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US Market Update: Dow -205 S&P -23.5 NASDAQ -51

A big disappointment in the June Empire Manufacturing index spooked investors before the open this morning, as the survey of manufacturing conditions in the North East indicated much steeper declines than expected instead of another sign of moderation. M…,

European Market Update: Euro Zone employment falls by record amount; USD firmer after Russia noted the BRIC nations were not planning to discuss new global reserve currencies

– Equity markets in Europe followed Asian session weakness by opening to the downside, extending a two-day negative trend. The weekend’s corporate and political news generally trended in a bearish fashion. Geopolitical stress on the Korean peninsula ……,

FX Trading – Euro Uht Oh!

Soaring unemployment in Europe, with still huge banking exposure, rising political tensions, fiscal concerns among the PIGS, a little country called Latvia that may be the canary in the coal mine for its Eastern European neighbors so similarly afflicted a…,

Asian Market Update: G8 Welcomes Signs of Stabilization but Tempers Overall Optimism; USD Rallies on Affirmed Reserve Status by Russia

Major Asian bourses are scaling back the gains made for much of last week that took Tokyo and Sydney markets to their multi-month highs. Nikkei225 and SP/ASX were off by nearly 1% in late session trading, Kospi dropped over 1.5%, and Taiwan’s Taiex ……,