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Lloyd's of London insurer Catlin is to manage a reinsurance syndicate created by China Re.
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Afren: Westhouse cuts target price from 110p to 90p and retains its 'neutral' rating. 16 minutes ago
The UK's public sector net borrowing was £7.7bn in October, down £200m against the same month a year ago, according to official figures. 19 minutes ago
British finance minister George Osborne has abandoned a bid to challenge the European Union's cap on bankers' bonuses after the continent's top court threw it out. 45 minutes ago
The UK stock market rebounded on Friday morning after two days of declines, as mining shares recovered after recent losses. 1 hour ago
0900: The FTSE 100 and European stocks opened the on a positive note after reports that China's central bank has injected funds. The central bank supplied funds on a short-term basis to the banking system due to a cash shortage stemming from new share sales, sources told Bloomberg. The People's Bank of China said it will provide liquidity support through multiple monetary policy tools when necessary. 36 minutes ago
Stocks in the euro-area rallied after reports that China's central bank will inject funds and after European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi hinted at further asset purchases. 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.