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Morrison Supermarkets appoints on of its current non-Executive Directors, Philip Cox CBE, as its Senior Independent Director.
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Galloper offshore wind farm, the 50:50 joint venture between FTSE 100-listed renewable electricity and gas supplier SSE and RWE npower renewables, has received development consent from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, an update issued by SSE on Friday has disclosed. 2 hours ago
The major US equity market averages are now being called to start the day lower by 0.4 per cent on average. 2 hours ago
Stocks still under pressure; Weidmann: EU must make allowance for state bankruptcies 2 hours ago
Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK was little changed in April, according to figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) on Friday. 2 hours ago
While investors are eager to know if and when the Federal Reserve (Fed) will begin to taper its monetary stimulus, Markets.com Chief Economist Bill Hubard says they may as well get rid of the word 'taper'. 2 hours ago
AIM-listed Minco has reported that the first phase of exploration drilling at its Northern Pennines zinc-lead project in northern England has encountered elevated zinc-lead values over broad intervals in all four drill holes completed in the programme to date. 3 hours ago
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With record numbers of people trading on margin through CFDs and spread betting, it is extremely important not to use all the leverage available which can be tempting but one must resist - as within a blink of an eye your position(s) can be wiped out.
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Earlier this week we heard from the Reserve Bank of Australia and the minutes of their meeting, which generally confirmed what most had suspected: that the strength of AUD was a pivotal factor in what was an otherwise close decision to cut interest rates.
The all-important policy guidance at the end of the minutes reveals that the RBA opted to use “some” (the “some” comment is a repeat from a couple of weeks ago) of the scope afforded by the low first quarter inflation figures and outlook, to lower the cash rate.
The latest Japanese GDP reading highlights the success that the new massive stimulus programme being carried out in Japan has had in revitalising that stricken economy. Today’s drop in UK inflation suggests that the new Bank of England governor may be wise to suggest a similar policy for the UK.
The markets seem to be extending their highs in recent days with no concern about the continuing threat of war in the Middle East.
This morning, news that Israeli and Syrian forces have exchanged fire across the ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights was largely ignored by the financial markets.
This morning silver fell to levels not seen since September 2010 as commodity prices slumped overnight in Asia and this extended in early London trading. Although here is plenty of physical buying from China, India and the Middle East – there is heavy computer ETF selling.
A strong dollar and outperforming equity markets have shifted investor’s attention to more risky assets with silver suffering.