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    Stock markets tumbled around the world Friday as investors moved to liquidate risky positions. Mounting evidence of a global recession kept most markets volatile.

  • Dow Closes Up After 700-Point Swing Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    The Dow clawed its way back from a five-and-a-half year low, trading up more than 250 points heading into the final half hour of trading. The VIX, a gauge of fear in the market, soared to a new record above 80.

  • Dow Rallies in Volatile Session; VIX Soars Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    The Dow clawed its way back from a five-and-a-half year low, trading up more than 250 points heading into the final half hour of trading. The VIX, a gauge of fear in the market, soared to a new record above 80.

  • Dow Retests Last Week's Low; VIX Soars Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 12:18 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower after a drop in mid-Atlantic manufacturing in October and an unexpectedly sharp rise in oil inventories. The Dow hit a 5 1/2-year low, while the VIX, a gauge of fear in the market, soared to a new record above 80.

  • Stocks Turn Lower on Big Manufacturing Drop Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    Stocks turned lower after reports showed more declines in the US industrial sector.

  • Futures Jump After Inflation, Jobless Reports Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 9:30 AM ET

    Futures popped higher Thursday after a tame inflation report and lower-than-expected reading on weekly jobless claims.

  • POLL: Where Are the Best Buying Opportunities? Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 4:03 AM ET

    European governments announced plans to bail out banks by buying stakes in them and the U.S. is also expected to follow suit by injecting $250 million into banks, sending stocks soaring. What do you think?

  • Stocks Close Lower After Day of Wild Swings Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
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    Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.

  • Futures Gain Doesn't Last After Rate Cut Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned positive after coordinated action to cut rates across the globe to fight the danger of the world economy being hit by a depression.

  • Euro Stocks off Lows but Asia Nosedives Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 6:56 AM ET

    European stocks pared back some of the losses on Wednesday after plunging about 8 percent earlier in the session as credit fears grew.

  • Short the Industrial Sector: Equity Strategist Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 5:10 AM ET

    Those looking for opportunities to short stocks and want to avoid the ban can bet on a downturn in the industrial sector, Simon Goodfellow, Head of European Equity Strategy Research, ING Wholesale Banking told CNBC on Friday.

  • History Points to a New Bull in London Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 6:16 AM ET

    If history is any guide, the FTSE may be in for a bull run as the index seems to have largely ignored the bad news over the past two months, market historian David Schwartz told "Squawk Box Europe."

  • LSE Shares Soar 11% on Quarterly Revenue Increase Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 6:56 AM ET

    First-quarter revenues at the London Stock Exchange rose 8 percent thanks to buoyant information and settlement services, the group said on Wednesday, sending its shares up 11 percent.

  • Looking to Diversify in Europe? Here's How Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 3:44 AM ET

    More and more U.S. investors are moving money across the pond, looking for opportunities within the European Union which  makes up 25 percent of the total global stock market capitalization of around $55 trillion.

  • Barclays Shares Rally on Stake Sale Plans Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 12:02 PM ET

    Barclays plans to raise billions of pounds by selling stakes to outside investors and offering shares to existing shareholders to boost its balance sheet, sending its shares soaring on Monday.

  • UK Regulator Takes Aim at Short Sellers Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 3:51 AM ET

    Britain's financial watchdog said investors with significant short positions in companies issuing rights will have to disclose those positions, as it unveiled a review of the efficiency of the capital-raising process.

  • Erin Burnett in Search of Global Market Movers Monday, 19 May 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    Erin Burnett has been travelling the globe in search of the market movers of tomorrow.  So far she has been to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Mumbai, India.  Today, she is in London.  Like last week's comparison of the UAE and India, here are some stats comparing the UK and the US.

  • UK Homebuilders Need Interest-Rate Crutch Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Homebuilders in the UK still have tough times ahead and need large interest-rate cuts quickly to become attractive for investors again, officials and analysts said Monday.

  • Qatar's $60 Billion Fund Eyes Europe Banks, Shuns US Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 6:37 AM ET
    A Royal Bank of Scotland logo is seen outside the company's offices in central London, Tuesday May 29, 2007. A consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC said Tuesday it will launch a hostile bid of euro71.1 billion (US$95.5 billion) for ABN Amro, topping a friendly offer from Barclays PLC and pressing Bank of America Corp. for control of the Dutch bank's U.S. arm. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Qatar's prime minister, who heads the country's $60 billion sovereign wealth fund, said he favors investing in European over U.S. lenders because U.S. bank stocks are likely to fall further.

  • Euro Stocks End Lower After US Data Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 11:50 AM ET

    European shares fell nearly 2 percent on Friday in their worst sell-off in almost a month, as concern about the outlook for U.S. economic growth resurfaced after surprisingly weak employment data.