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Japan quake rattles markets

The Japanese share market has fallen more than 3 percent after a series of earthquakes measuring up to 7.3 magnitude struck a southern manufacturing hub, killing at least 42 people and forcing major companies...

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Markets bright before central banks meet

Shares rise in Europe and Asia, adding to gains chalked up after last week’s stimulus package from the European Central Bank, as investors turn their attention to policy decisions from Washington, Tokyo and London....

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Markets bounce in shock ECB reaction

A series of wild bounces in the euro follows Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting as traders replace joy at Mario Draghi’s surprise easing measures with fear that there might be little more ECB easing...

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Markets bet on more easing from ECB

Gold edged lower and the euro slipped ahead of almost certain policy easing from the European Central Bank on Thursday. But will Mario Draghi have enough tools to revive a struggling euro zone economy?...

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No leap year luck for markets

Shares retreat in Europe and Asia after a weekend meeting of G20 finance chiefs ended with no new plan to spur global growth. As Sara Hemrajani reports, investors are also likely to fret about...

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Sizing up China’s new markets chief

Liu Shiyi is in his first week as head of Chinese securities, an area he has no direct experience in. There’s a weight of expectation on his shoulders as the country looks to Beijing...

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Iran keeps oil markets on tenterhooks

Any optimism from a deal announced between Saudi Arabia and Russia to freeze oil production at January’s record high levels has quickly evaporated, as Iran suggests it could yet ramp up its recently available...

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BOJ stuns markets with rates surprise

The Bank of Japan shocks markets with a negative interest rates surprise. Julian Sattherthwaite reports. BOJ stuns markets with rates surprise In Japan it now costs money to leave cash in your current account....