing market 'turns corner', says ECB

The housing market in the eurozone is improving and has “turned a corner”, according to a study published on Tuesday by the European Central Bank

The housing market in the eurozone is improving and has “turned a corner”, according to a study published on Tuesday by the European Central Bank

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ECB to prepare fresh hit of QE for Eurozone?

The word is out that bearing in mind the shaky state of the Eurozone economy the ECB may be thinking about opening the money taps wider. Analysts

The word is out that bearing in mind the shaky state of the Eurozone economy the ECB may be thinking about opening the money taps wider. Analysts

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Trip turns into stumble as European markets slump again

Traders breathed a sigh of relief as business ended in Europe on Tuesday nursing losses all round as the market stumbled by nearly two and three

Traders breathed a sigh of relief as business ended in Europe on Tuesday nursing losses all round as the market stumbled by nearly two and three

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Stocks end the week relatively stable after roller-coaster ride

It’s been a truly roller-coaster week on the world’s stock markets. The panic selling that took hold in China and elsewhere earlier in the week

It’s been a truly roller-coaster week on the world’s stock markets. The panic selling that took hold in China and elsewhere earlier in the week

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European markets rally

European markets on Thursday continued to rally, reflecting the gains on Wall Street, which saw its biggest single day rise for four years on

European markets on Thursday continued to rally, reflecting the gains on Wall Street, which saw its biggest single day rise for four years on

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Markets rebound as concerns ease over China's economy

Britain’s top equity index the FTSE 100 ended flat as easing concerns over China’s economy helped to offset the impact of falling oil prices.

Britain’s top equity index the FTSE 100 ended flat as easing concerns over China’s economy helped to offset the impact of falling oil prices.

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Markets react to potential Greek bailout

EU President Donald Tusk’s tweet – “all ready to go” set the financial markets on a surge. European shares rose in early trading. The eurozone’s

EU President Donald Tusk’s tweet – “all ready to go” set the financial markets on a surge. European shares rose in early trading. The eurozone’s

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Markets rise as whiff of Greek debt deal cheers investors

Markets across the globe rallied after it emerged that last-minute concessions by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras could bring about a deal

Markets across the globe rallied after it emerged that last-minute concessions by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras could bring about a deal