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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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European Central Bank
European Central Bank flags concerns over banks’ Brexit relocation plans

The European Central Bank (ECB) has expressed concerns about the relocation plans of banks that currently operate in the euro area via the UK through subsidiaries or branches.

Alison Bloomer12:53, 15 November 2017
Exported goods
Eurozone records largest trade surplus as exports rise

The eurozone recorded the largest trade surplus in its existence during September as exports of goods continued to rise, a fresh indication that the euro’s appreciation against other major currencies has yet to crimp economic growth.

Alison Bloomer12:24, 15 November 2017
Bisto gravy
Premier Foods narrows losses after jump in global sales

Premier Foods, the makers of Ambrosia custard and Bisto gravy, has narrowed its losses after securing a hefty jump in sales from its international business.

Alison Bloomer12:08, 15 November 2017
Household debt
US total household debt level reaches new peak

US total household debt level reached a new peak in the third quarter of 2017, driven by an increase in mortgage loans, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York report published on Tuesday.

Alison Bloomer16:25, 14 November 2017
A gym showing weights
Leonard Green announces plans to buy stake in Pure Gym

Private equity firm Leonard Green and Partners is set to acquire a controlling stake in British gym operator Pure Gym after an initial public offering of the group was abandoned last year.

Alison Bloomer11:10, 3 November 2017
Coffee beans
Robusta coffee prices plunge due to crop oversupply

Robusta coffee prices dropped sharply on week in Douala due to an oversupply of crop, according to statistics released Friday.

Alison Bloomer10:46, 3 November 2017
Roulette wheel
The Martingale approach and averaging down

Nothing creates a split camp more in gambling circles than the Martingale system. One side will say it is amongst the oldest and simplest ways to ensure a profit, whilst the other will mutter darkly about it being one of the most expensive ways to learn a lesson.

Alison Bloomer19:55, 2 November 2017
New car registrations set to fall by almost 5%

Registrations of new cars are expected to drop by 4.7% at 2.565 million units compared to sales of 2.693 million in 2016 due to the impact of Brexit on consumer confidence and the weak pound.

Alison Bloomer13:06, 2 November 2017
Word equity in wooden cube
Blackstone reports net income up 21%

Private equity company Blackstone has reported a net income of $834m in quarter three results, up 21% year-over-year, on $1.7bn of total segment revenues from management fee growth and strong fund returns.

Alison Bloomer14:22, 19 October 2017
EU Central Bank
Italy’s Prime Minister seeks EU reassurance over bad loan management

Italy's Prime Minister will seek assurances from EU authorities that its banking system will not face "inappropriate measures" that hamper lending under stepped-up efforts to manage bad loans.

Alison Bloomer12:19, 19 October 2017
Tesco sign
Tesco launches tender offer for loan notes

Tesco has announced an invitation to holders of its outstanding €1.25bn worth of its loan notes due in 2019, as well as £2.65bn worth of its sterling denominated notes due between 2019 and 2057.

Alison Bloomer12:54, 16 October 2017
House prices rise
House prices rise with a new north-south divide

House prices have jumped 1.1% according to the latest house price index from Rightmove, but ‘top of the ladder’ homes are still seeing the effects of the market slowdown.

Alison Bloomer09:52, 16 October 2017
Clothes display in a shopping centre
Retailers face higher costs after Brexit, BRC warns

Higher retail employment costs after Brexit will hit consumers in their wallets, according to a new report out today from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Alison Bloomer08:52, 9 October 2017
clock with piles of coins on it
How much cash does a stock market trader need to quit?

A stock market trader has more chance of securing enough cash to ditch the day job than a National Lottery ticket holder. But how much is enough?

Alison Bloomer08:22, 3 October 2017
Sign of Carillion
Where now for outsourcing giant Carillion after disappointing results?

Problems for crisis-hit construction outsourcing group Carillion were compounded this morning when it posted a “disappointing” set of first-half results.

Alison Bloomer08:13, 29 September 2017

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