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    European shares lower again after yesterday's steep falls

    European stocks suffer more losses as euro gains

    18.26 A drop in bank shares have kept European shares under pressure today, after steep losses in Asian markets and on Wall Street overnight sent investors scurrying for safe havens.

    The four men are accused of conspiring to mislead depositors, investors and lenders by making Anglo's deposits look more than €7bn larger than they actually were

    Director saw nothing improper about Anglo deposits

    18.22 A former director of treasury at Anglo Irish Bank has told the trial of four former bankers that he did not see anything improper about transactions carried out between Anglo and Irish Life and Permanent in March 2008.

    Denis O'Brien claims the Dáil speeches effectively determined his legal action against RTÉ

    Denis O'Brien case adjourned for two weeks

    18.54 Denis O'Brien's legal action against the State has been adjourned for two weeks after his lawyers told the court a discovery application aimed at giving him access to minutes of a Dáil Committee meeting could be struck out.

    Yields on Japan's 10 year bonds fell to 0.005% today

    Japan 10-year bond yield goes negative

    18.54 The yield on Japan's 10-year government bond dropped below zero today, in a first for a G7 country as panicked investors flee a bloodbath on equity markets.

    US crude stockpiles likely rose 3.9 million barrels in the week ended 5 February

    Oil prices fall nearly 6% as markets remain weak

    18.21 Oil prices fell nearly 6% today as equity markets remained weak and forecasts of swelling record high US crude stockpiles faced expectations that global demand will not grow quickly enough to erase the overhang of crude any time soon.

    84% of the votes cast were in favour of action, up to and including an all-out strike

    999 workers vote for industrial action

    18.26 999 operators working for the Emergency Call Answering Service have voted to take industrial action up to and including strike action in a dispute over pay and union recognition.

    Terror attacks in Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Paris have made tourists wary of those previously popular destinations

    TUI Group says bookings for Turkey slump 40%

    08.17 TUI Group, the world's largest tour operator, said bookings to Turkey this summer were down around 40% due to security concerns, as it reported a narrower first-quarter loss.

    German industrial output fell by 1.2% on the month, the strongest decline since August 2014

    German industrial output plunges in December

    08.36 German industrial output plunged unexpectedly in December and exports and imports also fell, data showed today, in a sign that Europe's largest economy ended 2015 on a weak footing.

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    LinkedIn reported its slowest growth in quarterly online ad revenue in more than two years.

    LinkedIn forecasts weak quarterly profits

    05 Feb LinkedIn forecast first-quarter revenue and profit below Wall Street estimates as growth slows in its ads business and its hiring services face pressure outside North America.