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Higher copper prices are coming

As global economic barometers go, copper has been a fairly-accurate indicator of global growth during the past 10 years

Neil Dennis
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Are cryptos in danger of respectability?

Once the filthy, low-down enfant terrible of established finance, crypto currencies are now on nodding terms with some big City names.

Adrian Holliday
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Could ‘Rexit’ and Trump push oil prices out of the doldrums?

‘Rexit’ is the word flying around Wall Street today, as analysts absorb the impact of Donald Trump’s sacking of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – and wake up to its potential impact on oil prices.

Richard Reed
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Only fools know the future of sterling

A year on from the triggering of Article 50, has sterling taken a breather?

Adrian Holliday
How volatility products aggravated equity correction

Stock markets across the globe suffered a sharp sell-off in late January and early February. While it was assumed fears of the impact of rising inflation on the pace of US rate hikes was the trigger, the sell-off was exacerbated by exchange-traded products based on volatility measures, a new report finds

Neil Dennis
US markets welcome jobs boost as wage growth dips

Jobs growth in the US keeps surprising Wall Street analysts and during February, just a slight disappointment on wage growth marred another great set of labour market data, published on Friday

Neil Dennis

Dovish ECB stance masks hawkish policy message

How does one communicate an increasingly hawkish policy path in an utterly dovish manner? Step forward Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, who delivered a masterclass in nuance at Thursday's February governing council press conference

Neil Dennis
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Will Dropbox IPO be a Facebook or a Snap?

The new hot-ticket tech IPO has arrived as cloud-storage provider Dropbox - valued at around at $10bn - looks for a $500m initial public offering later this month.

Richard Reed
Bitcoin volatility: where next for the cryptos?

Bitcoin and the other major cryptocurrencies have been trading in a relatively narrow range over recent weeks. But investors are scratching their heads as to where the crypto is going next.

James Hester
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Is the euro over-valued?

Is the euro overvalued? Given that the currency is +16% higher against the US dollar in the last year the question is legitimate.

Adrian Holliday
PM finally sets out UK negotiating strategy on Brexit

There will have to be compromises by both sides over Brexit – and the UK is looking for a “unique and unprecedented partnership” with the European Union. That was the message from British prime minister Theresa May

Richard Reed
Housebuilders and construction

Latest figures from the Markit/CIPS construction PMI show that the downturn in UK construction has entered its fourth quarter, leading one analyst to say that “the near-term outlook for the construction sector remains bleak."

Alison Bloomer
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Trump’s tariffs ignite fears of a global trade war

President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement of steep tariffs on steel and aluminium on Thursday caused seismic market reactions with the Dow plunging over 400 points at close and sparking a sell off in Asian and European equities on Friday.

Claire Hunte
US inflation pick up tests market nerves

US inflation picked up in January, with the personal consumption expenditure price index rising by the most in a year. Investors are keeping a close eye on US consumers prices.

James Hester
Maplin and Toys R Us latest victims of UK retail transformation

The transformation of Britain's high street continues with the likely disappearance of another two well-known retail brands as the owners of Toys R Us and Maplin put their businesses up for sale

Neil Dennis

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Today, 18 January, 2019
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