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Euro hits six-month high

Another strong day for the euro, going beyond 1.1200 earlier. Talk of an end to ECB stimulus is also helping power the euro’s gains

Adrian Holliday
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The number of UK MBOs down by 49% in two years

The number of management buyouts in the UK is down by almost 49% compared to only two years ago, according to analysis of FT Mergermarket

Brian Bollen
Currencies
Dollar recovers from Trump slump as pound falls back

The dollar gained ground on Monday (May 22) as markets realised the recent ‘Trump slump’ sell-off was an overreaction given the US economy’s sound fundamentals. US futures gained slightl

Richard Reed
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RBS raises shareholder compensation offer at 11th hour

Royal Bank of Scotland has made an 11th-hour move to settle the shareholder compensation case that was due to start today

Brian Bollen
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President Trump the biggest threat to investor portfolios

President Trump poses the greatest risk for regular investors in the world - even ahead of a possible recession in China.

Brian Bollen
clariant
Clariant and Huntsman announce $20bn ‘merger of equals’

Clariant, the Swiss speciality chemicals maker and its US rival Huntsman have agreed to a cross-border "merger of equals" that will value the combined entity at $20bn (£15.4bn)

Neil Dennis


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Discredited former CEO of RBS to have his say in court

The discredited former chief executive of The Royal Bank of Scotland Fred Goodwin is set to have his say in the High Court in London.

Brian Bollen
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Oil prices rise after Saudi minister output cut talk

Crude oil prices rise close to $50 a barrel after Saudi Arabia says the producers that agreed to output cuts were in favour of extending the arrangement through the first quarter next year

Neil Dennis
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Oil moves ahead on OPEC meeting

Oil prices are on the move – more climbs – again with OPEC members meeting in Vienna on Thursday

Adrian Holliday
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Brazil equity slump creates select buying opportunities

Current stock market weakness in Brazil has created opportunities to buy good companies that were previously too expensive,

Brian Bollen
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World shares rebound while sterling’s rise holds

A much better trading day for stocks with the FTSE 100 ending higher. Oil, Hikma, Gold Exports

Adrian Holliday
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Growth in alternative investment pushes Jersey funds to record levels

The value of funds administered in Jersey hit a record level at the end of 2016, according to the latest figures from the jurisdiction’s financial regulator.

Brian Bollen
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China’s renminbi bears stock market woes

China's renminbi edges higher, ending the week close to where it started, as stock and bond markets stabilise after a month of dramatic losses

Neil Dennis
Brazil
Brazil prepares for further losses after markets tumble

Investors in Brazil prepare for further losses after the real, stocks and bonds all slump to lows for the year as the political crisis surrounding President Michel Temer engulf the nation's markets

Neil Dennis
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Sterling breaks through to $1.30 meanwhile UK spending surges in April

Supported by stronger UK retail sales today’s boost for sterling saw the pound lift above $1.30 it’s best result since last September. Burberry, Asda.

Adrian Holliday