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Market buzz - 3 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - There are two types of football clubs in the English Premier League -- those that win silverware and those that don't, opines Financial Times' Lex column.
Company news - 5 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Water treatment and filter provider Amiad Water Systems said that its irrigation business was the main contributor to revenues in the first half of the year, but the company was affected by the plummeting price of oil.
Broker tips - 7 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Jefferies upped its recommendation on BHP Billiton to 'buy' from 'hold' as it took a look at the metals and mining sector.
Morning traders' note - 13 hours ago
The morning note is a daily global markets overview for Tuesday August 23rd 2016 from the analyst team at Accendo Markets, providing a bullet-point snapshot of what can be expected in financial markets today and overnight activity. The information is straight from the traders’ desks, with news and insights on equities markets, commodities, and forex.
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It’s not just bank CEOs and hedge fund managers that have a major impact on the financial markets. Political leaders and heads of state also wield tremendous power in the world of finance, influencing everything from interest rates to trade and all the way up to geopolitics.
Below is a list of some of the most influential people in the world of economics and finance in 2016.
Over the last several weeks, central banks have played a major role in the forex markets, so it is important that traders understand the role of central bank and how such institutions impact the market.
The role of central banks differ from country to country but their core function in many countries is to facilitate and control monetary policy (the supply of money within the country).
The UK stock markets have been through a period of extreme uncertainty in recent weeks, thanks to the hugely significant Brexit vote in June's referendum.
Initially the FTSE 250 lost over 10% after the referendum, but since then the mid-cap index has recovered all of those losses and now sits close to its all-time high.
All too often, the mass media paints a simplistic view of the economy and financial system, leading to widespread misconception.
We throw the spotlight on some of the economic myths that should be debunked.