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....8% inflation in January to 2. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Yet the first real test of Trump’s ability to get lawmakers to do his bidding – the repeal of Obamacare – has been a disaster. The resistance on Capitol Hill has left the financial markets wondering when – and indeed whether – Trump will be able to deliver on his fiscal boost. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
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
....8% inflation in January to 2. 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. ...
Stock markets soar across Europe as FTSE clocks up new high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:58:16 PM
....Stock markets across Europe soared as traders reacted to the defeat of an anti-EU candidate in Dutch elections and the latest interest rate announcement from the US central bank. The Federal Reserve accompanied its latest rate rise this week with guidance that it would not tighten policy quite as much as financial markets anticipated this year. ...
Interest rate rise is further away than MPC vote suggests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 05:50:07 PM
.... Minutes of the MPC meeting said that it wouldn’t take a lot more inflationary pressure for some members to join her in pressing for a tighter stance. That was the cue for a rally in the pound as the financial markets contemplated interest rates being raised sooner than expected. ...
Slow burn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:27:47 PM
....The next move came a year later and now we have rate rise number three. And the financial markets are expecting further steps this year, perhaps two more. ...
Iceland to end capital controls from 2008 financial crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:14:37 PM
....At the same time Iceland's national currency, the krona, fell in value. The removal of the capital controls - which helped stabilise the currency and economy during the country's financial crash - represents the completion of Iceland's return to international financial markets. ...
Markets in 'no doubt' on US rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:33:01 PM
.... . Already financial markets were expecting that the Fed will try to pre-empt a sharp future rise in inflation by raising interest rates at a policy making meeting next week. ...
US jobs report means Fed rate hike is a bolt-on certainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 03:03:04 PM
.... This was not it. Indeed, the financial markets have already moved on from next week to musing about how many more times the Fed will tighten during the course of 2017. ...
US jobs growth strengthens case for March rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:36:59 PM
.... . Already financial markets were expecting that the Fed will try to pre-empt a sharp future rise in inflation by raising interest rates at a policy making meeting next week. ...
Hammond gets budget boost as OECD upgrades UK growth forecast image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:00:39 AM
.... That would be faster than the 3% in 2016, but below the historical average of about 4% in the two decades before the global financial crisis. The OECD said there were various risks to global growth, including what it called “disconnects” between rallying financial markets and economic reality. ...
Trump could end global trade and force choice between US and China, says economist image
....The presidency of Donald Trump could mark the breakdown of global trade and the division of the world into trading blocs based around currencies – forcing Australia to choose between the United States and China. That is the scenario that will be painted by Michael Every, head of financial markets Asia Pacific for Rabobank at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (Abares) Outlook conference on Tuesday. ...
Fed boss says US rates may rise in March image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:14:34 PM
....". In her speech Ms Yellen also said that waiting too long to raise rates "could potentially require us to raise rates rapidly sometime down the road, which in turn could risk disrupting financial markets and pushing the economy into recession". ...
City watchdog sounds alarm bells over hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 03:06:00 PM
. A hard Brexit poses risks to the integrity of financial markets and could make it harder to protect consumers from wrongdoing by banks, the head of the City regulator has warned MPs. ...
Federal Reserve may raise US rates 'fairly soon' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 10:25:49 PM
....8% target. That could trigger inflation pressures and force the Fed to boost rates at a faster pace than financial markets expect. ...
Senators grill Janet Yellen on Republican plans to neuter Dodd-Frank Act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 05:35:18 PM
....Yellen said that if, as the Fed expects, the jobs market continues to improve and inflation continues to rise, an increase in the benchmark federal-funds rate would probably be appropriate “at our upcoming meetings”. Yellen told the Senate banking committee that “waiting too long would be unwise” and could trigger a recession if the Fed was forced to raise rates rapidly, disrupting financial markets. ...
Trump presidency poses threat to global economy, warns Fitch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 04:37:52 PM
....co/XObCY0Dz9p. Key risks, from Fitch’s perspective, included possible disruptions to trade relations, limits on migration that affect the amount of money foreign workers in the US send home, and “confrontational exchanges” between policymakers that could spark swings in currencies and other financial markets. ...
Trump envoy says Greece is now more likely to leave the euro image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 03:10:19 PM
....Days after being accused of “outrageous malevolence” towards the EU for publicly declaring that it “needs a little taming”, Ted Malloch courted fresh controversy by saying Greece should have left the eurozone four years ago when it would have been “easier and simpler”. Malloch made his comments as financial markets began to take fright at the possibility of a fresh Greek debt crisis later this year. ...
Greece's debt costs rise sharply as worries grow over IMF role image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:26:16 PM
....Fresh worries over Greece’s debts have pushed the country’s borrowing costs sharply higher amid renewed insistence from Athens it will not swallow further austerity demands from international lenders. The yields on two-year government bonds jumped to their highest level since last June and went above 10% to reflect growing anxiety on financial markets over Greece’s ability to keep up to date with debt repayments. ...
Trump's bonfire of banking rules could burn us all | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:14:50 PM
.... US banks have been relative winners from reform. Their dominance of international financial markets is greater even than it was in 2008-09 and the explanation, in part, is surely that they were faster and more determined in raising the extra capital that the FSB and Basel committees requested. ...
Paris steps up drive to woo London bankers uprooted by Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 04:04:18 PM
....”. Pécresse rejected suggestions that Paris, therefore, had an incentive to make sure there was only minimal agreement with Britain for financial market access after Brexit. ...
Trump’s honeymoon with the stock market will soon be over | Nouriel Roubini image
....To be sure, expectations of stimulus, lower taxes and deregulation could still boost the economy and the market’s performance in the short term. But, as the vacillation in financial markets since Trump’s inauguration indicates, the president’s inconsistent, erratic, and destructive policies will take their toll on domestic and global economic growth in the long run. ...
Deutsche Börse chief probed over €4.5m share deals ahead of LSE merger talks image
....”. The London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse merger would create a financial markets giant able to compete with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and ICE, the operator of the New York stock exchange, as well as the Hong Kong stock exchange. ...
Brexit has allowed the banks to get off Britain's naughty step image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 04:00:28 PM
....The end of banker bashing is frustrating for those who have been campaigning for a financial transactions tax, an idea first floated by the US economist James Tobin in the early 1970s but which only started to look like a realistic proposition since the crash. An FTT has two aims: it is supposed to reduce the amount of churn in financial markets and hence make them less unstable; and – because activity is so enormous – it is designed to raise substantial amounts of money for governments even if the levy leads to a fall in the number of trades. ...
Energy sector faces struggle to find the female engineers of the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 04:00:04 PM
....Sara Bell, founder of technology company Tempus Energy, says while it is still vital to encourage girls to study Stem subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the industry has to look at how it presents itself. “I used to work in financial markets, which is a pretty testosterone-fuelled environment. ...
Frankfurt prepares for Brexit bankers: 'Maybe our city will change them' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 07:15:19 AM
....A recent research paper by Prof Dirk Schiereck of the Technical University in Darmstadt concluded that the merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse (which commissioned the paper) increases the probability of Frankfurt securing a large chunk of post-Brexit spoils. The report predicts the German city will become “the clear European centre for financial market regulation and … the European centre for supranational risk management”. ...
George Soros: Theresa May won't last and Trump is 'would-be dictator' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 02:23:23 AM
....“I personally have confidence that he’s going to fail … because his ideas that guide him are inherently self-contradictory,” added Soros, who was a supporter of Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US presidential election campaign. Soros said he expected financial markets to “not do very well” because of the uncertainty generated by the Trump administration. ...
Brexit jitters mean less junk mail (and less money for the Royal Mail) image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 03:20:30 PM
....The company pays around £400m a year into its “defined benefit” scheme, which guarantees a pension based on a postal worker’s average salary over his or her lifetime, rather than what happens on the stock market. But the company said financial market conditions had deteriorated so much that the cost of keeping the plan fully open would balloon to £900m over the next few years. ...
The Trump effect has rallied US markets – but it's based on illusion | Robert Shiller image
.... But seeing the folly in markets provides no clear advantage in forecasting outcomes, because changes in the force of the illusion are difficult to predict. In the US, two illusions have been important recently in financial markets. ...
IMF upgrades UK forecast but notes Brexit terms are 'unsettled' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 02:00:25 PM
....1% in 2016. “A faster pace of expansion would be especially welcome this year: global growth in 2016 was the weakest since 2008-09, owing to a challenging first half marked initially by turmoil in world financial markets,” said Obstfeld, referring to sharp swings on markets this time last year. ...
If the City vs Brussels is like a game of Jenga, it’s possible both sides could lose image
.... The dominance of the City of London within European financial services is enormous and, in one sense, unsurprising. In big wholesale financial markets, trading activity tends to concentrate in order to keep costs low. ...
Mark Carney signals Bank of England may raise forecast for UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:34:33 PM
.... I hope they are all listening,” said Tyrie. Carney agreed with the analogy made earlier this week by HSBC bank chief Douglas Flint that the risk posed by Brexit to the financial markets was like a Jenga tower in which it was difficult to know which pieces could be removed without endangering the structure. ...
Carney: Brexit risks now lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 04:29:14 PM
.... We will work to mitigate those consequences as much as possible," he said. Mr Carney said that the UK should concentrate on stable access to financial markets after Brexit. ...
'It's a financial cliff edge': how Britain fell back in love with credit cards image
....The last recession provided a rude awakening for a generation that had become reliant on cheap credit to fund their lifestyles. As the financial markets seized up, banks and credit card companies pulled the rug out from under millions of their customers, in some cases knocking a zero off their card limit overnight. ...
Trump and Brexit put global economic growth at risk, World Bank says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 09:00:00 PM
....“The heightened level of policy uncertainty, especially regarding trade, has been exacerbated by recent political developments – most notably in the United States and the United Kingdom”, the GEP said. “This and other risks – particularly financial market disruptions amid tighter global financing conditions – may be amplified over time by mounting protectionist tendencies, slower potential growth and elevated vulnerabilities in some emerging markets and developing countries. ...
Lloyds Bank: UK government no longer top shareholder image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 10:00:23 AM
.... In the aftermath of the 2008-2009 banking crisis the UK government had to spend a total of £115bn to rescue Lloyds Banking Group and RBS from imminent collapse. UK Financial Investments, which manages the government's stake, stopped selling Lloyds' shares last January because of financial market volatility. ...
US wage growth shows Trump will inherit solid labour market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 03:07:43 PM
....8% when Obama was sworn in at the start of 2009. Much of the focus in financial markets was on average hourly earnings as they rose by 0. ...
Japanese company to buy UK's second biggest tyre supplier for £215m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 02:36:45 PM
....7bn (£27. 4bn) on 43 British firms last year, according to figures from financial markets analysis firm Dealogic. ...
Paris lobby predicts City firms will make decision on moving within weeks image
.... I think it’s very good for Europe. I think the efficiencies of the financial markets here accrue to Europe, too, because they get all those efficiencies embedded in how products are priced. ...
Surging stock markets say Trump is a conman and May a phoney | Andrew Rawnsley image
.... Let’s be honest. No one should be terribly confident that they know anything after a 2016 that confounded the expectations of pundits, pollsters, financial markets and the voters themselves. ...
FTSE slips from record close, while Icap and Tullett complete deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 09:50:29 AM
.... Michael Spencer, chief executive of Nex, said:. Today we complete our transformation as we officially launch Nex Group, a technology services company ready to capitalise on the enormous opportunities that technology affords to financial markets in the 21st century. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
....2016 will forever be remembered as the year of the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election as US president. Both events sent shock waves through financial markets and will have repercussions for businesses in the year ahead. ...
Trump must overcome global barriers to deliver his economic promise | Mohamed El-Erian image
....For now, investors seem to be pretty much sold. Under the assumption that the incoming Trump administration will ultimately refrain from triggering a trade war, they moved fast to price in optimistic prospects for higher real growth, higher inflation and more money entering the financial markets. ...
The Fox-Sky row isn’t going away, no matter how much ministers ignore it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 06:59:44 AM
.... The Fox-Sky deal must be rigorously tested, and the Murdochs should be called to appear in front of MPs to make guarantees about the future of the brands they could control. In the weeks since the US presidential election, financial markets have had a change of heart about Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. ...
FTSE 100 closes above 7,000 level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 09:16:53 AM
....2483. Sterling had fallen sharply against the dollar on Thursday as financial markets continued to react to this week's Federal Reserve meeting, which pointed to three rate rises next year, rather than two. ...
Philip Hammond: Japanese banks are concerned about Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:46:34 AM
....More than 1,000 Japanese firms have a presence in the UK, employing about 140,000 people in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Kazuya Kobayashi, managing executive officer of Mizuho Bank, recently voiced concern over the possible withdrawal of Britain’s “EU passport”, which enables banks based in London to operate freely across Europe’s financial markets while retaining most of their staff and operations in the capital. ...
Mark Carney: firms must come clean on exposure to climate change risks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 05:30:17 AM
....“The challenge is that investors currently don’t have the information to respond to these developments,” they said. “This must change if financial markets are going to do what they do best: allocate capital to manage risks and seize new opportunities. ...
Fossil fuel divestment funds double to $5tn in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 04:00:31 PM
.... “We are weakening the fossil fuel industry politically, socially and financially,” said Dorsey. Mark Campanale, executive director of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a thinktank that analyses the financial risks of fossil fuel investments, said: “The financial markets are fast losing faith in the investment case for fossil fuels. ...
Monte dei Paschi di Siena tries to keep €5bn rescue plan alive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:41:00 AM
....”. The country’s third-largest lender has already been bailed out twice in modern Italian history, but it became clear after Britain’s vote to exit the EU, which sent shockwaves across financial markets, that the Siena bank would require a third bailout. ...
Monte Dei Paschi bailout: what you need to know – the Guardian briefing image
.... Monte dei Paschi was the weakest performer in the annual health checks performed on 51 EU banks in July. The European Banking Authority found its capital base would be wiped out if the global economy and financial markets came under strain and it was instructed to take preemptive action to bolster its financial strength. ...
ECB surprises markets by scaling back QE programme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 02:12:11 PM
. The European Central Bank has vowed to continue with its programme of electronic money printing to shore up the eurozone recovery but surprised financial markets by reducing the amount of stimulus it expects to provide each month. ...
National Grid sells majority stake in gas division in £13.8bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 09:48:42 AM
.... The industry regulator Ofgem warned in September that it would not support buyers if they chose to overpay for the hotly contested assets. Investors are keen to take stakes in infrastructure because the assets pay reliable returns amid volatile financial markets. ...
What is financial spread betting and why do most people lose at it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 04:01:53 PM
....That might not be a problem if their products were being sold as a form of leisure, in the same way that you may have an occasional flutter on the Grand National. But watching financial markets is nowhere near as much fun as watching sport and its complexity makes cricket’s Duckworth-Lewis method seem like a GCSE maths question. ...
The idiot's guide to spread betting image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 01:45:40 PM
. Spread betting on financial markets by the general public will be more tightly regulated by the financial watchdog. ...
Brexit EU customs union deal possible - trade minister image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:28:17 PM
....". As the pound posted its fifth consecutive week of gains against the euro, Mr Hands's words were cited by financial market commentators as further evidence that fears over a "hard Brexit" were easing. ...
Opec deal pushes oil price up to $54 a barrel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 06:38:22 PM
. Oil prices have reached their highest level in a year amid hopes in financial markets that the Opec cartel will make a deal to curb crude production stick. ...
Mark Carney: European economies face hit if cut off from City of London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 11:41:08 AM
....The governor of the Bank of England has warned that European economies could be damaged if their access to the City of London is disrupted after Britain leaves the EU. Speaking as the Bank issued its half-yearly assessment of risks to the financial markets, Mark Carney said: “The UK is effectively the investment banker for Europe. ...
Bank governor Mark Carney warns on household debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 08:16:50 AM
....However, Mr Carney concluded that overall the financial system had proved resilient. "The UK financial system has stood up well, dampening rather than amplifying volatility in financial markets," he said. ...
The Trump effect has rallied the US markets – but what next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 03:04:14 PM
....Once the team is in place, its members will need to figure out how to make Trump’s plans work for an economy that has – by necessity, not choice – been excessively reliant on unconventional monetary policies. The plan must recognise that, during this protracted period of monetary expansion, both financial markets and resource allocation have been distorted, worsening wealth inequality. ...
10 economic consequences of Donald Trump's election win image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 01:18:08 PM
.... Given the likelihood of additional trade protectionism and measures to remove immigrant workers, the increase in inflation and long-term interest rates could be quite dramatic. The impact on financial markets will be disruptive, regardless of whether the Fed aggressively tightens monetary policy to pre-empt rising prices or lets the economy “run hot” for a year or two, allowing inflation to accelerate. ...
Bank of England to reveal stress test results for UK's biggest banks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 03:05:46 PM
....The tests were introduced in the wake of the 2008 banking crisis and are based on hypothetical scenarios devised by the Bank. “In the Bank’s 2016 stress scenario vulnerabilities across financial markets and the global and UK economies crystallise,” the Bank said. ...
Vinci shares plunge on publication of fake press release image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 07:43:17 PM
....5bn euros. France's AMF financial market regulator said it would look at the situation and might stage a full investigation. ...
The Brexit economy: remarkable resilience as spectre of inflation looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:30:21 PM
....Hammond is being warned, however, to look past the signs of early resilience to a challenging 2017 when Brexit talks begin in earnest, rising inflation starts to bite and the world gets to grips with Donald Trump taking over the US presidency. For now, however, the pound has steadied on financial markets and the economic signals point to resilient consumers. ...
Philip Hammond: a cautious, unflashy and quietly confident chancellor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 11:44:56 AM
....As he seeks to influence the outcome, he has one big advantage. No prime minister will want to get rid of a chancellor at a time when the financial markets are so edgy. ...
Savings protection limit to go back up to £85,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 12:39:56 PM
.... Following the fall in the pound over the summer, the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) is consulting on plans to bring the limit back up to £85,000, with effect from 30 January 2017. “Taking into consideration the developments in financial markets following the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, including with respect to the [pound-euro] exchange rate, the PRA considers that a structural shift in the exchange rate has occurred,” the Bank said. ...
Jam tomorrow: all Philip Hammond is likely to offer struggling Britons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 02:48:08 PM
.... Courtesy of record-low interest rates, the Bank of England is just about managing to keep the economy going. Despite repeatedly missing its targets, the government is just about managing to convince the financial markets that the public finances are under control. ...
Donald Trump's economic policies could go badly wrong – but not soon enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 04:04:24 PM
.... Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen was giving nothing away when she gave evidence to Congress last week, but the central bank could accelerate the pace of interest rate increases. Even if the Fed takes a relaxed view of Trump’s policies, the financial markets may not. ...
Fix your mortgage rate now if you’re worried about Trump and Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:00:02 AM
....The US president-elect is promising tax cuts and a $550bn boost to infrastructure spending that will see the US “build the roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, and railways of tomorrow”. Economists reckon this will force the Federal Reserve, the US central bank, to raise interest rates more rapidly than had been expected, and all of this has sent shock waves through the world’s financial markets. ...
RBS fine fears weigh on share sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 10:40:26 PM
....RBS was unavailable for comment. Mr Leigh-Pemberton, the chairman of UK Financial Investments, told MPs that financial markets had speculated on the size of the settlement. ...
Bonds sell-off continues as investors bet on rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:45:59 PM
.... . "As central banks are now less active in the bond market and Trump expects to cut taxes and launch a $1tn infrastructure investment plan, increasing the deficit, we believe rising US long-term rates remain a major risk for financial markets," he said. ...
Donald Trump has plenty of economic issues to hit before he gets to the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:00:12 AM
....In the year that the UK voted to leave the EU, Trump’s triumph over Hillary Clinton was yet another outcome that pundits and pollsters had failed to predict. On financial markets, initial shock gave way to guesswork. ...
Tesco cyber-raid raises serious questions over UK banks’ security image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 04:00:53 PM
....The idea of banks building up a false sense of security before a disaster might sound familiar. Simon Moores, an independent consultant on security, likens the situation now to the US financial market in 2006/7, when complacency over the inherent risks of mortgage-based products was compounded by ratings agencies which had an interest in certifying sketchy financial instruments as safe. ...
Trump: A New Economic Policy for the US? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 08:58:29 PM
.... . Indeed, before the vote, when markets thought Mr Trump would probably lose, the view was that if he did confound expectations and win, the Fed would be more likely to hold back due to financial market volatility. ...

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