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Mining stocks were dominating the risers list on the FTSE 100 on Friday after China's central bank surprised with an interest-rate cut in an effort to boost growth, raising hopes that the top metals consumer will be able to avert a hard landing.
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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has received millions of pounds in compensation from the software supplier at the centre of the 2012 IT failure. 41 minutes ago
The coming week will see a raft of economic indicators released Stateside in a holiday-shortened week due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Wednesday, in particular, will be very informative, with no less than seven important economic reports due out, including the latest readings on orders for durable goods and Chicago PMI. 23 minutes ago
British telecoms operator TalkTalk Group would like to lease out its fixed-line network to bigger wireless rival Vodafone, the company's chief executive was quoted as saying on Friday. 48 minutes ago
Citigroup was expelled from the foreign-exchange market liaison group of the European Central Bank (ECB) after the bank was fined for rigging currency exchange rates. 6 hours ago
US stocks rallied on Friday, as oil and metal prices rose after a surprise rate cut from China's central bank. 1 hour ago
The European Central Bank (ECB) has started buying asset-backed securities in an attempt to encourage banks to lend and boost the stagnant economy. 1 hour 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.