Dan Atkinson

Dan Atkinson is a British writer, journalist and author specialising in financial and economic matters. He has worked in this field for UK newspapers including The Guardian and The Mail on Sunday, reporting from around the world. He has since worked as a copywriter and content strategist for household-name financial institutions, and is the author or co-author of six books on social, financial and economic affairs.

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Bad trading habits and how to break them

Bad trading habits could be costing your money. What are the most common habits and how can you kick them?

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All eyes on America’s inflation figures

US inflation data for April will attract intense scrutiny in the market later today. Continuation of the rising trend seen so far this year could prompt more aggressive interest-rate rises.

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Craft week turns spotlight on artisan sector

London Craft Week showcases one of Britain’s fastest-growing economic sectors. We look at the size, the importance and the prospects for the UK’s “craft economy”.

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Shares down after Sainsbury hails “return to growth”

Full-year figures from British retailer Sainsbury fail to cheer investors. Its next hurdle is to persuade competition authorities to allow a £15 billion merger with rival Asda.

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Federal Reserve rate-setting meeting attracts scrutiny

The Federal Reserve committee that sets interest rates concludes a two-day meeting today. Remarks afterwards will be studied for clues about the timing of the next rate rise.

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May Day dawns on disgruntled world workforce

International Workers’ Day sees attention focus on squeezed living standards. Are working people getting the full benefit from the economic recovery?

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Rising dollar threatens currency turmoil

Higher American interest rates are pushing up the dollar as exchange rates enter a new period of volatility. Some who have borrowed in the US currency may default, warns the International Monetary Fund.

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Euro-area interest rates edge closer to a rise

The European Central Bank meets tomorrow to set interest rates. Strong growth and rising inflation suggest ultra-loose policy will end sooner rather than later.

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Unilever shares fall despite solid start to the year

First-quarter figures for global consumer giant Unilever show sales up but prices flat. Investors marked the shares down despite upbeat talk from the chief executive.

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Banking revolution can be good news for developing countries

World Bank welcomes upheaval in banking landscape but urges developing countries to upgrade legal and regulatory systems. Those that rise to the challenge will benefit the most, it says.

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Sour taste for producers as sugar prices slide

Over-supply and a hostile climate in the west send sugar prices reeling. Sugar is now changing hands at less than 12 cents a pound, the lowest level since 2015.

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AA shares cheered by 41 per cent profit jump

Britain’s biggest motoring organisation slashes its dividend as it steps up investment. New chief executive puts boardroom turbulence of last year behind the AA.

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Syrian crisis puts political risk back on the agenda

Traders factor in rising tensions as they await the outcome of western intervention in the Middle East. Political risk adds to market uncertainty and changes the relative attractions of different asset classes.

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IMF delegates descend on Washington as clouds gather over the global economy

Countries must resist urge to put up trade barriers, says IMF head Christine Lagarde ahead of next week’s Spring meeting. She also sounds the alarm over mounting levels of public debt across the world.

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Tesco bounces back with full-year profit surge

UK-based retail giant Tesco pays first end-year dividend in four years after 12 months of “strong progress”. Underlying operating profits rose 28.4 per cent in the year to February 24.

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