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....While he will not attend court on Monday he has not decided whether he will make the trip to London when Goodwin is scheduled to appear. The timing for Goodwin is fortuitous: a day when the focus may well be on the politicians fighting for their futures and not the disgraced banker fighting for his reputation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin returns to spotlight in £520m court battle image
....While he will not attend court on Monday he has not decided whether he will make the trip to London when Goodwin is scheduled to appear. The timing for Goodwin is fortuitous: a day when the focus may well be on the politicians fighting for their futures and not the disgraced banker fighting for his reputation. ...
Oil hits five-month low amid warnings of commodities rout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 01:51:47 AM
....29, the lowest since 29 November. Copper prices slid to four-month lows, following their biggest one-day drop in 20 months while Chinese iron ore futures tumbled 8% on Thursday on concerns that global commodity demand are set to fall sharply. ...
Nasdaq surge expected to continue after strong Alphabet and Amazon results image
....The record-breaking run is likely to continue next week when the market will hear from Apple and Facebook. Big market day tomorrow: Nasdaq futures surge after hours on Amazon, Alphabet earnings: Nasdaq 100… https://t. ...
The property billboards that reveal the truth about Britain’s luxury housing market image
....Stung by the widespread animosity, the developer of One Blackfriars, St George, a branch of the Berkeley Group, now stresses the local benefits of its bulbous totem. “Not only building homes, but building futures,” says the hoarding. ...
Libor expert witness texted for help image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:37:35 PM
....The court heard Mr Rowe had given sworn evidence as an expert on Libor and credit derivatives in earlier trials including the 2015 trial of former UBS trader Tom Hayes. His text messages included one sent in June 2015, during the trial of Tom Hayes, where he said: "Got caught out on a couple of points, eg where yen Libor futures contracts trade. ...
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
....6%, its sharpest one day fall since the day of Trump’s election in November, with the big banks and miners among the worst performers. The jitters looked set to continue into the UK and European session on Wednesday with futures trading pointing to a 0. ...
Markets in 'no doubt' on US rate rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:33:01 PM
.... . The futures market for the key Federal fund interest rate puts the likelihood of a rate rise at between 98% and 100%, according to Bloomberg data. ...
How to save WH Smith from its 'godawful uniformity' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:52:17 PM
....Around 700 WH Smith stores are in railway stations, airports and service stations, and around 600 are on the high street. Consistency is fine for the travel outlets, where speed is key but, on the high street, stores need to be more interesting, says Cate Trotter, head of trends at Insider Trends, a retail futures consultancy. ...
Toshiba to confirm cessation of new nuclear projects outside Japan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 11:43:15 PM
.... For 70 years Whitehaven has been a hub for nuclear. “That is why we are calling on the British government to commit the investment that is lost by Toshiba pulling out and for the British and Japanese governments to work together on a broader solution so that post-Brexit, west Cumbria jobs, skills and nuclear futures are guaranteed. ...
Pound's flash crash 'was amplified by inexperienced traders' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 01:19:04 PM
.... About £252m of pound-dollar trades and €52m (£42m) of euro-pound trades took place on the Reuters platform. Second, at 00:07:15, the Chicago Merchantile Exchange triggered its velocity logic mechanism, which pauses trading for 10 seconds on the futures exchange. ...
Fresh Brexit challenge in high court over leaving single market and EEA image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 06:20:14 PM
.... One of the barristers involved in the claim, S Chelvan of No5 Chambers, said: “We are seeking a declaration that the UK cannot withdraw from the EEA without the approval of HM Treasury and an act of parliament. “These are ordinary working men and women who have decided to make their futures in the UK and wish the UK to be their permanent home. ...
Donald Trump faces Senate backlash over ‘cabinet of billionaires’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:04:36 AM
....“His selection as treasury secretary should send shivers down the spine of every American who got hit hard by the financial crisis, and is the latest sign that Donald Trump has no intention of draining the swamp and every intention of running Washington to benefit himself and his rich buddies,” she said. The selection of three Goldman bankers could open Trump up to criticism as, during the campaign, the president-elect repeatedly highlighted the bank as emblematic of the corrupt global elite that had stolen the futures of hard-working Americans. ...
TUC and businesses urge Theresa May to act on rights of migrants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 08:17:56 PM
....2 million EU citizens living in the UK, as well as the more than a million UK residents in other EU states, to be made as soon as possible – but only after formal talks are triggered in March next year. However, in their letter sent to Downing Street on Saturday, the BCC and TUC demand that May “demonstrate leadership” with a “bold move” now that will end the worry and uncertainty for millions of people, and for companies, whose futures have been thrown into doubt by the 23 June Brexit vote. ...
Mark Carney: we must tackle isolation and detachment caused by globalisation image
....The governor of the Bank of England has issued a rallying cry to policymakers across advanced economies to tackle the causes of a growing sense of “isolation and detachment” among people who feel left behind by globalisation. Warning that the UK was suffering its “first lost decade since the 1860s”, Mark Carney said that one of the reasons for the Brexit vote was a sense among people that they had lost control of their futures. ...
So, Mike Ashley, can  we handle the truth? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
....It has been easy to forget, what with the Brexit result and the US election, but there’s still something going on called the eurozone crisis. We will be reminded of this lower-profile threat to our children’s financial futures on Thursday, when the European Central Bank returns to centre stage with a policy meeting. ...
Opec deal pushes oil price up to $54 a barrel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 06:38:22 PM
.... Changes in oil prices usually feed through to petrol prices in less than a fortnight. The deal triggered frenetic trading in the futures market. ...
New triple lock fear as pensions minister refuses to guarantee its safety image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 07:33:00 PM
...." . Shadow chancellor John McDonnell told The Murnaghan Show on Sky News: “Now the triple lock is threatened and as a result of that what we are seeing is pensioners fearful about their futures. ...
Girl coders image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:07:06 AM
.... "It shapes and moulds some of the most important early years of people's lives through education, play and new experiences. "It's surprising to see that a lot of the toys we see today still don't use technology in a very productive or creative way - toys should be able to prepare and empower kids, they should help to shape their futures. ...
People in debt must be given room to breathe | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 07:21:17 PM
.... As long as a debt repayment plan is in place, we want to see these protections continue to help people repay their debts in a safe and affordable way. The provision of such a legal protection could have a hugely beneficial impact, not just on family finances but on the futures of some of the country’s most vulnerable children. ...
Federal Reserve hints at interest rate hike in December image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 02:22:57 PM
.... “When there is greater clarity about the economic policies that might be put into effect, the [Federal Open Market Committee] will have to factor those assessments of their impact on employment and inflation and perhaps adjust our outlook,” she said. The pricing of federal fund futures contracts imply that there is a greater than 95% chance of the FOMC raising rates at its next meeting, on 13-14 December in Washington. ...
Asia's emerging currencies plunge amid fears of Trump trade barriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 05:27:45 AM
....Oil prices fell in early trading on Friday, as the market refocused on a persistent supply overhang that is not expected to abate unless Opec and other producers make a significant cut to their output. Brent crude futures were trading at $45. ...
US Election 2016: Asia markets jolted by vote results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 02:39:14 AM
....7% lower. US stock futures fell sharply with the Dow Jones index expected to lose more than 4% - 800 points when it reopens. ...
Frank Field condemns plan to 'dump' Bernard Matthews pension scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 09:00:28 PM
.... He began his professional life as a trainee livestock auctioneer in Norwich. Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, which represents 450 of the company’s 2,000-strong workforce, have been calling on it to reassure staff about their futures after the company was put up for sale. ...
Caterpillar cuts up to 250 jobs in Northern Ireland image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 02:31:45 PM
.... . "Giving up on manufacturing is not an option for these workers or the communities which face post-industrial futures. ...

Scrapping student grants will make young people think again before doing pointless degrees
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....  It is no surprise that many manual trades are experiencing a real domestic skills shortage . The changes to the grant system may therefore help to rebalance further education away from the arts (which are massively over-subscribed), away from nonsensical degrees, and towards a situation where students, rich and poor, make more sensible, rational decisions about their futures by picking courses that will pay off for them and be useful for the economy as a whole. ...

Pension freedoms under threat for millions of final salary savers
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of July 2016 09:00:00 PM
.... . "It seems the only people willing to support the triple lock are vote hungry members of the government, but they should think long and hard about the gamble they are taking with younger generations' futures. ...
You’ve graduated – so what happens to your bank account? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:01:32 AM
. With summer graduation ceremonies now taking place across the country, thousands of twentysomethings are contemplating their post-university futures. ...
It’s borrower beware when it comes to student loans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of July 2016 05:59:03 AM
.... It is 85% owned by the UK government, with the rest shared between the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments. It says on its website that its mission “is to enable our customers to invest in their futures by delivering secure, accurate and efficient assessment, payment and repayment services”. ...
Post-WWII baby-boomer pensioners to be optimistic after fallout from Brexit image
....The Government-backed auto-enrolment scheme is giving millions of low-paid workers a company pension scheme for the first time, but it will not be enough to ensure a comfortable retirement on its own. Today’s pensioners may be better off, but future generations could struggle unless they use Brexit as a spur to take control of their own futures and start investing more enthusiastically for their retirement. ...
Worst of Brexit-induced falls may be over for Australian markets, analysts say image
....2% drop in value was the market’s largest one-day fall in nine months, while the UK FTSE, German DAX and US Wall Street also suffered big Friday losses. AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver said the Australian futures market pointed to a flat start to trade on Monday following Friday’s market mayhem. ...
Britain heading for 'retirement time bomb as savers splash out on holidays and new cars' image
.... Mr Connolly said: “It is deeply worrying that many people don’t seem to have grasped the facts that we are living for longer and that they are personally responsible for ensuring they have enough money to support themselves throughout their retirement. “While some people are struggling with debts, are desperately trying to get on the property ladder or have to provide financial support to their children or even their parents, too many are prioritising short-term goals such as expensive holidays or new cars over their long-term financial futures. ...
Markets braced for choppy week as pound falls amid Brexit fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 05:08:06 AM
....Japanese stocks led regional losses with the benchmark index falling 3% in choppy trade. Markets in Europe were set to open sharply down according to futures trading. ...
Oil prices can provide a slippery picture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 08:36:31 AM
....At the time, with crude prices still above $60, almost everyone believed that $50 would be the rock-bottom floor. After all, futures markets predicted prices of $75 or higher; the Saudi and Russian governments needed $100 to balance their budgets; and any price much below $50 was considered unsustainable, because it would put the US shale-oil industry out of business. ...
Oil price rises above $50 a barrel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 08:47:19 AM
....5m-barrel drop analysts were expecting. The price of US oil futures also rose by 33 cents to $49. ...
Green really is the new black as Big Oil gets a taste for renewables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of May 2016 03:00:16 PM
....They also come in the aftermath of a United Nations climate change agreement and before annual general meetings for Shell and Exxon Mobil this week, meetings at which shareholders will demand that more be done to tackle climate change. So has the fossil fuel industry finally woken up to the dangers posed to their futures by a move to a low-carbon world, or is this all “greenwash” – relatively insignificant investments designed to shake off critics?. ...
A rise in US interest rates may come sooner than we thought image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of May 2016 06:21:43 PM
.... Interest rates could rise next month, according to the latest minutes. An increase is far from being a done deal – a one-third chance, according to the futures prices – but September had previously been seen as the moment. ...
Oil prices rise by 2.5% to highest level since November image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 03:57:01 PM
....Oil prices rose more than 2% to their highest since last November after the interruption to supplies from Nigeria and a forecast from Goldman Sachs that a dramatic cut in stockpiles would maintain prices at about $50 (£35) for the rest of the year. Brent crude futures were up $1. ...
HSBC starts laying off 840 IT staff in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 01:01:28 PM
....He said: “HSBC’s decision to axe so many IT jobs is as ruthless as it is reckless. For almost a year staff have been left in the dark about their futures, only to be told that before being shown the door they’re expected to train someone in India or China who will do their job for less money. ...
Investors – and Donald Trump – are loving gold. How long will the rush last? image
.... He loves gold, and not just as part of the over-the-top décor of his Trump Tower abode in New York. In his disclosure statement to the Federal Election Commission, he owns between $100,000 and $200,000 of gold, and it isn’t in the form of futures contracts or that exchange-traded fund that hedge fund managers were using to bet on the price of gold, but gold bullion – bars or coins. ...
Tim Cook: iPhones that will drive people to upgrade are on their way image
.... You will look back and wonder: ‘How did I live without this?’”. Cook, who admitted that the company was secretive and “didn’t talk about futures” as some others do, would not be drawn on what the anticipated iPhone 7 would contain. ...
China's factories grow less than expected, raising recovery doubts image
....To be sure, the property recovery appears to have spurred demand for building materials from cement and glass to steel, and a recent rebound in commodity prices is bringing in more cashflow for some companies to service their mountains of debt. However, home sales are now tumbling in some big cities such as Shanghai as authorities try to curb rapid price rises, and sizzling steel and iron ore markets cooled last week after China’s securities regulator ordered commodity futures exchanges to control speculative trading. ...
A fortnight’s holiday is hardly relaxing - let’s all take a sabbatical image
....We ask a lot of our holidays. In a week - two, if we’re very lucky - we expect to relax and recharge, returning rested and excited about our futures. ...
New rules ‘will crack down’ on exploitation of gambling addicts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of April 2016 03:00:19 PM
....Part of the thinking behind the new local area risk assessments is to ensure gambling companies are not targeting vulnerable groups. Westminster and Manchester councils are launching online mapping tools, developed by Bath-based Geofutures, that show areas where people may be at higher risk of harm from gambling. ...
EU referendum: poll shows young voters could hold key in June vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of April 2016 08:30:13 PM
.... But he admitted that it was a challenge: “Young people have the most at stake in this referendum. It is their futures that are on the ballot paper. ...
Self-driving cars to hospital robots: automation will change life and work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 04:00:21 AM
....This transformation is being experienced in call centres, which are rapidly automating. Nicola Millard, head of customer insights and futures at BT Global Innovation Team, said technology is taking over transactional tasks such as checking people’s accounts, but she stressed that there is much that a computer cannot do. ...
Opec and Russia oil production freeze is meaningless gesture, says IEA image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 09:09:08 AM
....A deal among some Opec producers and Russia to freeze production is perhaps “meaningless” as Saudi Arabia is the only country with the ability to increase output, according to a senior International Energy Agency (IEA) executive. Brent crude futures are up more than 50% from a 12-year low near $27 a barrel hit early this year, bouncing back after Russia and Opec’s Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Qatar struck an agreement last month to keep output at January levels. ...
EU in financial CHAOS: European markets plunge amid Belgian terror attacks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 02:32:00 PM
....S. futures pointed to a fall of almost half of one percent at the open on Wall Street. ...
Australian shares tipped to move higher as rally continues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of March 2016 07:07:46 PM
....However, CommSec chief economist Craig James suspects a slight slump in the price of oil and base metals including gold last week, along with mixed performances by European markets and a drop in Canadian stocks, could temper Australian gains on Monday. “It may get off to a bit more sluggish start than the futures market is indicating,” James said. ...
City regulator proposes financial advice shakeup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of March 2016 09:41:01 AM
. The Financial Conduct Authority and the Treasury have called on the government to relax rules on financial advice to enable savers to plan for their futures. ...
Dutton's warning of economic Armageddon under Labor won't cause investors to flee | Stephen Koukoulas image
....Importantly, there needs to be an assessment of any changes in the probability of a Labor win at the next election. That must then be benchmarked against what has happened to the stock market, interest rate futures and the value of the Australian dollar over the time the election probabilities have changed. ...
City news: London Stock Exchange, Greggs' shares, British meat and UK factory growth image
.... . ICE, which owns London’s Liffe futures exchange, said no approach had been made to LSE and no decision taken as to whether to pursue its interest. ...
Australian first: Newstead aims to run on 100% renewable energy within five years image
....This will give us greater confidence that we can take our plan back to the community. “Small towns can be responsible for their energy futures. ...
EU elites wrongly believe they have perfected government, so we should leave image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 07:16:21 PM
.... Ultimately, however, one’s attitude to the European question depends on one’s view of human nature. Is it prudent to entrust technocrat-kings, in charge of vast, distant post-democratic bureaucracies with our futures, or are we better off betting on competition and radical decentralisation? I know which side I’m on. ...
Fed: strong US job market may justify multiple interest rate increases this year image
....The Fed raised rates in December, the first increase in nearly a decade, and issued economic projections that signaled it could hike four times this year. Fed funds futures, however, currently suggest investors see virtually no chance of a rate hike in March and little chance of any increase this year. ...
'Whatever we do, shops tell us to be cheaper': the growing crisis in Britain's farms image
.... . Meanwhile, the Government is toying with the idea of introducing a cash-settled futures market, similar to the one in Chicago for American farmers, which would enable producers to lock in a market price. ...
Our economic debate on Brexit has descended into insultingly superficial scaremongering image
.... Unfortunately, it doesn’t promise to get much better in the four-and-a-bit months left before the likely date of the referendum. Media coverage has been confined largely to the political machinations of the In and Out camps, the charade of the renegotiation (which everyone knows will make not a blind bit of difference to economic prospects), and the massive gamble that Cameron and Osborne are taking with their own political futures. ...
A new year that has already upset conventional wisdom image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 04:09:38 PM
.... . Thanks to the interest rate futures markets, it is also possible to be precise about what the market expects about the direction of rates. ...
£80bn wiped off FTSE 100 this week as world markets gripped by panic - live image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 02:17:44 AM
.... . The Dow Jones index futures is off by almost 2pc, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq index futures are 2pc and 2. ...
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Stock market rout intensifies amid fears central banks are 'out of ammunition' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 03:19:03 AM
.... The Chinese markets are closed this week for the lunar new year holidays. European shares were expected to fall at the opening on Wednesday morning, according to futures trading. ...

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