09Oct2015 Market Close: Markets End Session With Best Week Of The Year


Written by Gary

Markets closed mostly in the green and ends best week of year with slight gain on a quiet note as investors waited for U.S. companies to report third-quarter earnings. In today's session traders flip-flopped between the negative fundamentals of persistent oversupply and support cushions from a sixth weekly decline in U.S. oil rig counts.

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What We Read Today 08 October 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Toddler's Head Reattached By Doctors In Medical Miracle

Doctors in Australia have reattached the head of a toddler after it was severed from his spine.

Infographic Of The Day: Are Work At Home Jobs An Opportunity Or A Scam?

Companies have been training people for real work-at-home careers for years.

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Doctors in Australia have reattached the head of a toddler after it was severed from his spine.

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09Oct2015 Market Update: Markets Making Wide Swings, Flat, Mixed And Sinking, Very Low Volume, WTI Trading At High 49 Level, But Sliding

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Europe's Refugee "Crisis"

by Jayati Ghosh,

If you read or watched or listened only to the mainstream media in the North, you could be forgiven for believing that the current influx of refugees into countries of Europe is not just an important concern, but actually even the single biggest crisis in that continent.


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02 October 2015: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Improves But Remains In Contraction

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward - again improved but remains in negative territory. This index had spent 28 weeks in negative territory then 15 weeks in positive territory - and now is in its eighth week in negative territory.

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