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Shock Russia-Saudi oil deal sends Brent plunging and stalls FTSE rally

Shock Russia-Saudi oil deal sends Brent plunging and stalls FTSE rally

Jasper Lawler, of CMC Markets, comments on the production freeze agreed earlier this morning by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Venezuela: "The meeting was reported to have finished by 9am, not exactly the longest meeting in history, with an agreement to freeze production at January levels

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Tue 16th Feb '16 Full story
Uber wins victory in London as TfL drops proposals to crack down on app

Uber wins victory in London as TfL drops proposals to crack down on app

Uber has won a major victory in London after Transport for London dropped the most damaging proposals for the popular minicab-hailing app. The service had faced a massive crackdown in the capital, after the transport body consulted on a series of rules for minicab firms such as a minimum fiv

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Wed 20th Jan '16 Full story
China's economic growth falls to six-year low as rebalancing takes hold

China's economic growth falls to six-year low as rebalancing takes hold

China has slowed to its lowest rate of growth since the depths of the financial crisis, as the country rebalances from a manufacturing to service-driven economy. Economic output rose by 6.9pc in the third quarter, according to the country's National Bureau for Statistics, higher than the 6.8pc f

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Mon 19th Oct '15 Full story
Greek industry decimated by eurozone crisis as capital controls crush output

Greek industry decimated by eurozone crisis as capital controls crush output

Greece's ravaged economy suffered a torrid month in July, as the imposition of capital controls saw manufacturers suffer their worst ever month in the single currency. An influential survey of manufacturers (PMI) fell to a 16-year low, far surpassing the depths of the country's previous crisis i

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Mon 03rd Aug '15 Full story
Election jitters sent investors away from the UK in May

Election jitters sent investors away from the UK in May

Retail investors' appetite for UK assets evaporated this month, as the uncertainty of the election combined with growing demand for other assets such as eurozone shares, according to research published today. Investors' views dimmed on UK stocks and bonds at the fastest pace since November 2014, a

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Mon 18th May '15 Full story
Shell profits tumble - but not as badly as feared

Shell profits tumble - but not as badly as feared

Shell has defied City forecasts by posting a smaller than expected drop in first-quarter profits as the collapse in the oil price continues to weigh on energy companies.  The oil major said earnings excluding exceptionals were $3.2bn in the first three months of 2014, down 56pc on the $7.3bn

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Thu 30th Apr '15 Full story
WPP reports impeded in sales growth

WPP reports impeded in sales growth

WPP, the world's largest advertising and marketing group, has reported a slowdown in first quarter sales growth, but said it remains on track to hit its full-year targets. Net sales were up 2.5pc in the first three months on a like-for-like basis, compared with 3.8pc last year. The company, le

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Thu 23rd Apr '15 Full story
Quindell still has a lot of work to do to regain investors confidence

Quindell still has a lot of work to do to regain investors confidence

It is one of those companies that few people know what it does, but on which a lot of people have an opinion. A former darling of the London Stock Exchange’s junior Aim market, Quindell shot to notoriety last April when a little-known New York research firm questioned exactly what founder and

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Mon 30th Mar '15 Full story
Oil bounces back above $56 as dollar weakens

Oil bounces back above $56 as dollar weakens

Brent crude oil rallied almost $2 to above $56 per barrel on Thursday, rebounding from a two-day losing streak, with industry spending cuts and a weaker dollar boosting buying. The CEO of Shell said Thursday that supply might not be able to keep up with growingdemand after oil companies around t

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Thu 12th Feb '15 Full story
India can grow at 9% and become $10tn economy in 20 years

India can grow at 9% and become $10tn economy in 20 years

New Delhi: India has the potential to achieve 9 percent growth rate and become a USD 10 trillion economy by 2034 on the back of concerted efforts by the corporate sector and a constructive role played by the government, a PwC report said Monday. "India is on the cusp of major change... For India

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Mon 24th Nov '14 Full story
Bearish on sugar stocks, Balrampur a contrarian call

Bearish on sugar stocks, Balrampur a contrarian call

In an interview with ET Now, Jagdish Malkani, Member, NSE & BSE, shares his views on sugar stocks. Excerpts: ET Now: What is the view on sugar, we got news last week that finally there would not be any sops for these stocks but earlier there was the news that some sops could be given out to them, wo

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Mon 24th Nov '14 Full story
Stocks Gain for Fifth Week as Central Banks Take Center Stage

Stocks Gain for Fifth Week as Central Banks Take Center Stage

Wall Street netted record closing highs to end its fifth consecutive week of gains thanks to its friends in the central banks of China and Europe. The record-making push over Friday's session embedded the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average firmly in double-digit-gains territory for the year.

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Fri 21st Nov '14 Full story
3 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Higher

3 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Higher

All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 9 points (0.1%) at 17,695 as of Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,959 issues advancing vs. 1,061 declining with 155 unchanged. The Diversified Services in

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Thu 20th Nov '14 Full story
Hong Kong Stocks Defy Protest

Hong Kong Stocks Defy Protest

Hong Kong stocks are beating every other developed market in the world this month as lower valuations shelter shares from a global selloff and the city’s worst political unrest since the 1960s. The MSCI Hong Kong Index rallied 3.1 percent in October through yesterday, the most among 23 developed

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Wed 22nd Oct '14 Full story
Russia Loses Oil Ally in De Margerie After Moscow Crash

Russia Loses Oil Ally in De Margerie After Moscow Crash

In a Moscow speech hours before the plane crash that took his life two days ago, de Margerie said U.S. and European Union sanctions on the country were "unfair and unproductive,” and that he opposed efforts to render it “isolated from the major global economic and political process." Appearing be

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Tue 21st Oct '14 Full story
Futures fall as IBM slides

Futures fall as IBM slides

European stocks fell after major software maker SAP cut its earnings outlook. Swinging from a thin lead to a loss, futures for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, -0.20% fell 5.6 points, or 0.3%, to 1,875140, while those for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, -0.52% slid 81 points, or 0.5%, to 16,353. Fu

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Sun 19th Oct '14 Full story
Yen recovers ground against Europe

Yen recovers ground against Europe

The yen recovered some ground against the dollar on Monday as worries about global growth persisted, making investors wary of riskier assets. Germany's central bank said on Monday that the German economy - the largest in the euro zone - risks coming dangerously close to recession, forecasting lit

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Fri 17th Oct '14 Full story
The 6 Best and Worst Stock Performers of This October Selloff

The 6 Best and Worst Stock Performers of This October Selloff

It has been a stinker of a week for U.S. stock markets with five selloffs over the past seven trading sessions. Midweek, a frenzy of selling evaporated the S&P 500's year-to-date gains only to be regained hours later, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average at one point plunged more than 400 points.H

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Fri 17th Oct '14 Full story
How investors can profit from Japan's Abenomics revolution?

How investors can profit from Japan's Abenomics revolution?

During the late 1980s Japan enjoyed a period of outstanding economic and stock market growth, driven by strong demand for automobiles and electronics. However in the early 1990s this growth slowed dramatically due to increased competition, notably from the US, and the next 20 years saw a period of e

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Sat 02nd Aug '14 Full story
European shares edge lower

European shares edge lower

European shares edged down on Friday, with BNP Paribas leading the market lower after a report saying the U.S. Justice Department is pushing the French bank to pay more than $10 billion to resolve a criminal probe. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.1 percent at 1,378.19 points by 0

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Fri 30th May '14 Full story
European shares at 6-yr high

European shares at 6-yr high

European shares rose on Tuesday, with a key regional index making fresh six-year highs, as a rally in U.S. shares and upbeat updates from blue-chips such as steelmaker ThyssenKrupp supported risk appetite. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.2 percent at 1,367.60 points, its highest

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Mon 12th May '14 Full story
Commission Rates

Commission Rates

Commodity traders love low commissions and that is normally one of the first things they check when they look at an online futures broker. The commission rate is 59 cents per side plus exchange fees. They provide a link right next to the commission rate to check the total fees on each market. On the

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Fri 23rd Aug '13 Full story
Factors to watch on Monday June 16

Factors to watch on Monday June 16

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 13 points, or 0.2 percent lower on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * Britain's benchmark FTSE 100 equity index fell 1 percent to 6,777.85 points on Friday, its lowest close

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Sat 15th Jun '13 Full story
London Stock Exchange resumes trading after glitch

London Stock Exchange resumes trading after glitch

Trading on the London Stock Exchange has resumed after a technical malfunction closed it for all of Friday morning. The bourse stopped automated trading for over four hours until 1215 GMT to investigate a "market data" issue. The problem had been identified during Friday's opening auction, whi

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Sat 26th Feb '11 Full story