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UK wants transitional deal but leaving Single Market, says PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK will seek a post-Brexit transitional period and pay into the EU budget until 2020 – but is leaving the Single Market.

Richard Reed
Equitable Life

Think the unthinkable to avoid the next financial crisis

Banks trying to maintain profit growth in an era of low interest rates and executives who refused to think the unthinkable were responsible for the financial crisis and crucial lessons remain to be learned

Neil Dennis

Housebuilders bid farewell to summer lull but headwinds remain

When buying a house we are often told that location is everything, and this is becoming a key factor in the profitability for those companies concerned with building and selling homes, too

Neil Dennis

Shiny future: metals prices gain traction

Metals and mining shares have surged over recent weeks as a more optimistic view on supply and demand has boosted sentiment on the sector. At the same time, investors are wondering how sustainable the current rally is likely to be.

James Hester
dublin pub

Dublin's C&C takes minority investment in Admiral Taverns

Dublin-based drinks maker C&C Group plc is joining forces with privately held Proprium Capital Partners and the management of pub operator Admiral Taverns in a management buyout.

Brian Bollen

Coal: long-term decline overshadows short-term strength

Coal has been on a tear of late as Chinese imports have surged to meet increased domestic demand. Nevertheless, the long-term future for coal prices must surely be less bright.

James Hester

Capex squeeze: oil services groups fight back

Shares in oil services firms have had a tough time this year, with confidence hit by falling oil prices. However, such beaten down stocks should not be written off altogether.

James Hester

Oil sale to Total drives AP Møller - Mærsk strategy on

Copenhagen-listed AP Møller - Mærsk A/S is pushing ahead with its plans to create an integrated transport & logistics company. It has agreed to sell Maersk Oil for US$7.45bn

Brian Bollen

Dovish Fed and White House divisions cap dollar rally

Just as the dollar was enjoying a late summer rally, signs of increasing dovishness from the Federal Reserve have put the greenback's recovery on hold

Neil Dennis

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