1. Apple (stock exchange value in Billion Euro: 679) | 2. Google (357) | 3. Microsoft (320) | 4. Facebook (207) | 5. Amazon (163) | Source: Bloomberg
Concerned over Facebook and Google's impact on news media, Australia has joined the ranks of countries that are upping the pressure on the tech giants. The inquiry hopes to uncover how they operate behind the scenes.
Despite possessing one of the world's biggest economies, Germany ranked among the top 10 in the 2018 Financial Secrecy Index. Serious tax loopholes and lax enforcement contributed to the high ranking.
An IT glitch has led to wild price moves on traders' terminals for Nasdaq-listed stocks including Apple and Google. Some stocks plunged or rose by as much as 80 percent but were never sold at the erroneous prices.
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