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(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed higher on Friday as traders weighed remarks from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen at the Jackson Hole conference.
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed higher on Friday as traders weighed remarks from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen at the Jackson Hole conference. 2 days ago
(ShareCast News) - Mining stocks rallied on the FTSE 100 as metal prices rose with Glencore, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton among the biggest risers. 2 days ago
(ShareCast News) - Shares in Restaurant Group rose as the company said it had swung to a pre-tax loss in the first half on the back of restructuring costs, while like-for-like sales fell and the company announced the closure of 33 outlets. 2 days ago
(ShareCast News) - London stocks were flat on Friday as official data showed second quarter UK economic growth accelerated in line with expectations and as investors awaited a speech from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. 2 days ago
(ShareCast News) - London stocks started the session marginally lower on Friday as investors eyed a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen at Jackson Hole later in the day for any clues on the timing of an interest rate hike. 3 days ago
(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set to open flat on Friday as investors eyed a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen at Jackson Hole for any clues on the timing of an interest rate hike. 3 days ago
Stride Gaming (STR) floated in May 2015 in order to be an online bingo consolidator and shareholders have just passed resolutions to enable the funding and completion of two further add-on acquisitions that are set to enhance its profitability and double its share of the UK online bingo market to 10%.
The current share price is nearly double the original placing price of 132p but strong management and earnings enhancing acquisitions mean that they are still attractive.
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.