Keyword: Stock markets

French Bank Shares End Higher

French bank shares ended higher Thursday, after lurching wildly amid negative sentiment on the financial sector and speculation about France's triple-A rating.

French banks sell-off clobbers European shares

French banking shares are hammered by worries over further European debt crises on Thursday, knocking European indexes back into the red.

Stock markets, easy money and a game now over

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The fire sweeping international stock markets brings the danger of a massive recession closer, amid frantic efforts by governments and central banks in Europe and America to ease the crisis. But, argues Martine Orange, the world of finance is starring into an abyss, only too aware that it is ‘game over' on three decades of easy money, with the public purse now empty and incapable of mounting a rescue as it did in 2008.