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Graham Buck

Graham Buck has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years and has both contributed to and edited a variety of titles, most recently as managing editor of the corporate treasury website GTNews. He has written regularly on insurance and reinsurance, risk management and pensions. His earlier career included several years with a major insurance group and with a broker, where he specialised in directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability cover for corporates.

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The new emperors at the Fed

Does new Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell march to the beat of a different drum from predecessors Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke?

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Kenya tests bond market as debts mount

10-year and 30-year bond issues are reportedly being marketed to prospective investors, despite the country’s recent credit downgrade from Moody’s.

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Deficit reduction is on track

UK government’s deficit reduction plan on target

The budget surplus for January, traditionally a month of bumper tax receipts, was slightly above forecasts at £10bn.

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Commodities to benefit as inflation returns, says JP Morgan

The bank sees precious metals, along with copper, zinc and nickel, enjoying the best gains over the next year.

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Elliott Management renews attack on cryptocurrencies

Paul Singer, founder of the $34bn hedge fund, dismisses the hyperbole as “one of the most brilliant scams in history”.

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Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg

Glencore has appetite for further acquisitions

The Swiss miner and commodity trader said it has the financial power to pursue more deals as it reported strong results.

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Emerging markets and the sell-off

A week of volatility on Wall Street earlier this month grabbed headlines, but other bourses suffered even sharper reverses.

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Amazon to add 2,000 jobs in France

The online retail giant’s pledge follows the resolution of its dispute with French tax authorities.

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Russia lines up investors for Aramco IPO

The Russian Direct Investment Fund promises a “significant” pool of investors for the Saudi Arabia oil major’s offering.

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Argentina drought fears push soyabean prices higher

Corn prices have also climbed on expectations that this season’s yields will suffer.

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EU exports were buoyant in December

Eurozone exports end year on high note

The euro area trade surplus for December beat expectations, with exports growing 1.7% from the previous month.

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Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger

Warren Buffett ally calls bitcoin ‘noxious poison’

Berkshire Hathaway’s veteran vice chairman Charlie Munger says the craze for the cryptocurrency is “totally asinine”.

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Furniture sales slump dents Laura Ashley earnings

The fashion and home furnishings retailer said the weak pound has also impacted on profits.

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Lloyds is terminating the Scottish Widows contract

Standard Life Aberdeen shares drop as Lloyds pulls Scottish Widows portfolio

The newly-merged group’s largest client manages £109bn of assets for the bank’s insurance business.

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President Zuma has accepted demands for his resignation

South African stocks gain on Zuma’s departure

Investors are pinning hopes on successor Cyril Ramaphosa proving to be a better steward of the economy.

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