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Fiscal Cliff Talks Remain at Forefront as Stocks Post Weekly Declines

Equity markets posted gains into the close of the week, helping to remove some of the losses posted previously, after the Republican Congressional leadership in the US met with President Obama and later released comments to the media suggesting that the conversations were “constructive.”
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Equity Markets Attempt a Late-Week Rally Despite Fiscal Cliff Concerns

Equity markets attempted a rally into the end of the week, paring the overall losses (-2.3%) seen in the last 5 trading sessions, as consumer configures took some attention away from the latest “fiscal cliff” discussions.
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Events in US and China to Influence Sentiment Near Term

Here we will look at some of the most critical aspects of the global economy to get a sense of where we are headed for the remainder of 2012.
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Euro Lower against Dollar as Economic Data Weighs

The Euro showed signs of stalling in its three month uptrend against the US Dollar after economic reports gave the indication that unemployment in Spain is now seen at record highs and business confidence figures in Germany dropped on continued debt concerns.
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GE, Microsoft and McDonald’s Head Lower on Weak Q3 Results

¬¬Stock markets showed a volatile performance last week, with early gains in the S&P 500 showing reversals into the end of the week as corporate earnings came in much lower than market analyst expectations.
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S&P 500 Shows Worst Weekly Performance Since June

Equity markets in the US closed lower to end Friday’s trade, with the benchmark S&P 500 stock index posting its worst weekly performance in 4 months
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Stocks Helped Higher by Stronger Employment Data

Equity markets were higher to close the week after economic reports showed strength in the US employment markets and the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its willingness to enact government bond buying programs in order to support regional growth prospects
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Stock Markets Stalling as Month, Quarter Draw to a Close

Global stock markets are trading back near their weekly lows on Friday, reversing the attempted rallies during the previous session, ahead of consumer activity data out of the US this morning.
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Stocks Reverse Stimulus Fueled Rallies

Stock markets were lower at the end of the week, reversing the strong stimulus fueled rallies seen previously, as investors took a step back and re-assessed the global economic situation in terms of its potential growth outlook
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Global Stock Markets Post New Yearly Highs on Fed Stimulus Proposals

Stock markets around the globe finished strongly into the end of the week on increased investor confidence stemming from the latest decision from the US Federal Reserve to stimulate the economy in a third round of quantitative easing
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