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It's that time of year when investors try to size up the economic, policy and political risks that will shape the 12 months ahead and outline the essentially unpredictable events that could knock their strategies and investments off course.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 8:24 am
Emerging market currencies have had one of their worst years in a decade, but bruised investors tempted by what they see as cheap valuations are hoping the U.S. dollar's eight-month resurgence will end and the world won't tip into recession.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 8:32 am
Elliott Management has taken a stake in Pernod Ricard and wants the family-backed French drinks company to try to improve its performance via cost cuts and a potential merger with a rival.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 2:24 pm
Poor competition in the market for advice to pension fund trustees has resulted in "substantial customer detriment", Britain's competition watchdog said on Wednesday.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 11:51 am
Life in London's financial district will appear little changed when Britain leaves the European Union on March 29, defying predictions of an exodus of high-flyers to rival centres like Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 10:57 am
BlackRock and other investment houses have slashed their budgets for external research by as much as half after the introduction of new European Union rules, piling pressure on stockbrokers, a senior executive at the world's top asset manager said on Tuesday.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 9:43 am
The head of one of Europe's largest asset managers has called for global regulators to ban cryptoassets, scorning them for wiping out people's savings.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 9:42 am
Hedge funds have struggled badly in 2018, but would be faring far worse were they not on the right side of two of the most reliable trades of the year: a flattening U.S. yield curve and a stronger dollar.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 9:40 am
A worrying sign of inversion in the U.S. Treasury bond curve is dulling the appeal of the developed world's highest-yielding bond market for foreign investors.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:11 pm
A worrying sign of inversion in the U.S. Treasury bond curve is dulling the appeal of the developed world's highest-yielding bond market for foreign investors.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 10:27 am
Royal London, Britain's largest mutual life, pensions and investment firm, said on Tuesday its Chairman Rupert Pennant-Rea will leave at the end of 2018, and be replaced by Standard Life Aberdeen board member Kevin Parry.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 7:46 am
Global investors managing $32 trillion (£25 trillion) in assets have called on governments to accelerate steps to combat climate change, as policymakers meet for talks at a United Nations conference in Poland.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 3:11 pm
Deep losses in Amazon Inc , Apple Inc , Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc have left the former tech favourites at their lowest earnings multiples in years, offering potential bargains to cold-blooded investors looking to buy stocks at a time of heightened fear.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 1:10 pm
Pressure on oil companies to tackle climate change is growing after an activist group for the first time filed a shareholder resolution urging BP to set hard targets for reducing overall carbon emissions.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 10:22 am
The onset of a U.S. recession could take longer than usually thought after key points of the Treasury yield curve invert, as a surge in U.S. short-dated debt issuance has altered the dynamics of the Treasury market and other indicators show an economic downturn is farther off.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:27 am
Large private companies in Britain will have to comply with governance standards for the first time from 2020 in a response to the collapse of unlisted retailer BHS that left thousands of people out of a job.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 7:35 am
As members of Parliament gather in Britain's parliament on Tuesday to vote on the future of the country's relationship with Europe, traders in London's financial hub will be bracing for a potential burst of market turmoil that could affect the Brexit process itself.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 7:29 am
Facebook Inc's losses are becoming other companies' gains.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 5:09 pm
Britain will suspend its top tier investor visas, which require 2 million pounds ($2.55 million) in investment, as part of a drive to crack down on organised crime and money laundering.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 11:20 am
Institutional investors have grown more cautious about the outlook for British assets ahead of a key vote on Brexit in Parliament next week, according to a quarterly survey by State Street Corporation .
Posted: December 6, 2018, 10:26 am