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Brian Bollen

Brian Bollen has written on international institutional finance, from corporate and M&A to the back-office functions of custody and settlement. He cut his teeth on a FT newsletter covering the international syndicated loan and capital markets and edited FT Mergers & Acquisitions International.

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How an unwanted offer can boost value

Sometimes there is nothing quite like the arrival of an unsolicited and unwelcome offer to boost management performance and therefore shareholder value.

Brian Bollen11:20, 27 July 2017
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A small rise in price is the story in oil this morning

A small rise in price is the story in oil this morning. Brent Crude is trading above US$50 per barrel, according to data from

Brian Bollen10:44, 26 July 2017
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Cash is king as investors walk the line: BAML survey

Cash is king as investors walk the line. This is one of the eye-catching headlines in the just-published global fund manager survey from Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Brian Bollen12:45, 19 July 2017
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Sector analysis: Patterns in US, European and UK commercial construction output

Patterns in commercial construction output vary in the UK, Europe and USA, a number of recent official reports indicate

Brian Bollen17:00, 18 July 2017
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The unstoppable rise of alternative assets in asset allocations

The world’s largest 100 alternative asset managers saw assets under management increase by 10% in 2016, rising to $4.0 trillion, according to tWillis Towers Watson

Brian Bollen13:06, 17 July 2017
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Global infrastructure construction: a sector overview

Global infrastructure construction industry has been thrust firmly into the headlines. The award of contracts to build the first phase of HS2

Brian Bollen09:17, 17 July 2017
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A sector analysis: commercial construction companies report output

The direction of commercial construction output in the UK, Europe and USA differs, according to a range of official reports

Brian Bollen14:14, 12 July 2017
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Media coverage of monetary policy has become hysterical

Media coverage of monetary policy has become hysterical. The acreage of news and comment being devoted to the tiniest hint of movement in official interest rates

Brian Bollen11:42, 7 July 2017
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Venture Capital Sets New Record In Second Quarter

The venture capital-backed deal market has recorded its largest ever quarter, as 2,062 deals worth a combined US$47bn were announced in the second quarter.

Brian Bollen15:37, 5 July 2017
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UK Housebuilder Persimmon Enjoys Excellent First Half Year

UK housebuilder Persimmon plc reports that it has had an excellent first half of the year. It announced details in an update ahead of its half-year results to 30 June 2017.

Brian Bollen11:27, 5 July 2017
Sweden leaves central bank repo rate unchanged at -0.50%

Sweden has confounded investor expectations and left its central bank repo rate unchanged. Economic activity is strong and inflation is approaching 2%,

Brian Bollen12:31, 4 July 2017
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Basel Committee updates G20 leaders ahead of summit

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today published a report for the G20 Leaders at their summit in Hamburg on 7-8 July.

Brian Bollen09:38, 4 July 2017
Eurex derivatives exchange unlocks new hedging tools

Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange, says it has reached another important strategic milestone offering futures and options on all major MSCI indices.

Brian Bollen08:51, 4 July 2017
The world expects investment excellence from New Zealand

Investment excellence is something the world has come to expect from New Zealand. It has become almost as much part of the country's DNA as excellence in rugby union.

Brian Bollen13:19, 3 July 2017
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UK housing market fundamentals drive up new-build pressure

The fundamentals of the UK housing market mean that the pressure on the new-build sector to meet the rising demand for homes has never been greater.

Brian Bollen13:31, 30 June 2017

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