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James Hester

James Hester began covering commodities markets before switching to the financial advice sector 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.

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Babcock potential: will it get back to 600p?

Babcock International shares have surged 70% since mid-January – are more gains possible from this turnaround story?

James Hester13:34, 8 September 2021
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Yandex in $1bn deal to buy Uber stakes in jointly-owned ventures

Yandex will acquire Uber’s stakes in food delivery, logistics and autonomous driving technology

James Hester09:21, 31 August 2021
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Bunzl warns on labour and materials shortages

Bunzl shares were down by 2% in early morning London trading despite reporting a rise in interim earnings

James Hester08:09, 31 August 2021
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Dollar weakens in aftermath of Jackson Hole

The dollar was trading around 0.3% lower versus both the euro and the pound on Tuesday

James Hester07:05, 31 August 2021
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US M&A scene abuzz with Catalent-Bettera, Baxter-Hill-Rom deals

Catelent is tipped to announce the $1bn acquisition of Bettera later today as Baxter considers $10bn offer for Hill-Rom

James Hester09:50, 30 August 2021
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Prospect of dovish monetary policy offsets COVID-19 concerns

European stocks were slightly firmer on the prospects of continuing dovish monetary policy

James Hester08:51, 30 August 2021
Blank cheque company deals slide as SEC guidance bites

IPOs and M&As involving SPACs slowed substantially in the second quarter, according to S&P

James Hester07:33, 30 August 2021
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China signals further crackdown on the tech sector

New rules could block data-dependent tech firms from launching IPOs in the US

James Hester11:50, 27 August 2021
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Amigo firmer on improved quarterly performance

Better-than-expected first-quarter 2021 performance for Amigo sees its share price rise

James Hester08:46, 27 August 2021
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Resolute Mining posts $220m first-half loss

Australian mining company suffered from lower revenues and a non-cash impairment charge

James Hester08:45, 27 August 2021
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European stocks and crude edge lower

European stocks and oil ease with worries over slowing economic momentum and Delta variant

James Hester10:02, 26 August 2021
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CRH raises outlook for second half on strong trading momentum

CRH has raised its guidance for the second half of 2021 amid good momentum in Europe and North America

James Hester08:45, 26 August 2021
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Irish Continental Group hit by fuel costs and COVID-19

Shipping, transport group posts wider first-half loss due to high fuel costs and travel bans

James Hester07:10, 26 August 2021
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Oil prices creep higher

Oil prices were building on Monday's advance despite market caution

James Hester10:00, 24 August 2021
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Spectris to sell NDS Technologies to Nordson for $180m

The FTSE250-listed precision instrument supplier said the sale would simplify its portfolio

James Hester08:41, 24 August 2021

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