Claire Hunte

Claire Hunte has worked in the UK and US. She was launch editor of the World Life Insurance Report, and worked on 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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Traders work the floor at NYSE
US update: Tech lead bounce back, pessimism prevails at retail end, tax law may hurt techs

After a rollicking ride, stocks reversed losses at close on Friday.

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As Amazon looks to deliver, FedEx and UPS shares fall

There are rumblings that Amazon is set to launch a delivery service as reported by the Wall Street Journal and subsequent tremors saw FedEX and UPS shares buckle.

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Fed economists raise the question of trust and future of cryptocurrencies

Two economists at the New York Federal Reserve Money and Payment Studies discuss bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies capability to solve a problem of making payments in trustless environments; however, they argue it’s not clear it’s a problem that needs to be solved.

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Sterling drops on tangled Brexit transition talks

Sterling is heading for its biggest loss since October after Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, warned that a Brexit transition period was not on the cards if a number of disagreements persisted.

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US update: Stocks hit buffers, oil extend losses, a Twitter first - profit

Sell-off in the stock market resumed on Thursday with volatility settling in, as the Dow fell sharply lower down over 1,000 points

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US update: Street dips as caution overrides optimism, Trump calls plunge a “big mistake”

Mindful of the wild swings of recent days, stocks continued to be restive on Wednesday, although a measure of stability returned as the Dow and S&P added gains.

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Traders on the floor at NYSE
US update: market gains led by tech, Vix flies, Snap rises on earnings beat

Tuesday was a mixed bag for the Street as the S&P 500 index swung between losses and gains before regaining equilibrium with a late afternoon rally.

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Musk heads for space but investors focused on earthly Tesla Model 3

Media hype around Tuesday’s maiden flight for Falcon Heavy Rocket launch may be stratospheric but ahead of Tesla’s earnings report investors remain focused on a Tesla Model 3 rolling off a production line.

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Strong start for German industry as factory orders surged in December

German factory orders recorded an upswing in December 2017, adjusted for seasonal swings and inflation, orders jumped 3.8% the Economy Ministry in Berlin said on Tuesday.

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A tale of two retails as food growth surges while non-food slumps

The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium show growth in retail post-holiday season was sluggish at best. In January, UK retail sales crept up 0.6% from the same period last year but food sales bucked the trend.

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US update: Dow 1,100 point plunge, Wells Fargo tumble on Fed action

The Dow plunged over 1,100 points at close on Monday as the US stock market remained unsettled following last week’s rout.

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US update: Stocks slip, shutdown fears averted - maybe, oil decline

Thursday's lull in trading came after record highs yesterday. Pull backs in utilities, financials and healthcare outweighed gains in technology and consumer discretionary.

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US update: Techs power Dow, Bitcoin keeps it interesting, Apple brings home cash

Another day, seemingly another milestone as the Dow Jones index pushes pass the 26,000 mark at finish on Wednesday powered by gains in technology, healthcare and consumer staples.

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Pearson slides on downbeat expectations for US higher education

Publishing company, Pearson issued its trading update on Wednesday revealing full year results at the upper end of guidance but warns that it expects revenues to be flat in US higher education textbook business.

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Informa's CEO Stephen Carter
UBM share price jumps on Informa £3.8bn bid

Global business events company, UBM was up in early trading on Wednesday after the announcement of a £3.8bn offer from rival Informa.

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