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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Saudi oil refinery
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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Shorting an asset
Signals used to short an asset

What are the most common signals in today’s markets that an asset could be shorted? How important is the market’s main gauge of volatility, the VIX, and is its influence growing or shrinking?

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Shire delivers mixed message on growth

The drugs giant reported better-than-expected figures for 2017, but warned that the year ahead will be tougher.

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Bitcoin has been highly volatile
Bitcoin rises after ECB rules out imminent ban

Mario Draghi said that regulation of cryptocurrencies wasn’t part of the central bank’s remit.

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Entrance to IMF Building
Britain must lift its productivity, says IMF

The Washington-based organisation says the UK also needs to enhance its international competitiveness to offset the shock of Brexit.

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Portugal's flag
Portugal’s growth is best since 2000

The economic revival accelerated last year, as the country continued to recover from the bailout programme that it exited in 2014.

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Payslip
Bank of England survey predicts better times for UK workers

Private sector employers expect average pay settlements of 3.1% this year, against 2.6% in 2017.

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Hennes & Mauritz store
H&M pins sales growth hopes on online

The Swedish budget fashion chain expects online growth of 25% this year, to offset flagging sales at its stores.

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Italian flag
Italy’s Q4 growth less than forecast at 0.3%

Preliminary data shows the final quarter of 2017 falling short of expectations, but the country still had its best year since 2010.

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