Tuesday, January 16, 2018

London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse merger blocked by EU

The £21bn merger between the London Stock Exchange and its German rival Deutsche Börse has fallen apart after it was blocked by the European commission on the day that Britain served notice on its...

Snapchat IPO: Evan Spiegel tries to sell investors on his top product – himself

Evan Spiegel, Snap Inc’s 26-year-old co-founder, has a reputation for playing nasty – but these days he is playing nice. If it works out, he’s going to be a very rich man. Next month...

Interactive Brokers (Trader Workstation)

Interactive Brokers, commonly called IB, was one of the first brokerage firms to spearhead electronic trading and they did it in a big way. The result is a brokerage firm that trades virtually every...

Shares in Asia head for 10-year high on back of US profit surge

Investors await monetary policy reading from the ECB as key index hits 2007 levels after the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq hit new all-time highs Shares in Asia have reached their highest point for nearly 10...

Oil price trapped below $50 as market is left roiled by rattled nerves

The oil market staged a dramatic rebound following a plunge to five month lows by swinging almost $3 higher in a matter of hours - but the oil price remains below $50 as the...

Ryanair ordered to tell passengers of options after flights cancelled

Aviation regulator tells airline to explain by 5pm Friday how it will reroute 400,000 people affected by scrapped flights Ryanair has been ordered to tell hundreds of thousands of passengers how it proposes to provide...

Tesla surpasses GM to become most valuable car company in US

Forget Motor City. Silicon Valley now owns the most valuable car company in the US. Tesla, the loss-making electric luxury vehicle maker, became the most valuable car company in the US. When US markets...

Bank of England demands consumer credit vigilance; construction growth slows – as it happened

Afternoon summary With Wall Street closed for the Independence Day holiday, it looks like a quiet afternoon lies ahead. So here’s a quick recap. The Bank of England has raised the pressure on UK lenders not to...

Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

With bitcoin and Ethereum gathering momentum among investors, some experts fear a bubble could soon burst Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, said he knew it was time to exit the stock market after...

Asian shares drop as investors fear Trump won’t deliver on promises

Concerns about the Trump administration’s ability to push through key reforms and deliver on a promised fiscal boost turned share markets across the Asia Pacific region into a sea of red on Wednesday. As investors...

You’re Surprised? Have You Met This Guy? Various observers sound the alarm about...

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FTSE falters after record close but Worldpay and Lloyds lead risers

Ahead of the US jobs data later, leading UK shares are struggling to hit another record high. Two more days of closing highs would beat the eight-day record set in 1997, but so far the...

Dominic Grieve says he has had death threats after Brexit rebellion

Tory MP whose amendment led to defeat for Theresa May reports incidents to police, and questions Daily Mail’s reporting of vote The Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has received death threats after leading a parliamentary rebellion...

UK households ‘at breaking point’ as real wages continue to fall – as it...

Afternoon summary Time for a recap Britain’s cost of living squeeze has intensified, after wages again failed to keep pace with inflation. Average earnings only rose by 2.1% in May to July, meaning real wages actually...

Markets edgy as German president demands responsibility after coalition talks collapse – as it...

Philip Oltermann reports from Berlin: Angela Merkel has indicated that she would rather have fresh elections than try to rule in a minority government as the collapse of German coalition talks posed the most serious...

From Russia, with Love

Friday morning's What-The-Everloving-Fck? Moment comes courtesy of Michael Flynn, the geopolitical fantast who, in a week, will be whispering his unique vision of the world into the shell-pink ears of the President of the...

A-Rod is like Warren Buffett when it comes to investing in what you know

Since he retired from the Yankees last year, Alex Rodriguez has found success in several endeavors Since Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez retired from baseball last August, he has been busy following one of Warren Buffett’s adages:...

Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members

US president Donald Trump’s fortune has fallen by about $1bn to $3.5bn over the past year, as measured by Forbes magazine in its annual list of the world’s billionaires. However, overall it has been a...

Festive bounce propels FTSE 100 to new all-time closing high

London’s benchmark index hit a new all-time closing high in the first day of trading since the Christmas break driven by strong gains in the mining sector. Despite thin volumes in quiet festive trading, the...

Brexit critic Silvana Tenreyro joins Bank of England, as Macron win cheers markets –...

Afternoon summary: Macron bounce continues, as Tenreyro joins the BoE Time for a recap. Britain has a new interest rate policymaker, after the government appointed LSE professor Silvana Tenreyro to the Bank of England. City experts have...

UK trade deficit swells and industrial output falls, but US creates 222,000 new jobs...

Liam Fox: only politics stands in way of smooth Brexit trade deals Liam Fox Liam Fox, Britain’s international trade secretary, has said there is no reason why the UK can’t replicate the current smooth...

Greek borrowing costs rise after IMF reveals bailout split – as it happened

Mixed fortunes for European markets Despite US markets hitting new highs as the Trump rally returned, it was a different picture in Europe. UK markets ended in positive territory, with the FTSE 100 helped by...

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates and says recovery is on track – as...

Closing summary That’s all for today. Here’s a quick round-up. The US Federal Reserve has pressed on with the normalisation of interest rate policy, by hiking borrowing costs for the second time this year. The Fed...

Tech firms lift US stock markets to record highs

No end in sight for the new dotcom boom as Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft shares soar after results are better than expected US stock markets hit new peaks on Friday after forecast-beating results from the...

Amazon posts solid fourth quarter profit but shares dip over revenue

Amazon had a bumper holiday, as the online retailer announced a 55% rise in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday for the three months ending 31 December, but its share price fell in after hours trading...

Greece’s row with eurozone deepens as markets remain flat ahead of US Federal Reserve...

While shares tumble and yields surge as Greek markets reel from the news that the country's creditors have stopped the implementation short-term debt relief, the development seems to have had little impact on prime minister...

Tiny US soft drinks firm changes name to cash in on bitcoin mania

Long Island Iced Tea Corp’s shares jump 432% after new name includes word ‘blockchain’, the currency’s ledger technology Shares in a tiny US soft drinks firm, Long Island Iced Tea Corp, have quadrupled in value...

Markets hit new highs over Trump’s change of tone on Japan and China

Signs of a “more emollient tone” from Donald Trump towards Japan and China, along with news that the European commission had raised its growth forecasts for the eurozone and UK economies, combined to send...

Carillion has ‘no future without rights issue of at least £500m’

With shares down from 200p to 57p in a month, City doubts future of builder whose projects include Anfield and Battersea For many, the morning of 8 July promised a feast of sport: the British...

Investors move to safe havens as US and North Korea trade threats

Gold rises to highest level in almost two months, while Swiss franc increases by more than 1% against US dollar Growing tension between the US and North Korea boosted the Swiss franc, the Japanese yen,...

LSE chief says he’ll stay as EU looks set to block Deutsche Börse merger

The London Stock Exchange chief executive has indicated he is ready to stay on at the company amid expectations that the controversial deal to merge with German rival Deutsche Börse will be blocked by...

US factory growth hits 13-year high, but UK economy ‘loses momentum’ – as it...

And finally.... European stock markets mostly ended the day higher, although Spain was dragged down by worries over how Catalonia’s push for independence may develop. In London, the FTSE 100 closed 66 points higher at...

HSL Smart Market System update released

HSL has launched the latest version of its state-of-the-art trading program, the HSL Smart Market System. This system will take the online trading experience to a new level with in-depth analysis, latest market information,...

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Magic Johnson launches infrastructure fund with eye on ‘rebuilding America’

Magic Johnson hopes he still has the scoring touch. The NBA great said Monday he has millions of dollars in an infrastructure investment fund — and is looking to put it to work around the...

LSE/Deutsche Börse merger on brink of failure over EU demand

A controversial £24bn tie-up between the London Stock Exchange and its German counterpart Deutsche Börse is on the brink of failure after a last-minute demand from Brussels appeared to scupper the year-long merger effort. The...

Marks & Spencer chairman Robert Swannell steps down after six years at the retailer

The hunt is on for a new chairman of Marks & Spencer after Robert Swannell announced his intention to step down next year, when he will have served six years as chairman of the clothing...

RJO Futures Reviews

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HSBC profits slump following sale of Brazil business

HSBC has recorded a $1.7bn loss from the sale of its Brazilian unit, with the bank’s pre-tax profits tumbling by 86pc in the third quarter. The banking giant’s $843m quarterly profit fell below analysts’ expectations...

Bank of England warns of ‘pocket of risk’ from consumer credit – as it...

Mixed day for European markets European investors appeared to be a little nervous following the result of the German elections. As expected Angela Merkel remains Chancellor, but the better than expected performance by the far...

Arqiva IPO to be UK’s largest flotation so far this year

TV, radio and mobile phone mast company which carried first BBC television broadcast expected to be valued at £6bn by listing Arqiva, the owner of TV, radio and mobile phone masts across Britain, is to...

Private-equity titan Guy Hands on investing in a time of Trump: ‘The most difficult...

After 35 years in the business, Guy Hands has earned his description as the “king of British private equity” and a London “star financier”. Since starting out in 1982 as a bond trader at Goldman...

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,...

European shares off lows; Brazil-exposed stocks slump

European shares fell on Thursday, but ended off lows as jitters over political turmoil in the United States abated, while stocks exposed to Brazil were hit after a scandal embroiled the country's president. The STOXX...

Carney boost evaporates as pound drops back towards $1.22 after UK factory sector loses...

Investors welcome Mark Carney's decision to stay at Bank of England until June 2019 Pound retreats from two week high after UK manufacturing PMI FTSE 100 edges back towards 7,000 UK's factory sector...

Sharescope

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‘Hard Brexit’ fears hit pound and Asian stocks ahead of Theresa May’s speech

Asian stocks and the pound sagged again on Tuesday as investors waited for Theresa May to lay out plans for Britain exit the European Union and potentially the single market. Britain would not seek a...

Don’t relax rules on City after Brexit, Mark Carney warns

Bank of England governor predicts financial sector will thrive after Brexit but says there can be no return to the lax pre-2007 regime The governor of the Bank of England has predicted that the financial...

Wall Street stocks rise after Trump’s corporate tax cut promises

President Donald Trump has helped drive up stock markets on Wall Street and in London to new highs, after he promised corporate tax cuts and a spending splurge on infrastructure projects to boost the...

UK frackers are running out of time

Binding carbon commitments and the falling cost of renewables could prove a perfect storm for investors The UK’s shale gas industry is in a race against time to establish itself before climate change regulations shut...

Buy, George? World’s largest fund manager hires Osborne as adviser

George Osborne is taking on a lucrative six-figure role as an adviser to BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager. The former chancellor has already earned considerable amounts in the private sector since Theresa May sacked...

Morgan Stanley said a shift towards its own-brand policies should boost earnings

Direct Lineenjoyed its best day since July after Morgan Stanley said a shift towards its own-brand policies should boost earnings. The US investment bank upgraded the insurer’s rating to “overweight” and hiked its target price...

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Brexit fallout: Here are the winners and losers from a weaker pound

The pound has plummeted to its lowest level in more than three decades against the dollar in the wake of the Brexit vote. Here's why it happened and whether households and businesses should be braced...

VantagePoint

VantagePoint is an end-of-day charting package based on proprietary trading indicators. The indicators, based on L. Mendelsohn’s trading philosophy and strategies, have been refined since 1991. VantagePoint offers trading in stocks, futures, currencies and...

Bitcoin bubble warnings grow louder as futures trading begins on CME – as it...

All the day’s economic and financial news, as cryptocurrency bitcoin joins the world’s largest exchange 20h ago 17:43 Closing summary: Bitcoin futures fall as CME trading begins Time for a recap. Bitcoin has made a subdued debut onto...

British industrial production grows at fastest pace in four years

British industrial production grew at the fastest pace in almost four years in April, boosted by the pharmaceuticals and energy sectors. The official figures, which took the City by surprise and sent the pound higher,...

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‘It’s hugely problematic’: SEC under fire from Congress over data hack

SEC reveals cybercriminals may have used hack to make illegal trades Commission investigating source of hack but said they had fixed it promptly Wall Street’s top regulator came under fire on Thursday about its...

FTSE reaches record high as UK opinion poll spooks sterling

Shares in Britain’s biggest companies reached record levels on Friday as a slump in the pound boosted the value of firms with overseas earnings. The FTSE 100 jumped 63 points to close the day at...

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...

German trade surplus widens; Bank of England warns lenders; Greece gets loan – as...

And finally, the head of Europe’s bailout mechanism is dropping some hints that Greece could potentially return to the financial markets. Klaus Regling, head of the European Stability Mechanism, says it would be wise for...

German business sentiment hits record high in July

FRANKFURT--German business sentiment surged to a record high in July, and the Ifo institute on Tuesday described the mood among German companies as "euphoric." The Ifo's business climate index rose to 116.0 points, comfortably beating...

John Lewis Christmas advert 2016: When is the ad released, what will the song...

It's the one British retailer that's gained a reputation for producing the most memorable Christmas adverts in recent years. And for some its festive productions have become as synonymous with the start of the festive period...

South Africa falls into recession, sending rand sliding – as it happened

European markets end lower Investors are being rather cautious ahead of Thursday’s UK election, ECB meeting and the testimony by ex-FBI boss James Comey. So most stock markets have fallen back again, while the dollar...

10 years on from the credit crunch: share your memories

We want to hear from those who were affected by the 2007 financial crisis and how their situations have changed since then This year 9 August will mark ten years since the world experienced the...

Wall Street suffers worst day in months following Trump travel ban

US investors had their worst day in more than three months on Monday, as President Donald Trump’s orders to curb travel and immigration from some countries sparked falls in all the major stock markets. Trump...

Investors received record-breaking dividends in 2017, research shows

Shareholders in companies on London’s main market received £33.3bn during second quarter, up 14.5% year on year Investors are enjoying a stellar 2017, with rising share prices being supplemented by record-breaking dividend payments, new research...

Pound dives as Bank of England rules out rate rise amid weak UK growth

The Bank of England governor has sent the pound into a nosedive after he ruled out an early rise in interest rates, saying UK growth was still too weak and pointing to recent turmoil...

Deutsche Börse chief probed over €4.5m share deals ahead of LSE merger talks

German prosecutors have raided the Frankfurt apartment of Deutsche Börse chief executive Carsten Kengeter and the company’s offices amid a probe into suspected insider share dealing ahead of the group’s planned merger with the...

FTSE falls to 16-week low after North Korea missile test and storm Harvey

Markets fall in Paris, Frankfurt and on Wall Street as investors flee to safe haven assets including gold amid global tensions The FTSE 100 tumbled to a 16-week low as investors reacted to North Korea’s...

Apple leads race to become world’s first $1tn company

Tech giants likely to pass record valuation if share price rises echo 2017 performance with Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook in with a chance The race is on to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company,...

Unilever takes steps to fend off renewed bid from Kraft Heinz

Unilever has upgraded profit margin expectations and announced a “comprehensive review of options” to improve value for shareholders in an apparent effort to shore itself up against a renewed bid from the US food...

Spotify on song as UK revenue rises to £237m

Music streaming service continues to boom ahead of expected IPO, as subscription income rises by 26% Revenues at Spotify’s UK business soared to almost £240m last year, as the popularity of the music streaming service...

CQG

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Wall Street attorney Jay Clayton nominated for SEC chairman

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday chose a Wall Street attorney with experience in corporate mergers and public stock launches as his nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Trump announced his nomination of...

Imagination puts itself up for sale amid Apple dispute

Shares in British chip designer Imagination Technologies rallied 20% after the company, which is in dispute with Apple, put itself up for sale. The Hertfordshire firm, which designs the graphics processors used in smartphones and...

Disappointing US jobs figures knock markets off peak

Global stock markets reached new peaks on Friday, but came off their best levels following disappointing US jobs data. Only 138,000 jobs were created across the US in May, well below the expected level of...

Markets edgy on geopolitical worries, but bitcoin surges through $12,000 – as it happened

Bubble or not, Bitcoin, meanwhile, is still sharply higher, albeit off its record levels. It is up 8.7% at $12,696, down from the peak of 12,815 recorded earlier. And on that note it’s time to...

FTSE 100 closes at new high in longest-ever winning streak

The FTSE 100 reached another new peak on Tuesday and broke a near 20-year record for its longest run of closing highs. The index jumped 37.70 points or 0.52% to end the day at 7,275,...

World stock markets hit record highs as Japan and Spain rally – as it...

19h ago 17:34 European markets mixed but Spain soars Spain ended as the standout performer among European markets, despite the uncertainty over the standoff between Madrid and the Catalan independence seekers. At the very least, the...

Generic Trade

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Tech shares keep sinking amid concerns sector is slowing

Shares in technology companies – the driver behind recent record stock market gains – kept falling on Monday as investors worried the sector was running out of steam. On Friday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index,...

Sterling surges against dollar as Spain and Netherlands back soft Brexit

Finance ministers from both countries reportedly keen to maintain the closest possible ties with EU and Britain The pound has surged to its highest level against the dollar since the UK’s vote to leave the...

A stock market crash is a way off, but this boom will turn to...

All three main measures of the health in the stock market are at record levels. Donald Trump is bragging about the boost he has given to share prices. Bourses around the world are taking...

‘Melt-up’ coinage could signal last hurrah for US stock market

Welcome to the world of “melt-up”, a phrase we could be hearing a lot in coming months. It describes the idea that the US stock market, despite currently looking absurdly expensive by traditional yardsticks,...

Australian stock market sustains highest point since global financial crisis

ASX200 closes above 6,000-point barrier for second day running as it sustains post-GFC highs The Australian stock market has closed above 6,000 points for the second day running although analysts warned that it was too...

Rio Tinto charged with fraud in US and fined £27.4m in UK

Regulators take legal action against miner for overstating value of coal assets in Africa as two former top executives are accused of hiding losses Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has been charged with fraud in...

Saudi Aramco denies it is planning to shelve $2 trillion listing

The kingdom’s oil company dismisses reports it could drop huge international float in favour of private stake sales Saudi Aramco has dismissed reports that it is considering shelving plans for the world’s biggest ever flotation,...

Lack of diversity in UK’s top firms could hamper post-Brexit trade deals

Warning of issues with striking deals with non-EU countries comes as study shows low ethnic minority boardroom presence Britain’s biggest companies have been told that a lack of diversity in their boardrooms could hinder government...

FTSE 100 suffers worst day since Brexit vote after May calls election

Pound rises after PM’s announcement amid forecasts poll will give her stronger mandate for moderate Brexit More than £45bn was knocked off the value of shares in Britain’s biggest companies following Theresa May’s snap general...

North Korea tensions ripple through global financial markets

European and Asian stocks decline after missile test, with FTSE 100 down 0.36% and South Korea’s main index 1.2% lower Escalating tensions between the US and North Korea have rattled the financial markets as they...

Isas back in favour after tax allowance hike

A new tax-free Isa allowance that comes into force next month will allow wealthy couples to put more than £70,000 beyond the reach of HMRC. Under previously announced changes, the current Isa allowance of £15,240...

Central banks raise alarm over new crash after steep rise in lending

World leaders have been warned to guard against another financial crash after a steep rise in risky bank lending over the past year that could threaten the stability of the global financial system. The international...

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World stocks briefly touch new record high and Wall Street’s fear gauge tumbles to...

Market Report: Travel stocks set to bounce as JP Morgan predicts Turkey will make a comeback as a holiday destination next year Tour operators are set to enjoy an uplift after JP Morgan said Turkey...

Want to know how society’s doing? Forget GDP – try these alternatives

Here are the week’s leading indicators. The Dow Jones industrial average topped 20,000 points for the first time. British GDP grew 0.6% in the final quarter of 2016. The FTSE 100 and Germany’s DAX...

A luxury windmill, swanky tree-house, a house shaped like a cow boy boat and...

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Just Eat £5.5bn valuation: online takeaway company now worth more than M&S

UK consumers’ love for pizza and curry delivered to their door sees takeaway company enter FTSE 100 Just Eat, the online takeaway company, was on Wednesday night officially promoted into the FTSE 100 list of...

Market volatility returns: £50bn wiped off FTSE 100 in three days and pound skids...

  £50bn wiped off the FTSE 100 in three trading session as sell-off intensifies European bourses close lower as oil prices tumble after IEA report  Pound posts sharpest fall since Bank of England rate...

FTSE 100 hits 16-month high and pound plunges below $1.29 as Theresa May sets...

London’s FTSE 100 charged to a 16-month high, but fell just four points short of smashing 7,000 in intraday trade, after the pound slumped towards a three-decade low on Theresa May’s Brexit deadline. The latest...

Chinese stocks fall to three-monChinese stocks fall to three-month low, but bitcoin and Wall...

All the day’s economic and financial news, as the Chinese stock market drops again but cryptocurrencies keep rallying 2d ago 17:44 European markets end lower US markets may be hitting new highs but it is a more...

What the crashing pound means for your money

Last week was rather an exciting one for markets. The prime minister gave us a deadline for Brexit. Upon hearing all the tough talk at the Conservative party conference, the pound took fright, and ran...

Five reasons why global stock markets are surging

Investors are picking up on positive signals coming from US, China and Europe, and easing tensions over North Korea Global stock markets are at record highs, with the MSCI All Country World Index reaching a...

6 odd roadside attractions, and how they stay in business

On a desolate stretch of Interstate 8, in the middle of California’s high desert, Ben Schultz is trying to run a business. Perched on an outcropping at 3,000 feet, his Desert View Tower is...

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Seoul pleads with Vladimir Putin to help tame North Korea

South Korean president tells Russian leader that situation risks becoming uncontrollable The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, has warned that the crisis on the Korean peninsula risks becoming “uncontrollable” as he sought Russian cooperation in...

Just one-third of U.S. homes are back to their values before the recession

Most American homes are worth less now than they were before the recession, according to a report out Wednesday. Fresh data from real-estate website Trulia show that just 34.2% of homes have returned to the...

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Bright Trading was formed in 1992 to provide off-exchange trading rooms for Professional, Proprietary stock traders. Since then, BT has grown to be one of the largest firms, with more than 40 locations in...

Provident Financial shares plunge after second profit warning

Chief executive Peter Crook quits and doorstep lender cancels dividend after slump in debt collection rate to 57% Provident Financial’s stock market value has more than halved after the doorstep lender issued its second profit...

Asos overtakes M&S – is this the UK high street’s Tesla moment?

Online fashion firm tops Marks & Spencer’s market valuation of £4.88bn as shopping stalwarts stumble and internet retailers thrive Marks & Spencer has been usurped by online rival Asos in what has been described as...

One year on from Brexit vote: business’s winners and losers

It’s been a poor year for the pound, savers and UK-focused retailers but firms with sizeable foreign earnings have prospered Britain’s consumers and UK-focused firms are among the biggest losers one year on from the...

Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank is a global bank and forex broker based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and operating out of offices in 21 countries. Saxo is perhaps the best choice there is for investors looking to diversify their...

Are we happier after the Brexit vote? Only in England, official figures claim

ONS detects small rise in England for life satisfaction, wellbeing and happiness but Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland stay flat The UK has become a happier place since the Brexit vote, according to official figures,...

The shares to bring cheer in 2017

From companies whose fortunes are forecast to change for the better, to others predicted to maintain success, Telegraph writers offer their tips for the year ahead. James Quinn: Morrisons Food inflation. Digital sales. Weak sterling. These...

Stocks swing to lower close after Fed releases March minutes

U.S. stocks ended lower Wednesday, suffering a late selloff after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s March meeting showed policy makers plan to begin unwinding the central bank’s gigantic balance sheet before the end of...

European shares hit by worries over Greece and Italy, as US confidence dips –...

European shares fall as geopolitical fears grow Europe’s stock markets have closed for the night, with the main indices losing ground. The FTSE 100 and German DAX both fell by around 0.25%, while France’s CAC shed...

Stock markets soar across Europe as FTSE clocks up new high

Stock markets across Europe soared as traders reacted to the defeat of an anti-EU candidate in Dutch elections and the latest interest rate announcement from the US central bank. The Federal Reserve accompanied its latest...

Clouds gather over UK economy as data points to lacklustre growth

Britain’s economy made a lacklustre start to the the second quarter, according to official figures on Friday that added to gloom about the UK’s growth prospects following the inconclusive election results. Manufacturing output and...

Top fund manager likens Trump market rally to dotcom bubble

Britain’s best known fund manager has likened the current stock market euphoria to the dotcom bubble, even as the FTSE 100 closed at yet another record high. After a volatile day’s trading, the leading index...

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NinjaTrader is a developer of trading software for the active trader – a complete end to end trading platform catering to discretionary and automated traders of futures, equities and forex markets. The software is...

Japanese economy posts longest expansion in more than a decade

Good news for Shinzo Abe as consumer spending and capital investment ahead of the Tokyo Olympics fuels growth Japan’s economy expanded at the fastest pace for more than two years in the three months to...

Hammond gets budget boost as OECD upgrades UK growth forecast

The west’s leading economic thinktank has raised its outlook for the UK this year, in a boost to Philip Hammond ahead of his budget. But the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said it...

US GDP beats forecasts with 3% growth, as markets recover from Korea shock –...

After Tuesday’s falls in the wake of the latest North Korean missile launch, markets have regained some of the lost ground. Meanwhile the pound is also recovering after its Brexit-induced weakness. On a busier day for...

World’s wealthiest families keep getting richer as markets boom

Only a tiny number of super-rich families lost money last year, and three in four increased their fortunes, research finds Just 4% of the world’s richest families lost money last year thanks to booming stock...

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FTSE 100 soars to record closing high following Brexit talks deadlock

Impasse between UK and EU triggers sell-off of pound, but analysts say record high is not vote of confidence in British economy The FTSE 100 has reached a new closing high after an impasse in...

Greece fails to win debt deal, as UK budget deficit widens – as it...

FTSE falters, European markets edge higher Most traders had their minds on other things than the markets after the horrific events in Manchester. So business was rather subdued throughout the day, with the FTSE 100...

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HSS Hire seeks £13m from investors to foot restructuring bill

Tool rental group HSS Hire has approached investors for £13m to fund its transformation programme as the company struggles to bring its costs under control. The company has conditionally placed just over 15.4 million shares...

The two industries that are getting the worst of consumer complaints

Fraud, home improvement and used cars were dubbed the three “worst” consumer problems, based on the number of complaints, the monetary value involved, the effect on victims or “the sheer outrageousness of the situation.” The survey is...

Earnings a drag on European shares, though Vodafone lifts telcos

European shares retreated on Tuesday as disappointing earnings updates weighed on banks and pharma stocks, though a well-received outlook from Vodafone helped Britain's FTSE 100 touch a record high. Germany's DAX also hit a fresh...

Pounds hits fresh six-week high against euro, as dollar recovers after Trump warns currency...

Primark owner Associated British Foods rallied to its highest level in more than three months after Jefferies upgraded its rating less than a week before it publishes its half-year results. The US investment bank lifted...

Traders brace for bitcoin futures launch after wild week for currency

While some welcome regulated way to bet on or hedge against bitcoin, others warn risks remain to more than just investors The newest way to bet on bitcoin will be available later on Sunday when...

Get ready for the mother of all stock market corrections once central banks cease...

Global stock and bond markets have been all over the place of late. Rarely have investors been so lacking in conviction. Confusion as to future direction reigns, and with good reason after the spectacular...

UK faces new £20bn budget black hole –as it happened

European markets end mixed In an uncertain day ahead of a busy week, the Spanish stock market bucked the trend and jumped sharply on hopes that the Catalan independence crisis could be resolved. A positive...

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