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Alison Bloomer

Alison Bloomer has written on finance, insurance and pensions for various trade publications and was former Managing Editor of Insurance Times. She was launch editor of the Top 50 UK Insurers and Brokers reports produced in association with S&P Global Data Market Intelligence.

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Major digital currencies slip into the red as bitcoin drops below $10,000

Bitcoin slumped back under $10,000 on Thursday with a possible knock-on effect across cryptocurrencies in general as all major digital currencies slipped into the red.

Alison Bloomer14:48, 22 February 2018
Go-Ahead shares enjoy double-digit surge on rail outlook boost

Shares in Go-Ahead have gathered steam after the group pencilled in a rosier outlook for the rail business following a “one-off” boost linked to the London Midland franchise.

Alison Bloomer14:39, 22 February 2018
Renewed optimism among retailers despite slowed sales growth

For the first time since November 2016, retailers expect their business situation to improve over the next three months.

Alison Bloomer14:15, 22 February 2018
US jobless claims fall back to 45-year low

Initial US jobless claims fell by 7,000 to 222,000 in the week ending February 17, marking the second lowest level since the end of the 2007-2009 recession.

Alison Bloomer13:55, 22 February 2018
Angry Birds maker see shares slide by 45% after disappointing results

Shares in Rovio Entertainment, the makers of Angry Birds, fell by more than 45% on Thursday after the company missed fourth-quarter sales expectations and warned revenue would be flat or lower in 2018.

Alison Bloomer13:09, 22 February 2018
Volume weighted average price
How to use VWAP when investing

Volume weighted average price (VWAP) is a trading benchmark that is often used by investors, and it does what it says on the tin: reflects the ratio of an asset's price to its total trade volume.

Alison Bloomer19:28, 19 February 2018
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Kraft Heinz Company results impacted by reduced US demand

The Kraft Heinz Company reported fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results impacted by weaker demand for shipments for nuts, natural cheese and cold cuts in the US.

Alison Bloomer13:45, 16 February 2018
Coca Cola quarter results beat market expectations

The Coca-Cola Company delivered strong fourth quarter operating results and achieved or exceeded the Company's full-year guidance in 2017.

Alison Bloomer13:30, 16 February 2018
Campbells soup
Campbell Soup Company shares slide after 'disappointing' quarter results

Campbell Soup Company reported a rise in net earnings attributable to the company of $285m, or 95 cents per share, in the second quarter results for fiscal 2018, from $101m, or 33 cents per share, a year earlier.

Alison Bloomer12:35, 16 February 2018
Lloyds back
Banking titans to report annual results in busy week for sector

Britain’s biggest banks will reveal annual figures next week after another eventful year for the sector, clouded once more by mis-selling scandals and controversy over past misdeeds.

Alison Bloomer12:05, 16 February 2018
Bitcoin
Bitcoin dips back down under £10,000

Bitcoin has slipped back down into four figures after it reached over £10,000 yesterday on the back of a potential easing on imminent regulatory clampdowns.

Alison Bloomer11:22, 16 February 2018
Danone profits up after water division growth boost

Danone has posted better than expected profits after strong growth in its water division. Net profit was €2.45bn ($3.06 billion) compared with €1.72bn the previous year. Analysts had expected net profit of €2.14bn.

Alison Bloomer10:55, 16 February 2018
Blue Apron shares rise after better than expected results

Blue Apron Holdings Inc shares jumped 7.5% in Tuesday premarket trading after it reported fourth-quarter losses that were better than expected.

Alison Bloomer13:52, 13 February 2018
Royal Bank of Scotland
City watchdog criticised for ‘completely’ losing control of RBS report

The City watchdog has been criticised for “completely” losing control of a report into RBS’s mistreatment of small businesses, with MPs now likely to use special powers to publish it in full next week.

Alison Bloomer13:12, 13 February 2018
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PepsiCo beats market expectations in fourth quarter results

Fizzy beverage giant PepsiCo reported fourth-quarter earnings with total revenue rising slightly to $19.53bn, topping analysts’ average expectation of $19.39bn, according to Thomson Reuters.

Alison Bloomer13:01, 13 February 2018

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