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Claire Hunte

Claire Hunte has worked in the UK and US. She was launch editor of the World Life Insurance Report, and worked on FTyourmoney.com and was managing editor at Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary in the US. She has also worked for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and PwC.

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New York Stock Exchange
US update: Stocks fall after initial Fed minutes lift, Treasuries yields hit high note

The release of Federal Reserve minutes first fuelled Wall Street gains, before flaming out as the market drew to a close on Wednesday sending stocks lower for the second straight session.

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Wall Street sign
US update: Street ends lower, retail pain on Walmart earnings miss, Treasury yields spike

Holiday hangover? On the first day of trading after US bank holiday, a deflated performance as the three major market indicators broke their six days of session gains closing lower on Tuesday.

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London city skyline by day with Bank of England and St Paul's Cathedral
UK bank results divine sector sentiment

A raft of big UK banks will roll out earnings this week. US banks have had a successful run after a big lift from US tax reform in spite of the short-term pain from one-off charges. UK banks have Brexit

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Rolls of coiled steel
Japan’s steel industry urges Trump to tread carefully

Japan's steel industry on Monday urged President Donald Trump to make an appropriate decision following the Department of Commerce's recent report outlining heavy tariffs on imports to protect the US steel and aluminium industry.

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House price signs
UK house prices rise for February, but buyers still choosy

Demand remains robust in the UK housing market according to the latest indicators published on Monday by Rightmove, the UK’s largest property website.

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Richard Howson, former Chief Executive, answering questions at a joint hearing of the Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and the Work and Pensions Committee at Portcullis House in London
Carillion’s investors saw writing on wall

Kiltearn Partners, an investment firm that owned 10% of the now-defunct Carillion, sent evidence to MPs saying it considered suing Carillion following its profits warning last summer.

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Close up a huge yellow offshore oil rig drilling platform with a red supply boat.
Oil prices climb to near two-week high

Asian shares recovery and simmering tensions in the Middle East helped oil prices to add further gains.

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Side mirror of car with view of other cars behind
US update: Stocks stutter on Mueller indictment, trade shield for steel mulled by White House, dollar firms

The markets closed higher Friday but pared gains after news that Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, handed down indictments to 13 Russians and three companies he said conspired to meddle in US elections.

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Road rally circuit track
US update: Street’s rally streak, techs ride wave, oil rebounds

Technology stocks led the rally on the S&P 500 today as Wall Street added another round of gains on Thursday for the fifth straight day.

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Traders work on the floor of the NYSE at the Opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New York City
US update: stocks rise as investors absorb inflation data, Treasury yields near 3%

The stock market rallied as investors took heart overriding prior inflation fears even as consumer price index rises above expectations.

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Stock Exchange view from Broad St
US update: Stocks on mute, Fed sticks to interest rate rises, dollar slides

Stocks rose modestly on Tuesday after earlier choppy trading then rallying in the afternoon ahead of key inflation figures

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Stock market board
Regulators seek robust monitoring of algorithmic trading

The Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority tells banks they should have robust risk management in place for algorithmic trading.

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Kayak resting on a placid lake
What lies beneath stock market calm?

The markets appear becalmed as Asian and European stock markets hold steady and US markets rebounded on Monday. However, analysts and experts argue whether last's week rout is quite over.

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Bitcoin exchange listing cryptocurrencies
European supervisory authorities warn of risks to buying cryptocurrencies

A number of European Supervisory Authorities issued a warning to European consumers about the perils of buying virtual currencies due to rising concern that people may be unaware of the risks involved.

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BHP Billiton sign
BHP Billiton takes a $1.8bn charge due to US tax cuts

BHP Billition, the Australian mining giant, said on Tuesday it would take a $1.8bn exceptional charge as a result of cuts in the US corporate income tax rate.

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