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Market Overview

Stuart McPhee
Bleak Outlook For China’s Economy
By Stuart McPhee - May 23, 2013

The unexpected contraction in China’s factory activity in May has heightened the risk of a further slowdown in the second quarter, after the world’s second largest economy grew at its ...

Marcus Holland
Late FTSE 100 Rally Peaks At 12 Year High
By Marcus Holland - May 23, 2013

The FTSE 100 rallied in the final 2 hours of trading today after steady declines from late in the morning through to the afternoon saw it fall almost 14 points below its opening price. The index ...

Mingze Wu
Bernanke Supports Continued QE
By Mingze Wu - May 23, 2013

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke defended the central bank’s record stimulus program under questioning from lawmakers, telling them that ending it prematurely would endanger a recovery ...