The Bank of England, as predicted by City analysts, left UK interest rates on hold 0.50% today
Once the filthy, low-down enfant terrible of established finance, crypto currencies are now on nodding terms with some big City names.
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Is the euro overvalued? Given that the currency is +16% higher against the US dollar in the last year the question is legitimate.
There was little cheer from the FTSE 100 earlier, sinking -0.30% as IAG shares lost altitude, down -5.5%.
This morning a £752m profit for RBS.
The Dow hadn’t managed to re-cross the 25,000 line mid-afternoon
Japanese and Hong Kong shares were down overnight slipping -1.07% and -1.12% while the Shanghai Composite soared more than +2%.
Some relief for US investors today with the Dow powering back across the 25,000 threshold
The main earnings news this morning is Lloyds with a chunky +24% profits hike
A rash of big FTSE 100 names – HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Group and BHP Billiton – all saw big chunks taken out of their share price mid-afternoon
Rarer than gold, platinum and palladium are racing each other for price dominance
A highly mixed Asian trading session on Tuesday