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Nov 7, 2011

Stocks and Markets in the News: The Debt Crisis in Europe: In Turmoil, Greece and Italy Deepen Euro Crisis

Debt Crisis in Europe
Giulio Tremonti, Italy's finance minister, left, and Jean-Claude Juncker, the Eurogroup head. Rates on Italy's debt have risen.
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Giulio Tremonti, Italy's finance minister, left, and Jean-Claude Juncker, the Eurogroup head. Rates on Italy's debt have risen.
ROME — The prospect of a new transitional government in Greece and signs that Silvio Berlusconi’s hold on power in Italy was weakening did little to reassure investors.

Greek Leaders Struggle to Form New Government

ATHENS — Prime Minister George Papandreou and his chief rival agreed to create a new government, under a new prime minister, but no lineup has yet been announced.

Stocks and Markets in the New | :Asia: Asia stocks mixed / Australia's carbon tax clears final hurdle MarketWatch |

Asia stocks mixed, as Hong Kong gains, Tokyo lags

Hong Kong stocks move higher on hopes for policy easing in China, but Japanese and Korean shares trade lower on euro-zone debt anxieties.
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The Australian | Business Briefing Update: CBA gloomy on credit growth

CBA gloomy on credit growth
COMMONWEALTH Bank says subdued credit growth will continue and  instability overseas continues to impact Australia's economy.
Concern as China property cools
Dinny Mcmahon, Esther Fung and James T. Areddy A DECLINE in China's property prices is picking up steam, raising concerns prices could drop too far and too fast.
Trade surplus narrows
AUSTRALIA'S trade surplus narrowed in September, missing expectations.
Westfield upbeat amid sales dip
Sarah Danckert WESTFIELD confirmed full-year guidance today despite a challenging retail environment and patchy sales performance.
Markets tell Berlusconi to depart
Stacy Meichtry and Giada Zampano ITALIAN PM Silvio Berlusconi was working to save his government, as Italy's borrowing costs reached new highs.
Greeks hit fresh roadblocks
Costas Paris and Alkman Granitsas GREEK politicians hit new roadblocks in their race to name an interim administration, tempering optimism of a quick change.
Confidence builds on rates
James Glynn BUSINESS confidence rose in October on speculation an improved inflation outlook had cleared a path to lower interest rates.
Trade Me priced at top of range
Cynthia Koons FAIRFAX Media has set the price on the initial public offering of 34 per cent of its Trade Me Group at $NZ2.70 a share.
Financial Markets
Stocks hold to positive ground
THE sharemarket slipped from early gains this afternoon but held to positive ground amid hopes for Greece's unity cabinet.
Stocks rise on Wall St boost
Wall St reverses deep losses
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Mining & Energy
Carbon tax passes final political hurdle
James Massola LABOR has claimed political ownership of its carbon tax, distancing itself from the Greens as the Senate passed the reform today.
Newcrest prices $US1bn of debt
Copper slips on trader caution
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2011-11-08 12:47:03.0 Carbon tax passes final political hurdle
2011-11-08 12:31:13.0 Westfield in solid shape despite sales
2011-11-08 12:30:00.0 RCR awarded major EPC contract fr...
2011-11-08 12:21:04.0 No signs of credit demand lift, says CBA
2011-11-08 12:15:55.0 Westfield rises above weak sales
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2011-11-08 12:13:24.0 Trade surplus lower than expected
2011-11-08 12:03:06.0 Confidence builds on rates
2011-11-08 11:54:27.0 Softening conditions, but confidence up
2011-11-08 11:44:21.0 CBA gloomy on credit growth
2011-11-08 11:37:31.0 Trade surplus narrows
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