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"The fact that it was a nine nil vote was not a surprise¿¿. but the fact that it came before the market turbulence was and it raises the possibility of further quantitative easing (QE)," James Ashley, senior economist at RBC Capital Markets told CNBC. But he added that the economic environment was different to that of 2009 and suggested that more QE remained "unlikely."
"We have rallied over the past three days, but volume has really started declining. This isn't really a good sign for people who are very bullish, and think the market will continue going up," Steven Mayne, director at Mayne Financial, told CNBC.
Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, joined CNBC on Wednesday to discuss market moves in the Australian dollar, the FTSE 100 and gold.
"We have seen a very dramatic fall in the FTSE 100 over the past week. How low can we go? We might break the 2009 low, but I would be quite reluctant to start aggressively selling into this market," Steven Mayne, director at Mayne Financial, told CNBC.
European stocks are expected to fall sharply at the open on Friday, following the rebel Republicans' refusal to back a budget plan proposed by congressional leaders
European stocks were expected to open lower on Thursday, adding to losses from Wednesday's session which was dominated by fears over the US debt ceiling.
European stocks were indicated to open slightly lower on Wednesday as investors kept a close eye on attempts to get agreement on the US debt ceiling and ahead of a raft of corporate earnings.
European stocks were predicted to open slightly higher on Tuesday after closing down on Monday amid renewed concerns over the European debt crisis and political deadlock in Washington over the US debt ceiling.
European stocks were expected to open sharply lower on Monday after they ended higher for the day and week on Friday following a successful conclusion to the euro zone debt deal on Thursday and better than expected earnings news.
European stocks were set to open higher on Friday, as euro zone leaders finally agreed on a fresh bailout for Greece and on enhanced powers for the monetary union's rescue fund.
European shares are expected to open flat Thursday as investors remain cautious over the possibility that a resolution to the European sovereign debt crisis can be reached.
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee judged that recent economic weakness had reduced the chance that interest rates would need to rise in the near term, minutes to the BoE's July meeting showed on Wednesday.
The European markets were expected to open higher Wednesday as stocks bounced back ahead of an EU summit aimed at resolving the regional debt crisis.
European markets were expected to open slightly higher Tuesday, rebounding from Monday's losing session as the concerns over last week's European bank stress tests are replaced by optimism over company earnings.
European stocks were expected to open lower Monday as unease about debt issues maintains its grip on both sides of the Atlantic, pushing gold to a new record high.
European stocks were set for a lower open Friday, after ending the previous session down on lingering worries about the euro zone's debt problems.
European stocks are expected to open sharply lower on Thursday following a late sell-off on Wall Street as Moody's warned on US debt.
European stocks are expected to open flat on Wednesday as data showed the Chinese growth story remained on track and with investors digesting news that Ireland's rating was cut to junk.
European markets are expected to open sharply lower amid fears the debt crisis is spreading to Italy, the euro zone’s third-largest economy.
European stocks were expected to have a muted open on Monday as investors wait for the latest news from European Union officials on how to resolve the Greek debt crisis.