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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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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.

Dan Atkinson17:53, 26 April 2018
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.

Dan Atkinson17:24, 25 April 2018
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.

Dan Atkinson11:54, 20 April 2018
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.

Dan Atkinson14:28, 18 April 2018
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.

Dan Atkinson11:37, 18 April 2018
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.

Dan Atkinson17:43, 17 April 2018
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.

Dan Atkinson10:05, 14 April 2018
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.

Dan Atkinson11:19, 13 April 2018
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.

Dan Atkinson07:36, 12 April 2018
Commodity trading principles
Commodity trading principles

To an outside observer, trading in commodities can seem daunting, an activity that has its own language and customs. But with solid preparation beforehand and observance of some key principles, commodities can prove to be an engaging and rewarding line of investment.

Dan Atkinson11:00, 11 April 2018
Investor uncertainty as tech giants face chillier political climate

The prospect of tougher regulation on both sides of the Atlantic has cast a cloud over the tech stocks that have powered the recent share-price boom. Investors in the FANG companies – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google – may be getting nervous.

Dan Atkinson13:47, 5 April 2018
Oil prices weaker ahead of key OPEC meeting

A 24-nation deal to curb crude production has supported the oil price. Now the question is whether this arrangement can last.

Dan Atkinson08:25, 4 April 2018
Stock markets battered by pent-up post-Easter selling pressure

Shares were down across the board today, depressed by trade-war fears and second thoughts on technology stocks. Falls on Wall Street yesterday and Tokyo overnight were mirrored this morning in London.

Dan Atkinson10:29, 3 April 2018

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