UK utilities: populist power

SSE is appealing, if you can hack the politics

Job Moves: who is hiring and where

The latest job moves and coverage of people making the news in the world’s financial capitals

Comment: Shenzhen next stop on ‘through train’

Shenzhen will add excitement to Stock Connect

Small can be beautiful but quality is key

Avoid the urge to punt the riskiest small-cap stocks

week in review

Week in Review, January 24

Forex brokers, Microsoft, Total and Swedish jet scandal featured

Greek banks lead eurozone equities rally

Stronger economic data add to improving mood

Should you hedge European exposure?

QE will boost shares but weaken the euro

Draghi’s QE boldness lifts markets

Size and scale of ECB action exceeds expectations to spur rally

Eurozone’s periphery stock indices shine

Spain, Italy and Greece markets outperform after of ECB announcement

John Authers: ECB lacks shock and awe

Transparency has robbed QE of valuable element of surprise

Week in Review, January 17

Car party in Detroit; MetLife, oil projects, and drug deals also in the news

Europe’s stocks await ECB’s QE boost

Measures unlikely to have same impact as US easing

Swiss franc jolts currency trading

Investors scramble to cut losses after shock decision

Copper slumps on Chinese selling

Price hits 5½-year low after sell-off in Shanghai

EU deflation need not be negative

Corporate news supports a more positive scenario

Companies’ hiring and sales defy EU gloom

Amazon, Metro and Fiat report signs of strengthening demand

GrandVision to float on Euronext

Vision Express owner launches €1bn Dutch IPO

Aer Lingus spurned raised offer from IAG

BA parent reveals rejection of €2.40-a-share bid for Irish carrier

Investment round table — 2015 prospects

Oil, Europe and UK election key for pundits

US investors pile into Santander shares

1.214bn shares issued at €6.18 each — bottom of initial range

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