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Markets await UK inflation figures; Carillion collapse fallout – business live7h Updated Markets await UK inflation figures; Carillion collapse fallout – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, including new cost of living figures and the latest fallout from Carillion’s liquidation
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Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy 14 Jan 12:12pm Updated Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy
Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: Footsie racks up another record high 12 Jan 12:57pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: Footsie racks up another record high
The FTSE 100 hit a new record for the fourth day in a row, with a 15.70 points to 7778.64. It reached 7,792.56 earlier in the session, meaning it could top 7,800 for the first time next week.
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For Bond Investors, Low Expectations in a Low-Yield World 12 Jan 10:00am For Bond Investors, Low Expectations in a Low-Yield World
Small portfolio tweaks, emerging markets and money market funds are options — but prospects for big profits are rare.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: Footsie hits three record highs in a row 11 Jan 12:13pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: Footsie hits three record highs in a row
The FTSE 100 continued its winning streak, rising 14.43 points to 7,762.94 in its third record close in a row. London's top share index reached a new trading high of 7,768.96 earlier in the session.
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PwC Banned From Auditing Listed Firms in India for Two Years 11 Jan 8:44am Updated PwC Banned From Auditing Listed Firms in India for Two Years
PricewaterhouseCoopers’ affiliates have been banned by India’s markets regulator from auditing listed companies for two years as punishment for their failure to detect a billion-dollar fraud at outsourcer Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
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Investors Spooked at Specter of Central Banks Halting Bond-Buying Spree 11 Jan 12:10am Updated Investors Spooked at Specter of Central Banks Halting Bond-Buying Spree
The most immediate fear: A sharp falloff in bond prices would rattle equity markets that are now trading at record highs.
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10 Jan 12:03pm Markets Right Now: Tech, Health Care Lead US Stocks Lower
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):
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World Bank issues warnings on interest rates and inflation 9 Jan 4:00pm World Bank issues warnings on interest rates and inflation
After better than expected growth in the global economy, Bank says financial markets are vulnerable to unforeseen negative news Financial markets are complacent about the risks of sharply higher interest rates that could be triggered by better than expected growth in the global economy this year, the World Bank has warned. The Washington-based organisation said that much of the rich west was running at full capacity as a result of a broad-based upswing in activity, but were now vulnerable to a period of rising inflation that would prompt action from central banks.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares finish at new record of 7,731 9 Jan 12:24pm MARKETS CLOSE: London shares finish at new record of 7,731
The FTSE 100 closed up 34.51 points at 7731.02, a new high for London's top index following last week's record of 7724.22.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Shares off to a fast start in London 9 Jan 12:07pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: Shares off to a fast start in London
The FTSE 100 closed 0.45% higher at 7,731. It climbed from the opening bell on Tuesday following on from a good session in Asia. Supermarkets and housebuilders are leading the pack.
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 Are markets about to crash: Five top signals flash green 9 Jan 6:28am Updated Are markets about to crash: Five top signals flash green
We take a look at why these indicators - including transport, copper and volatility - are currently saying the future direction of markets is positive.
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 Ex RBS trader rigged markets to help a friend pay bar bill 8 Jan 4:51pm Ex RBS trader rigged markets to help a friend pay bar bill
Neil Danziger got very drunk while out with a broker, who ran up a £2,000 tab. He then put through a wash trade - simultaneously selling and buying the same financial instruments.
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Stock markets at record levels, but Vauxhall cuts cuts and UK house prices fall - as it happened 8 Jan 2:11pm Stock markets at record levels, but Vauxhall cuts cuts and UK house prices fall - as it happened
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investor optimism drives shares higher in Asia and Europe
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Stock markets at record levels, but UK car industry hit by job cuts - business live 8 Jan 1:45pm Updated Stock markets at record levels, but UK car industry hit by job cuts - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investor optimism drives shares higher in Asia and Europe
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Stock markets at record levels, but UK house prices fall - business live 8 Jan 9:48am Updated Stock markets at record levels, but UK house prices fall - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investor optimism drives shares higher in Asia and Europe
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Stock markets at record levels as bull market charges on - business live 8 Jan 3:25am Updated Stock markets at record levels as bull market charges on - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investor optimism drives shares higher in Asia and Europe
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UK factories optimistic for 2018 despite Brexit concerns, survey finds 8 Jan 2:29am Updated UK factories optimistic for 2018 despite Brexit concerns, survey finds
A majority of companies polled expect global demand and growth in export markets to sustain order books Britain’s manufacturers are more upbeat about the state of the global economy than at any time since 2014 and believe demand from overseas will sustain their businesses through another year of Brexit uncertainty, a survey has shown. The poll by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF and the insurance firm AIG found 40% of the companies questioned were planning for growth in 2018 while 19% were expecting a downturn in their business.
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Maduro Cuts Off Venezuela’s Air and Sea Traffic With 3 Island Neighbors 6 Jan 3:59pm Maduro Cuts Off Venezuela’s Air and Sea Traffic With 3 Island Neighbors
The shutoff temporarily halts flights and ship traffic to and from Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, three islands that host black markets for Venezuelan contraband.
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Shares have gone through the roof: could they possibly go even higher? 6 Jan 11:00am Shares have gone through the roof: could they possibly go even higher?
As 2018 gets under way, there are clear signs that stocks are overvalued, but other factors are in play too. We ask two respected fund managers: what’s next?Shares are expensive – keep buying them. That appears to be investors’ consensus view. The storming run for stock markets in 2017 seemed almost too good to be trusted, but 2018 has started in similar style. In the US, the Dow Jones industrial average soared past 25,000 last week, almost exactly 12 months after 20,000 was achieved. In the UK, the FTSE 100 index stands at a record high. Even the Japanese market, for years an international laggard, is back at a 26-year high. Last year the MSCI World index – a proxy for a global stock market – delivered a return of 20.1%. Optimists expect more of the same. The other camp warns that a dangerous bubble is about to burst.
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 Charles Randell to run City watchdog 6 Jan 9:43am Charles Randell to run City watchdog
Charles Randell, 59, shot to fame by helping the Treasury’s bank rescues as markets teetered in 2007 and 2008 – and earned a fortune in the process with rumoured fees of £500 an hour.
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 US stock markets break records again 5 Jan 4:53pm US stock markets break records again
The country’s three major indices looked set to notch up their fourth straight day of gains at the time of going to press. And the FTSE 100 in the UK closed at a high again up 0.37 per cent, at 7724.22.
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 Top lawyer Charles Randell to run City watchdog 5 Jan 4:52pm Top lawyer Charles Randell to run City watchdog
Charles Randell, 59, shot to fame by helping the Treasury’s bank rescues as markets teetered in 2007 and 2008 – and earned a fortune in the process with rumoured fees of £500 an hour.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE finishes above 7,700 for first time 5 Jan 12:13pm MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE finishes above 7,700 for first time
The FTSE 100 closed up 28.34 at 7,724.22, notching up another record high as traders shrugged off weaker than expected US jobs figures.
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Markets at record highs ahead of US jobs report - business live 5 Jan 8:18am Updated Markets at record highs ahead of US jobs report - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, including the latest UK car sales figures and US unemployment report
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 Wall St rally lifts global markets to new highs 4 Jan 4:50pm Wall St rally lifts global markets to new highs
The S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq Composite indices all broke fresh ground amid continued exuberance following last month’s tax cut for companies and workers.
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Dow Jones hits 25,000 for first time 4 Jan 4:24pm Updated Dow Jones hits 25,000 for first time
A strong jobs survey helps to propel US stock markets to new milestones.
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Dow and FTSE hit record highs as global stock market surges continue 4 Jan 2:30pm Dow and FTSE hit record highs as global stock market surges continue
US jobs report boosts Wall Street, services lift UK shares and Japan’s Nikkei rises to 26-year high as as equity markets rally around the world The
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 at new record high, nudging 7,700 4 Jan 12:11pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 at new record high, nudging 7,700
The FTSE 100 closed at a new record high, up 24.77 points at 7,695.88, after the Dow Jones surged above 25,000 on strong US jobs figures.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Shares on the rise as oil price jumps 4 Jan 11:14am Updated MARKETS LIVE: Shares on the rise as oil price jumps
The FTSE 100 is on the rise today after a lackluster start to the new year. The bigger story is that the oil price has hit highs not seen for over two years at $62 a barrel.
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Economic optimism boosts markets as US jobs report beats forecasts- business live 4 Jan 9:38am Updated Economic optimism boosts markets as US jobs report beats forecasts- business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as Tokyo’s stock market starts 2018 with a bang, and Debenhams issues a profits warning
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Japanese stocks hit 26-year high as economic confidence boosts the markets – business live 4 Jan 3:14am Updated Japanese stocks hit 26-year high as economic confidence boosts the markets – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as Tokyo’s stock market starts 2018 with a bang, and Debenhams issues a profits warning
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Spotify closes in on stock market listing 3 Jan 1:49pm Updated Spotify closes in on stock market listing
The music streaming service is gearing up to sell stock on public markets, according to media reports.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: Pound slips to $1.35 as Next helps the FTSE 3 Jan 12:16pm MARKETS CLOSE: Pound slips to $1.35 as Next helps the FTSE
The FTSE 100 closed up 23.01 points at 7671.11, while the pound edged up to within a whisker of $1.36 before falling back.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Pound creeps up towards $1.36 3 Jan 12:09pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: Pound creeps up towards $1.36
The pound held onto its gains from yesterday and edged up to within a whisker of $1.36 on Wednesday as positive sentiment carried over.
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Mifid II: the new rules aimed at avoiding another crash 3 Jan 6:38am Mifid II: the new rules aimed at avoiding another crash
Will new European banking rules make financial markets more transparent?
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE dips as the new trading year starts 2 Jan 11:16am Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE dips as the new trading year starts
Shares dipped at the opening bell for the new year in London as investors took a little profit from the festive climb seen immediately before and after Christmas.
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In Cities With Low Unemployment, Wages Finally Start to Get Bigger 2 Jan 10:03am Updated In Cities With Low Unemployment, Wages Finally Start to Get Bigger
In U.S. cities with the tightest labor markets, workers are finding something that’s long been missing from the broader economic expansion: faster-growing paychecks.
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Marks & Spencer sells Hong Kong stores as it retreats from overseas markets 2 Jan 3:31am Marks & Spencer sells Hong Kong stores as it retreats from overseas markets
Sale of 27 stores in Hong Kong and Macau to Al-Futtaim comes as it closes UK outlets under turnaround plan Marks & Spencer is selling its stores in Hong Kong and Macau as the retailer pushes on with a wide-ranging overhaul. The clothing and food chain is selling one of its key non-UK operations to its longstanding franchise partner in the region, Al-Futtaim, for an undisclosed sum. Marks & Spencer is selling 27 stores that will keep the M&S under a franchise arrangement, which leaves Dubai-based Al-Futtaim with 72 outlets under the brand across Asia and the Middle East.
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Everything Went Right for Markets in 2017---Can That Continue? 29 Dec 2017, 7:51pm Updated Everything Went Right for Markets in 2017---Can That Continue?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its second-biggest yearly gain of the past decade in 2017, rising a surprising 25%, and many global stock markets finished the year at or near records or multiyear highs.
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Global markets end on record high after adding $9tn in 2017 29 Dec 2017, 12:59pm Updated Global markets end on record high after adding $9tn in 2017
Brexit talks progress and Trump tax cuts fuel boom as even fears of war in North Korea, upheaval in Europe and bitcoin bubble fail to dampen spirits Global stock markets have ended 2017 on record highs, gaining $9tn (£6.7tn) in value over the year due to a strong worldwide economy, President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and central banks’ go-slow approach to easing financial support. The FTSE 100 hit a new peak in London, with an all-time closing
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UK stock markets close at a record high 29 Dec 2017, 12:52pm Updated UK stock markets close at a record high
London's FTSE indexes reached new heights after confounding downbeat expectations for the year.
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FTSE 100 ends 2017 at new record high as global markets celebrate $9tn year - as it happened 29 Dec 2017, 12:07pm FTSE 100 ends 2017 at new record high as global markets celebrate $9tn year - as it happened
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors count their profits on the final trading day of 2017
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares push to a new all-time highs 29 Dec 2017, 10:16am Updated MARKETS CLOSE: London shares push to a new all-time highs
For the second year in a row, the FTSE 100 has ended the year at an all-time high.
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FTSE 100 ends 2017 at new record high as global markets celebrate $9tn year - business live 29 Dec 2017, 9:40am Updated FTSE 100 ends 2017 at new record high as global markets celebrate $9tn year - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors count their profits on the final trading day of 2017
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FTSE 100 hits record high as global markets celebrate $9tn year - business live 29 Dec 2017, 7:20am FTSE 100 hits record high as global markets celebrate $9tn year - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors count their profits on the final trading day of 2017
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FTSE 100 hits record high as global markets celebrate $9 trillion year - business live 29 Dec 2017, 7:02am FTSE 100 hits record high as global markets celebrate $9 trillion year - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors count their profits on the final trading day of 2017
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FTSE 100 hits record high as global markets celebrate boom year - business live 29 Dec 2017, 6:47am Updated FTSE 100 hits record high as global markets celebrate boom year - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors count their profits on the final trading day of 2017
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 index flat after record high 28 Dec 2017, 12:05pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 index flat after record high
The FTSE-100 index at the close was up 2.20 at 7622.88.
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FTSE 100 hits new high as markets reopen 27 Dec 2017, 12:10pm FTSE 100 hits new high as markets reopen
The FTSE 100 has climbed to a fresh record high as UK markets reopened after the Christmas break.
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Goodbye, George Bailey: Decline of Rural Lending Crimps Small-Town Business 26 Dec 2017, 11:17am Updated Goodbye, George Bailey: Decline of Rural Lending Crimps Small-Town Business
Banks are closing branches and paring credit in rural America, focusing instead on booming urban markets. That leaves communities without the friendly faces of finance that once sustained them, and worsens an already tough economic environment.
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Tax Overhaul Could Jolt Dollar as Firms Bring Home Cash 25 Dec 2017, 11:52pm Updated Tax Overhaul Could Jolt Dollar as Firms Bring Home Cash
A provision of the tax overhaul is expected to release a tide of U.S. corporate cash from abroad, a development likely to jolt the dollar and reverberate throughout financial markets early next year.
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Stock markets rally as Donald Trump plays Santa over tax 24 Dec 2017, 1:59am Stock markets rally as Donald Trump plays Santa over tax
As the year draws to an end, the Dow and FTSE 100 are close to record highs – but there could be some volatility aheadIt’s a tradition of stock markets that December usually sees a Santa rally. This year, though, we’ve had a tax rally, thanks to Donald Trump’s business-friendly fiscal reforms, which finally made their tortuous way through the US legislative process. With just a few days left until the end of the year, US and UK markets are close to their record highs, with the FTSE 100
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Complacent regulators have two years to prevent a financial crash 23 Dec 2017, 11:00am Complacent regulators have two years to prevent a financial crash
Outside Brexit Britain, the view looks rosy and borrowing is being pushed to new highs. What could go wrong? Almost everythingThere is a complacency in the air as we stumble into 2018. Global economic forecasts are coated with sugar. Stock markets keep heading skywards and borrowing is at an
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 Is the great US stock boom about to end? 23 Dec 2017, 5:28am Updated Is the great US stock boom about to end?
American stock markets have enjoyed a stellar return in the past year. But some experts worry that the bull run that has sent US shares to record highs could come crashing down.
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Foreign cash driving top-end house prices in Vancouver and Toronto 22 Dec 2017, 8:38pm Foreign cash driving top-end house prices in Vancouver and Toronto
The value of some houses owned by non-residents is nearly 50% higher than those owned by residents in Toronto, analysis reveals Foreign buyers are driving up the prices of homes in Canada’s two largest housing markets, according to research which will intensify the debate around overseas property ownership in the expensive cities of Vancouver and Toronto.
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Americans Shop More, Save Less This Holiday Season 22 Dec 2017, 8:12pm Americans Shop More, Save Less This Holiday Season
Americans are spending more and saving less this holiday season, driven to consume by low unemployment, robust confidence and buoyant financial markets, with the prospect of tax cuts hitting their paychecks by February potentially adding fuel in the months ahead.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Bitcoin takes a pre-Christmas bath 22 Dec 2017, 12:36pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: Bitcoin takes a pre-Christmas bath
The FTSE 100 dropped back from its record high achieved yesterday as Santa’s rally knocked off early. London’s leading stock market finished at 7,592.7.
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22 Dec 2017, 12:03pm Markets Right Now: Stocks Move Lower in Midday Trading
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):
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U.S. Consumer Spending Rises in November, Savings Rate at 10-Year Low 22 Dec 2017, 10:54am U.S. Consumer Spending Rises in November, Savings Rate at 10-Year Low
Americans spent more and saved less in November, a sign that low unemployment, robust consumer confidence, the prospect of tax cuts and buoyant financial markets are underpinning a strong holiday shopping season.
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U.S. Consumer Spending Rises in November, Savings Rate At Ten-Year Low 22 Dec 2017, 10:24am Updated U.S. Consumer Spending Rises in November, Savings Rate At Ten-Year Low
Americans spent more and saved less in November, a sign that consumer confidence, the prospect of tax cuts and buoyant financial markets are underpinning a strong holiday spending season.
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22 Dec 2017, 9:45am Markets Right Now: Stocks Open Slightly Lower on Wall Street
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):
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Spanish stock market tumbles after Catalan election – business live 22 Dec 2017, 4:22am Updated Spanish stock market tumbles after Catalan election – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as markets by snap regional elections in Catalonia, and bitcoin slides again
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 hits record high above 7600 21 Dec 2017, 12:39pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 hits record high above 7600
The FTSE 100 closed at a record high, up 78.76 at 7603.98, as investors continued to celebrate the passing of the US tax reform bill.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 closes at record high 21 Dec 2017, 11:56am MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 closes at record high
The FTSE 100 closed at a record high as investors continued to celebrate the passing of the US tax reform bill.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares flat as festive rally dies out 21 Dec 2017, 11:45am Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares flat as festive rally dies out
The FTSE 100 opened flat and was trading up 1.81 points at 7,527. Yesterday the UK bluechip index closed at 7,525.22, having retreated from overnight highs of 7535.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares slide ahead of US tax cuts 20 Dec 2017, 12:23pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: London shares slide ahead of US tax cuts
The FTSE 100 closed down 18.87 points at 7525.22, as traders started to take profits ahead of the the official passing of US tax cuts in Washington later.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares flat 20 Dec 2017, 10:40am Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares flat
In focus this session will be the US tax reform roller-coaster, with Trump trying to pass his first major elusive legislative win through before Turkey time.
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 Banks face tougher rules to access EU markets after Brexit 20 Dec 2017, 9:36am Updated Banks face tougher rules to access EU markets after Brexit
The European Commission is due to set out its terms for allowing the City of London (pictured) to continue as the EU's leading financial centre after Brexit.
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 Tesco given the all clear to plough ahead with Booker deal 20 Dec 2017, 4:56am Updated Tesco given the all clear to plough ahead with Booker deal
Consumers are unlikely to experience price hikes after the deal because there is sufficiently 'strong' rivalry in the sector, the Competition and Markets Authority said.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 flat as US markets take a breather 19 Dec 2017, 12:31pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 flat as US markets take a breather
The FTSE 100 closed up 7.08 points at 7544.09, as US markets stalled ahead of what is expected to be a successful final push for tax cuts by the Republican party in Washington.
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Trump tax bill drives world markets to record highs – business live 19 Dec 2017, 9:51am Updated Trump tax bill drives world markets to record highs – business live
Stocks have hit new peaks ahead of a vote on tax reforms in America later today
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 FTSE 100 stable as US markets hit record highs overnight 19 Dec 2017, 9:13am Updated FTSE 100 stable as US markets hit record highs overnight
US equity markets continued where they left off last week once again posting new record highs with the Nasdaq pushing above 7,000 for the first time ever.
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Bitcoin not a threat to financial stability, say European economists 19 Dec 2017, 7:55am Bitcoin not a threat to financial stability, say European economists
Survey of 50 academics reveals majority are not worried about risks posed to mainstream markets
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares shoot higher on Trump hopes 18 Dec 2017, 2:38pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares shoot higher on Trump hopes
There were signs of a - tax bill-inspired - Santa rally this morning.
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IPPR proposes creation of ‘shared market’ for UK and EU 17 Dec 2017, 7:02pm IPPR proposes creation of ‘shared market’ for UK and EU
The IPPR proposes a post-Brexit trade deal based on the UK and the EU sharing each other's markets.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Focus on Brussels once again 15 Dec 2017, 11:32am Updated MARKETS LIVE: Focus on Brussels once again
Shares were steady on Friday as the sign-off on phase one of Brexiti s safely negotiated.
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Americans Are Spending More Than Expected as Holiday Season Heats Up 14 Dec 2017, 7:49pm Americans Are Spending More Than Expected as Holiday Season Heats Up
Americans are spending more this holiday season than analysts expected, fueled by income gains, confidence in the economic outlook, buoyant financial markets and modest inflation.
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 Laundry firms fined by Competition and Markets Authority 14 Dec 2017, 4:50pm Laundry firms fined by Competition and Markets Authority
Under their agreement, Micronclean would serve customers north of a line drawn between London and Anglesey, while Berendsen Cleanroom Services sought clients to the south of it.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE slips as Bank holds rates at 0.5% 14 Dec 2017, 12:23pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE slips as Bank holds rates at 0.5%
The FTSE 100 closed down 48.39 at 7448.12, as the Bank of England and European Central Bank both kept rates on hold today.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Shares slip as markets digest US rate hike 14 Dec 2017, 12:00pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: Shares slip as markets digest US rate hike
The FTSE 100 closed down 48.39 points at 7,448.12. The Bank of England has held rates at 0.5% in a unanimous vote.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: Banks post gains in London 13 Dec 2017, 12:39pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: Banks post gains in London
The FTSE 100 closed down 3.90 points at 7496.51, with gains among banks helping to keep London's index almost level on the day.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Investors turn attention to the Fed 13 Dec 2017, 11:39am Updated MARKETS LIVE: Investors turn attention to the Fed
America's interest rate setters are meeting today to confirm what is widely expected to be the next rate rise over the Atlantic.
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UK employment total drops, but pay growth picks up - business live 13 Dec 2017, 6:41am Updated UK employment total drops, but pay growth picks up - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest UK labour market statistics, and other events across the markets
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UK unemployment report puts pay growth in focus - business live 13 Dec 2017, 4:07am Updated UK unemployment report puts pay growth in focus - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest UK labour market statistics, and other events across the markets
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London finishes up as oil price strengthens 12 Dec 2017, 12:29pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: London finishes up as oil price strengthens
The FTSE 100 closed up 46.93 points at 7500.41, as traders digest a rise in the headline inflation rate to 3.1 per cent.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Brent crude breaks above $65 a barrel 12 Dec 2017, 12:04pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: Brent crude breaks above $65 a barrel
Brent crude breaks above $65 a barrel. In focus today will be a UK Inflation data barrage with expectations for a slight pick-up in Consumer Price Inflation in November.
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Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal 12 Dec 2017, 8:19am Updated Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal
French property firm Unibail-Rodamco hopes to launch Westfield shopping centres in new markets.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: Miners help push Footsie higher 11 Dec 2017, 12:28pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: Miners help push Footsie higher
The FTSE 100 closed up 59.52 points at 7453.48, as a weaker pound aided exporters and miners benefited from an analyst upgrade.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 starts on the up 11 Dec 2017, 10:18am Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 starts on the up
The FTSE 100 has kicked off up 0.4 per cent to 7,423.51 this morning. Data compiled by IHS Markit has revealed that consumer spending fell by 0.9 per cent in November compared to a year ago.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 and pound stable 8 Dec 2017, 11:07am Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 and pound stable
Theresa May has finalised a deal with the EU that will unlock talks on trade after frantic night-long negotiations.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE and pound flat 7 Dec 2017, 1:33pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE and pound flat
The FTSE 100 index at the close was down 27.28 at 7320.75. PM Theresa May has given herself until the end of TODAY to seal a deal over Ireland.
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Fed Report Says Total Household Net Worth Rise 7 Dec 2017, 12:17pm Fed Report Says Total Household Net Worth Rise
The total net worth of U.S. households climbed further into record territory in the third quarter of 2017, reaching $96.939 trillion as stock markets and property prices boosted Americans’ wealth.
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Homes near Christmas markets – in pictures 7 Dec 2017, 6:32am Homes near Christmas markets – in pictures
Treat yourself with these properties close to festive shopping opportunities, from Birmingham to Vienna
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Ryanair pilots threaten to strike in run-up to Christmas 6 Dec 2017, 1:50pm Ryanair pilots threaten to strike in run-up to Christmas
Airline dismisses likelihood of disruption after pilots in Italy vote to strike, while staff in Portugal and Ireland also consider action Ryanair is facing the threat of pre-Christmas industrial action in three European markets, including its first ever pilots’ strike. Pilots in Italy have voted to strike for four hours on 15 December, while colleagues in Dublin are voting on whether to follow suit, just days after Portuguese pilots voted in favour of industrial action.
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Markets edgy on geopolitical worries, but bitcoin surges through $12,000 - as it happened 6 Dec 2017, 12:34pm Markets edgy on geopolitical worries, but bitcoin surges through $12,000 - as it happened
Worries over Brexit, US tax reforms and the debt ceiling are all weighing on shares today
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 higher but pound finishes lower 6 Dec 2017, 12:04pm MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 higher but pound finishes lower
David Davis admitted no Brexit impact assessments have been carried out by Whitehall.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 and pound head south 6 Dec 2017, 11:56am Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 and pound head south
It seems the usual negative pound/positive FTSE 100 correlation has become a bit slack this week, with the day’s negative sentiment plaguing not only sterling but the UK index as well.
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Markets edgy on geopolitical worries, but bitcoin surges through $12,000 - business live 6 Dec 2017, 11:19am Markets edgy on geopolitical worries, but bitcoin surges through $12,000 - business live
Worries over Brexit, US tax reforms and the debt ceiling are all weighing on shares today
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Markets hit by geopolitical worries, but bitcoin surges through $12,000 - business live 6 Dec 2017, 11:03am Updated Markets hit by geopolitical worries, but bitcoin surges through $12,000 - business live
Worries over Brexit, US tax reforms and the debt ceiling are all weighing on shares today
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Support Wavers for Senate Bill to Shore Up Health-Insurance Markets 5 Dec 2017, 4:40pm Updated Support Wavers for Senate Bill to Shore Up Health-Insurance Markets
Republicans appear to be on the brink of striking down the Affordable Care Act’s health-insurance requirement. But the fate of a bipartisan bill that centrist Republicans hoped would offset some of the fallout is in doubt.
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The Great Tax-Windfall Surprise 5 Dec 2017, 12:58pm Updated The Great Tax-Windfall Surprise
The biggest winners of the Republican tax plan are corporations. How they actually spend their windfall could jolt the economy and surprise markets.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares up but the pound is down 5 Dec 2017, 12:27pm MARKETS CLOSE: London shares up but the pound is down
In focus today was the failed Brexit talks yesterday as PM Theresa May tries to salvage a deal with the EU. The FTSE 100 index at the close was down 11.47 at 7327.50.
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Support Waves for Senate Bill to Shore Up Health-Insurance Markets 5 Dec 2017, 12:26pm Updated Support Waves for Senate Bill to Shore Up Health-Insurance Markets
Republicans appear to be on the brink of striking down the Affordable Care Act’s health-insurance requirement. But the fate of a bipartisan bill that centrist Republicans hoped would offset some of the fallout is in doubt.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares up but the pound is down 5 Dec 2017, 11:09am Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares up but the pound is down
In focus today will be the fallout from yesterday’s failed Brexit talks as PM Theresa May tries to salvage a deal with the EU.
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 Get an investing Plan B to protect against a market crash 5 Dec 2017, 9:13am Get an investing Plan B to protect against a market crash
History teaches us that bull runs never last forever and eventually markets will plunge into a bear territory, or even worse face a full-on crash. Here's how to protect against that.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares push higher as May jets off 4 Dec 2017, 11:56am MARKETS CLOSE: London shares push higher as May jets off
The FTSE 100 closed 38.48 points higher at 7,338.97.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares push higher as May jets off 4 Dec 2017, 11:11am Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares push higher as May jets off
In focus today will be all-important Brexit talks taking place in Brussels.
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 British factory sales boom as export demands increase  4 Dec 2017, 4:06am Updated British factory sales boom as export demands increase 
Sales are booming at British factories thanks to strong international demand. Companies are seeing strong growth in exports and orders from European markets in particular.
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Advertising: Company Markets Itself to the Newly Divorced With a Ring to Sell 3 Dec 2017, 7:25pm Advertising: Company Markets Itself to the Newly Divorced With a Ring to Sell
Worthy, which auctions used jewelry on its website, hopes to attract women with a message that the cash can set them on the road to personal freedom.
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Financial markets could be over-heating, warns central bank body 3 Dec 2017, 12:15pm Financial markets could be over-heating, warns central bank body
Bank for International Settlements’ quarterly health check warns global economy resembles era just before financial crash Investors are ignoring warning signs that financial markets could be overheating and consumer debts are rising to unsustainable levels, the global body for central banks has warned in its quarterly financial health check. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said the situation in the global economy was similar to the pre-2008 crash era when investors, seeking high returns, borrowed heavily to invest in risky assets, despite moves by central banks to tighten access to credit.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 ends in the red; pound at $1.35 1 Dec 2017, 12:50pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 ends in the red; pound at $1.35
The FTSE 100 closed down 26.18 points at 7300.49, as traders digested news that a key Donald Trump ally is to plead guilty to lying to the FBI in the Russia probe.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 in the red 1 Dec 2017, 11:42am MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 in the red
How the FTSE and pound perform as the day goes on will likely be dependent on the state of November’s manufacturing PMI.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 in the red 1 Dec 2017, 11:36am Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 in the red
How the FTSE and pound perform as the day goes on will likely be dependent on the state of November’s manufacturing PMI.
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 Neil Woodford losing count of the ‘lights flashing red’ 1 Dec 2017, 9:01am Updated Neil Woodford losing count of the ‘lights flashing red’
Britain's highest profile fund manager Neil Woodford has warned that financial markets now have 'many flashing red lights.'
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Economy, Markets Rev Up 1 Dec 2017, 3:40am Updated Economy, Markets Rev Up
The U.S. economy is headed into the final stretch of 2017 powered by one of sturdiest periods of growth in its nine-year expansion, a vigor that is helping drive stock-market indexes to new highs.
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30 Nov 2017, 6:59pm Updated Markets Pass Another Milestone, as Investors Remain Fearless
The latest landmark — Dow 24,000 — reflects optimism about rising profits and lower taxes, and a seeming imperviousness to unsettling news.
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Electricity Prices Plummet as Gas and Wind Gain Traction 30 Nov 2017, 4:35pm Updated Electricity Prices Plummet as Gas and Wind Gain Traction
The rapid rise of wind and natural gas as sources of electricity is roiling U.S. power markets, forcing more companies to close older generating plants.
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Electricity Prices Plummet as Gas and Wind Gain Traction and Demand Stalls 30 Nov 2017, 1:04pm Updated Electricity Prices Plummet as Gas and Wind Gain Traction and Demand Stalls
The rapid rise of wind and natural gas as sources of electricity is roiling U.S. power markets, forcing more companies to close older generating plants.
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Funding shortfall may force UK care homes to close, says watchdog 30 Nov 2017, 7:07am Funding shortfall may force UK care homes to close, says watchdog
Fees paid by councils fail to meet costs of caring for residents, according to Competition and Markets Authority The UK care home market is grappling with an unsustainable £1bn-a-year funding gap that could spark a string of closures across the country, the competition watchdog has warned. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said resident fees paid by councils
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Fed Reports Economic Gains, Strengthening Price Pressures 29 Nov 2017, 2:20pm Updated Fed Reports Economic Gains, Strengthening Price Pressures
Economic activity expanded at a “modest to moderate pace” in recent weeks amid signs of rising prices and ongoing strength in labor markets, the Federal Reserve’s beige book report said Wednesday.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares fall pound rally 29 Nov 2017, 12:56pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares fall pound rally
The UK has offered a larger potential 'divorce bill to the EU - which could be worth up to €50billion.
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Why German Markets Aren’t Worried About Angela Merkel. Yet. 28 Nov 2017, 6:33pm Why German Markets Aren’t Worried About Angela Merkel. Yet.
A strong economy and faith in Germany’s political system soothe investors. But the country’s prosperity may mask challenges down the road.
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Breakingviews: Jerome Powell Shows Mastery of Central Bank Arts 28 Nov 2017, 5:48pm Breakingviews: Jerome Powell Shows Mastery of Central Bank Arts
Mr. Powell breezed through his Senate confirmation hearing. The prospect of stability after Janet Yellen departs will please the markets.
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Oxford University to issue 100-year bond worth £250m 28 Nov 2017, 1:43pm Oxford University to issue 100-year bond worth £250m
Oxford looks to raise money for investment through capital markets as ratings agency Moody’s gives university highest rating The University of Oxford has become the latest higher education institution in Britain to raise money for investment through the international capital markets, by issuing a bond worth £250m that it plans to pay back in 100 years time. Oxford has appointed investment bankers JP Morgan to sell its bond, which is expected to be attractive for pension funds and similar institutions looking for a stable, long-term investment.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE bank shares in focus   28 Nov 2017, 12:04pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE bank shares in focus  
The Bank warned that it would need to look at whether banks needed to boost their financial balance sheet strength in case of a 'disorderly' Brexit.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares slide 27 Nov 2017, 12:55pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: London shares slide
FTSE 100 closed down 0.35%, or 25.74 points lower at 7,383.9. The drop comes after weakness in Asia overnight, China equities turning lower again, led by financials.
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 Project Tuna! Plan to target super-rich punters 23 Nov 2017, 4:50pm Project Tuna! Plan to target super-rich punters
Trading firm CMC Markets, which is run by former Tory party treasurer Peter Cruddas (pictured), is hoping to win new business from the super rich.
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 FTSE slides as UK markets get back to the usual business 23 Nov 2017, 11:31am Updated FTSE slides as UK markets get back to the usual business
It's the day after the Lord Mayor’s show as markets get back to their usual fare after yesterday’s Budget.
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CMC chair steps down two years after float 22 Nov 2017, 1:28pm CMC chair steps down two years after float
The chairman of CMC Markets, the financial spread-betting firm founded by Peter Cruddas, the former Tory treasurer, is to step down two years after its London flotation.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 ticks higher on Budget day 22 Nov 2017, 12:29pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 ticks higher on Budget day
The FTSE 100 closed up 7.68 points at 7419.02, as Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered a Budget aimed at helping homebuyers and the young.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 ticks higher 22 Nov 2017, 12:07pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 ticks higher
In focus is the UK Autumn Budget and what Chancellor Hammond does or does not give away, given the fiscal constraints he faces in preparing the economy for Brexit.
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Is the NHS being taken for a ride on drug prices? We need to know | Nils Pratley 22 Nov 2017, 1:45am Updated Is the NHS being taken for a ride on drug prices? We need to know | Nils Pratley
The competition watchdog is investigating, but we need a wider inquiry into pharmaceutical firms’ practices The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has discovered a rich seam for inquiries – pharmaceutical companies allegedly gouging the National Health Service. Pfizer, together with a small UK company called Flynn Pharma,
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares close higher ahead of Budget 21 Nov 2017, 12:51pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: London shares close higher ahead of Budget
The FTSE 100 closed up 21.88 points at 7411.34 as traders digested upbeat US housing data and pondered what might be in Philip Hammond's Budget tomorrow.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares firm 21 Nov 2017, 11:54am MARKETS CLOSE: London shares firm
The UK economy is once again in the spotlight this morning ahead of tomorrow’s autumn budget when we get the latest public sector borrowing numbers for October.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares firm 21 Nov 2017, 11:14am Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares firm
The UK economy is once again in the spotlight this morning ahead of tomorrow’s autumn budget when we get the latest public sector borrowing numbers for October.
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Existing-Home Sales Rise 2.0% in October 21 Nov 2017, 10:12am Existing-Home Sales Rise 2.0% in October
Sales of previously-owned homes grew robustly in October, as home sales continued to rebound in recently hurricane-ravaged markets.
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Drug firm Concordia overcharged NHS with 6,000% price rise, says watchdog 21 Nov 2017, 8:50am Drug firm Concordia overcharged NHS with 6,000% price rise, says watchdog
CMA accuses Canadian firm of overcharging by £100m on thyroid drug with price per pack rising from £4.46 to £258 in 10 years Concordia International, the Canadian drug company, has overcharged the NHS by more than £100m in the past decade for a life-changing thyroid drug, according to Britain’s competition watchdog. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had provisionally found that Concordia had
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares lower 21 Nov 2017, 7:55am Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares lower
The UK economy is once again in the spotlight this morning ahead of tomorrow’s autumn budget when we get the latest public sector borrowing numbers for October.
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Concordia overcharged NHS for thyroid drug, says watchdog 21 Nov 2017, 2:47am Concordia overcharged NHS for thyroid drug, says watchdog
The NHS was overcharged for a key thyroid drug, the Competition and Markets Authority says.
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Markets edgy as German president demands responsibility after coalition talks collapse – as it happened 20 Nov 2017, 2:35pm Updated Markets edgy as German president demands responsibility after coalition talks collapse – as it happened
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors digest Angela Merkel’s failure to reach a deal with Germany’s Free Democrats.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE rebounds from a rough start 20 Nov 2017, 12:25pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE rebounds from a rough start
The FTSE 100 closed up 8.78 points at 7,389.46. Shares rebounded after a bad opening at the start of the new week as German government coalition negotiations collapsed.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Shares on the slide as sentiment turns 20 Nov 2017, 11:02am Updated MARKETS LIVE: Shares on the slide as sentiment turns
Shares have rebounded after a bad opening at the start of the new week due to various geopolitical worries and some profit taking among investors.
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Markets edgy as German president demands responsibility after coalition talks collapse – business live 20 Nov 2017, 9:44am Updated Markets edgy as German president demands responsibility after coalition talks collapse – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors digest Angela Merkel’s failure to reach a deal with Germany’s Free Democrats.
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Markets rattled as German coalition talks collapse – business live 20 Nov 2017, 8:46am Updated Markets rattled as German coalition talks collapse – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors digest Angela Merkel’s failure to reach a deal with Germany’s Free Democrats.
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 NEWTON GLOBAL EMERGING MARKETS: Boss wants you sleep well 20 Nov 2017, 6:07am NEWTON GLOBAL EMERGING MARKETS: Boss wants you sleep well
Away from the big Russian oil firms and Chinese banks which make up a quarter of leading emerging market indices, Rob Marshall-Lee says investment opportunities abound.
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Locus Robotics Raises $25 Million in Round Led by Scale Venture Partners 20 Nov 2017, 6:00am Locus Robotics Raises $25 Million in Round Led by Scale Venture Partners
Locus Robotics Corp., whose robots help workers fulfill e-commerce orders, raised $25 million in a funding round led by Scale Venture Partners that the company plans to use to develop new products and expand into new markets.
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 Emerging markets fund boss aims to help you sleep soundly 19 Nov 2017, 6:26am Updated Emerging markets fund boss aims to help you sleep soundly
Active fund management is under attack like never before. Many people think it is too expensive and fails to deliver the outperformance its promoters promise.
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Brexit lacks credibility – but Remainers lack leadership 19 Nov 2017, 2:00am Brexit lacks credibility – but Remainers lack leadership
Past generations of British politicians proved equal to the crises that faced them. This time, there is a strong whiff of panic in the corridors of powerTo say that the lunatics have taken over the asylum would doubtless be termed politically incorrect. But the uncomfortable truth is that a bunch of ideological Brexit clowns have perpetrated a coup on the British government and the majority of the British people. Seldom – or, to be more precise, never – in half a century of covering British economics have I encountered such a failure of leadership at a time of crisis. We came close to the abyss in 1976 but were saved by Jim Callaghan, the prime minister, and Denis Healey, the chancellor. On that occasion, after fraught talks, the two held the cabinet together and negotiated a loan from the International Monetary Fund which restored our credibility in the markets.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Carillion issues a profit warning 17 Nov 2017, 12:12pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: Carillion issues a profit warning
UK stocks fell back into the red, ending a short-lived recovery, as takeover interest boosted Sky and construction firm Carillion plummeted after warning it would breach debt covenants.
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 MARKETS LIVE: All eyes on retail sales update 16 Nov 2017, 10:51am Updated MARKETS LIVE: All eyes on retail sales update
After yesterday’s wages and jobs date attention turns to an expected retail sales update.
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Walmart helps to lift US markets 16 Nov 2017, 10:40am Walmart helps to lift US markets
Shares in the retail giant jump after it reports stronger-than-expected sales growth at its stores and online.
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 Tesco Opticians and Vision Express merger in the clear 15 Nov 2017, 5:07pm Tesco Opticians and Vision Express merger in the clear
The Competition and Markets Authority will not launch a second phase probe although it has pinpointed three locations where the move would result in a worse deal for customers.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 ends on a low note 15 Nov 2017, 12:46pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 ends on a low note
The FTSE 100 closed down 41.81 points at 7372.61, with miners among the fallers in London amid fears of a slowdown in Chinese growth.
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Tesco boss got the Booker deal past the watchdog – can he convince investors? 15 Nov 2017, 3:56am Updated Tesco boss got the Booker deal past the watchdog – can he convince investors?
The CMA’s decision to clear the £3.7bn takeover is baffling, and seems unlikely to get the thumbs-up from all shareholders The Competition and Markets Authority rarely fails to surprise. The watchdog worked itself into a fine fury a couple of years ago over the obscure merger between Poundland and 99p Stores. It eventually reached the commonsense conclusion that the deal would not deliver a fatal blow to competition on the high street, but it needed two attempts to get there. Now, presented with the more substantial £3.7bn takeover of Booker by Tesco, the CMA has declared that it can’t see why anybody would make a fuss. Small convenience stores should not worry about Tesco getting even bigger. The catering trade will be unaffected, apparently.
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Tesco boss got Booker deal past watchdog – can he convince investors? 14 Nov 2017, 2:10pm Tesco boss got Booker deal past watchdog – can he convince investors?
The CMA’s decision to clear the £3.7bn takeover is baffling, and seems unlikely to get the thumbs-up from all shareholders The Competition and Markets Authority rarely fails to surprise. The watchdog worked itself into a fine fury a couple of years ago over the obscure merger between Poundland and 99p Stores. It eventually reached the commonsense conclusion that the deal would not deliver a fatal blow to competition on the high street, but it needed two attempts to get there. Now, presented with the more substantial £3.7bn takeover of Booker by Tesco, the CMA has declared that it can’t see why anybody would make a fuss. Small convenience stores should not worry about Tesco getting even bigger. The catering trade will be unaffected, apparently.
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UK inflation remains at 3% as cheaper fuel helps hold down rate 14 Nov 2017, 10:46am Updated UK inflation remains at 3% as cheaper fuel helps hold down rate
Analysts say effects of Brexit vote may have peaked and Bank of England may now tread carefully on interest rates Signs that Britain’s post EU-referendum surge in the cost of living has peaked have emerged after the annual inflation rate remained unchanged at 3%. In a surprise to the Bank of England and the financial markets, cheaper fuel and furniture prevented inflation as measured by the consumer prices index from picking up in October.
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 Tesco shares jump as CMA gives green light to Booker deal 14 Nov 2017, 8:49am Updated Tesco shares jump as CMA gives green light to Booker deal
The provisional clearance by the Competition Markets Authority comes despite concerns that the tie-up could lead to higher prices in about 350 areas across the UK.
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Post-Brexit vote surge in UK inflation may have peaked at 3% 14 Nov 2017, 8:35am Updated Post-Brexit vote surge in UK inflation may have peaked at 3%
Cheaper fuel and furniture prevent rise in cost of living from picking up speed as analysts suggest inflationary effects of EU referendum may be over Signs that Britain’s post EU-referendum surge in the cost of living has peaked have emerged after the annual inflation rate remained unchanged at 3%. In a surprise to the Bank of England and the financial markets, cheaper fuel and furniture prevented inflation as measured by the consumer prices index from picking up in October.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares tick higher 13 Nov 2017, 7:32am Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares tick higher
Business leaders from Europe will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the future of UK-EU trade post-Brexit.
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Trump’s Trade Policy Is Lifting Exports. Of Canadian Lobster. 12 Nov 2017, 8:05pm Trump’s Trade Policy Is Lifting Exports. Of Canadian Lobster.
How overseas markets opened to a remote Nova Scotian factory, giving it an edge over competitors in Maine.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 falls rounding off a mixed week 10 Nov 2017, 11:49am MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 falls rounding off a mixed week
In focus today, will be the second day of round six of UK-EU Brexit negotiations in Brussels.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 falls rounding off a mixed week 10 Nov 2017, 11:29am Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 falls rounding off a mixed week
In focus today, will be the second day of round six of UK-EU Brexit negotiations in Brussels.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 falls 10 Nov 2017, 5:09am Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 falls
In focus today, will be the second day of round six of UK-EU Brexit negotiations in Brussels.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 gains 10 Nov 2017, 4:59am Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE 100 gains
In focus today, will be the second day of round six of UK-EU Brexit negotiations in Brussels.
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StubHub and Viagogo offices raided in ticket touting investigation 9 Nov 2017, 10:00pm StubHub and Viagogo offices raided in ticket touting investigation
Competition and Markets Authority officials seize data relating to schemes that allegedly benefit industrial-scale touts Investigators have raided the offices of ticket resale companies StubHub and Viagogo as part of a
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EC slashes UK growth forecasts but hikes eurozone; markets fall - as it happened 9 Nov 2017, 12:12pm EC slashes UK growth forecasts but hikes eurozone; markets fall - as it happened
European Commission says Brexit uncertainty will hurt UK investment, but the rest of Europe is doing ‘significantly better than expected’
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 Northern regions to be hit hardest by Brexit 9 Nov 2017, 11:51am Updated Northern regions to be hit hardest by Brexit
Northern regions are between 50-60 per cent more dependent on EU markets for their prosperity than London, IPPR North said in its latest report.
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EC slashes UK growth forecasts but hikes eurozone; markets fall - business live 9 Nov 2017, 11:50am Updated EC slashes UK growth forecasts but hikes eurozone; markets fall - business live
European Commission says Brexit uncertainty will hurt UK investment, but the rest of Europe is doing ‘significantly better than expected’
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE firmly in the red after Burberry plans 9 Nov 2017, 11:45am MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE firmly in the red after Burberry plans
Burberry has announced a store closure programme as part of a strategic overhaul that will see it focus its efforts solely on luxury shoppers.
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9 Nov 2017, 11:36am Wall St. Retreats on Worries Over Delays in Tax-Cut Plan
The S&P and the Nasdaq were on track to post their biggest one-day percentage losses in about two weeks as doubts on whether Republican would be a able to pulloff their promised tax-cut plan weighed on the markets.
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 MARKETS LIVE: FTSE firmly in the red after Burberry plans 9 Nov 2017, 11:32am Updated MARKETS LIVE: FTSE firmly in the red after Burberry plans
Burberry has announced a store closure programme as part of a strategic overhaul that will see it focus its efforts solely on luxury shoppers.
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 10 best and worst performing sector & funds over 12 months 9 Nov 2017, 8:08am Updated 10 best and worst performing sector & funds over 12 months
It has been a bumper year for investment returns with established stock markets trading at record highs or thereabout. But where exactly did investors find their greatest successes over the past 12 months?
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Trump Should Give Thanks, Not Take Credit, for Economic Growth 8 Nov 2017, 1:21pm Updated Trump Should Give Thanks, Not Take Credit, for Economic Growth
Economies world-wide are picking up steam, and foreign stocks are outperforming U.S. markets. This suggests the good fortune is due less to President Trump’s presence than a global trend, Greg Ip writes.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares tick higher 8 Nov 2017, 12:23pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: London shares tick higher
The FTSE 100 closed up 16.61 points at 7529.72, as M&S shares rebounded despite the firm announcing a fall in earnings.
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 How to invest with the rising stars of emerging markets 8 Nov 2017, 4:24am How to invest with the rising stars of emerging markets
As the veterans of emerging market investing retire, who are the fund managers you can rely on? We look at the new rising stars.
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Millennial Home Buyers Send a Chill Through Rental Markets 8 Nov 2017, 12:47am Updated Millennial Home Buyers Send a Chill Through Rental Markets
Rising homeownership is adding to the jitters in the residential rental market, which has slumped recently after a long stretch near the top of the commercial real-estate industry.
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Tricky Balancing Act Faces New York Fed Search Committee 7 Nov 2017, 8:35pm Updated Tricky Balancing Act Faces New York Fed Search Committee
Help Wanted: A senior executive with a keen knowledge of markets and economics, but who isn’t too close to Wall Street because he or she will be responsible for regulating some of the world’s biggest banks.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares in the red 7 Nov 2017, 12:14pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: London shares in the red
The FTSE 100 closed down 49.17 points at 7,513.11. Brent crude oil and WTI rallied to levels not seen since June 2015 after a crackdown on corruption in Saudi Arabia.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares in the red 7 Nov 2017, 11:58am Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares in the red
The FTSE 100 closed down 49.17 points at 7,513.11. Brent crude oil and WTI rallied to levels not seen since June 2015 after a crackdown on corruption in Saudi Arabia.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares eek out gains 7 Nov 2017, 9:39am Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares eek out gains
Brent Crude oil and WTI rallied to levels not seen since June 2015 after a crackdown on corruption in Saudi Arabia.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE hits new record at 7,562 6 Nov 2017, 12:56pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE hits new record at 7,562
The FTSE 100 rose just 1.93 points to 7,562.28 today, but this was enough to push London's top index to a new all-time high as Wall Street also notched up further records.
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Oil price rises to two-year high after Saudi Arabia purge 6 Nov 2017, 7:22am Oil price rises to two-year high after Saudi Arabia purge
Markets push price up to $62 a barrel after anti-corruption purge by billionaire crown prince who backs prolonging oil production curbs The oil price has hit its highest level since July 2015 after Saudi Arabia’s crown prince increased his power in the kingdom by launching an
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares flat ahead of May address 6 Nov 2017, 5:45am Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares flat ahead of May address
In corporate news EasyJet passenger numbers rose, while Brent Crude hit a fresh 2 year high.
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A Bull Market Should Make Investors Happy. This One Isn’t. 5 Nov 2017, 6:09pm A Bull Market Should Make Investors Happy. This One Isn’t.
Markets are breaking one record after another, but many investors are on the sidelines. The anxiety is a contrast to the euphoria of other bull markets.
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Trump Pushes for Record-Setting Saudi Aramco I.P.O. in U.S. 5 Nov 2017, 1:23am Updated Trump Pushes for Record-Setting Saudi Aramco I.P.O. in U.S.
Stock markets around the world have been fighting to list the giant oil company. The president urged the Saudis to pick the New York Stock Exchange.
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 Why Vietnam is proving the best of frontier markets 4 Nov 2017, 6:10pm Why Vietnam is proving the best of frontier markets
It is a backdrop that excites Andy Ho, lead manager of VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity, an investment fund listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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Trump, in Tweet, Urges U.S. Listing for Saudi Aramco 4 Nov 2017, 4:10pm Trump, in Tweet, Urges U.S. Listing for Saudi Aramco
The initial public offering for a piece of the giant oil company could easily be the biggest ever, and stock markets around the world have been fighting hard for it.
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Booming Labor Market Could Pose Challenge for Powell and the Fed 3 Nov 2017, 6:28pm Updated Booming Labor Market Could Pose Challenge for Powell and the Fed
The hardest job in central banking is to take the punch bowl away from the party just when people are starting to have fun. Jerome Powell could soon have to assume the role of sober killjoy as he is confronted with an economy and markets that are heating up.
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Analysis: Booming Labor Market Could Pose Challenge for Powell and the Fed 3 Nov 2017, 3:56pm Updated Analysis: Booming Labor Market Could Pose Challenge for Powell and the Fed
The hardest job in central banking is to take the punch bowl away from the party just when people are starting to have fun. Jerome Powell could soon have to assume the role of sober killjoy as he is confronted with an economy and markets that are heating up.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: Footsie hits a new closing high of 7,560 3 Nov 2017, 1:26pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: Footsie hits a new closing high of 7,560
The FTSE 100 closed up 5.03 points to notch up a new record high of 7560.35 on the day after the first interest rate rise in a decade.
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US jobs growth in October falls short of forecasts 3 Nov 2017, 12:19pm Updated US jobs growth in October falls short of forecasts
Employment rose by 261,000 after markets had predicted a post-hurricane rebound of 310,000.
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 MARKETS LIVE: Shares on the rise yet again 3 Nov 2017, 10:06am Updated MARKETS LIVE: Shares on the rise yet again
Shares were on the rise again on Friday after big gains made yesterday following the announcement of the interest rate rise, while the pound has stabilised after its fall.
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Markets await key US jobs report - business live 3 Nov 2017, 8:07am Markets await key US jobs report - business live
America’s closely watched non-farm payrolls report is expected to show a strong rebound in jobs in October after hurricanes triggered a sharp fall in September
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 MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 jumps after rate hike 2 Nov 2017, 1:46pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE 100 jumps after rate hike
The Bank of England has raised interest rates for the first time since before the financial crisis. The base rate goes up to 0.5% from 0.25% in a 7 - 2 vote by the monetary policy committee.
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Global Oversupply of Grains Puts a Squeeze on Giant Processors 2 Nov 2017, 12:30pm Global Oversupply of Grains Puts a Squeeze on Giant Processors
Big U.S. grain processors are slashing costs and restructuring after five years of back-to-back bumper crops, low domestic prices and crowded export markets.
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Trump tipped to name Powell new Fed chair 2 Nov 2017, 7:30am Trump tipped to name Powell new Fed chair
Impossible as it may be to believe, the biggest event in markets today is not the Bank of England's decision to raise interest rates for the first time since July 2007.
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Breakingviews: A University Endowment of Money Made in the Real World 1 Nov 2017, 3:14pm Breakingviews: A University Endowment of Money Made in the Real World
Hedge fund founders and professors touting free markets rarely see eye to eye. But Ken Griffin, of Citadel, is giving the University of Chicago $125 million.
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 MARKETS CLOSE: London shares finish flat, as Next falls 1 Nov 2017, 2:52pm Updated MARKETS CLOSE: London shares finish flat, as Next falls
The FTSE 100 closed down 5.12 points at 7,487.96 as traders showed caution ahead of the US Federal Reserve's interest rate decision later.
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 MARKETS LIVE: London shares gain, but Next falls 1 Nov 2017, 12:58pm Updated MARKETS LIVE: London shares gain, but Next falls
Retailer Next is forecasting that sales in its fourth quarter would be down by 0.3 per cent.
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