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(ShareCast News) - Mining raced to the top of the leaderboard on Friday, boosted by an initial burst of volatility in global capital markets after Yellen's speech that saw the US dollar dip and commodity prices gain.
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(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: 15 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Even two rate hikes before 2016 was out were possible, a top US central bank official said. 16 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - The US dollar was catapulted north on most crosses after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said the case for an interest-rate hike had strengthened in recent months. 17 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Hikma Pharmaceuticals chairman and chief executive Said Darwazah has splashed on £4.32m worth of the firm's shares, just a day after they dived on comments from US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. 17 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - European stocks finished higher following the much-awaited speech from Fed chief Janet Yellen, amid a flurry of volatility in all asset classes as traders and investors digested her remarks. 18 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - AFC Energy said on Friday its finance director Christopher Tawney will step down from the board with immediate effect to pursue other business interests. 17 hours ago
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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.