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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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UK manufacturing sees further marked growth in May

The UK manufacturing sector remained resilient in May according to the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply. At 56.7, the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS

Brian Bollen13:46, 1 June 2017
Futures exchange LIFFE spice market
Futures exchange LIFFE brightened life in the City of London

The London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) literally brought a splash of colour to the drab City streets when it opened in London on 30 September 1982.

Brian Bollen15:00, 31 May 2017
Microscope, test tube and lab equipment
Biotech stocks: why invest in scientific firms

Biotechnology is the personal science of the future. Investors like biotech firms for their growth potential and future income. But it’s personal too. If biotechnology will help people live longer, the rich will need to be even richer to finance their longer lives.

Brian Bollen09:27, 31 May 2017
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London Stock Exchange agrees to buy Citi indices businesses

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has reached an agreement with Citigroup Inc (Citi) to acquire The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices for US$685m (£535m).

Brian Bollen14:19, 30 May 2017
pile of ancient coins
A history of banks and banking since 3100BC

Banking and bankers are thought to have originated in ancient Mesopotamia around 3100BC, with modern banks beginning in Italy in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Brian Bollen12:39, 30 May 2017
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42 reasons to sell (or not buy) a company stock or share

The investor’s dream is to time the sale of a company's stocks to maximise profit. Many industry professionals claim it is impossible. As an alternative, they promote the use of collective investment vehicles based on saving a fixed monthly amount.

Brian Bollen12:30, 30 May 2017
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Stock trading in Shanghai from Opium Wars to the present

Shanghai was China’s first city to see the creation of stocks and a stock exchange; stock trading started in Shanghai as early as 1860s in the wake of the Opium Wars.

Brian Bollen13:51, 29 May 2017
cherry blossom
Tokyo Stock Exchange from the kimono to modern dress

The story of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc (TSE) from the kimono to modern dress can be found in some detail on its unusually comprehensive corporate site.

Brian Bollen14:44, 27 May 2017
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London Stock Exchange: from coffee house to cyber market

The London Stock Exchange is the world’s most international capital market with over 2,400 companies from more than 90 countries quoted across its markets.

Brian Bollen15:57, 26 May 2017
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Immediate reaction to OPEC cuts extension mixed

Immediate reaction is mixed on the outlook for oil prices after the 172nd meeting of the Conference of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Brian Bollen08:41, 26 May 2017
The slowdown in decline of PC
Lenovo results Q&A fails to illuminate or elaborate

If the future of Chinese technology specialist Lenovo is as clear to its senior executives as their attempts to explain it, then heaven help it.

Brian Bollen16:11, 25 May 2017
london skyline
Excitement is growing ahead of next FTSE 100 Index reshuffle

Excitement is growing ahead of the next scheduled quarterly reshuffle of the totemic FTSE 100 investment index.

Brian Bollen13:32, 25 May 2017
st paul's at night
Year ahead offers great opportunity for UK owner managers

The next year offers the greatest opportunity for UK owner-managers in recent memory says Andy Currie, London-based managing partner of Catalyst Corporate Finance

Brian Bollen11:31, 24 May 2017
rbs office
Will RBS and shareholders settle or will they fight?

Will the Royal Bank of Scotland and its shareholders settle out of court or will they fight?

Brian Bollen08:55, 24 May 2017
oil refinery
President Trump's plan to sell oil reserve sounds familiar

President Trump's plans to sell half of the US strategic oil reserve sounds familiar, and could turn out to be fundamentally misguided.

Brian Bollen11:12, 23 May 2017

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