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22 February 2012 Last updated at 11:16 ET

Peugeot boosted by alliance talksPeugeot logo

Peugeot shares jump 12% after the carmaker confirms it is in talks about possible "co-operations and alliances".


Peacocks sold but 3,100 jobs lost

Fashion retailer Peacocks is sold out of administration to Edinburgh Woollen Mill, saving 6,000 jobs, but 3,100 staff will be made redundant.

Air Asia planeAir Asia hit by high fuel costs

Malaysian budget airline Air Asia reports a 56% fall in fourth-quarter profit, hurt by higher fuel costs.

Robert Peston Article written by Robert Peston Robert Peston Business editor

Greece: Dangerous precedent?

Negotiators for private-sector lenders to Greece have agreed to make an unprecedented financial sacrifice, by cutting the face value of what they are owed by up to 107bn euros. But does it matter that public-sector holders of Greek bonds are not making the same sacrifice?

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Last Updated at 13:34 ET

Market index Current value Trend Variation % variation
Dow Jones 12952.33 Down -13.36 -0.10%
Nasdaq 2938.46 Down -10.11 -0.34%
S&P 500 1359.32 Down -2.89 -0.21%
FTSE 100 5916.55 Down -11.65 -0.20%
Dax 6843.87 Down -64.31 -0.93%
BBC Global 30 6068.77 Up 26.19 0.43%

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