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Friends Life has suspended its share buyback after the insurer on Friday agreed to a £5.6bn takeover by larger rival Aviva.
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Salamander Energy has officially reached an agreement on the terms of its takeover by Ophir Energy, which values the oil and gas explorer at £314m. 49 minutes ago
Global business confidence fell to a five-year low in October, a new survey has found. 1 hour ago
Holiday spending by British shoppers will increase by 4% this year, according to a forecast by advisory firm Deloitte, helped by strong growth in digital sales. 2 hours ago
A small gain is predicted for UK stocks at Monday's opening bell, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around 10 points higher than Friday's close of 6,750.76. 1 hour ago
Food supplier Cranswick said revenues were steady in the first half of 2014, as strong sales growth across most product categories offset a reduction in fresh pork sales. 2 hours ago
Oilfield services group Petrofac has scaled back its profit assumptions for next year, saying that depressed oil prices and the timing of deliveries will result in a weaker bottom line. 2 hours ago
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This month I recommend both buying Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) and going short EURUSD, as I remain bearish on the euro and bullish on the dollar and think parity is looming.
Most readers will be familiar with Fiat cars, however many investors are still not aware that Fiat now also own Chrysler (bought out of bankruptcy in 2009), Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Jeep, Lancia, Ram Trucks, Abarth, Maserati and Ferrari.
With its mathematical formula to explain why ‘hipsters’ try to look different but end up looking the same, a radical new scientific paper could provide interesting lessons for contrarian investors. I think it's possible to take something from this unusual juxtaposition, even if it's just the mental image of Warren Buffet with a hipster beard and tattoos.
Mathematical neuroscientist Jonathan Touboul from the Collège de France in Paris has written a paper titled: “The Hipster Effect: When anti-conformists all look the same”.
Personal Group Holdings PGH has historically been a steady business offering employee benefits, but the purchase of Lets Connect, which provides salary sacrifice schemes enabling employees to acquire computers and other technology products, should be the first step on accelerating the company’s growth rate.
Personal has been around for three decades and the core business has historically been selling hospital plans and providing other employee benefits. The main income has come from the hospital plans, which offer a payment if the client goes into hospital, and the associated interest income on the payments.
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We have seen a nice triple top in cable over the past 3 weeks. However the last one carved out on the 28th Oct, is bang in line with my trend line and so to the 200-EMA. Now, it’s quite a straight forward situation.
I am actually a cable bull and with GBP/JPY being that bit stronger against the JPY than the USD in the past few sessions only leads me to believe that Pound will prevail overall against the yankee buck.