NEW YORK (Reuters) - If history is any guide, investors who miss out on getting a slice of Alibaba's massive initial public offering may want to think twice about jumping into the stock once it hits the New York Stock Exchange.
The UK's manufacturing growth remained steady for the period between 20 August and 10 September, but this didn't halt export orders from worsening "significantly".
Officials in Brussels pulled the plug on machines with motors higher than 1,600 watts to make Britain more energy efficient, sparking panic buying.
Gill Marcus, South Africa's respected central bank governor, surprised markets on Thursday by announcing she would be stepping down from the post when her five-year term ends in November.
EasyJet has handed shareholders a 20 per cent hike in the dividend and splashed out on another big plane order to catch up with rival Ryanair and turn more of Europe's airspace orange.