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Surge in the price of Bitcoin fuels bubble concerns

A surge in the price of the cryptocurrency known as bitcoin has fuelled concerns about a price bubble. The phenomenon has hogged the limelight this week.

Brian Bollen
st paul's at night

Year ahead offers great opportunity for UK owner managers

The next year offers the greatest opportunity for UK owner-managers in recent memory says Andy Currie, London-based managing partner of Catalyst Corporate Finance

Brian Bollen

Moody’s China rating cut tests market resolve

Industrial commodity prices come under pressure after China, one of the world's biggest consumers of metals and fuel, has its credit rating downgraded by Moody's

Neil Dennis

Sterling needs central bank support to break from lows

The UK economy appears to be recovering since its disappointing first-quarter performance, but the pound remains materially lower today than at any point seen during the financial crisis of 2008-09

Neil Dennis
Market growth Index

Sales Manager Index economic picture more mixed than thought

Closer analysis of the the first economic data for May published by World Economics earlier today paints a more mixed picture of the world economy than its headlines suggested

Brian Bollen
Cyber criminal

WannaCry boosts outlook for cybersecurity sector

Cybersecurity is on course to dominate the corporate agenda for yet another year as big names admit to being impacted by the WannaCry virus malware attack.

James Hester
Low oil prices

Low oil prices take their economic toll

A report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week highlighted the damage $50/barrel oil can do to a producer's economy

Neil Dennis
High profile activist and institutional investors

Outlook for international M&A strong says global firm EY

The outlook for international mergers and acquisitions activity is strong for reasons ranging from economic growth to strategic Chinese internationalisation.

Brian Bollen
interest rates and commodity markets

China slowdown and interest rates hit commodity markets

May has, so far, been a terrible month for commodities and follows a dramatic April in which oil prices made double-digit losses

Neil Dennis
Sainsbury's profits

Sainsbury's grim week – which supermarket emerges on top?

On Tuesday Sainsbury’s revealed a shock first quarter 8.2% profits cut to £503m. Tesco responded with a trolley wobble of its own, its shares dipping 3.5% almost immediately. The three major supermarkets, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons slashed fuel prices on Wednesday – 2p off diesel and 1p off petrol – in a bid to retain market share.

Adrian Holliday
London fund

London fund is mystery buyer of Wall St meltdown insurance

It's puzzled derivatives traders on Wall St for months. A buyer regularly steps into the options market for insurance against excessive stock market volatility and snaps up millions of contracts worth half a dollar each, leading to the buyer being dubbed "50 Cent".

Neil Dennis
Put options

When put options were used to profit from murder

Investigators believe a lone perpetrator detonated explosive devices so that he could make big profits from a sharp fall in Borrusia Dortmund´s shares.

James Hester
Haven-sent gains

Haven-sent gains for the euro

Gains for riskier foreign exchange trades in recent weeks have come at the expense of the so-called havens such as the Japanese yen and the US dollar.

Neil Dennis

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