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Mining shares help FTSE 100 to a 0.5% gain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:03:47 AM
....166 euros. Old Mutual, whose shares have fallen in wake of political turmoil in South Africa, regained their poise. ...
Greek debt: will EU and IMF finally offer light at the end of the tunnel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
....”. How Tsipras will sell the concessions to his compatriots, including increasingly disillusioned members of his own Syriza party, will play a central role in whether Greece now plunges into renewed political turmoil. ...
Fancy some sun, sea and sand? Brexit means it will cost you 15% more image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....Far from the political arguments raging through the House of Commons, some of the first real-life effects of the Brexit referendum will soon be found in a deli in New York or a bar on the Costa Brava. Holidaymakers this summer will see, for the first time, how the political turmoil, which overtook the world last year, will translate during their holidays. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... It is now more than six years since the start of the uprisings that became known as the Arab spring. Far from leading to a flourishing of democracy across authoritarian countries in the Middle East and north Africa, the political turmoil caused many to descend into chaos. ...
Greece has three weeks to deal with 'potentially disastrous' debt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:07:40 PM
....“It is critical that a compromise is found,” said Aristides Hatzis, professor of law and economics at the university of Athens, noting that a slew of elections across Europe would only make Greece’s predicament worse. “If these negotiations are not wrapped up by 20 February [when eurozone finance ministers next meet] we could be looking at potentially disastrous political turmoil, which would bring back the scenario of Grexit with a vengeance. ...
Working people need fairer share of economic gains, says TUC head image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 12:01:17 AM
....“2016 will be remembered as the year the establishment was shaken to its core. And yet the political turmoil has not benefited working people. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
.... Both events sent shock waves through financial markets and will have repercussions for businesses in the year ahead. Even without the political turmoil, 2016 was a dramatic year for business leaders. ...
Italy to bail out Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank with €20bn rescue fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:14:28 PM
....1bn of the bank’s bonds to take losses. Gentiloni was propelled into the role after Matteo Renzi resigned following the referendum defeat earlier this month that sparked fresh political turmoil and deterred investors from backing the fundraising. ...
Italian government to request bank bailout funds from parliament image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 09:53:40 AM
.... UniCredit, Italy’s biggest bank, last week announced plans to raise €13bn in a record-breaking share issue and axe 11% of the workforce. Those concerns have mounted after Italy’s referendum on constitutional reform earlier this month led to the resignation of the prime minister, Matteo Renzi, creating fresh political turmoil in the midst of MPS’s attempts to attract major investors to its fundraising. ...
Easyjet profits tumble after year of 'challenges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 07:28:21 AM
....But the carrier had suffered a series of "external shocks", she said. These included the impact on air travel of terror attacks across Europe, Egypt and Tunisia, air traffic control strikes in France and political turmoil in Turkey. ...
Egypt allows its currency to float freely image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 09:09:12 AM
....The military has been told to distribute a one-off package of basic food items, including sugar, at half price, to cushion the effect among the poorest. Egypt has struggled to attract foreign investment since the political turmoil in 2011 during the so-called Arab Spring that saw former president Hosni Mubarak overthrown. ...

Employers face compensation claims from staff who feel bullied over Brexit views, lawyers warn
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....The referendum in June divided Britain, with 52 per cent voting to Leave the EU and 48 per cent voting for Remain. In the weeks since polling day, Westminster has been rocked by political turmoil, while the Bank of England has had to step in to shore up the economy. ...
NatWest paves way for introduction of negative interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 06:30:39 PM
....The taxpayer-owned bank – whose parent is Royal Bank of Scotland – said it had no plans to make changes to the terms and conditions of personal account holders to allow it to charge negative rates. Interest rates on government and corporate bonds fell steeply in the political turmoil that followed the Brexit vote. ...
'There were bullet holes' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 11:37:55 PM
....He started his online retail logistics firm in 2013 in the midst of a period of dramatic instability in the country of his birth, Thailand. After months of political turmoil, the country's military seized control of the government and suspended the constitution. ...
China and Japan help ranks of the super-rich swell to more than 15m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 04:43:08 PM
.... Europe’s growth was steady, at nearly 5% for both the number of millionaires and their wealth, led by Spain, the Netherlands, France and Germany. Brazil, battered by the commodity price slump, political turmoil and sharp falls in currency and equity markets, was the poorest performing country in the world, losing 8% of its millionaires. ...
George Osborne’s recovery is in danger: the only option now is to steal Jeremy Corbyn’s clothes image
.... It has been done before. The last time Britain faced the challenge of stagnation, needless austerity and geopolitical turmoil – in the mid-1930s – it was a Tory chancellor, Sir John Simon, who switched the taps of public spending back on to fund Neville Chamberlain’s re-armament programme, outflanking Labour in the process. ...
Brexit would damage UK economy, warns BlackRock image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 03:27:58 PM
....A Brexit could also encourage the Scottish National party to call for another independence referendum, although the oil price slump has undermined the case for an independent Scotland. Even a yes vote might not be enough to ward off political turmoil. ...
HSBC has wasted its political capital in an unnecessary domicile review image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 06:58:27 PM
.... . At a time of market chaos, geopolitical turmoil and regulatory upheaval, one of the most important banks in the world has taken an extraordinarily long and thorough inspection of its own navel. ...
Putin is a bigger threat to Europe’s existence than Isis | George Soros image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 10:22:07 AM
....The race for survival pits the EU against Putin’s Russia. The Putin regime faces bankruptcy in 2017, when a large part of its foreign debt matures, and political turmoil may erupt sooner than that. ...
Confidence in commercial property development at three year low image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 01:18:43 PM
.... . Figures released by Savills showed a lack of new planning consents were being granted, pointing to developer hesitance amid wider geopolitical turmoil. ...
Barclays told: sell US investment bank and axe dividend image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of February 2016 02:12:01 PM
.... . Bosses are considering the future of the African unit, which was built up as a bet on the high-growth future of emerging markets, but has also been troubled by the weakness of the rand and political turmoil in South Africa. ...
Thomas Cook cancels all British bookings to Tunisia over unrest image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 09:35:17 AM
....The Thomas Cook cancellations came as easyJet announced a decline in revenues per seat following the terrorist attacks on Paris and the suspected bombing of a passenger plane over Egypt. The two announcements underline the problems facing sections of the tourism industry as tourists steer clear of destinations hit by political turmoil and terror attacks. ...
It's time for the UK to do business with Argentina image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of January 2016 04:30:17 PM
.... Stock markets may be cheered by this support, but not so George Soros. The billionaire speculator and philanthropist has been positively apocalyptic in his warnings here in Davos of forthcoming financial, economic and geopolitical turmoil. ...
Asian markets fall as oil heads further south image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 08:00:22 AM
.... . The stronger US dollar, collapsed oil prices and political turmoil could all wreak further havoc, the Fund said, and warned of danger if China does not manage its slowdown well and reforms its economy. ...
Turning rubbish into gold image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 12:10:17 AM
....". This political turmoil, together with the fluctuations in the gold price had brought the company to the brink of collapse, but the entrepreneur weathered the storm by seeking alternative partners across the Atlantic, where Wisconsin-based Dynamic Recycling offered better payment terms. ...
JP Morgan urges firms to float fast in 2016 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of December 2015 12:01:27 AM
.... . JP Morgan expects 2016 to see roughly the same level of IPOs in Europe, but predicts they will be concentrated into the first half of the year to avoid the political turmoil towards 2017. ...
Brazil's recession deepens in third quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 12:08:09 PM
....Unemployment is at a six-year high and inflation is running at 10%, meaning household spending is being squeezed. The country's credit rating was cut to junk in September because of mounting political turmoil and the difficulties faced by President Rousseff's government in tackling growing debt. ...
Glencore oil deal in Libya branded worthless by rival government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 07:26:06 PM
....Production has since slumped to as low as 400,000 barrels a day, although it could be increased if the security situation in Libya improves. Glencore regularly invests in countries where security risks and political turmoil have deterred other investors, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Colombia. ...
Could the Sinai crash BANKRUPT Egypt? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 12:14:00 PM
....Thomson, EasyJet, Thomas Cook, British Airways and Monarch are among the airlines that are refusing to fly to the Egyptian resort, as British tourists report airport officials acting in a hostile manner toward them. The jet downed over the Sinai Peninsula is all the more painful for the region as tourism had just started to recover from years of political turmoil to become a favourite among sun-seeking Russians. ...
UK departure flights to Sharm el-Sheikh halted for two more weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 06:24:16 PM
....About 80,000 Russians and 20,000 Britons, the two biggest nationalities among visitors to Egypt, were thought to be in Sharm el-Sheikh when the plane crashed. Tourism in the Red Sea resort had been picking up again after years of political turmoil. ...
Hikma shares take a knock after gout drug fails to take off image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of November 2015 10:13:46 AM
.... . However, political turmoil in many countries in the region, coupled with unfavourabe exchange rates, have persisted. ...
Turkish lira and stocks soar after AKP election victory image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of November 2015 09:28:41 AM
....4pc at 2. 78 to the US dollar in early trade, around its highest level in seven years, after tumbling over 25pc this year on Turkey's economic woes and political turmoil. ...
Oil nations feel the strain of  Opec’s continuing price war image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of October 2015 02:01:07 PM
.... . However, Al-Naimi’s hand in the forthcoming Opec meeting has been significantly weakened by the political turmoil now engulfing the kingdom. ...
Rolls-Royce faces second investigation in Brazil corruption scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of September 2015 04:02:22 PM
....The beleaguered British engineering group now faces two investigations in Brazil after it admitted last month it is cooperating with investigating bodies, believed to include Brazil’s federal anti-corruption authority. The commission confirmed the inquiry intends to examine Rolls-Royce’s relationship with Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, currently ensnared in a multibillion-dollar bribery scandal which has prompted political turmoil in the country. ...
Chinese panic sends more traders towards IG Group image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 10:47:29 AM
.... . IG Group said the jump during what is normally a quiet spell for the business had been driven by “a range of trading opportunities for clients” including the political turmoil in Greece and fears of a slowdown in China, which in late August triggered a short-lived plunge in global markets known as Black Monday. ...
Brazil cuts spending and raises taxes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of September 2015 10:23:43 PM
....Last week, Brazil lost its investment-grade credit rating following a downgrade by Standard & Poor's to "junk" status. The US rating agency said mounting political turmoil and the difficulties faced by President Dilma Rousseff's government in tackling growing debt was behind the decision. ...
Brazil markets sink as S&P downgrades rating to junk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 07:00:45 PM
....Brazil’s financial markets have fallen after Standard & Poor’s cut the country’s sovereign rating to junk. The drop from investment grade, which came sooner than many in the market had expected, reflected President Dilma Rousseff’s struggle to regain investor confidence as political turmoil drives a growing government deficit in Latin America’s largest economy. ...
Brazil cut to 'junk' status by S&P image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 11:14:26 PM
....Brazil has lost its investment-grade credit rating following a downgrade by Standard & Poor's to "junk" status. The US rating agency said mounting political turmoil and the difficulties faced by President Dilma Rousseff's government in tackling growing debt was behind the decision. ...
European shares suffer biggest weekly fall this year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 21st of August 2015 08:16:52 AM
.... . Augustin Eden, of Accendo Markets, said: “The negative opening call comes amid further deterioration of the Chinese growth outlook and political turmoil in Greece that continues to hamper investor sentiment. ...
Greece news live: Bank shares collapse by 30pc in first day of trading in five weeks image
....97bn as of today's trading. There are more accurate ways to measure a bank's health, but as Bloomberg note, the Greek sell-off is put into perspective by the fact Turkey is mired in domestic and geopolitical turmoil, and has been without a formal government for nearly two months. ...
Fears Greek rescue could collapse as IMF says no deal without debt relief image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 31st of July 2015 02:38:00 PM
....The leader has now agreed to a party conference in September, which could result in snap elections if Syriza not able to stand united. This would throw Greece into political turmoil and could see a new government reject the bailout conditions. ...
Eurotunnel seeks €10m to cover costs of Calais migrant crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 08:46:10 AM
....Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel is demanding almost €10m (£7m) in compensation from the French and British governments towards security costs and lost business as it tries to cope with a migrant crisis in Calais. About 3,000 migrants have been driven by war, political turmoil and poverty to live in makeshift camps in and around the French port, and every day some attempt to board lorries and trains heading to the UK. ...
EU ministers begin drive to deliver bailout as Greece gives bitter consent image
.... On Wednesday night, at the height of the parliamentary drama in Athens, Nadia Valavani, the deputy finance minister, also resigned, saying it was impossible for her to keep serving in the government. The prospect of Greece plunging into political turmoil will be heightened by speculation that Tsipras may be forced to call early elections. ...
Greek MPs pass austerity bill as Athens police clash with protesters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of July 2015 12:12:34 AM
....”. The prospect of Greece plunging into political turmoil will be heightened by speculation that Tsipras may be forced to call early elections after a cabinet reshuffle expected on Thursday. ...
Greece's highest court to rule on legality of referendum image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of July 2015 09:01:31 AM
....”. The latest polls show that Greece is split down the middle, raising the prospect of a narrow win for either side pushing the country into deeper political turmoil. ...
Greece warns EU leaders: Allow us to fail and it's 'beginning of the end' for eurozone image
....Alarmed by the implications for the wider global economy, US President Barack Obama yesterday urged the two sides to find a solution as soon as possible. If a deal is not found in just three weeks by the end of June, Greece is set to to crash out of the eurozone sparking economic and political turmoil. ...
Turkey becomes first domino for emerging market debtors as politics split country  image
. Turkey’s currency has plunged to an all-time low as the country slides into political turmoil and its foreign debts turn toxic, becoming the first big casualty of the gathering storm in emerging markets (EM). ...
Monarch restructuring takes-off as losses shrink image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of June 2015 12:51:58 PM
.... . Monarch said that holidaymakers were returning to Egypt after an unsteady past two years due political turmoil and that Greece continued to be popular despite the country’s economic problems. ...
Greece will NOT submit to BLACKMAIL: Desperate talks amid fears of HUGE ripple across EU image
....6billion) loan it urgently needs to stay afloat. If Greece is left to default on its payments, it will have little option but to exit the euro and is then likely to descend into economic and political turmoil. ...
VIDEO: Economic strides in the Ivory Coast image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of May 2015 03:01:23 PM
....Over the past decade, with more and more African nations seeing their economies improve, the African Development Bank has had to redefine its role. But there is still an important part for it to play in poor and fragile states that have been ravaged by war and political turmoil, such as the Ivory Coast. ...
Eurozone returns to healthy growth after QE bounce – but what next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of May 2015 01:55:31 PM
....Germany’s finance minister has argued that a financial firewall around Greece is enough to protect the euro project. Yet political turmoil awaits, as was seen in 2010 and 2012 when Athens burned and its neighbours saw their growth evaporate before being compelled to throw another lifeline. ...
Saudi oil minister says no-one can set the oil price image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of May 2015 04:04:27 PM
.... . Oil markets are also concerned by political turmoil on the Arabian Peninsula where Iranian backed Houthi rebels have toppled the government. ...
Greek finance minister denies being sidelined from debt talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of April 2015 06:09:30 PM
....Despite the standoff, the Tsipras administration has pledged to present reform proposals to leglisators in Athens by Thursday in an attempt to facilitate talks. But while Tsipras emphasised that an interim deal to unlock bailout funds would be concluded this week or next, he also raised the prospect of further political turmoil if creditors persisted in making demands deemed unacceptable by his anti-austerity administration. ...
Questor share tip: Gemfields upgraded to a buy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of April 2015 05:25:12 PM
.... . The shares are exposed to political turmoil as the Mozambican and Zambian governments own a quarter stake in the Montepuez and Kagem mines respectively. ...
M&S shares hit seven-year high as fashion sales strong image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 3rd of April 2015 11:38:00 AM
....The company's overall UK sales rose 2. 7 per cent but a weak euro and political turmoil in Eastern Europe dented profits in its international operations, where turnover was down 3. ...
Questor share tip: Gemfields a hold after mixed update image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of February 2015 02:00:37 PM
.... . The shares are high risk as the company is exposed to political turmoil. ...
Carlsberg toasts new chief executive after drowning Russian sorrows image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of February 2015 07:23:55 AM
...." . The weakening ruble and political turmoil in Russia are dealing a blow to Carlsberg as the country’s biggest brewer through its ownership of Baltika. ...
Greek drama puts eurozone at risk image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 14th of February 2015 02:51:43 PM
.... The greater danger, though, is that rather than resolving the eurozone’s systemic and diplomatic woes, a Greek deal merely provokes even greater intra-regional tensions. For even if the current imbroglio is resolved, we’re set for a year of political turmoil across Western Europe, with ever more doubts being raised about the future of the single currency. ...
How the Bank of England abandoned the gold standard image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of January 2015 03:25:22 PM
.... . However, as political turmoil engulfed the UK, the country’s first national government – a coalition between Labour and the Conservatives – presided over a budget crisis that triggered a run on the pound. ...
Asia shares rise despite oil worries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of January 2015 02:08:58 AM
....92 and the price has now more than halved since mid-2014. In addition to worries over oil prices and the political turmoil in Greece, a survey published on Tuesday indicating the eurozone saw anaemic growth in December further fuelled investor concerns. ...
Nikkei leads Asian markets down on oil price concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of January 2015 02:23:32 AM
. Japan's stocks led falls across Asia on Tuesday, posting their biggest drop in nearly 10 months, as investors worried about falling oil prices and political turmoil in Greece. ...
Euro touches a nine-year low against US dollar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of January 2015 07:34:49 AM
....The drop follows ECB president Mario Draghi's comments indicating the bank could soon start quantitative easing. Greek political turmoil also weighed on the currency. ...
MARKET REPORT: Oil and metals slide image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 12:04:00 PM
....Circle Oil gushed 2½p to 13p as the Middle East and North Africafocused explorer struck gas in Morocco. Security and risk management consultancy Falanx lifted 4p to 39½p as clients showed more interest in guarding against cyber attack and global geo–political turmoil. ...
MORNING MEETING: Cheap oil is a 'tax cut' that helps shoppers and businesses image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 20th of December 2014 02:13:00 PM
.... They also dampen inflation, allowing central banks to keep interest rates low. The biggest risk on the horizon is potential political turmoil in Russia but overall the global economy should gain from cheaper energy. ...

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