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      Steinhoff warns of weak pound effect on UK retail business

      Steinhoff International, the South African retail conglomerate in pursuit of UK discount retailer Poundland, has warned...

    2. Fast FT

      August 30, 2016

      RBC highlights UK retail threats after Brexit vote

      Following the closure of BHS over the weekend after 90 years on the high street, Canadian bank RBC has highlighted some...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Week ahead: Jackson Hole, UK GDP, US GDP

      After the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July meeting showed that policymakers are divided about when to raise...

    2. August 17, 2016

      2016 rate rise odds slip after Fed minutes

      The market expectation of a Federal Reserve rate rise this year has fallen below 50 per cent following the publishing...

    3. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      All eyes on the labour force after Brexit vote: economists react

      Britain’s labour market held steady with unemployment and earnings remaining largely unchanged in the three months to...

    4. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Oil enjoys best week since April; heading for $47

      The only way is up for oil (again). Brent crude, the world’s oil benchmark, is enjoying its best weekly run since...

    5. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Oil leaps 5% in best one-day rise since April

      The see-saw in oil prices keeps swinging. Brent crude, the world’s oil benchmark, is enjoying its best day in four...

    6. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Gilt prices still soaring: 10-year yields under 0.55%

      To say gilts are in demand is putting it mildly. Not even the Bank of England can smoothly convince holders to hand...

    7. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Italy placed on credit watch by DBRS - what does it mean?

      In case you missed it, Canadian rating agency DBRS placed Italy on a negative credit watch after markets closed on...

    8. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Direct Line shares jump on special dividend

      Direct Line, the UK insurance company, is heading for its biggest one-day gain since it was spun out of Royal Bank of...

    9. July 25, 2016

      Tracking the risks of shorting the yen

      RBC Capital Markets says go short the euro (EUR) against the yen (JPY). In its latest trade suggestion, designed to...

    10. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      A sign of things to come? Analysts react to rising UK inflation

      UK inflation reached a higher than expected 0.5 per cent in June, hitting its joint highest level since November 2014...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 14, 2016

      This Bundless world...

      …facing the ECB. One of the little-remarked consequences of the Brexit vote in the UK is that the subsequent...

    12. July 14, 2016

      Watching for inflation scare in US data

      The lower long-term bond yields go, the more vulnerable they are to an inflation scare. So, with 10-year Treasuries...

    13. July 12, 2016

      Pension funds keep calm and carry on plugging gaps

      The Ministry of Information told Brits to “Keep Calm and Carry On” ahead of the so-called phoney war of 1939. Exactly...

    14. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      June US jobs report — what to watch for

      The US economy created a paltry 38,000 jobs in May raising concerns about the health of its labour market and prompting...

    15. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Gilt yields crack new record lows

      Investors are taking Mark Carney at his word. The day after the Bank of England governor said that further easing would...

    16. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Gilts join negative yields club

      Gilts have finally succumbed to negative yields. BoE governor Mark Carney’s suggestion that Brexit will necessitate an...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2016

      Sports Direct warns investors about Brexit FX hit

      The uncertainty that the leave result brings may mean that consumer spending is tempered in the short term. This...

    18. Global Market Overview

      June 22, 2016

      Markets cautiously positive ahead of Brexit vote

      Equity benchmarks are firmer while the pound is strengthening and gold softer as investors adopt a cautiously positive...

    19. Fast FT

      June 8, 2016

      Equities slip as investors look to weak China data

      A notable closing high in New York on Tuesday is failing to set the tone to European trade today, after more signs of...

    20. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Opec's 'Fragile Five' find life unbearable at $50 oil

      Gulf Opec countries are hailing the return of $50 oil but for their more economically fragile peers the current price...

    21. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      European equities rebound led by banks

      European equities started the day with a sharp drop into the red, but have rallied since then, hauling themselves back...

    22. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Global gloom takes sparkle off Richemont shares

      If you own jewellers such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Piaget people pay attention to what you have to say about...

    23. May 17, 2016

      Upcoming UK vote on EU lifts sterling insurance cost

      The cost of insuring portfolios and businesses against a collapse in sterling after the Brexit vote is rising, as...

    24. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Salvatore Ferragamo lifted by 'excellent cost control'

      First quarter results from Italy’s Salvatore Ferragamo showed, yet again, that life is not easy at the moment for...

    25. May 5, 2016

      April stock volumes slump points to difficult summer

      Trading volumes on European stock markets dropped dramatically in April reflecting growing economic and political...

    26. Tech blog

      April 19, 2016

      #techFT - Red is the new black for Netflix

      Netflix’s international subs are looking sub-par, Eternime is a chatbot voice from the grave, Apple has updated MacBook...

    27. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Oil: what the analysts are saying. (Spoiler: watch Kuwait)

      Oil prices have slipped following news that there won’t be an output freeze by the world’s biggest producers after...

    28. April 14, 2016

      Brexit weighing on the UK economy, says Bank of England

      Uncertainty generated by the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union is weighing on the economic...

    29. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Burberry shares tumble 6% after warning on profits

      Burberry’s shares are not in fashion this morning after the luxury British brand downgraded profit expectations to the...

    30. April 6, 2016

      Glencore sells agriculture stake for $2.5bn

      Glencore has sold a 40 per cent stake in its agricultural business for $2.5bn as the miner and commodity trader tries...

    31. March 21, 2016

      Time to sell euro versus the dollar, says RBC

      Here’s somewhat of a counter-trend call from RBC Capital Markets. In its latest note, the bank says it’s time to sell...

    32. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Markets bracing for the Fed; BoJ flags further rate cuts

      European stocks are mildly firmer in cautious and mixed trading, with investors seemingly reluctant to make bold bets...

    33. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Dollar General biggest gainer on S&P 500

      Dollar General is the biggest gainer on the S&P 500 on Thursday after the discount retailer reported better than...

    34. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      Glencore shares hit 3-month high after refinancing key credit line

      Glencore shares hit a three-month high on Wednesday after the mining and trading house completed the early refinancing...

    35. February 15, 2016

      Euro falls as Mario Draghi confirms easing bias

      Prospects of further monetary loosening in the eurozone next month helped push the euro more than 1 per cent lower,...

    36. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Chinese FX reserves sink again: analysts react

      China’s foreign-exchange reserves plummeted by nearly $100bn in January, according to data released yesterday, slumping...

    37. February 7, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: All eyes on Yellen

      The market’s focus will be firmly fixed on Fed chair Janet Yellen this week, as investors search for clues about the...

    38. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Markets 'pulled along by wiggles in oil'

      European stocks are struggling for traction following a weak Asian session as renewed volatility in the oil price...

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