The day ahead: Friday

August 20, 2009

Existing home sales data and a speech from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will hold the spotlight on Friday.

The day ahead: Thursday

August 19, 2009

Investors’ attention will turn to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as policy-makers from around the world gather to talk about how to prevent another global financial crisis. Results from Gap and Sears are also expected.

The day ahead: Wednesday

August 18, 2009

Light on economic data, investors will look to a smattering of quarterly results and the UBS tax case for direction. Below are the key points for the day:

How has the credit crisis affected you?

By Reuters Staff
August 18, 2009

The demise of Lehman Brothers a year ago sparked a collapse in financial market confidence and set of a series of reactions that have spread hardship into the four corners of the globe.

Mining gold in Russia’s remote Chukotka region

August 12, 2009

Chukotka, a region revived in the last eight years by the $2.5 billion investment of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich, produced a fifth of Russia’s gold in the first half of this year. Gold is the region’s passport to growth after Abramovich quit as governor last July.