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The US Dow Jones Index dropped over 1000 points on the open today amid extreme volatility in the markets as the Shanghai Composite Index finished it's trading session down 8.5% at 3209.91. The slowdown in the Chinese economy is having huge repurcussions not only in equities which have seen a massive correction across the board in commodities too. Both Europe and the US are feeling the heat; FTSE100 is currently down 4.5%; CAC down 7% & Dax off 6%. US Crude Oil has extende…

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Global equities markets soared yesterday with some bourses printing all-time highs. To those outside of the investment community the equity rally seems in contrast to economic news. -FTSE 100 closed at 6,557.30 the highest level since December 2007 -DAX closed at 8,181.87 an all-time high -Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to close above the psychological 15,000 level for the first time The rally has been fuelled by cheap money, from the historically low borrowing…

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What’s in a Tweet? Well a hacked Twitter account of the international news agency the Associated Press sent markets into turmoil after it stated “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured” (April 23rd 2013). Algorithms reacted to the story creating a mini flash crash as the Dow dropped 150 points before recovering; following the release that the release was a fake. This all happened in matter of minutes, bringing a few highly contentious…

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Dow Jones closed at an all-time record high of 14,254 FTSE 100 touches a post Lehman Brother’s intra-day high 6,342 British manufacturers must not be “blindsided” by the importance of trading with Europe because the “big future for exports” is with emerging markets, according to Jim O’Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management - Daily Telegraph Capital flight from Cyprus has accelerated since eurozone politicians began threatening…

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