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(ShareCast News) - Betfair's revenue and profit are ahead of expectations in the first half of the year, despite being compared to a FIFA World Cup year.
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(ShareCast News) - Income investor favourite United Utilities upped its interim dividend by a quarter of a penny at the end of a half-year period where profits were crunched by new regulatory price controls. 1 hour ago
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(ShareCast News) - After a five-year holiday, Thomas Cook reported its first annual profit after tax since 2010 and said it had got off to a positive start to the next year as well. 1 hour ago
(ShareCast News) - London stocks are called to open higher on Wednesday following a late recovery in the US, as investors await the Chancellor's Autumn Statement. 55 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - For most leaders, admitting they do not understand something is a no-no. But not Deutsche Bank's new co-chief executive John Cryan - at least when it comes to the bonus culture and his own pay packet. "I have no idea why I was offered a contract with a bonus in it because I promise you I will not work any harder or any less hard in any year, in any day because someone is going to pay me more or less," he told a conference in Frankfurt. - Financial Times 56 minutes ago
(ShareCast News) - US stocks eked out small gains on Tuesday, reversing early losses on the back of geopolitical concerns amid strength in the energy sector. 11 hours ago
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If you have taken it upon yourself to try and trade forex based on the news then there are certain types of events that you may want to pay the most attention to.
So we have compiled five reguarly ocurring news events, which generally affect forex currency pairs, so you need to know about them if you really want to trade on the news.
After the dramatic events of late last year there is no doubt that the focus is back on global macroeconomics. Big picture economics, geopolitics and their effect on markets are center stage once more, with the EUR/USD forex pair caught in the middle.
As the US Federal Reserve moves towards a rate hike, the threat of a deflationary spiral in the eurozone, exacerbated by the weaker oil price, may have already persuaded the European Central Bank to move towards more quantitative easing (QE).
Apple shares have struggled to regain the highs seen at the beginning of the year. In part, this is due to the indecisive nature of stock markets this year, but it is also down to concerns that the previously stellar rate of user growth for its iPhones will slow.
Apple has ridden the tide of consumer affections well, capturing the loyalty of millions, if not billions with its iPhone and associated products. But others have been there before; firms such as Blackberry stand as a warning to those that lose the popular touch.
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Specialist pumps and motors supplier Hayward Tyler (HAYT) had a modest first half but current orders make management confident that it will do much better in the second half.
The power generation and nuclear markets remain strong but oil and gas revenues have fallen. They were down to 5% in the first half, although they should be higher in the second half.