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Thomson Financial Europe AM at a glance share guide: Stocks lower; oil mixed ...
21 Jan 2008 source: iii.co.uk

LONDON (Thomson Financial) - US SUMMARY: Stocks lower; oil rises Index Change Pct change DJIA 12099.30 -59.91 -0.49 NASDAQ 2340.02 -06.88 -0.29 S&P 500 1325.19 -08.06 -0.60 eur-usd 1.4622 -0.0051 Nymex crude for Feb 90.57 usd +44 cents FRIDAY'S CLOSE STOCKS ...


Asia boom, US bust buffeting Australian economy - PM
21 Jan 2008 source: iii.co.uk

SYDNEY (Thomson Financial) - Boom in Asia and bust in the United States are buffeting Australia's economy, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd warned Monday as he outlined plans to rein in inflation. In his first major speech on the economy since his Labor party swept John Howard's conservatives out of office in November, Rudd pledged to slash government spending to produce a huge budget surplus. The targ ...


Average house prices fall further
21 Jan 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

The average asking price of homes put up for sale in England and Wales fell for a third month in a row in January, according to estate agents Rightmove. Asking prices were down 0.8% in the five weeks to 12 January but the fall was less than the 3.2% slide seen between November and December. Annual house price inflation stood at 3.4% in January, its lowest rate since December 2005. Rightmove said the average asking price for a home now stands at £230,428. Affordability improves Rightmov ...


Spendthrift Britain in the red by £65bn
20 Jan 2008 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Dan Atkinson, Mail on Sunday20 January 2008 Britain's 'rake's progress' has wiped out our holdings of overseas assets and helped to plunge the country into the red by £65bn a year, according to independent forecasting group Item. Debt worries. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Debt: 10,000 people to go bust in three months Tips: How to get over your debt hangover OTHER STORIES Cure your New Year financial hangover New year bankruptcy for 130,000 Why won't lender let m ...


The name's Bond, savings Bond
19 Jan 2008 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Alan O'Sullivan, This is Money19 January 2008 Chat | Vote | Guide | Calculate Fixed rate bond rates are dramatically on the rise and hit the magic '007' figure this week, faster than a secret agent with a rocket strapped to his back. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Credit crunch lifts bond yields Rate frenzy in fixed-term savings market Stay alert to savings rate squeeze POLL: Do building society savers subsidise mortgage customers? OTHER STORIES Abbey lost, then shredded my ...


Are 5% mortgages making a comeback?
19 Jan 2008 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Simon Lambert, This is Money19 January 2008 Vote | Guide | Deals | Calculate It grabbed the limelight for a number of years then disappeared from sight - but as new low rates trickle through is the 5% mortgage about to make a comeback? Come back: Is the 5% mortgage making a return WANT TO KNOW MORE? Struggle as easy loans vanish What is happening to mortgages? Has your mortgage rate fallen? Mortgage finder: Find a new deal Tools: Mortgage calculator POLL: Where will the ...


JPMorgan reveals $1.3bn subprime hit
17 Jan 2008 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Simon Duke, Daily Mail17 January 2008, 9:20am JP Morgan and Wells Fargo became the latest US financial powerhouses to reveal multi-billion dollar losses from their calamitous pushes into low income mortgages. OTHER STORIES HMV beats gloom with a record sales boost Market report: Thursday latest Yesterday's trading: Pair on brink of Close Bros deal Darling's plan to pay off Rock in ...


Darling's plan to pay off Rock investors
17 Jan 2008 source: thisismoney.co.uk

Hugo Duncan, Eveing Standard17 January 2008, 9:50am Reader comments (1) | Vote The Government is drawing up plans to compensate angry Northern Rock shareholders as nationalisation of the mortgage lender draws ever closer. CHANGE OF HEART: Chancellor Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown have consistently put shareholders at the bottom of the compensation pile but now they are being taken seriously after pressure from hedge funds RAB Capital and SRM. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Share d ...


WALL STREET OUTLOOK Rebound seen ahead of Bernanke testimony, Merrill earnings ...
17 Jan 2008 source: iii.co.uk

LONDON (Thomson Financial) - US stock futures are pointing to a rebound after two days of heavy losses, with investors looking ahead to key congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and quarterly results from Merrill Lynch. According to spread bettors IG Index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 70 points at 12,536. Separately, S&P 500 futures rose 5.40 points to ...


Gas, food spur inflation jump in 2007
17 Jan 2008 source: iii.co.uk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumer prices rose in 2007 at the fastest pace in 17 years as motorists paid a lot more for gasoline and grocery shoppers paid higher food bills. However, falling prices for clothing and new cars offset some of those gains. The Labor Department reported that consumer prices rose by 4.1 percent for all of 2007, up sharply from a 2.5 percent increase in 2006. Both energy and ...


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