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Wall Street Journal Archives - Page 1257 of 1264 -

Bonds, Euro Jump on ECB Bond Plan

September 7, 2012 |

Traders and investors ignored gaps in the European Central Bank’s new bond-buying plan, propelling Spanish and Italian bonds to their strongest levels in months, crushing the cost of insuring debt against default, and pumping the euro higher. What’s News Europe

Glencore Raises Offer for Xstrata

September 7, 2012 |

Glencore International raised its offer for Xstrata in a last-ditch effort to save the giant merger deal. What’s News Europe

Russia Wants to Avoid ‘Gas War’

September 7, 2012 |

Russia wants to avoid a “gas war” with the EU over its probe of Gazprom and would welcome a negotiated settlement between the energy giant and European authorities, its ambassador to Brussels said. What’s News Europe

Stocks Surge on Plan for Europe

September 7, 2012 |

The European Central Bank, acknowledging that Europe’s debt crisis has reached a critical stage, said it was prepared to use its most powerful tool—its printing press—to save the euro. What’s News Asia

Rajoy Resists Call to Recognize Aid Need

September 6, 2012 |

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy balked after the European Central Bank gave him an opportunity to acknowledge the need for a bailout. What’s News Europe

Amazon Unveils New Kindle Tablets

September 6, 2012 |

Amazon unveiled new versions of its Kindle Fire tablet as it ratchets up competition in the tablet market. The new Kindle Fire HD will come in a larger 8.9-inch screen for $ 299, and the price on the original Kindle Fire will drop to $ 159. US Business

ECB Unveils Bond-Buying Program

September 6, 2012 |

The ECB unveiled its most aggressive plan to date to deal with Europe’s debt crisis, promising open-ended purchases of short-maturity government bonds to keep borrowing costs down for Spain, Italy and other struggling countries. What’s News Europe

Europe Outlook Dims as Bank Meets

September 6, 2012 |

The euro zone’s economic downturn accelerated during the summer, reports suggest, raising concerns that even aggressive measures from the ECB won’t be enough to keep the bloc from sliding into a deep recession. What’s News Asia

Nokia, Motorola Race to Beat Apple

September 6, 2012 |

Apple’s smartphone rivals are rushing to promote their newest offerings, but in their haste are leaving out some key details. What’s News Europe

Glencore Bid Faces Moment of Truth

September 6, 2012 |

The Glencore-Xstrata tie-up could still be salvaged before Friday’s shareholder vote, though an impasse over price persists. US Business