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Crude crash downs FTSE

The FTSE has spent the day in the red today as Brent crude tumbled to the lowest level since OPEC’s output cut was announced. Today marked the introduction to one

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Clinton vs Trump: Reasons to favour US equities

No other market can compare with the US in terms of size. American companies represent over half the value of all companies listed in the MSCI All Country World index,

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WPP says UK slowdown could be Brexit anxiety

In its Q3 results reported this morning WPP reported a strong rise in revenue up 23.4% as the group significantly benefited from currency movements, whilst at a constant currency basis

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FTSE wilts while Carney ponders his future

Markets remain under pressure today as investors gear up for a big week in central bank land. Monday marks the calmest point in the week on both the economic and

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Bond yields rocket as inflation fears bite

Bond yields rose sharply in almost every developed market yesterday as data surprises in the UK and US gather pace, pointing to a resilient global economy with expectations of future inflation.

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RBS reports £469m loss in Q3

Surprisingly shares were up in RBS in early morning trading, despite the bank reporting a £469m loss during its third quarter. In a trading update reported today the group outlined

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday WPP (Q3 results) WPP is the bellwether of the advertising industry and as such is widely regarded as a global economic barometer. It offers a wide range of exposure

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Interest rate cuts could be put on hold

Early estimates of GDP are often quite inaccurate but the 0.5% quarter on quarter increase will cause the Bank of England MPC to pause on any planned interest rate cuts.

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UK GDP shrugs off Brexit as it grows 0.5%

In the first release of GDP covering a full quarter of data following the EU Referendum, the Office for National Statistics said this morning that the UK economy grew 0.5%

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EE helps BT revenue boost

This morning, telecoms giant BT reported a solid set of Q2 results, in which it said net profit increased to £566m on the back of a 35% jump in revenue