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    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    It was a bad night for Ukip after Labour held off its challenge in Stoke but Labour could hardly crow after The Conservatives took Copeland in Cumbria....
    23h
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    Hi Nitoryu. Yes, whatever the rights and wrongs of the constitutional reform plan, Renzi came to be perceived as an establishment figure upon whom the EU were...
    23h
    Nitoryu Nitoryu
    I see your point, Martin
  • 4d
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    Unilever shares fell approximately 10% after the European open before finding some support at around the £35 level. They were at £35.07 at 0857 GMT.
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    fxtime fxtime
    If Mike Pence fails to clarify what (if anything) Trump really intends we will have to await the ''What about Sweden'' faux pas to resurface LOL. Well...
  • Article / 14 February 2017 at 14:47 GMT

    Kobayashi euro

    Head of Trading / The ECU Group plc
    United Kingdom
    Kobayashi euro
    Despite a recent uptick in economic growth and inflation in Europe, the region's prospects are not so rosy, since much of the improvement is due to base effects and energy prices. Financial markets today look to Fed chief Janet Yellen for clues on monetary policy, and we argue that US fiscal policy "trumps" monetary policy at the current juncture.
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  • Article / 13 February 2017 at 6:06 GMT

    3 Numbers: US inflation expectations shift higher

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: US inflation expectations shift higher
    While 1970s-style robust price rises are a long way off for the US, there's no doubt that the Fed is going to have to push harder against rising inflation even if the odds are low for a near-term rate hike. Meanwhile, two stockmarkets that are on a tear are worth watching – the Brexit-inspired FTSE 100 and Argentina's much revived Merval.
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  • Article / 07 February 2017 at 14:00 GMT

    May could sacrifice UK House speaker at Trump altar

    Managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    May could sacrifice UK House speaker at Trump altar
    UK prime minister Theresa May might have to sacrifice Houses of Parliament speaker John Bercow after he breached the impartiality of his office to launch a thinly-veiled attack on US president Donald Trump. How she handles it could prove to be a microcosm of the future 'special relationship' she wants so badly.
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    09 February
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    Conservative MP James Duddridge has written to the prime minister to ask for ministers to be given free rein in the event of a no confidence vote...
  • Article / 03 February 2017 at 14:02 GMT

    The end of the beginning?

    Head of Trading / The ECU Group plc
    United Kingdom
    The end of the beginning?
    The Bank of England has released its "Super Thursday" data bonanza and it would appear that the bank feels we are entering a new stage of the UK's post-Brexit circumstance.
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  • Article / 02 February 2017 at 8:01 GMT

    Morning Markets: Exit door beckons for dollar

    Managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: Exit door beckons for dollar
    The post-election dollar surge underpinned by the Trumpflation trade is beginning to look like it is in full-on retreat as the indications are that the firebrand president is increasingly pursuing a weaker-dollar strategy. The Fed meanwhile watches on and wrings its hands.
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