Adrian Holliday

Adrian has written about property, pensions and investing for almost 20 years, from Teletext to the Observer and AOL. He is a believer in diversity, low transaction costs – and simplicity.

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AM update: Nikkei and Hang Seng climb, JD Sports profits up, euro slips -0.3%

There was no stopping the positive Asian trading sentiment on Tuesday

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PM update: Balfour Beatty warns on Carillion, pound and euro soar, gold up

Carillion shares were suspended from the stock exchange today

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AM update: Carillion faces the end, Asian stocks surge, dollar spot dips to three-year low

Heavily indebted Carillion’s desperate scramble for life ended this morning when a deal between creditors, the government and the company itself collapsed

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PM update: Pound vaults close to $1.37, US inflation disappoints, euro surges

US consumer prices data revealed a thumping surge today – at least on the surface.

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AM update: Carillion heads for Whitehall talks, Asian stocks up, gold near 4-month high

The Asian spending spree returned on Friday – stock markets across the region saw solid gains

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PM update: Euro surges on ECB optimism, China bond worry recedes, M&S shares crash -7%

A sharper edge to European Central Bank meeting minutes fired the euro forward today

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In the shadow of Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s dizzying +1,300% rocket ride last year is responsible for a new wave of global crypto-asset millionaires.

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Tesco sales improve, Asian tech shares slip, Bitcoin slumps -8%

A rash of good and not-so-good UK retail Christmas results arrive this morning.

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PM update: UK manufacturing output surges, US bond sell-off gathers pace, record sales for Lidl

Better manufacturing output numbers from the Office of National Statistics landed earlier

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AM update: Sainsbury’s lifts profit guidance, Brent crude nears $70 a barrel, gold down

Sainsbury’s – more below – has claimed ‘record ‘Christmas sales with a profits guidance bump thrown in

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PM update: Dow edges (again) fresh high, FTSE 100 smashes new record, eurozone job numbers up

The Dow Jones lifted beyond 25,350 today despite a less-than-impressive JOLTS reading

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AM update: Festive cheer for Morrisons, Persimmon revenues climb, Asian markets up

The weaker recent retail results – think Debenhams, Mothercare etc – have several factors.

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PM update: FTSE falls below 7,700, Micro Focus shares slump, dollar rebounds

The FTSE 100 fell below 7,700 today helped by an alarming -16% slump in FTSE 100 firm Micro Focus

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AM update: Asian stocks edge higher, LG operating profit soars, Mothercare sales fall

Despite some regulatory background noises Asian markets continued to move north on Monday

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PM update: FTSE 100 surges to new high, oil down, Aramco steps up listing prep

Stock markets again piled on the gains today.

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