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Stocks slide in jittery trading
16 Nov 2007 source: bbc.co.uk

Stocks fell in a jittery bout of trading on Thursday, on concerns about the US housing market and consumer spending after an uptick in inflation. Investors were also uncertain if the worst of the credit crisis was over, with fears of more losses at big banks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 120.96 points, or 0.91%, to 13,110.05 after stocks in Europe and Asia fell. Rising inflation, with high fuel prices a major factor, could make consumers cut back spending. It could also prevent the ...


OECD says economy 'not out of woods yet'
15 Nov 2007 source: iii.co.uk

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - The global economy is still feeling the effects of the financial crisis linked to U.S. subprime mortgages, the head of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Thursday. "We are not out of the woods yet," OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria said after a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany. "We were in the end of a lo ...


Apply now for Christmas cashback credit
15 Nov 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Guy Anker, Daily Mail15 November 2007 Chat | Vote | Guide If you're planning your Christmas shopping spree, you can claw back some of your spending by using a credit card that gives you cashback or rewards. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Best cashback credit cards Credit card charges soar as firms tighten the screw Shock rises in credit card fees POLL: Have you had your credit card limit cut sinc ...


Look beyond the Big Four banks
15 Nov 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Liz Phillips, Daily Mail14 November 2007 Chat | Vote | Guide | Calculate Two out of three of us still bank with the big four - Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds TSB and RBS/NatWest. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Banking fees 'will cause customer exodus' Worried savers flock to building societies The most consistent savings accounts POLL: What aspect of banks' service are you most unhappy with? OTHER S ...


Alex Brummer: Fasten your seatbelts
15 Nov 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Alex Brummer, Daily Mail City Editor15 November 2007, 8:25am Mervyn King's revelation that the Bank of England is ready to cut interest rates several times to avoid an economic meltdown came like a bolt out of the blue to financial markets. Warning: Daily Mail City Editor Alex Brummer WANT TO KNOW MORE? Bank signals rates to drop next year Monday View: The next BoE chief? OTHER STORIES Barclays takes hit of £1.3bn from crisis Market report: Thursday latest  ...


Hong Kong shares lower in volatile trade; HKEx extends gains - UPDATE ...
15 Nov 2007 source: iii.co.uk

HONG KONG (XFN-ASIA) - Share prices were lower in volatile trade as investors locked in profits after the key index yesterday surged 1,362 points, its second-biggest one-day points gain ever. Dealers said a weaker finish on Wall Street prompted caution, with sentiment also hit by news of more credit market related losses at HSBC and Bear Stearns. HSBC announced that its total bad debts related t ...


Hong Kong shares end morning lower on profit-taking; HKEx extends gains ...
15 Nov 2007 source: iii.co.uk

HONG KONG (XFN-ASIA) - Share prices finished the morning session lower in volatile trade as investors locked in profits, particularly in the property sector, after the market's nearly 5 pct surge yesterday. A pullback on US markets prompted caution, with some investors also taking to the sidelines due to worries that China could announce an interest rate hike as early as tomorrow. Dealers said t ...


OFT attacks banks over 'stealth' charges
15 Nov 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Sean Poulter, This is Money*15 November 2007 Chat | Vote | Guide Banks have been accused of using 'stealth' and 'surprise' to generate huge profits through penalty fees in an extraordinary attack by the boss of the Office of Fair Trading. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Reclaim bank charges letter Ten steps to reclaim bank charges Ten steps to reclaim card charges A quick guide: reclaim bank charge ...


Bank signals rates to drop next year
14 Nov 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Jonathan Prynn, Evening Standard14 November 2007, 12:51pm Reader comments (8) | Vote | Table Hard-pressed homeowners can look forward to three cuts in interest rates next year, City economists predicted today. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Benefit of buying a home tumbles by 75% Is there going to be a house price crash? Interest rates: News, advice and predictions Inflation jump rules out Christmas rate cut POLL: When will the Bank of England cut interest rates? OTHER STORIE ...


Plans made to 'nationalise' Northern Rock
14 Nov 2007 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Paul Waugh, Evening Standard14 November 2007, 12:08pm Reader comments (4) | Vote | Quiz | Blog The Treasury is drawing up secret plans for the effective 'nationalisation' of Northern Rock amid fears that billions of pounds of taxpayers' cash could be lost. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Where next for Northern Rock shares? Northern Rock will owe billions for years Northern Rock 'should have collapsed' King shifts the blame for bank debacle QUIZ: Northern Rock POLL: Two mo ...


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