Stock Markets

Second bitcoin futures debut could lure volume to wild market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin investors expect futures volumes to perk up when CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME), the world's largest derivatives exchange …

Bitcoin

Saudi Arabia stocks higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.25%

Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the Transport, Building & Construction and Petrochemicals …

Financial Markets

U.S. employers say CVS-Aetna deal would affect health-benefits decisions: survey

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Corp’s (N:CVS) proposed purchase of Aetna Inc (N:AET) will affect decision-making by a majority of large and mid-size U.S. …

Financial Markets

Steinhoff scandal points to major gaps in stopping unethical corporate behaviour

<i>A corporate scandal unfolding around one of the largest businesses coming out of South Africa, Steinhoff, has become a major cause for concern. It</i> …

Economy

Strike briefly shuts down Israel over Teva Pharm job cuts

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's main public-sector labor union went on a half-day strike on Sunday, closing the airport, the stock exchange, banks and …

Financial Markets

Thai Bev's unit seeks to buy a near $5 billion stake in Sabeco

Ho CHI MINH CITY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam's trade ministry said on Sunday that Vietnam Beverage Co Ltd, a unit of Thai Beverage (SI:TBEV), was …

Financial Markets

Historic draw declared in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to Sydney

<b>A dead heat has been declared for the first time in Clipper Race history, with both Great Britain and Nasdaq to share eighth place in Race 4: The</b> …

Sailing

Aussie market set to start week higher

The Australian share market is expected to start the week higher, buoyed by a strong lead from Wall Street and a win for the Liberal Party's John …

Economy

Oxford bond debut success shows UK universities another course

LONDON (Reuters) - The success of Oxford University's $1 billion bond, the first in its 1,000-year history, is good news for Britain's top academic …

Financial Markets

CSX CEO Harrison dies days after medical leave announced

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CSX Corp (O:CSX) Chief Executive Hunter Harrison has died, the freight railway operator said on Saturday, just a few days after …

Business

General Electric: A Top Stock Pick For 2018?

General Electric's shares sell close to multi-year lows, are widely oversold.<p>However, GE has provided income investors with dividend visibility going …

Stocks

China Seeks Financial Cooperation With U.K.

China wants to deepen financial and investment links with the U.K. as Britain seeks to boost two-way trade once it leaves the European Union.<p>Vice …

Business

The FTSE 100’s unpopular stocks are a great way to boost your pension pot

While the FTSE 100 has enjoyed a prosperous 2017 so far, a number of its incumbents have failed to deliver rising share prices. In fact, many shares …

Stocks

Final Republican Tax Bill Slashes Corporate Rate

Congressional Republicans’ final tax legislation proposes cutting taxes as expected for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans, …

Jeff Flake

The Quick…And the Left Behind: Dow Gains 140 Points as Tax Reform Might Really Happen

Stocks finished the week at all-time highs as the <b>Republicans</b> in <b>Congress</b> inched closer to passing their tax reform bill.<p>The <b>S&P 500</b> rose 0.9% this week …

Markets

CTAExpo Recap: The First Futures Conference After Bitcoin Futures Launched

Last Thursday, (December 14, 2017), I moderated a panel at the Emerging Manager Forum in Miami, Florida. The Emerging Manager Forum is my favorite industry conference for emerging managers. The bulk of the conference is focused on futures and alternative investments but traditional managers were …

Bitcoin

How the FTSE 100 has changed since 1984 - and what it says about UK plc

Just Eat has entered the FTSE 100 today along with paper and packaging firm DS Smith and technology company Halma.<p>The UK's top stock market operates a fairly brutal one-in-one-out policy of promotion and relegation based on the market value of publicly listed companies.<p>Just Eat's acquisition of …

Brutal

Former PM takes on UK-China investment role

<b>David Cameron is to take on a new official role leading a UK government investment initiative between Britain and China.</b><p>The former prime minister will take charge of a £750m ($1bn) fund to improve ports, roads and rail networks between China and its trading partners.<p>The government said the …

Business

Fin24.com | Why the JSE won't suspend trade of Steinhoff shares - yet

Suspending trade of Steinhoff shares will be prejudicial to shareholders and not the company, says JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King.

Business (South Africa)

Gold Seeker Weekly Wrap-Up: Gold and Silver Gain Roughly 1% on the Week

Gold gained $8.90 to $1261.90 by a little after 8AM EST before it dropped back to $1253.50 by late morning, but it then edged back higher into the …

Gold

Wall Street opens higher on tax bill optimism

Wall Street opened higher on Friday as investors were optimistic about the passage of the Republican's much-awaited tax overhaul bill by the year-end.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 130.85 points, or 0.53 percent, to 24,639.51. The S&P 500 gained 12.6 points, or 0.475111 percent, to 2,664.61. …

Markets

BSE Star MF processes 1-crore transactions worth Rs 75,000 crore

Leading stock exchange BSE on Friday said its mutual fund distribution platform has processed a record one crore transactions in the current fiscal, …

India

Bargain Booze saves 1,100 jobs in Central Convenience stores deal

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality has saved 1,100 jobs after buying more than 100 convenience stores in a £25 million deal following the collapse of …

News (Ireland)

U.S. renewable fuel industry relieved as Republicans keep tax credits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. renewable energy industry expressed relief after a compromise Republican tax bill released late on Friday preserved …

Financial Markets

Wall Street powers to new high in late afternoon surge

December 15, 2017<p>US stocks are looking to close out the week with a bang on Friday, with the three main indices all powering to new record highs …

Markets

Nigeria:Bank of the Year

[This Day] The United Bank for Africa has ended the year on a flying note, picking up some of the most important awards in the global and local …

Banking

Telecoms lead Wall Street’s weekly gains

December 15, 2017<p>Wall Street notched record closing highs on Friday and ended the week on the front foot, fuelled by optimism on tax reform and …

Markets

class

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans’ final tax legislation proposes cutting taxes as expected for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class …

Jeff Flake

Metlife says it failed to pay some pensions, flags hit to reserves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Metlife Inc (N:MET) failed to pay pensions to potentially tens of thousands of people and will have to strengthen its reserves …

Business

Sensex climbs as exit polls project BJP win in Gujarat

Benchmark equity indices gained ground on Friday after exit polls projected an electoral victory for the ruling BJP in Gujarat.<p>Indian markets, …

India