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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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PPG withdraws Akzo offer

US paints and coatings giant PPG has thrown in the towel after a three-month battle to gain control of Dutch rival AkzoNobel.

James Hester08:12, 2 June 2017
Internet company Brave raises $35m in less than 30 seconds

Internet browser company Brave raised $35m from its initial coin offering (ICO) in less than 30 seconds. It is understood to be the largest amount ever raised through an ICO.

James Hester12:33, 1 June 2017
Economic strength
Canada tops G7 table while UK trails

The UK has become one of the slowest growing members of the G7 club while Canada has turned into the strongest.

James Hester10:26, 1 June 2017
fiscal stimulus agenda
Could Trump failure on tax-cutting measures derail the markets?

Global stock markets rallied strongly following Donald Trump´s victory in November´s presidential election. There were widespread hopes that the incoming administration´s pro-growth, fiscal stimulus agenda would act as a driver for the global economy.

James Hester16:13, 31 May 2017
The chemicals sector: hidden value?

What should investors consider when contemplating the chemicals sector?

James Hester17:21, 28 May 2017
Transport: a spectrum of investment opportunity

The global transport sector encompasses a wide variety of companies. Among its constituents are hauliers, shippers, train operators, airliners and postal services companies.

James Hester11:19, 26 May 2017
Falls in UK car production
UK car production falters

UK car production slowed sharply in April on the back of the Easter holiday and industrial action.

James Hester09:28, 25 May 2017
Pound under pressure from political worries and bomb blast

Sterling traded lower on political worries and the Manchester bomb blast that left 22 people dead.

James Hester08:26, 23 May 2017
Royal Mail shares buoyed by international parcels division

Royal Mail shares advanced after strong performance from its international parcels business buoyed results.

James Hester14:18, 18 May 2017
Jobs figures fail to lift sterling versus euro

Stronger-than-forecast employment data failed to give a definitive lift to sterling in the aftermath of Tuesday´s inflation report.

James Hester15:22, 17 May 2017
US dollar hits six-month lows

The dollar hit six-month lows amid fresh Trump controversy and weak US economic data.

James Hester08:32, 17 May 2017
Solar power takes the lead

Global investment in solar power is set to outstrip that for both coal and nuclear energy combined in 2017.

James Hester12:26, 16 May 2017
EasyJet losses widen as it prepares for Brexit

EasyJet reported widening losses as it continued to battle Brexit-related sterling weakness and prepare itself for the UK´s imminent EU withdrawal.

James Hester08:14, 16 May 2017
Cyber criminal
WannaCry boosts outlook for cybersecurity sector

Cybersecurity is on course to dominate the corporate agenda for yet another year as big names admit to being impacted by the WannaCry virus malware attack.

James Hester16:16, 15 May 2017
Put options
When put options were used to profit from murder

Investigators believe a lone perpetrator detonated explosive devices so that he could make big profits from a sharp fall in Borrusia Dortmund´s shares.

James Hester21:06, 4 May 2017

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