Lloyds Share Price Responds To Cuts (April 24, 2017)

Lloyds Banking Group to make more cuts Lloyds Banking Group, the leading provider of current accounts in the UK with over 30 million customers, has announced 325 forthcoming job cuts and 100 store closures over the next four months until October. A further 300 store closures are expected by the end of the year, in […]

China Sees Binary Trading Growth For TechFinancials (April 19, 2017)

TechFinancials 2016 Report Shows Boom In Far East In early April TechFinancials Inc, a brokerage and binary options platform group, released their financials. Not a great deal of attention was paid to them, and in fact the results seemed to underwhelm the market, with the organisation’s shares trading down by 13% immediately following their release. Wider […]

Gold Rallies As Investors Look For Safe Haven (April 16, 2017)

Demand for gold continues to surge amid geopolitical upheaval The net demand for gold has reached its longest run for five years, with BullionVault investors adding the precious metal for the eight consecutive month. The decision by the online internet peer-to-peer gold-and-silver-bullion exchange marked the longest stretch of gold buying since the summer of 2012. […]

Service Sector Drives GBP Recovery (April 13, 2017)

GBP/EUR rate soars due to service sector growth New data has revealed the pound has gained against the euro as Britain’s service sector beats forecasts. Sterling is up by around 0.25% against the euro. This comes after the Services Purchasing Managers Index revealed the UK’s service sector experienced a three-month high in March. The pound was […]

UK Supermarket Brands Trading Outlook (April 7, 2017)

British supermarkets continue to feel the post-Brexit pinch It’s been nine months since the UK voted to leave the EU. It goes without saying that things have been rather fluid in the markets ever since. As pass beyond the end of Q1 for 2017, the pound hangs perilously close to the euro, as expected. As a […]

Deutsche Boerse LSE Merger Collapses (April 4, 2017)

EU vetos Deutsche Boerse-London Stock Exchange merger deal A proposed 29 billion-euro merger between the British and German stock exchanges has been blocked by European regulators, ending a deal that floundered following the UK’s Brexit vote. LSE Exchange Monopoly The merger of the London Stock Exchange and the German Deutsche Boerse has ended. It would […]

Dollar Stalls On Mixed Wage And Jobs Figures (March 30, 2017)

US jobs rise surpasses expectations but dollar falls after disappointing wage growth The US economy was boosted by a surge in job creation during February. The month saw 235,000 new jobs created. As a result, unemployment fell to 4.7 percent and the labour force participation rate increased to 63 percent. The rise in job numbers beat […]

G20 Discord Hints At Volatile Markets (March 27, 2017)

Global free trade at risk as G20 drops pledge at summit The formal agreement between the world’s 20 largest economies, or the G20, to trade freely with each other has been imperilled amid concerns about US President Donald Trump’s “isolationist” policies. America First President Trump’s “America First” rhetoric, has included pledges to impose huge import […]

SnapChat Rated A Sell (March 23, 2017)

Wall Street analyst gives Snapchat a sell rating The much anticipated and hyped IPO of Snapchat is well underway. The biggest tech IPO since Facebook in 2012, Snapchat’s debut as a pubic company saw its shares surge by 44% in the first week of trading. From $17 per share to a price of $24.48 per […]

GBP Strong Despite IndyRef2 (March 17, 2017)

Sterling (GBP) unruffled by Scotland uncertainty GBP ticked up slightly after the latest Scottish independence referendum announcement. Nicola Sturgeon announced on 13 March that she would seek authority from the British Government to hold ‘indyref2’, to take place sometime between late 2018 and spring 2019. Sturgeon said she wanted to give Scotland the choice between […]

FTSE Indifferent To Hammond Budget (March 13, 2017)

Business as usual for FTSE All Share following Budget announcement With the FTSE 100 slightly higher and the pound stagnating around the same level as its seven-week low when compared to the dollar, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that there was a budget announcement. Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget barely made a dent in the stock market […]

Dow Jones Trump Bump To Continue? (March 8, 2017)

Can the Trump Bump go the distance? The Dow Jones has finally crashed through the 20,000 barrier, giving beleaguered US President Donald Trump a welcome shot in the arm. It took just 42 trading sessions for the Dow to climb from its previous high of 19,000 – to put that in context, it took 483 […]

UK Inflation At 3 Year Peak (March 2, 2017)

UK inflation reaches highest rate since June 2014 The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) has revealed that the UK’s inflation rate is now at its highest for two-and-a-half years, due in no small part to the rising cost of fuel. The CPI unveiled that the UK’s inflation rate last month was 1.8%, up from 1.6% in […]

Banks Predict Falling Gold Price (February 27, 2017)

World Bank forecasts gold price drops for remainder of this year The World Bank has issued figures that suggest the gold price will achieve an average of $1,150 this year. The global lender believes that there will be a fall of seven per cent in 2017 because of rising interest rates in America and the […]

Latest IPO Buzz – Snapchat (February 23, 2017)

Snapchat set for flotation value of up to $25bn Snapchat, the mobile messaging app that’s increasingly popular with teens and young adults, is set to become one of the US stock market’s most significant share listings in recent years.   Snap To Raise $3bn From SnapChat Floatation The owner of the app, the Californian tech […]

Trump To Deregulate Investment And Trading (February 16, 2017)

Trump moves to deregulate Wall Street – what does it mean for investment and trading? President Donald Trump has taken his first steps towards scaling back financial service regulations in the United States, but what does this mean for investment and trading? Trump Reviews Regulation Last Friday, Trump ordered a review of two key measures […]

Renewable Energy Markets Boost? (February 13, 2017)

The future is green: the continuing success of renewable energy With his pro-coal, climate-sceptic stance, the ascendancy of Donald Trump as president of the United States has prompted fears as to the future of the support of renewable energy. The uncertainty of Brexit also leaves the renewables sector of the UK in an unpredictable trajectory. […]

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