Richard Reed

Richard Reed worked at a senior level in regional newspapers before becoming editor of a business magazine aimed at the start-up market. Since then he has freelanced for business and finance newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Telegraph, Investment Adviser (FT group), and Citywire.

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German business confidence

German business confidence weakens

German business confidence weakened for the second month in a row in September, according to new figures. The ifo Business Climate Index fell from 115.9 points to 115.2 points

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Bitcoin

5 ways to invest in the blockchain/Bitcoin boom

You will have heard stories of people making a fortune trading Bitcoin – so how do you cash in on cryptocurrencies without getting your fingers burned?

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UK wants transitional deal but leaving Single Market, says PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK will seek a post-Brexit transitional period and pay into the EU budget until 2020 – but is leaving the Single Market.

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European flags

Eurozone inflation rises to 1.5%

Inflation in the euro area rose to 1.5% in August, up from 1.3% in July, according to the latest figures released today by Eurostat. The latest figure compares with just 0.2% in August 2016

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Car and rickshaw

Emerging Markets – opportunity or risk?

Do emerging markets represent an opportunity to fast-track your investments? Back in the early Noughties, emerging markets were the place to be for the adventurous investor in search of a good return.

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Drax power station

Drax makes pre-tax loss of £83m as coal slumps in value

Power producer Drax saw earnings rise 73% in the first half of 2017, but made a net loss of £83m partly due to the UK’s move to stop using coal for electricity generation

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Toshiba factory

Toshiba shares leap as court rules on memory business sale

Shares in troubled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba leapt by nearly a quarter on Tuesday after a Californian court ruling on the sale of its valuable memory chip business.

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ITV HQ

Dame Carolyn McCall takes over as chief executive at troubled ITV

High-flying easyJet CEO Dame Carolyn McCall is to take over as chief executive at troubled broadcaster ITV.

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Emerging markets investor Ashmore posts inflows of $1.2bn

Specialist emerging markets investor Ashmore is back on track after posting its second quarter of net inflows, at $1.2bn. The group’s assets under management for the period ending 30 June 2017 increased by $2.8bn to $58.7bn

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Irish business leaders warn of ‘economically calamitous Brexit’

Irish business leaders have warned the UK is heading towards a an “economically calamitous Brexit” that would “massively disrupt” UK-EU trade – and hit Irish companies hard.

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Energy firms warned to expect tougher price controls

Firms running the UK’s energy network infrastructure have been warned to expect tougher price controls from 2021. UK energy regulator Ofgem says there is evidence investment costs have been lower than expected

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Snap shares drop below IPO price for first time since going public

Shares in US tech hotshot Snap dropped below their IPO price for the first time as fears grew the company was overpriced now rival app Instagram has muscled in on its act. Snap went public on March 2 at $17 per share, and by the following day had hit $29.4.

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olympic medallist

Olympic investing: gold and silver for uncertain times

There’s a reason they give gold and silver Olympic medals. The precious metals have been highly prized since the dawn of civilisation – and today, they are still seen as a safe haven for investors.

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Gas flame

UK energy firms face more price caps for poorer families

A price cap on energy bills for more low-income families has been announced by UK energy regulator Ofgem. A cap for four million consumers on pre-payment meters announced earlier this year

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Gin distillery

Anyone for a G&T? It’s boom time for gin and craft ales

If you’ve been tempted to try one of the new craft ales or artisan gins in the nation’s bars and pubs, you’re not alone – the beer and spirits trade is on a roll. Gin broke the £1bn sales mark for the first time ever in the UK in 2016

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city of london

UK still top destination for investment in financial services

The UK remained the top destination for foreign investment in financial services last year despite the Brexit vote, although France and Germany are seen as increasingly attractive.

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wind farm

Renewables surge ahead as fossil-fuel firms adapt or die

Twenty years ago, renewable energy was a fledgling venture, regarded as fringe and experimental by many. Now it is a trillion-dollar industry. Many fossil-fuel firms are mired in debt

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Bankers

Dollar falls, pound and euro rise as bankers warn of rate rises

Markets have reacted dramatically as central bankers meeting in Portugal warned policy tightening could be just around the corner for the world’s major economies.

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Stockmarkets

FCA shake-up of investment industry targets overpricing

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced a major shake-up of the investment management industry to ensure investors get better value for money.

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Gold bars

Gold ‘fat-finger’ trade causes dramatic price slump

An accidental ‘fat-finger’ trade may have triggered a dramatic 1.3% fall in the gold price in early UK trading on Monday (June 26), which saw it plummet from $1,253 to $1,243 in just five minutes.

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