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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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Car sales
Pendragon sees profit slump as new car sales slow

Pendragon has reported a slump in profits in its full-year results to 31 December 2017 due to a reduction in new car sales.

Alison Bloomer11:34, 13 February 2018
House prices
Average house price increased by £12,000 in the year to December, says index

House prices ended last year £12,000 higher on average than they had been 12 months earlier, according to official figures.

Alison Bloomer11:02, 13 February 2018
Oil barrels
Rise in global oil production set to outpace demand this year

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that a rise in global oil production, led by the US, is likely to outpace growth in demand this year.

Alison Bloomer10:22, 13 February 2018
Cryptocurrency and the ongoing regulatory debate

Despite the constant flux in recent months, cryptocurrency investing is still surging with bitcoin remaining the star of the show. Some experts are predicting the market potentially reaching the trillion-dollar mark in 2018.

Alison Bloomer16:57, 9 February 2018
Amazon climbs above Microsoft for first time

Amazon.com Inc.'s stock climbed 0.8% in midday trade Wednesday, to lift its market value above Microsoft Corp for the first time, according to data provided by WSJ Market Data Group.

Alison Bloomer16:45, 7 February 2018
Britain's Forties oil pipeline unexpectedly shut

Britain’s Forties oil pipeline was shut on Wednesday after the unexpected closure of a feed control valve connecting to the Kinneil gas plant, traders said, just over a month after restarting following a major outage.

Alison Bloomer16:33, 7 February 2018
City watchdog risking ‘reputational damage’ by delaying RBS report release

The head of the Financial Conduct Authority has been warned he risks making a “mockery” of the City watchdog if it further delays publishing a report into RBS’s mistreatment of small businesses.

Alison Bloomer16:00, 7 February 2018
J Murphy & Sons buys Carillion's UK power business

J Murphy & Sons Limited has announced it has acquired Carillion’s UK power framework business for an undisclosed sum.

Alison Bloomer15:55, 7 February 2018
Shares in Michael Kors climb after Jimmy Choo sales boost

Global fashion group Michael Kors Holdings saw shares climb after it announced third-quarter results that exceeded guidance, with a better than expected performance from both the Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo brands.

Alison Bloomer15:25, 7 February 2018
European stocks regain footing after losing run

European stocks rebounded on Wednesday, breaking a seven-session losing run while US stocks opened lower as investors remain cautious after a recent spate of volatility.

Alison Bloomer14:24, 7 February 2018
Carlsberg suffers profits hit on Russia alcohol crackdown

Profits at Carlsberg have plunged more than 70% after a crackdown on alcohol abuse in Russia took the fizz out of beer sales.

Alison Bloomer13:59, 7 February 2018
Hasbro reports unexpected drop in revenues

Toy maker Hasbro has reported net earnings for the full-year 2017 of $396.6m, or $3.12 per diluted share, compared to $551.4m, or $4.34 per diluted share in 2016 as overall consumer demand slowed in November and December both for the industry and for Hasbro.

Alison Bloomer13:12, 7 February 2018
Forex trading
Five positive trading habits

Successful trading requires good planning strategies and a disciplined mind-set to build a consistent track record. It also means recognising when emotion is playing a role in decision-making.

Alison Bloomer09:35, 26 January 2018
Most popular technology stocks take a tumble in trading

Shares in the best performing technology stocks, collectively known as FAANG, were all down on Wednesday.

Alison Bloomer16:48, 17 January 2018
RBS boss to appear in front of MPs amid small business unit scandal

Royal Bank of Scotland boss Ross McEwan is to be hauled in front of MPs later this month to answer questions on the lender’s treatment of small businesses after yet more damning details of the scandal emerged.

Alison Bloomer16:25, 17 January 2018

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