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  • Iron ore in fresh crisis as forward prices crumble Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    Prices of the steel-making ingredient for immediate delivery have slumped 60 percent over the past year as demand particularly from China slowed rapidly. A combination of factors brought about the recent capitulation in forward prices, most notably news that China plans to subsidise its iron ore sector to protect its flagging steel industry.

  • US crude ends up 0.73% on German data, Iran Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 2:37 PM ET
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    Oil prices rallied on Thursday as strong German economic data and continued uncertainty about an agreement on Iran's nuclear program provided lift.

  • Britain's FTSE buoyed by Burberry, emerging markets Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:29 PM ET

    *Burberry gains on bid speculation. LONDON, April 9- Britain's FTSE 100 rose on Thursday, as a recovery in emerging market-exposed stocks and gains in Burberry driven by bid speculation kept the index near all-time highs. "I have been buying up Burberry shares but I don't think I'll go back in for more ahead of Burberry's numbers later this month," Securequity sales...

  • Investors want BG deal to trigger change at Shell Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    LONDON, April 9- When it comes to forecasting the oil price, big companies play their cards very close to their chests. Analysts from Barclays agreed that because the BG deal brings Shell rich reserves and production outlook in Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico, it hoped it would prompt the company to slow down or relinquish less competitive assets.

  • Autos help European stocks end higher Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to fresh economic data and auto stocks posted strong gains.

  • Investors flock to this unlikely $11B yield haven Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:29 AM ET
    A trader works at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 17, 2015.

    Some $11 billion has flowed into European dividend funds so far this year as investors scramble to get more yield in a low-rate environment.

  • Watching the Fed through jobless claims Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:01 AM ET
    Job seekers wait to be interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara.

    Investors will watch weekly jobless claims for indications that the growth trend is still positive and support a rate hike sooner rather than later.

  • Are floodgates about to open for Australia M&A? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:38 AM ET

    Shell's takeover bid for BG may be a harbinger of more deals for Australia's resources sector, which has taken a body blow from low commodity prices.

  • World stocks keep rising on greater optimism Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    A buying spree by mainland Chinese investors pushed Hong Kong's benchmark sharply higher. HONG KONG: Hong Kong's benchmark closed at its highest level in eight years after mainland Chinese investors bought heavily. THE QUOTE: "Money came flooding into Hong Kong's stock market Wednesday, and the market took flight, trading at its highest since 2008 and setting...

  • Oil prices edge back from 6 pct fall, but outlook weak Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 8:51 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, April 9- Oil prices rose in early trading on Thursday, clawing back a part of the 6 percent slump in the previous session after a shock jump in U.S. crude inventories and record Saudi output, although analysts said sentiment remained bearish. Brent May crude was up 61 cents from its last settlement, trading at $56.16 a barrel by 0035 GMT, while U.S.

  • Cramer Remix: Playing the Apple downgrade Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 7:14 PM ET
    Jim Cramer speaks with Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook on the 10th Anniversary of Mad Money.

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer on how to react to the rare downgrade ahead of the Apple Watch release.

  • Cramer: Instant wealth? The right way to do a deal Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
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    Jim Cramer reviews how one deal can be instant wealth creation or instant wealth destruction.

  • Why jobless claims report is more critical than usual Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 5:44 PM ET
    Job seekers wait to be interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara.

    Investors will watch weekly jobless claims for indications that the growth trend is still positive and support a rate hike sooner rather than later.

  • Energy investors, beware ‘the great cram-down’ Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 5:05 PM ET
    A floor hand for Raven Drilling works on an oil rig, drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    After Shell's BG deal, investors might be tempted to chase the next potential energy takeout. Here's why that could be a big mistake.

  • *Mylan jumps after offering to buy Perrigo for about $29 bln. *Alcoa flat in extended trading after results. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session with modest gains on Wednesday after minutes from a U.S.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- Global equity markets rose on Wednesday, with European shares hitting eight-year highs on a $70 billion takeover bid by Royal Dutch Shell, but shares pared gains after the largest U.S. crude inventory build since 2001 slammed oil prices. Equity markets briefly sold off after U.S. Energy Information Administration data showed stockpiles of U.S....

  • *Fed minutes indicate rate hike in 2015, but members differ on month. *Mylan jumps after offering to buy Perrigo for about $29 bln. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, but trading was volatile following the release of minutes from the U.S.

  • Oil tumbles 6.6%, erasing this year's gains Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    An oil well in the Permian Basin is shown in Garden City, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015.

    Oil settled at $50.42 a barrel after government data showed the largest weekly increase in US crude inventories since 2001.

  • HOUSTON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion agreement to buy BG Group Plc may be just the signal that other dealmakers need to make their own energy takeover bets, particularly in the U.S. shale sector. "Things may be changing," said Rich Eychner, an equity research associate at Raymond James in Houston. There are literally dozens of shale oil and gas...

  • *Mylan jumps after offering to buy Perrigo for about $29 bln. Mylan shares jumped 14.4 percent to $68.15, boosting the Nasdaq and the S&P healthcare sector, on news it offered to buy Perrigo for about $29 billion in cash and stock. Perrigo shares jumped 21.7 percent to $200.50.