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.... . On the currency markets, sterling hit a one month high against the dollar on news of a stronger-than-expected rise in UK retail sales last month. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Last year’s relatively mild winter, which has led to lower sales of higher-priced boots, and increases in business rates and the legal minimum wage have added to pressure on the industry. The cost of sourcing goods abroad has also risen since the value of the pound collapsed against the dollar after the Brexit vote last June. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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1,100 Jones Bootmaker jobs at risk as private equity deal collapses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:39:45 PM
....Last year’s relatively mild winter, which has led to lower sales of higher-priced boots, and increases in business rates and the legal minimum wage have added to pressure on the industry. The cost of sourcing goods abroad has also risen since the value of the pound collapsed against the dollar after the Brexit vote last June. ...
Next shares leads FTSE 100 higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:31:43 AM
.... . On the currency markets, sterling hit a one month high against the dollar on news of a stronger-than-expected rise in UK retail sales last month. ...
Nervous markets take fright at prospect of Trump failing to deliver | Larry Elliott image
. Shares, oil and the US dollar were all under pressure as global financial markets took fright at the prospect that Donald Trump would fail to deliver on his growth-boosting promises. ...
Shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration with 1,000 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:41:07 PM
....”. All retailers are under pressure from rising costs because of increases in business rates, the introduction of a minimum wage for over-25s and the fall in the value of the pound against the dollar, the currency in which many products are bought on the wholesale market. ...
Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:39:49 PM
.... . The DoJ said: "Thereafter, fraudulent phishing emails were sent to employees and agents of the victim companies, which regularly conducted multimillion-dollar transactions with [the Asian] company. ...
London's leading shares lose ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:45:47 AM
...."This is a classic risk-off move - people fly to safety, to the names that they know, as they reprice their fiscal policy outlook," said JP Morgan Asset Management's Alex Dryden. The pound was slightly higher against the dollar at $1. ...
Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:44:04 AM
....The study comes as other groups analyse the potential for investments in coal to become stranded assets if governments continue to restrict CO2 emissions. The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that hundreds of billions of dollars could be at risk. ...
Asian shares drop as investors fear Trump won't deliver on promises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:59 AM
....”. With investor mood decidedly risk-averse, the Japanese yen scored some chunky gains against the US dollar, rising to a four-month high of 111. ...
Make your money go the distance this summer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:02:00 PM
....Go long haul . The pound may have fallen against major currencies such as the dollar and euro, but that is not a worry in affordable long-haul destinations, such as Bali in Indonesia and Thailand. ...
Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:14 PM
....The scheme, dubbed “the Global Laundromat”, ran from 2010 to 2014. Law enforcement agencies are investigating how a group of politically well-connected Russians were able to use UK-registered companies to launder billions of dollars in cash. ...
Oil theft 'provides billions for terrorists and drug cartels' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:12:54 PM
....“This has been an invisible issue for many years, people do not recognise downstream oil theft as a problem. It’s a multibillion-dollar thing that affects many people all over the world,” said Ian M Ralby, the author of the analysis, which follows up on a study published in January. ...
Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:27:08 AM
....3% in February took inflation above the Bank of England’s 2% target and immediately raised expectations on financial markets that the Bank could raise interest rates sooner than previously thought to keep price rises in check. The pound strengthened against the dollar to hit a three-week high of $1. ...
UK inflation rate leaps to 2.3% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:34:06 AM
Pound's jump unsettles London shares image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:06:16 AM
....The FTSE 100 closed down amid worries over the impact of a stronger pound and concerns that US President Donald Trump faces opposition to promised reforms. Sterling rose 1% against the dollar to $1. ...
Google and Facebook now paying full tax, Australia says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:36:40 AM
.... . Changes to the tax system will raise an extra 2bn Australian dollars ($1. ...
London 'cheaper than New York or Tokyo' after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
....The EIU compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services, including food, drink, clothing, rents, transport and utility bills. Prices are converted into US dollars, with each city ranked above or below New York. ...
British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
....The data is understood to be part of the evidence gathered in a three-year money-laundering investigation led by police in Latvia and Moldova. Detectives have unravelled a conspiracy that involved billions of dollars being sent from suspected criminals in Russia via accounts in Latvia and Moldova held at banks notorious for their exposure to money-laundering scams. ...
Pound slips on Article 50 date image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 11:17:08 AM
....The value of the pound slipped as the government said it would officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Sterling had risen against the dollar in morning trade, but the news that Article 50 would be triggered on 29 March sent it lower. ...
S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
....China's National Tourism Administration ordered local travel agencies to stop selling tour packages to South Korea starting 15 March, according to Korea's Tourism Organisation. "Some estimates suggest that Beijing's travel ban could reduce the number of Chinese visitors to South Korea by up to 70%, resulting in billions of dollars in lost tourism-related revenue," Scott Seaman, director of Asia at the Eurasia Group, said. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
FTSE 100 closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:52:07 AM
....On the currency markets, the pound was up 0. 21% against the dollar at $1. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....“It used to be that 95% of [investment] rounds were up, now 20% are down,” Tunguz said. Then there are the so-called “decacorns” – unicorn startups valued at tens of billions of dollars – such as Airbnb, Uber and Palantir – which some believe are overvalued, but it’s hard to tell until they go public and are forced to reveal details of their underlying finances. ...
UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:38:45 PM
....The Bank caught "markets off guard" as it "was expected to be a dud of a meeting," he added. The surprise was reflected in the currency markets, where the pound turned losses against the dollar into a 0. ...
Anglo American soars as billionaire buys 12% stake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:20:01 AM
....Other mining companies including Antofagasta, Fresnillo, BHP Billiton and Randgold Resources also posted strong gains to help lead the London market to a new record high on Thursday. Miners have been boosted by a fall in the dollar after the US Federal Reserve indicated a slower pace of interest rate rises than the market had been expecting. ...
Sainsbury's warns over 'uncertain' impact of pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:22:39 AM
....Sainsbury’s has warned that the impact of cost pressures from the post-Brexit vote decline in the pound remains uncertain as it reported a slight fall in sales at its supermarkets. The UK’s supermarket chains are facing higher import costs following the fall in the pound against the dollar and the euro since the June referendum, as well as some commodity price rises. ...
US interest rate rise signals end of ultra-low borrowing costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:31:25 PM
.... This time, the Fed sees rates peaking at a much lower level – about 3% – and as things stand they won’t get there until 2019. In the short term, the steady increase in US interest rates will support an already strong dollar. ...
Q&A: What will happen if the Federal Reserve raises US interest rates? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:08:31 PM
.... This rise was heavily trailed in recent weeks and has been priced in as a certainty by market participants in New York, London and Tokyo – though some would be surprised by a half-point rise. Turbulence could come from the foreign exchange markets if the dollar rises following a slump in the Turkish lira, Indonesian rupiah, Mexican peso or other developing world currency. ...
FTSE 100 slips after Brexit jitters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:57:01 AM
....Big retail and banking stocks have been particularly sensitive to political developments, as has the pound. On the currency markets, the pound fell to an eight-week low against the dollar, dropping 0. ...
Petrol price war sparked as supermarket SLASHES fuel costs amid tumbling oil prices image
.... AA spokesman Luke Bosdet said: "A fall in the oil price from above $55 a barrel to below $52 is now working its way through to the pump. "However, with the pound’s exchange rate with the dollar remaining volatile, where pump prices eventually end up remains uncertain. ...
Wanda's deal for Golden Globe firm collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 02:28:41 PM
...."We not only discourage these kinds of irrational investments, but we will also be keeping watch on them," he said. Last year, Chinese firms went on a multi-billion dollar shopping spree, culminating in state-owned ChemChina making a $43bn bid for Swiss seed giant Syngenta. ...
UK shares lifted by takeover news image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:09:59 AM
....On the currency markets, the pound rose 0. 5% against the dollar to $1. ...
US interest rate rise to deepen debt crisis in developing world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:00:26 AM
. Developing countries are struggling with steep rises in their debt payments after being hit by a double whammy of lower commodity prices and a stronger dollar, with more pain to come once the US central bank raises interest rates this week, campaigners warn. ...
Trump is set to win the battle on interest rates, but US economy will pay the price image
....More importantly for his economic programme, higher interest rates in the US will act like a honeypot for foreign investors, who will transfer their funds to New York. The bankers will adore being the prime recipients of all this fresh money and being able to charge higher interest rates, but sucking in foreign cash has a price and that is an expensive dollar and worsening trade balance. ...
US interest rate rise almost certain after bumper jobs growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:15:58 PM
.... Together, we are going to #MAGA!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday, his optimistic tone showing a marked change from last month’s press conference in which he claimed to have inherited “many problems across government and across the economy”. Higher interest rates are expected to push up the value of the dollar and suck in foreign funds to the US financial system. ...
Why is John Lewis tightening its belt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:16:34 AM
.... With uncertain times ahead as the UK undertakes the complex process of leaving the EU, John Lewis’s management say they need cash to reduce this burden. The company didn’t use the B-word, but the fall in the value of the pound against the dollar and the euro since the Brexit vote has made life more difficult for retailers. ...
Trump's border tax could damage the US a lot more than a wall | Kenneth Rogoff image
.... Unfortunately, as many have pointed out, there is a loose screw in this logic, which is that the US has a floating exchange rate. A stronger dollar – a likely result of imposing a border adjustment tax – makes it cheaper for Americans to buy imports (because a dollar buys more foreign currency); conversely, a stronger dollar makes US exports more expensive to foreigners. ...
Morrisons leads FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:21:19 AM
From V-necks to handcuffs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:52:51 AM
.... . He also confirmed the firm separately gave a horse and several million dollars to help the equestrian career of Ms Choi's daughter. ...
Get ready for food inflation to take a bite out of growth | Vicky Pryce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:37:50 PM
....There are two main reasons for the inflation rise. One is that fuel prices have gone up sharply in dollar terms since Opec’s decision to restrain oil production last November. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for YOU? Self-employed, savers, pensioners, and motorists image
....Britain's strong performance since the Brexit vote has given UK finances a boost - but the Chancellor has largely kept money aside and promised tax hikes to pay for increases on spending in other areas. Amid the update the pound was under pressure, falling against both the euro and the dollar. ...
More than exams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:38:55 AM
.... . There has also been a nationwide initiative called SkillsFuture which puts, in the first instance 500 Singapore dollars (£290) in the hands of every Singaporean from age 25 onwards, for them to pursue lifelong learning, build personal mastery and pursue their passion. ...
Bank of England deputy's slip-up was astonishing – but its reaction was predictable | Nils Pratley image
....The Bank of England’s monetary policymakers, already fretting about the rise in unsecured credit card debt, should be relieved. Their working plan this year and next, one assumes, will be to keep interest rates at ultra-low levels and ignore the inflationary effects of the 15% fall in the pound against the dollar. ...
Yellow taxis 'have lower accident rate than blue ones' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:03:24 AM
...."The findings of our study suggest that colour visibility should play a major role in determining the colours used for public transport vehicles. A commercial decision to change all taxis to yellow may save lives and potentially reduce economic losses by millions of dollars. ...
Peugeot sale is an 'opportunity', says Clark. An opportunity for pigs to fly | John Crace image
.... But the business secretary is by nature an optimist and was determined to cast General Motors’ sale of Vauxhall to Peugeot in a positive light. The devaluation of the pound against the dollar as a result of the Brexit vote was just a total coincidence and the US-firm General Motors had been absolutely delighted by the windfall losses on its UK assets; this was a deal that showed Britain was in rude health. ...
Oil price will soar without investment in capacity, says watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 04:00:17 PM
.... It’s not recovering significantly in 2017,” said Neil Atkinson, one of the report’s authors. He said hundreds of billions of dollars of extra investment was needed to avoid a crunch. ...
Is China retaliating against Lotte missile deal? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:08:11 AM
....Prior to the missile deal being signed, Lotte had reported its businesses being put under extra scrutiny from tax authorities. And in February, a multi-billion dollar property project in China's north-east was halted after a fire inspection. ...
FTSE 100 down despite Standard Life boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:00:40 AM
....On the currency markets, the pound fell 0. 4% against the US dollar to $1. ...
Trump could end global trade and force choice between US and China, says economist image
....Every says Trump is approaching the United States as a businessman and that, in the business world, it makes sense to sell more than you buy. But, in world economic terms, with the international system priced in US dollars, Every says every country will be considering who will fill the potential US dollar vacuum and, by extension, which currency is used to do so. ...
Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad | John Naughton image
.... The technology deployed by these outfits could ensure that only people likely to be receptive to particular messages would be shown those messages. Wanamaker’s heirs could be sure that their advertising dollars were hitting the spot. ...
Has wearable tech had its day? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:47:11 AM
....And yet the wearables market has had a rollercoaster ride in recent months. This time last year analysts were making multi-billion dollar forecasts for the developers of health trackers and smartwatches, and Apple was boldly selling a $10,000 gold edition of the Apple Watch. ...
Fixing America's failing infrastructure won't be easy, despite Trump's pledge image
....Rocky Moretti, the policy director of Trip, a transportation research organization headquartered in Washington DC, said that post-recession economic recovery has brought increased vehicle travel, placing additional strain on roads – urban ones in particular. But a recent report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute analyzing transportation in 471 urban areas showed that although vehicle miles had increased, fuel consumption had not risen above its pre-recession level by 2014, meaning fewer dollars had flowed into highway coffers. ...
FTSE closes down as WPP shares hit by cautious outlook image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:56:40 AM
.... . The dollar was boosted by expectations of a rise in US interest rates. ...
China's economic concerns mount as thousands gather for congress image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:26:46 AM
.... The yuan fell on Friday below the 6. 9 per dollar level for the first time in one-and-a-half months, as the greenback continued to gain momentum on expectations of higher US interest rates. ...
Inflation returns to Japan for the first time in more than a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 04:43:07 AM
....2% drop in December. Many analysts expect core consumer prices to head toward 1% later this year helped by the strengthening US dollar pushing the yen lower. ...
Bitcoin value tops gold for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:16:15 AM
....The website Silk Road was closed in 2013 following raids by the FBI and other agencies amid allegations of drug dealing. Authorities seized millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin during the raids. ...
The smaller the better? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
....For example, she says there is "no way" printer and PC company HP Inc's decision last year to buy Samsung's printing business for $1bn would have happened when it was part of the larger firm. "We would have allocated a billion dollars for a cloud or big data analytics or the next generation of software to find infrastructure. ...
Asda imposes harsher terms on suppliers after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:25:36 AM
....Asda, owned by American giant Walmart, is one of the first retailers to tighten the screw on manufacturers after the Brexit vote. Its George business, along with most of the big clothing chains, will have been hit by the falling value of the pound because it uses US dollars to buy most of its fashion lines. ...
FTSE 100 falls from record high as Capita slumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:09:57 AM
....On the currency markets, the pound fell 0. 2% against the US dollar to $1. ...
Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer loses millions in bonuses over security lapses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:24:37 AM
....Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will lose her annual bonus and the company’s top lawyer has been removed over their mishandling of security breaches that exposed the personal information of more than 1 billion users. Mayer’s cash bonus is worth about $2m a year and her personal cost from the security flaws increased when the board also accepted her offer to relinquish an annual stock award worth millions of dollars. ...
Wall Street stocks rise after Trump's corporate tax cut promises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:42:20 PM
....”. The dollar jumped to a seven-week high on the expectations of a fresh stimulus from Washington and news that the US manufacturing sector maintained its recent strong run of expansion, pushing the pound down more than a cent to $1. ...
London to remain a 'magnet for global superrich despite Brexit' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:46:10 PM
....The global population of UHNWIs increased by 6,340 last year to 193,490, after a slight decrease in 2015. Another 60 people were added to the global tally of billionaires last year, taking the total number of dollar billionaires to 2,024 – up 45% over the past decade. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:19:22 AM
Dyson shrugs off Brexit fears with massive UK expansion plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:19:58 PM
.... The world outside Europe is expanding faster than Europe, and that is the same for Dyson,” he said. The tycoon said that Britain is a “great place to do business” due to the low rate of corporation tax, the skills of engineers and scientists, and the decline in the value of the pound against the dollar and euro. ...
‘Housing should be seen as a human right. Not a commodity’ | Patrick Butler image
.... It sets out how unregulated global capital has in recent years not only distorted housing markets all over the world – turbo-boosting prices and rents to a level that excludes and expels poor and middle-income families from so-called prime locations – but has also created housing precariousness on an unprecedented scale. There are hundreds of trillions of dollars invested in residential property worldwide, the paper estimates. ...
Samsung's acting head indicted on bribery charges as scandal grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:22:14 AM
....The acting head of Samsung has been indicted on bribery and embezzlement charges connected to a corruption and cronyism scandal centring on South Korea’s impeached president, Park Geun-hye. Lee Jae-yong and four other Samsung executives will almost certainly face trial over accusations that South Korea’s biggest conglomerate donated millions of dollars to foundations run by a close friend of Park’s in exchange for government favours. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
....The predictions in the 1991 film for temperature and sea level rises and their impacts were remarkably accurate, according to scientists, and Shell was one of the first major oil companies to accept the reality and dangers of climate change. But, despite this early and clear-eyed view of the risks of global warming, Shell invested many billions of dollars in highly polluting tar sand operations and on exploration in the Arctic. ...
High energy bills here to stay but jobs heading overseas, industry group warns image
.... This would enable suppliers to buy gas on the international market and pass on the lower prices to consumers. But it would cost “several hundred million dollars” and the cost would have to be borne by the consumer. ...
Cereal lovers could shell out more for muesli as cost of brazil nuts soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:19:10 PM
.... The nut has a high level of selenium, which is purportedly good for the skin and bolstering immunity. Mark Setterfield, managing director of the importer RM Curtis, said wholesale prices would stay high as demand was growing and the fall in the value of the pound against the dollar since the Brexit vote had also had an impact. ...

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