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'Brexit': should the UK stay or go?

Mon, 30/12/2013 - 13:53
Dec 30 - With 2014 expecting to see the UK's main political parties jockeying for position ahead of parliamentary elections mid-2015, attention is shifting to a key pledge from prime minister, David Cameron: that UK voters will be offered their say on Britain's membership of the EU, in a conclusive in/out referendum. David Pollard asks whether a UK exit or 'Brexit' would be good for the UK.
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Breakingviews: Monte Paschi and the demise of a friendship

Mon, 30/12/2013 - 13:30
Dec. 30 - Monte dei Paschi and Sienese charity that owns a third of it were once firm friends. But with both sides under acute financial strain, the two are at each others throats, says Breakingviews.
Categories: Financial Media

Reuters Today: 2-year slump in store for bond markets

Mon, 30/12/2013 - 11:00
Dec. 30 - The fall in global bond prices is likely to continue for some time to come, says NAB's Tom Vosa, as the world economy enters a period of more balanced growth.
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China and the art of keeping 1.3 billion people happy

Mon, 30/12/2013 - 07:42
Dec. 30 - It’s the country’s biggest propaganda campaign in decades, using old Chinese folk arts to help fill a void left by rapid modernization. But can clay figurines soothe away public anger over corruption?
Categories: Financial Media

Breakingviews: Japan’s stock market has more room to rise

Mon, 30/12/2013 - 06:50
Dec. 30 - Foreign buyers have helped propel Japan’s biggest stock market rally in more than 40 years, but a government tax-free scheme for domestic buyers could fuel the market further in 2014.
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Data-embedded plastic promises new level of security

Sun, 29/12/2013 - 16:56
Dec. 29 - A new way of embedding data into plastic could revolutionise personal security for credit cards, mobile phones and even cars. Engineers at the Warwick Manufacturing Group in the UK have developed the technology with new polymer injection moulding techniques. Joel Flynn has more.
Categories: Financial Media

Stocks see-saw as yields, oil rise

Sat, 28/12/2013 - 01:58
Dec. 27 - Summary: Equities dip as 10-year note tops 3 percent yield and oil tops $100; Twitter grounded by downgrade; Target admits debit card PINs stolen, but says data "secure"; GM issues major China recall. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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Time for Twitter stock stumble?

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 22:15
Dec. 27 - Twitter was the biggest tech IPO of the year- and its stock has rocketed- but as it soars to new highs, the bubble talk is getting louder. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Categories: Financial Media

UK Boxing Day shopping rush slows

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 18:53
Dec. 27 - After an initial rush to the UK high street for the Boxing Day sales, only 0.5% more shoppers showed up than last year, final figures from retail data company Springboard show. Hayley Platt reports.
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Twitter stock run up is dangerous-S&P Capital IQ's Kessler

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 18:28
Dec. 27 - Scott Kessler says the surge in shares of Twitter since its debut is momentum driven, and investors should sell shares. He expects the stock to fall to $43 in the next 12 months. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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Monte Paschi pushes cash call vote to Saturday

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 17:02
Dec. 27 - Italy's Monte dei Paschi has received another setback as its top investor looks set to delay a 3-billion-euro ($4 billion) capital increase the Italian lender needs to reimburse state aid and avert nationalistion. Hayley Platt reports.
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Breakingviews: Europe will court shutdown in 2014

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 13:30
Dec. 27 - European Parliament elections take place next year and fringe groups are set give mainstream parties a run for their money. But Breakingviews says a U.S.-style shutdown is unlikely.
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Reuters Today: Now, for the post-taper tantrum!

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 11:00
Dec. 27 - Equity markets remain buoyant, but in early 2014 once the reality of Fed tapering begins to sink in it could be a different story, says IdeaGlobal Managing Director Mike Gallagher.
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Asia Week Ahead: Nikkei ends the year with a bang

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 07:35
Dec. 27 - Japan's stock market is set to be Asia's top major performer in 2013. Investors will also look to India data to see whether the country is getting back on track.
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