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Japanese stocks suffer biggest one-day plunge since 2000

Japanese stocks plunged by the most in 13 years on Thursday, as traders rushed to bank profits on worries that the US was poised to scale back its money printing programme and Chinese manufacturing data disappointed.<p>The Nikkei 225 index closed down 7.32pc - or 1,143.28 points - at 14,483.98 - the …

250 million tablets will be sold in 2013

Tablet computers are growing so fast that it looks like 2014 or 2015 will be the year sales of tablets eclipse sales of PCs.<p>Here are NPD Displaysearch’s projections for sales of tablet and notebook PCs (multiply the left scale by 1,000). Pay attention to the blue bars.<p>Now compare those numbers to …

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What A Terrible Year So Far It's Been For BRICs Markets

In the latest Bedtime with BTIG note, strategist Dan Greenhaus passes along this chart of various markets and how they've performed year-to-date.<p>One thing that really stands out is how bad the performance has been from the BRICs. The two worst on here are Brazil and Russia. China and India are …

Why QE, low interest rates and volatility are an explosive mix for the markets

Critics of quantitative easing (QE)—whereby central banks push down interest rates and buy up safe assets to stimulate flagging economies—have long worried about the possible unintended consequences. The point of QE is to push down the yields on safe assets like government bonds so that investors …

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