Category Archives: Finance

03Aug/15

Prices plummet as Athens bourse reopens

(Reuters Business Report)- A river of red on the boards of Athens’ bourse.

This was the plunge analysts had expected.

The first time trades on the Greek stock market could be made in five weeks saw falls of nearly 23 percent at the open.

Banking shares in particular hit hard.
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27Jul/15

China stocks plunge, suffer biggest one-day loss since Feb 2007

China stocks plunge more than 8 percent, their biggest one-day drop in more than eight years, as a government-triggered rebound peters out amid profit-taking, concerns over economic health and fears of an end to Beijing’s inclination toward looser monetary policies.

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06Jul/15

All quiet on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

(Reuters Business Report) – They traded everything, from corn and soybeans to crude oil futures, shouting orders and making trades. But for Chicago futures traders, as of Tuesday morning, the floor of the CME will be quiet. Open outcry ended at the closing bell on Monday, capping a 167 year run in the city where it was born.
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01Jul/15

UK stock markets calm despite Greek default

UK traders consider the consequences of a possible ‘Grexit’ on the European markets.

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25Jun/15

Apple mints money off Watch bands

(Reuters Business Report) – You likely bought extra bling when you bought your Apple Watch. What you didn’t know is just how much money Apple is making off of it. Reuters has learned that nearly a fifth of Apple Watch buyers wind up shelling out for spare bands. The top seller is the $49 black Sport Band made of synthetic rubber. Believe it or not, tech research firm IHS says that only costs Apple about $2 to make. While that doesn’t account for the packaging, shipping, and materials costs, that’s a whopping profit margin.
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