Stories by Mike Butcher

Media Grok: European tech markets plunge

Investors always eye the markets nervously, but over the Christmas break those eyes were a bit blearier and much more nervous. The global economy took a severe hit as last week ended and today most European papers lay the blame at the feet of US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Not for anything he did, mind you, but for what he did not do on Tuesday: lower interest rates.