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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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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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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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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Anyone for a G&T? It’s boom time for alcohol investments

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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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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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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Airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy

Japanese car component firm Takata has filed for bankruptcy after facing huge compensation claims over exploding airbags that have been linked to 17 deaths around the world.

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Uber co-founder Kalanick resigns as CEO over ‘macho culture’ claims

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO of the cab-hailing company after allegations of a macho management culture that turned a blind eye to claims of sexual harassment.

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Interest rates to stay low as Chancellor pledges to keep reins on spending

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has signalled that UK interest rates are set to remain low to keep growth on track as the country negotiates Brexit.

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Japan sees $1.8bn trade deficit in May but IMF says reforms working

Japan had an unexpected trade deficit of $1.8bn in May, despite a 14.9% rise in exports, according to new data. However the country’s economic recovery has been praised in a report released today (June 19) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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More than $31bn ploughed into Exchange Traded Funds in one week

More than $31bn has been ploughed into Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in just one week – despite a plunge in the value of tech stocks. The $31.6bn ETF inflow for the week ending Wednesday June 1

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The future of cryptocurrency

Are cryptocurrencies the future of international financial transactions? Can they be traded? Will the supermarket shopper use a digital currency to buy their groceries any time soon? To answer those questions, it’s necessary to look at exactly what a cryptocurrency is.

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Should employees be compensated with stock options?

Employee stock options are schemes to enable workers to buy stakes in the companies they work for. They can be an effective way of rewarding, retaining and incentivising staff, and were historically seen as a highly desirable staff benefit.

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London clearing house would accept Brussels oversight on euro trades

London clearing house LCH has said it would be willing to accept more direct oversight of euro trades from Brussels after Brexit. LCH, which is majority owned by the London Stock Exchange, handles roughly 75% of the world’s euro-denominated derivatives.

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UK economy set to grow 1.7% in 2017 as world trade grows

The UK economy is set to grow by 1.7% this year, according to a new report by the World Bank, up from a forecast of 1.2% in January, though down 0.1% on 2016. UK quarterly growth was 2.0% for Q1 2017, up from 1.9% in Q4 2016.

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