James Hester

James Hester began covering commodities markets before switching to the financial advice sector and then as an investment writer for asset managers, covering equities, fixed income and alternative asset classes. Today, he writes about the global capital markets and the drivers of investors’ returns.



Amazon ponders location for new $5bn hub

Amazon revealed it had received over 238 proposals from local authorities keen to see it locate a new $5bn hub in their area.

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BASF posts strong third-quarter earnings

BASF shares looked set for a positive start today after the company reported a good set of financial results.

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HelloFresh aims to raise €360bn in IPO

Online meal kit company HelloFresh is aiming to raise around €360bn in an initial public offering (IPO).

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Euro falls against sterling on political woes

Sterling gained ground against the euro this morning as political worries weighed on the single currency.

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13 Holdings shares plunge by 50% on rights issue

Shares in Hong Kong-listed construction and engineering group 13 Holdings plunged by over 50% after the company announced plans for a rights issue.

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Gold slips on dollar strength

Gold prices edged lower today on the back of US dollar strength as investors position themselves for higher US growth and inflation.

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Tencent looks to raise $1bn from China Literature IPO

Online publisher China Literature begins an investor roadshow today as owner Tencent seeks to raise around $1bn through an initial public offering (IPO).

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Philips reports earnings drop as sales slow

Philips reported a mixed set of results today with third-quarter earnings falling by 15%.

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US Senate opens door to tax cuts

The US Senate has approved Trump-led initiatives that could enable the Republicans to deliver on election pledges to cut taxes.

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Volvo Group shares surge on sales growth

Shares in Volvo Group leapt by around 7% this morning after the company reported a surge in sales growth led by accelerating demand for construction equipment.

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AIA sees 20% jump in new business

AIA Group reported a 20% surge in new business today driven by accelerating sales growth in China.

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Ericsson reports big loss as it struggles against rivals

Ericsson reported financial results behind expectations this morning as it continues to struggle against more intense competition.

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Daimler reports earnings drop despite rising sales

Daimler reported a significant fall in earnings this morning, despite an improvement in revenue.

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Sea targets $1bn fund raising in New York IPO

South East Asian technology name Sea Limited will look to raise over $1bn from its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange today.

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Upside potential: Japanese equity investors could benefit from Abe win

Japan´s stock market has been on a tear of late, but with elections just around the corner, what does the future hold for investors in Japanese assets?

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TSMC beats third-quarter earnings and revenue expectations

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), a major supplier to Apple, beat third-quarter earnings and revenue expectations.

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Interserve shares slump on profits warning

Shares in UK-listed support services and construction group Interserve slumped by over 30% this morning after the company issued a profits warning.

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UK retail sales disappoint in September

UK retail sales disappointed against expectations in September with a decline of 0.8% over the month. The pound slipped against the dollar on the news, trading 0.4% lower.

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Roche reports decline in European and Japanese sales

Roche shares were on the back foot this morning after the company reported a decline in European and Japanese sales.

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Nestlé shares trade marginally lower on sales update

Nestlé shares traded marginally lower early this morning after the company reported a modest fall in sales over the first nine months of the year.

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