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Ukraine tensions put new pressure on struggling stocks

Traditional safe havens such as gold are bolstered as investors seek safety amid Ukraine unrest.

EU rescue fund rejected as US bailout advances

The European Central Bank's chief and the chairperson of euro zone finance ministers rejected any need for a European rescue fund.

Europe rescues more banks as US rejects bailout

Bank rescues spread in Europe on Tuesday and some investors expressed faith that the US Congress would eventually pass a -billion bailout plan.

Pressure mounts on US over rescue package

Pressure mounted on lawmakers to agree on a -billion financial rescue plan after talks at the White House broke down in acrimony.

‘I don’t feel morally culpable’

It is my opinion that the great majority of the members of the SAP [South African Police] and SADF [South African Defence Force] were honorable, dedicated and trustworthy people and were equally uninformed about extra-legal murders, assassinations, et cetera, says former president FW de Klerk.

BA fined £270m for price-fixing

British Airways (BA) was hit with almost £270-million in fines on Wednesday as it reached settlements with United States and United Kingdom authorities for price-fixing on fuel surcharges. Archrival Virgin Atlantic Airways blew the whistle on BA last year after individuals at the two carriers discussed proposed changes to fuel surcharges for long flights.

BA fined £270m for price-fixing

British Airways (BA) was hit with almost £270-million in fines on Wednesday as it reached settlements with United States and United Kingdom authorities for price-fixing on fuel surcharges. Archrival Virgin Atlantic Airways blew the whistle on BA last year after individuals at the two carriers discussed proposed changes to fuel surcharges for long flights.

Nintendo’s Wii console hits shops in Europe

The first of Europe's gamers got their hands on Nintendo's new video games console on Friday after stores across the continent opened their doors at midnight to end die-hard fans' long wait for a Wii. In Britain some fans camped out for over two nights on Oxford Street, London's main shopping drag, to guarantee bagging a Wii, the latest entrant in the -billion global video game market.

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