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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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Dow stock exchange
Dow breaks above 25,000 for first time

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sailed past the 25,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, while other major indexes rose to new highs after a strong private jobs report added to a bullish sentiment from indications of robust growth in major economies.

Alison Bloomer15:26, 4 January 2018
European Union Flag
UK investment platforms suspend some funds for failing to meet new EU rules

Some of Britain’s biggest investment platforms have stopped taking fresh money into hundreds of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and investment trusts after they failed to meet new European Union rules in time.

Alison Bloomer15:07, 4 January 2018
Easy Jet plane
Easyjet to extend its aircraft fleet to 300

EasyJet has announced it will extend its fleet to over 300 aircraft by spring 2018 up from 280. It also forecast reaching a number of key milestones in technological initiatives over the next 12 months.

Alison Bloomer14:54, 4 January 2018
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Intel down again after report says chips vulnerable to hacking

Intel Corp shares continued their slide on Thursday, a day after a report said mobile or computers using its chips were vulnerable to being hacked.

Alison Bloomer14:46, 4 January 2018
Celsion shares rise 20% after FDA approval for ovarian cancer study

Shares in Celsion Corporation, an oncology drug development company, soared as it announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had accepted a submission for its ovarian cancer study.

Alison Bloomer14:24, 4 January 2018
Oil hits highest since 2015 as Iran unrest spooks market

Oil rose to its highest since May 2015 on Thursday, supported by unrest in Iran that has raised concerns about supply risks, cold weather in the US that is boosting demand and OPEC-led output cuts.

Alison Bloomer14:14, 4 January 2018
Mountain Warehouse has record Christmas after Black Friday boost

Outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse has notched up record Christmas trading, driven by a sharp rise in online sales and Black Friday.

Alison Bloomer14:06, 4 January 2018
Saga reshuffles pack following profit warning

Over-50s travel and insurance firm Saga has embarked on a management shake-up following a December profit warning.

Alison Bloomer13:41, 4 January 2018
Jobs market
US private sector adds 250,000 jobs in December, biggest rise since March

US private employers added 250,000 jobs in December, marking the biggest monthly increase since March, a report by ADP Research Institute showed on Thursday.

Alison Bloomer13:28, 4 January 2018
Ruble
Russia: is it still a risk too far?

With its rich oil and gas resources, potential consumer base of 144 million people and the recent improvements to its economy, Russia should on paper be an attractive investment opportunity. Especially when you add in that its stock market is currently the cheapest in the world.

Alison Bloomer15:15, 1 January 2018
12 drummers drumming
The twelve trades of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas began as a catechism song for young Catholics when their religion was criminalised in England. Hundreds of years later, The 12 Days of Christmas has been used to promote a magnitude of products and feature in millions of marketing campaigns during the festive period.

Alison Bloomer20:42, 23 December 2017
Giving at Christmas
Charitable pledges at Christmas

Trading successfully full-time might seem like a dream job, but it can turn into a nightmare when it comes to the thorny issue of taxation. Yet, what if there was a way to cut your tax bill and keep your conscience intact? This is where charitable donations come in.

Alison Bloomer19:25, 22 December 2017
Santa Claus Rally
What you have to know about the 'Santa Claus rally'

In the last week of December a strange phenomenon takes place on the stock exchange when the price of stock tends to surge. Whether fuelled by Wall Street festive cheer, end-of-year bonus investments or short sellers being on holiday no one is entirely sure.

Alison Bloomer22:07, 18 December 2017
Ibex 35
SP35: Everything you need to know about leading indices

The Ibex 35 is the domestic and international benchmark for the Spanish stock market and measures the share prices of the country’s 35 largest companies by market capitalisation.

Alison Bloomer17:10, 7 December 2017
Shares slide for Lending Club as it posts disappointing outlook

Shares in Lending Club dropped by more than 21% after the company announced it expected revenues next year of between $680m-$705m, shy of analyst estimates of between $715.4m and $719m.

Alison Bloomer16:03, 7 December 2017

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